Norman Petty Studios
The Vault Series - Volume #8
songs – 19 tracks
originally unreleased *
6 panel, full color eco-wallet with session info on each track
We take one last look at the early '60s era from deep
within the Petty Studio vaults.
While some of the most forgettable teen-idol fluff pop was released in this era,
this package proves that Norman was producing quality music.
On the cover, Vi points out more chart success for Norman in the latest issue
of Billboard magazine....likely the fact he had just opened an office in the
thick of the action in New York City.
In Clovis, the Petty Studio was attracting top tier performers of various genres once
again proving that some of the best recordings from the Studio have never been heard.
Most artists are performing their own original songs.
From Albuquerque, Freddie Williams and Jimmy Brown provide some great R&B....
The Whirlwinds included a young Bill Dees early in his career....within a few years he joined
pal Roy Orbison in Nashville and would co-write, sing and perform with Roy on his biggest hits.
Several tracks have that "Twist" feel as it was all the rage during this period including "The Texas Twist"
made available courtesy of Don Carpenter who had the lone surviving master of his recording....
You will not likely find a noisier or bizarre romp than Doug Bowman & The Road Runners
with an ode to a popular club they frequently performed at in Hobbs, NM with "Al's State Line".
It is hard to believe the flip side is a mellow and smooth western swing.
After The Nitecaps broke up, Jack Herbst simply grabbed a group that was performing
at a Denver, CO venue and he returned to Clovis for a shared session with
Larry Bell & The Continentals of South Dakota.
Speaking of South Dakota...Myron Lee is back with one of his rare Jaro label sides.
Jimmy Bowen made one last trip to Clovis on New Years Eve of 1963 resulting in an unreleased track....
before heading to California to become one of the era's top producers.
19 unreleased songs make their debut here including a cover by The Crickets;
by the end of 1964 Norman was recording on 4-track and we feature
a song from Buddy Knox - the only stereo track on this collection.
Pat Carter had ventured to California, meeting many budding musicians and songwriters
and returned to Clovis to cut "Tears, Rain" written by a newcomer....David Gates.
Within a few years David would be on top of the charts with his soft-rock group "Bread".
Buddy Holly fans will be interested in "Time & Time Again" - an unreleased track recorded
by The Hollyhawks....Gene Evans and Buddy's third cousin and former Cricket Niki Sullivan.
The session was coordinated by "Holly House Inc." which was Larry Holley's venture into the music business.
The song is special because it was apparently an idea started by Buddy Holly and never finished
until late 1962 when Buddy's Mom, Ella Holley finished the melody & lyrics.
The special kicker here is that hidden in the Petty Studio vault was the original home demo
reel of the track sung by Ella Holley. We have included it as a bonus track.
Who has heard Buddy Holly's Mother sing? Here it is!
This collection features a whopping 35 tracks, filling the 80 minute time limit
for another crystal clear compilation of quality Petty Studio productions.
JIM SOLLEY & THE LUBOCS –
Somewhere My Lover
RAY ROBERTS – You Gotta Love
DOUG BOWMAN & THE ROAD RUNNERS – Al’s State Line
THE ANGELOES – Angie
MYRON LEE – From Now On
THE PATTERNS – Blue Lawdy Blue
THE WHIRLWINDS – The Mountain
FREDDIE WILLIAMS – Purty Li’l Mama *
JERRY ROBERTS – After Awhile
PAT CARTER – True Love’s Untrue
JIMMY BROWN – She’s All Mine *
MORRIS ALEXANDER – Sittin’ In A Dark Place *
MONTIE MEAD – She’s Gone Away
DON LANIER – I Don’t Think You Love Me Anymore
DJANGO – Note Upon My Door
FRAN POWERS – Taffy Town
DON CARPENTER – Texas Twist *
SONNY PARKS – Rosie *
THE HOLLYHAWKS - Time & Time Again *
EDDY & THE CENTURIES – My Girl
JACK ARNOLD – High Blood Pressure *
JOE BOB BARNHILL – Great Day In The Mornin'
LARRY BELL & THE CONTINENTALS – Opposites Attract *
JACK HERBST & THE CONTINENTALS – Hurt Yourself *
WALKER PARRIS – Dreams Of You *
JIMMY BOWEN – When A Good Love Dies *
D.C. & THE GENTS – I’m Gonna Make A Comeback *
SIDRO GARCIA – Let The Good Times Roll *
WEBB LEE – You’re Mine *
PAT CARTER – Tears, Rain *
THE CRICKETS – Rollin’ Stone *
BOBBY SHARP & GROUP FORE – White Roses *
BUDDY KNOX – You’ll Be Glad *
GENE EVANS - Bye & Bye
ELLA HOLLEY - Time & Time Again (home demo) *
FLAC FORMAT with pdf art