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PI 3581-3586 Audio Series 

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David Wilkins
''THANKS A LOT'' - B.M.I. - 2:46
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 479
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3581-A mono
THANKS A LOT / THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-15 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Davis Wilkins – Vocal & Piano
Ruck Shutt – Guitar
Roland Janes – Guitar or Bass
Scotty Moore - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
Martin Willis – Tenor Saxophone
 
It's odd that two of the last six Phillips International singles feature ''Thanks A Lot'', a tune written by Charlie Rich for Johnny Cash in 1958. This version features a very subdued performance by Little David Wilkins on his first record. The plug side of the record, ''There's Something About You'', featured David's double-tracked harmony. Davis Wilkins, like Carl Perkins, Carl Mann, Rayburn Anthony, and Tony Austin was yet Sun artist from Jackson, Tennessee area. Born in the small town of Parsons, some 40 miles from Jackson, in 1941, David hung out with Perkins, and played around town with Carl Mann and Tony Austin. Carl's ex-drummer W.S. Holland brought him to Sun. Sam Phillips presented David with the songs he was to learn and David returned home to learn them, then came back to Memphis to record them. As best he can remember, the session musicians included his own guitarist, Tuck Shutt, Stax drummer Al Jackson, Scotty Moore playing tic-tac bass, possibly Roland Janes on bass, and possibly Martin Willis on tenor saxophone. (HD)(CE)

 
David Wilkins
"THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU''- B.M.I. - 2:09
Composer: - Husky
Publisher: - Katrina Music
Matrix number: - P 480
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - June 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3581-B mono
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU / THANKS A LOT
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-16 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Davis Wilkins – Vocal & Piano
Ruck Shutt – Guitar
Roland Janes – Guitar or Bass
Scotty Moore - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
Martin Willis – Tenor Saxophone
 
Soon after the session, David moved to Nashville and began writing songs. His first cut was ''Give It Back To The Indians'', which appeared on Stonewall Jackson's ''Trouble And Me'' album. It was followed by Brenda Lee's ''Coming On Strong'', and then ''Put A Little Lovin' On Me'', recorded by Percy Sledge for his 5-million selling ''When A Man Loves A Woman'' album. All told, 93 artists have recorded David's songs, including Conway Twitty who scored a number 3 country hit with David's ''Georgia Keeps Pulling On My Ring''. David himself went on to record prolifically for MCA, ''Plantation, Playboy'', Epic, and other labels, notching up 18 hits. (HD)(CE)

 
Charlie Rich
''SITTIN' AND TINKIN''' - B.M.I. - 3:00
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 429
Recorded: - August 9, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
319 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Released: - October 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3582-A mono
SITTIN' AND THINKIN' / FINALLY FOUND OUT
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-18 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Kelton D. ''Kelso'' Herston - Guitar
Floyd B. Lightnin' Chance - Bass
James Wilkerson - Drums
William P. Ackerman - Organ
Homer Boots Randolph - Saxophone
Unknown - Vocal Chorus
 
Brenton Bolden Banks - Violin
Solie Isaac Fott -Violin
Lillian Vann Hunt - Violin
Cecil Lee Tanner - Violin
 
This small masterpieces was recorded in Nashville. If nothing else, ''Sittin' And Thinkin''' was as autobiographical as Charlie Rich's music ever got. This one cut so close to the bone that Charlie's wife, Margaret Ann, had difficulty listening to it when he was still alive, much less after his death. Even the strings don't blunt the impact of this track which, more than anything else issued on Sun, suggests the strong potential Charlie had for the country music market. (HD)

 
Charlie Rich
''FINALLY FOUND OUT'' – B.M.I. - 2:18
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 430
Recorded: - August 9, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
319 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Released: - October 1962
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3582-B mono
FINALLY FOUND OUT / SITTIN' AND THINKIN'
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-21 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Kelton D. ''Kelso'' Herston - Guitar
Floyd B. Lightnin' Chance - Bass
James Wilkerson - Drums
William P. Ackerman - Organ
Homer Boots Randolph - Saxophone
Unknown - Vocal Chorus
 
Brenton Bolden Banks - Violin
Solie Isaac Fott -Violin
Lillian Vann Hunt - Violin
Cecil Lee Tanner - Violin
 
This track it's back to Ray Charles and gospel chord changes for this side. The record makes it clear that when recorded as tastefully as they were here strings and voices don't have sabotage good music. (HD)

 
David Houston
''SHERRY'S LIPS'' - B.M.I. - 2:12
Composer: - Bob Montgomery
Publisher: - Acuff Rose Publishers
Matrix number: - P 431
Recorded: - Unknown Date Late 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
319 Sevent Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3583-A mono
SHERRY'S LIPS / MISS BROWN
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500//200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-20 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
David Houston – Vocal
Jerry Kennedy – Guitar
Grady Martin – Guitar
Henry Strzelecki – Bass
Hargus Robbins – Piano
Buddy Harmon – Drums
 
Anita Kerr Singers consisting of
Anita Kerr, Dottie Dillard, Gil Writh,
and Louis Nunley- Vocal Chorus
 
These sides were reissued on Sun 403 in 1966 during the label's dying days in an attempt to cash in on Houston's success. Not surprisingly, they had no impact on the market owing to the large stylistic difference between these tracks and the sound of ''Almost Persuaded''. (HD(CE)

 
David Houston
''MISS BROWN'' - B.M.I. - 2:31
Composer: - Fred Carter
Publisher: - Acuff Rose Publishers
Matrix number: - P 432
Recorded: - Unknown Date Late 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
319 Sevent Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3583-B mono
MISS BROWN / SHERRY'S LIPS
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500//200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-19 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
David Houston – Vocal
Jerry Kennedy – Guitar
Grady Martin – Guitar
Henry Strzelecki – Bass
Hargus Robbins – Piano
Buddy Harmon – Drums
 
Anita Kerr Singers consisting of
Anita Kerr, Dottie Dillard, Gil Writh,
and Louis Nunley- Vocal Chorus
 
David Houston's major claim to fame, ''Almost Persuaded'', was still four years ahead of him when Buddy Holly's ex-partner, Bob Montgomery, and session guitarist Fred Carter produced these sides at Phillips' Nashville studio. Montgomery offered the cuts to Sam Phillips, who promptly leased them. This isn't a bad record, although it's nowhere near as powerful as his memorable 1966 crossover hit ''Almost Persuaded''. Miss Brown'' is an energetic, if undistinguished shuffle blues that Houston handles competently. It was written by Fred Carter, onetime guitarist for Ronnie Hawkins and the father of current country star, Deana Carter. The other side, Montgomery's ''Sherry's Lips'', is a strong pop-country ballad with an indisputable message: ''the same lips that kiss you can tell you to go to hell''. Only the somewhat overwrought performance in the song's release weakens the impact of this track. (HD(CE)

 
Charlie Rich
''THERE'S ANOTHER PLACE I CAN'T GO'' – A.S.C.A.P. 2:36
Composer: - Tobias-Pockriss
Publisher: - Northern Music
Matrix number: - P 433
Recorded: - August 9, 1962
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3584-A mono
THERE'S ANOTHER PLACE I CAN'T GO / I NEED YOUR LOVE
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-21 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Kelton D. ''Kelso'' Herston - Guitar
Floyd B. Lightnin' Chance - Bass
James Wilkerson - Drums
William P. Ackerman - Organ
Homer Boots Randolph – Saxophone
 
Gene Lowery Singers consisting of
Edwin Bruce, Sara Bruce, Nita Smith,
Lee Holt, Vocal Harmony
 
''There's Another Place I Can't Go'' was Charlie Rich's only flirtation with music submitted by New York writers. Unless he was covering music by one of his heroes like Chuck Willis, Rich usually recorded his own material. Although this wasn't a weak composition by any reckoning, it didn't have 'hit record' written all  over it. It seems to fall in the cracks between teen and adult music. Certainly the lyrics were within the life experience of many young adults, although Charlie's performance takes it to another realm. The finger snapping opening suggests Charlie is closer to his ''ring-a-ding-ding'' Sinatra bag than swaggering down teen-idol lane. If anything worked against the commercial pop success of this disc, it was probably the hip/jazz/bluesy feel Charlie managed to wrestle from the material. Indeed, in the hands of most pop singers, this would have been a strictly lightweight outing. In Charlie's hand, it is considerably more, although it didn't keep those cash registers ringing. (HD)

 
Charlie Rich
''I NEED YOUR LOVE'' - B.M.I. - 2:17
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 434
Recorded: - Unknown Date
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
and/or Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3584-B mono
I NEED YOUR LOVE / THERE'S ANOTHER PLACE I CAN'T GO
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-22 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Unknown Musicians
 
The side below is something of a mystery. If the logs can be believed, Charlie cut ''Gentle As A Lamb'' at the same session as ''There's Another Place''. If ever a track deserved release for the pop/teen market, it was ''Gentle As a Lamb'', complete with strings and voices. Instead, that title languished in the vaults for nearly ten years before appearing during the first wave of Sun archaeology in the 1970s. Instead,, ''I Need Your Love'', a rather lackluster Rich composition and performance that had ''demo'' written all over it, appeared on the B-side. Admittedly, it focused all the action on ''Place'', but why not go with the far stronger original ''Gentle As A Lamb''? Perhaps ''Lamb'' was a viewed as too strong a contender, worth its own A-side. Maybe it was scheduled to be Rich's next single. But before that could happen, Charlie Rich had left the fold for the greener pastures at RCA, and the Phillips International label had ceased to exist. (HD)

 
Jeanne Newman
''THANKS A LOT'' - B.M.I. - 2:31
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 436
Recorded: - June 5, 1963
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3585-A mono
THANKS A LOT / THE BOY I MET TODAY
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-23 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Jeanne Newman – Vocal
More Details Unknown
 
Another entry in the rather bizarre ''Thanks A Lot'' sweepstakes. About the only new here is that this reading is by a female vocalist, and that's of no small consequence. The line ''And for calling me those things you know I'm not'' takes on a whole new dimension when sung by a woman. Again, the Floyd Cramer-inspired piano track is prominent in the arrangement. (It is easy to underestimate just how influential Cramer's style was during the early 1960s). Newman is a groaner in the tradition perfected by Connie Francis, whose work was an obvious inspiration here. (HD)

 
Jeanne Newman
''THE BOY I MET TODAY'' – B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Jeanne Newman
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 435
Recorded: - June 5, 1963
Sam Phillips Recording Studio
639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3585-B mono
THE BOY I MET TODAY / THANKS A LOT
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-24 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Jeanne Newman – Vocal
More Details Unknown
 
The ghost of Connie hovers over the flipside as well. Old Jeanne can whisper and groan in harmony with the best of them! This is a touching tale of teenage heartbreak, and a rather clever one at that. It's a pore pop record, with no leanings toward country music. Musicologists will notice that it contains a passing reference to Sue Thompson's hit record ''Sad Movies''. (HD)

 
The Quintones
''TIMES SHO' GETTIN' RUFF'' - B.M.I. - 2:12
Composer: - Jimmie Otto Rogers *
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated – Stairway Music
Matrix number: - P 437
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Melotone Recording Studio
Mobile, Alabama
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3586-A mono
TIMES SHO' GETTIN' RUFF / SOFTIE
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-25 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
The Quintones consisting of
Charles Broward Lewis, Bobby Claude Smith,
William Lowery, Ray Edward Thompson,
Woodrow Wilson Bryant Jr.
More Details Unknown
 
In truth, this is a rather sad note on which to end a record label. When you hear these sides, it's hard not to think of amateur night or the best band in your high school. The Quintones were plainly listening to the Mar-Keys' ''Last Night''. The drummer, in particular, must have had his ears glued to the radio. The boys also didn't miss the fact that it was commercial to interject some black sounding phrases into your instrumental work, and so we have the gratuitous ''Times Sho' getting' Ruff''. In much the some vein, ''Softie'' is a relatively nondescript 12 bar blues with a passing similarity to the Silhouettes' ''Get A Job''.
 
Note: * Names Rodgers also used; same as his cousin Jimmie Rodgers.  Jimmie Otto Rogers,  Note: * Names Rodgers also used; same as his cousin Jimmie Rodgers.  Jimmie Otto Rogers, born on August 17, 1928 and died on October 26, 1997 was the son of Jesse Rodgers an artist on the RCA Victor Bluebird label in the early forties, know also as "Ranger Joe" a number 1 TV show produced out of Philadelphia in the early 1950's and 1960's. Jimmie's dad Jesse was also the cousin of the Famous Blue Yodeller the late Jimmie Rodgers.  
 
He wrote many songs, some under the Jimmie Rogers Ainsworth alias, some in collaboration with Earl Lee (also known as Luke McDaniel), notably "Midnight Shift" (recorded by Buddy Holly), "Rock and Roll Angel" (recorded by Ray Smith on Sun) and "Foxy Dan" (Luke McDaniel).  w as the son of  Jesse Rodgers  an artist on the RCA Victor Bluebird label in the early forties, know also as "Ranger Joe" a number 1 TV show produced out of Philadelphia in the early 1950's and 1960's. Jimmie's dad Jesse was also the cousin of the Famous Blue Yodeller the late  Jimmie Rodgers. 
 
He wrote many songs, some under the Jimmie Rogers Ainsworth alias, some in collaboration with Earl Lee (also known as Luke McDaniel), notably "Midnight Shift" (recorded by Buddy Holly), "Rock and Roll Angel" (recorded by Ray Smith on Sun) and "Foxy Dan" (Luke McDaniel).   (HD)(CE)

 
The Quintones
''SOFTIE'' – B.M.I. - 2:13
Composer: - Jimmie Otto Roger *
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated – Stairway Music
Matrix number: - P 438
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1962
Melotone Recording Studio
Mobile, Alabama
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single PI 3586-B mono
SOFTIE / TIMES SHO' GETTIN' RUFF
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806 DI-4-26 mono digital
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
The Quintones consisting of
Charles Broward Lewis, Bobby Claude Smith,
William Lowery, Ray Edward Thompson,
Woodrow Wilson Bryant Jr.
More Details Unknown
 
The Quintones were studio musicians from Mobile, Alabama, and recorded this single for Jimmie Otto Rogers, the producer of the Teenangels and the cowriter of Buddy Holly's ''Midnight Shift''. The Quintones consisted of William Andrew Lowery, Charles Broward Lewis, Bobby Claude Smith, Ray Edward Thompson, and Woodrow Wilson Bryant, Jr.. Several other groups called the Quintones flitted in and out of circulation, but these Quintones only ever existed for one afternoon in Roger's Melotone Studio in April 1962.
 
Note: * Names Rodgers also used; same as his cousin Jimmie Rodgers.  Jimmie Otto Rogers, born on August 17, 1928 and died on October 26, 1997 was the son of Jesse Rodgers an artist on the RCA Victor Bluebird label in the early forties, know also as "Ranger Joe" a number 1 TV show produced out of Philadelphia in the early 1950's and 1960's. Jimmie's dad Jesse was also the cousin of the Famous Blue Yodeller the late Jimmie Rodgers. 
 
He wrote many songs, some under the Jimmie Rogers Ainsworth alias, some in collaboration with Earl Lee (also known as Luke McDaniel), notably "Midnight Shift" (recorded by Buddy Holly), "Rock and Roll Angel" (recorded by Ray Smith on Sun) and "Foxy Dan" (Luke McDaniel).   (HD)(CE)

 

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