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STUDIO SESSION FOR GWEN MCEWEN
AT THE MEMPHIS RECORDING SERIVE FOR SUN RECORDS 1957

SUN RECORDING STUDIO
706 UNION AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: PROBABLY 1957
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM PHILLIPS

Barbara Pittman recalls, "Gwen was my closest friend in the whole world. I met her when I was still a teenager. She took under her wing and we stayed very close right until the time of her death from cancer several years ago. She was a fantastically talented person but, like so many Memphis women, she just fell between the cracks. Gwen was best known as a comedienne. She appeared all over, traveled for many years with Pappy Graves, made movies. She never made a career for herself in music, although she was a really good singer. She had worked as a jazz singer before she took up comedy.

Gwen wrote a lot of songs, often with her husband Tiny. She used to make demos of Sun, which is probably those tapes that is found. The guitar behind her was probably either Tiny or her son, Gary. Gary had a career of his own. His group The Hombres had a hit record ("Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out, 1967)". Gary is now a minister in a small town outside of Nashville.

"STEADY FREDDIE" - B.M.I. - 1:53
Composer: - Gwen McEwen
Publisher: - Sun Entertainment Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Demo - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Probably 1957
Released: - August 2002
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16609-5-10 mono
MEMPHIS BELLES - THE WOMEN OF SUN RECORD

''WE'LL HAVE A BALL" - B.M.I. - 0:59
Composer: - Gwen McEwen
Publisher: - Sun Entertainment Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Demo - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Probably 1957
Released: - August 2002
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16609-5-20 mono
MEMPHIS BELLES - THE WOMEN OF SUN RECORDS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Gwen McEwen - Vocal & Guitar

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