4625 North 50th Drive, Phoenix, AZ B side is a nice country chugger. Not heard the A side. Clingman was a teacher and taugh 6th grade. After school he was a husband, father, singer and songwriter. He also recorded for Dot and Liberty Bell records, amongst other. He also eventually ended up the owner of Viv Records. Sadly, he passed away on the 20th Feb 2011. Source: Terry Gordon
Charlotte, NC No idea who Ski King is. Kind of reminds me of a milder Johnny Rebel. Sounds to me he's pretty anti government handouts - so I imagine if he's still alive and kicking he may not have been too pleased with what is called "Obamacare" (Although it should be called Milt-Romney-Care as he created it before Obama.)
28 East Van Burren, Phoenix, AZ Roller was from Farmington, AR - born on 1st Feb 1930. How he ended up in Phoenix AZ in 1958 - 40 feet in the air perched in a car on top of a flagpole is one of life's little pleasures. A DJ on KHAT Radio, he somehow decided to try and beat the flag-pole sitting world record (why? - I don't know but it was good publicity for him and the radio.) Anyhooooo, after 211 days (and 23 hours), he finally beat the record and won a brand new ford (which he had to sell as he spent a lot of money up in the air with only a cat for company - yes a cat!) One day, he was joined at the Read Mullen Ford Car Lot by Al and Corky Casey who helped him record this side for the aptly named Flagpole label. Recorded 40 feet above in the car! (I played guitar behind Al Casey on his visit to the UK and I kick myself for not asking him about this.) Drums and bass were overdubbed later. Ned Mullan - who wrote both sides and I presume sang the A side - was part owner of the Car Dealership I presume. One of his daughters contacted me regarding getting a recording of this side- (which I don't have as I don't own the record) - but apart from that, Mr Ned is a mystery to me. There is apparently blue label copies of this record. Whilst up in the air, he used to sell them to passers by who would throw money in a bucket which John would winch up and send the record down.
LA Description when listed on ebay: "This ultra-rare rockabilly 45rpm is by an obscure singer named Chuck Rivers. He sings "All Alone At Night" backed by a ballad "Nobody Else Will Do", It was released in 1959 on Cenla records CR-222. The rockabilly side is raw and is pure rockabilly with fantastic guitar licks. The flip is equally raw and is a hot ballad also with some fine guitar work." Not so sure about the word "Ultra Rare". Rare for sure, but there were quite a few copies floating about awhile back. Do agree with the musical descrition though.