STUDIO SESSION FOR MACK VICKERY
AT THE MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE FOR SUN RECORDS 1957
 
SUN RECORDING STUDIO
706 UNION AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1957
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - STAN KESLER
 
Nineteen years old and fresh out of Alabama (with a stop off in Michigan), Mack Willard Vickery landed in Memphis during November 1957 and promptly coerced Sun custodian, Stan Kesler, into arranging a demo session. The hormonal "Drive In" was one of his first attemps at songwriting - a craft that would hold him in good stead in time to come. During the interim he would have to humble down through a series of lighttouch singles made for Princeton, Gone, Jamie and far beyond.
 
"DRIVE IN" - B.M.I. - 2:11
Composer: - Mack Vickery
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - November 20, 1957
Released: - 1985
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16210-7 mono
THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT - VOLUME 14
Reissued: - 2002 Sanctuary Records (CD) 500/200rpm FBUBX002-5-6 mono
50 GOLDEN YEARS 1952 - 2002
 
Note: ''Drive In'' issued as ''Drivin''' on LP 1030.
''FOOL PROOF'' - B.M.I. - 2:34
Composer: - Mack Vickery
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None- Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - November 20, 1957
Released: - 1985
First appearance: - Sun England (LP) 33rpm LP 1030 mono
ROCKIN' ROLLIN' COUNTRY STYLE
Reissued: - Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm SNAJ 713 mono
THE SUN RECORDS STORY
''HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY'' - B.M.I. - 2:23
Composer: - Mack Vickery
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None- Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - November 20, 1957
Released: - 1985
First appearance: - Sun England (LP) 33rpm LP 1030 mono
ROCKIN' ROLLIN' COUNTRY STYLE
Reissued: - May 29, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17313-6-11 mono
THE SUN ROCK BOX 1954 - 1959
 
Mack Vickery was no great shakes as a singer, but, like Ed Bruce, became a great  songwriter. Auditioning at Sun, he recorded one song that was not his own, Billy Hill's 1933 hit ''Have You  Ever Been Lonely''. Buddy Holly had just recorded it in his garage, but we'd have to wait awhile to hear that.  Holly and Vickery probably both remembered Ernest Tubb's late 1940s recording.
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Mack Vickery - Vocal and Guitar
Roland Janes - Guitar
Stan Kesler - Guitar/Bass
James M. Van Eaton - Drums
Jimmy Smith - Piano
 
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