Big Johnny Love
Ten Pretty Girls
Unknown date. Big Johnny Love had another release on the TOF label (backed by Sam Kimble) which was a label out of Hartford, Connecticut. So, I assume THIS Impact label was also located there.
Bill Michaels, a long time resident of Denver Colorado, is definately a Bronco's fan. He has had a life long dream of doing some recording, and has from time to time done so. These are eight of his best (in our opinion). If you are a Denver Bronco's fan, We can guarantee you will love the first track, and the rest is up to you.
Back in the late 50s and through the 60s, I had a lot of Fleetwood Records. You mentioned that they recorded mainly marching bands. That is incorrect.
What they recorded was drum and bugle corps, which, though there are superficial similarities between them and marching bands, are actually quite different from bands. Drum and bugle corps had (and still have) as instruments only various types/sizes of percussion instruments/drums and bugles in various sizes/ranges (e.g., soprano, baritone, contrabass, french horn bugle, mellophone, etc.). The sound drum corps produce is one of powerful percussion and brass. And precision in both music and in marching and manuevering (visual show) is emphasized.
In the 1970s, the drum corps style began to have a more significant influence on marching bands, with the result that, today, many bands imitate the more precise and powerful drum corps style.
Fleetwood Singles discography
AT LIBERTY – BOB TRAVIS, TEXAS’ craziest comedian and A.F.M. musician. Clean comedy and plays several different musical instruments. Specialize on bass and drums. Sober. Open for anything and reliable. Write : 802 Lillius St., Abilene, Tex.Same address and same year for the Royalty release and the Bob Travis Billboard ad. I assume that sober Bob Travis produced the record.
"Billie and Gordon formed a gospel bluegrass duet. Together,they wrote and recorded songs in the 1950's for both the Rangeland label and the Starday label. They hosted a gospel variety show , The Old Country Church. The gospel bluegrass variety show ran for over 12 years on WUSN-TV channel two in Charleston, SC. Billie played this Martin guitar and Gordon played mandolin on the show and numerous personal appearances throughout the Southeast. Their career spanned over 30 years. Ms. Hamrick passed away in 2002,"
HAMRICK - Gordon B. Hamrick born November 18, 1917 in Douglasville, GA, died December 30, 2001. He served in the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal Zone in the 1930s and continued military service in the Coast Guard through WWII on the USS Savage as a Chief. He also managed grocery stores in Jacksonville and performed gospel music with wife Billie in Charleston, SC on a television show called The Old Country Church in the 1950s and 60s. Billie and Gordon continued performing gospel music up until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church and is survived by his wife Billie; daughter, Sharon; sons Marty; and grandchildren, Jade, Siminitus, Amanda, and Lauren Hamrick all residents of Jacksonville.
Source : http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/obituaries/archives/1000_04_January_2001.html
In 1955, Brenda's mother married Jay Rainwater. The family lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brenda began working in Jimmy Skinner's Record Shop on two Saturday programs over WNOP in Newport, Kentucky. Brenda sang the big country music hits of the day.Was Jay Rainwater continuously hoping for the discovery of another Brenda Lee? Perhaps.
Later that year, the family moved to Augusta, Georgia. Brenda appeared on the Peach Blossom Special on WJAT-TV. It was while appearing on this show that the name "Brenda Lee" was created by the show's producer, Sammy Barton. He felt that Tarpley was to difficult to remember and suggested that she shorten her last name to Lee. Jay Rainwater opened a record store in Augusta and called it the Brenda Lee Record Shop. Station WRDW originated a program in the shop each week and Brenda sang on the show. Disc jockey Charlie Raiford "Peanuts" Faircloth was the announcer. Brenda composed her own theme song.