Wednesday, 31 December 2014

M.M.I 1235

BRUCE CULVER and Accomp.
May 58
∆22298 - Moon over Tennessee   (Clockus-Guild)
∆22299 - Square record   (Clockus-Guild)
M.M.I 1235
Hollywood, CA

Source: Terry Gordon








Thursday, 25 December 2014

DOT 15701

HOWARD CROCKETT
Feb 58
∆20222 - Branded   (Murray Nash Assoc)
∆20223 - Night Rider   (Murray nash Assoc)
DOT 15701
Hollywood, CA   (Randy Woods)

Source: Terry Gordon




Monday, 15 December 2014

TALLY 109 and CHIC 1011

CLIFF CROFFORD
May 57   (BB = 10 Jun 57)
∆15410 - Teenage tears   (Lu-Tal Publ.)
∆15411 - A night for love  (Lu-Tal Publ.)
TALLY 109
Po Box 942, Bakersfield, CA

CLIFF CROFFORD
May 57
∆15410 - Teenage tears   (Lu-Tal / Smash / Mellin Publ.)
∆15411 - A night for love  (Smash / Mellin / Lu-Tal Publ.)
CHIC 1011
Thomasville, GA

Source: Terry Gordon






Wednesday, 10 December 2014

GOLDBAND 45-1129

EDDIE SHULER
Feb 55
∆3543 - Things I Love The Most (Are The Things I Must Forget)
∆3544 - It's A Dirty Deal 
GOLDBAND 45-1129
Lake Charles, LA

(Reissue of Goldband 1028. No Publishing on either side.)

Source: Ebay



Friday, 5 December 2014

SAGE AND SAND 45-180

EDDIE DEAN with the Frontiersmen
Feb 55
∆3491 - I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven   (Sage & Sand Music)
∆3492 - Stealing   (Lorelei Publ.)
SAGE AND SAND 45-180
5653 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

(There is also a 78rpm release of this disc, and I imagine the Delta’s for this are different than the 45.)

Source: Jay Stern (45) / Ebay (78)







Sunday, 30 November 2014

ALADDIN 3286

JOHNNY FULLER and Band
Feb 55   (BB = 30 Apr 55)
∆3213 - My heart beats for you    (Gallo-Otis Music)
∆3214 - Cruel cruel world    (Aladdin Music)
ALADDIN 3286

451 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills,  CA   (Eddie and Leo Mesner)

Source: Ebay



Thursday, 27 November 2014

FABOR 120

DUSTY ROSE
Jan 55
∆2873 - The birds and the bees   (Dandelion Music)
∆2874 - It makes me so mad   (Dandelion Music)
FABOR 120

6636 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA   (Fabor Robinson)

Source: Ebay / Billboard



Monday, 24 November 2014

ABBOTT 3008

DE CASTRO SISTERS
Jun 55
∆1747 - I’m Bewildered   (Dandelion Music)
∆5234 - The Wedding Song   (Dandelion Music)
ABBOTT 3008
Box 38, Malibu, CA   (Fabor Robinson)
(The latter Delta Number was actually the A side.)

(“Wedding” was recorded 4th March 1955 and “Bewildered” was recorded 9th March 55. Both at Western Recorders. Perhaps this coupling is a reissue with the Wedding side remastered. The DeCastro Sisters were Peggy, Cherry and Babette. “Bewildered" originally appeared on Abbott 3002)

Source: Brian Lee



Friday, 21 November 2014

FABOR 117

GINNY WRIGHT // GINNY WRIGHT and TOM TALL
54
∆1437 - I’ve got somebody new   (Dandelion Music)
∆1438 - Are you mine   (Dandelion Music)
FABOR 117
6636 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA   (Fabor Robinson)

(This also exists as a 78 which would presumably have different Delta numbers.)

Source: Jay Stern / Ebay / Billboard




Tuesday, 18 November 2014

ALADDIN 3265

FIVE PEARLS
54  (BB = 20 Nov 54)
∆1149 - Please let me know   (Aladdin Music)
∆1150 - Please let me know   (Aladdin Music)
∆1151 - Real humdinger   (Aladdin Music)
∆1152 - Real humdinger   (Aladdin Music)
ALADDIN 3265

451 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills,  CA   (Eddie and Leo Mesner)
(1149 and 1151 represents the 45rpm. The other two represent the 78rpm)

Source: Jay Stern / Ebay






Saturday, 15 November 2014

ALADDIN 3262

LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS
Aug 54  (BB = 27 Aug 54)
∆667 - So Long   (Aladdin Music)
∆668 - So Long   (Aladdin Music)
∆669 - My California   (Aladdin Music)
∆670 - My California   (Aladdin Music)
ALADDIN 3262
451 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills,  CA   (Eddie and Leo Mesner)

(667 and 669 represent the 45rpm pressing. The other two numbers are for the 78rpm.)


In 1946, Hopkins was discovered in Houston by Lola Anne Cullum, a talent scout for Aladdin Records. Cullum offered the veteran bluesman the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles to record for the label. In L.A. Hopkins was paired with pianist Wilson Smith; the pair were subsequently dubbed "Lightnin'" and "Thunder" by an Aladdin executive.
With Smith on the ivories, Hopkins recorded "Katie May," his first regional hit. Other hits would follow: "Shotgun Blues," "Short Haired Woman," and "Abilene," among others. During his short tenure with Aladdin, Hopkins recorded a total of forty-three songs during two lengthy sessions in 1946 and '47. He would return to Houston, however, subsequently recording sides for the Gold Star label even while he was still signed to Aladdin, sometimes re-recording the same songs in Texas that he had waxed in California.
Source: About Blues.Com

Source: Ebay



Wednesday, 12 November 2014

ALADDIN 3237

LLOYD GLENN and his Band
Jul 54
∆7 - Shadow Land   (Aladdin Music)
∆9 - Tipsy
ALADDIN 3237
451 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills,  CA   (Eddie and Leo Mesner)




Tuesday, 11 November 2014

MERCURY 70484

THE CARLISLES
Sept 54
∆-1261 - Busy body boogie   (Tree Publ.)
∆-1262 - The mainest’ thing  (sic)   (Acuff-Rose)
MERCURY 70484
Chicago, IL

Source: Mark Lee Allen

Billboard = 4 Dec 1954




Sunday, 9 November 2014

DOT 15481

SANFORD CLARK
Jun 56
∆-10393 - The Fool   (Debra Music)
∆-10395 - Lonesome for a letter  (Desert Palms Music)
DOT 15481
Hollywood, CA   (Randy Woods)

Source: Udo Frank



ABBOTT 177

MYRNA LORRIE // MYRNA LORRIE AND BUDDY DeVAL
Dec 54   (BB = 19 Mar 55)
∆-2613 - Underway   (Dandelion Music)

∆-2614 - I’m your man   (Dandelion Music)
ABBOTT 177
Po Box 38, Malibu, CA   (Fabor Robinson)

Source: Al Turner





Wednesday, 16 April 2014

OMO Acetate 102

OMO THE HOBO
Mar 67
∆-65530 - I work for the Govt.  (No Publ.)
(In DW - 147A)
Jun 67
∆-67009x - Mr President    (No Publ.)
(In DW - 211B)
OMO Acetate 102.
Fayette, MI  (W W Omohundro)


These sides were issued on their corresponding Dead Wax numbers. Omo was a prolific singer /songwriter of - some say - dubious talents, but personally I think his records have a certain charm. Read his biography on the cover of this to find out more about him. If you're still out there treading the dusty blacktop selling your wares, please get in touch. 

Source: Neil Scott







Monday, 3 March 2014

STACKA 101


BUTCH PAULSON and his Rovin' Gamblers
Sept 67
∆68376 - Here We Go Again   (Dirk Publ.)
∆68376x - White Lighti'n (sic)  (Starrite BMI)
STACKA 101
Po Box 7144, Tacoma, WA

I wonder if this is the same Rovin' Gamblers who backed Ray gentry on "Willie Was A Bad Boy" / "Do The Fly" on Maverick?

Source:  Bill Smoker



Friday, 28 February 2014

TIGER 102


BESSIE BANKS
63
∆-50858 - Go Now   (Trio Music)
∆-50858x - It Sounds Like My baby   (Kev-Ton Music)
TIGER 102
CA
(A Leiber and Stroller Enterprise.)

Source: Richard Normington



Tuesday, 25 February 2014

TRANS-WORLD 6906

HONK KONG WHITE SOX // BRUMLEY PRUNK
60
∆35807 - Cholley-Oop   (Kavelin / Maverick)
∆35807x- He'd Better Go   (Central Songs)
TRANS-WORLD 6906
8601 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles 35, CA

Source: Neil Scott



Saturday, 22 February 2014

TROPHY 500


BILL TAYLOR and the Cyclones // THE CYCLONES
Jul 58
∆23608 - Nelda Jane   (K and G Pub)
∆23609 - Bullwhip rock   (K and G Pub)
TROPHY 500
Tyler, TX

Source: Bill Smoker