Monday, October 30, 2017

Yal Henry's White House Ten on Roxie

Yal Henry's White House Ten

CP-4659 - Sullivan's Dream
CP-4660 - Gypsy Wedding Day
Harry McGinty - Netta Morris; McGinty Music

Roxie 249

Harry McGinty, who composed the music of "Gypsy Wedding Day" owned the Roxie label. Lyrics are from the pen of Netta Symes Morris, a one-time singer with the Royal Opera House in London, and Dean of the Institute of Fine Arts in Miami.
"Sullivan's Dream" is an instrumental.  The uncredited female singer on "Gypsy" is possibly Cara Stewart.
A discography of Roxie Records can be found here

Rowland Clarke on Rowark

Rowland Clarke

36115 - Bottle On The Table
36116 - Amtrack 302

Rowark Records

Recorded at RPM Recording Studios, Madison, Ill.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sophia Austin, Jr. (A-B Record Co.)

Sophia Austin, Jr.

32095 - Love, Love Your Man
Sophia Austin
32096 - Save Your Love
Clark C. Bennings

A-B Record, Co.

A for Austin, B for Bennings I guess.  "earthy ethereal inept Soul" according to this ebay listing


Friday, October 20, 2017

Wanted : Sue Noble on Su-No

Sue Noble

Black Is Black (40" clip only alas)

Su-No Records

b/w Daddy Frank

Early-1970s private pressing by Su-No Records-- --Unusual take on the Los Bravos hit

Sound clip & label from ebay saved some six years ago. Comment above was from the seller. How right he is.  Certainly unusual. Su-No obviously was Sue Noble's own label, that's all I can say.  Never see this record again.   I certainly would like to hear the complete song.  

Please leave a comment if you have any info on this record and/or on Sue Noble.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mike Tate (Bill Lamb Productions)

Mike Tate
TNT & Friends

37277 - B-U-I-C-K
37278 - Cadillac Cowboy

Recorded at Bill Lamb Productions
Flint, Michigan

Mike Tate was a Fisher Body #1 employee who had a country western band that played weekends at the Old Silver Rail Saloon in Flint.  He was also heard on the early morning Buick Factory Whistle Radio Show. Song tells about his job building Buicks.  Mike died in 1976.
Bill Lamb who hosted the "Buick Factory Whistle" radio show on Country WKM/FLINT, MI, which dubbed itself "the Country music capital of the north," for 26 years, and owned the BILL LAMB RECORDS store on Harrison Street in downtown Flint, passed away in 2015.

One copy is for sale here

Monday, October 2, 2017

Charlie Rash Strides Again

Charlie Rash Strides Again
(Piano Solos)

C. K. Records

Side 1 - 39987
1. Casa Loma Stomp    
2. Dina    
3. Satin Doll    
4. Doin' The Racoon    
5. 12th Street Rag    
Side 2 - 39988
1. Prince Of Wails    
2. Toot Toot Tootsie    
3. Ida    
4. Back To The Jungle    
5. Ain't Misbehavin'    
Recording: John Teachout
Idiom Recording Co.
March 28, 1978

C.K. Records
1000 S. 7th Street
Ann Arbour, Michigan

Charlie Andrew Rasch (1937-2011) was a well-known Jazz/Ragtime pianist in the Detroit area of Michigan. He was featured in about a dozen albums. He was born in Detroit and began formal piano schooling at age six. Margaret Anderson was his teacher. Under her guidance he was one of the winners of an all City of Detroit classical contest, age fourteen group.

Charlie's initial interest in jazz came from listening to his father's record collection. In the early sixties he joined up with Kate Ross, under the management of Warren Ross, to recreate ragtime and traditional jazz music.

Charlie was a graduate from the University of Michigan with an M.A. in fine arts. Upon completion of his college degrees he enlisted in the U.S. Army, served three years, returned home, and began playing piano professionally around the Ann Arbour, Detroit, Toledo area.

On December 16, 2003, a minor planet was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey and named for him: 90397 Rasch (2003 YW4).

Acknowledgements : Charlie Rasch page at Discogs

Note : one of of his albums can be heard in full at YT here

Lois Kaye on Log Cabin

Lois Kaye

16787 - Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello
16788 - He's The Only Boy

Log Cabin 911
 Bom Lois Kaye Edmiston in 1950 in Knox, Indiana; raised in Beecher.  Lois sang in the choir at Beecher high school.  “Mom and I sang with the radio when I was five years old,”  “My parents took me to a country lounge in Chicago Heights Lake-N-Park Inn with the Windy City band and convinced the band leader I should sing with them.

The place was Joe’s lounge on East End avenue and the band leader was Bill Madewell. She sang every Friday and Saturday and earned $25 a night, learning.  Jimmy Skinner, one of the many special guest artists, helped her to cut her first record on the Log Cabin label, a subsidiary of Jewel Records,  when she was 16. 

Other records followed, on Jewel Records (main Rusty York's label), on Wesco Records (a label owned by ex-rockabilly singer Bobby Sisco) and on Ovation Records with which she charted one time on the Billboard Country chart, and this is it, reaching #96 in 1979.

Cover of her Ovation album (1979)