Norman Petty Studios
The Vault Series - Volume #5
songs – captured in high definition from the original master tapes
11 tracks previously unreleased *
Once again we delve into early '60s
as late '50s rockabilly gave way to doo-wop and the teen idol era.
It certainly was a period of Jimmy, Jackie, Billy, Jerrys and Bobbys!
Several of these solo singers had branched off of their previous groups,
Billy Duane is Bill Pickering of The Picks,
Hysterical Society Boys were previously named The Nighthawks,
Jim Slone was with The Shy Guys,
and Don Lanier had been with The Rhythm Orchids.
Nowadays he is known as a "cowboy poet" but in 1961 Red Steagall
had rock & roll aspirations under the alias of Russell Don,
Niki Sullivan of The Crickets joins up again with Gene Evans as The Hollyhawks,
Larry Bell & The Continentals were one of two South Dakota artists to record with Norman,
and future Roy Orbison writing partner Bill Dees ("Oh Pretty Woman" and other hits) is here with The Whirlwinds.
As the CD progresses you will hear the songs becoming more advanced
and some real gems have been dug out of the vault:
Walker Parris, Pat Carter and Bobby Sharp had some great material!
In mid-1964 Norman began recording on 4-track and we have an unissued
stereo track from Buddy Knox to finish off the collection.
Billy Duane - Angela
Keen Teens - Naughty Neena *
Hysterical Society Boys - I Got Shot (Out Of The Saddle)
Joe Bob Barnhill - Baby, You Belong To Me *
The Whirlwinds - Angel Love
Jim Prescott - Sweet & Innocent *
Jerry Sparks - My Tears
Tiny Morrie - That's The Way That You Are
Jerry Roberts - Little Bitty Lover
The Oaks - Love Fever *
Jimmy Brown - Hootchi Koo
Jimmy Slone - Wedding Bells
Fran Powers - Taffy Town
Russell Don & The Premiers - Wonderful Personality *
Don Lanier - Gangster Of Love
Lana Stevens - This Hurt
Sammy Cooper & The Emeralds - Am I Blue
Hollyhawks - I Cry All The Time
Eddy & The Centuries - I Don't Love You Anymore
Jack Arnold & The Flames - Whole Lot Of Trouble *
Jackie Allen - The Dance
Larry Bell & Continentals - Baby, I've Been So Good To You *
Don Hume - Perfect Night
Jackie Dallas & The Tiaras - All I Want
Walker Parris - Think Of Me *
Bug Men - Beatles You Bug Me!
Eddie Reeves - Heartbreakin'
Pat Carter - Comin' Down With Love *
Bobby Sharp & Group Fore - Jeanie *
Buddy Knox - Something's Got A Hold On Me *
collection once again. The Petty legacy is being preserved in an overdue fashion
with excellent sound quality and wonderful graphic design. Norman would be proud" ~ Rich
"Hey Shawn, just wanted to thank you for including "All I Want" in the collection.
It is an honor to be included with all the Norman Petty artists. Keep up the good work"
~ Jack Carter (aka Jackie Dallas)