Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Rare Bach Boys

The Rare Bach Boys
KVOO Recording Service

Rarebach and Let 'Em Have It boys

Side one — CP-6819

1. That's A Plenty
2. Yes Sir, That's My Baby
3. Batttle Hymn Of The Republic
4. Darktown Strutters' Ball
5. Bye Bye Blues
6. Bill Bailey
7. Hot Damn Daddy

Side two —CP-6820

1.  Wolverine Blues
2.  Coney Island Baby
3.  Wasbash Blues
4.  Lies
5.  Oh, You Beautfiul Doll
6.  Ida, Sweet As Apple Cidar
7.  Indiana

G. H. Westby - Johnson Hill, Jr. - Carl Broman - Garth Caylor - Jack Freese
Joe Kremer - Ross Cockrell - Phil Dial - Charles March - Benton Ferguson

The "Boys" are all top executives in Tulsa companies playing Dixieland jazz.

Spotted at ebay here

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Naomi Carpenter (Log Cabin LP)

Naomi Carpenter
Naomi Sings

Log Cabin Records
no number


Side 1 — 17247

1. The Hope Of All The World
2. I See A Bridge
3. He'll Lead You Out
4. Sinner, Where Will You Stand
5. Look Out On The Fields
6. There's Peace Of Mind

Side 2 — 17248

1. Naomi
2. We Better Pray
3. This Sinful World
4/ That Lost Sheep
5. What Heaven Will Do For You
6. The Only Answer

Produced by Rusty York, recorded at Jewel Recording Studios, Mt. Healthy, Ohio
All songs written by Naomi with the exception of the words to the song "Naomi" written by Pat Dossenbach.

Born in the southern hills of Ohio, near a small town called Waterloo, Naomi Carpenter began to play an organ and sing at the age of eight.  At the age of 14, she started traveling across different states singing on radio, churches and auditoriums, trying to be a blessing to all she came in contact with.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Joybells (All Gospel Records)

The Joybells

27397 -   I'm Gonna Walk Talk And Sing (Whitey Gleason)

The Joybells
Featuring Little Miss Joey

27398 -  Led Out Of Bondage (Prather)

All Gospel Records
5738 Rosebury Dr.
Dayton, OH

Late 1970 or early 1971

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunshine Five on Tucker

Sunshine Five

30981 - Since He Came Into My Heart
30982 - Lonesome Road Blues

Tucker Records
Recorded by Rite Records Productions
Both songs written by Moss Tucker, pseudo. of Richard B. Tucker

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sweetie Jones (Scottie)

Sweetie Jones

CP-2354 - I've Been Wrong
CP -2355 -Baby Please Don't Leave

Scottie 1312

James Randall Jones
Discography Rockin' Country Style

Bio here at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame website (with thanks for the Sweetie Jones picture)

The uncomped side (I've Been Wrong)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wanda K. Lefler on Alvic Records

34581 - Amnesty
34582 - Rocky Top

35937 - It's Time To Cry
35938 - Johnny B. Goode

Larry J. Petrey producer
Winston May Sound
Wanda K. Lefler resided in Frankfort, Kentucky until recently.   There is a picture of her from the late 80's in The John Harrod Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Prodigal-Jerome Meriwether

The Prodigal-Jerome Meriwether

RR-42245-A - Sinner's prayer
(J.Meriwether-V. Vaughn)

RR-42245-B -Someone is Going to Meet Me

Supernatural Productions
19401 W. McNichols
Detroit, Michigan 48219

Producer : Jerome Meriwether
Assistant : Jerry Kyser
Composer : Jerome Meriwether
Music director : T. Thomas


Co-writer of the top side is Viola Vaughn, who later moved with her husband, jazz musician Sam Sanders, to Senegal, Africa,  Jerome Meriwether wrote several songs with her.  See BMI database

One 2001 article describe him as a griot and tour leader at the Motown Historical Museum :
"Motown was the heartbeat of young America," said Jerome Meriwether, griot and a tour leader at the Motown Historical Museum. "But these cats were the heartbeat of Motown."

Though they get 33,000 visitors a year -- many from Europe -- there are likely to be only four or five other guests when you arrive to join a tour led by -- if you're lucky -- Jerome Meriwether.

Meriwether, it must be said, is the kind of guy who somehow manages to get away with wearing sunglasses on a dark and stormy day.

He calls the old musicians who once hit gold in these rooms "cats.".  It also doesn't hurt that he went to school with Smokey Robinson and that his neighbors were "all the cats that were playing over here." He'll show you photos of Detroit-bred stars like Mary Wells ("My Guy"), the Supremes, the Contours and the Miracles, a display case with three pink sequined dresses worn by the Supremes, and five bright green sequined jackets from the Temptations.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Juanita Stewart Miles (Revel)

Juanita Stewart Miles
Organist : Wm. Brown
Pianist : A. Tolbert

37387 - Jesus You're My Friend 
(J. Miles, Tieway Music BMI)

37388 -  [unknown title]            

Revel Records
Dist.: Bennett's Records
3152 Delta Dr. Jackson, Ms. 39213


Detroit gospel singer, Juanita Stewart Miles had previously recorded a full album on Tieway Records. See this blog here

Ring My Door Bell

Chuck Jones and  the Links

CP-3637 - Ring My Door Bell

CP-3638  - Give My Heart A Break
B. Nelson, Nelson Pub. Co.

Belle Meade 424

Not listed in the AS/PMA discography

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Richard Soliday on Indian

Richard Soliday
Phyllis Bolch, Piano
Norman Morrow, Guitar

27177 - The Old Apache
Bruce Culver

27178 - Will Of The Oologah Country
Maggie Culver Fry

Indian no#
Claremore, Oklahoma

Richard Soliday
McAlester High School choir teacher , Oklahoma public school teaching
Worked full time as a teacher in the State Prison at Boley  see
Maggie Culver Fry
Oklahoma Poet Laureate, Emeritus Maggie Culver Fry was born near Vian, Oklahoma in 1900

Nabor 140 (Elizabeth Johnson)

Elizabeth JOHNSON
19619 - Heartbreak Highway
19620 - Cloud of Happiness

Nabor 140


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Zehn Archar

Baltimore band led by Richard Taylor.  Had 4 releases pressed by Rite Records between 1978 and 1980

39181 - Rock & Roll Punks //
39182 - The Last Time.

RMT Recordings (1978)
EP "Public Comfort Station"
39669 - Situation Suffocation / Fame's Debris // 
39670 - She Tried Again / San Quentin Quail
Omegalpha Records (1979)
40591 - Charm City Blues //
40592 - Suburbia Hard

Omegalpha Records (1980) 
EP "Beat Street" 

2nd record (picture sleeve)

John Brown Trio (Northway Records)

John Brown Trio

12785 ~ It's My Lovin' Baby
Salyers-Harris  Northway Music BM

12786 ~ Love Is A Wonderful Thing
J. Brown Northway Music  BMI

Northway 1001
Produced By Sandy Salyers 

PO Box 18
Ionia, Michigan

Pat Sage (Drums, vocals) John Brown (Guitar, vocals) Big Al Vandetti (Bass, vocals)