Howdy, folks ! Hello to returning visitors – welcome to new ones. This is the early April 2018 bopping fortnight’s selection (10 sides ranging from 1947 to 1965).

I would not call a minor artist, such one who released 4 records, and even had his own label. This is the case of TOMMY LITTLE & His Sunrise Rangers. Obviously based in Durham, N.C., he appeared on a N.Y. label Ollit (# 2001) for « Mean Mean Woman » : a 1947 country rocker (heavy drums and bass, plus a mandolin break) ; the flipside « One Time Too Often » is medium, a nice loping guitar. What a good start !

Mean Mean Woman

Tommy Little "Mean Mean Woman"Tommyy Little, "One Time Too Often"

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One Time Too Often

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Tommy Little "I don't mind being blue"Little goes on on his seemingly own label, Tommy’s 1012 with «  I don’t mind being blue » , a fast and happy vocal over an urgent backing..

I Don’t Mind Being Blue

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Finally he appeared on Colonial 116 (subsidiary of Hollywood’s Modern, not the N.C. Label of Johnny Dee) with « High Geared Daddy », a common macho theme of the era. Fast two guitars and vocal. Is this the same song as Webb Pierce‘s ? (see elsewhere in the site for it).Tommy Little "High Geared Daddy"

High Geared Daddy

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Next artist is a real unknown from 1958. Nevertheles his record is much sought after, and it attains $ 600-750 when sold. OTIS WHITE and the Hillrockers out of Vidalia, Ga. has the Rockabilly side (great guitar and slapping bass plus swooping piano) for « Shape Up » on the Gala label # 101. On Gala 102, White this time alone, delivers a very convincing Hillbilly rock (fiddle solo and heavy drums) with « A Losing Game » from 1958/59. The flipside « You been doing me wrong » escaped my researching antennas..

Ois White "Shape Up"Shape UpOtis White "A Losing Game"

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A Losing Game

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Way up North in Michigan on the Bart label (7G 25/26) for a two-sided Rock’n’Roll classic by LAFAYETTE YARBOROUGH No inferior side, both are of the highest standard : « Cool Cool Baby » and « Livin’ Doll » have a solid guitar and a high vocal. The Bart record is sold for $ 800 or 1000 and it deserves them well!

Cool Cool Baby”

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“Livin’ Doll

downloadLafayette Yarborough "Livin' Doll"Lafayette Yarborough "Cool Cool Baby"

 

Finally from 1965 in Tampa, Florida : HEROLD WHITE & His Country Masters for « You’re Not Mine » : a fast wailing vocal and a great embroidering guitar are to be found on the Fuller label # 2522.                      “You’re Not Mine

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That’s it folks ! If you found something of interest in those selections, please leave a comment, you’re welcome !

Sources : 45-cat or 78-worlds, YouTube (various contributors, Cheesebrew Wax Archives or HillbillyBoogie1 are my best sources). My own archives.