STUDIO SESSION FOR RUDY GRAYZELL
MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE FOR SUN RECORDS 1957
SUN RECORDING STUDIO
706 UNION AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15, 16, 1957
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - BILL JUSTIS
By the time he came to Sun Records in 1957, Rudy Jiminez Grayzell had already made his mark in country and rockabilly circles, recording for Talent, Abbott, Starday, and Capitol. Disc jockey Charlie
Walker was the intermediary who set up a one-single Sun deal and Bill Justis, in one of his first productions for the label, took charge of the session that produced the breathless "Judy". Compared to most Sun rockabillies, Grayzell's vocal style was rather
bubbly and mannered.
the lyric to "Judy" contains self-conscious reference to hits by Larry Williams and Little Richard. There was one session spread over two days in October 1957 with what Rudy described as Jerry Lee Lewis' band without Jerry Lee. He remembered that
Bill Justis was the arranger. One single hit the market six months later. ''Potent teenage deck'', said Cash Box while Billboard praised ''Judy'', ''frantic sound'', but neither side clicked.
For some reasons, the 78s showed Grayzell as the composer of both songs whereas the 45s
were credited to Paiz/Ketner on ''Judy''. The likeliest explanation is that Rudy was trying to duck a prior publishing commitment to either Starday or American.
"JUDY" - B.M.I. - 2:15
Composer: - Paiz-Dick Ketner-Rudy Grayzell
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Take 1 - Not Originally Issued
- October 15, 16, 1957
Released: - 1985
appearance: - Sun England (LP) 33rpm LP 1029 mono
Reissued: - 2 010 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16837-15 mono
RUDY GRAYZELL –
LET'S GET WILD