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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Glolite Records

William E. "Bill" Glore's Glo-Lite record label and recording studio was located on 625 Chelsea Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Although Glo-Lite record labels often showed different adresses, it seems the studio was (at least until 1972) located on Chelsea Ave. Other adresses shown on labels included: 760 Los Angeles - Memphis, Tennessee (Glolite #103) and 1366 Cherry Road - Memphis, Tennessee (Glolite #95), 4081 Jackson - Memphis, Tennessee (Glolite #98). Both the label and the studio were established in 1968 by Glore.

In addition to engineering the sessions and producing many of the Glolite records, Glore offered his studio for custom recording. Martin Hawkins produced a session at Glolite when recording Charlie Feathers, Malcolm Yelvington, and Red Hadley (brother of Jay Hadley, who also recorded for Glolite) in 1974. The results were released on a Shelby County EP #001. 

Glolite GL 92
Southwind Symphony
Your Love Is Fading (George L. Pride) / Coming Home (George L. Pride)
"Produced by: Kenneth Smith for Albatros Production Co."

Glolite GL-93
Buck Ridley and the Band-ettes
Hot Tears (on Cold Cheeks) (B. Ridley) / Bad Luck Day (B. Ridley)
"Prod. by Bill Glore & Buck Ridley"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville, Tenn."
"Recorded at Glo-Lite Studios, 4081 Jackson Ave, Memphis, Tenn."

Glolite GL-94
Buster Brown and the Showmakers
Closer Girl (B. Fuller; J. Benson) / ?
4-1270-B2 / ?
"Prod. by Lucky Three Productions"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville Tenn."


Glolite GL-95
Charlie Bee and the Cockleburs
Life (Early, Bradfield, Fuller) / Lonely Tears (Early, Bradfield)
333A / 333B
"Prod. by Mace Productions"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville Tenn."

Glolite GL 96
John Hendricks & the Moonriders
Moonrider Pt. 1 (E. Adcock & J. Hendricks) / Moonrider Pt. 2 (E. Adcock & J. Hendricks)
96 A / 96 B
"Produdced by: Edward L. Adcock"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville, Tenn."
"Recorded at Glo-Lite Studios, 4081 Jackson Ave, Memphis, Tenn."

Glolite GL-97
The Excentrics
Hold Me Tight (I Feel So Fine Inside) (Ron Smith) / What Can I Do, What Can I Say
97-A / ?
"Prod. by R. Smith & B. Glore"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville, Tenn."

Glolite GL 98
Travis Lee
I Wish the Sun Would Shine (Travis Lee) / Then I'll Go (Travis Lee)
GL 9-17 A / GL 9-17 B
"Prod. by Travis Lee"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville, Tenn."
 
Glolite GL 99
Roy Jones
I Got Everything (Roy Jones) / Your Pilot Light Went Out (Roy Jones)
GL 12-20-A / GL 12-20-B
"Prod. by Johnny Brazil and Roy Jones"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville, Tenn."

Glolite GL 100
Jim Waldrip & the Tunedrops
Wino of the Year () / It Don't Hurt Much Anymore (Jim Waldrip)
? / GL 100 B
"Prod. by J. Green & C. Spencer"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville, Tenn."

Glolite GL 102
Charlie Bee & Cockleburs
P. O. W. (Thurman Pruitt) / Average Worker ()
"Produced by Bill Glore & Lewis Willis"

Glolite 103
Dena Adams
Neglected Woman (Dena & Dusty Adams) / For Better or Worse (Dena & Dusty Adams)
9030 / 9031
Note: "Apr 26 1971" stamped on label.

Glolite GL-104
Jay Hadley 
Dance, Baby, Dance (W. Hadley, Jr.) /  Darlin' How Was I to Know (W. Hadley, Jr.)
9288 / 9289
"Prod. by Bill Glore & Jay Hadley"

Glolite GL-105
Johnny Moon
I Don't Want You to Go () / Mississippi Moon (McPeters, Cypert, Nichols)
? / 9727
"Produced by Bill Glore & O.L. Ervin"

Glolite CL 106
Roy Alden & the 6-S Aldenaires with the Memphis Sound Singers
How Do You Break an Angels Heart (Jesse Craig-Roy Alden) / Crazy Memories (Roy Alden)
106-A / 106-B
"Produced by Lewis Willis"

Glolite 107
Ray Austin
Love Is () / You Stole the Key ()

Glolite GL-108
Jay Hadley with the Memphis Sound Singers
Wearing Out My Shoes (W. Hadley Jr.) / I'm That Sure (That I Love You) (W. Hadley Jr.)
108-A / 108-B
“Produced By: Bill Glore & Jay Hadley”


Glolite GL-109
Paul England
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (Is the Hand That Rules the World) () / Heart Be Still (J. Hadley)
? / 109-B

Glolite GL 111
Jay Hadley
Come On and Be My Woman () / I Just Stopped to Say Goodbye ()

Glolite GL 112 
Donna Jean Bennett
#1 Fool (Donna Bennett & Les Isaacs) / You Can't See the Forrest ()
A-1 / ?
"Prod. by Ray Harris"

Glolite GL 113
Zeke Smith and the Cosmos Kids
So Near to Me (Jewel Smith) / Doll of a Woman ()
113 A / ?
"Producer: Jewel Smith"

Glolite No.#
Roland Eaton
This Woman Is Mine () / Don't Call Me I'll Call You ()

Thanks to DrunkenHob, the Discographer

5 comments:

JoeyWalden87 said...

This is quite the collection of music. I've been a long time lover of country music ever since I got my first tape player. Paul England is one of my favorites.

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DrunkenHobo said...

From Bj's guide to Rockabilly 45rpm Glo-lite (TN) 45 - 107 : Ray Austin - Love Is / You Stole The Key

Anonymous said...

Three additions, only one side known for last two. Z-A-1082 doesn't have a GL number. Z-A-1082 & GL-94 both have the same label design as you illustrate with GL-98
Nitpicking – should CL 106 be GL 106?

Z-A-1082 ROLAND EATON THIS WOMAN IS MINE
DON'T CALL ME I'LL CALL YOU (65?) Z-1082
- - - -
GL-94 BUSTER BROWN AND
THE SHOWMAKERS CLOSER GIRL[B.Fuller-J.Benson] 4-1270-B2
"Prod. by Lucky Three Productions"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville Tenn."
- - - -
GL 108 JAY BRADLEY With The WEARING OUT MY SHOES [W.Hadley Jr.] 108-A
Memphis Sound Singers
“Produced By: Bill Glore & Jay Hadley”

Keep up the good work

The Discographer

Anonymous said...

Three additions, only one side known for last two. Z-A-1082 doesn't have a GL number. Z-A-1082 & GL-94 both have the same label design as you illustrate with GL-98
Nitpicking – should CL 106 be GL 106?

Z-A-1082 ROLAND EATON THIS WOMAN IS MINE
DON'T CALL ME I'LL CALL YOU (65?) Z-1082
- - - -
GL-94 BUSTER BROWN AND
THE SHOWMAKERS CLOSER GIRL[B.Fuller-J.Benson] 4-1270-B2
"Prod. by Lucky Three Productions"
"Dist. by Southern Records, Nashville Tenn."
- - - -
GL 108 JAY BRADLEY With The WEARING OUT MY SHOES [W.Hadley Jr.] 108-A
Memphis Sound Singers
“Produced By: Bill Glore & Jay Hadley”

Keep up the good work

The Discographer

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the repetition - comment box kept putting up in red "The characters .. didn't match .. try again" - so I did!!!!