Friday, 31 October 2014

MANCO 1009

RAY BAKER with the Beaver and the Border Boys
60
SJW-No. # - Losing you would hurt me more   (Bluebonnet Publ.)
SJW-No. # - Can it be real   (Bluebonnet Publ.)
MANCO 1009
Fort Worth, TX

Source: Udo Frank





Thursday, 30 October 2014

MANCO 1018

LEWIS LINDSAY
61
SJW-3721 - A pledge and a ring    (Bluebonnet Publ.)
SJW-3721 - The push    (Bluebonnet Publ.)
MANCO 1018
Fort Worth, TX

B side is a goodish rocker.

Source: Terry Gordon






Monday, 27 October 2014

VIV 3401

LOY CLINGMAN
60
SJW-No. # - Que Paso   (Malapi Music)
SJW-No. #Rockin’ down Mexico way   (Malapi Music)
VIV 3401
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



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtOQbAHaOdg

Sunday, 26 October 2014

PARK CENTRAL 2714

EASY DEAL WILSON
64
SJW-6150 - They’ll come a day    (Easy Publ.)
SJW-6150 - Dallas    (Easy Publ.)
PARK CENTRAL 2714

1642 E Granada, Phoenix, AZ

Source: Udo Frank



Saturday, 25 October 2014

MANCO 1052

AL DAVIS and the Gunshots
63
SJW-5258 - Time   (Bluebonnet Publ.)
SJW-5258 - Ricky tic   (Bluebonnet Publ.)
MANCO 1052

Fort Worth, TX

Source: Terry Gordon



Friday, 24 October 2014

PALMS 726 and JAMIE 1198

THE FLAIRS
61
SJW-3765 - Roll over Beethoven    (Arc Music)
SJW-3765 - Brazil    (No Publ.)
PALMS 726
Phoenix, AZ

THE VELAIRS
Repress
SJW-3765 - Roll over Beethoven    (Arc Music)
SJW-3765 - Brazil    (No Publ.)
JAMIE 1198
Philadelphia, PA

(Both Palms and Jamie recordings are by the same band, who started out as Don & Jer & the Screamers.) Great versions of both songs.

The Jamie was also pressed by Monarch so some will turn up with Delta pressing info in the dead wax.

Sources: Terry Gordon / Udo Frank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEH5DkBn1pQ




Thursday, 23 October 2014

ROMCO 104

STARFIRES
63
SJW-5137 - Everywhere I go   (Sturdevantunes)
SJW-5137 - Something else   (Sturdevantunes)
ROMCO 104

Waxahatchie, TX

Source: Terry Gordon



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

TREND-63 106

WAYLON JENNINGS
63
SJW-4937 - My baby walks all over me   (Lu-Tal Publ.)
SJW-4937 - The stage   (Talent Town Songs)
TREND-63 106

Lubbock, TX

Source: Udo Frank



Saturday, 18 October 2014

FLEMING 501

GEORGE FLEMING
58/59
SJW-No. # - I’m gonna tell on you   (Glad Music)
SJW-No. #The Shake   (Glad Music)
FLEMING 501
Rt 2, McKinney, TX   (George Fleming)

Double sides rocker. Great guitar by Hal Roberts. Great Lyrics too! George is (or was) one cool Kat!

Source: Terry Gordon


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sybu96MvFwM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maIrwae80jk

Friday, 17 October 2014

BLACK PEARL 101

CURLEY RAY BENSON and the Drifting Trubadors
??
SJW-No. # - The Prison Blues   (No Publ.)
SJW-No. # - Those Marriage Vows   (No Publ.)
BLACK PEARL 101
Po Box 546, Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful back-in-the-hills hick country rocker. Band plugged into the nearest cactus.

Source: Neil Scott


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQgxnqoU4MI

DIXIE 1109


SKI KING and the Life Buoys
64/65
SJW-No. # - The Great Society   (Hypo Music)
SJW-No. # - Bomp Bompa-du bomp   (Hypo Music)
DIXIE 1109
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.)

Source: Terry Gordon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GjTO3Y3sV0


FLAGPOLE 301

LONESOME LONG JOHN ROLLER / NED MULLAN
58/59
301-A - Long John’s Flagpole Rock   (No Publ.)
301-B - Peaceful Livin‘   (No Publ.)
FLAGPOLE 301
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.

Source: Stephanie Chatain


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCHm_NBHvs

CENLA 222

CHUCK RIVERS
58/59
CR-222-A - All alone at night   (Cenla Music)
CR-222-B - Nobody else will do   (Cenla Music)
CENLA 222
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.

Label Shot: Bill Smoker



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

JERICO 300

JERRY JOWERS and Jimmy Trucks and his Deratones
58/59
300-101 - Live and learn   (Double T Music)
300-102 - Without you   (Double T Music)
JERICO 300
5610 Lovegrove Rd, Jacksonville, FL   (Jerry Jowers)

Great echo-laden rocker. Never heard of another record by this guy.

Source: Terry Gordon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Uj1BbbEdw


FIRE 5001

DARWIN NELSON and the Blaze-Makers
59
5001-A - Good gosh Gerty   (No Publ.)
5001-B - Mary Sue   (No Publ.)
FIRE 5001
Chicago, IL

Two primitive rockers from Darwin.

Source: Terry Gordon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bftIkx1Nz5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFCCtlP0EEk