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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Leon Starr on Stomper Time

Leon Starr - Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Stomper Time unissued

Leon Starr was a Memphis, Tennessee, based singer and musician. At least active until the late 1960s, he was with Eddie Bond's Stompers in the 1950s, playing piano with the band. Starr also cut a couple of unreleased Rock'n'Roll sides for Bond's Stomper Time label in Memphis. One of these selections, Chuck Berry's "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," is featured today. It is probably Starr who plays piano on them. Starr later departed from the group and kept on recording for a variety of labels, mostly small Memphis imprints. You can listen to one of his records on Some Local Loser.


Stomper Time unissued
unknown recording date and place
"Back in the USA"
"Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
"My Baby Left Me"
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"

Blake 2-276
Leon Starr & Little Sis
Common Law Wife () / The Lord Knows You're Drinking ()

VU 45-101
Leon Starr and the Fire Birds
Little Live Wire (Arthur Kyle) / ?

Bachelor and III 1101
Leon Starr
My Name's Trouble () / I Can't See My Way ()

Allandale 3684
Leon Starr
Just Like That (Joe B. Cartwright) / That Kind of Living (Joe B. Cartwright)
W4KM-0883 / W4KM-0884 (RCA)

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