Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Bemouré on Reality Records



36747 - You'll Never Know
36748 - Find A Love 

Reality Records

both sides written by Dave Butt


All info is there on label. No clue about the artist or the label.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Doc Sooner on Southern Pride

Doc Sooner
38871 – Elvis
wr. Odell Owens

Southern Pride

Doc Sooner
 38872 – Truck Driving Man
wr. Odell Owens

Southern Pride

 Recorded and Manufactured by Rite Record Productions, Inc.


Friday, January 13, 2023

Lee Carpenter and The Knights



Lee Carpenter and The Knights
32490 - (Legend Of The) Ring In The Oak
(Walter Fountain, Singing River Pub., BMI)
A Marion Carpenter Production
River Records

Lee Carpenter and The Knights
32490 - In Old Biloxi
(Walter Fountain, Singing River Pub., BMI)
A Marion Carpenter Production
River Records

River Records discography, see

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Babe Ruth Wyatt

Babe Ruth Wyatt
RCM Records
Winchester, Kentucky



38947 - Love At The First Sight
(D. Wyatt, Bill Martin Music BMI)

38948 - One Too Many Times
(D. Wyatt, Bill Martin Music BMI)

Cora "Ruth" Wyatt, age 85, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, December 16, 2021. 

She was born on October 4, 1936, in Liberty, KY, the daughter of the late Edward and Verna (nee McFarland) Coffman. Ruth worked at Pillsbury Company in Hamilton for many years then retired from General Motors. After retirement Ruth followed her dream to sing and play music. She performed at the world-famous Tootie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN where she met many people a made many great memories.

RCM discography

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Congo Song (Caveman Records)


8341 - Jeff Samson and the Western Band
Weary River
8342 - Vocal by Rod Barton and the Congolese
The Congo Song

Caveman Records

Both songs writtent by Ned Williams, published by Active Music (ASCAP). Audio files and images found here


Bobby Lee Trammell (Atlanta Records, LP)


Bobby Lee Trammell
Arkansas Twist
Atlanta LPM 1503
Distributed by Sanwayne Records

Dead wax info :
Side 1 Etched ): RITE 989 9575-2 ATLANTA LP A #1
Side 2 Etched ): RITE 1027 9576 ATLANTA 1503 B #1

For info, track listing & images, see discogs

Quite unusual : two different Rite account numbers on A and B sides

Tuesday, August 30, 2022


The Alexander Family With The Happyland Trio
Far Far Away

Harp Records

A1        Far Far Way
A2        The Great Gilted Hall
A3        Give Me Faith
A4        Traveling The Highway Home
A5        Crying Holy Unto The Lord
A6        Shutin Prayer

B1        Satan Is Real
B2        Let Me Walk Lord By Your Side
B3        Preach The Gospel
B4        A Million Years In Glory
B5        Let Me Walk With You Jesus
B6        Be Careful Of Stones You Throw

Dallas Alexander with children Dallas Jr., Elsie, Ronald and Linda, age 7 does the recitation on two songs. Dallas Alexander was born in Jackson County, Kentucky. Started playing guitar at the age of 14, playing at Renfro Valley and other radio stations in Kentucky. Moved to Ohio in 1954.


The Happyland Trio : Ron Caddell of Norwood, Ohio, Albert Fox of Norwood, Ohio and Charlie Chamberlin, all born in Kentucky.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

WAOK Gospel Caravan


From 1964. There is no artist credited or track list on labels, but photo of Brother Esmond Patterson, host of the Gospel Caravan, is indeed on the cover.  According to discogs, "RITE 1367 12919 Curtom" can be found in dead wax. Did Curtis Mayfield had some involvement in this release?  But in 1964 he was still in Chicago and came later to Atlanta. Who knows?

Anyway, presumably, it's quite probable that is the same LP which was nationally re-issued in 1965 by Savoy Records with, this time, artists duly credited (see below). Tracks in the zipped file (see bottom of this page) are from the Savoy release.

Gospel Caravan on Hallelujah


Gospel Caravan
[no artist credited]

13433 - Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross (Traditional)
13434 - Gilmer's Prayer (Willie Gilmer)



Bro. Esmond Patterson was a Gospel music radio host and concert promoter in Atlanta, Georgia. Known for his signature attire, the tuxedo, Bro. Esmond Patterson gave many local and national gospel artists an opportunity to sing and minister on his monthly concert series, The Gospel Caravan. The Caravan would be held in various churches on the first Monday of each month for some 40 plus years.

The singer here is Willie Gilmer (uncredited). Both tracks were issued in 1965 by Savoy Records. Rev. Willie M. Gilmer (1928-2009) was an Atlanta-area gospel singer and preacher. See 45cat
Earlier in 1964, Esmond Patterson produced another Gospel Caravan with 8 tracks from various artists. See next post.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Brosh BR-600 (Plus 2)


Brosh BR-600 (Plus 2)


Kris Arden

Ring Out Sweet Bells Of Christmas 
(Amanda Greiber)

Cara Stewart
Can You Be The Same Again
(Christy Angel)


Lonnie & Angels
Never Again

Cara Stewart
For You

Brosh Records, 3223 W. Birchwood Ave., Milwaukee 21, Wisc.,


Details of copyright as follows:

  • RING OUT SWEET BELLS OF CHRISTMAS; w, m & © Amanda Emma Greiber; 8 Nov 54
  • CAN YOU BE THE SAME AGAIN w & m Christy Angel . © Christy Angel ; 28 Feb 61; EU659983 .
  • NEVER AGAIN ; w Donald Lynn , m Joe Pennypacker . © Donald R. Lynn ; 15 0ct 61 ; EP156706 .
  • FOR YOU ; w Jake Brosh , m Bob Carleton , arr . Nordyke Music Pub . Co. Nordyke . NM : piano arr . & acc . © Jake Brosh ; 27 Jan 59 ; EP127920 .
    FOR YOU ; m Robert Louis Carleton W & © Jake Brosh 14 Feb50 EU193662

Acknowlegement : Mildew's Moldy Music @ YouTube

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Brendan Hanlon and the Bat Men


Brendan Hanlon and the Bat Men

13419 - Christmas Alphabet
(Buddy Kaye-Jules Loman, Budd Music ASCAP)

13450 - Christmas Party
(Hank Levy-Brendan Hanlon, Welz Music ASCAP)

Directed by Will Taylor
Produced by John A'Hern & Joey Welz

Bat Records 2203 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD
Another Fly By Night Recording


After this first obscure single, Brendan Hanlon managed to have three singles on the major Columbia Records in 1967.  In 1973 with Oatis Stephens (who played in Hair, the Broadway show) he authored the song "Ketchup, Indiana, Blues" which paid the rent for eight months.

Native of Boston, Brendan Hanlon studied theatre at Emerson College and, as a graduate student, at Smith College. Thereafter he had a varied career in show business: ballyhooing, clowning, acting in regional theatre for five years as well in television and clubs.

A serious actor with a remarkable record of experience in the regional theaters of America, Brendan was just as proud of his achievements as a clown. As Hobo The Clown he was one of The Agony Trio at Pleasure Island, a Massachusetts amusement park)  Also in clown white, Brendan has made appearances with the Lone Ranger, Lassie and other personalities and has been a frequent visitor on TV variety shows.

He has been a member of the resident companies at Philadelphia's Theatre of the Living Arts, Washington's own Arena Stage and Boston's Charles Playhouse.  His last off Broadway show persuaded him to seek a less tenous life and started a new career of private tax preparer, specializing in the performing arts.  He wrote "The New Tax Guide for Performers, Writers, Directors, Designers and Other Show Biz Folk."

He died of cardiac arrest in Marshfield, Massachusetts, on January 2, 1999. He was 62. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Brosh EP BR-1200

Brosh BR-1200

24149  - Sammy Marshall - Chimes Of Heaven (Anna Smith) / Cara Stewart - Dance With Me (H.P. Reddick)

24150 - Cara Stewart - Love What Is It All About (Pantano-Cain) / Cara Stewart - I'm Coming Home To You (Pantano-Marsh-Lee)

Brosh Records
14 Walnut Street, Carpentersville IL

Note: Bonnie And Nita also recorded Herman Reddick's "Dance With Me" (Preview #1413)

Acknowledgement: Mark Lee Allen (YouTube)