Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Dollar Country Episode 114 Show Notes (10/07/20)

Dollar Country Episode 114 Show Notes (10/07/20)

[Set 1]

1. Frankie Meadows & The Rhythm Riders - Six Steps (Glenn, 1964)
-Hammond Indiana Country/Rockabilly label run by Harry Glenn
-child label of Mar'Vel
2. Bill Bradley - Five Years And A Day (Brooke, 1959)
-Originally played on DC103
3. Jack Reno - Wonder Drug (Eureka, 1960)
-First release for artist, from Bloomfield Iowa
-Later joined the Grand Ole Opry
-First played this song on DC001 (4 years ago!)
4. Delbert Barker - Why Baby Why (Gateway Top Tune, 1955)
-Gateway was a budget label run by Rite Record Pressing
-Recorded popular tunes by less popular artists for budget releases
-started in 1952, sold in 1958
-song written and originally performed by George Jones on Starday, his first chart single
5. Austin George - Down In Nashville Tennessee (Reata Records, 1960s)
6. Jim Pearson - Would You Believe (Impel, 1972)
- Impel from Norman, Oklahoma

---Talking Break---
Mention 4 year anniversary and that this is the first in the new weekly variation
---Western Red Intro---

[Set 2]

7. Moore & Napier - Truck Driver's Queen (King, 1963)
-Been in the box forever, didn't make the trucking tape bc it was too popular
8. David Price - Good Morning Self (Gaylord, 1963)
9. Van Trevor - It's So Good To Be Loved (Band Box Records, 1966)
- Originally born in Maine
10. Jimmy Hydrick - Slow Torture (Gold Standard, 1968)
- Not the fake psychic and child molester!
11. Johnny Wiggins - The Last Breath I Breathe (Dollie Record Co., 1959)
- Father of John & Audrey Wiggins, who had a couple albums in the 90s
12. Brownie Johnson - When You Smile (Gilco,  1957)
- Originally played on DC089

---Talking Break---
mention job at USPS

[Set 3]

13. Bobby Gage & The Sundowners - Another World Tomorrow (Sundown Records, 19??)
14. Beverly Elliott - Ashamed Of You (Kajac Custom Sound, 1974)
-Another record from Iowa, Carlisle IA
15. Maggi And Marie - Television Widows (Avenue South, 1969)
-Maggie Vaughn and Marie Wilson
16. Dianne Phillips - Son Of A Railroad Bum (Blackbird, 1969)
- Label from Dallas started in 1969
17. Terry Fell and the Fellers - He's In Love With You (X, 1955)
- First played the flip side on DC054
18. John Miller Jr. - I'm Tired Of Waiting (Major Records, 1966)
- Label from Waynesboro, VA

---Final Talking Break-- 54:30

19. Paul Thompson - Texas Taxi (Bold, 1975)

Monday, September 14, 2020

Dollar Country Episode 113 Show Notes (9/16/20)

 [Set 1]
1.  Cowboy Copas - Hangman's Boogie [1949, King Records]
2.  Bashful Bob - Please Pass The Biscuits [1964, Sure]
  - Label from St. James MO with mostly Austin Wood releases
3.  Louvin Brothers - Plenty Of Everything But You [1957, Capitol Records]
  - Ira and Charlie billed separately on this release for some reason
  - Both sides from their 1960 release "My Baby's Gone"
4.  Bernie Waldon - Bright Lights And Go Go Girls [1968, Floyd]
  - Indianapolis artist/radio DJ, label named after his father
5.  Leon Douglas - I Use To Own This Train [1968, Blue Valley]
6.  Charlie Kellogg - Don't Give Me A Reason [1968, Peach Records]
  - KC Artist, Owner of Big K

--Talking Break--
Socials break

[Set 2]

7.  Bill Beeny - He Put Out The Ring Of Fire [19??, Temple]
  - Self released label of Bill Beeny
  - Preacher / Elvis truther from St Louis
8.  Don Slakey - Who Plays The Songs For The Country D.J.'s? [????, Harvest Records]
9.  Johnny Leen And The Leens - Time Off For Good Behavior [????, Appaloosa]
  - same label has a relese by Tammy Leen and the Leens
10.  Jerry Sparks - Painted Lady [????, Make Mine Country Records]
  - it's not the lady's fault Jerry can't stay away from the night life
11.  Shirley Ann Mabrey - Flip The Switch [1973, Major Records]
12.  Edwina McCauley - Go Away And Don't Come Back [????, Nuclear]

--Talking Break--

[Set 3]

13.  Bob Taylor - Hall Of Fame [????, Express Records]
14.  Billy Joe Kirk - Nashville Guitar Blues [1970s, Hill Country]
15.  Leon McAuliff - Night Life [1962, Cimarron]
  - Willie Nelson song, one of the earliest recorded versions
16.  Ray Haney - Walking The Blues [1955, MGM]
--Final Break--
17.  Joe Stephens - Layoff Blues [1982, Smile Records]

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Dollar Country Episode 112 Show Notes (9/2/20)

This episodes cover photo features Burt Munro a New Zealander famous for his feats regarding speed on his motorcycle.  I highly recommend you watch this short doc about him.  He's an interesting man.
[Set 1]

1. Tex Larabey - Music To Get Stoned To [1968, Nashville Records]
  - Flip side played on DC #060 (9/3/18)
2.  Rita Lorraine - Dark Back Street Alley [1970s, G. B. Records]
3. Hank Locklin - Empty Bottle, Empty Heart [1956, 4 Star Records]
  - He had the opening track on DC #003
4. The Farmer Boys - I'm Just Too Lazy [1955, Capitol]
  - Bobby Adamson and Woody Murray.  Both from AR but met in California
  - Had their first break on Cousin Herb Hensons show in Bakersfield
  - Dedicated to Brad at Taco Zone
5. Fred Prue with Roy Baxter & His Combo - Don't Wink At Me [1957, Arctic]
6. Wayne Raney - I Had My Fingers Crossed [1951, King]
  - Originally from Wolf Bayou Arkansas, later moved back to AR to start Rimrock Records
--Talking Break--
[Set 2]
7. Rose Maddox - There Ain't No Love [1961, Capitol]
8. Ann J. Morton - Molly Jones [1976, Prairie Dust Records]
  - Originally played on DC #074, the Bechdel Test episode
9. Freddy Taylor - In Your Own Little Way [19??, Bird Dog Records]
  - Bird Dog is a gospel label from Waynesboro GA, this seems to be the only country on it
10. Sonny Miller - The Girl I Love [19??, Dee Jay]
  - Appalachian Fiddler known for playing Del McCoury and Hershel Sizemore
11. Neal Merritt - Bartender Sell Me The Bar [1968, Stop]
12. Harry F. Chestler - Dragging Me Down [1967, Tawas Records]
  - From Alaska, I don't see many records from there

--Talking Break--
Moved social media/donation information here
[Set 3]
13. Eddie Miller - Behind Closed Doors [1955, 4 Star Records]
  - Miller originally from Camargo, OK.  Worked as train engineer before music
14. Rocky Lane and Vernon Miller - Crazy Road Hog [1960, Ridgecrest Records]
15. Eddie Lee - I'll Think Of You [1968, Throne]
  - Written by Elmo Linn and Jimmy Dallas, KC label, KC artists, both the song writers were
  - featured in the August patreon episode as well
16. Linda Cassady & Urel Albert - Mom, Can I Bring Home A Friend [1970s, Nashville Country]
  - Vietnam song
17. Frank Dycus - My Pursuit Of Happiness [19??, Romco Records]
  - Label from Wichita, KS.  Played Dycus on DC #078
18. John T. Singer - Big Fat Mama [1975, Phono]
  - Drum machine country
--Talking Break--
19. Buddy Landon - Hot 100 Of The Lord [1977, Claridge Records]
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Dollar Country Episode 111 Show Notes (8/19/20)

 [Set 1]
1.  Montana Slim - Away Out On The Mountain [1957, Decca]
2.  Jack Bradshaw - Jo Jo [1958, Mar'vel]
  - Hammond, IN label, Bradshaw also released on Decca
3.  Bennie Hess - Wild Hog Hop [1958, Show Land]
  - Sent from Rob at Little Axe
4.  Eddie Noack - Honeymoon With The Blues [1965, Stoneway]
  - Houston label that Noack recorded a only a few singles on in the mid 60s
5.  Jimmy Patton - Preacher And A Girl Of The Night [1965, Sims]
  - LA label started by Russell Sims in the mid 50s, Jimmy Patton was one of the first artists released on Sims
6.  Whitey Knight - Another Brew, Bartender [1956, Sage And Sand]

--Talking Break--

7.  Little "Doc" Raymond and the Coleman Pardners - Highway 52 [1968, Coleman]
  - Doc was a guitarist/truck driver based in Virginia.  About Rte 52 that goes through VA
8.  Blake Berglund - I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blues Eyes [2020, Armadillo Tail]
  - Local Cleveland label's first release, recorded live to lacquer at the Ernest Tube in Bristol, VA
9.  Lois Kaye - He's The Only Boy [1966, Log Cabin]
  - Mt Healthy Ohio label
10.  B.J. & The Pine Kones - Don't Do This Don't Do That [1972, Camaro]
  - Style Wooten production.  Out of Memphis, TN.  BJ doesn't seem to have anything else but I love the sound of this one.
11.  Zeb Turner - I Got Loaded [1951, King]
12.  Lewis Pruitt - Timbrook [1960, Decca]

--Talking Break--

13.  Sir Nimrod Doilstone - I'm Fine [1962, Dee Jay]
  - Same artist as Lorn Wall, seems to be from Oklahoma City, or at least the label is.  Both sides of this 45 are identical to the recordings on my Lorn Wall 45 but this one is under a different name on a different label. Featured on the DC mini episode on outsider artists, link below
14.  Cal Veale - Paralyzed [1970, Spring]
15.  Jimmie Logsdon - Death Of Kathy Fiscus [1962, Self Released EP]
  - Story of Kathy Fiscus a 3 year old girl who fell into a well in 1949 and died
16.  Bill Beeny - Ballad Of Billy The Kid [Early 1960s, Temple]
  - St Louis pastor known for doomy preaching and being an Elvis is still alive conspiracy theorist
  - This song and another previous played on episode 094 of Dollar Country

--Final Break--

17.  Allen Ross - Trekies Delight [1979, Self Released]

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Dollar Country Episode 110 Show Notes (8/5/20)

Set 1 [13:49]

1. Larry Good - Money Troubles [1964, Nashville]
  -KC artist with releases on Brass, R, Topic, Pearce, and ran publishing entity Lari-Jon Music
2. Gary Meister - Death Row [1972, Laurie]
  -Artist seems to be from New England (ME/NH)
3. Gil Millam - Jim Cole [1973, Chart Records]
  -Trucking tune
4. Joanna Moore - C.B. Widow [1960s, Moon Records]
  -Seems to be unrelated to any other Moon Records I've seen. Trucking tune
5. Bennie Hess - Truck Drivin' Man [1965, Show Land Records]
  -Trucking tune.  Self released.
6. Carl Gillion - Mother Trucker [1970s, Popularity]
  -Label owned by Bennie Hess, trucking tune that was cut from the mixtape

--Talking Break--

Set 2 [14:01]

7. Charlie Monroe - Gonna Shake Hands With Mother Over There [1950, RCA Victor]
  -Green vinyl RCA, older brother of Bill Monroe
8. Al Bain - Which Way'd They Go [1965, Green Mountain Records]
9. Wiley Barkdull - No One Will Ever Know [1957, Hickory Records]
10. Junie Lou - Mr. Ray [1965, Process]
11. Bill Bacon - (I Gotta) Fall In Love With You [19??, Skylite Records]
12. Lee Nichols - Baby You've Got Everything [1954, Allied Record Sales]
  -Nicer copy of a song I played on episode 004 (10/24/16)

--Talking Break--

Set 3 [15:02]

13. Buddy Pruitt & The Roughnecks - You Can Bet Your Bottom Dollar [19??, Derrick Records]
  -From Arkansas, first played DC075 (4/1/19), also on the first mixtape
  -Unknown year, but I'd assume late 60s early 70s
14. Doc Williams - Troubled Mind [1956, Wheeling Records]
  -Born in Cleveland, settled in W.VA
15. Gene Nitz - That's You Honey [1960s, Country Caravan Records]
16. David L. Cash - Let Me Love You One More Time (And Be A Fool Again) [19??, Stargo Records]
17. Ron Mason - The Hard Times Come Easy For Me [1969, Newhall Records]

--Final Talking Break--
--sign out, socials, mixtape etc--

18.  Eddie Noack - It's Hard To Tell An Old Love Goodbye [1961, D]

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dollar Country Episode 109 Show Notes (7/22/20)

1. Hank The Drifter - Hank You're Gone (But Not Forgotten) [1960's, New England]
    -Real name Daniel Raye Andrade, wrote a lot of songs about Hank Williams Sr, taking his name
     from Luke The Drifter
2. Jimmy Dallas - I've Got A Right To Know [1955, Westport Enterprises]
3. Billy Ray - The Story Of Suzie [1960, Titan]
    -Originally done by Bobby Woods in 1960, written by Billy Mize
4. The Nite-Cappers - Out Of Sight [1969?, Pal. Records]
    -Trio led by Wayne Brunner from Palmyra Wisconsin
5. Bennie Hess - Trucker's Blues [1965, Musicode Records]
    -Artist I've played on the show before, known for releasing his own records on his own labels including,      Spade, Jet, Pearl, Major, Space, and Musicode.  All based out of Texas
6. Jimmy Dodd - Don't Take Your Spite Out On Me [1966, Clark]

--Talking Break--
--Trucking tape will be ready soon--

7. Johnny Singer - Snake Bit [1960s, Country & Western Hits]
    -Label that released covers of popular artists for budget prices
8. Jim Morrison - Bill Bailey [1963, Curley Q Records]
    -Song based on the real Bill Bailey from Jackson, Michigan.  Not that Jim Morrison.
9. Harley Gabbard - Uncle Bill's Still [1962, Ark]
10. Glenn Lehman and The Dunbar Mountain Boys - Wild Bill Jones [Unknown date, Princeton Recs]
    -Appalachian fiddle/banjo murder ballad that was first collected in the early 1900's
11. Wilburn Brothers - Till I'm The Only One [1958, Decca]
12. Tharon Guffey - How Many Knew Him On The Eleven Flight [1960s, Country Style Records]
    -About Continental Flight #11, blown up by bomb for insurance fraud, didn't work out.

--Talking Break--
--Country DJ shirts shipping soon--

13. Margie Singleton - Jesus Is My Pusher [1974, Ashley Records]
    -Margie had a long career originally with Starday and later moving to Mercury and Ashley
14. Cajun Trio - Wabash Cannon Ball [1960s?, Swallow]
    -Cajun french tune from Dave
15. Hawkshaw Hawkins - Twenty Miles From Shore [1961, Columbia]
    -Oil rig tune
16. Blaze Fury - I Want To See Rita Tonight [1968, Twin Town]

--Talking Break--
--Socials, covid-19 update, patreon etc--

17. Bob Lominac - Have A Heart [1967, Malinda Records]

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Dollar Country Episode 114 Show Notes (10/07/20)

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