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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Something about Keith Courvale

Keith came to my mind again, when Red sent out both sides of his Dot 45. Thanks to Red that I now have both sides of this, because "Steelworker Blues" hasn't been reissued yet.Keith Courvale first appeared in 1958, when his single "Trapped Love / Steelworker Blues" appeared on the obscure Val label. Info on this label is very rare, Courvale's single was pressed by the RCA custom service. Anyway, the record might sold well, for Dot Records picked it up and released it again in October 1958. Although the single had much more distribution and better promotion, it didn't reach the charts and Courvale disappeared from the music scene.

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1 comment:

Red Neckerson said...

The Keith Courvale 45 was a complete surprise for me. I had never heard his recordings prior to obtaining this single and was a real treat to hear. Trapped Love reminds me of a Charlie Feathers type sound.