Saturday, October 27, 2012

Gone Twisting

Alane Cochran  And The Nomads

Conco 149

Mfg. by Confederate Record Corp.

The unknown Alane Cochran is perhaps a relative of Wayne Cochran, a Macon recording artist who may have been owner of the Conco label, or part-owner with Bobby Smith.

I'm aware of only two other records on the same label :

  • 145 Rocking Capris : Money / Lights Out
  • 146 Otis Redding : Fat Gal

Bobby Smith died recently. He founded Confederate Records, Boblo Records, and Macon Recording Studio, the first recording studio in Macon.

Macon, GA- James R. "Bobby" Smith died Thursday, October 11, 2012.
Mr. Smith attended Mabel White Baptist Church and Musella Baptist Church. He was a die-hard University of Georgia fan. A former baseball and basketball coach, he played against the Harlem Globetrotters in an exhibition match in Macon. Mr. Smith founded Confederate Records, Bob-Lo Records, and Macon Recording Studio, the first recording studio in Macon. He worked with many artists, including Otis Redding, James Brown, Wayne Cochran, Bobby Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Ellis [Orion]. After retiring, his passion was working in his yard. He was predeceased by his daughter, Linda Neal, and brother, Billy Smith.

Published in The Telegraph on October 14, 2012


  1. Bj's guide list this label as (AL) ?

  2. Yes this is a GA. label. Another label owned by Bobby Smith was Orbit on which he released "Fat Gal" by Otis Redding.

    Alane Cochran is to my knowledge Wayne's brother (according to the info i have found)

  3. Confederate Records was in the Robert E. Lee Building, Macon, Ga. Orbit was also one of Bobby's recording labels. Otis Redding's wife claims to own the recording Fat Gal, and that it no longer belongs to Bobby Smith.

    Sid Nathan advised Bobby to remove Cochran Music from the conferdate label, Which he did not long after this recording.
    Bobby also owned Macon Recording Studio and co-owner of Bob-lo Records.