Monday, April 23, 2018

Len Gale (updated post from 2014)

Golden Wing GW 3011
Year: 1962
Label location:  Minneapolis, Mn
Pressed by: Kay Bank 3309

What Did I Do

Don't Awaken Me

Studio City SC 1006
Year:  1963
Label location:  Minneapolis, Mn
Pressed by:  Kay Bank

Foolish Pride

Sentimental Me

I sent two emails to Len, but no reply.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Rose Mae LaPointe

Rose Mae at the Sioux Tribe Fair in Rosebud, South Dakota around 1940.

An online guitar forum discussion concluded that she is playing a Kay Guitar.

Rose Mae Lapointe Desersa was born 1923 in Todd, S.D.  Her name suggests she had French-Canadian ancestry.  Father was Herbert DeSersa, mother was Elsie Kills-Plenty.  It is not known what year she died.

Some remember her being on the radio in South Dakota radio at some point.

Her nephew Jock wrote:

"a traditional woman powwow dancer, a ranch wife, a cook for indian health service, IHS. She drove like a maniac but when she got older, if I seen her comin, i pulled over a bit. i think someone should remake Phantom Buffalo. I believe that was a priest who wrote that. . . . she gave me my first guitar."
Michelle wrote:

"Tahca Sapa, Black Deer. From context, it sounds like the song is about a man named Tahca Sapa hunting phantom buffalo. I heard this song many times on KINI, the radio station in St. Francis."

I'm posting the audio here because I want her family to be able to hear it.

Studio City 1017
Year: 1964
Label location:  Minneapolis, MN
Pressed by:  Kay Bank

Phantom Buffalo:

Maybe Now

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Earl Ketchum's Circle A Ranch Gang

Vocal: Bob Gray

Master Label Recording Co
Year: 1952
Label location: ?
Pressed by:  RCA

Always Means Forever

It's All Over Now

Friday, February 2, 2018

Rex King and the Shatters

Lynn Recording Studios, Rochester, Mn
Produced by John T. Couvrette

Welhaven (no catalog #)
Year: 1966
Label location: Rochester, Mn
Pressed by: Columbia

A: Mighty Lonely World

B:  Blue And Grey

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jimmie Karlin (updated)

Many thanks to Jimmie's granddaughter Joanna for the pictures and information.
Thank you so much for sending me the songs. It is definitely a coincidence that you posted about him on your blog just a few days before his passing. Unfortunately I don't have much information on his performing days, but I can share with you what I do know. His name was James Longo but he went by Jimmie Karlin as his stage name. He loved Johnny Cash and had the opportunity to open for him when he preformed in Utica, NY. He also had a passion for breeding and flying pigeons. His obituary has some more information about his life if you are interested in reading. ( I also included a few pictures of him and one of his guitars. Please feel free to email me if you have anymore questions and I will try my best to answer them. I would also love to see your finalized blog post if you choose to update it.

Mark M115
Year: 1958
Label location:  Utica, NY
Pressed by: ?

Have You Really Gone
Please Don't Walk Upon My Heart

Note:  A happy ending to the recent youtube drama.  The youtube uploader and I have buried the hatchet and have decided to work together, not against each other.  So there's proof civility can go a long way.  I will continue to distribute the audio files via email, because there are others on youtube who would take my files.  So far I have 13 people on the email list.  Send me an email to be added.

Marvin Roberts (updated)

Using photos and information from the artist's nephew Lester, I am updating this post and moving it to the top of the feed.  Original posting was 10/28/11.  Thanks Lester.

Hi Derik,

Found your email on current post.  Here are a couple of pics of Marvin & one is with his wife, Novalene.  He was born Marvin Leon Roberts on Aug 13, 1936 in Atchison, KS & died Aug 5, 2003 in Arkansas.  From what I can remember these songs were played on the radio for a while but then pulled off because they found out his band was not a union band.  He loved music.  He won numerous music competitions. 

Thanks so such for doing this,

E & M 1650
Label location: ?
Pressed by: RCA
Year: 1965


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