Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Terry Richards


Rebel Records

Another unknown artist and record on this small ㅡ  but quite collectable ㅡ  Rebel label out of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, owned by Bill Cooley.

McGibony, one of the songwriter), is Richard McGibony, born in Chattanooga, TN, 1934. After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1957, he returned to work on the railroad and started pursueing his music.  After working with professionals such as Jack Bookout and Carol Smith, he started his first band called the Off Beats. Through Carol Smith he submitted his songs to Cliffie Stone, V-P of Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA. In 1959 Esquerita recorded three of his songs.    Johnny Cash recorded his  "Monteagle Mountain" and his music was also used in the movie "Layin' Track" that Johnny Cash starred in.

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