From New York on the Mell label (same as Howie Stang‘s) (# 121) by one MOREY DUBOIS. “If you can spare the time” is obviously inspired by 1950 Lefty Frizzell hit, bit it’s Rockabilly from 1959. From Hammond, Indiana, we find BILLY REED and “Honky-tonk mama” a fine medium hillbilly bopper full of steel and fiddle. Topical lyrics. Campfire 45-33.
A popular artist with country and western fans, Jim Flaherty performed often and helped organize and promote country music in New England with his concerts as well as through his position as manager of the successful Belmont Record Shop in Hartford. Jim recorded a country-ish cover of Elvis Presley’s hit “Are You Lonesome Tonight” (vocals by Howie Stange) / “My Foolish Heart” with vocals by Morey Dubois on Frankie Records FR-7. He cut more on Frankie, the forgettable double-sider “My Darling Rosie”/I’ll Never Be The Same” by Lou Dee. Jim also recorded two fine rockabilly/rockers tunes on a rare single on Jenn Records (J-101), “Real Gone Daddy“/”This Old Bomb of Mine” with vocals by Howie Stange. Finally Connecticut born Stange recorded on the New York Mell label (# 120) the fine double-sider ballad “Baby I’m Sorry/You Never Had It So Good“. “Are you lonesome to-night” (Frankie)