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Sunday, 25 January 2015

DAVE McENERY (RED RIVER DAVE) "Jailhouse Blues"

Ol' Red River Dave rarely let an opportunity pass by without penning some ditty about the trials and troubles of life. T Texas Tyler attracted Dave's attention back in 1958 when Tyler was caught by the law in possession of a small amount of marijuana. I haven't been able to ascertain whether or not Tyler received a custodial sentence for this heinous crime? Whether he did or not is academic because Dave McEnery quickly recorded and released "Jailhouse Blues" on his own YODELING label, which I note from the label was issued in YODELING's "1958 Juke Box Series" which I suspect was the sole release in that particular series.




PLEASE NOTE "Did The Gypsy Lie?" is a bit noisy





Sunday, 18 January 2015

BURCHFIELD BROTHERS

Another selection of Sacred Offerings, this time from The Burchfield Brothers, once again I have no idea who the Brothers were, where they hailed from, and did they record anything else other than the four recordings featured here. The master numbers suggest that there may be at least four unissued recordings sitting in the vaults somewhere.














Sunday, 11 January 2015

TURNER BROTHERS - ACORN EP

I have no idea which Turner Brothers these are; I assume that it is Red and Lige Turner, reunited after an absence of some fifteen years or so.














Sunday, 4 January 2015

VIRGEL BOZMAN - HOT ROD RECORDS

Ry Cooder was once asked what was the most difficult task he had ever undertaken, without any hesitation Cooder replied "Trying to recreate that old valve sound in the recording studio". Every time I recall this I am reminded of recordings like Virgel Bozman's "Way Down Here In Mississippi", in which you can hear the lovely rounded tones of the unidentified guitarist.





Sunday, 19 October 2014

RAYMOND WEBB on RICH-R'-TONE

The RICH-R'-TONE label, in its original incarnation, was a fascinating concern that turned out a esoteric selection of releases during the late forties and early fifties. Known primarily for its Bluegrass offerings, the label did release material from across the Country Music spectrum. Here is one of the later issues, an odd beast, which celebrates the musical diversity that was to be found on the label, Raymond Webb later had a release on KYVA, however, that was more mainstream Hillbilly. I just love the pianist, who may or may not be John Henry Eston, the composer of "Bucket Special".






Saturday, 11 October 2014

JACK CARDWELL - JIM FOLSOM Campaign Songs

Alabama state Governor "Big" Jim Folsom was first elected to office in January 1947, his four year term ending in January 1951. Folsom served a second term as Governor from 1955 to 1959. In 1962 he stood again, but was defeated in the primaries by George Wallace, who then went on to be elected as Governor. Prior to Folsom's run off against George Wallace Jack Cardwell recorded two campaign songs in 1962 for Folsom. The first was a single sided King Custom pressed disc on the LE NOIR label on which Cardwell was accompanied by Luke McDaniel and his band. Although the record label states that the recording is three minutes long, in reality the song only runs for one minute thirty six seconds. The second song was a commercial release issued on the Alabama CINEMA label, the flip side of this release was by Roland Johnson, who turns in a decent rendition of Arlie Duff's "Y'All Come".








Sunday, 5 October 2014

THE MILLER BROTHERS - SOME EARLY RECORDINGS

Before recording for the 4 STAR label, the Miller Brothers made a dozen sides for a DELTA Label, first in Dallas, and then (later) in Wichita Falls. Here we have the four sides, recorded around 1947, at the ULTRA TONE Recording Studios in Dallas. According to Prague Franks' Miller Brothers discography  the band's line up was  Jay Starnes (Vocal – where noted). Sam Gibbs (Guitar), Leon Gibbs (Fiddle), Nat Gibbs (Bass), Lee Cochran (Trumpet), Forrest Fulcher (Sax), Clyde Smith (Sax), Pauline Fulcher (Piano), Bob Steed (Drums).


Dead Wax DR 101





Dead Wax DR 102


NOTE - FOLLOWING AUDIO FILES ARE NOISY



Dead Wax DR 103




Dead Wax DR 104


Thanks To Phil Tricker

MILLER BROTHER DISCOGRAPHY

countrydiscography.blogspot.com/2012/05/miller-brothers.html