Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Budget Covers Part I

Rockabilly and country from the famous Starday/Dixie labels. I have possibly enough material for a second one, which will pop up here perhaps in the near future. The Dixie EPs were produced by Starday for the Stewart Sales Company from Chicago, a mail order business that sold the records over Mexico border town radio stations. Most budget label companies would sign unknown local musicians to record the hits and issue them under various names, leasing them also often to other labels. In contrast, Starday used their singers whether they were famous or not (George Jones being one example).


track list:
1. Leon Payne - Blue Suede Shoes
2. Thumper Jones - Heartbreak Hotel
3. Benny Barnes - I Walk the Line
4. Leon Payne - My Baby Left Me
5. George Jones - Singing the Blues
6. Sleepy LaBeef - You're So Easy to Love
7. George Jones - Eskimo Pie
8. Roger Miller - Who Shot Sam
9. Earl Aycock - I'm Comin' Home
10. Benny Barnes - There You Go

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