Tiny Dumont and his Wranglers
Dance Time Boogie
Dance Time Boogie
By 1969 Roy Cost organized "The Music Shoppe" consisting of Cost, Jimmy Jobe, and the late Alfred Crump. Cost had his biggest break with another trip to Lyn-lou Studios in Memphis. This recording session was produced and engineered by Larry Rogers (Studio 19, Nashville) and musician, Steve Bogard. The song "East Of Tulsa" and "Are You Really My Girl" became a hit due to the efforts of KXLR'S Larry Dean and the giant KAAY. Joe Stampley who was a singing idol of Cost took some of the "East Of Tulsa" 45s back with him to Shreveport. The two still communicate with each other. Stampley resides in Nashville these days instead of in Springhill, La. "East Of Tulsa" was a dream come true and provided Roy Cost with trips to Nashville and appearances on Ralph Emery's Opry Star Spotlight and Grant Turner's "The Morning Show on the legendary Grand Old Opry's WSM Radio. There Cost appeared on shows with Eddie Rabbitt, Waylon Jennings, Maxine Brown of the Jim Ed Brown & The Browns, Ray Pillow and Doyle Wilburn.
When Miss Hilton Hammond presented two songs critical of George Wallace to K-Ark records where she was under contract, they told her there was no way they would release them. So she recorded them in Birmingham and released them herself on Hammond Records, Ink. Side two is "Won't You Come Home George Wallace" and simply argues that Wallace should stay at home and off the presidential campaign trail. It's sung to "Bill Bailey" played on the piano
Hilton Hammond, known professionally as Miss Hilton Hammond due to some confusion generated by her first release on K-Ark. People were asking why the guy who cut the record sounded like a woman, so she made her gender unmistakable on later records.