IN THE CAN : SEPTEMBER 1957
September 1, 1957 : CHUCK CARBO, the former lead singer of the Spiders,
does his second solo session for Imperial. The resulting single "I Miss
You"/"Times" is released on Imperial 5479 in December. "I Miss You" was
previously recorded by the Teen Queens (a Leiber-Stoller production).
Carbo gets vocal support from Big Boy Miles and Issacher Gordon.
Produced by Dave Bartholomew at Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans.
September 1, 1957 : SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON waxes six tracks at the Chess
studio in Chicago. "Born Blind"/"Ninety Nine" will come out on Checker
883 in January 1958 and "Cross My Heart"/"Dissatisfied" on Checker 910
in December 1958. "Unseen Eye" and "Little Village" stay in the vaults
until the release of the LP "Bummer Road" (Chess LP 1536) in 1969.
Personnel : Sonny Boy Williamson II (vocals / harmonica) ; Robert
Lockwood, Jr. and Luther Tucker (guitars) ; Willie Dixon (bass) ;
Otis Spann (piano) ; Fred Below (drums).
Wednesday, September 4, 1957 : SID KING and the Five Strings do a four-
track session at the Clifford Herring Studio in Fort Worth, Texas.
Selected for the next single is "I've Got the Blues"/"What Have Ya Got
To Lose" (Columbia 41019, October). "Warmed Over Kisses, Left Over Love"
and "Twenty-One" stay in the vaults until they are rescued by Bear Family
in 1980 (LP "Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight", BFX 15048).
Personnel : Sid King (vocals / guitar) ; Billy King (lead guitar) ;
Ken Massey (bass) ; Mel Robinson (sax) ; Dewey Meadows (piano) ; Dave
White (drums). Produced by Don Law.
September 4, 1957 : TOMMY BROWN is in New Orleans (Cosimo Recording
Studio), where four songs are committed to tape. "Rock Away My Blues"/
"Someday, Somewhere" is chosen for single release (Imperial 5476,
November), while "You've Got To Deal Sometime" and "Just Once More"
Surprisingly, both sides of the US single (Imperial 5476) will soon see
a Belgian release (London 9.5.024).
Personnel : Lee Allen (tenor sax) ; Red Tyler (baritone sax) ; Paul
Gayten (piano) ; Justin Adams (guitar) ; Frank Fields (bass) ; Charles
'Hungry' Williams (drums).
September 4, 1957 : One of CLYDE McPHATTER's less memorable sessions
at the Atlantic studio in New York City. "No Love Like Her Love" and
"That's Enough For Me" end up on the same single (Atlantic 1170) in
December. "If I Make It" remains unissued. Produced by Ahmet Ertegun
and Jerry Wexler.
September 5, 1957 : MARVIN RAINWATER and CONNIE FRANCIS duet on the
single "The Majesty Of Love"/"You My Darlin' You" (MGM 12555, rush-
released). It will become Connie's first entry into the Billboard charts,
albeit a modest one (1 week at # 93). The orchestra is conducted by Sid
Bass. Location is possibly Coastal Recording Company in New York City.
(Probably) September 5, 1957 : JERRY LEE LEWIS records the raw take
of "You Win Again", which will be overdubbed with backing vocals in
October for release on Sun 281 in November (B-side of "Great Balls Of
Fire"). Also recorded are "Ooby Dooby" (first released on the 1974 LP
"Rockin' And Free", Sun 6467029, UK) and "I Forgot To Remember To
Forget" (first version, there also exists a better Sun version from
1961), which is first issued on the 10-LP box "Jerry Lee Lewis : The
Sun Years" (Sun Box 102) in 1982.
Personnel : Jerry Lee Lewis (vocals / piano) ; Sid Manker (guitar) ;
Otis Jett (drums). Produced by Sam Phillips and Jack Clement at the
Sun studio in Memphis.
September 5-7, 1957 : Three-day session for ELVIS PRESLEY at Radio
Recorders in Hollywood. The first day produces "Blue Christmas" and
a new version of "Treat Me Nice" (the recording of May 3, 1957, is
the movie version), which is released on September 24 as the B-side
of "Jailhouse Rock" (recorded on April 30, 1957) on RCA 47-7035.
On September 6 five tracks are laid down : "My Wish Came True"
(shelved until June 1959, when it becomes the flip of "A Big Hunk
O'Love", RCA 7600), "White Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus",
"Silent Night" and "Don't" (to be released in January 1958 as RCA 7150).
The final day is devoted to four more songs for the LP "Elvis' Christmas
Album" (RCA LOC 1035, October) : "O Little Town Of Bethlehem", "Santa
Bring My Baby Back (To Me)", "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" and "I'll
Be Home For Christmas".
Personnel : Elvis Presley (vocals / guitar) ; Scotty Moore (guitar) ;
Bill Black (bass) ; D.J. Fontana (drums) ; Dudley Brooks (piano) ;
The Jordanaires, Millie Kirkham (background vocals).
Produced by Steve Sholes.
September 6, 1957 : HAYDEN THOMPSON cuts five tracks at 706 Union
Avenue in Memphis. "One Broken Heart" will be used for the B-side of
his first single release, the previously recorded "Love My Baby"
(Phillips International 3517, October). "Fairlane Rock"/"Blues, Blues,
Blues" will see its first release on a French single (Sun 605) in 1976.
"Mama, Mama, Mama" and "You Are My Sunshine" stay in the can until the
release of the Various artists 10-inch LP "Rockabilly Jamboree" (Sun
CFM 505, France) in 1981.
Thompson is accompanied by : Roland Janes (guitar) ; Marvin Pepper
(bass) ; Jimmy Van Eaton (drums). Produced by Sam Phillips.
September 9, 1957 : THE BLOSSOMS, formerly the Dreamers, have their
first session under their new name. Four tracks are recorded in Los
Angeles. "Move On"/"He Promised Me" is selected for single release
(Capitol 3822, October). "Baby" and "Misty Moon" stay in the vaults.
The Blossoms are : Annette Williams, Nannette Williams, Fanita Barrett
and Gloria Jones. Backing by Eddie Beal and his orchestra.
September 9-10, 1957 : Two days of sessions by THE FIVE KEYS at New
York's Capitol studio yield eight tracks. First released is "It's A
Cryin' Shame"/"Do Anything" (Capitol 3830, November), followed by
"From Me To You"/"Whippety Whirl" (Capitol 3861, January 1958).
"With All My Love" comes out in March 1958 (Capitol 3948), "Handy
Andy" in July 1958 (Capitol 4009). "Every Heart Is Home At Christmas"
has to wait until November 1990 for a release on Capitol CDP 7 947012
(Various artists CD "Christmas Kisses"). "Dog Gone Baby" remains in
Arranged and conducted by Sid Feller, with possibly King Curtis on
tenor sax. Lead vocals by Rudy West, except on "Every Heart …".
September 10, 1957 : THE DIAMONDS cut their next single, "Sweet Wild Honey"/
"Passion Flower" (Mercury 71194, last week of September). Also recorded is
"Dance With Me", which ends up on an EP (Mercury EP 1-3390) in early 1958.
Arranged and conducted by David Carroll at Universal Recording in Chicago.
September 10, 1957 : Five days after his previous session, JERRY LEE
LEWIS is back at the Sun studio in Memphis. Three of the four songs
that are recorded end up on the EP "The Great Ball Of Fire" (Sun EPA
107, November) : "Mean Woman Blues", "I'm Feeling Sorry" and "Turn
Around". "Why Should I Cry Over You" stays in the can until the release
of the 10-LP set mentioned above (1982). Co-producer Jack Clement had
tuned the piano all day beforehand to get a strange harpsichord effect.
Personnel : Jerry Lee Lewis (vocals / piano) ; Roland Janes (guitar) ;
Jay W. Brown or Billy Riley (bass) ; Jimmy Van Eaton (drums).
September 11, 1957 : JIMMY BREEDLOVE, formerly with the Cues, waxes
his second and last single for Atlantic in New York City : "I Can
Still Hear You Say You Love Me"/"I Wish I Were Twins" (Atco 6105,
November). Three other titles from this session have never been issued :
"I Sold My Heart To the Junkie", "Stop Dem Clouds" and "The Giant".
September 11, 1957 : During the evening (20:30-23:30) STAN FREBERG
records "Wun'erful, Wun'erful (Side Uh-one)" and "Wun'erful, Wun'erful,
(Side Uh-Two)" at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood. Released on October 14
(Capitol 3815), the record will peak at # 32 on the Billboard charts.
Some artists didn't mind being satirized by Freberg (Johnnie Ray,
Eartha Kitt, Elvis Presley), but Lawrence Welk was definitely not one
of them. ("Turn off the bubble machine!")
Backing by Billy May and his orchestra (12 musicians). The label says
"Featuring Chuck Schrouder and The Lemon Sisters with accordion medley
by Billy Liebert (side 1) ; "Featuring Peggy Taylor and Daws Butler
(side 2)". Produced by Ken Nelson.
September 11, 1957 : three-track session for HAWKSHAW HAWKINS at the
RCA studio in Nashville. "Sensation"/"(Is My) Ring On Your Finger"
becomes his next single (RCA 7054, October). "Freedom" will stay on
the shelf until 1991 (CD boxset "HAWK" (Bear Family BCD 15539)).
Personnel : Hawkshaw Hawkins (vocals / guitar) ; Chet Atkins, Carl
Garvin and Jim Hall (guitars) ; Grady Martin (electric guitar) ; Otis
Shook (rhythm guitar) ; Bob Moore (bass) ; Buddy Harman (drums).
Session produced by Chet Atkins.
September 11, 1957 : At Bradley Sudio in Nashville MEL TILLIS records
"This Heart" and "Take My Hand" for his next single (Columbia 41038,
Session details unknown, produced by Don Law.
September 11, 1957 : LARRY WILLIAMS records two genuine rock 'n' roll
classics at Master Recorders in Hollywood : "Bony Moronie" (Specialty
615, October) and "Slow Down" (Specialty 626, March 1958). " I Was A
Fool To Let You Go" will be used as the B-side of "Peaches And Cream"
in September 1958 (Specialty 647). "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" eventually gets
a place on the LP "Here's Larry Williams" (Specialty SP 2109, October
1959) and "Zing Zing" stays on the shelf until the appearance of the
LP "The Unreleased Larry Williams" (Specialty SP 2158) in 1974.
Personnel for this session : Larry Williams (vocals / piano) ; Plas
Johnson and John E. Oliveri (tenor saxes) ; Jewell Grant (baritone
sax) ; Rene Hall (guitar) ; Ted Brinson (bass) ; Earl Palmer (drums).
Produced by Art Rupe.
Friday, September 13, 1957 : CHARLES BROWN waxes a one-off single for
the Atlantic subsidiary East-West. It is the first New York City session
of his long career. "When Did You Leave Heaven"/"We've Got A Lot In
Common" is released on East-West 106 in February 1958. A third track,
"The Bells", is first issued on the LP "Merry Christmas Baby" (Varese
Sarabande) in 2000.
Personnel : Al Caiola, Charles Holloway (guitars) ; Jerome Richardson
(sax) ; Moe Wechsler (piano) ; Milt Hinton (bass) ; Joe Marshall (drums) ;
Harry Brewer (marimba) ; Unknown (vocal group).
September 15, 1957 : PAT BOONE spends the afternoon at Radio Recorders
in Hollywood. "April Love"/"When the Swallows Come Back To Capistrano"
(Dot 15660, September 30) will give him his fifth number one.
Personnel : Howard Roberts, Tony Rizzi (guitars) ; Larry Breen (bass) ;
Milt Rogers (piano) ; Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) ; Gene Cipriano, Mahlon
Clark, Justin Gordon, Babe Russin (saxes) ; Nick Fatool (drums). Plus
a 6-piece string section conducted by Felix Slatkin.
Arranged and conducted by Billy Vaughn, produced by Randy Wood.
September 16, 1957 : THE DEL VIKINGS, now without Gus Backus who is in
the Army, cut the single "I'm Spinning"/"When I Come Home" (Mercury 71198,
October). Two days later they record "Your Book Of Life" (Mercury 71241,
December) and the LP tracks "Nobody's Kisses But Yours" and "A Meeting
Of the Eyes" ("The Swinging Singing Del Vikings Record Session", Mercury
MG 20353, May 1958). Lead singer is Clarence Quick.
Location on both days : New York City, unknown studio.
September 17, 1957 : WANDA JACKSON records one of her best rockers,
"Fujiyama Mama", and its flip, "No Wedding Bells For Joe" (Capitol 3843,
November). "Fujiyama Mama" was originally recorded by Annisteen Allen in
1954, also for Capitol (3048). The third track from this session is "Just
A Queen For A Day" (Capitol 3941, March 1958, B-side of "Honey Bop").
Personnel : Buck Owens, Billy Strange (guitars) ; Hollie Bundock (bass) ;
Merrill Moore (piano) ; Roy Harte (drums).
Produced by Ken Nelson at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood.
September 18, 1957 : JOE BENNETT and the Sparkletones record the
follow-up to "Black Slacks", which enters the Top 30 during this week.
"Penny Loafers And Bobby Socks"/"Rocket" (ABC-Paramount 9867, November)
will provide them with their second and last chart entry, peaking at
# 42. "Number One On My Love List" and "Let's Go Rock And Roll" are
held in the can until 1983, when they appear on the LP "Black Slacks"
However, by mistake "Number One On My Love List" was released on a Swedish
EP (Karusell KSEP 3104, 1958), instead of "Rocket" as mentioned on the
Personnel : Joe Bennett (vocals / guitar) ; Howard Childress (vocals /
guitar) ; Wayne Arthur (bass) ; Jimmy Denton (drums).
Produced by Don Costa at Bell Sound Studios in New York City.
September 18, 1957 : DICKEY LEE (re)records the single "Good Lovin'"/
"Memories Never Grow Old" (Sun 280, October), after a previous, rejected
attempt on August 21. "Good Lovin'" is the Clovers hit (# 2 R&B) from
1953. Label credit goes to "Dickey Lee and the Collegiates". It will
remain his only Sun 45. Produced by Sam Phillips at the Sun studio in
September 19, 1957 : At the RCA Studio in Nashville AL TERRY records
"Bring Me Some Rain"/"Coconut Girl" for his new single (Hickory 1071,
November) and a rocked up re-recording of his classic hit "Good Deal
Lucille" (Hickory 1075, March 29, 1958).
Personnel : Chet Atkins, Hank Garland and Ray Edenton (guitars) ; Chas
Theriot (steel guitar) ; Lightnin' Chance (bass) ; Buddy Harman (drums) ;
Floyd Cramer (piano) ; The Jordanaires (backup vocals).
Produced by Wesley Rose.
September 22, 1957 : Singer-songwriter PAUL HAMPTON makes his debut as
a recording artist, at New York City's Columbia Studio. The resulting
single, "Play It Cool"/"Classy Baby" is released on Columbia 41037 in
October. Arranged and conducted by Ray Ellis.
September 23, 1957 : JOHNNY OTIS and his revue complete the recording
of the LP "The Johnny Otis Show" (Capitol T 940, February 1958) with
the long opening track, "Shake It Lucy Baby", "Livin' In Misery" and
the instrumental "Theme", which segues on the LP into "Good Golly"
(recorded on August 19). Unreleased from this session is a track by
Little Arthur Matthews, which is listed in the Capitol files as "Little
Arthur's number". Several overdubs follow in October and November.
Personnel : Johnny Otis (vocals / vibraphone) ; Don Johnson, Paul Lopez
(trumpets) ; George Washington (trombone) ; Plas Johnson, Jackie Kelso,
Fred Harmon (saxes) ; Jimmy Nolen (guitar) ; Curtis Counce (bass) ; Ray
Johnson (piano) ; Earl Palmer (drums) ; Red Gilson (announcements on
"Shake It Lucy Baby") ; Plus a 4-piece vocal group led by Vince Howard.
Produced by Tom Morgan at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood.
September 24, 1957 : After two years without a recording contract,
COWBOY COPAS is now signed to Dot Records. His first session for the label
yields the single "Blue Kimona"/"Breeze" (Dot 15668, October 29).
Personnel : Cowboy Copas (vocals / guitar) ; Jordanaires (vocal chorus) ;
plus unknown musicians.
Produced by Mac Wiseman.
September 24, 1957 : In Hollywood (Master Recorders), RICKY NELSON cuts
four titles for his first LP, "Ricky" (Imperial LP 9048, November) :
"Boppin' the Blues", Your True Love", "Honeycomb" and "Baby I'm Sorry".
Musicians : Joe Maphis, Howard Roberts (guitars) ; George DeNaut (bass) ;
Roger Renner (piano) ; Earl Palmer (drums) ; The Jordanaires (vocal group).
Arranged by Buzz Adlam, produced by Jimmie Haskell and Ozzie Nelson.
September 24-26, 1957 : During three days of extended sessions, HANK
THOMPSON records the LP "Dance Ranch" (Capitol T 975, April 1958), at
the Capitol Tower in Hollywood. Tracks : "Beaumont Rag", "Headin' Down
the Wrong Highway", "After All the Things I've Done", "Woodchopper's
Ball", "Drivin' Nails In My Coffin", "Klishama Klingo", "Bartender's
Polka", "Bubbles In My Beer", "Make Room In Your Heart", "Summit Ridge
Drive", "I Wouldn't Miss It For the World", "Lawdy What A Gal".
Two singles are also laid down, on the 25th : "Just An Old Flame"/
"If I'm Not Too Late" (Capitol 3850, December) and "How Do You Hold
A Memory"/"Li'l Liza Jane" (Capitol 3950, March 1958).
Personnel : Hank Thompson (vocals / guitar / leader) ; Joe Maphis
(guitar) ; Bobbie White (steel guitar) ; Billy Briggs Stewart (bass) ;
Billy Armstrong, Harold Hensley, Billy Peters (fiddles) ; Vic Davis
(piano) ; Paul McGhee (drums) ; The Stamps Quartet (vocal group).
Bob Bain's guitar is overdubbed during several sessions in October.
Produced by Ken Nelson.
September 25, 1957 : At Radio Recorders in Hollywood, JOE MAPHIS and
LARRY COLLINS record four instrumental tracks for an EP called "Swinging
Strings" (Columbia B-2141, January 27, 1958) : "Early American", "The
Rockin' Gypsy", "Hurricane" and "Bye Bye".
Musicians : Joe Maphis, Larry Collins (guitars) ; Johnny Bond (rhythm
guitar) ; Leon M. Silby (guitar / banjo) ; Skeets McDonald (bass) ;
Pee Wee Adams (drums). Produced by Don Law.
September 25, 1957 : Marvin Gaye's first group, THE MARQUEES, have their
first session at the CBS Building on Broadway in New York City. Backed by
Bo Diddley and his band, they cut "Wyatt Earp"/"Hey Little School Girl",
for release on Okeh 7096 in late November. However, after the session,
Okeh decides that it doesn't like the way Bo's band sounds on "Wyatt
Earp". On November 12, the Marquees return to re-record the song using
a studio band ; this is the cut that was released.
From Washington D.C., the Marquees consist of Reese Palmer (first tenor),
Marvin Gaye, James Nolan (both second tenor / baritone) and Chester
September 26, 1957 : HUELYN DUVALL, freshly signed to the new Challenge
label, undertakes his first session for the company, at Bradley Studio in
Nashville. "Teen Queen"/"Comin' Or Goin'" is chosen as his debut release
(Challenge 1012, November) while "Boom Boom Baby"/"Pucker Paint" will be
used for a future single (Challenge 59069, March 1960). An alternate
version of "Teen Queen" will be selected for the LP "The Challenge Masters"
(Bear Family 15200, 1987).
The session is produced by Danny Wolfe, with probably Grady Martin (guitar)
and Floyd Cramer (piano), more details unknown.
Thursday, September 26, 1957 : BOBBY MITCHELL records the song most
associated with him, "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday" and its flip, "You
Better Go Home", both written by Roy Hayes and Dave Bartholomew (Imperial
Accompaniment by : Justin Adams (guitar) ; George Davis (bass) ; Paul
Gayten (piano) ; Charles 'Hungry' Williams (drums).
Produced by Dave Bartholomew in New Orleans.
September 26, 1957 : SMILEY LEWIS waxes his next single, also at Cosimo
Recording Studio in New Orleans : "Bad Luck Blues"/"School Days Are Back
Again" (Imperial 5478, November).
Personnel : Herb Hardesty, Clarence Hall (saxes) ; Dave Bartholomew
(trumpet, producer) ; poss. Justin Adams (guitar) ; poss. Frank Fields
(bass) ; Edward Frank (piano) ; Charles 'Hungry' Williams (drums).
This may have been a split session with Bobby Mitchell, but the personnel
is not the same.
September 26, 1957 : THE MONOTONES lay down their first record, "Book
Of Love" c/w "You Never Loved Me", for Bea Caslon's Hull label in New
York City. Release follows in December, on the Hull subsidiary Mascot
(# 124). By February 1958 it has become too big for cash-poor Mascot
and is licensed to Chess Records, who reissue it on Argo 5290. The disc
goes Top 5 on the Billboard charts (# 5 pop, # 3 R&B).
The Monotones are a sextet : Charles Patrick (lead singer), Warren
Davis, George Malone, Frank Smith, Warren Ryanes and John Ryanes.
This was possibly a split session with the Pastels, see below.
September 26, 1957 : THE PASTELS, with Big Dee Irwin as their lead singer,
record for Hull Records in New York City. The resulting single, "Been So
Long"/"My One And Only Dream" is first released on Mascot 123 in November,
then on Argo 5287 in December. It will peak at # 24 on the Billboard pop
Arranged by Teacho Wiltshire, produced by Bea Caslon.
September 28, 1957 : THURSTON HARRIS's second session for Alladin yields
the track "Smokey Joe's" (aka "I Got Loaded at Smokey Joe's Joint"), which
will appear on Aladdin 3428 in June 1958. Harris is vocally supported by
THE SHARPS, who also record their own 45, "What Will I Gain"/"Shufflin'"
(Aladdin 3401, December).
Personnel : Wilburn Whitfield (guitar) ; Plas Johnson (tenor sax) ;
Earl Palmer (drums). More details unknown. Location : Master Recorders
September 28/29, 1957 : BUDDY HOLLY records at Tinker Air Force Base in
Oklahoma City, under the supervision of Norman Petty. All four tracks will
be released on the Crickets' debut LP, "The Chirping Crickets" (Brunswick
BL 54038, November) : "Maybe Baby", "You've Got Love", "Rock Me My Baby"
and "An Empty Cup". "Maybe Baby" will also be released as a single on
February 12, 1958 (Brunswick 55053).
Personnel : Buddy Holly (vocals / lead guitar) ; Nikki Sullivan (rhythm
guitar) ; Joe Mauldin (bass) ; Jerry Allison (drums) ; The Picks (backing
vocals, overdubbed in October).
September 29, 1957 : JIMMY LLOYD has his final recording session for
Roulette. This results in a great 2-sider, "I Got A Rocket In My Pocket"/
"You're Gone Baby", which sees a belated release in March 1958 (Roulette
Personnel : Hank Garland, Grady Martin (guitars) ; Bob Moore (bass) ;
Floyd Cramer (piano) ; Buddy Harman (drums).
Produced by Vic McAlpin at Bradley Studio in Nashville.
September 30, 1957 : OTIS BLACKWELL records two singles for Atlantic in
New York City. "Make Ready For Love"/"When You’re Around" is released in
November (Atlantic 1165) and also sees a UK release on London HLE 8616.
"What A coincidence"/"Turtle Dove" hits the market in March 1958 (Atlantic
Personnel : Al Caiola, Billy Mure (guitars) ; Charles Macey (steel guitar) ;
Lloyd Trotman (bass) ; Sam Taylor (tenor sax) ; Dominic Cortese (accordion) ;
Joe Marshall (drums). Plus a 4-piece mixed vocal chorus.
Arranged and conducted by Ray Ellis.
September 30, 1957 : JACKIE WALKER covers Buddy Holly’s "Peggy Sue" for
release on Imperial 5473 in October. The other side is "Wonderful One",
also from this session. Two other tracks are consigned to the vaults,
"I Understand" and "That’s How It Got To Be".
Joe Maphis plays guitar, more details unknown. The location is Los Angeles.
September 1957, unknown date : EDDIE COCHRAN records thirty-two takes of
"Ah, Pretty Girl", of which only take 19, 24 and 32 have survived. Take
32 is first released in 1962 on Liberty L 22 202 (Germany) and Liberty
10032 (Holland), with an overdubbed guitar solo by Eddie (overdub date :
April 7, 1958). The title on the label says "Pretty Girl", but this is not
the same song as the "Pretty Girl" that will be cut on January 12, 1958.
First UK release on "The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album" (Liberty LBY 1127)
in March 1963.
Musicians : Eddie Cochran (guitar / vocals) ; Guybo Smith (electric bass) ;
poss. Earl Palmer (drums). Location : Gold Star Studio, Hollywood.
September 1957, unknown date : JIM LOWE has another session for Randy Wood.
"The Bright Light" becomes his next single (Dot 15665, October 23).
"Rainbow", "Love Ya", "The Crossing" (earlier recorded by its writer Ray
Campi) and "Honky Tonk Rock" are quickly released on the EP "Rainbow" (Dot
DEP 1061, August 13).
Backing is supplied by the Bob Davie orchestra.
September 1957, unknown date : JIMMY EDWARDS records his only hit, "Love
Bug Crawl"/"Honey Lovin'" (Mercury 71209, release date October 2). Two other
tracks, "The Way To My Heart" and "Wedding Band" stay in the vaults until
Bear Family issues the CD "Love Bug Crawl" (BCD 16621) in 2010. Jimmy will
return to "Wedding Band" in June 1958. "Love Bug Crawl" and "The Way To My
Heart" were previously recorded for the Wednesday label under the name Jim
Personnel : Jimmy Edwards (vocal / guitar) ; Chet Atkins (guitar) ; Junior
Huskey (bass) ; Floyd Cramer (piano) ; Buddy Harman (drums) ; The Jordanaires
(Probably) September 1957, unknown date : JIMMY DEE records the single
"Henrietta"/"Don't Cry No More", with the Offbeats (personnel unknown).
It is first released on TNT 148 (a San Antonio label) in early October,
then leased to Dot Records for national distribution and reissued on Dot
15664 (October 17).
Probably produced by Bob Tanner, TNT's owner.
(Circa) September 1957 : JACK SCOTT waxes the single "Two Timin' Woman"/
"I Need Your Love" at Universal Sound Studio in Detroit. The masters are
purchased by ABC-Paramount on October 7 and released in the last week of
October (ABC 9860). Backing by Stan Getz and his Tom Cats.
Personnel : Jack Scott (vocals / guitar) ; Dave Rohillier (lead guitar) ;
Stan Getz (bass) ; Dominic Scafone (drums).
With thanks to Steve Walker, Tapio Väisänen and Henk Gorter.
Additions and corrections welcome.
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