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 preforming 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


Two Plus Two

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Paul & Archie (2nd post) - Golden Country Memories LP

back (detail)

link to first post:

Slade 05179
Year:  1979
Label location:  Crookston, Mn
Pressed by: Nashville International

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Cenith Opkis

I couldn't find any info about any of the artists on these discs.

With the Sioux Valley Barn Dance Gang.  Was it an actual thing or just made up as a name for her backing group?

Kay Bank 1518
Year:  1960
Label location:  Minneapolis, Mn
Pressed by: Kay Bank


Heartbreak 620
Year: 1961
Label location:  ?
Pressed by: ?

deadwax etching:

      DW CODC1-45 Diskmakers

      DW CODC2-45 Diskmakers

with Bud Lane, Gene Cummings, steel guitar

guitar solo, Don Cummings

Citation in Billboard April 17th, 1961

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