Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dorsey Ray Parsons

Year: 1964
Label location:  most likely West Virginia
Pressed by: King

A Few Hot Tears

A Memory Walks The Floor

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Mountain State Gospel Trio

Vocals: Vickey Wood and David Channels

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

One More River

In That Land

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Don Weston

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


Superstition Mountain

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Portraits

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

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

If I Had A Picture Of You

White Orchid

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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:

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

The 601

River Of Broken Dreams

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Jimmy Repp

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

My Usual Cry

Empty Arms

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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

Things That Might Have Been

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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

Concertina Bounce

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Lulu Bell & Scotty

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

Any Old Time

Company's Comin'

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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

That Same Old Lie

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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

Waiting At The Station

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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

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

Sioux City Sue

How Can You Say You Love Me

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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

Year: 1965
Label location: Bridgeport, Ohio
Pressed by: Rite

I'm The Children's Mother

The Mocking Bird

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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

In From Lonelyville

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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

I Promise I'll Be Good

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