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Sunday, 23 May 2010


A Sad Letter (Side 1) (E3KB 0600)
(Billy Barton – M. Kirkland) (American BMI)
Its Just Got To End (Side 2) (E3KB 0601)
(Billy Barton – M. Kirkland) (American BMI)

Hear “Its Just Got To End”


  1. I don't download these songs directly to my hard drive. Instead, I start my recording application (Audacity) and play the song. Audacity records it while it plays.

    Before saving the recording to my drive, I make certain changes as necessary, such as removing surface noise, cutting or fading out tails, converting the stereo track to mono, adjusting overall level, etc.

  2. This is it! Nice, awesome hillbilly (no tech. problem) Incidentally, another compo. of Billy Barton.... At last I can reach you, Alan. Every day I visit the site, and enjoy both music and labels.
    Can you help me? I need label scans for my site www.bopping.org. I suppose you don't have time to do that for others, however perhaps you know someone who could...Actually Eddie Noack and Sonny Burns Starday scans. Thanx-a-lot.
    Keep up the great work!
    Xavier (France)