Monday, May 18, 2015

Greenstreet Beat

The Hollywood Treets

Buddy Motola, Vinton Greenstreet
Namo Music Co. ASCAP

PAK Records
805 N. Sycamore, Hollywood

early sixties?

This instrumental band also recorded " Moon Shot / Locust Raid " as The Greenstreets for the equally obscure (but much more prolific) Corsair label (#400), which also credied Vinton Greenstreet as the composer.

Nothing is known of the band which was probably led by Vinton Greenstreet who may have been or not  the Vinton L. Greenstreet, (1947-2001) who once resided in La Verne, California.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Note Upon My Door


K. Davis,   Dundee Music BMI

Mr. Peacock 110

A Norman Petty production issued on Larry Uttal's Mr. Peacock label.  
Django sounds remarkably like Larry Trider who, incidentally, also recorded this Ken Davis-penned song for Coral Records the following year.   It could be him. 

Larry Trider singles discography (from Praguefrank)

Roulette  (1961)            
R 4362 Ha Ha Song / Don't Stop - 05-61

Coral   (1963-64)             
62362 Note Upon My Door / I'm Comin' Home - 05-63
62391 Carbon Copy / House Of The Blues - 01-64
62440 Who's Gonna Stand By Me / Make It Do - 01-65

Dot (1965)
16727 New Orleans / So Fine

Amy (1967)
A-11,023 Goin‘ Away / Larry – 06-68

Ranwood   (1974)            
R-971 Let Me Sing My Song Nice Place To Visit / Nice Place To Visit - 73
R-978 Barroom Star / Me And My Wife, Martha - 73
R-1006 I'm Comin' Nashville / You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning - 74

Red Raider  (1978)          
Z001/002 The Farmer Needs Us All / The Ballad Of Pork'n'Beans - 78

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Blues Walked In

Gerry Carr

    Written by G. Carr & D. Horning
Robbie Mus. BMI

Top 20 Records EP-120
Pop div. Top "10" Record Co.


Gerry Carr. the Girl of the Golden West, and her husband, Al Stewart, fiddler and vocalist, joined Jerry Behrens, formerly of the Renfro Valley Gang, in 1949.  For five years she was leader of an all-girl band billed as the Wanderers which disbanded in 1956.  She also appeared with the Pee Wee King combo and on various Louisville radio and TV stations.  At one time, she was deejay for WGRC in that city.
She  died  at her home in Louisville in 1959 after a three-month illness.   

The Top "20" label was started in Wichita, Kansas by Morton Levand, a veteran in the newspaper business turned songwriter, publisher and record company owner.  He was the son of the publisher of The Wichita Beacon.  Also started at the same time was the Tex label in January of 1955, releasing two singles on Bill Wimberly's Western Swing Band.

Morton Levand left Kansas in 1956 to settle in Phoenix, Arizona to permit his wife to regain her health.  The Tex and Top "20" labels were reactivated early in 1957.  One of the songs he wrote, "Cryin' Thru The Night",  was recorded by Wanda Jackson for Capitol Records.

Beau Geste

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It Aun't Right

Lee Sharpton
Writer : Roy Sharpton

Shoals Record Company
806 George Wallace Blvd
Tuscumbia, Alabama

All I can find is that Lee Sharpton composed two songs for Tim Sharpton (her son?) which were issued at an unknown date on Shoals Music.   
Tuscumbia is one of four municipalities known as the Quad Cities, the others being Florence, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals, all in Alabama.   So Muscle Shoals Music it is !

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Big Bad Betsy

Inez Johnston 
With the Florios

Written by Fred Wise, Norman Blagman
Tricky Music, Inc. (AS) 

Brunswick 55169 

Better known as Inez Foxx.  Her first record.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Where Is My Heart

Bee Gee Stans
 of  Detroit

Where Is My Heart
B.G. Stans, Peer Inter., BMI

A Joseph Turnage and Edward Green production

Tal-Vert 1802

Artist is from Detroit according to the label which was located in Virginia (Richmond). 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Each Little Bit Helps

Horace Whatley, Acuff-Rose

Louisiana Record Co.
Pineville, Louisiana

I'm sorry to say that nothing is known of the singer or of this Larco label.  But there is some good news for the Pineville residents or its visitors  :
Pineville had long been a fully dry city with no alcohol available legally in the community.     Liquor is now available in Pineville, according to a special vote held in 2013,  first in restaurants since January 1, 2014.