Monday, April 30, 2012

Walkin' the Dog


Patti and The Nite-Lites
Patti & Dave Haack and John Rosenbohm
Patti Haack, vocal

Walkin' the Dog

Nite Records
Clinton, Iowa

Late sixties?


A cover of the Rufus Thomas song. Curiously enough, the writer credit goes to Shelton Brooks who wrote a similar title for the Dancing Follies of 1916.

Patti and the Nite-Lites (Patti, Dave, John & Doug) had at least another record on the same label : "Honkey Tonk Woman"/"Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy".

Recorded by Fredlo.


Fredlo was owned and operated by Fred and Lois Mauck out of their Davenport home. The Maucks lived upstairs while the ground level was occupied by the business and studio. The company functioned both as a recording studio for hire and a record label. Mr. Mauck acted as both label head and recording engineer. Aspiring musicians would pay to have themselves recorded and records made up. If Mr. Mauck sensed some commercial potential he might record and artist at no charge and release the recording as a Fredlo record on "spec" , hoping for that big national "Hit" record that all independent labels of the day dreamed of releasing.

Details of the Fredlo operation remain sketchy as both the Maucks have since passed away, but it is thought that the label operated at least from the late 50s to the late 60s.

Info above from the Iowa Rock'n Roll Music Association



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