Thursday, November 14, 2019

WESN Show #34 - Nov. 14, 2019

STARDAY-DIXIE-NASHVILLE : Downstate "Custom Series" Singles 1957-1967

A selection of 45s by downstate Illinois musicians released by Starday Records as part of their custom pressing series.   

Starting in the mid-1950's any group or singer could send Starday their recordings.  In exchange for $115 and the publishing rights, the record company would provide the artist with 300 copies of their own single to send out to radio stations or to sell.  On the early releases, artists often used their own label names.  Later on Dixie and eventually Nashville were used for these vanity pressings.
Bobby MackWaiting For You To CallB-Mac1958Peoria
Art Buchanan w/ The PioneersQueen From Bowling GreenDixie1960Wayne City
Bill & Ben and the Arkansas TravelersThe Sun Shines BrighterTraveler1958Champaign-Urbana
Carl Trantham w/ The Rhythm All StarsDeedle Deedle DumStarday1958Peoria
The Beck BrothersJust Like YouMid West1960Colchester
Carl Trantham w/ The Rythm All StarsWhere There's A Will (There's A Way)Lincoln1957Peoria
Bobby MackWho Put The Blues In Your HeartDixie1959Peoria
Art OntarioIt Must Be MeDixie1959Wayne City
Lyle KeeferA Fool Doesn't KnowLincoln1959Elmwood
The Beck BrothersScreamin' MamieMid West1959Colchester
Howard Mayberry w/ The Sangamon BoysThis Just Can't Be Puppy LoveDixie1961Decatur
Ray KingI'm An Old Pipe LinerNashville1963Pekin
Junior Garner w/ The Sangamon BoysBlind DateDixie1961Decatur
Jim DurdelBright Lights UptownNashville1962Arthur
Bill & Ben & The Arkansas TravelersMy One MistakeNashville1961Champaign-Urbana
The CasualsIt's Gonna Work Out RightNashville1964Decatur
The HolidaysConcussionDixie1964Springfield
Bobby MackTell You What I'm Gonna DoNashville1967Peoria
Jim Wheeler & The Country PlayboysHughes RambleGen-Nell1964Danville
Gene PiersonEngineer MountainNashville1963Springfield
Marguerite SandersSecond Fiddle To An Old GuitarStar1967Sullivan
Junior GarnerGo On And Live With The DevilNashville1963Decatur
Art Buchanan (aka Art Ontario)
Jim Durdel
Ray King

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