Norman Petty Studios
The Vault Series - Volume #4
songs – captured in high definition from the original master tapes
9 tracks previously unreleased *
6 panel, full color eco-wallet with session info on each track
We have another heapin' helpin' of '50s gems dug out of the
Petty Studio vaults
ranging from 1954 to 1959. Some are high priced and elusive 45 releases,
and we feature 9 unissued tracks that are guaranteed to
make you wonder why they were not released.
Yes, Buddy Holly is guest guitarist on a few of the tracks here...
recordings by Ivan and Jim Robinson get their first legit release in digital form!
Bob Church (brother of Terry "Church" aka Terry Noland) gets his overdue debut;
from an unmarked reel we discovered the Bowman Brothers with their take of "Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues",
Buddy & The Crickets were at the studio for their own session later in the evening and must have liked the song,
because they recorded their version of it just a few weeks later.
An unissued recording of Bob Montgomery with his take of "Down The Line"
made popular by "Buddy & Bob"...with very different lyrics!
Hope Griffith, Charlene Condray & Susan Levins represent the ladies in fine fashion...
Country swing, rockabilly, early rock & roll, R&B
with the collection ending off with an early stereo instrumental.
You can't buy ONE of these original 45s for less than the price of this CD....
over an hour of enjoyable '50s fun,
and an essential addition to your collection!
away’ again…I don’t know how you are keeping up the pace!
You, my friend, are keeping the Norman Petty / Nor-Va-Jak studio masters alive
and I’m very thankful for the great job God is doing THROUGH you !! whether you realize it or not.
Thanks again, Shawn, magnificent job on the latest product. Your fan!" ~ George Tomsco
the CD today...I couldn't be happier. Thank you for preserving this music!
The harmonies on the Bowmans version of Mailman Bring Me No More Blues is incredible,
thanks again for everything you do for Norman's legacy" ~ Clay G
"Little Teardrops by Bob Church has taken me by storm! I also LOVE Paul Mench in stereo from the master.
The Bowman Brothers with Mailman is a person new favorite, and Royce Clark is a great rocker.
Overall a GREAT CD. You have managed to do what all before you failed,
to preserve & release the Norman Petty legacy is a classy way - the way Norman was" ~ Tom R
I don’t think I’d be exaggerating to say that that one track alone justifies buying the CD" - Roger B