Howlin' Wolf's "Moanin' At Midnight" enters the rhythm and blues charts at number
10 but quickly disappears, and a follow-up, "Cryin' At Daybreak" b/w "Passin' By Blues" (RPM 340) is rush-released. During the same month, Wolf receives a sizable cash advance from Chess Records.
Lester Bihari (who will later move to Memphis, where he will found Meteor Records) rejoins brothers Joe, Jules, and Saul as New York sales and promo man for RPM/Modern Records.
Sam Phillips recorded Doctor Ross for the first time and sends the dubs to Chess Records in Chicago.
NOVEMBER 1, 1951 THURSDAY
Cole Porter, co-author of ''Don't Fence Me In'', is released from Doctors Hospital in New York after a stay of nearly four weeks in which he underwent repeated shock therapy for emotional problems.
NOVEMBER 5, 1951 MONDAY
Martha Carson recorded her signature song, ''Satisfied'', at the Castle
Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel. The gospel tune never makes national country charts, but it helps her gain membership in the Grand Ole Opry.
Songwriter Archie Jordan
is born in Augusta, Georgia. He writes the Ronnie Milsap ballads ''Let's Take The Long Way Around The World'' and ''It Was Almost Like A Song'', plus hits for Sylvia, Charlie Rich and Barbara Mandrell.
NOVEMBER 9, 1951 FRIDAY
MGM released the first Hank Williams album, ''Hank Williams Sings''.
NOVEMBER 11, 1951 SUNDAY
Pop singer Paul Cowsill is born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He becomes one of seven members of the
family group The Cowsills, who gain a trio of pop hits in the 1960s. One of them, ''Indian Lake'', is remade as a country hit by Freddy Weller.
NOVEMBER 12, 1951 MONDAY
Decca released Ernest Tubb's ''Driftwood On The River''.
NOVEMBER 13, 1951 TUESDAY
Ernest Tubb recorded ''Somebody's Stolen My Honey'' at Nashville's Castle Studio.
NOVEMBER 14, 1951
Marty Robbins has his first recording session for Columbia Records at Hollywood's Radio Recorders. He recorded his debut single, ''Love Me Or Leave Me Alone''.
Ernest Tubb and Red Foley recorded ''Too Old To Cut The Mustard'' at the Castle Studio during an evening session in Nashville.
Hank Williams makes his first national TV appearance, on CBS-TV's ''The Perry Como Show'', performing ''Hey, Good Lookin'''.
NOVEMBER 15, 1951 THURSDAY
''Pals Of The Golden West'' debuts in theaters, with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans tackling a smuggling ring on the Mexican border.
Actress Beverly DÁngelo is born in Columbus, Ohio. She plays Patsy Cline in the 1980 movie ''Coal Miner's Daughter'', earning a Country Music Association award when the soundtrack is named Album of the Year.
NOVEMBER 16, 1951 FRIDAY
George Jones joins the Marines.
Columbia released Lefty Frizzell's double-sided hit ''Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)'' backed by ''How Long Will It Take (To Stop Loving You)''.
NOVEMBER 17, 1951 SATURDAY
Eva Overstake Foley, the wife of Red Foley, commits suicide in Nashville after discovering her husband is having
an affair with TV personality Sally Sweet.
Jimmy heap holds his first Capitol recording session in Austin, Texas. He earns the only hit of his career during his time
with the label.
NOVEMBER 18, 1951 SUNDAY
Boy Hawdy drummer Hugh Wright is born
in Keokuk, Iowa. The band develops three hits, ''A Cowboy's Born With A Broken Heart'', ''They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore'' and ''She'd Give Anything'' before disbanding in 1996.
NOVEMBER 20, 1951 TUESDAY
''Valley Of Fire'' debuts in movie theaters, starring Gene Autry and Pat Buttram. Autry plays a mayor in a southwestern town
where outlaws try to hijack a train full of women who are, in essence, mail-order brides.
NOVEMBER 22, 1951 THURSDAY
The Four Guys' Laddie Cain is born in Houston. The group earns Grand Ole Opry membership in 1967.
NOVEMBER 23, 1951 FRIDAY
MGM released Hank Williams' ''Baby, We're Really In Love''.
NOVEMBER 28, 1951 WEDNESDAY
Bessie Lee Mauldin is granted a divorce from Nelson Gann. She is already romantically involved with Bill Monroe, whose 1959 hit ''Gotta Travel On'' will feature her on bass.