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 Posted March 5th, 2010 08:00 PM   IP              
Screaming Joe Neal; record's probably a repro, in fact almost definitely so - but that's alright, I only paid a dollar and it's a dollar well spent. Mid-60s St. Louis, hear it to believe it, get on yo' feet.






  
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 Posted March 5th, 2010 09:32 PM   IP              
Was looking for my copy of Bobby Lee Trammell 45, "You Mostest Girl", couldn't locate it right off, but found these along the way.

Freddy Koenig's got a great sound. This song appears to be from 1963. His last album was released...about two weeks ago, he's still kickin'.




Leon Mach scored a rockabilly hit with this song in '61, but here's his starry-eyed recollection of Gene Vincent:
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It was 1961, I was 21 and a singer with my own bands, The Neat Beats and later The Majestics, playing the northwest in Oregon & Washington states. My manager was Pat Mason. He sent me without my band on a 2 week NW tour with Gene Vincent and another NW instrumental band. I was the fill-in singer for that band as a warm up act before I would introduce Gene, nightly. I, with my suitcase met Gene at the Interstate bridge on the Washington state border to Oregon. He pulls up in a hot, red Chrysler, rolls the window down and said, "You drive?" I hopped behind the wheel and we were off. Stayed in the same motels, ate in roadside cafes and rocked our way through Oregon for two weeks. He told me about the accident which took the life of Eddie Cochran in England and a few facts probably no one else knows. I thought, "Imagine me, traveling around with ... Gene Vincent!!




"Bop-A-Lena" was Ronnie Self's only hit, as he was mired with the alcohol and behavior problems that seem to come standard with rockabilly artists. Mitch Miller supposedly objected to Self's signing to Columbia - didn't want to see any rock n' roll on the label. This is 1958 (as someone's been kind enough to scribble onto the label).



  
bungfungus
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Love that Columbia label - kinda looks like one of those fallout shelter signs that were everywhere when I was a kid...
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Leo K
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 Posted March 6th, 2010 08:11 AM   IP              
Love the Leon Mach side!!!!


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Love the Leon Mach side!!!!


Glad you liked that one, Todd, I dig it too; looks like Leon Mach is another survivor, that quote of his about touring with Gene Vincent was written in 2007.
  
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 Posted March 6th, 2010 10:53 AM   IP              
WOuld they call that Ronnie Self a four-eyes?

THX for the stuff Jerry. Unbreakable (DADE records) my ass, just ask my Uncle Roland, they used all their old 78s for skeet shooting practice. No lie! :<
   
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Unbreakable (DADE records) my ass, just ask my Uncle Roland, they used all their old 78s for skeet shooting practice.


There's a four-figure Northern 45 by Tommy Ridgley whose rareness is due to just that - the record company owner used almost the entire pressing for skeet practice!
  
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 Posted March 8th, 2010 08:42 AM   IP              
Just a few Motown label white label promo's, with clips to my needledrops on some of them. Pretty sure that Ric Tic, and Golden World, not yet owned by Motown at the time of Gino W's initial offering by the label. After signing the band Rare Earth, Motown established the label in '69 to focus on rock tracks. They must have discovered that too many DJ's were trying to play the blank side of that Mary Wells, so they spelled it out on the Gordy 45; not that many one-sided 45's around.





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 Posted March 8th, 2010 09:12 AM   IP              
'Puppet On A String' is a fave of mine! I think I may have gotten it from you at one time or another....
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Country, world fusion, and prog, on three Motown-related labels.

I don't see MC Records listed as one of the labels that Motown distributed, but there it is on the label. Mike Curb is one of the most diverse musician/producer's around, he's been involved with all sorts of successful projects, including running Motown's Hitsville label.



Hugh Masekela, the South African trumpeteer, formed Chisa records; Motown distributed for them from 1969 to 1972. By the way, that silver star isn't part of the label, but it's a much nicer way for a radio station to say "play this side" than a big black marker "X".



Manticore was formed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Premiata Forneria Marconi is an Italian band (who da' thunk?). Motown distributed Manticore from 1975 to 1977.




  
Chris M.
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 Posted March 9th, 2010 08:20 AM   IP              
Amazing thread, Jerry. Had a blast running through these this morning. Those Motown white labels are nice!
   
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Amazing thread, Jerry. Had a blast running through these this morning. Those Motown white labels are nice!

Thanks, Chris!
  
IanWagner
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 Posted March 9th, 2010 01:59 PM   IP              
These Motowners are outrageous. Thanks so much for putting them up.
   
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These Motowners are outrageous.


Thanks; I figure as long as I stay away from the Abbey Tavern Singers I'll be alright.
  
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 Posted March 9th, 2010 02:11 PM   IP              
BTW, MC started off as the second country Motown label, Melodyland. Then the name was changed to Hitsville. Then Mike Curb stepped in and bought half the label and it changed to MC. Only active in 77 and 78! Same label Pat Boone's Motown stuff came out on.
   
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 Posted March 9th, 2010 02:12 PM   IP              
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Pat Boone's Motown stuff


That is a bone-chilling phrase there.

I'MCOMINGI'MCOMINGI'MCOMINGI'MCOMING
   
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That is a bone-chilling phrase there.


An AMAZING number of artists recorded for Motown at some point! Lesley Gore, Lou Christie, Sammy, Arthur Brown (a Christian reggae album!), Meatloaf, etc. etc.

   
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Meatloaf


I've got the Stoney and Meatloaf 45 on Rare Earth.
  
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I've got the Stoney and Meatloaf 45 on Rare Earth.


Which a-one? What You See Is What You Get or It Takes All Kinds Of People? Good stuff, actually.

   
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Which a-one? What You See Is What You Get or It Takes All Kinds Of People? Good stuff, actually.

Not sure, just flipped past it a couple days ago. I've listened to it, though, and you're right, t'aint bad at all.
  
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 Posted March 9th, 2010 02:33 PM   IP              
"Manticore was formed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Premiata Forneria Marconi is an Italian band (who da' thunk?). Motown distributed Manticore from 1975 to 1977."

Better known as PFM in fact. They released quite a lot of albums over here too, and that single had a lot of airplay on the basis of the ELP link. Don't think it was actually a hit though.
   
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Better known as PFM in fact.

That would make it more manageable, yes. Thanks, good info.
  
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 Posted March 10th, 2010 07:57 AM   IP              
Tejano Soul...Chicano Soul...I've posted this before, got this just about exactly a year ago and didn't have it long. So this record is a ghost, one that slipped away due to opportunity and economic need; fortunately I've got the files and pics for it still. I've been going through photobucket and labeling some of the sides so that I can find the pics, and then matching them up with my divshare "library" files if I have them. If you're at all interested you can read the thread I made on a record board about this record at the time, where I recount the finding of it towards the end of the discussion. Anyway, one of the best records I've ever owned, past tense - the ridiculously great organ of Texas and western garage and soul groups, the why'dya-make-me-wanna-cry-like-that sax breaks, the weary and reconciled sense of loss that is often the ironic triumph of Latin lyrics, whether they're sung in Spanish or English. Maybe 250 were pressed (it's pretty as all get-out too), and I thought my auction result for it was a steal for the buyer, but then again I paid less than a dime for it. Two ineffably good sides.










  
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 Posted March 10th, 2010 01:06 PM   IP              
Whoa...that latintones 45 is a great way to start off my day!!! Love the story of how you ended up with this 45 too...great stuff. Glad you still had the files. I'm slowly getting a great collection of these sides for my iPod :)




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Whoa...that latintones 45 is a great way to start off my day!!!


It's a sweet one, ain't it....thanks, Todd.
  
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 Posted March 10th, 2010 02:41 PM   IP              
I heard this one in person! And it is great.
   
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 Posted March 31st, 2010 11:51 AM   IP              
Woah. That Blind Blake single is a must hear for Beach Boys fans! It's sort of amazing the way that song evolved throughout history, with all the different things that happen to the poor kid. Some motivated writer should trace the evolution of "Sloop" in the same manner Marcus did with "Stagger Lee".


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