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Monday, September 25, 2017

Frank Gilreath on Torino

Frank Gilreath and the Southern Swingsters - Homesick for Home (Torino 45-1052, 1969)

There are a couple of Frank Gilreaths in the United States and a quick search did not turn up anything particular on this special Frank Gilreath here. Reading the name of his band, the Southern Swingsters, one may expect a western swing outfit, which it is not, of course. Both songs are straight mainstream country cuts.

Torino was one of the many custom labels operated by Style Wooten in Memphis.

Read more:
Torino Records Discography
The Ballad of Big Style Wooten


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William Gilreath said...

I don't know how many Frank Gilreaths there were in 1969, but one of them would've been my grandfather Frank Harvy Gilreath. My grandfather was never a singer, to the best of my knowledge. Another Frank Gilreath was born in NC in 1935. I don't anything about him at this time, but I suspect he's more likely to have been the Frank Gilreath featured in this post.

Mellow said...