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Sunday, 31 October 2010

RED BARN / WHITE CHURCH - PART 2


For this second instalment I’ve added quite a bit of new information, having trawled the web for several days digging into the beginnings of these two labels which shared the same number series. I already submitted a few words in the comments section for Part 1. Since then I’ve been finding out more as I’ve gone along. For many years it was thought that the operation originated as White Church but it now seems all but certain that Red Barn was started in Chicago by ex-rustic comic Delbert (Deb) Dyer with the release of a Ted West record previously unknown to me but now posted here by Al. While there is no number on the labels, 1051 & 1052 are clearly seen in the dead wax, which would precede the first known Blackwood Bros Quartet release at 1053.


White Church has been described as originating with a Christian ministry based operation in Chicago and it could well have started as early as the latter part of 1946. This organization could have been known as the Christian Education Service. Christian Education Service may actually be the true label name of the early Blackwood Bros label records, as seen in the scan. It shows the Kansas City location but there were copies out of Chicago as well. Around the bottom of the label in large letters is ‘Christian Education Service’ and in smaller print KC Record Company. This label was probably pressed for the Chicago organization’s own use and it’s possible that White Church didn’t come into existence until after the first large batch of releases. WC pressings could have been made simultaneously for the Quartet to sell themselves or otherwise pressed soon afterwards. Dyer could well have suggested the label name as a companion to his own label which he probably started alone. Dyer may have been called upon (or volunteered) to arrange pressings and it seems clear that he wasn’t a member of the evangelical group at the outset. So while confusion remains, much has been cleared up.


I have traced releases by the Blackwood’s on White Church from 1053 (confirmed as their first record) up to 1064, with the exception of gaps at 1054, 1056 and 1061. Following this there is a short interim period beginning with The Goodwill Family at WC 1065 with Red Barn probably not reappearing until the Tex Grimsley release at 1071 (posted here by Al). By the summer of 1947, as the KC Record Company, Dyer had moved operations to Kansas City, Missouri when Billboard reported on September 13 that ‘ex-rustic comic Deb Dwyer (sic) who has been associated with John Lair and the Renfro Valley Barn Dance . . has set up a deal with several outstanding folk artist singing groups’. It goes on to report that he had set up the White Church Record Company, Kansas City through which he has recorded the Blackwell Brothers (sic) and the Homeland Harmony Quartet. It adds: ‘The two combos will sell and distribute their own platters under terms of the deal’ (read custom pressings). The reason for Dyer’s relocating could well have been to distance himself from the evangelical group’s watchful eye. However reports and ads confirm that he did at least retain an office in Chicago. Also, a list of 18 distributors in October 1948 includes KC Record Sales as a distributor in each city. This confirms that he was selling plenty of the artist financed ‘custom records himself.

Returning to later 1947, the Homeland Harmony Quartet would soon have a massive hit but exactly where 1065 to 1081 originate from isn’t certain, although all labels kept the Chicago location displayed until well into 1948. Following Grimsley, there was a custom label release by the Holden Bros (1072). Of added interest is that the song was “I’m Doing My Time” which Jimmie Skinner must have pitched to them before releasing the record for Red Barn himself at 1101. (He originally auditioned the song for Paul Cohen at Decca in 1945 and this and his complete recorded output through the end of the 50s can be heard on his Bear Family box set). The Holden Bros followed up with a release on 1079 and the company reissued the sacred side of each record which created a White Church 1072/1079 coupling. It is known that Dyer pressed ‘extra copies’ to sell himself, so this release would have created another saleable White Church record for him to market. Certainly he had assumed virtual or total control of the operation during early 1947 and Al has already described early adverts that appeared.

A good number of releases had come out at a pretty rapid pace when White Church 1083 appeared in later 1947. With it came the company’s biggest (and only) bonafide hit - “Gospel Boogie” by Leroy Abernathy & His Homeland Harmony Quartet. Universal Records in Chicago showed interest in picking it up but King Records prevailed and, surprisingly, released it in their “Sepia” series in early 1948. Soon better known as “Everybody’s Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There” the catchy song has become a standard. Although considered quite controversial in some quarters when released, it sold over 200,000 copies and most of those were on White Church rather than King. Sales on White Church were given another boost by the very collectable output of James & Martha Carson who were tremendously popular on radio and the revival meeting circuit. Dyer had seen good sales of a Christmas Album of three records by the Blackwood Bros and promptly put out an album by the Carson’s as well.

With at least 18 releases now on the White Church label, the Blackwoods’ records were selling like hot cakes, both from Dyer’s efforts and through live appearances and mail order sales. Members of the original quartet have confirmed that these were all custom releases pressed by Dyer who must have been confident that he was heading for the big time fast. Clearly dissatisfied, the Blackwood Bros left the label in the early months of 1948. Their last known release was at White Church 1129 after which they started their own Blackwood Bros label out of their home base in Shenandoah, Iowa. It is now clear that any number beyond this point is actually unrelated to the Dyer series. To add to the travails of discographers, their new series commences at 1142 as far as is known and reached at least 1196 by January 1952 when they joined RCA-Victor. However they were allowed to keep their old catalogue available and 45 rpm RCA pressings were mastered as late as 1954. By this time they were getting distribution assistance from the Gospel Supply Co. in Fresno, Ca. They had experienced considerable trouble securing the return of their own masters from Dyer but probably got them by February 1949 when Billboard reports Dyer’s ‘resignation’ from White Church. As a result, most of the Blackwoods’ records for Dyer were eventually repressed on their own label.


When the Chicago addressed labels were used up, Dyer did revise the Red Barn design, remodeling it more closely resemble the striking design used for White Church. We have posted both versions of the label as used for Jimmie Skinner’s first record at 1101, which was probably the last to use the Chicago label. With Skinner’s record selling well, Dyer increased his activities on Red Barn, which had taken a back seat up to this point. He began placing small ads in Billboard, often plugging DJs he wanted to please and a string of releases appeared in the first half of the year. Meanwhile the White Church label continued to proclaim that “10% of net profits goes to the work of the Lord” – so let’s hope that old Deb kept that promise. .

There are signs that he was by mid-1948 looking to become a ‘legitimate’ label. As it happens, Dyer nearly had a hit in with “Lorita’/’Line On The Highway’, a very strong Hillbilly coupling by local artist Elmo Linn. He placed a half page ad in Billboard in October and had the label not been on its last legs, this could have been the key to a more lasting success. But, as Bullet records had done, he made the fatal mistake of dabbling with the Popular market. The song “Rendezvous With A Rose” - penned by Dyer himself - did actually create some noise and was described as a very appealing old-style sentimental song with great sales potential by Billboard. It attracted up to 10 cover versions but there’s little evidence that Dyer’s version on his newly created D&D label saw much daylight, even though publishing by Jay-Dee Music in New York was arranged.


On July 31 the first of many large ads were placed in Billboard for the anticipated hit. An interesting aside to what would turn out to be a disastrous move was that the company was now calling itself Tom and Deb’s Music Syndicate. By the D&D label name we have to guess that Tom’s second name began with a “D”. The first ads showed an attractive woman with Deb’s name under it. The record was described as ‘the nation’s latest love song with the romantic tenor voice of Dick Wong with J. Jack Stout at the organ’. In later ads Wong was dubbed as ‘The Chinese Ambassador of Song’ and his picture finally shown. The top this ad said ‘Confucius say – Chinese Boy Sing American Song Swell’. Finally, probably with several thousand copies in the back room and few sales as the other versions took off, it was stressed that the Wong version was the original and ‘a juke box operator’s dream’. It was still listed in mid-September by Billboard as one of many versions, while previous reviews had alluded to superior backings on some of the other recordings.

The final push by the company was for Elmo Linn in a half page ad, again mentioning the ‘Music Syndicate‘. This and the final obscure releases in the 1190s saw the end of the label by the time that the year was through. Announcing Dyer’s resignation, Billboard stated that he would retain his interest in Tom and Deb’s Music Syndicate. What that entailed we don’t know but his resignation came just as Jim Bulleit of Bullet records was announcing his own. Both had competed with the big labels beyond their resources and had vastly over-extended and overspent on advertising Pop records. What was left isn’t known but Red Barn is listed in the Billboard directory during mid-1952. If it still existed, most of its business was probably from the selling of old stock White Church 78s which would have had a longer shelf life than Red Barn.


The Blackwoods secured their masters during this period while what remained of the other White Church masters were sold off to Sacred Records on the West Coast. Here the label was revived with a 5100 series in high quality vinyl pressings and a modernized design in Blue & White followed by Maroon & Silver. These do however contain a lower percentage of top quality recordings, at least to my musical preference. A few originals were repressed and our example is a repressing of 1119 by James & Martha Carson, who remained popular even beyond the time when Martha went out on her own. By August 1949, Dyer was announcing ‘a unique show business experiment’ in the field of radio at De Kalb, Mo., involving a $10,000 investment drive at $10 per share. For more on this see Billboard for August 12, 1949. The bet is that many people lost their money.

Dave Sax.
(All scans courtesy of Dave Sax)


Later West Coast Release



Friday, 29 October 2010

WHITE CHURCH 1072.A / 1079.A

And now the piece de resistance, the Holden Brothers’ release on WHITE CHURCH.


Jack and Farley Holden, were not actually brothers but friends who met when both were serving with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the nineteen thirties. Jack, who’s real name was Milton Jackson, adopted the Holden persona when he and Farley teemed up to perform as the Holden Brothers before the Second World War. According to Jack Holden the “Brothers” recorded two songs for WHITE CHURCH, at face value that should have been the beginning and end of the story regarding the Holden Brothers tenure on the label. However, it appears that Jack and Farley actually recorded four songs, two of which found their way to WHITE CHURCH; the other two may have been designated for release on RED BARN, but to date there is no evidence to support that notion.

The question is whether the material was actually recorded for WHITE CHURCH (and perhaps RED BARN), or if the material in question was bought in either leased or purchased by WHITE CHURCH?

All four songs were released on the WJBW label, the two non secular titles were then subsequently issued on WHITE CHURCH 1072-A b/w 1079-A. At least one other RED BARN release was issued on both labels, that being Dude Hanks offering at 1076.

WJBW looks like it might be a Radio Station call sign, if that notion is correct the only Radio Station at the time with that call sign was based in New Orleans, but there is no evidence that supports the idea that the Holden Brothers ever worked down in Louisiana. Interestingly the Dude Hanks release fits within the same time frame as the Holden Brothers.

WHITE CHURCH 1072.A / 1079.A
HOLDEN BROS. Featuring EMORY MARTIN, One Arm Banjo Player
Mother’s Not Dead, She Is Only Sleeping (1072.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Dust On The Bible (1079.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)




WJBW 1072
HOLDEN BROS. Featuring EMORY MARTIN, One Arm Banjo Player
Mother’s Not Dead, She’s Only Sleeping (1072.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
I’m Doing My Time (1072.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)


WJBW 1079
HOLDEN BROS. Featuring EMORY MARTIN, One Arm Banjo Player
Dust On The Bible (1079.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Parcel Of Love (1079.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

Thanks to Dave Sax for details of the WJBW releases and for the scan of WJBW 1072.B. Dave Sax also points out that “I’m Doing My Time” is the Jimmie Skinner song, however, the Holden Brothers version actually predates Skinners’ own recording.

Source material: “Pickin’ On Peachtree” Wayne W. Daniel (University Of Illinois Press).

Thursday, 28 October 2010

WHITE CHURCH 1189


WHITE CHURCH 1189
JAMES AND MARTHA
I Ain’t Got Time (1189.A)
(Burford Abner) (No Publisher Noted)
There’s An Open Door Waiting For Me (1189.B)
(James And Martha) (No Publisher Noted)



Wednesday, 27 October 2010

WHITE CHURCH 1119



Second scan above is a later issue of WHITE CHURCH 1119
(Note: Los Angeles location)
Courtesy Dave Sax.

WHITE CHURCH 1119
JAMES AND MARTHA
When He Heard My Plea (1119.A) (deadwax: 1119.AR)
(James W. Roberts) (No Publisher Noted)
JAMES AND MARTHA “BARN DANCE SWEETHEARTS”
He Will Set Your Fields On Fire (1119.B) (deadwax: 1119.BR 1X)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)




Tuesday, 26 October 2010

WHITE CHURCH 1118


WHITE CHURCH 1118
JAMES AND MARTHA
I’m Gonna Let It Shine (1118.A) (deadwax: 1118.AR 1X)
(James W. Roberts) (No Publisher Noted)
Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven (1118.B) (deadwax:
1118.BR 1X) (James W. Roberts) (No Publisher Noted)


Monday, 25 October 2010

WHITE CHURCH

Rather than go through the WHITE CHURCH catalogue release by release, not that I have many records on the label, I propose posting a selection of some of the more interesting issues (although not in numerical sequence) starting with the original version of "Gospel Boogie". I shall then post a numerical listing of the RED BARN / WHITE CHURCH releases that we have noted, corrections or additions would be most welcome.


WHITE CHURCH 1084
LEROY ABERNATHY - HOMELAND HARMONY QUARTET
Gospel Boogie (1084.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
You Can’t Believe Everything You Hear (1084.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)








Sunday, 24 October 2010

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010

Thursday, 21 October 2010

JIMMIE SKINNER on RED BARN

You knew we couldn't let this Red Barn extravaganza go by without these deadly rare and rugged Jimmie Skinner classics. These are the original versions of songs that were all re-recorded later. Present as always is Ray Lunsford with his unique electric mandolin sound while Jimmie's brother Esmer plays banjo on "Doin' My Time".

All are uptempo or blues with the exception of "Dad Too Is Lonely" which was a reaction to all the "Mother" songs. Too true - what about us Dads? This same idea bought his biggest hit with "I Found My Girl In The USA" in response to all the then popular "Geisha Girl" type songs. In the case of "Doin' My Time", it is a lot more dynamic that the Radio Artist version and the last verse was never used again on any recording. However, a Mercury cut with Rusty York & Lunsford is also pretty amazing.

Skinner & Lunsford developed a sparse sound that was never duplicated. We hope you enjoy these gems - without them there may never have been a Johnny Cash. Needless to say "Doin' My Time" was on his first Sun album.
Dave Sax.

scan above courtesy of Henk Netten
Scan above courtesy Dave Sax (Note variation in label design)


RED BARN 1101
JIMMIE SKINNER Accompanied by Mandolin and Bass
On The Wrong Side Of The Tracks (1101.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Let's Say Goodbye Like We said Hello (1101.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)






RED BARN 1150
JIMMIE SKINNER accompanied by RAY LUNSFORD,
E. SKINNER AND JO DEPEW
Doin’ My Time (1150.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
JIMMIE SKINNER – Mandolin by RAY LUNSFORD
Dad Too Is Lonely (1150.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)





Scan above courtesy Dave Sax

RED BARN RH 1193
JIMMIE SKINNER - MANDOLIN BY RAY LUNSFORD
Will You Be Satisfied That Way (1193.A)
(No Compser Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
There Won't Be Much More (1193.B)
(No Compser Credit) (No Publisher Noted)





Thanks to Dave Sax for the introduction and all the mp3 audio files

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

RED BARN 3014


RED BARN 3014
MACK AND JEANIE SANDERS
Remember Me (3014.A)
(Wiseman) (No Publisher Noted)
I’m Waiting Still (3014.B)
(Sanders) (No Publisher Noted)

Notation on label “Custom Made”



Tuesday, 19 October 2010

AL DEXTER



AL DEXTER
CALICO RAG

Monday, 18 October 2010

LEON SMIRL




LEON SMIRL
JITTERIN BUGGING BABY

Sunday, 17 October 2010

4 STAR OP 198







From memory I believe that Dick Bills is / was Glen Campbell's uncle. The label apparently is named after Bills daughter, Vicki.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

RED BARN 1196


RED BARN RB 1196
TIM CROSS AND HIS OZARK VAGABONDS
One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) (1196.A)
(Dean – Blair – Dean) (No Publisher Noted)
Storm Clouds (1196.B)
(Deb Dyer) (No Publisher Noted)




Label scan / details / audio files courtesy of Ronald Keppner

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

RED BARN 1194 / 1195


RED BARN RH 1194
KENTUCKY JESS AND NEAL BURRIS
Travelin’ Man (1194.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
All The Good Times Are Past And Gone (1194.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

RED BARN 1194 Label scan / details courtesy of Dave Sax




RED BARN RB 1195
ELMO LINN
Heart Full Of Love (1195.A)
(Arnold – Nelson - Soehnel) (No Publisher Noted)
ELMO LINN AND THE LINN TRIO
This Little World Of Mine (1195.B)
(Elmo Kissee) (No Publisher Noted)



Tuesday, 12 October 2010

RED BARN 1192


RED BARN RH 1192
BYRON PARKER’S HILLBILLIES
I Don’t Love Nobody (1192.A)
(Lew Sully) (No Publisher Noted)
Those Blues Don’t Worry Me (1192.B)
(Tommy Faile) (No Publisher Noted)


Monday, 11 October 2010

RED BARN 1181 / 1188


RED BARN RH 1181
ELMO LINN Featuring CURLY KELLY (Steel Guitar)
I’m Takin’ It Easy Here (1181.A)
(Ernie Lee) (No Publisher Noted)
You’re Always On My Mind (1181.B)
(Deb Dyer)

RED BARN 1181 label scan / details courtesy Dave Sax. Audio files to follow


RED BARN RH 1188
ELMO LINN
Lorita (1188.A)
(Deb Dyer) (No Publisher Noted)
Line On The Highway (1188.B)
(Deb Dyer) (No Publisher Noted)



Sunday, 10 October 2010

RED BARN 1166


RED BARN RH 1166
BOBBY COOK AND BUDDY NELSON - THE
TEXAS SADDLE PALS
Bad Daddy Blues (1166.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
There’ll Be A Change In Me (1166.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)



Saturday, 9 October 2010

RED BARN 1162


RED BARN RH 1162
BOBBIE DICK
Waltz Of The Wind (1162.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Jimmy The Kid (1162.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)




Please Note: Unfortunately my copy of RED BARN 1162 has a piece missing on the B side, so I have faded the record in from the first playable groove,

Friday, 8 October 2010

RED BARN 1160


RED BARN RH 1160
ODIS ECHOLS AND HIS MELODY BOYS
One Faded Rose (1160.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Dreary Midnight Blues (1160.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)



Thursday, 7 October 2010

RED BARN 1153


RED BARN 1153
JACK HOLDEN AND THE GEORGIA BOYS
New Drifting And Dreaming (1153.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
JACK HOLDEN AND THE GEORGIA BOYS
FIDDLIN’ BY WAYNE MIDKIFF
Mocking Bird (1153.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)


Wednesday, 6 October 2010

RED BARN 1152


RED BARN RH 1152
JACK HOLDEN AND THE GEORGIA BOYS
Mama I’m Sick (1152.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
JACK HOLDEN AND THE GEORGIA BOYS
FIDDLIN’ BY WAYNE MIDKIFF
Black Mountain Blues (1152.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)



Tuesday, 5 October 2010

RED BARN 1151


RED BARN 1151
JACK HOLDEN AND THE GEORGIA BOYS
Mama Quit Teasin’ Me (1151.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
Beneath The Old Kentucky Moon (1151.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)



Monday, 4 October 2010

RED BARN 1071


RED BARN 1071
TEX GRIMSLEY
Sorry For You (1071.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
It’s All Coming Home To You (1071.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)



Sunday, 3 October 2010

RED BARN 1051.A / 1052.B


RED BARN 1051.A / 1052.B
TED WEST AND HIS RANGE RIDERS
I Wish I Had Stayed Over Yonder (1051.A)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)
One Little Kiss (1052.B)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)

Note: Issue number in deadwax only.



RED BARN RECORDS (AN OVERVIEW)

I don’t normally provide an introduction to these listings, but in this instance I feel that a brief preamble might assist us in trying to piece the RED BARN label together.

RED BARN appears to have run concurrently with the WHITE CHURCH label with both concerns utilising a common numerical progression for releases.

Initial releases on RED BARN give Chicago Illinois as the location of the label, and new releases on RED BARN could be heard on Randy Blake’s “Supper Time Frolic” show broadcast over Radio Station WJJD, from Chicago. Using Blake’s “Supper Time Frolic” as a vehicle for promoting new releases on the label continued when RED BARN relocated to 318 W. Tenth Street. Kansas City, Missouri.

WHITE CHURCH releases give Chicago, Illinois, as the labels location, yet in 1948 the label was reported at 318 W. Tenth Street. Kansas City, Missouri, with BILLBOARD having noted six months earlier (13th September 1947), that “Deb Dwyer had recently set up the WHITE CHURCH Record Company, in Kansas City. Missouri”.

By the time RED BARN ran a quarter page advert in BILLBOARD (April 10th 1948) the label had a reasonably large catalogue, roughly divided into two categories; the first, the so called “HIT TUNES” featuring offerings from Odis Echols; Jimmy Skinner; “The Arkansas Favourite” Elmo Linn; Dude Hank; Jack Holden; and “The Old Red Head” Bobby Dick. Whilst the second category, “JUKE BOX SPECIALS”, contained releases by, “The World’s Champion Fiddler” Tex Grimsley; Ted West; Jerome & Henry; The Shepard Of The Hills & His Kaw Valley Boys; and Bobby & Buddy “The Texas Saddle Pals”.

The RED BARN label appears to have run out of steam quite early, although in 1951 it was, on paper at least, still located in Kansas City. However, very few additional artists been had added to the list of performers that was given in the RED BARN advert that appeared in BILLBOARD three years earlier. WHITE CHURCH on the other hand seems to have gone from strength to strength, with the label moving to Los Angeles in 1952.

Finally, The Blackwood Brothers own label, BLACKWOOD BROTHERS, may also fit in here somewhere, but that is another story for another day!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

ROSE CITY RECORDS (Part Two)


ROSE CITY RCR 1004
ROY JACKSON & HIS NORTHWESTERNERS
At The Drug Store Cowboy’s Ball (Vocal – Roy Jackson) (1004.A)
(deadwax A 9550) (Martin) (No Publisher Noted)
Li’l Liza Jane (Vocal – Dave Yeary & Trio) (1004.B)
(deadwax A 9551) (De Lachau) (No Publisher Noted)

ROSE CITY RCR 1004 has the following musicians listed on the label.
R. Jackson (Clarinet); K. Duncan (Violin); M. Martin (Accordion); B. McKethen (Guitar); D. Yeary (Bass).




ROSE CITY RCR 1005
HECK, THE SINGING COWBOY
The Talkin’ Blues (Vocal Cowboy Heck) (1005.A)
(deadwax A 9552) (Glosson) (No Publisher Noted)
You Can’t Break The Chains Of Love (Vocal – Cowboy Heck) (1005.B) (deadwax A 9553) (Porter – Wakely)




ROSE CITY RCR 1006
HECK, THE SINGING COWBOY
Hang Out The Front Door Key (Vocal Cowboy Heck) (1006.A)
(deadwax A 9554) (Chappelear) (No Publisher Noted)
Foggy River (Vocal Cowboy Heck) (1006.B)
(deadwax A 9555) (Rose) (No Publisher Noted)

ROSE CITY 1005 / 1006 have the following musicians listed on the label. H. Flateau (Guitar); D. Yeary (Guitar); R. Jackson (Bass).

Thanks to "The Cactus Kid" for ROSE CITY 1004

Friday, 1 October 2010

ROSE CITY RECORDS (Part One)


ROSE CITY RCR 1001
ROY JACKSON & HIS NORTHWESTERNERS
Smoke – Smoke – Smoke (Vocal – Roy Jackson) (1001.A)
(Tex Williams – Merle Travis) (No Publisher Noted)
The Midnight Train (Vocal – “Robin” McKethen) (1001.B)
(Glenn Spencer) (No Publisher Noted)




ROSE CITY 1001 courtesy of Ronald Keppner

ROSE CITY RCR 1002
ROY JACKSON & HIS NORTHWESTERNERS
Cool Water (Vocal – Dave Yeary & Trio) (1002.A)
(deadwax RJ-2-1739 / A 8727)
(Bob Nolan) (No Publisher Noted)
The Wreck Of The ’97 (Vocal – Roy Jackson) (1002.B)
(deadwax 1760-RJ 5 / A 8728)
(No Composer Credit) (No Publisher Noted)




ROSE CITY RCR 1003
No Information

ROSE CITY RCR 1001 and 1002 have the following musicians listed on the label. R. Jackson (Clarinet); K. Duncan (Violin); M. Martin (Accordion); B. McKethen (Guitar); D. Yeary (Bass).