Howie Stange, “Real Gone Daddy”, vocal – Jim Flaherty’s Caravan


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A popular artist with country and western fans, Jim Flaherty performed often and helped organize and promote country music in New England with his howie stange1concerts 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)

download (Thanks Mr. Steve Stange, son to Howie!)




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frankie stange lonesome

courtesy Steve Stange


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two more songs posted by Steve:

Howie Stange “What would you do if Jesus came to your house?


Keep a light in your window tonight






mell stang sorry

courtesy Steve Dickerman

Howie StangYou never had it so good

(courtsey Mr. Stevie Stange)