Tuesday, September 13, 2011

There'll Be A Crown For Me

David Beatty and the Continental Quartet

There'll Be A Crown For Me

Friddell Records

Cleveland, Tennessee


Friddell Records issued only a handful of singles in 1958 and 1959. This David Beatty release is not listed in Rockin' Country Style or by any other reference books. The label was owned by Gene Woods. There was also two singles by Jimmy Swaggart in 1964 on Friddell, but it may be another label.

Note : several songs on Friddell were published by La Dee Music owned by Dee Marais out of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Gene Woods, 1974

Singer, songwiter and producer Gene Woods recorded at least two singles on his own Friddell label. In 1960 he was on Hap Records, a subsidiary of the Mountain City recording studio, Chattanooga, for which he recorded the Marshall Pack penned "The Ballad of Wild River" at the occasion of the filming of "Wild River" at Cleveland.

The Elia Kazan film starred Montgomery Clift as a TVA administrator who's supposed to persuade local landowners to sell their land to the utility for a dam. Jo Van Fleet was the matriarch who refused to be budged and Lee Remick was the granddaughter who captured the TVA man's heart.

In 1961, Gene Woods was on Choice Records for one single, then had several 45s on Chart Records. In the seventies he was exec of Arrow Records, Cleveland, Tn.


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