Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Leon was a native of Houston, Texas. How could anyone forget Bob Wills when he'd call out on his recordings, "take it away, Leon...". A reknowned steel guitarist bar none. Take a listen to "Steel Guitar Rag". He was part of the Bob Wills sound for many years. Later on, he formed his own band. And was at one time recording on Cimarron records. He just about adopted Tulsa, Oklahoma as a home town from his many years there both with Bob Wills and his own band. Let's read about this famed steel guitarist and band leader.
He was held in such high regard by the folks in Tulsa, that the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce held a program dedicated to Leon, in the spring of 1952 or 1953.
Leon started his career off playing with W. Lee O'Daniels' Lightcrust Doughboys. Then he moved on to play with legendary Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Bob Wills had a habit of saying "Take it away, Leon..." as part of the recordings and performances and it became one of those things that became part of hillbilly lore. He did about 50 recordings with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys while he was with them.
Then, in 1945, Leon organized his own band. Around mid-1953, it looks like their most recent release was "Sugar and Salt" that featured a vocal by Jimmy Hall. The flip side was a tune called "Panhandle Waltz", a steel guitar number featuring a solo by Leon.
Around mid-1953, he doing a daily show over the 50,000 watt KVOO in Tulsa from 12:15pm. He also appeared on Wednesday nights at 11:00pm as well as Saturday nights at 10:30pm on a show called the "Western Dance Parade".
Leon and his band also played for the dancers every Wednesday and Saturday evenings at the Cimmaron Ball Room in Tulsa as well as other personal appearances in the area.
Leon was married and had two kids, a daughter and son.
Credits & Sources
Cowboy Songs No. 27 (July 1953); American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.
Leon McAuliff- I Aint Gonna Hurt No More
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Pickens have been slim lately. I bought 2 records this weekend for $1.00.
This is one of them.
As for Mr. Ingram:
Luther Ingram (November 30, 1937 — March 19, 2007) was an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. His most successful record, "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right", reached no. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and no. 3 on the Hot 100 in 1972.
Born Luther Thomas Ingram in Jackson, Tennessee, his early interest in music led to him making his first record in 1965 at the age of 28. His first three recordings failed to chart but that changed when he signed for KoKo Records in the late 1960s, and his first hit "My Honey And Me" peaked at #55 on the Hot 100 on 14 February 1970. Many of his songs appeared in the pop and R&B charts, even though Koko was only a small label, owned by his manager and record producer, Johnny Baylor. Koko and Baylor were closely associated with the Memphis based Stax Records label during the height of its commercial success.
Ingram is best known for the hit, "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right", written by Homer Banks, Carl Hampton and Raymond Jackson. The song reached number one on Billboard 's R&B chart and peaked at number three on that publication's Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1972. The track stayed in the Hot 100 for 18 weeks, ultimately selling a reported four million copies. The song was later successfully covered by Millie Jackson and Barbara Mandrell; it has also been recorded by Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rod Stewart and Isaac Hayes.
Other popular tracks for Ingram included "Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)", "Let's Steal Away To The Hideaway" and "I'll Be Your Shelter." He also co-authored "Respect Yourself", a million seller for the Staples Singers in 1971. The acetate demo version of Ingram's, "Exus Trek", became a sought after Northern soul track. With the Stax connections, Ingram recorded at the Memphis label's studios, as well as other southern-based studios such as Muscle Shoals. He was opening act for Isaac Hayes for some years, and often used Hayes' Movement band and female backing group for his 1970s recordings. He recorded into the 1980s, and whilst only managing lower R&B chart hits, he remained a popular stage draw.
Ingram died on March 19, 2007, at a Belleville, Illinois, hospital of heart failure. According to his wife Jacqui Ingram, he had suffered for years from diabetes, kidney disease and partial blindness.
Luther Ingram - Puttin' Game Down
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Red Boy look what i found...!
From Sommerville NJ its Mad Charles: the World’s First Singer, Songwriter, Karate Robot who CRUNCHES the evil opposition! He seeks peace BUT he will fight and destroy all EVIL!
Fats Pinto don't stand a chance!
Uge - Mad Charles
Uge - Mad Charles Love Theme
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You
Monday, August 13, 2012
I was very happy to find this rare japanese 45 in the wild @ a flea market, amongst a pile of trashed turd 45's.... something that doesn't happen everyday in the swamps of south Jersey....
the jungle chase might be one the best double entendre "songs" ever...
Chaino & His African Percussion Safari - - The Jungle Chase
Chaino & His African Percussion Safari - Jungle Drums Variations
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This is a great soulful slightly funky version done by Miss Gloria Walker from 1972 of the Federal label.
Gloria Walker - Them Changes
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I got this one with a bunch of other acetates i picked up a while back and can't find much about "The Rogues". Any help would be appreciated.... Sounds a bit like a more modern Coasters....
The Rogues - Chilly Willy
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Produced by Lester Sill and Lee Hazlewood (1958)
Jamie Records - Philadelphia PA
A take-off on the TV Western show starring Palladin called Have Gun Will Travel. The guitar is unmistakingly Duane Eddy.
Among the vital and distinctive elements that made such Duane Eddy classics as
`Rebel-'Rouser' so memorable were the "rebel yells" overdubbed in Hollywood by
the Sharps, one of the most enduring R&B vocal groups of their time. Managed by
Hazlewood's partner Lester Sill and formerly known as the Lamplighters, the
group consisted of lead vocalist Carl White, Al Frazier, Sonny Harris and Rocky
Wilson. They first met Duane in 1958 when he was promoting `Moovin' N' Groovin''
and they were working off their recent Top 10 hit `Little Bitty Pretty One'. The
guys took the shy young guitarist under their wing, introducing him to the LA
musicians that would comprise his early road group. A month after
`Rebel-'Rouser' was taped, Eddy repaid the favor by contributing his
distinctive twang to the Sharps' `Have Love, Will Travel'. In 1962 Carl White
and his cohorts changed their name to the Rivingtons, introducing the world to
`Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow' and other crazed delights.
The Sharps - Have Love Will Travel
The Sharps - Look At Me!