Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Naomi Carpenter (Log Cabin LP)


Naomi Carpenter
Naomi Sings

Log Cabin Records
no number

1966

Side 1 — 17247

1. The Hope Of All The World
2. I See A Bridge
3. He'll Lead You Out
4. Sinner, Where Will You Stand
5. Look Out On The Fields
6. There's Peace Of Mind

Side 2 — 17248

1. Naomi
2. We Better Pray
3. This Sinful World
4/ That Lost Sheep
5. What Heaven Will Do For You
6. The Only Answer

Produced by Rusty York, recorded at Jewel Recording Studios, Mt. Healthy, Ohio
All songs written by Naomi with the exception of the words to the song "Naomi" written by Pat Dossenbach.

Born in the southern hills of Ohio, near a small town called Waterloo, Naomi Carpenter began to play an organ and sing at the age of eight.  At the age of 14, she started traveling across different states singing on radio, churches and auditoriums, trying to be a blessing to all she came in contact with.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Joybells (All Gospel Records)


The Joybells

27397 -   I'm Gonna Walk Talk And Sing (Whitey Gleason)

The Joybells
Featuring Little Miss Joey


27398 -  Led Out Of Bondage (Prather)

All Gospel Records
5738 Rosebury Dr.
Dayton, OH

Late 1970 or early 1971


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunshine Five on Tucker


Sunshine Five

30981 - Since He Came Into My Heart
30982 - Lonesome Road Blues

Tucker Records
Recorded by Rite Records Productions
1973
Both songs written by Moss Tucker, pseudo. of Richard B. Tucker





Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sweetie Jones (Scottie)


Sweetie Jones

CP-2354 - I've Been Wrong
CP -2355 -Baby Please Don't Leave

Scottie 1312


James Randall Jones
1941-2004
Discography Rockin' Country Style

Bio here at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame website (with thanks for the Sweetie Jones picture)

The uncomped side (I've Been Wrong)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wanda K. Lefler on Alvic Records


34581 - Amnesty
34582 - Rocky Top
1975



35937 - It's Time To Cry
35938 - Johnny B. Goode
 

Larry J. Petrey producer
Winston May Sound
1975
Wanda K. Lefler resided in Frankfort, Kentucky until recently.   There is a picture of her from the late 80's in The John Harrod Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Prodigal-Jerome Meriwether



The Prodigal-Jerome Meriwether

RR-42245-A - Sinner's prayer
(J.Meriwether-V. Vaughn)

RR-42245-B -Someone is Going to Meet Me
(J.Meriwther)

Supernatural Productions
19401 W. McNichols
Detroit, Michigan 48219

Producer : Jerome Meriwether
Assistant : Jerry Kyser
Composer : Jerome Meriwether
Music director : T. Thomas

1982

Co-writer of the top side is Viola Vaughn, who later moved with her husband, jazz musician Sam Sanders, to Senegal, Africa,  Jerome Meriwether wrote several songs with her.  See BMI database

One 2001 article describe him as a griot and tour leader at the Motown Historical Museum :
"Motown was the heartbeat of young America," said Jerome Meriwether, griot and a tour leader at the Motown Historical Museum. "But these cats were the heartbeat of Motown."
guide

Though they get 33,000 visitors a year -- many from Europe -- there are likely to be only four or five other guests when you arrive to join a tour led by -- if you're lucky -- Jerome Meriwether.

Meriwether, it must be said, is the kind of guy who somehow manages to get away with wearing sunglasses on a dark and stormy day.

He calls the old musicians who once hit gold in these rooms "cats.".  It also doesn't hurt that he went to school with Smokey Robinson and that his neighbors were "all the cats that were playing over here." He'll show you photos of Detroit-bred stars like Mary Wells ("My Guy"), the Supremes, the Contours and the Miracles, a display case with three pink sequined dresses worn by the Supremes, and five bright green sequined jackets from the Temptations.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Juanita Stewart Miles (Revel)


Juanita Stewart Miles
Organist : Wm. Brown
Pianist : A. Tolbert

37387 - Jesus You're My Friend 
(J. Miles, Tieway Music BMI)

37388 -  [unknown title]            

Revel Records
Dist.: Bennett's Records
3152 Delta Dr. Jackson, Ms. 39213

1976

Detroit gospel singer, Juanita Stewart Miles had previously recorded a full album on Tieway Records. See this blog here

Ring My Door Bell



Chuck Jones and  the Links

CP-3637 - Ring My Door Bell
Cochran

CP-3638  - Give My Heart A Break
B. Nelson, Nelson Pub. Co.

Belle Meade 424
1960

Not listed in the AS/PMA discography