Sunday, September 10, 2017

Paul & Archie


[photos courtesy of Discogs, since I don't have the LP cover.]

Paul Shultz and Archie Heikkila.  

I found this LP in another LP cover which was mismatched.  Didn't notice it until I got home.  Easy mistake since the album cover it was found in was also by Paul & Archie.  I believe they made two LPs in the late 1970s.  Will post the other LP "Golden Country Memories" disc as soon as I find it.

I like the sound of these guys.  Reminds me a lot of Jimmie Driftwood for some reason.

An obituary search found one Archie Heikkila who was born near Wadena, Minnesota in 1921, and died in 2014 in Floodwood, Minnesota.  Could be him, who knows.  If anyone has more info, please leave a comment.

https://www.discogs.com/Paul-Shultz-And-Archie-Heikkila-Country-Classics-By-Paul-And-Archie/release/5709732

Great Grandad
http://picosong.com/wwnaN

No label
Year: ? (1970s)
Label location:  ?  (suspect Crookston, Mn)
Pressed by: ?

Tracklist:
1. Nikolina
2. The Auctioneer
3. Mansion On The Hill
4. Nobody Home On The Range Anymore
5. Wolverton Mountain
6. When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels
7. Accidentally On Purpose
8. Great Grandad
9.  The Chair That Rocked Us All
10. Don't Let Me Cross Over
11. The Singing Waterfall
12. The Evening Prayer

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sonny Williams

http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=will5400

http://www.45cat.com/artist/sonny-williams-memphis


Cotton Town Jubilee CT-100
Year: 1962
Label location: West Memphis, Arkansas
Pressed by:  ?

If You'll Be A Baby
http://picosong.com/wsJup

A Teardrop On A Rose
http://picosong.com/wsJJq

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nancy Lee And The Bachelors

http://hillbillycountry.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-oj-label.html

http://www.setxdist.com/ace127.htm


OJ 1004
Year: 1957
Label location:  Memphis, Tn
Pressed by: ? (possibly Plastic Products Co)

You're My Inspiration
 http://picosong.com/wsC7r

My Heart Has Wings
http://picosong.com/wsCWs 

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Mary Beth


This post is in response to an email request by the owner of the Flame Cafe's grandson, Marc.  Abe Percansky was the owner's real name, but he was also known as Abe Perkins (see bside label credit).

Marc writes:
"I grew up in the Flame the 1st 12 years of my life. I am 51 years old. It closed in 1978. It sure was a one of a kind place! Folks are still talking about it nearly 40 years after it closed."

Marc hopes to someday devote a website to the Flame Cafe and it's long storied past.  Here are a few photos for now:
http://www.magicmarcproductions.com/odds-ends-hall-of-fame/photos 

Another post from the same label:
http://somelocalloser.blogspot.com/2015/07/diane-flame.html 

If anyone knows of other releases on this label, let me know.

Some more information:
https://www.discogs.com/Mary-Beth-Your-Sweet-Love-/release/8647095

Flame (3102)
Year: 1972 or 1973
Label location: Minneapolis, Mn
Pressed by: Nashville Record Productions

Your Sweet Love
http://picosong.com/wskZu

You Should Live My Life
http://picosong.com/wskZA

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dorsey Ray Parsons


http://www.45cat.com/artist/dorsey-ray-parsons

B.E.S.
Year: 1964
Label location:  most likely West Virginia
Pressed by: King

A Few Hot Tears
http://picosong.com/WdNT

A Memory Walks The Floor
http://picosong.com/WdN7

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Mountain State Gospel Trio


Vocals: Vickey Wood and David Channels

http://justgospel.weebly.com/bounty-records.html

Bounty 7175
Year: 1971
Label location: Cleveland, Ohio
Pressed by:  Boddie Recordings/Pressings

One More River
http://picosong.com/W2Uh

In That Land
http://picosong.com/W2UZ

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Don Weston


Coast 9009
Year: ?
Label location: Los Angeles, Ca
Pressed by: ? (mid fifties)

Wildfire
http://picosong.com/W2U5

Superstition Mountain
http://picosong.com/W2U2

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Portraits

Song poem category
tag: Elizabeth Song and Commercial Writers, St. Paul, Minn

Liz
Year: 1963 
Label location: St. Paul, Mn
Pressed by: Kay Bank

If I Had A Picture Of You
http://picosong.com/79GG

White Orchid
http://picosong.com/79pF

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ralph Beebeau


Obituary from Star Tribune
Excerpt from another obituary:
"Ralph BeBeau was an entertainer. "Music involved Dad's entire life," said his daughter, Pamela Oettel. His band and his disc jockey gig were his passions for many years. His sequined suit, cowboy boots and large belt buckles were part of his persona. He was known as the Singing DJ to his radio audience. BeBeau died May 28 of liver cancer. He was 75.
He was heavily involved with music from the 1960s to the `80s. When he became a radio DJ, he worked for country stations KANO in Anoka, KRBI in St. Peter, WMIN in St. Paul and KTCR in Minneapolis. He also played guitar and bass and sang with his band, the Nite Riders.
The Nite Riders appeared in VFW and American Legion halls and bars across the Twin Cities area."


I couldn't find any info about any 601 bar.  Must have been a roadside joint that Dudley stopped at during his truck driving days.  Ralph's last name is mispelled here.  Correct spelling was Bebeau.  Born in 1930, died in 2005.

I've only seen two records of his, this being the other one:
http://www.45cat.com/record/2942us

Golden Wing GW3004
Year: 1962
Label location: Minneapolis, Mn
Pressed by: Kay Bank

The 601
http://picosong.com/MtxT

River Of Broken Dreams
http://picosong.com/MttX

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Jimmy Repp


Hammy 202
Year: ?
Label location:  Plaquemine, LA
Pressed by: ?

My Usual Cry
http://picosong.com/M6X7

Empty Arms
http://picosong.com/M6j3

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Billy Guitar


Del 103/104
Year: 1960
Label location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pressed by: ?

It Hurts So Much To See You Go
http://picosong.com/iK4G

Things That Might Have Been
http://picosong.com/iK5R

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Deutschmeisters


In defense of Polka music:
Polka was turned into a dirty word by the rock n roll generation.  Record dealers at record shows don't go near it, record stores put it in the free box.  I wish it wasn't this way, because I enjoy listening to it, and it has a long tradition.  Generations of Scandinavians expressed themselves and entertained their friends and community members with this music.  I respect anyone who learns how to play an instrument, and gets people to come together and dance to the sound of it.

I have over 400 polka records (78s, 45s and LPs) and I enjoy them.  It's just unassuming and fun music, and admittedly a little goofy.


Recar 101
Year: 1968
Label location: Minnesota
Pressed by: Kay Bank

North, South, East, West
http://picosong.com/iVPQ

Concertina Bounce
http://picosong.com/iVPG

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Lulu Bell & Scotty


KaHill 1003
Year: 1955
Label location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Pressed by: RCA

Any Old Time
http://picosong.com/iVFh

Company's Comin'
http://picosong.com/iVF7

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Ken Rogers


Driftwood 526
Year: 1955
Label location: Houma, Louisiana
Pressed by: Starday Custom

Soft Spot In My Heart
http://picosong.com/pDiA

That Same Old Lie
http://picosong.com/pDiz

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Steve Williams


BoBaker BB-0022/0023
Year: 1967
Label location: Forest Hills, N.Y.
Pressed by: ?

Little Teardrop
http://picosong.com/GJSi

Waiting At The Station
http://picosong.com/GJ6s

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Billy Dean and the Westernaires


As far as I know, the Request label was the first record company based in Minnesota.  That is if you don't count Herschel Gold Seal, which was an imprint of Gennett, in Indiana.   The Request labels were printed gold on green, which makes them difficult to read.  I would guess it started in the mid to late 1940s.  I know of about 20 or so releases on Request.

Billy Dean was a cousin of Eddie Dean

http://www.hillbilly-music.com/programs/story/index.php?prog=540

Request D-1201
Year: 1951
Label location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pressed by:  Request (?)

Sioux City Sue
http://picosong.com/rxdU

How Can You Say You Love Me
http://picosong.com/rxdS

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bonnie Baldwin (2nd post)

Source: West Virginia's Traditional Country Music, by Ivan M. Tribe, Jacob L. Bapst

Bon-Win
Year: 1965
Label location: Bridgeport, Ohio
Pressed by: Rite

I'm The Children's Mother
http://picosong.com/rYqW

The Mocking Bird
http://picosong.com/rYkE

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Carl Berth



North Lake 2651
Year: 1965
Label location: Otter Lake, Michigan
Pressed by: ?

Here She Comes Heart
http://picosong.com/dHai

In From Lonelyville
http://picosong.com/dHH3

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Pat Kendrick And The Western Rounders


(credit to Deadwax for some info)

Blue Diamond D-12938
Year: best guess 1965-1967
Label location: Nashville, Tn
Pressed by: ? (recorded by Damon Recordings in Kansas City, Mo)

I Can't Get Over Losing You
http://picosong.com/dbeR/

I Promise I'll Be Good
http://picosong.com/dbeS

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