WOLF-TEX Records 45-101

Herman ‘Billy’ Stone released his debut single on his own Wolf-Tex Records imprint around the end of 1958/early 1959. All instrumentation and vocals are by Stone himself, crudely over dubbed using a 78 recorder, the recording of which he then accompanied whilst recording once again. The result is pure, sublime,… 

TWY-LITE 45-751

TWY-LITE Records 45-751

Hick rockabilly bopper “Every Little Wrong” by Billy Starr on TWY-LITE Records from Phoenix, Arizona. This was Billy’s second release for the label, the first being TWY-LITE 750 “I Wanta” b/w “I’m Drinkin’ Bourbon”. No release date appears to be known for either, so early 1960s would be the default… 

Sage 312

SAGE 312

“The Great Foggy Mountain” is a fantastic upbeat Jesus bopper by The Kelley’s, released on Sage 312 around the end of 1959 / beginning of 1960. Sage was part of the Sage and Sound group of labels from Hollywood California.

Sage 312 : The Kelley’s : The Great Foggy Mountain / Blue Tears : 1959/60

Band Box 200

BAND BOX Records 200

A great cover of the Delmore Brother’s classic “Brown’s Ferry Blues” by The Ruff Family. An early Band Box Records release from Denver Colorado with alluringly rustic harmonies and some mighty fine pickin’.

Band Box Records 200 : The Ruff Family : Brown’s Ferry Blues / Lonesome And Blue : 1958

Film City 1026


“Pet It” b/w “If I Could Only See Again” by Tim Dinkins and The Texas Cutups, on Film City 1026. Film City was a ‘song-poem’ label based in Hollywood California and owned by Sandy Stanton who also owned the Fable Records label which put out Cattin’ Tonight by Tim Dinkins….