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1960 SESSIONS 7-12 
July 1, 1960 to December 31, 1960
 
Studio Session for Graham Forbes & The Trio, Summer 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Tracy Pendarvis, Probably July 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Don Scaife, Unknown Date July 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Bill Strenght, July 19, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Brad Suggs, July 20, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Wade Cagle & The Escorts, July 27, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Carl Mann, August 3, 4, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Charlie Rich, August 4, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Marion Conrad, September 7, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Narvel Felts, September 15, 1960 / MGM Records)
Studio Session for Bobby Crafford, September 23, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Jerry Lee Lewis, October 13, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Charlie Rich, October 24, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Charlie Rich, November 23, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Linda Gail Lewis  &
Frankie Jean Lewis, December 13, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Anita Wood, December 28, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Tony Rossini, December 28, 1960 / Sun Records
Studio Session for Hayden Thompson, 1960 / Fernwood Records
Studio Session for Luke McDaniel, 1960 / Big Howdy Records
Studio Session for Luke McDaniel, Unknown Dates / Stomper Records
Studio Session for Doctor Ross, Probably 1960/1961 / Hi-Q Records
Studio Session for George Jackson, Unknown Date(s) 1960/1967 / Sun Records

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JULY 1960

When Sam Phillips in 1957 had pointed out changing market conditions, including the rise of sales of longplaying   albums, especially to adults. The work on Charlie Rich's album was Phillips International's first   effort in this respect, though the label had been formed partly with this goal in mind. However, they did have   the very successful Johnny Cash albums in the Sun catalog, as well as the one on cal Perkins and the Jerry   Lee Lewis bomb. The shifting audience for LPs was diluting the former teen dominance.

Before he left, Bill Justis had been working with an LP in mind with a jazz group headed by a New York   pianist, Graham Forbes. A jazz player and fan himself, Bill had come across Graham in his travels and   thought an appealing LP could be made of a trio to include Forbes, his bassist colleague Bill Halfacre, and   Memphis drummer Buddy Jett. Not Bill Justis, but now Charles Underwood cut a group of standards on the   trio, such as ''Autumn In New York'' and ''My Romance'' and Sam Phillips had even less input in this album   than in most of the other singles because he hadn't listened to much jazz. When Sam decided to release the   material in an album in 1960, they named the Graham Forbes album ''The Martini Set''. The cover showed a   martini pitcher and glasses and two cigarettes burning in an ashtray, aiming to suggest cocktail piano. The  album title came above the name Graham Forbes, since he wasn't well known outside the music world.

According to Sun's promotion assistant Barbara Barnes, ''Feeling that we could use a change from Andy   Anderson's very dated designs, I had another Memphis artist do some sketches for the cover, but Sam balked   at paying the man's hundred-dollar fee for cover art. Sam didn't mind yelling at me, especially about money,   and this caused another of our spats. I knew he couldn't stay mad because the next day was laughing and   telling people, ''I really have to watch out for Barbara when she gets mad at me''.

An artist friend of Jack Clement finally did one that suited Sam for forty dollars, but Barbara thought it   looked cheap, and the incident reminded her of Jud's saying about Sam, ''He will strain at a gnat and swallow   a camel''. Sam was penny pinching, but in an inconsistent way. He always had enough Cadillacs, even a pink   one for Sally.

Barbara said, ''I couldn't garner any orders to speak of with the distributors, who recognized that the music   just couldn't compete with jazz coming out on labels like Verve and Fantasy. Forbes, as a sideman and a   leader of Meyer Davis society bands, had neither a unique quality as a soloist nor a recognizable name. The   music was nice, but not memorable, and the sound was tinny. The liner notes Barbara Barnes wrote were   enthusiastic, but her private thoughts had not been. The album died, which she regretted, because she really   liked Graham Forbes.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR GRAHAM FORBES & THE TRIO
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: UNKNOWN DATE JULY 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – SAM PHILLIPS
AND/OR CHARLES UNDERWOOD

We started to call this album "Drink Along with Forbes," but we decided - what the heck! Whether you want to tipple of play tiddlywinks, Graham Forbes and his Trio will please you. They play the kind of music popularized by Teddy Wilson and his musical descendents in the intime little lounges and piano bars in the large and small cities coast to coast.

Graham Forbes is featured solo on "My Romance", which he gives a tender, sighing treatment, on "Autumn in New York" and other sides. He is backed upon the other numbers by Bill Halfacre, bass, and Buddy Jett, drums. There is no need to go into a song and dance about the performance of each tune. It suffices to say that Forbes and crew have gotten together ten standard favorites, that their arrangements swing, that is happy pleasurable listening.
 
Graham Forbes, a native of Pleasantville, N. Y., has played piano since childhood. He threw over his studies at Columbia University and a job as a life insurance salesman to go to work with Bunny Berigan some twenty years ago, and he has been a professional musician ever since.

During the pre-war years, he also played with Charlie Barnet and with Pee Wee Russel at Nick's, Greenwich Village. After the war, Graham joined the C.B.S. staff orchestra, which was under the direction of Mark Warnow.

He also played with Ernie Holst at the Stork Club and at the Copacabana. He remined at the Copa, with Mike Durso's orchestra, several years, until a chance came to accompany Martin and Lewis on a coast-to-coast tour.

This engagement led Forbes into a new phase of his career, as an accompanist for single acts. He worked with Lisa Kirk, Gertrude Niesen, Vic Damone, Hildegarde, Julie Wilson, and other big names. For two years, Graham was accompanist for Frank Sinatra. Currently he is with Roy Hamilton.
As the leader for a combo on this recordings, Graham is perfectly at home, since he has led his own band for the Stork Club, has been leader for Meyer Davis bands, and was orchestra director aboard the S. S. American for six trips to Europe and for Sinatra on C.B.S. Drummer Buddy Jett is described by the perennials around Memphis recording studios as one of the best men that ever hit town.

He played on numerous recording sessions and with several local bands. Bass man Bill Halfarce has been around the New York City scene for twenty years or so. He began his professional career with Isham Jones' band. 

Later he played with Raymond Scott, Hal MacIntyre, Frankie Carle, and Hugo Winterhalter. He has played in the show orchestras for such musicals as "The Boy Friend," "Where's Charley," "Can Can," and "Silk Stockings". He is presently associated with Lester Lanin orchestras as business manager, bass player, and band leader.

Liner notes by Barbara Barnes

01 - ''ALL OF YOU'' - A.S.C.A.P. - 1:32
Composer: - Cole Porter
Publisher: - Buxton Hill Music
Matrix number: - PH 152
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-A-1 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

02 – ''NOBODY ELSE BUT ME'' - A.S.C.A.P. - 2:37
Composer: - Oscar Hammerstein-Jerome Kern
Publisher: - T.B. Harms Corporation
Matrix number: - PH 152
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-A-2 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

03 – ''LADY IS A TRAMP'' - A.S.C.A.P.. - 2:15
Composer: - Richard Rodgers
Publisher: - Chappell Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - PH 152
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-A-3 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

04 – ''WAIT 'TIL YOU SEE HER'' - A.S.C.A.P. - 1:55
Composer: - Richard Rodgers
Publisher: - Chappell Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - PH 152
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-A-4 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

05 – ''LOVE'' - A.S.C.A.P. - 2:11
Composer: - Martin-Blane
Publisher: - Leo Feist Incorporated
Matrix number: - PH 152
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-A-5 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

06 – ''FROM THIS MOMENT ON'' - A.S.C.A.P. - 3:20
Composer: - Cole Porter
Publisher: - Buxton Hill Music
Matrix number: - PH 152
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-A-6 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

07 – ''LOVE FOR SALE'' - B.M.I. - 3:06
Composer: - Cole Porter
Publisher: - Harms Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - PH 153
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-B-1 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

08 – ''WILL YOU STILL BE MINE'' - B.M.I. - 1:39
Composer: - Tom Adair-Matt Dennis
Publisher: - Embassy Music
Matrix number: - PH 153
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-B-2 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

09 – ''MY ROMANCE'' - A.S.C.A.P.  - 3:07
Composer: - Lorentz Hart-Richard Rogers
Publisher: - T.B. Harms Corporation
Matrix number: - PH 153
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-B-3 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

10 – ''JERICHO'' - A.S.C.A.P. - 1:42
Composer: - Robin-Myers
Publisher: - Harms Incorporated
Matrix number: - PH 153
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-B-4 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

11 – ''AUTUMN IN NEW YORK'' - A.S.C.A.P. - 3:20
Composer: - Vernon Duke
Publisher: - Kay Duke Music-Harms Incorporated
Matrix number: - PH 153
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-B-5 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

12 – ''ADIOS'' - B.M.I. - 2:30
Composer: - Madriguera-Eddie Woods
Publisher: - Peer Music International
Matrix number: - PH 153
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - August 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1955-B-6 mono
GRAHAM FORBES AND THE TRIO – THE MARTINI SET

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Graham Forbes – Piano
Bill Halfarce – Bass
Buddy Jett - Drums
 
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JULY 1960

The last session for Tracy Pendarvis was held at the new studio on Madison Avenue in   Memphis, bore the overproduction that was beginning to characterise Sun releases. By   that point, his buddie and guitar player, Johnny Gibson had quit and eventually moved to   Atlanta where he became a policeman. Pendarvis made the trek to Memphis with his new   drummer, Jerry Goodman. He was paired with Scotty Moore, Billy Riley and Robert Alexius   in the studio. ''Belle Of The Suwanee'' was, as Billboard said, ''A bright effort with a   ranchero beat which the lad handless capably. Has a chance''. Unfortunately the chance   didn't materialise and Pendarvis became disillusioned with Sun and asked for his release   from the contract. His management were pushing him to sign with a label that would get  behind his records
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STUDIO SESSION FOR TRACY PENDARVIS
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: UNKNOWN DATE PROBABLY JULY 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – CHARLES UNDERWOOD
AND/OR SCOTTY MOORE

01 – ''BELLE OF THE SUWANNEE'' – B.M.I. - 2:33
Composer: - Tracy Pendarvis
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 439   - Master
Recorded: Probably July 1960
Released: - April 25, 1961
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 359-A < mono
BELLE OF THE SUWANNEE / ETERNALLY
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-3-9 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4

02 – ''BELLE OF THE SUWANNEE'' – B.M.I. - 2:00
Composer: - Tracy Pendarvis
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None
Recorded: Probably July 1960
Released: - 1992
First appearance: Buffalo Bop Records (LP) 33rpm BP LP 2078-B-1 mono
TRACY PENDARVIS - A THOUSAND GUITARS

Of all the relative newcomers to Sun in the early 1960s, Tracy Pendarvis was just about the only one making  music that consistently harked back to the golden days. ''Belle Of The Suwannee'' manages to be a  competitive record while still retaining something of an 'edge'. That edge shows up in Pendarvis's moderately  sexy vocal, the taut drumming, and driving bass work. More importantly, the edge appears in what is ''not''  here – any sign of sweetening. One can almost imagine the Gene Lowery Singers trying to claw their way  into the session while Pendarvis and company keep the studio door tightly bolted. Nearly 40 years later, their  effort is greatly appreciated.
''Eternally'' makes more of a concession to mainstream pop trends, but even here the effect is inoffensive.  There is a small string session (again, showing the effects of budget restraint), but it is mixed with  appropriate distance. This simple song has a strong minor key component and features one unusual chord (repeated on the word ''be'') that takes the material out of the ordinary. This was Pendarvis's final single for  Sun, leaving him with a small legacy in which to take pride.

03 – ''ETERNALLY'' – B.M.I. - 2:10
Composer: - Tracy Pendarvis
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 440   - Master
Recorded: Probably July 1960
Released: - April 25, 1961
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 359-B < mono
BELLE OF THE SUWANNEE / ETERNALLY
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-3-10 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4
 
04 - ''I NEED SOMEBODY'' – B.M.I. - 2:21
Composer: - Tracy Pendarvis
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: Probably July 1960
Released: - 1992
First appearance: - Buffalo Bop Records (LP) 33rpm BP LP 2078-B-3 mono
TRACY PENDARVIS - A THOUSAND GUITARS

Name (Or. No Of Instruments)
Tracy Pendarvis – Vocal & Guitar
Scotty Moore – Guitar
Billy Riley – Bass
Larry Muhoberac – Piano
Jerry Reeve Goodman - Drums

Gene Lowery Singers consisting of
Edwin Bruce, Sara Bruce, Nita Smith,
Lee Holt, Vocal Harmony
 
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STUDIO SESSION FOR DON SCAIFE
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: UNKNOWN DATE JULY 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM C. PHILLIPS

No Details

01 - ''DRUNKEN GAMBLER'' - B.M.I. - 2:06
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released:   - April 1989
First appearance: - Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sunbox 109-8/3 mono
SUN RECORDS INTO THE 60S - ONE MORE MEMORY
Reissued: - June 25, 2006 Charly Records   MP2 iTunes Music 16 mono
COUNTRY CLASSIC - DRUNKEN GAMBLER
 
02 - ''TO EACH HIS OWN'' - B.M.I. - 2:19
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None
Recorded: - Unknown Date July 1960
Released: - June 25, 2006
First appearance: - Charly Records   MP2 iTunes Music 4 mono
COUNTRY CLASSIC - DRUNKEN GAMBLER

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Don Scaife – Vocal
Scotty Moore – Guitar
R.W. Stevenson – Bass
D.J. Fontana – Drums
Larry Muhoberac – Piano
Unknown Chorus
 
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Tracy Pendarvis still respects Phillips' method of recording. ''It was just off the cuff - a lot of   it. We were just having fun and you could tell. Hard times and a lot of fun. I had a kinda   screwy voice but Sam pulled the best out of me. He said, 'Tracy, sing! Cry when you sing'!   Sam was really the greatest man. I've ever confronted in terms of bringing out my talent. He   could look at you and burn your brains out. He had that quality''. After leaving Sun Records,   Tracy Pendarvis recorded for Descant Records working through Bill Lowery in Atlanta. A year   later, he was emroiled in a messy divorce and went to Chicago where he played the bars to   homesick southerners. He then went to Nashville where he worked for Bobby Bare's   publishing company before returning to Florida in 1969 with his second wife. In 1970 Wynn   Stewart had a sizeable hit with one of Tracy's songs, ''It's A Beautiful Day'', but Tracy was   unable to parlay that success into a writing career.
 
In recent years, Tracy Pendarvis has opened a custom studio. He records all types of music   but has little but contempt for much of what passes for rock and roll today. ''Clowns like   David Bowie and so forth don't know a thing about rock and roll'', asserted Pendarvis. ''It's a   prostitution of it. Little Richard did real rock and roll. And what he didn't do, Chuck Berry   did''.
 
And somewhere among those made real rock and roll is Tracy Pendarvis. He understood the   blues and country traditions from which rock and roll drew its energy. He knew how to   create a compelling rhythm track and write a good, melodic rock and roll song. However, he   and his band should have tumbled out of their station wagon and into the old Sun studio at   the tail of 1956 instead of 1959 if they wanted to realise their potential with the label. That   said, there is still some fine music to be heard from Tracy Pendarvis - and most of it is here   at Sun!
 
JULY 1960
 
Drummer W.S. ''Fluke'' Holland quit Carl Mann's band (there was a lump sum payment to him   from Mann's royalty account that month suggesting a split). He then opted for the security of   playing with Johnny Cash.
 
Some artists adapted well to life on the road, but Carl wasn't one of them. "The worst part   was not getting enough rest", he says. "We traveled in the car all the time. I remember this   agent booked us into towns five or seven hundred miles apart. We only had time to travel,   set up and play. Any sleep we got was in the car. You'd be half-asleep and you'd take   something to keep awake and that would lead to something else. You'd end up with all kinds   of problems".
 
JULY 1, 1960 FRIDAG
 
Jocko's Rocket Ship Revue at the Apollo features Ruth Brown along with Dante and the   Evergreens, the Olympics, Ben E. King and Jimmy Jones. Ricky Nelson is at the Steel Pier in   Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
The Dick Clark Show from Chicago has Brenda Lee, Jack Scott and Freddy Cannon.
 
JULY 2, 1960 SATURDAY
 
Fifteen years after he appeared on a pair of Red Foley country hits, Lawrence Welk is on the cover of TV Guide.
 
JULY 3, 1960 SUNDAY
 
Not quite two years since the death of his mother, Gladys, Elvis Presley's father marries Dee Stanley in Huntsville, Alabama. Elvis refuses to attend the wedding.
 
JULY 4, 1960 MONDAY
 
Steel guitarist Teddy Carr is born in Lafayette, Tennessee. He's a member of Rocochet when the band scores hits with ''Daddy's Money'' and ''He Left A Lot To Be Desired'', but quits in 2000 to spend more time at home.
 
A day after his father re-married, Elvis Presley visits the cemetery to pray of his mother, Gladys.
 
Country music is featured for the first time at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, as Chet Atkins hosts ''Nashville Night''.
 
Jimmy Charles sings "A Million To One" on American Bandstand.
 
JULY 5, 1960 TUESDAY
 
RCA Victor released Elvis Presley's ''It's Now Or Never'' backed with ''A Mess Of Blues'' (RCA Victor 47-7777). In 1960, "It's Now Or Never" was a number 1 record in the United States, spending five weeks at number one and the United Kingdom, where it spent eight weeks at the top in 1960 and an additional week at number one in 2005 as a re-issue, and numerous other countries, selling in excess of 25 million copies worldwide, Elvis Presley's biggest international single ever. Its British release was delayed for some time because of rights issues, allowing the song to build up massive advance orders and to enter the UK Singles Chart at number one, a very rare occurrence at the time. "It's Now or Never" peaked at number seven on the rhythm and blues charts. A live version featuring "'O Sole Mio" is available on the 1977 live album ''Elvis In Concert''. "'O Sole mio" is sung by tenor Sherrill Nielson.
 
In early 2005, the song was re-released along with the other Presley singles in the UK, and again reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for the week of 5 February 2005. The song also appears in the TV mini-series ''Elvis. His back-side ''A Mess Of Blues'' is a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman, that was originally recorded by Elvis for RCA Victor in 1960, reaching number 32 in the United States charts and number 2 in the United Kingdom charts. "A Mess Of Blues" is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1983. It was included on the album ''Back To Back''. Due to a printing error several hundred copies of the picture sleeve for this release were printed with the front and rear photographs inter-changed.
 
JULY 7, 1960 THURSDAY
 
Sun 342 ''Cheaters Never Win'' b/w ''You Burned The Bridges'' by Bobbie Jean Barton issued.
 
JULY 8, 1960 FRIDAY
 
Bobby Darin is the opening act for George Burns at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,   Nevada. The cover charge is $4.00. The Platters are at the Town House in Pittsburgh. Ray   Charles is at the Regal Theater in Chicago along with the Raeletts, Betty Carter and the   Coasters.
JULY 9, 1960 SATURDAY
 
Charlie Rich appeared as headliner for two peformances at the Birmingham Armory in Birminghan, Alabama. The show also featured Hank Locklin, Roy Orbison, Harold Dorman, Bobby Sicks, and many more. Tickets $1.50.
 
The Dick Clark Show broadcasts from Hollywood. Guests are Everly Brothers, Brian Hyland   and Deane Hawley.
 
JULY 10, 1960 SUNDAY
 
Drummer ''Hawk'' Shaw Wilson is born in Topeka, Kansas. He so-found BR549, a high-energy band that mines traditional country on lower Broadway in Nashville during the 1990s, becoming a critical favorite and scoring Grammy nominations.
 
JULY 11, 1960 MONDAY
 
Ray Price recorded ''I Wish I Could Fall In Love Today'' at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee .
 
JULY 12, 1960 TUESDAY
 
Floyd Cramer wrote and recorded the instrumental ''Last Date'' at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. It exemplifies the "slip-note" style of piano playing that Cramer made popular. It peaked at number 11 on the country chart and at number two on the Hot 100. Cramer's recording inspired a number of successful cover version, including a vocal adaptation by Conway Twitty.
 
Described as a slip-note style, it was familiar to guitar and steel guitar players, who would slide a half tone. Cramer however was using a whole-tone slur, hitting a note and sliding almost simultaneously into the next. He explained it gave more of a lonesome cowboy sound.
 
Essentially it is a two- or three-part right-hand chord with the slipped note providing a melodic embellishment. A slow grace note is added on the beat a whole step below the target note, yet slightly louder than the target, with the target note just past the beat. A third note is played above the target note at the same time as the grace note, and held through the target and at the same volume as the grace note.
 
JULY 12, 1960 TUESDAY
 
Frankie Lymon appears on American Bandstand for the first time since 1958 and sings "Little   Bitty Pretty One''.
 
Marty Robbins recorded ''Don't Worry'' in an afternoon session at Nashville's Bradley Film and Recording Studio.
 
JULY 13, 1960 WEDNESDAY
 
Kitty Wells recorded ''Heartbreak U.S.A.''.
 
The Everly Brothers recorded the original version of ''Love Hurts'' in Nashville. The Boudleaux Bryant-penned songs becomes a key track in the career of Gram Parson.
 
JULY 14, 1960 THURSDAY
 
Guitarist Ray Herndon is born in Phoenix. After playing with Lyle Lovett, he joins McBride and The Ride, gaining four Top 10 hits in the early 1990s, including ''Sacred Ground'', ''Going Out Of My Mind'' and ''Love On The Loose, Heart On The Mend''.
 
Sun 343 ''The Story Of A Broken Heart'' b/w ''Down The Street To 301'' by Johnny Cash are issued.
 
Paul Anka begins an engagement at Riverside Hotel and Casino in Reno Nevada. Cover charge   is $3.00.
 
JULY 15, 1960 FRIDAY

Lloyd Price begins a week at The Beachcomber Club in Wildwood, New Jersey. Little Willie   John headlines at the Apollo Theater.
 
Webb Pierce recorded ''Fallen Angel''.
 
MID JULY 1960
 
Jackie Wilson is touring the South.
 
JULY 16, 1960 SATURDAY
 
Bobby Rydell is on the Dick Clark Show.
 
JULY 18, 1960 MONDAY
 
Decca released Webb Pierce's ''Drifting Texas Sand'', and Capitol released Ferlin Husky's ''Wings Of A Dove''.
 
JULY 19, 1960 TUESDAY
 
Bryan Hyland performs "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" on American   Bandstand.
 
A Pony Express centennial ride begins in Sacramento and St. Joseph, Missouri. The event's theme song is penned by future country songwriter Liz Anderson.
 
JULY 1960
 
Country disc jockey and singer Texas Bill Strength recorded a session at Sun Records. His disc (Sun 346) is issued in September 1960.
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The late Bill Strength had long left his Houston, Texas origins behind him by the time he came to record for Sun Records in July 1960. In fact, he had also left his Memphis connection behind and was working out of Minneapolis, St. Paul, when he was persuaded by Cecil Scaife, Sun's promotional manager, to come to Memphis to record.

Strength had made his name as a country music disc jockeys in various locations in the 1940s before travelling all across the USA singing at conventions and union meetings for the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
 
In the early 1950s, he settled in Atlanta, Georgia. There he gained a recording contract with Coral Records and had several minor hits, notably 'You Can't Have My Love', a duet with Tabby West.
 
He was working at KWAM in West Memphis in the mid-1950s and was a friend to Sun Records during their formative years (and covered ''Turn Mound'' and ''Cry, Cry, Cry'' for Capitol Records). He was the second most popular country disc jockey in town, following Sleepy-Eyed John Lepley. In 1956, he moved to Minneapolis where he also hosted a children's TV show called ''Adventure Time With Texas Bill''.

Strength had a strong singing voice rooted in the mainstream of country music styles and his ''Guess I'd Better Go'' was a strong contender on Sun in 1960 although ultimately his association with the label went nowhere. He recorded one or two interesting songs that were not issued at the time, particularly Stan Kesler's ''Call Of The Wild'' which Warren Smith turned into a hit on Liberty Records on become a Top 30 country hit.

STUDIO SESSION FOR TEXAS BILL STRENGTH
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: TUESDAY JULY 19, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - CHARLES UNDERWOOD

01 - ''SENORITA'' - B.M.I. - 2:52
Composer: - Don & Gladys Scaife
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 411  - Master
Recorded: - July 19, 1960
Released: - September 12, 1960
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 346-A < mono
SENORITA / GUESS I'D BETTER GO
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-2-9 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4
Sam Phillips has often stated his reluctance to record artists whose careers and styles were already established. It was obviously more rewarding to find a piece of raw granite and shape an Elvis Presley or a Johnny Cash or Jerry Lee Lewis. In such a context, it is hard to imagine what Texas Bill Strength was doing at 639 Madison Avenue on the afternoon. The result, especially ''Guess I'd Better Go'', represented credible country/pop material circa 1960, but in the cold light of nearly four decades it is clear that these efforts did nothing to elevate the fortunes of Strengths sagging career or the legacy of Sun Records.

02 – ''GUESS I'D BETTER GO'' - B.M.I. - 2:09
Composer: - Cecil Scaife-Charles Underwood
Publisher: - Up Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 410  - Master
Recorded: - July 19, 1960
Released: - September 12, 1960
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 346-B < mono
GUESS I'D BETTER GO / SENORITA
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-2-10 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4

03 - ''CALL OF THE WILD'' – B.M.I. - 2:14
Composer: - Stan Kesler
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: July 19, 1960
Released: - 1979
First appearance: Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30150-15 mono
SUN SOUND SPECIAL – TENNESSEE COUNTRY
Reissued: - April 1989 Charly Records (LP) 33rpm Sunbox 109-8/2 mono
SUN RECORDS INTO THE 60'S - ONE MORE MEMORY

04 – ''NO MORE LISTENING'' – B.M.I.
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: July 19, 1960

05 – ''NOTHING IS SWEETER THAN YOU'' – B.M.I.
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: July 19, 1960

06 – ''TIMBER MAN'' – B.M.I.
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: July 19, 1960

07 – ''YOU CAN'T HURT ME ANYMORE'' – B.M.I. - 2:08
Composer: - Bill Strength
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: July 19, 1960
Released: - 1996
First appearance: - Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8181 mono
SUN HILLBILLY

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Bill Strength – Vocal & Guitar
Scotty Moore – Guitar
Stan Kesler - Steel Guitar
R.W. ''T-Willie'' Stevenson – Six String Bass
D.J. Fontana – Drums
Larry Muhoberac – Piano

Gene Lowery Singers consisting of
Edwin Bruce, Sara Bruce, Nita Smith,
Lee Holt, Vocal Harmony

Note: Billboard reported that Bill Strength had completed a session for Sun on May 15, 1961. Some of the above titles may derive from the later session. No further information over this object be found.
 
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STUDIO SESSION FOR BRAD SUGGS
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - CHARLES UNDERWOOD

01 – ''BLUES MIST''
Composer: - Brad Suggs
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Sun Unissued
Recorded: - July 20, 1960

02 - ''MY GYPSY''
Composer: - Brad Suggs
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Sun Unissued
Recorded: - July 20, 1960

03 - ''POLLY-TICKLING''
Composer: - Brad Suggs
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Sun Unissued
Recorded: - July 20, 1960

04 – ''SAM'S TUNE''
Composer: - Brad Suggs
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Sun Unissued
Recorded: - July 20, 1960

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Brad Suggs - Guitar
Scotty Moore - Guitar
D.J. Fontana - Drums
Larry Muhoberac - Piano
Vernon Drake - Saxophone
Gorden Reinhardt - Saxophine

Overdubbed Session"July 29, 1960 at 639 Madison Avenue
Unknown Strings
Vocal Chorus The Gene Lowery Singers
 
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JULY 21, 1960 THURSDAY

Ray Smith sings "Rockin' Little Angel on American Bandstand.

Elvis Presley receives a certificate designating him a first-degree black belt in karate.

Pop songwriter Al Hoffman dies in New York City. Two years prior, he strung together a trio of hits for country and pop singer Jimmie Rodgers, ''Secretly'', ''Are You Really Mine'' and ''Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again''.
 
JULY 22, 1960 FRIDAY

Ben E. King, the Five Satins, Joe Turner, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Faye Adams, Nappy Brown   and Ann Laurie are at the Regal Theater.

JULY 23, 1960 SATURDAY

Roy Orbison makes his first appearance on The Dick Clark's ''American Bandstand'', along with Donnie Brooks and the Crests.

Tex Ritter and Eddy Arnold guest on ABC-TV's ''Ozark Jubilee''.
 
JULY 27, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Ray Charles for a week at the Cloisters Hotel in Hollywood.
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Guitarist, Wade Cagle Jr., brought along a welcome touch of Duane Eddy when he landed at Sun in the summer of 1960. Operating out of Pensacola, Florida, where his younger brother Conner worked in the nightclub business, Cagle toured the length and breadth of the country (often with road warrior, Wayne Cochran) and ended up in Las Vegas. It was here that he was to discover his true destiny, working alongside some of the world's top golfers as a tournament supervisor for the PGA. 

STUDIO SESSION FOR WADE CAGLE & THE ESCORTS
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - CHARLES UNDERWOOD

01 – ''GROOVY TRAIN'' – B.M.I. - 2:25
Composer: - Wade Cagle-Mooney
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 437   - Master
Recorded: - July 27, 1960
Released: - April 25, 1961
First appearance; - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 360-A < mono
GROOVY TRAIN / HIGHL:AND ROCK
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-3-11 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4

Guitarist Wade Cagle brought his combo The Escorts into the new studio at 639 Madison for a single session. They laid down four instrumental tracks, two of which were released. The other two remain in the Sun tape vaults. This is music in the grand tradition of ''Tequila''. Indeed ''Groovy Train'' is almost a dead copy of ''Train No Nowhere'', originally the A-side of the Champs record, before someone flipped it over and found ''Tequila'' one fateful day in 1958.
02 – ''HIGHLAND ROCK'' – B.M.I. - 2:08
Composer: - Wade Cagle-Mooney
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 438   - Master
Recorded: - July 27, 1960
Released: - April 25, 1961
First appearance; - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 360-B < mono
GROOVY TRAIN / HIGHL:AND ROCK
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-3-12 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4
 
02(2) – ''HIGHLAND ROCK'' – B.M.I. - 2:10
Composer: - Wade Cagle-Mooney
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Stereo Master - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - July 27, 1960
Released: - 1997
First appearance: - Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8302-7 stereo
706 UNION INSTRUMENTALS

03 – ''FORTY DAYS'' – B.M.I.- 2:54
Composer: - Chuck Berry
Publisher: - Arc Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: July 27, 1961
Released: - 1998
First appearance: - Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8318-1 stereo
SUN ROCK 'N' ROLL - VOLUME 2

In 1959 Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks released a cover version of Chuck Berry's ''Thirty Days'', but they titled it "Forty Days", it peaked at number 45 and was in the Top 100 for eight weeks.

04 – ''OWEE OWEE'' – B.M.I. - 2:20
Composer: - Wade Cagle
Publisher: - Sun Entertainment
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - July 27, 1961
Released: - 1998
First appearance: - Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CPCD 8318-2 mono
SUN ROCK 'N' ROLL - VOLUME 2

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Wade Cagle – Vocal & Guitar

The Escorts consisting of
Charles ''Chas'' Strasburg – Bass
Rocky Haye – Drums
William Morninggold – Piano
Ray McCarthur - Tenor Saxophone
 
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Wade Cagle's Sun recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <
 
 
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JULY 28, 1960 THURSDAY

Bobby Rydell begins a tour of colleges with the Buddy Morrow Orchestra in Michigan, Iowa,   Ohio and Illinois.

JULY 29, 1960 FRIDAY

Marv Johnson, the Miracles and Barret Strong are at Washington's Howard Theater.

JULY 30, 1960 SATURDAY

Songwriter Karen Staley is born in Hookstown, Pennsylvania. She authors Terry Clark's ''Everytime I Cry'', Tracy Byrd's ''The Keeper Of The Stars'', Trick Pony's ''On A Night Like This'' and Faith Hill's ''Let's Go To Vegas''.

JULY 31, 1960 SUNDAY

Connie Francis recorded the pop hit ''My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own'' at Radio Recorders,   7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.   Debby Boones re-introduces it as a country hit in 1979.
AUGUST 1960
 
The singles, PI 3559 ''I Get The Blues When It Rains'' b/w ''In The Mood'' by Jerry Lee Lewis and PI 3561 ''Somewhere Along The Line'' b/w ''I'll Change My Ways'' by Danny Stewart issued.

PLP 1955 ''The Martini Set'' by Graham Forbes and the Trio issued.

AUGUST 1, 1960 MONDAY

The singles Sun 341 ''The Great Pretender'' b/w ''I'm Gonna Take A Walk'' by Sonny Wilson and  Sun 344 ''John Henry'' b/w ''Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes'' by Jerry Lee Lewis issued.

The East Germany newspaper Young World brands Elvis Presley as ''public enemy number 1''.

Capitol Records released Buck Owens' ''Excuse Me (I Yhink I've Got A Heartache)''.
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Even worse worse than the Gene Lowery Singers we the sound of the new studio. It was, quite simply, out-of-control. None of the engineers, Phillips included, knew how to focus the echo to produce the stunning effects they had effortlessly achieved across town. Another problem was that Phillips, in an apparent attempt to economise on expensive four-track tape, mixed down all instruments to one track leaving the second trackblank for overdubs.

Then he would re-wind the tape and use the remaining two tracks in the same way, managing to defeat the purpose of multi-track recording. Phillips's experimentation at 639 Madison accounts for the widely variable sound quality on the recordings. The engineers were flying by the seats of their pants,and seemed particularly in need of direction on some of the cuts.
 
STUDIO SESSION FOR CARL MANN
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3, 
THURSDAY AUGUST 4, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM PHILLIPS
AND/OR CHARLES UNDERWOOD

OVERDUB SESSION OCTOBER 2, 1960
PRODUCER AND RECORDING EINGINEER – SCOTTY MOORE

01 - "BORN TO BE BAD" - B.M.I. - 2:39
Composer: - Carl Belew
Publisher: - Four Star
Matrix number: - None - Undudded Master - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960
Released: - 1993
Reissued: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-2-11 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA

The only song from this session to see light of day was ''Born To Be Bad''. Scotty Moore, in his new role of production manager, took the basic track and embalmed it in strings and coupled it for release with ''Wayward Wind''. Heard here without the sweetening, ''Born To Be Bad'' still won't rank as anyone's favourite Carl Mann track, but it was an undeniably strong choice for a single release in the early 1960s. It had a powerful rhythmic hook which was quite in keeping with the banalities of pop music circa 1961, but it sold poorly – fewer than 5000 copies during its first months on the market. That alone was a bad portent for 1961.

02 – "BORN TO BE BAD" - B.M.I. - 3:37
Composer: - Carl Belew
Publisher: - Four Star
Matrix number: - P 395 - Overdubbed Master
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960
Released: - October 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single > PI 3564-B < mono
BORN TO BE BAD / WAYWARD WIND
Reissued: - 1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-1-18 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA
03 – "I'M WALKING THE DOG" - B.M.I. - 2:10
Composer: - Cliff Grimsley-Tex Grimsley
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None -Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960
Released: - 1977
First appearance: Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 30130 mono
CARL MANN - THE LEGENDARY SUN PERFORMERS
Reissued: - 1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-2-16 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA

04 – "I LOVE YOU, I ADORE YOU'" - B.M.I. - 2:15
Composer: - Carl Mann-Eddy Bush
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Not Original Issued
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960
Released: - 1985
First appearance: - Star Club (LP) 33rpm Jan 33-8022-12 mono
CARL MANN – 14 UNISSUED SIDES
Reissued - 1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-2-12 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA

05 – "STOP THE WORLD AND LET ME OFF" - B.M.I. - 3:09
Composer: - Carl Belew-W.S. Stevenson
Publisher: - ATV Music Published
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960 1960
Released: - 1985
First appearance: - Star Club (LP) 33rpm Jan 33-8022-5 mono
CARL MANN - 14 UNISSUED SIDES
Reissued: - 1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-2-14 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA

06 - "ARE YOU TEASING ME" - B.M.I. - 3:59
Composer: - Ira Louvin-Charles Louvin
Publisher: - Louvin Music Publishing
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960
Released: - 1993
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-2-13 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA

07 - "I DON'T CARE" - B.M.I. - 2:02
Composer: - Webb Pierce-Cindy Walker
Publisher: - Cedarwood Music Publishing
Matrix number: - None
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960
Released: - August 17, 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (LP) 33rpm PLP 1960 mono
LIKE, MANN
Reissued: - 1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-2-15 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA

On this session, Cal Mann tackled Slim Willet's hillbilly classic ''Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes'', rendered into a mega-hit by Perry Como in 1953. Carl's approach was becoming almost a reflexive gesture at this point. The only innovation is a prominently miked acoustic guitar, but that wasn't enough to save a formula wearing thin.

08 - "DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES" - B.M.I. - 2:33
Composer: - Slim Willett
Publisher: - 4-Star Music Publishing
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960
Released: - May 1975
First appearance: - Hallmark Records (LP) 33rpm SHM 864-B4 mono
VARIOUS ARTISTS - KINGS OF COUNTRY – VOLUME 2
Reissued: - 1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-2-18 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA

"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" is an off meter ballad concerning a man away from home worried that his paramour may unwittingly stray from their relationship. The song was recorded in many different styles by many artists. It was written by Winston L. Moore (whose stage name was Slim Willet) and was published in 1952.

The song was first recorded by Slim Willet and the Brush Cutters for 4-Star (11614) and reaching number 1 for Billboard Hot 100 chart and then by Ray Price (Columbia 4-21025) reaching number 4. Skeets McDonald followed with a western swing hit, reaching number 1 and staying on the charts for 18 weeks. His version was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2216 with the flip side ''Big Family Trouble''. The best selling performance was a pop version recorded by Perry Como with The Ramblers on November 4, 1952 and released in the following versions, in the United States, by RCA Victor, as a 78 rpm single record (catalog number 20-5064) and a 45 rpm single (catalog number 47-5064), with the flip side "Lies''. This record reached number 1 on the US Billboard charts. In Argentina by RCA Victor, as a single (catalog number 68-0722) with the flip side "No Hay Bote Como El De Remo''. In the United Kingdom, by HMV, as a 78 rpm single (catalog number B-10400), with the flip side "To Know You (Is to Love You)''. This record reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1953. In Germany, by HMV, as a 78 rpm single (catalog number X-8080), with the flip side ''Outside Of Heaven'' by Eddie Fisher. Slim Willet and Tommy Hill also wrote the female answer song ''I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes'', which was performed by Tommy Hill's sister Goldie Hill.

With Charles Underwood in the control room one might think that there was some not-so-suble pressure upon Carl to record Underwood's greatest hit, ''Ubangi Stomp'', but Carl insists that is was his idea. It's doubly surprising that this crisp track never appeared on Carl's album because it was a copyright owned by Phillips.

09 - "UBANGI STOMP" - B.M.I. - 2:14
Composer: - Charles Underwood
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - August 3, 4, 1960
Released: - 1977
First appearance: - Spotlight Records (LP) 33rpm SPO-131 mono
CARL MANN – THE SUN STORY – VOLUME 6
Reissued: - 1993 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15713-2-17 mono
CARL MANN - MONA LISA

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Carl Mann - Vocal & Piano
Eddie Bush - Guitar
R.W. ''Willie'' Stevenson - Bass
Jimmy M. Van Eaton - Drums
Charlie Rich - Piano

Overdubbed Session October 2, 1960
Joan Gilbert - Violin
Noel Gilbert - Violin
Nino Ravarino - Violin

There would be a break of ten months before Carl Mann returned to the studio. By then, Eddie Bush had departed for a spell to play with Carl Belew at the Louisianan Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana and returned. Robert Oatsvall's work had become unredeemably ragged, and he was replaced for studio work by R.W. ''T Willie'' Stevenson, a jazz bassist from Jackson, Tennessee, who still favoured the upright acoustic bass. Sun session stalwart Jimmy M. Van Eaton can occasionally be heard on drums replacing W.S. ''Fluke'' Holland, as can Carl Perkins's drummer in his days, Tony Moore.
 
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AUGUST 3, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Jan and Dean perform "We Go Together" on American Bandstand.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR CHARLIE RICH
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM PHILLIPS
AND/OR CHARLES UNDERWOOD

''On My Knees'' reflects a Latin style that Rich flirted with several times in unissued material at Sun. He also re-recorded the song as a duet with Janie Fricke at the end of his Epic glory days in 1978. The irony is that next to his early unissued rock and roll demos. ''On My Knees'' is about as lyrically trite as Rich ever got as a songwriter, yet the record works quite well in its lilting, melodic way.

01 – ''ON MY KNEES'' - B.M.I. - 2:30
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - P 390 - Master
Recorded: - August 4, 1960
Released: - September 7, 1960
First appearance: - Phillips International (S) 45rpm standard single > PI 3562-A < mono
ON MY KNEES / STAY
Reissued: - 1998 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15806-3-2 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 6
''The Loneliest Days'' in many ways this is the sleeper of the entire collection. It is certainly among the strongest of the previously unissued titles we have discovered. It features a beautiful, soulful vocal and a melodic, yet bluesy composition. This is plainly an early demo, although the session logs suggest that a tune called ''One Thing You Should Know'', which may refer to this song, was included in an October 24, 1960 session. Musical sleuths will recognize that this demo is actually the vocal version of the song that was later called ''Sad News'' – an overproduced piano instrumental by Rich released on Sun under the name Bobby Sheridan, That December 1960 record appears to have been an attempt to cash in on the success of Nashville pianist Floyd Cramer. It is anybody;s guess what would happened if ''Sad News'' had hit the charts. Just who would have toured in support of the record. In any case, this beautiful vocal demo is the only evidence that ''Sad News'' began life in a far nobler version that it appeared on the market place.

02 – ''THE LONELIEST DAYS'' - B.M.I. - 2:10
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Vocal & Piano Only
Recorded: - August 4, 1960 - Not Originally Issued
Released: - 1998
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16152-3-7 mono
LONELY WEEKEND - THE SUN YEARS 1958 - 1962

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich – Vocal & Piano
Sidney Manker – Guitar
Billy Riley – Bass
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
Martin Willis – Tenor Saxophone
 
For Biography of Charlie Rich see: > The Sun Biographies <
Charlie Rich's Sun/PI recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <

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AUGUST 1960

On the basis of the success of ''Mona Lisa'' and the fair sales for ''Pretend'' last year, Sam Phillips got Carl   Mann in for some sessions aimed at an LP in late 1959 and early 1960. Carl assembled a variety of offerings,   and Barbara Barnes began work on an album cover. Sam agreed to a two-color printing this time, which made the album a little more uptown than most of Sun's previous covers. They called it ''Like, Mann'' and   Barbara was pleased with the looks of this LP. Unfortunately, when the album came out on August 17, 1960,   Sun didn't have a big single on Carl, and his star shone only briefly at Sun. Barbara was wishing Sam had   gotten into more LPs earlier with material by Sun's established people, letting Johnny Cash do the gospel   album he wanted and maybe one on Roy Orbison singing the kind of ballads he was fond of. Sales of these   would probably have done better. He had a slew of Billy Riley sides in the can that Sam had promised him to   release in an album. Riley had a following that would probably have picket up on this album, too.
AUGUST 5, 1960 FRIDAY

Drummer W.S. ''Fluke'' Holland joins Johnny Cash's band for a show at the Three Rivers Club near Syracuse, New York. He becomes a permanent member, and the Tennessee Two becomes the Tennessee Three. 

AUGUST 6, 1960 SATURDAY

Conway Twitty headlines The Dick Clark show. Others appearing include Ray Peterson, Billy   Bland, the Ivy Three, and Chubby Checker.

AUGUST 7, 1960 SUNDAY

Brenda Lee brings her tour to the Tower Theater in Atlanta.

AUGUST 8, 1960 MONDAY

Jim Reeves recorded a new version of his 1957 hit ''Am I Losing You'' at the Nashville's RCA Studio B. The new recording becomes a hit in both pop and country.

AUGUST 9, 1960 TUESDAY

Johnny Horton recorded ''North To Alaska'', the only song he tackles during a two-hour session at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville. It proves to be the final recording of his life.

AUGUST 10, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Roger Miller recorded ''You Don't Want My Love'', his first charted single in Nashville.

The original version of ''Ocean's 11'' opens in theaters, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Former Texas playboy Jimmy Wyble appears briefly on screen, playing guitar with Red Norvo as Martin sings ''Ain't That A Kick In The Head''.
 
Bobby Darin opens at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles for two weeks.

AUGUST 11, 1960 THURSDAY

Roy Drusky recorded ''I'd Rather Loan You Out'' at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

AUGUST 12, 1960 FRIDAY

The former Carolyn Brown is granted a divorce from Bill Monroe. The judge stipulates that Monroe cannot marry Bessie Lee Mauldin, with whom he shares a home in Tennessee, during his ex-wife's lifetime.

AUGUST 14, 1960 SUNDAY

Watermelon Park in Berryville, Maryland, hosts the first all-day, multiple-act bluegrass festival. The lineup features Bill Monroe, Mac Wiseman, Reno and Smiley, The Osborne Brothers and fiddler Scotty Stoneman.

''I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'' singer Jimmy Boyd marries actress Yvonne Craig in Dallas, Texas. They depart after the wedding for a honeymoon in Mexico City.

AUGUST 15, 1960 MONDAY

Columbia released Ray Price's ''I Wish I Could Fall In Love Today''.

Sun 345 ''Southbound Line'' b/w ''Is It Me'' by Tracy Pendarvis are issued.

Review in Billboard magazine says that Jerry Lee Lewis' ''Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes'' (Sun 344) comes thru with a sock reading of the Chuck Willis tune on this wild waxing. It moves, man, and it could get Jerry Lee some action, and the flip ''John Henry'', the traditional tune is handed a sock reading by Lewis on this listenable waxing. It could get some coins''.

AUGUST 16, 1960 TUESDAY

Shooting begins for Elvis Presley's ''Flaming Star'' in Thousand Oaks, California.

Brenda Lee recorded the Mel Tillis-written pop hit ''Emotions'' at the Bradley Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
AUGUST 17, 1960 WEDNESDAY

The LPs, PLP 1950 ''Cloud Nine Far Out Tunes By...'' by Bill Justis and His Orchestra; PLP 1960 ''Like Mann!'' by Carl Mann and PLP 1965 ''At Hotel Peabody Overlooking Old Man River'' by Chuck Foster all issued.

AUGUST 18, 1960 THURSDAY

The Platters begin nine days at the Basin street East in New York. Ray Charles at the   Hollywood Palladium for a week.

US President Dwight D. Eisenhower approves funding for assault on Southern Cuba by anti Castro Cuban exiles backed by CIA.

AUGUST 19, 1960 FRIDAY

After a three week renovation, the Apollo Theater re-opens with the Coasters, Little   Anthony and the Imperials, Bo Diddley, Big Maybelle and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Bobby Vee sings   "Devil Or Angel" and "Since I Met You Baby" on American Bandstand.

AUGUST 20, 1960 SATURDAY

Johnny and Jack conduct their final recording session for RCA Records at the label's Studio B in Nashville.

Marty Robbins crashes into two other racers when his micro-misget car, nicknamed the Big Iron Special, loses a wheel in Bartlesville. Robbins is uninjured.

Warner Bros. released The Everly Brothers' pop hit ''So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)''. Hank Williams Jr. and Lois Johnson remakes it as a country release in 1970.

AUGUST 22, 1960 MONDAY

Floyd Collin Wraye is born in DeQueen, Arkansas. Under the stage name Collin Raye, he uses a powerhouse voice to make commercially successful social statements through such hits like ''Little Rock'', ''In This Life'' and ''I Think About You''.

Columbia released Johnny Horton's ''North To Alaska''.

Wanda Jackson opens at the Flame Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota for six days.

AUGUST 23, 1960 TUESDAY

PLP 1970 ''Lonely Weekends With...'' by Charlie Rich issued.

The Flamingos sing "Mio Amore" on American Bandstand.

Oscar Hammerstein II, co-wrote, the music for ''Oklahoma!'' and ''The Sound Of Music'', dies of cancer at home in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In the 1950s, Slim Whitman had country hits with two of his songs, ''Indian Love Call'' and ''Rose-Marie''.

Jimmy C. Newman recorded ''Wanting You With Me Tonight''.

AUGUST 25, 1960 THURSDAY

The Summer Olympics begins with Rome as the host city. These were the first games to be fully covered on television. A total of 83 countries sent over 5,000 athletes to participate in the 150 sporting events. The Soviet Union, United States, and Italy won the most medals. These games were also notable because the city of Rome decided to restore and use some of their ancient sites to host certain events, providing a more interesting backdrop for these particular games.
 
AUGUST 26, 1960 FRIDAY

Clyde McPhatter appears with the Drifters at the Apollo.

AUGUST 27, 1960 SATURDAY

The Dick Clark Show feature Fabian along with Lloyd Price, Jamie Horton and the Ventures.

''The Louisiana Hayride'' is canceled in Shreveport. The ''Hayride'' had provided competition for the Grand Ole Opry, and grooned such starts as Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Hank Williams.

AUGUST 28, 1960 SUNDAY

Roy Acuff makes his Las Vegas debut, appearing at the Showboat.

The western ''For The Love Of Mike'' premieres in Bismarck, North Dakota. Starring Richard Basehart, it also features Rex Allen in a secondary role.

AUGUST 31, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Brenda Lee recorded the traditional pop classic \\I'm In The Mood For Love''. The performance is used 47 years later in a Victoria's Secret commercial.
AUGUST 1960

As August came along with its long, sweltering days. Promotion assistant Barbara Barnes the task telling   Sam Phillips that she Sun was leaving. According to Barbara, ''I went down one evening and found him in   the old studio. No one else was in the reception area, and we sat down together on the little green loveseat. I   told Sam I was leaving and he asked what I was going to do. He didn't express surprise that I was qualified to   teach in college, and he didn't try to convince me to reconsider. He simply congratulated me and said, ''You  can always have a job with me. Even if this record business doesn't pick up, I'll always have other places you   can fit in''. ''Later when the word got out that I was leaving'', Barbara says, ''Sam's decorator (Holiday Inn)   Denise Howard reported a conversation she had with Sam about my resignation. Sam said, according to   Devise, ''This business is just a little too crazy for Barbara''. I appreciated his sensitivity and understanding,   and he had read me right, as he did with almost everyone else''.

Barbara's last day at work was a Friday, and she packed up the little box of things and drove away from the   studio with mixed feelings. She was excited to be going to her new life as a college teacher, but she knew she   was leaving a unique phase in her life. Denise Howard had once said, ''You don't work for Sam Phillips   without it changing you''.

The next day she packed up her '59 Chevy and set off down Highway 61 towards the Mississippi Delta. She   was going on the same road, but in the opposite direction, that had brought B.B. King, Little Junior Parker,   Ike Turner, and so many other great bluesmen to Memphis. Near Greenville she needed to buy gas and filled   up her Chevy and turned south again toward Bastrop, Monroe and her new home in Alexandria, Louisiana.
SEPTEMBER 1960

Sam Phillips together with his brother, Tom, and Tom's wife, Lucille, launch Select-O-Hits record store and distributorship at 605 Chelsea Avenue in Memphis, quite close to the Plastic Products pressing plant at 1746 Chelsea Avenue. Sam Phillips sells his share of Select-O-Hts in the early 1970s. The company is still operated by Tom's children today.

PI 3562 ''On My Knees'' b/w ''Stay'' by Charlie Rich issued.

SEPTEMBER 1, 1960 THURSDAY

Fabian and Duane Eddy are at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Guitarist Jerry Kennedy holds his first recording session for Mercury Records, where he will become the division's chief, using the name Jerry Glenn. The session includes a version pf ''Honky Tonk Man''.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1960 FRIDAY

Ricky Nelson begins Australian tour. Johnny and the Hurricanes open at the Rainbow Lounge   in Wildwood, New Jersey. Jocko's Rocket Ship Revenue at the Apollo features Bobby   Freeman, Jimmy Charles, the Spaniels and Danny and the Juniors. Clyde McPatter and the   Drifters appear at the Howard Theater for a week.

SEPTEMBER 3, 1960 SATURDAY

The Platters sing "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes on The Dick Clark Show. Others guests are Danny   and the Juniors singing "Twistin' U.S.A.'', Mark Dinning "Teen Angel'', the Viscounts playing   "Night Train'', and Jo Ann Campbell singing "Kookie Little Paradise."

SEPTEMBER 4, 1960 SUNDAY

Brenda Lee begins three days at the Indiana Fair in Indianapolis.

SEPTEMBER 5, 1960 MONDAY

James Brown and the Fabulous Flames are Meadow Acres Ballroom in Topeka, Kansas. Bob   Luman sings "Let's Think About Loving" on American Bandstand.

Columbia Records released Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs'''Polka On A Banjo'', released Stonewall Jackson's ''A Little Guy Called Joe''.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1960 TUESDAY

Johnny and the Hurricanes are on American Bandstand. Sam Cooke and his wife Bobby have   a seven pound two ounce girl, Tracy Sam Cooke, in Los Angeles.

Rose Maddox recorded ''I Want To Live Again'' and ''Kissing My Pillow'' in Hollywood, California.

SEPTEMBER 7, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Wanda Jackson is at the Indianapolis State Fair.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR MARION CONRAD
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: SEPTEMBER 7, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – CHARLES UNDERWOOD

No Details

01 – ''MAD HOUSE''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None Sun Unissued
Recorded: - September 7, 1960

02 – ''TUXEDO JUNCTION''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None Sun Unissued
Recorded: - September 7, 1960

03 – ''TERRIBLE TOM''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None Sun Unissued
Recorded: - September 7, 1960

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Marion Conrad – Vocal
Billy Riley – Unknown
Clarence Sharp – Unknown
Russell Pryor – Unknown
Merle Wood – Unknown
Carl Sipes – Unknown
Walter Kennett - Unknown

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SEPTEMBER 9, 1960 FRIDAY

Brenda Lee and Johnny and the Hurricanes are at the Michigan State Fair in Detroit. Bobby   Freeman sings " (I Do the) Shimmy Shimmy" on American Bandstand.

SEPTEMBER 10, 1960 SATURDAY

''American Bandstand'' host of Academy of Country Music figure Dick Clark is on the cover of TV Guide.

Gene Autry sings ''Back In The Saddle Again'' during ABC-TV's ''Jubilee USA''.

Hurricane Donna slams Florida. The day after, future songwriter Bobby Braddock sees Auburndale's Polk City Road littered with thousands of dead snakes.
 
OPEC is formed in Baghdad, Iraq Original OPEC members include Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. September 10th to September 14, 1960, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela meet in Baghdad to discuss ways to increase the price of the crude oil. Over the next 30 years OPEC used it's oil production as a political tool including during the 1973 Arab - Israeli War / Yom Kippur War when OPEC placed an Oil Embargo on countries who were supporting Israel during the war, this caused major problems with both the supply chain causing gas rationing and quadrupling the price from $3.00 a barrel to $12.00 a barrel.

OPEC has twelve member countries: six members in the Middle East( Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates ), four members in Africa ( Algeria, Angola, Libya and Nigeria ), and two in South America ( Ecuador and Venezuela ), as of 2010 -- OPEC members collectively hold 79% of world crude oil reserves and 44% of the world’s crude oil production, as the changes happen in Oil production shift to alternative production technology including the Athabasca oil sands in Canada which are now the third largest oil reserves in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
 
SEPTEMBER 12, 1960 MAANDAG

Sun 346 ''Senorita'' b/w ''Guess I'd Better Go'' by Texas Bill Strength is released.

Don Gibson recorded his second version of ''Sweet Dreams'' in an afternoon session at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hank Locklin recorded ''One Step Ahead Of My Past'' at Nashville's RCA Studio B.
 
SEPTEMBER 15, 1960 THURSDAY

Sun SLP 1245 ''Sings Hank Williams And Other Favorite Tunes'' by Johnny Cash issued.
 
MID SEPTEMBER 1960

Joey Dee and the Starliters become the house band at the Peppermint Lounge in New York   City. Frankie Lymon is touring South America.
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After the three Pink releases, Narvel Felts had been getting calls from New York. He wound up signing with Don Seat in New York City as a manager. Seat was also managing Conway Twitty and Joanne Campbell. Jim Vienneau was also calling Felts from New York and told him, ''look what you're doing on that little label, think what you could do on MGM''. So, Narvel signed with MGM. They took him to Nashville and recorded one session and it remained unissued until Bear Family put it on a album in 1987.

Narvel recalled, ''So all my Sun, Mercury, Pink and MGM masters are released by Bear Family Records, demonstrating how we got started. After these recordings, I cut one single for Bob Cloud's Starline label then I embarked on a series of sessions for Roland Janes, featured on the Bear Family release ''Memphis Days'' (BCD 15515). The big national hits came along in the seventies when ''Drift Away'' started a hit streak that lasted throughout that decade into the Eighties and Nineties, giving me hits over five decades. For this I am truly grateful. My greatest successes are featured on my other Bear Family CD ''Drift Away – The Best of Narvel Felts 1973-1979'' (BCD 15690).

Session Published for Historical Reasons

STUDIO SESSION FOR NARVEL FELTS
FOR MGM RECORDS 1960

BRADLEY FILM & RECORDING STUDIO
804 16TH AVENUE SOUTH, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
MGM SESSION: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - JIM VIENNEAU

01 - ''WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME'' - B.M.I. - 1:56
Composer: - Hank Williams
Publisher: - Acuff Rose Publishing
Matrix number: - 60XY 954 
Recorded: - September 17, 1960
Released: - 1987
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15242 mono
NARVEL FELTS - A TEEN'S WAY
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16220-32 mono
NARVEL FELTS - DID YOU TELL ME

02 - ''COME BACK BABY'' - B.M.I. - 2:40
Composer: - Narvel Felts
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 60XY 955 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - September 17, 1960
Released: - 1987
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15242 mono
NARVEL FELTS - A TEEN'S WAY
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16220-33 mono
NARVEL FELTS - DID YOU TELL ME

03 – ''REMEMBER ME (I'M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU'' - B.M.I. - 2:49
Composer: - Stuart Hamblen
Publisher: - Chappell Music
Matrix number: - 60XY 956 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - September 17, 1960
Released: - 1987
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (LP) 33rpm BFX 15242 mono
NARVEL FELTS - A TEEN'S WAY
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16220-34 mono
NARVEL FELTS - DID YOU TELL ME

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Narvel Felts - Vocal
Hank Garland - Guitar
Grady Martin - Tic Tac Bass
Floyd T. Chance - Bass
Buddy Harmon - Drums
Floyd Cramer - Piano

The Jordanaires consisting of
Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews,
Hoyt Hawkins, Raymond Walker - Vocal Chorus
 
For Biography of Narvel Felts see: > The Sun Biographies <

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SEPTEMBER 16, 1960 FRIDAY

Sam Cooke opens at the Town Hill Club in Brooklyn.

Decca Records released Ernie Ashworth's ''You Can't Pick A Rose In December''.

SEPTEMBER 17, 1960 SATURDAY

Patsy Cline's fan club president, Treva Miller, is killed by a drunk driver.

The Everly Brothers recorded the pop single ''Walk Right Back'' in Nashville. Anne Murray succeeds with a country revision in 1978.

Jimmy Wakely appears on ABC's ''Ozark Jubilee''.

Official opening of Sam Phillips' Recording Service at 639 Madison Avenue, Memphis. Phillips reports the cost as $750,000. Charles Underwood is fired soon after the opening, and moves to Los Angeles, soon opening the Nashville West studio. The opening attended by close to two hundred people, including fifty out-of-town industry guests, who were treated to dinner at the Holiday Inn on South Third and a moonlight dance on the Mississippi riverboat, the Memphis Queen, with a Sunday-afternoon open house for the public to follow.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1960 MONDAY

Decca released Brenda Lee's pop hit ''I Want To Be Wanted''.
 
SEPTEMBER 21, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Dorsey Burnette sings "Hey Little One" on American Bandstand. Wanda Jackson performs in   Cleveland.

Roy Drusky recorded ''Three Hearts IN A Tangle''.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1960 THURSDAY

American Bandstand viewers get a tour of Annette's home in Encino, California. Back in the   Philadelphia studio Johnny Tillotson sings "Poetry In Motion''.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1960 FRIDAY

Hank Ballard and the Midnighters are at the Apollo.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR BOBBY CRAFFORD
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: SEPTEMBER 23, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – CHARLES UNDERWOOD

Rock and Roll drummer and singer born April 21, 1936 in Goodwin, Arkansas. Bobby Crafford still has his   first snare drum, the one he played when he recorded early rockabilly songs for Sun Records in Memphis,   Tennessee. In 1957 he joined the Pacers, the band behind Sonny Burgess. Being part of the roots of rock and   roll has always been a source of pride for him. Sonny split up the group to open a music retail store and raise   his family, after 20 years he called Bobby and the rest of the Pacers asking if they wanted to go on the road.   ''I was thrilled and was packing before I hung up the phone''. Bobby played drums and was the booking  manager for the group; in fact it was Bobby who set up their now famous tour of Europe in the 1980s.

01 – ''BE MINE''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - September 23, 1960

02 – ''JOANNE''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - September 23, 1960

03 – ''RUBY BABY'' – B.M.I.
Composer: - Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller
Publisher: - Jerry Leiber Music-Mike Stoller Music
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - September 23, 1960

04 – ''YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE''
Composer: - Jimmy Davis-Charles Mitchell
Publisher: - Peer International
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - September 23, 1960

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Bobby Crafford – Vocal & Drums
Billy Riley – Guitar
Ray Kern Kennedy – Guitar
J.C. Caughron - Bass

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SEPTEMBER 24, 1960 SATERDAY

''Ozark Jubilee'', featured Red Foley as host, makes its final prime-time appearance on ABC-TV.

An ad placed by Johnny Horton's manager, Tillman Franks, depicts John Wayne in a fight, captioned, ''This'll teach you to swipe my copy of Johnny Horton's latest hit, ''North To Alaska''. Wayne's lawyer warns Frank not to tamper with Wayne's image.

''Howdy Doody'' airs for the last time in the NBC-TV Saturday morning lineup. The program, hosted by Buffalo Bob, will get referenced in the 1972 Statler Brothers hit ''Do You Remember These''.

SEPTEMBER 25, 1960 SUNDAY

Jimmy Clanton closes his tour in New Orleans.

Drummer Nancy Given is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A member of the all-girl band Wild Rose, she marries Diamond Rio drummer Brian Prout.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1960 MONDAY

Doug Supernaw is born at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas. The rough-necked performer has a handful of successful singles in the 1990s, most notably, ''Reno'' and ''I Don't Call Him Daddy''.
 
SEPTEMBER 28, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Ricky Nelson sings "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" as the new season of The Adventures of Ozzie   and Harriet begins.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1960 THURSDAY

Chubby Checker sings "The Twist" on American Bandstand.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1960 FRIDAY

Ricky Nelson appears at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis. His four shows gross $10.000,00 with   tickets priced at $2.00.

Guitarist June Stearns debuts as a guitarist with Roy Acuff's Smokey Mountain Boys.
OCTOBER 1960

Scotty Moore also engineered several sessions with Jerry lee Lewis, one of which became a source of   contention between the singer and the local musician union. ''I don't remember if they actually canceled his   card or what, but he was in trouble with them and had been suspended'', says Scotty. ''He wasn't allowed to   play until it was cleared up and Sam was desperate for a record. I did the tracks with another piano player,   Larry Muhoberac, and got Jerry Lee to overdub his voice, so that way the union couldn't do anything''.

Scotty wasn't anti union; he was trying to help Sam out of a jam. In fact, it was during this period that Scotty   became very active in the union, at one point serving on its board of directors. ''In those days, the union was   not affiliated with the AFL-CIO; it was strictly a fraternal-type organization'', says Scotty. ''They didn't want   blacks or hillbillies in there. They couldn't keep you out, but they made it obvious they didn't want you. That   pissed me off. I ran for the board of directors, and we got a new president in there. I told all the record  companies, ''Someday you'll be glad if you just file the contracts and pay your taxes. If a guy wants to work   for nothing, that's his business. Just make it legal''.

Lewis's problem with the union were indicative of the turn his life had taken in general. Always   temperamental, the roasting he took in the media for his marriage to his teenage cousin, and the subsequent   nose-dive his records took on the charts, made him even more unpredictable. One of the stories making the   rounds at that time involved a tour he made with Chuck Berry. Lewis had been closing the show for several   performances, so the story goes, when the promoter informed him it was Berry's turn to close. After that   argument, Lewis finally agreed to go out first. At the end of a thirty-minute set, he whipped out a can of   lighter fluid and soaked the piano and set it afire. ''I'd like to see any son of a bitch top that'', he reportedly   said as he walked offstage.

OCTOBER 1960

The singles, Sun 347 ''Port Of Lonely Hearts'' b/w ''Mean Eyed Cat'' by Johnny Cash and Sun 348 ''The Good Guy Always Wins'' b/w ''The Time Is Right'' by Lance Roberts issued.

PI 3563 ''My Gypsy'' b/w ''Sam's Tune'' by Bradd Suggs issued.

OCTOBER 1960

PI 3564 ''Wayward Wind'' b/w ''Born To Be Bad'' by Carl Mann issued.

OCTOBER 1, 1960 SATURDAY

RCA Victor released Elvis Presley's ''G.I. Blues'' soundtrack album, and is the eleventh album by Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2256, in October 1960. Recording sessions took place on April 27 and 28, and May 6, 1960, at RCA Studio C and Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. The album topped the Billboard Top Pop Album chart. It was certified Gold on March 13, 1963 and Platinum on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America. 

The ''G.I. Blues'' soundtrack album was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1960 in the categories Best Sound Track Album Or Recording Of Original Cast From A Motion Picture Or Television and Best Vocal Performance Album, Male. Edmund Beloin and Henry Garson were both nominated in 1961 by the Writers Guild of America for ''G.I. Blues'' in the category of Best Written American Musical.

After several years of renting, Harlan and Jan Howard move into their first house in Nashville, thanks to the royalties from his songwriting.

OCTOBER 3, 1960 MONDAY
 
''The Andy Griffith Show'' debuts on CBS. Set in Mayberry, North Carolina, it runs eight years and features The Dillards, a bluegrass band that influences The Eagles, as a recurring TV group The Darlings, beginning in 1963.
 
Bobby Darin is on NBC-TV's Bob Hope Show. Ike and Tina Turner make their national debut on   American Bandstand.

OCTOBER 5, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Frankie Avalon is on NBC-TV's Perry Como Show.

OCTOBER 6, 1960 THURSDAY

Wanda Jackson is at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.

OCTOBER 7, 1960 FRIDAY

Ruth Brown, the Drifters, Little Anthony and the Imperials are at Chicago's Tivoli Theater.

OCTOBER 11, 1960 TUESDAY

Aretha Franklin is at the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village, New York. Jack Scott sings   "Patsy" on American Bandstand. Bobby Rydell is on the Perry Como Show.

Skeeter Davis recorded ''My Last date (With You)'', a vocal version of Floyd Cramer's ''Last Date'', with words provided by Davis and Boudleaux Bryant.

OCTOBER 13, 1960 THURSDAY

Hank Locklin recorded ''From Here To There To You'' at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR JERRY LEE LEWIS
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER -   SCOTTY MOORE
 
The final studio engagement in October 1960 produced what many regard as being amongst the least appealing recordings Jerry Lee Lewis made at Sun, or elsewhere for the matter. The main purpose was to fashion a single, Sun 352, which coupled ''When I Get Paid'' with ''Love Made A Fool Of Me''. There's not a great deal to say about either other than to confirm the fact that it's not Jerry Lee at the piano but a session artist named Larry Muhoberac, who later made a decent living playing on Elvis movie soundtracks. It's necessary to draw attention to the fact that, as originally issued, the single master of ''When I Get Paid'' was edited, a process which involved the removel of several notes of Muhoberac's intro and an overall reduction in length to 2 minutes 45 seconds, principally due to the premature fade out applied; ignoring the abbreviation, the full length of the recording is presented in mono here. On the stereo mix, there is also evidence of some added percusssion but, other than in its curtaiment on the issued mono master, Lewis's overdubbed vocal contribution does not, of course, vary. It appears that Sam Phillips wanted to end the year by realising fully the potential of his new facilities at 639 Madison Avenue; in so doing he engineered something quite forgettable. The same session let us ''No More Than I Get'', need more be said? (*)

1 – ''NO MORE THAN I GET'' - B.M.I. - 2:25
Composer: - Stan Kesler
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Unknown Take
Recorded: - October 13, 1960 - Not Originally Issued
Released: - October 1975
First appearance: - Charly Records (LP) 33rpm CR 300 007-B4 mono
RARE JERRY LEE LEWIS - VOLUME 2
Reissued: - September 1989 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15420-7-6 stereo
CLASSIC JERRY LEE LEWIS - THE DEFINITIVE SUN RECORDINGS 1956 – 1963

2(1) – ''WHEN I GET PAID'' - B.M.I. - 3:25
Composer: - Harold Shedd-York Wilburn
Publisher: - Bluff City – Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Extended Stereo Master
Recorded: - October 13, 1960
Released: - September 1989
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15420-7-4 stereo
CLASSIC JERRY LEE LEWIS - THE DEFINITIVE SUN RECORDINGS 1956 – 1963
Reissued: - October 2015   Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17254-12-35 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS AT SUN RECORDS THE COLLECTED WORKS
 
2(2) – ''WHEN I GET PAID'' - B.M.I. - 2:47
Composer: - Harold Shedd-York Wilburn
Publisher: - Bluff City – Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 421 - Mono Master
Recorded: - October 13, 1960
Released: - November 14, 1960
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 352-A < mono
WHEN I GET PAID / LOVE MADE A FOOL OF ME
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-2-21 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4 
 
''When I Get Paid'' is a standard ''bitch about work'' song performed to a mild 1960s funk riff. No one would have guessed it at the time these Ray Charles rhythmic figures were everywhere, but the formulaic music they spawned was going to sound pretty dated pretty quickly. If this song ever had any passion, the tinkly sounding 5-4-1 piano riff manages to declaw it. The pianist, incidentally and thankfully, wasn't Jerry Lee, who was on the outs with the American Federation of Musicians and therefore prohibited from playing sessions.
3(1) – ''LOVE MADE A FOOL OF ME'' - B.M.I. - 2:45
Composer: - Harold Shedd-York Wilburn
Publisher: - Bluff City – Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Extended Stereo Master
Recorded: - October 13, 1960
Released: - September 1989
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15420-7-5 stereo
CLASSIC JERRY LEE LEWIS - THE DEFINITIVE SUN RECORDINGS 1956 – 1963
Reissued: - October 2015   Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17254-12-36 mono
JERRY LEE LEWIS AT SUN RECORDS THE COLLECTED WORKS
 
3(2) – ''LOVE MADE A FOOL OF ME'' - B.M.I. - 2:45
Composer: - Harold Shedd-York Wilburn
Publisher: - Bluff City – Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 422 - Mono Master
Recorded: - October 13, 1960
Released: - November 14, 1960
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 352-B < mono
WHEN I GET PAID / LOVE MADE A FOOL OF ME
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-2-22 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4  
 
Love Made A Fool Of Me'' is, to put it mildly, utterly bizarre. It begins as a soul ballad, complete with a churchy chorus (probably the Gene Lowery singers in blackface). Then things start to go downhill. The release contains that 4-4 minor sequence to no good effect. And suddenly things unravel. The song that follows, both chorally and instrumentally seems to bear no relation to what preceded the release. From soul ballad, we've evolved into the lowest kind of pop schmaltz. There's a rather surprising quick fade, as if someone in the studio cried out, ''Please fade us before we hurt ourselves''. It happens not a moment too soon.

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Vocal
Scotty Moore – Guitar
Brag Suggs - Guitar
Billy Riley - Bass
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
Larry Muhoberac – Piano
Fred Ford – Horns
Ronnie Capone – Horns
Robert Alexius – Horns
Unknown Vocal Group on ''Love Made A Fool Of Me''
 
For Biography of Jerry Lee Lewis see: > The Sun Biographies <
Jerry Lee Lewis' Sun recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <

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OCTOBER 14, 1960 FRIDAY

Brook Benton and the Drifters are at the Apollo.

Democratic vice president candidate Lyndon B. Johnson concludes a five-day train campaign of the South in New Orleans. While riding the JBJ Special, he heard the Ernest Tubb hit ''The Yellow Rose Of Texas'' plays more than 100 times at stops.

OCTOBER 15, 1960 SATURDAY

The Saturday Prom, a half-hour variety show aimed at teens is launched. It is hosted by Merv   Griffin and begins at 5:30 P.M. (EST). It's guest are Conway Twitty and Johnny and the   Hurricanes.

Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry,   at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee,   singing ''I'm A Honky Tonk Girl''. She receives an invitation to tour with Johnny Horton, but he dies just three weeks later.

OCTOBER 16, 1960 SUNDAY

Elvis Presley breaks a finger playing touch football at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

OCTOBER 17, 1960 MONDAY

Dion and The Belmonts split. Dion goes on to score with ''The Wanderer'' and ''Ruby Baby'', which become country hits for Eddie Rabbitt and Billy ''Crash'' Craddock.

OCTOBER 19, 1960 WEDNESDAY
 
Ricky Nelson performs ''Yes Sir, That's My Baby'' in his role on ABC's ''The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet''.

The Shirelles sing "Tonight's The Night" on American Bandstand.

MID OCTOBER 1960

Clyde McPhatter is touring the Southwest. Johnny and the Hurricanes begin a ten day tour of   Canada. Neil Sedaka is at the Smart Spot in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

OCTOBER 22, 1960 SATURDAY

Lloyd Price and his band perform in Alburquerque, New Mexico. Fats Domino, Joanie  Summers and Dante and the Evergreens appear on NBC-TV's Saturday Prom.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR CHARLIE RICH
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM PHILLIPS
AND/OR SCOTTY MOORE

This is the first and only pure jazz tune issued on the Sun label. And it's a gem. Clever title, by the way. If Sonny Burgess could name an instrument after the worst rotgut wine on the shelf (''Thunderbird''), then Charlie Rich could honor another redneck addiction: ''Red Mann'' chewing tobacco.
 
In October 1960 Floyd Cramer hit the charts with his piano instrumental ''Last Date''. It stayed there for 20 weeks, climbing as high as number 2. In October, 1960, Charlie Rich and his musical confreres at Sun had a ''We can do that stuff too'' moment and knocked off a pop confection called ''Sad News'', to which strings and voices were hastily added. So as not to compromise his vocal career at Sun. Rich's nom du disc was changed to ''Bobby Sheridan''. So far, so good. For the flipside, Rich/Sheridan went into the studio on October 24, 1960 and knocked off a Rich original called ''Red Man''. The title was a pun, whose meaning has probably been lost over the years. ''Red Man'' was, in addition to an obvious reference to a Native American, also the name of a highly popular brand of chewing tobacco in the south.
 
Here Jimmy Van Eaton drumming in an unusual context. Sun didn't do jazz, Charlie Rich did, especially on weekend and evening gigs at clubs like the Vapors, where he could allow the Stan Kenton part of his soul to come up for air. On ''Red Man'' Charlie has composed a jazz tune. Or at least a poppish tune with some decidedly jazzy chord changes. After 16-bars of the minor key ''Indian'' chords and war-party drumming by Van Eaton, the band switches to a 16-bar chorus that would have been at home of a Blue Note or Riverside jazz album of the era. Guitarist Sid Manker, whose work at Sun was usually in company with Bill Justis, shows that he was utterly comfortable with Charlie's jazz changes.

01 - ''RED MAN'' - B.M.I. - 2:18
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 426   - Master   - Instrumental
Recorded: - October 24, 1960 – Issued as by Bobby Sheridan
Released: - December 10, 1960
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 354-B < mono
RED MAN / SAD NEWS
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-3-1 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4
02 – ''NOW EVERYBODY KNOWS'' - B.M.I. - 2:16
Composer: - Don Bowman
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - October 24, 1960
Released: - 1998
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16152-2-22 mono
LONELY WEEKEND - THE SUN YEARS 1958 – 1962

This deeply bluesy track stands in stark contrast to the version of Don Bowman's tune that Rich recorded for RCA several years later.

''Lonely Hurt Within'', many Rich fans might not fond this track their cup of tea, but it holds an important lesson for understanding Rich' tenure at Sun. Rich, Bill Justis, and Scotty Moore were constantly experimenting and spreading their net quite widely. This sort of lavish overproduction would not have been out of place in the pop marketplace of 1962. Despite all the time and money that went into this harrowing thought. What might have happened to Rich's career had this been released and become a hit?

03 - "LONELY HURT WITHIN" - B.M.I. - 2:41
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - October 24, 1960 - Overdubbed with Strings
Released: - 1998
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16152-2-5 mono
LONELY WEEKEND - THE SUN YEARS 1958 - 1962

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Sidney Manker - Guitar
R.W. ''T-Willie'' Stevenson - Bass
Jimmy M. Van Eaton - Drums
Fred Ford - Tenor Saxophone
 
For Biography of Charlie Rich see: > The Sun Biographies <
Charlie Rich's Sun/PI recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <

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OCTOBER 25, 1960 TUESDAY

Fats Domino sings "Walking To New Orleans" and "My Girl Josephine" on American Bandstand.

OCTOBER 26, 1960 WEDNESDAY

The American League votes to place a baseball team in Los Angeles. Within weeks, the franchise is awarded to country music legend and western actor Gene Autry, who calls it the Angels.

OCTOBER 27, 1960 THURSDAY

Ben E. King recorded the pop hit ''Stand By Me'' at the Atlantic Recording studio in New York. The song is destined for country success two decades later when it's covered by Mickey Gilley for the movie ''Urban Cowboy''.

OCTOBER 28, 1960 FRIDAY

Wanda Jackson recorded ''Right Or Wrong'' in Nashville, with Roy Clark on guitar.

A riot breaks out following a rock and roll concert at the Milwaukee Theater.

OCTOBER 29, 1960 SATURDAY

Neil Sedaka, Brook Benton and Santo and Johnny are on Saturday Prom.

OCTOBER 30, 1960 SUNDAY

Elvis Presley recorded ''Surrender'' at RCA Studio B in Nashvilly, Tennessee.

Wanda Jackson recorded ''There's A Party Goin' On'' in Nashville, with Roy Clark supporting her on electric guitar.
 
OCTOBER 31, 1960 MONDAY

Duane Eddy is on American Bandstand.

Elvis Presley recorded ''Cryin' In The Chapel'' at Nashville's RCA Studio B. The single goes unreleased, however, for more than four years.

Review in Billboard magazine says that The Hawk's ''I Get The Blues When It Rains'' (PI 3559), effective piano, solo work with honky-tonk sound on the oldie, and the flip ''In The Mood'', hard-pounding piano solo treatment of the old Miller hit. Both sides are strong juke items''.

Decca released Bill Anderson's ''Walk Out Backwards''.

The Louvin Brothers recorded ''I Love You Best Of''.
 
LATE OCTOBER 1960

Sam Cooke begins a West coast tour.
NOVEMBER 1, 1960 THUESDAY

RCA Victor released Elvis Presley's ''Are You Lonesome Tonight'', it was an immediate success in the United States, topping Billboard's Pop Singles chart and reaching number three on the rhythm and blues. A month after the song's release, it topped the United Kingdom Chart. Presley's version was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1961 and upgraded to double platinum in 1992.

NOVEMBER 2, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Damita Jo performs "I'll Save The Last Dance For You," the answer to the current Drifters hit,   on American Bandstand.

Johnny Horton visits his mother in Rusk, Texas, where they   reminisce   with family photo album and he tells her he's had premonitions of his death. He dies in a car accident three days later.

NOVEMBER 3, 1960 THURSDAY

Johnny Burnette sings "Your Sixteen" on American Bandstand.

Coral released the album ''In Style With The Crickets'', featuring the first version of ''I Fought The Law'', written by group member Sonny Curtis. Hank Williams Jr. turns it into a country hit in 1978.

Guitarist James Alan Shelton is born. He becomes a member of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys.

Merle Haggard is released from San Quentin Prison and allowed to complete the more than two years remaining of his sentence on parole.

NOVEMBER 4, 1960 FRIDAY

Kim Forester is born in Fort Oglethorpe. She joins three siblings to form The Forester Sisters, whose thick, genetic harmonies, partially influenced by gospel music, create 15 hits in the late-180s.

Johnny Horton performs in what proves to be his final show at The Skyline Club in Austin, Texas. The club also provided the setting for Hank Williams' final concert.

NOVEMBER 5, 1960 SATURDAY

Johnny Horton following a show at the Skyline Club in Austin, Texas is killed in an   automobile accident. Also injured, manager Tillman Franks and guitarist Tommy Tomlinson. Horton's last words before the accident, ''You know, Tillman, the Lord's been real good to me this year''.

JoAnn Campbell, Brian Hyland and Dion guests on Saturday Prom.

Drummer Ken Coomer is born in Nashville. He joins the alternate country band Uncle Tupelo, later following Jeff Tweedy into the offshoot Wilco.

''Dear Oakie'' songwriter Doye O'Dell is a train conducter during the week's episode of the NBC western ''The Tall Man''.

Johnny Cash recorded the title track to the B-movie ''Five Minutes To Live'' in Nashville. Following the session, he travels to Shreveport to console Billie Jean Horton after Johnny Horton died in a car accident.

NOVEMBER 6, 1960 SUNDAY

The Biggest Show of Stars 60 closes in Richmond, Virginia.
 
NOVEMBER 7, 1960 MONDAY

Elvis Presley begins filming Wild in the Country. Sam Cooke is at the Sciolla's Club in  Philadelphia.

A.P. Carter dies in Kingsport, Tennessee. With his wife Sara and her cousin Maybelle Carter, The Original Carter Family became one of the genre's pioneering groups with A.P. credited as a writer of such titles as ''Keep On The Sunny Side'' and ''Will The Circle Be Unbroken''. They join the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970.

NOVEMBER 8, 1960 TUESDAY

Johnny Horton is buried in Bossier City, Louisiana. Johnny cash reads John 20 at Rose-Neath Chapel during the funeral, also attended by record producer Don Law, singer and songwriter Merle Kilgore, Tillman Franks and Jimmie Davis.

Johnny and the Huricanes are at Rand's night club in Washington.

Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy wins the United States Presidential election after defeating current Vice President, Richard Nixon, at the polls. Kennedy was the first Catholic and the youngest person to be elected at 43 years old. He was a Harvard educated, World War II veteran who came from one of the country’s wealthiest families. He previously held office as a U.S. Senator for the state of Massachusetts. Kennedy became a wildly popular leader, despite his narrow win against Nixon, as he faced tense situations and private and public drama during the early years of the cold war. He was assassinated, tragically, in November of 1963.

NOVEMBER 9, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Shooting begins on Elvis Presley's ''Wild In The Country'' in Napa, California.

Don Winters recorded his lone country hit, ''Too Many Times''.

NOVEMBER 11, 1960 FRIDAY

George Hamilton IV has a son, George Hamilton V, in Nashville.

PI 3565 ''Gone And Left Me Blues'' b/w ''Your Fool'' by Jimmy Louis issued.

Little Willie John headlines Chicago's Regal Theater. Santo and Johnny are on American   Bandstand playing "Twistin' Bells''.

NOVEMBER 12, 1960 SATURDAY

Sam Cooke and Bill Black's Combo are on Saturday Prom.

Hank Locklin joins the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee.

NOVEMBER 14, 1960 MAANDAG

Time magazine coins the term ''The Nashville Sound'', applied to country records that use a softened approach in an attempt to gain broad appeal. The phrase becomes standard Music City jargon.

Billboard reports Johnny Cash has purchased a stable of racehorses, including one named I Walk The Line.

The singles, Sun 349 ''I Gotta Know (Where I Stand)'' b/w ''Is It Too Late'' by Tony Rossini; Sun 350/Sun 1960 ''Yulesville USA'' b/w ''Rockin' Old Lang Syne'' by The Rockin' Stockings; Sun 351 ''You Don't Love Me'' b/w ''More Than Anything'' by Ira Jay II; Sun 352 ''When I Get Paid'' b/w ''Love's Made A Fool Of Me'' by Jerry Lee Lewis; Reissue of Sun 353 ''Sweet And Easy'' b/w ''Devil Doll'' by Roy Orbison all issued.

NOVEMBER 15, 1960 TUESDAY

Record producer and guitarist Dann Huff is born in Nashville. He oversees country hits by Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry, among others.

NOVEMBER 16, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Patsy Cline recorded ''I Fall To Pieces'' during an afternoon session at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

The John Wayne movie ''North To Alaska'' debuts. The theme song is sung by Johnny Horton, who died 11 days earlier.

Actor Clark Gable dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. Noted for his work in ''Gone With The Wind'' and ''It Happened One Night'', he's recalled more than a decade later in the lyrics of The Statler Brothers' ''Do You Remember These''.

NOVEMBER 17, 1960 THURSDAY

Grandpa Jones and Ramona have their third child, a daughter, Alisa Jones.
 
NOVEMBER 18, 1960 FRIDAY

Jackie Wilson headlines at the Apollo. Johnny Tillotson headlines the "Show of Stars" at the   Memorial Auditorium in in Utica, New York.

NOVEMBER 19, 1960 SATURDAY

Larry Verne, Jimmy Clanton Paul Evans are on Saturday Prom.

NOVEMBER 21, 1960 MONDAY

Neil Sedaka performs "Calendar Girl" on American Bandstand.

George Harrison is deported from Hamburg, West Germany, when authorities discover he's under 18, and not of legal and to perform in clubs. Harrison goes on to write ''Something'', a country hit for Johnny Rodriguez.

NOVEMBER 22, 1960 TUESDAY

Lewis Pruitt recorded ''Crazy Bullfrog''.

NOVEMBER 23, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Paramount Pictures released Elvis Presley's first post-Army movie, ''G.I. Blues''.

Porter Wagoner recorded ''Your Old Love Letters'' in a morning session at Nashville's RCA Studio B.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans are grand marshals of the Santa Claus Lane parade in Hollywood, attended by 100,000 fans.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR CHARLIE RICH
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM PHILLIPS
AND/OR SCOTTY MOORE

01 - ''DARLENA''
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None
Recorded: - November 23, 1960
Released: - Sun Unissued/Lost

02 – ''LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART''
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None
Recorded: - November 23, 1960
Released: - Sun Unissued/Lost

03 – ''TOMORROW AFTERNOON''
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None
Recorded: - November 23, 1960
Released: -   Sun Unissued/Lost

 04 – ''WHO WILL THE NEXT FOOL BE''
Composer: - Charlie Rich
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None
Recorded: - November 23, 1960
Released: -  Sun Unissued/Lost

 Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charlie Rich - Vocal & Piano
Sidney Manker - Guitar
Scotty Moore - Guitar
R.W. ''T-Willie'' Stevenson - Bass
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
Billy Riley - Harmonica
Fred Ford - Tenor Saxophone
Abe Franklin - Trumpet
 
For Biography of Charlie Rich see: > The Sun Biographies <
Charlie Rich's Sun/PI recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <

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NOVEMBER 25, 1960 FRIDAY

Christian-pop singer Amy Grant is born in Augusta, Georgia. She marries songwriter Gary Chapman, who eventually becomes the host of TNN's ''Prime Time Country''. After a 1999 divorce, she marries country singer Vince Gill in 2000.
 
NOVEMBER 26, 1960 SATURDAY

Johnny Burnette and the Viscounts appear on Saturday Prom.

Hawkshaw Hawkins marries Jean Shepard on stage at The Forum in Wichita, Kansas. Hawkins best man, Capitol executive, record producer and future Country Hall of Fame member, Ken Nelson.
 
NOVEMBER 29, 1960 TUESDAY

Bobby Vee sings "Rubber Ball' on American Bandstand.

NOVEMBER 30, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Brenda Lee, Chubby Checker and the Casuals begin a tour of Hawaii in Maui. Bobby Rydell   appears on CBS-TV's Red Skeleton Show.

After setting a fire to establish light at a club and leaving with the blaze still burning, Paul McCartney is accused of arson and deported from Hamburg, West Germany, back to England. Within five years, he co-writes two songs destined to become country hits.

LATE NOVEMBER 1960

Sam Cooke is at the Twin Coaches Lounge in Pittsburgh.
DECEMBER 1960

Cecil Harrison becomes Jerry Lee Lewis' road manager, and Rudd Smith and Jay W. Brown are back in the band.

DECEMBER 1, 1960 THURSDAY

''Splish Splash'' singer Bobby Darin marries actress Sandra Dee.

Ray Peterson starts six weeks at the Dunes Hotel in Las   Vegas.

DECEMBER 2, 1960 FRIDAY

Lonnie Irving dies of leukemia just months after earning the only hit of his career, with ''Pinball Machine''. Irving is just 28 years old.

DECEMBER 3, 1960 SATURDAY

Dave Dudley is hit by a car. He invest the $14,000 he receives from the insurance company to recorded ''Six Days On The Road''.

Buck Owens recorded ''Foolin' Around'' and ''Nobody's Fool But Yours'', during a midday session at the Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California.
 
Bobby Vee, Bob Crewe and Damita Joe are on Saturday Prom.

DECEMBER 4, 1960 SUNDAY

Fats Domino is performing at the El Rancho in Philadelphia.

The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner runs a story about a struggling fund-raising program to build a memorial in Hawaii to the victims of the Pearl Harbor bombing in World War II. Colonel Tom Parker offers Elvis Presley to play a benefit for the fund.

Ernest Tubb's evening recording session yields ''Thoughts Of A Fool'' at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

Webb Pierce recorded ''Sweet Lips'' and a Mel Tillis song, ''Honey (Open That Door)''. The latter becomes a hit for Ricky Skaggs 24 years later.

DECEMBER 6, 1960 TUESDAY

Stonewall Jackson recorded ''One Look At Heaven''.

DECEMBER 7, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Gene Autry is approved by the American League as the owner of a new Southern California baseball team, which he names the Angels. Autry pays $2.45 million to establish the franchise.

Two gold albums are awarded to Mitch Miller, for ''Christmas Sing-Along With Mitch'' and ''Still More! Sing Along With Mitch''. The pop producer is also responsible for several Marty Robbins classics.

Annette and the Edsels are on American Bandstand.

Webb Pierce recorded ''Alla My Love''.

DECEMBER 8, 1960 THURSDAY

A day after he started the Angels baseball team, singer and actor Gene Autry signs his first player, 38-year-old catcher Del Rice, at St. Louis' Park Plaza Hotel.

DECEMBER 10, 1960 SATURDAY

Floyd Cramer recorded the pop hit ''On The Rebound'' at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
EARLY DECEMBER 1960

Fabian inks a seven year non-exclusive contract with 20th Century Fox Studios. The Flamigos   are at the Townhouse in Pittsburgh. The Platters are touring Mexico for the second time.

DECEMBER 10, 1960 SATURDAY

The singles, Sun 354 ''Sad News'' b/w ''Red Man'' by Bobby Sheridan (Charlie Rich) and Sun 355 ''Oh, Lonesome Me'' b/w ''Life Goes On'' by Johnny Cash issued.

Saturday Prom is broadcasts in color with guests Jack Scott, the Kalin Twins and Hank Ballard   and the Midnighters.

DECEMBER 11, 1960 SUNDAY

Brenda Lee's 16th birthday party draws a star-studded guest list to the Crescendo on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Guests include, Sam Cooke, Duane Eddy, Shelley Fabares, Tom Dow, Dennis Hopper, Jan and Dean and Tuesday Weld.

DECEMBER 12, 1960 MONDAY

Country legend Gene Autry names Bill Rigney the first manager of his new baseball team, the Los Angeles Angels.

Brenda Lee visits the lot at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles, where Elvis Presley is working on ''Wild In The Country'' with Tuesday Weld.

Dante and the Evergreens sing "Alley Oop" on American Bandstand. Also appearing is Jo Ann   Campbell.

DECEMBER 13, 1960 TUESDAY

Bobby Darin co-hosts with Dick Clark on American Bandstand.
 
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Linda Gail Lewis is much more than just the younger sister of Jerry Lee Lewis: a talented singer, songwriter  and musician in her own right, she has recorded and toured with such musicians as Van Morrison, James  Burton, Billy Bremner, Chas & Dave, Kenneth Lovelace (Jerry's band leader since 1967 and one-time  husband of Linda), Travis Wammack, Scotty Moore, Stuart Coleman, Albert Lee, Stephen Ackles & Andy  Lee Lang, as well as her brother of course, and her talented daughters MaryJean and Annie.

Linda's career has very much been in two parts: 1960 to 1977, and 1986 to today. The latter part has been far  is maybe more interesting, but, after an aborted session in 1960, she released a string of singles, two albums  (one solo, one with her brother) and various other tracks from 1963 to 1974, and from 1967 onwards, was  often featured as part of Jerry Lee Lewis' concerts, both as a warm-up act and backing vocalist.
 
STUDIO SESSION FOR LINDA GAIL LEWIS & FRANKIE JEAN LEWIS
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: DECEMBER 13, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – SCOTTY MOORE
 
01 – ''GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY'' – B.M.I.
Composer: - John Marascalco-Otis Blackwell
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number – None – Sun Unissued – Tape Lost
Recorded: - December 13, 1960
 
"Good Golly Miss Molly" is a hit rock and roll song first recorded in 1958 by the American musician Little Richard. The song, a 12-bar blues, was written by John Marascalco and producer Robert "Bumps" Blackwell. Although it was first recorded by Little Richard, Blackwell produced another version by The Valiants, who imitated Little Richard, but sang the song even faster. Although the Valiants' version was released first, Little Richard had the hit. Like all his early hits, it quickly became a rock 'n' roll standard and has subsequently been covered by hundreds of artists. The song is ranked number 94 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
 
02 – LOVE'S MADE A FOOL OF ME'' – B.M.I.
Composer: - Buddy Holly-Bob Montcomery
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued - Tape Lost
Recorded: - December 13, 1960
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Linda Gail Lewis – Vocal
Frankie Jean Lewis – Vocal
Jerry Lee Lewis – Piano
Roland Janes – Lead Guitar
Scotty Moore – Rhythm Guitar
Jay W. Brown – Bass
Stan Kesler – Steel Guitar
James M. Van Eaton - Drums
 
For Biographies of Frankie Jean and Linda Gail Lewis see: > The Sun Biographies <
 
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DECEMBER 14, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Brook Benton appears on The Perry Como Show. Jimmy Clanton is on American Bandstand.

DECEMBER 15, 1960 THURSDAY

The Safaris appear on American Bandstand. Wanda Jackson begins six weeks at the Golden   Nugget Casino in Las Vegas

MID DECEMBER 1960

Johnny and the Huricanes begin a Mexican tour. Bill Haley and His Comets are touring South   America.

DECEMBER 15, 1960 THURSDAY

Capitol released Rose Maddox' double-sided hit, ''Kissing My Pillow'' backed with ''I Want To Live Again''.
 
Hank Thompson recorded ''Oklahoma Hills'' and ''Hangover Yavern'' during the evening hours at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California.

DECEMBER 16, 1960 FRIDAY

Roy Acuff performs in France, the final show of a   United Service Organizations  tour of Europe that lasted more than two months.
 
Fabian sings "Kissin' And Twistin'" on American Bandstand.

DECEMBER 17, 1960 SATURDAY

Dodie Stevens and Maurice and the Zodiacs guests on Saturday Prom.

DECEMBER 21, 1960 WEDNESDAY

20th Century-Fox released Elvis Presley's movie, ''Flaming Star''.

It's the season, Ricky Nelson delivers ''Jingle Bells'' in a holiday-themed episode of ''The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet'' on ABC-TV.

The Wilburn Brothers recorded ;;Blue Blue Day''.

DECEMBER 22, 1960 THURSDAY

Guitarist Chuck Mead is born in Nevada, Missouri. He becomes one of the two lead vocalists in BR549, a traditionally-influenced band that emerges from the lower Broadway club scene in Nashville to become a critical favorite in the 1990s.

DECEMBER 23, 1960 FRIDAY

Two 150-pound marble flower vases and a marble replica of Hank Williams' hat ere stolen from his grave in Montgomery, Alabama.

Columbia Records released Marty Robbins' ''Don't Worry''.

Bobby Rydell headlines the first three days of the Brooklyn Paramount's annual Christmas   Revue. Following Rydell as headliners is Brenda Lee and Ray Charles each for three days too. 

DECEMBER 24, 1960 SATURDAY

The Christmas Eve edition of Saturday Prom features Kathy Young and the Innocents.

DECEMBER 1960

Connie Francis appears on the Perry Como Show.

James Brown is at the Apollo.

Ray Charles has his first Top Ten album with ''The Genius Hits The Road'' his debut on the ABC label.
 
FALL 1960

Sun had also begun to trade off its past glories for the first time. They dusted off Roy   Orbison's ''Devil Doll'' (re-released November 1960) after he found his true musical voice at   Monument, and resurrected Smokey Joe Baugh's 1955 oddball recording of ''Signifying   Monkey'' (re-released May 1964) after Sam the Sham revived it.

Sam Phillips even recorded   Elvis Presley's last pre-Army girlfriend, Anita Wood, in a beleaguered attempt to get a little   mileage from the Presley connection. All were stillborn ventures. Arguably, all deserved to   be.

Former Sun artist Glenn Honeycutt  made three other singles in the early 1960s on Fernwood, Topp-Ett, and Black Gold, but eventually gave up   on the music business altogether, moving to Walls, Mississippi in 1972.

DECEMBER 25, 1960 SUNDAY

Merry Christmas On their first yuletide in the first house they have owned, Harlan Howard gives his wife, Jan Howard, a poodle.

DECEMBER 26, 1960 MONDAY

Decca released Roy Drusky's double-sided single, ''Three Hearts In A Tangle'' and ''I'd Rather Loan You Out''.

DECEMBER 28, 1960 WEDNESDAY

Marty Roe is born in Lebanon, Ohio. He becomes the lead singer of Diamond Rio, whose tight harmonies, strong musicianship and hook-filled songs bring Vocal Group honored from the Country Music Association four times.

Songwriter Marcus Hummon is born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by soul, he writes such hits as Wynonna's ''Only Love'', The Dixie Chicks' ''Ready To Run'', Tim McGraw's One Of these Days;; and Rascal Flatts' ''Bless The Broken Road''.

The movie ''Chartroose Cabbose'' opens in Bismark, North Dakota. Molly Bee has the lead role in the comedy, which also features Slim Pickens.

Ricky Nelson performs ''You Are The Only One'' during the week's installment of ''The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet'' on ABC.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR ANITA WOOD
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER -   CHARLIE RICH

 01 – ''I'LL WAIT FOREVER'' – B.M.I. - 2:50
Composer: - W.J. Red Williams
Publisher: - Tracey Music – Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 441 - Master
Recorded: - December 28, 1960
Released: June 25, 1961
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 361-A < mono
I'LL WAIT FOREVER / I CAN'T SHOW HOW I FEEL
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-3-14 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4
 
Former Elvis girlfriend Anita Wood was becoming a Memphis institution when she made these side in 1960 for Sun Records. ''I'll Wait Forever'' not to be confused with the Glenn Honeycutt song of the same title, turns out not to be a bad record. Wood double tracks her vocal in the release which, coincidentally, is when the strings come out to play. Unfortunately, they play a little too loud.

The uptempo flipside is another matter. You know everything you need to about this record in the first four bars. Wood does her best, but the chirping strings are incessant and they are mixed way too hot for anybody's good.

Normally, this kind of aggressive pop record would have featured choral support as well, but the budget for sweetening was no doubt blown on the string section. Wood obviously represented novelty value and would have gotten airplay – especially in Memphis – even if she couldn't sing. In any case, no further sides were cut or released by the label.
02 - ''I CAN'T SHOW HOW I FEEL'' – B.M.I. - 2:00
Composer: - W.J. Red Williams
Publisher: - Tracey Music – Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 422 - Master
Recorded: - December 28, 1960
Released: - June 25, 1961
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 361-B < mono
I CAN'T SHOW HOW I FEEL / I'LL WAIT FOREVER
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-3-13 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Anita Wood – Vocal & Harmony Vocal
Charlie Rich – Piano
Billy Riley – Bass
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums

Joan Gilbert – Strings
Noel Gilbert – Strings
Nine Ravarino – Strings
Elizabeth Jetter – Strings
Joe Bracciante – Strings
 
For Biography of Anita Wood see: > The Sun Biographies <
Anita Wood's Sun recordings can be heard on her playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <

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DECEMBER 1960

While newer labels such as Sta Records and Berry Gorey’s Motown Records were brewing up   original musical recipes, just as Sam Phillips himself had in the 1950s, Sun seemed able only   make futile gesture toward the mainstream. Nowhere was the contrast more ironic than in   the recordings of a local teenager, Tony Rossini, who recorded five singles for Sun Records   between 1960 and 1963.

These were arid pop records of no distinction, which would hardly   be a surprise were it not for the fact that the backing groups included some of the finest   musicians in Memphis.

Besides Scotty Moore, Ace Cannon, and Roland James, the session   men included Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, and Al Jackson, who would later form the   nucleus of the Sta house band and record on their own as Booker T. and the Ms. Somehow   these crack players came together to produce some of the least memorable music to emerge   under the Sun imprint. Rossini later moved to California, where he showed his true colors   and became a lounge act.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR TONY ROSSINI
FOR SUN RECORDS 1960

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28, 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – SAM PHILLIPS
AND/OR SCOTTY MOORE

01 - ''I GOTTA KNOW (WHERE I STAND)'' – B.M.I. - 2:38
Composer: - Don Padgett
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 415 - Master
Recorded: - December 28, 1960
Released: - November 14, 1960
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 349-A < mono
I GOTTA KNOW / IS IT TOO LATE
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-2-15 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4
 
Like it or not, Tony Rossini made as many Sun singles as Elvis Presley, Billy Riley, Warren Smith and Sonny Burgess. One listen to this record tells you that Tony was a schoolkid; he was in fact just barely thirteen. His father, who was a schoolteacher in Memphis when Tony recorded for Sun, had once played in orchestras. It wasn't his father who led him to Sun, though; it was a blue collar worker at Memphis's Firestone plant, Don Padgett, who fancied himself as a songwriter.

Padgett had seen Tony at high school hops and asked him to demo some songs. He ten took the demo's to Scotty Moore, newly installed as the studio manager at Sam Phillips' Madison Avenue studio, and Scotty came to see Tony at a junior high school hop and signed him.

''Scotty produced the first session, and Sam helped'', is the way Tony remembers it. ''I don't really know what Sam was shooting for when he signed me. It was out of character in terms of what motivated and excited him.
 
I was just thirteen, going to Colonial Junior High. Brenda Lee was big then, and so was Eddie Hodges, so maybe Sam thought it was a trend''. Sam was right; it was a trent, but one he should have left alone.

''I Gotta Know'' (not to be confused with the Elvis hit from 1960) is in the grand tradition of Jealousy-song, the biggest selling example of which is ''Suspicion''. Sun didn't really have the experience or connections necessary to break an artist in this style. ''That first release got played pretty strong around Memphis'', says Tony. ''I was doing shows with Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison, but I was like the added attraction because I didn't have any hits''.
02 – ''IS IT TOO LATE (TO SAY I'M SORRY)'' – B.M.I. - 2:28
Composer: - Don Padgett
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 416 - Master
Recorded: -  December 28, 1960
Released: - November 14, 1960
First appearance: - Sun Records (S) 45rpm standard single > Sun 349-B < mono
I GOTTA KNOW / IS IT TOO LATE
Reissued: - 1997 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15804-2-16 mono
THE SUN SINGLES COLLECTION - VOLUME 4

03 – ''MORE THAN ANYTHING''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Sun Unissued
Recorded: -  December 28, 1960

04 – ''YOU DON'T LOVE ME''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Sun Unissued
Recorded: -  December 28, 1960

05 – ''BE MINE''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None - Sun Unissued
Recorded: -  December 28, 1960
 
 Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Tony Rossini – Vocal
Roland Janes - Guitar
Steve Cropper - Guitar
Booker T. Jones - Bass
Al Jackson - Drums
John Ace Cannon - Tenor Saxophone
More Details Unknown
 
For Biography of Tony Rossini see: > The Sun Biographies <
Tony Rossini's Sun recordings can be heard on his playlist from 706 Union Avenue Sessions on > YouTube <

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Jack Clement and Slim Wallace formed Fernwood Records in 1956. Billy Lee Riley was the first recording artist on the Fernwood label, cutting "Think Before You Go" and "Trouble Bound." Jack took the tapes to Sun Records to cut the masters. Sam Phillips bought the masters and gave Billy Lee Riley a contract to record at Sun.

Jack and Slim were joined by Scotty Moore (Elvis's guitarist) early in 1958 when Elvis was drafted. Scotty began working at Fernwood in production and got a big national hit with Thomas Wayne's "Tragedy" in 1959. Thomas Wayne (Perkins), Scotty's former paperboy and brother of Johnny Cash's guitarist, Luther Perkins, felt he had a connection once Scotty joined Fernwood. His first single, "Saturday Night," was a flop until some disc jockey decided to play the flip side, "Tragedy," which caught on and peaked at number eight on the national charts.

Fernwood cut 42 records over the years. Among its notable recordings were Travis Wammack's "Scratchy," his national hit which was cut when he was only 17. Some of the artists who recorded at Fernwood were Ace Cannon, Nick Charles, Joe Lee (who also was the A&R man), and Dewey Phillips. Among the Fernwood subsidiaries were Mid-South Records, Pure Gold, and Whirl-A-Way.

Session Published for Historical Reasons

STUDIO SESSION FOR HAYDEN THOMPSON

FERNWOOD RECORDING STUDIO
297 NORTH MAIN STREET, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
STUDIO SESSION: UNKNOWN DATE 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – UNKNOWN

Hayden Thompson's other southern sessions from the early 1960s were organized by Roland Janes in Memphis, first when he was working out of the Fernwood Records studio in 1960 and then at his own Sonic Studios in the early 1960s when he was establishing his own small label, Rolando.

''Your True Love'' had been a nearly hit for Carl Perkins on Sun and several Memphis-based singers tried to make it a bigger hit in the succeeding years. No-one sang it better than Hayden Thompson as his 1960 session for Roland Janes at Fernwood studio, with Janes on guitar and a band of stalwart Memphis musicians from the second-wave of rock and roll.

01 – ''YOUR TRUE LOVE'' – B.M.I. - 2:15
Composer: - Carl Perkins
Publisher: - Hi-Lo Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1960
Released: - 1988
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (LP) 33rom BFX 15263-8 mono
HAYDEN THOMPSON – FAIRLANE ROCK
Reissued: - 2008 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16131-17 mono
HAYDEN THOMPSON – THE SUN YEARS PLUS

02 – ''PRETENDING'' – B.M.I.
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1960
Released: - 1988
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (LP) 33rom BFX 15263-7 mono
HAYDEN THOMPSON – FAIRLANE ROCK

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Hayden Thompson – Vocal & Acoustic Guitar
Roland Janes – Guitar
Hank Hankins – Bass
Dennis Smith – Drums
Tommy Bennett - Piano
 
For Biography of Hatden Thompson see: > The Sun Biographies <

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STUDIO SESSION FOR LUKE MCDANIEL
FOR BIG HOWDY RECORDS 1960

REDWOOD THEATRE, BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA
BIG HOWDY SESSION: UNKNOWN DATE 1960
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – HACK KENNEDY
AND/OR B.J. JOHNSON

01 - ''BYE BYE BABY'' – B.M.I. - 0:35
Composer: Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Ridgetop Music
Matrix number: - SON 96132
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1960
Released: - June 1971
First appearance: - Big Howdy Records (S) 45rpm standard single Big Howdy 8121-B mono
BYE BYE BABY / FOXY DAN
Reissued: 2008 Stomper Time (CD) 500/200rpm Stomper STCD 24-32 mono
LUKE MCDANIEL - MISSISSIPPI HONKY TONK ROCKABILLY MAN

02 - ''HARD LUCK'' – B.M.I. - 1:28
Composer: - Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Ridgetop Music
Matrix number: - SON 96141
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1960
Released: - June 1971
First appearance: - Big Howdy Records (S) 45rpm standard single Big Howdy 8122-A mono
HARD LUCK / JOHNNY'S
Reissued: 2008 Stomper Time (CD) 500/200rpm Stomper STCD 24-18 mono
LUKE MCDANIEL - MISSISSIPPI HONKY TONK ROCKABILLY MAN

03 - ''JOHNNY'S'' - B.M.I.
Composer: - Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Big Howdy Music
Matrix number: - SON 96142
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1959
Released: - June 1971
First appearance: - Big Howdy Records (S) 45rpm standard single Big Howdy 8122-B mono
JOHNNY'S / HARD LUCK

04 - ''I TRIED'' – B.M.I.
Composer: - Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Ridgetop Music
Matrix number: - SON 96151
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1960
Released: - June 1971
First appearance: - Big Howdy Records (S) 45rpm standard single Big Howdy 8123-A mono
I TRIED / I'M TIRED OF THESE COUNTRY WAYS

05 – ''I'M TIRED OF THESE COUNTRY WAYS'' – B.M.I. - 1:15
Composer: - Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Ridgetop Music
Matrix number: - SON 96152
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1960
Released: - June 1971
First appearance: - Big Howdy Records (S) 45rpm standard single Big Howdy 8123-B mono
I'M TIRED OF THESE COUNTRY WAYS / I TRIED
Reissued: 2008 Stomper Time (CD) 500/200rpm Stomper STCD 24-31 mono
LUKE MCDANIEL - MISSISSIPPI HONKY TONK ROCKABILLY MAN

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Luke McDaniel as Jeff Daniels - Vocal & Guitar
Unknown Musicians
 
For Biography of Luke McDaniel see: > The Sun Biographies <

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The relationship with Big Howdy Records owner Hack Kennedy had also ended and former Sun recording artist Luke McDaniel started a trucking company in Baton Rouge, as he had a large family to feed and music wasn't doing it. For a brief moment, Luke almost was caught up in the film business composing the theme song "Run Boy Run" for a Tex Ritter film "Girl From Tobacco Road". This ended swiftly, when Luke wasn't even credited on the screen credits and ended up once again with no royalties.

The trucking company worked well and in 1980, Luke was tempted back into the studio to make four tracks for Duell Records, yet another small independent. One single was issued, which saw only local action. In 1983, he tried again with Duell Records, but again nothing happened. This ended Luke's recording career for almost ten years, until he was finally tempted back during 1991-1992 for a series of fine country music sessions, which ultimately produced the CD "You're Still On My Mind", released in Sweden by CMC Records in 1995.

In forty years of recording Luke McDaniel and Jeff Daniels started out on a shellac 78rpm single and ended on the technological wizardry of the CD. Yet despite great recordings and great songs, Luke never had the good fortune of national hit parade records, something a man of his talent undoubtably deserved. Luke Jefferson McDaniel died on June 27, 1992.

Session Published for Historical Reasons

STUDIO SESSION FOR LUKE MCDANIEL
 
 UNKNOWN STUDIO LOCATIONS
UNKNOWN SESSION: UNKNOWN DATES
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - UNKNOWN

01 – ''SHE TOLD ME GOODBYE, BAD TIMES'' – B.M.I. - 2:37
Composer: Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Ridgetop Music
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Unknown Date
Released: - 2008
First appearance: - Stomper Time (CD) 500/200rpm Stomper STCD 24-20 mono
LUKE MCDANIEL - MISSISSIPPI HONKY TONK ROCKABILLY MAN

02 – ''JUST CALL ME A LOSER'' – B.M.I. - 3:26
Composer: Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Ridgetop Music
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Unknown Date
Released: - 2008
First appearance: - Stomper Time (CD) 500/200rpm Stomper STCD 24-22 mono
LUKE MCDANIEL - MISSISSIPPI HONKY TONK ROCKABILLY MAN

03 – ''LOVEBIRD FLY MY WAY'' – B.M.I. - 2:45
Composer: Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Ridgetop Music
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Unknown Date
Released: - 2008
First appearance: - Stomper Time (CD) 500/200rpm Stomper STCD 24-25 mono
LUKE MCDANIEL - MISSISSIPPI HONKY TONK ROCKABILLY MAN

03 – ''YOU CAN'T STOP MY LOVE'' – B.M.I. - 2:42
Composer: Luke McDaniel
Publisher: - Ridgetop Music
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Unknown Date
Released: - 2008
First appearance: - Stomper Time (CD) 500/200rpm Stomper STCD 24-28 mono
LUKE MCDANIEL - MISSISSIPPI HONKY TONK ROCKABILLY MAN

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Luke McDaniel - Vocal & Guitar
Unknown Musicians
 
For Biography of Luke McDaniel see: > The Sun Biographies <

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Sometime in early 1963, Doctor Ross saw his second disc issued by Devora Brown, this time on the Hi-Q label. Again, he was backed by a full group (not credited on the label but remembered by Ross as being Little Joe;s Band) when he recorded ''Cannonball'' and ''Numbers Blues''.

Session Published for Historical Reasons

STUDIO SESSION FOR DOCTOR ROSS
FOR HI-Q RECORDS 1959

FORTUNE RECORDING STUDIO
3942 THIRD AVENUE, DETROIT, MICHIGAN
HI-Q SESSION: PROBABLY 1960/1961
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - JACK BROWN

01 - "CANNONBALL'' - B.M.I. - 2:54
Composer: - Arthur Crudup
Publisher: - Trianon Publications
Matrix number: H 68
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s) 1960/1961
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Hi-Q Records (S) 45rpm Hi-Q 5027 mono
CANNONBALL / NUMBERS BLUES
Reissued: - June 14, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16939-27 mono
DOCTOR ROSS - THE SUN YEARS PLUS

''Cannonball'' was really the Arthur Crudup blues, ''So Glad You're Mine'' that had been recorded by Elvis Presley in 1956. Ross changes very little, but the band's muddy drum and bass sounds and electric guitar solos combine to enable Ross to focus on producing some of his best vocal and harmonica work. It's an excellent disc, but on the flipside, ''Numbers Blues'' was a little looser and had a counting sequence that grates after a while.

So who was Joe the bandleader? Ross told Mike Leadbitter in 1965 that the backing was by ''white musicians'' and that, as with all Fortune sessions, the players were chosen by Jack Brown and not part of Ross's local scene. Jack Brown told writer Mike Rowe that he often used Mexican musicians and so it is likely that the white Little Joe was Jose Rojas who ran a band called Little Joe and the Nuggets in Detroit clubs from 1959 onwards.

Fortune Records was enjoying some success in the early 1960s and Andre Williams was proving a particularly good seller with ''Bacon Fat'' and ''Jail Ball'', while Nathaniel Mayer gave the label a number 22 pop tit in the summer of 1962 with ''Village Of Love''.

02 - "NUMBERS BLUES'' - B.M.I. - 2:15
Composer: - Isaiah Ross
Publisher: - Trianon Publications
Matrix number: H 69
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s) 1960/1961
Released: - 1963
First appearance: - Hi-Q Records (S) 45rpm Hi-Q 5027 mono
NUMBERS BLUES / CANNONBALL
Reissued: - June 14, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16939-28 mono
DOCTOR ROSS - THE SUN YEARS PLUS

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Charles Isaiah Ross - Vocal, Guitar, Harmonica
With Probably Jose Rojas - Guitar
Unknown - Bass, Piano, Drums
 
For Biography of Doctor Ross see: > The Sun Biographies <

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END 1960

Toward the end of 1960, Bill Black scored a monster hit with an instrumental version of ''Don't Be Cruel''.  Scotty talked to Sam about doing some instrumentals of his own. ''Yeah, we'll do that'', Sam told Scotty. But  the week stretched out to months and it didn't happen.

That summer, Robbie Dawson, a young singer with a group called the Carousels, started doing backup work  at the studio, backing Ace Cannon and others. Scotty started taking her out. ''I remember one club where if  you didn't have a tie they would loan you one'', says Robbie. ''Once I got to know Scotty, I wanted to be  around him. He's jolly, you might say. If you are a person he likes, he lets you know in a hurry''.Sam told  Robbie she sang like Kitty Wells, but her singer career never got off the ground. Her affair with Scotty in  1960 was brief (she also dated Elvis's cousin Bobby Smith around that time), but she was destined to reenter  his life further down the road.

DECEMBER 31, 1960 SATURDAY

Spade Cooley appears in concert, a show that proves to be his final public performance as a free man.
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STUDIO SESSION FOR GEORGE JACKSON
FOR SUN RECORDS

SAM PHILLIPS RECORDING STUDIO
639 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
SUN SESSION: UNKNOWN DATE(S) 1960-1967
SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER – UNKNOWN

Jackson recorded dozens of singles in the 1960s and worked in Memphis, Tennessee, but made his mark as a  writer, beginning with Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He later was a songwriter for crosstown  rival Muscle Shoals Sound Studios before returning to Memphis. When Malaco bought Muscle Shoals  Sound, it hired Jackson to write songs, said Wolf Stephenson, Malaco's vice president and chief engineer.

01 – ''QUALIFICATION''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

02 – ''OLD FRIEND'' - B.M.I.
Composer: - George Jackson
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)
Released: - 1987
First appearance: - P-Vine Records (LP) 33rpm PLP-343-A-9 mono
EARLY MEMPHIS SOUNDS - DEEP SOUL CLASSICS VOLUME 6

03 – ''SOMETHING'S WORRYING ME''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

04 – ''THE GREATEST DREAM''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

05 – ''SILLY GIRL''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

06 – ''LIGHTS''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

07 – ''BABY CALL ME''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

08 – ''WITHOUT LOVE''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

09 – ''SWEET OLD MUSIC''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

10 – ''BROTHER DON'T CRY''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

11 - ''I DON'T UNDERSTAND'' - B.M.I.
Composer: - George Jackson
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)
Released: - 1987
First appearance: - P-Vine Records (LP) 33rpm PLP-343-A-8 mono
EARLY MEMPHIS SOUNDS - DEEP SOUL CLASSICS VOLUME 6

12 – ''MY HIP BAG''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

13 – ''SHIRLEY''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

14 – ''KNOCK ON STICKS''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

15 – ''ROCK ME MAMA''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

16 – ''IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE NIGHT''
Composer: - Unknown
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - None – Sun Unissued
Recorded: - Unknown Date(s)

Note: Demo session possibly, not recorded at the Sun studio. Tracks probably written by George Jackson.

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
George Jackson - Vocal & Piano
Unknown Musicians
 
For Biography of George Jackson see: > The Sun Biographies <

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