early May 2011 fortnight’s favourites

Howdy folks. We begin in Texas (Marshall) with the energetic duet MACK & GWEN for « Baby I Want Another Date With You » – could be from 1959-60 on the Phil label. Then JOHNNY BROWN on the Big State label (El Paso, Texas) for the fabulous « Shame » (3 steel solos!), vocal assured by « Sammy » (Sammy Smith is the songwriter)

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Big State 718 Johnny Brown Shame

This is a very special feature. I’ve noticed a singer from Georgia, CLYDE BEAVERS, who sounded interesting. First he appeared on the famous STARDAY CUSTOM serie (he gave his own state as label, GEORGIA) as a Hillbilly Bopper in 1955; he pursued his carreer on other labels, finally hitting a bit on Mercury in 1957 with « Crying For My Baby« . Constant quality of his recordings. Hence 4 tracks by him in chronological order.

532B (Georgia) Clyde beavers - my baby is gonetempwood 1039 clyde beavers still loving you

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The seventh track is a favourite of mine. Alexander « Papa » Lightfoot cut the wild (raucous vocal + harmonica) « Wine, Women And Whiskey » in New Orleans, added by a guitar player (Guitar Gable) and  just a drummer in 1952. What a sound, what a savagery! Imperial label.

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Papa Lightfoot

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Enjoy every tune, folks! Comments welcome!