RHYTHM HARMONEERS on the Jamboree label (not Nashville, but Shreveport, La.) # 2800. Leader was Tom Bearden. « Women Drivers » is the Bill Carlisle song (Mercury). Harmony vocals and a fine guitar on this utptempo. The Harmoneers went also in 1953 on the Flair 1003 (subsidiary label to Modern) with « Good Old Chlororophyll ».
The Blues You Gave Me
PAUL WILSON on another Louisiana label, Picture # 1001, released 1962 or ’63. « The Blues You Gave Me » is a steel led uptempo (plus solo) with piano, a really moving track. The record was produced by one M. F. Machart, who also produced Sleepy LaBeff « Ride on Josephine » (Picture 1937) Anothee Wilson record was « You Don’t Love Me » (Pcture 1002) – untraced.
The 3 following songs are by JOHNNY HENDERSON, a West coast artist who cut for High Time in 1956-57. Backed by The Texas Hired Hands, he released « The Girl I Love Is n Okie » (# 117), a medium uptempo bopper, lovely rhythm, although no fiddle. B-side is similar in style : « Down Beside The Rio Grande » High Time 118). « Any Old Port In A torm » (High Time 177) is easily found on compilations, not its flipside , a bluesy item with lively vocal « Rocket In My Pocket ».
All Because Of You
The Tug Boat Song
John R. McKearn
On the Hi-Lite label (Alabama 1959) the team led by JOHN R. McKEARN (backed on side A by Billy Stockstill) offers « All Because Of You » (# 510) : forceful rural vocal, a mid-tempo track, great guitar. The B-side has « The Tug Boast Song » backed by Luden R. Gouedy is uptempo Rockabilly. Same good guitar and piano in the background. This disc is valued at $ 200-300 in Lincoln book.
On the (U.S.) London label # 16032 from 1950, on to HANK DALTON & the Brakemen. He was actually Alton Delmore with Ray Smith . Here they do a great train song « Hummingbird Special », same style of the Delmore Brothers.
A nice mid-tempo Rockabilly with Country overtones by the PILGRIM BROTHERS on their own Pilgrim label (# 2001) : « (Slow) Cold Rain ».
(Slow) Cod Rain
An Hillbilly boppper from North Hollywood : « Let’s Pitch Little Woo » by VICTOR FREESE on the Coin 105 label,1957.
Let's Pitch A Little Woo
A nice ballad bopper- fiddle – bass chords guitar, then an average solo. It’s KIRMET PHILIPS on Dub 2841 and « Walking Alone Tonight »
Walking Alone Tonight
From San Antonio, Tx, in August 1960, JOE B. & CHARLIE DAVIS release « Shut Your Big Mouth » on TNT 9033. Good guitar. Flip is a train song, « Mississipi Central ».
Shut Your Big Fat Mouth
Joe B. & Charlie Davis
Somebody Needs Your Love
sources: Gripsweat (Johnny Henderson); Bert Martins’ 1970s’ tapes (Hank Dalton); YouTube (Victor Freese, Rhythm Harmoneers); my own archives.
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