Saturday, May 19, 2018

Eddy Bailes And The Ted Trio (Cozy Records)


Eddy Bailes And The Ted Trio

13523 - Big Boat
13524 - Watcha' Gonna' Do (Without Love)

Cozy 520/521

1964

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Southernaires on Tarheel



The Southernaires

CP-6541 - Sweetie Pie
CP-6542 - Teen-Age Plea

Tarheel Records
1961

According to the copyright book, both songs were written by Carl Tyndall and arranged by Dorothy Tyndall.  The Tyndalls later operated the Twilight label located in Falls Church, Virginia (Twilight Records discography can be found here).
Tarheel suggests a North Carolina location, or perhaps Carl Tyndall came from North Carolina.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Stallions on Outlet



The Stallions

37977 -  For Heaven's Sake (Butch James)
37978 - Dance To The Disco (Butch James)   

Outlet Recordings 50-179
Outlet Records
Box 594
Rocky Mount, Virginia

1977


According to The Danville Register (April 12, 1977) page 8, members of The Stallions were Mike Hall, drums, Lynwood Ervins, rhythm guitar; Ricky Walker, bass  and Butch James, lead singer and guitarist. All from Danville, except Ervins, who lived in Eden, N.C. 

Outlet Records was operated by Rod Shively and produced mainly country, bluegrass and folk albums but very few 45s.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Dave Jones (Inner LP)



Dave Jones 
LP Devil's Child

Side 1 — 15427
Snake Blues / None At All / Tosh's Sunday / Late Train Blues / Money, Money, Money / West Memphis

Side 2 — 15428
No Road Home / Poor Boy / 1000 Miles / Your Lying Eyes / Corner Blues / She Won't / Last Dime Blues / Pretty One / Good Time Man

Inner Records Co. #1

1965

Acoustic folk from Chapel Hill, North Carolina produced by Chris Munger
A folk singing UNC student has turned producer and cut a 12 - inch LP album titled "Devil's Child," recorded on the Inner Records label. Dave Jones, who spent last summer touring the United States and Canada singing and lecturing at many mid-western universities and nightclubs, wrote all 16 songs on the album. Accompanying himself on the 12 - string, Jones displays a great variety of styles from stomping, driving bottleneck blues to intricate finger picking instrumentals and deep moving ballads. During his summer tour he played to, among others, Lynda Baines Johnson (1), as well as numerous college audiences.

The Daily Tar Heel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina (December 12, 1965) :

(1) Lynda Baines Johnson — The oldest daughter of President Johnson





The Tremolo's on Thunderbolt


The Tremolo's

9913 ~ Weird Pickin'  
R. Chabane, I. Horvath, J. Horvath

9914 ~ Side-Stepin'
E. Horvath, R. Cerato, R. Chabane

Thunderbolt TR 45-100

A pair of instrumentals from Michigan
1963





Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mel Rearick / Pat And Anna Mae on ARM


Side A
22515
Mel Rearick (narrator)
Homer Gross And The Country Squires Band



A Letter To The President
(wr. James  Liprando)

Side B
22516
Pat And Anna Mae
Homer Gross And The Country Squires Band



Cincinnati, Ohio

ARM 1001
RD # 3;  Leechburg Pa.
1968


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Roosevelt Hughley / Sunlight Gospel Singers



Roosevelt Hughley / Sunlight Gospel Singers


[CP-5075] - Follow Jesus
[CP-5076] - Till I Reach My Home

Helene Records 45-02
(WCP 2/WCP 3)
1961

Rite numbers in dead wax .

The tiny Wende Recording Studios were located in Orlando, first at 219 E. South St.and then, in 1958, at 2313 Conway Rd. WE SPECIALIZE IN WEDDINGS - CHILDREN'S VOICES - PARTIES "Capture today what you'll cherish tomorrow" Prices Most Reasonable read the ads published by the Orlando Sentinel in late fifties.
Several records were published on various labels such as Helene (The Rebel Rousers from Missouri), Valiant (Tommy Harbin), Sherr (Big Lee) and on the Wende imprint (Betty L. Brannon, The Hoppers, The Zephyrs, The Frady Sisters)


Monday, March 5, 2018

Miss Cloteal Lewis on SAS





Beyond The Bridge


23595 
Miss Cloteal Lewis & The Gospel Impressions
Beyond The Bridge

23596
Richard Evans & The Gospel Impressions
I've Got A Learning From The Lord

SAS Records
Dayton, Ohio
1969


Miss Cloteal Lewis
Born in Arcadia, Clairborne Parish, Louisiana to Ora and Nathan Lewis. She was the owner and operator of Cloteals Beauty Shop.  She studied piano and organ at the Miami Conservatory of Music. She was a composer, and wrote and published her own lyrics and music for piano.  Sister Lewis was a member of Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church, where she held numerous positions. She received numerous awards for her service in the community.
Miss Cloteal Lewis, age 88, a resident of Dayton since 1944, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Carriage Inn Nursing Center.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hisel and Gerldean Carpenter


Hisel and Gerldean Carpenter
Most Requested Hymns
Jewel LPM 121
1968


Side 1 [21323]

1. It's Me Again Lord
2. Way Upon The Mountain
3. After All
4. He Loves Me More And More
5. Wil You Meet Me Over Yonder
6. Richest Poor Man On This Earth

Side 2 [21324)

1. God Our Maker
2. On The Sunny Banks Of Sweet Deliverance
3. Saved Thru Jesus Blood
4. House But Not A Home
5. I Never Shall Forget The Day
6. Wasted Years

Engineered and produced by Rusty York


Musicians :
Denny Rice- piano
Bill Wolfinberger - bass
Dennis Hensley - guitar
Jr. Boyer - steel
Gordon Larkin - drums



Gerldeanand Hisel Carpenter

Hisel Carpenter
2225 Test Rd.
Richmond, Indiana


Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Best Of The Unknown Songwriters (Grand Recording Co.)




(no artist named) -- Sounds Of Music:  "The Best Of The Unknown Songwriters"

Side one - 28349
I'll Follow Along Behind You (Dallas Green)
You Got To Be A Habit With Me (Herschel E. Guy)
Yours With All My Love (Eleanor McKissick)
Break Bread With Your Brothers (Herschell E. Guy)
Our Flag (Victor D. Harris)
A Lonely Man (Robert E. Whitehead)

Side Two - 28350
The Jolly Jolly Life (Ellsworth J. Leach)
Heal My Soul (Martin Blackwell)
Denied The Claim (Loretta Keseric)
All Wrong (Julia P. Pruett)
Someone I Used To Know (R. A. Harrison)
Wake Up The Daisies (Frances E. Lowe)

Grand Recording Co., 1354 Hancock St., Quincy, Mass.  One of the several song poem companies owned by Ted Rosen. 
In running his Halmark label as a perverse parody of a legitimate record company, Ted Rosen went beyond the constrained thinking of other song-poem entrepreneurs. Lesser minds in similar positions sought to foster the illusion of legitimacy via the inclusion of, at minimum, the recording artist's name amid the printed information on their labels. But Rosen ignored such trifling conventions, reserving the space instead for the listing of the song-poet's home address, an appeal to vanity one step beyond that of his competitors. You might equally think that a company that operated entirely through the mails might prefer to publish its own postal address on the labels. Bah! There again, Ted Rosen scoffed.
...more American Song-Poem Archives


Popular Electronics ad, July 1973

A reader of the Asbury Park Press (New Jersey) asked for some advice in 1974 regarding songs he had written:
I have written some songs which I hope to sell. Can you give me any advice on having them recorded for sale? What about companies which offer to help songwriters? J.D., Brick Township 
 And here was the answer:
The odds against the nonprofessional who hopes to successfully sell songs are immense. It's like having the insurance salesman who Hives next door fill your tooth it can be a painful and unhappy experience. Talent Inc., North Quincy, Mass., is one company which has advertised that it can help songwriters. It has conducted an extensive business with hopeful songwriters by mail. The company has admitted to a long list of misrepresentations cited in a Federal Trade Commission complaint.   Understanding those misrepresentations, may guide you in any future dealings.   First. Talent Inc. failed to tell those with whom it contracted that the company has never produced or recorded a song for a customer that earned any royalties.   The company misrepresented its size and earned employes used pseudonyms so that it appeared there were more employes than there actually were.   In misrepresenting its size and ability to help the company also used the names Grand Recording Co., Cathedral Recording Co., Chapel Recording Co., Country and Western Recording Co., Music Hall Recording Co., and Meloday Lane.   The company and its principals misrepresented that songs were "evaluated" and that some were not accepted; that songs recorded would be released by record companies and that songwriters could expect to earn royalties. Talent Inc. misrepresented that it maintained a copyright service and that writers should copyright their work. The company misrepresented that it charged only minimum or special prices, and falsely claimed it had songwriters to write music for customers' lyrics and that its employes consulted with vocalists, vocalists groups, and background orchestras. Customers were not told, according to the FTC complaint, that when their songs were recorded the background music was "pre-recorded" and was not provided by a live orchestra. Customers were falsely encouraged to believe that radio stations might be interested in playing records made by Talent Inc.   The FTC complaint says the records made were hand cut and were unsuitable for use in commercial promotion. Customers were also encouraged to buy various "services" sold by Talent Inc. in the mistaken belief that these services could help promote their records. To sum up, since no one earned royalties, it's clear that the only ones helped by Talent Inc. were its owners. Be cautious in dealing with any company offering to help sell your songs. The misrepresentations mentioned above are common to other companies.
Asbury Park Press from Asbury Park, New Jersey · May 22, 1974 .Page 40