The singles, PI 3547 ''The Midnite Whistle'' b/w ''Snow Job'' by Memphis Bells;
PI 3448 ''Willie Brown'' b/w ''Mat At You'' by Mack Self; PI 3549 ''I Walk The Line'' b/w ''Oo-Wee'' by Brad Suggs all issued.
Jud Phillips sells the Judd label to NRC
owned by Bill Lowery, and they announcement that Jud Phillips would be joining NRC's offices in Atlanta and will work on promotion for both the Judd and NRC labels. This, in fact, never happened. Instead, Jud remained in Florence, where he went back to the
Jackson, Mississippi TV-News.
The Young Lady That Puts The Wheels In "Pro-Motion", At WLBT, Channel 12
When you see your favorite NBC-ABC show advertised locally on TV, rest assured a little blue eyed gal wrote the script that gives you a clear cut word picture of "things to come".
Barbara Thomas, home town lassie, looking like a teen age school girl, but with a college degree to her credit, is the young lady behind all that promotion. For the past two years Barbara has been with the promotion
department of WLBT, Channel 3, Jackson. Beginning last month she serves as hostess on "Teen Tempos", Saturday afternoon at 5:00.
Delighted with the part she plays down
at WLBT, Barbara says she has to stay on her toes to keep up with both networks. Scads of material coming in daily, Barbara goes over every line in order to give her viewers a concise synopsis in the briefest manner. And right here she adds a plug for the
station... "the best shows one could imagine are scheduled for the coming fall and winter months" she says.
A Jackson native and member of a musical family of eight,
Miss Thomas is a musician in her own right... singing is her forte. She with her brothers, Ed, Notre Dame graduate and Cliff, Georgia Tech freshman, have been appearing on programs since childhood, as a singing group. More recently they have been on the record
making end of the profession... the brothers more extensively than she.
Staying home and not having to go all over the country, working so hard, is much more preferable
to Barbara, as she puts it. However in a more serious tone relative to recording, the young lady, after making a record for a Memphis Company, was urged to go all out for a career.
idea did not appeal to me at all, as it meant going on my own altogether", Barbara said. Continuing, "You might be able after months and months of hard work to be successful... and again you might not. I love Jackson, my family, home and my work, and I want
to stay right here. As for fun... real enjoyment, there is no place better than Jackson with my own folks and friends".
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas, she
is one of six children in the family, all possessing musical talent. The parents are both violinists. Mr. Thomas played with the first Jackson Symphony thirty years ago, under the direction of Roger Phillips. Mrs. Thomas the former Victoria Joseph, is also
a talent musician. However the prodigy of the family is three year old Douglas, who handless the drums with the ability of a professional. The little man, according to the family, monopolizes the Hi Fi, has his own idea of good music and refuses to listen
to that, he does not like. The younger sisters, Dolores 12 and Loretta 8, both sing. With Ed a pianist composer and arranger of music and Cliff playing the guitar, Barbara says she found herself with a complex... rushed out and bought herself a baritone uke...
and our guess is the boys do not overshadow her.
OCTOBER 1, 1959 THURSDAY
Wayne Walker and his wife, Elaine, have a daughter, Capri Walker. Elaine is the daughter of Ernest Tubb.
OCTOBER 2, 1959 FRIDAY
The iconic science fiction television series “The Twilight Zone” airs for the first time on the CBS television network. The Twilight Zone was created and hosted by the talented screenwriter Rod Serling.
The Twilight Zone still ranks as one of the most unique and best written television shows in TV history. It ran for five seasons until 1964 and had a total of 156 episodes. Of those 156 episodes, 92 were written by Serling himself and many of them contain
some of the most memorable television moments. The show consisted of sci-fi and supernatural mysteries in an anthology setting and featured many then unknown actors who would later become famous, like Ron Howard, Dennis Hopper, Robert Redofrd and William Shatner.
OCTOBER 3, 1959 SATURDAY
Review in Cash Box says that ''Teenagers shoul delight-in songster Lewis'
rock drive on ''Little Queenie'' (Sun 330), a one-time noise-maker for Chuck Berry. To add to the youngster's interest, the performer pauses twice to make narrative comments. Side follows the recently active Lewis deck, ''Let's Talk About Us''. Lower-lid finds
artist in hard-best, country-flavored ballad form''.
OCTOBER 4, 1959 SUNDAY
western series ''The Rebel'' begins a three-season run on ABC, with Johnny Cash singing the theme song.
OCTOBER 5, 1959 MONDAY
''Splish Splash'' singer Bobby Darin takes a guest role opposite Jackie Cooper on the CBS-TV drama ''Hennesey''.
Charles Underwood, the composer of ''Ubangi Stomp'' and ''Bonnie B'', replaces Ernie Barton as Artist & Repertoire man at Sun/Phillips International.