Friday, April 20, 2012

Rare Back Chicken

Billy Murlan

(Doc Holiday, Whitlock Pub. Co. BMI)

Cherokee 101


"A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma..."  Nice label design.



  1. Sounds like it was recorded in a warehouse doesn't it? Great song, but then again any song within the chicken genre is a great song in my book. My friend an I once put together a chicken show for his radio show and came up with over 5 hours of chicken music!

    Jim Whitlock, the publisher, shows up as one of the writers in the BMI data base. I found a listing for a 45 by a Jim "Cherokee" Whitlock so I suppose he owned the label too.

    You find anything out about the Billy Marlan or Doc Holliday? There seems to be a number of Doc Hollidays out there.

    Thanks for the post. I agree it is one good looking label.

  2. If you want info about Billy Murlan I might be able to help.

  3. Billy (Doc) Holiday was my Grandfather. It's good to see his music lives on on the net.

  4. I was going to have asked about the writer of the B side, "Hello Nothin'," and what the RCA Custom S4KM matrix number was on that side.

    1. "Hello Nothin" : R. White, J. Whitlock; S4KM-8851