Thursday, May 22, 2014

Let Him Go, Go, Go

Lorry Lee and Della

Lorrayne Testerman
Bonnie Dee Mus. Pub. Co.
Mecca Records

Label active at least since the early fifties and owned by Bud Sloan

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Steady Date

Ralph Sanford

Glenn-Sanford, Riviera Music BMI

Riviera Records

Label owned by Foy Willing.

Ralph Sanford first recorded for King Records of Cincinnati.  He was then a 16 or 17-year old performer on the "Country Roadshow" in Fort Worth and on the Dallas "Shinding".  He replaced Ronnie Dawson in The Levee Singers in the sixties. That's all about what I'm able to find about Ralph Stanford.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

You're The Girl For Me

Tiny Morrie
Hurricane (no number)
His first record. Real name Morrie Sanchez.   His mother, Bennie L. Sanchez (d. 2011),  was the guiding force and the matriarch of this musical family that includes Morrie's older brother Al Hurricane (b. 1936) and  Baby Gaby.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Walk The Bebop Walk

Ernie Felice
With Shorty Rogers and his Orchestra
(David Holt, Allied Music Corp., ASCAP)

RCA Victor 47-7606
October 1959
Producer Dick Peirce

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

All I Want For Christmas Is A Steady Eddie

Barbara Mann

Play-Mor Music - BMI

Honey B Records P-106
A product of Buzz Records, Inc. N.Y.C.

Trusonic Fidelity

Also issued of Buzz Records, the main label, presumably at the same time (1959).  
Buzz Records owner (or part-owner) was Bobby Smith who was a key member of the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and an in-demand session man, this alto-sax master made a number of his own recordings - cuts that have become highly sought-after rarities.

There was a Barbara Mann on Count Records (" Yea Sugar Baby // Choctawhatchee Bay") but this may be another singer.

Songwriters are :

  • Mary Ann Curzio (who recorded on Pontiac Records as Mary Ann Curtis)
  • Leo Armand Jaques
  • Loretta Clemens Tupper, a radio entertainer of the 1930's and 1940's who appeared later in television commercials,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Free Is Not For Free

AMZ presents
La Electra

Rubi Records

Friday, May 2, 2014

Little Brad Williams

Little Brad Williams

 Perfection Sound Inc. Smyrna, Georgia 

Brad performed his first song, "Just a Little Talk With Jesus" when he was 20 months old.  Brad's mother and father [Becky and Ricky, 110 Windy Hill Road, Alpharetta, Georgia], travels with him wherever he goes.  Brad's father plays the piano for him.  Who knows where a 5 years old with Brad's "talent" can go ! !  
J.J. Waldroup
Chairman, Youth Variety Show, 
Georgia Mountain Fair

Brad Williams is still into music these days.  See Southern Accent

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rock Baby Rock

Shasta Record Co.
No. Hollywood, Calif.

Sam White

Rock Baby Rock
Riverside ASCAP

Sugar Candy 
Riverside ASCAP

This Shasta is the re-issue of the initial release on the Shastone label launched in May 1958 by Old-time country singer and cowboy actor Jimmy Wakely   After few releases Shastone was renamed Shasta, keeping the same catalog numbering.

On the "Rock Baby Rock" side, Wakely shares with Gershensen the composer credit (he wasn't on the Shastone credit).  This is likely Joseph "Joe" Gershenson,  who headed the Universal Pictures music department throughout the 1950s and 60s.