A nice little custom disc out of San Angelo, interestingly it is a 4 STAR pressing with both sides given 4 STAR master numbers (4* 3172 and 4* 3173). Smith also recorded for the Dallas based STAR TALENT label, some of which were also pressed by 4 STAR with master numbers, plus a later release on a VOGUE label (not the picture disc label). Record has seen better days and is a wee bit noisy.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Monday, 7 April 2014
A little something for those who enjoy listening to 4 STAR "OP" Custom pressings. I'm not quite sure what Curt is trying to do with "Candy Store", the pianist manages to weave in a few familiar phases seemingly of Scottish origin! , but there's a nice steel bridge. However, Curt seems much more comfortable on the slow side.
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
I hadn't planned to use anything by Lee Bell, but I had his two IMPERIAL releases out and hadn't filed them back, so I thought I'd post them both here before they slip back onto the shelf. Lee Bell is probably best known for his RCA disc "Beatin' Out The Boogie On The Mississippi Mud", his IMPERIAL releases, are from an earlier age and therefore a different style. If you'd like to read more about Lee Bell then check out Paul Vidal's web site http://web.lerelaisinternet.com/www.bigvjamboree.com/LeeBellStory.htm