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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Patti Page (With Jack Rael And His Orchestra): Little Crazy Quilt b/w Keep Me In Mind (Mercury, 1955) & Red Sovine: "Don't Drop It" b/w "Don't Be The One" (Decca, 1954) - CNQ 45 Record Holder Series Episode 3!

I get manic sometimes and will work tirelessly on a project until I burn out, and then I won't touch it for six months, or worse, I'll never come back to it. I'll try to pace myself with my 45 Record Holder Series so that won't happen (but I can't promise anything, as I'm having a lot of fun with it so far).

In case you didn't catch the first two posts of this series, and don't feel like scrolling down to take a look at them, what I'm doing is this: I've got a collection of 24 or so 45s from the '50s and '60s in this little Decca branded 45 holder I aquired from my dad the last time I was home for a visit. My goal for this series is to go through the book, in the order the 45s are inserted in the sleeves, and do a post for each one. A lot of 'em are readily available on Youtube so for that stuff I'll just post the Youtube clip, do a little write-up and move on -- if it's not on Youtube or someone else's blog then I'll post an mp3 for educational purposes.

So this is another Mercury release - I forgot to mention the Ralph Marterie and Joe Carson 45s in the holder are both on Mercury; the Twin-Tones was released on RCA Victor. Patti Page was one Clara Ann Fowler, born and raised in Oklahoma, and according to Wikipedia is "one of the best known female artists in traditional pop music." She died January 1st, 2013, at age 85. Here's her discography.

In the Discogs entry for this 45, it says "Keep Me In Mind" was one of Burt Bacharach's earliest songs to be recorded. "Keep Me In Mind" is a good song but "Little Crazy Quilt" isn't anything I want to listen to again.

Red Sovine was one Woodrow Wilson Sovine, born in West Virginia, 1918, dead come Nashville, 1980. Reading about his career and his hits on his wikipedia page, as well as Patti Page's entry, reminds me that I am woefully more ignorant of 20th century American music than I could have ever realized. Huzzah to still learnin' stuff!

Here's the Discogs entry for "Don't Drop It"/"Don't Be The One", and his discography, also courtesy Discogs.

Fellow music blogger Country. & Western shared "Don't Drop It" back in February 2012.

Here's "Don't Drop It" courtesy Youtube:

I can't find the flip, "Don't Be The One," on Youturbs or a blog, so here it is, for educational purposes only: