These are today's Birthday people....born November 16 in the years
W.C HANDY (1873 Florence Al)
Cornet playing pioneer "Father Of The Blues" wrote St Louis Blues etc
JESSE STONE 1901 Atchison Ks)
Producer/arranger---and songwriter (Shake Rattle And Roll,Money Honey)
EDDIE CONDON (1904 Goodland In)
Jazz guitarist rcd 30's and 40's was on Columbia in 50's
HERB ABRAMSON (1916 Brooklyn NYC NY)
Along with the Erteguns one of the original founders of Atlantic
DAWS BUTLER (1916 Toledo Oh)
The voice of Yogi Bear,Huckleberry Hound etc worked with Stan Freberg
HUBERT SUMLIN (1931 Greenwood Ms)
Blues guitar player with Howlin' Wolf
GARNET MIMMS (1933 Ashland WV)
In Gainors in 1958 huge 1963 hit Cry Baby with The Enchanters
FELTON JARVIS (1934 Atlanta Ga)
Producer and arranger for Elvis Presley
JIMMY HARRELL (1936 Forest Ms)
One half the Alton & Jimmy duo that recorded for Sun
TROY SEALS (1938 Big Hill Ky)
County singer cousin of Jim Seals (Champs) married Jo Ann Campbell
JOHN RYANES (1940 Newark NJ)
Member of The Monotones of Book Of Love fame
DAN PENN (1941 Vernon Al)
Wrote Is A Bluebird Blue for Conway Twitty later soul producer.writer
....and here are some folk who said their last goodbyes to us this
MIKE LEADBITTER (1974 London UK)
Founder Blues Unlimited instrumental in helping R&B bloom in Britain
O.V WRIGHT (1980 Mobile Al)
Superior deep soul singer first rcd with Spirit Of Memphis Quartet
ROSE MURPHY (1989 Queens NYC NY)
The Chee Chee Girl vocalist.pianist several 40's hits Busy Line etc
GRADY OWEN (1999 Manila Phillipines)
Played rhythm guitar with Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps
RUSS CONWAY (2000 Eastbourne UK)
Popular UK pianist #1 hits Side Saddle and Roulette 1959
SPEEDY WEST (2003 St Louis Mo)
Steel gtr rcd for Capitol backed many artists rcd with Jimmy Bryant
EVENTS OF THE DAY
NOVEMBER 16 1946
New on the Billboard best selling pop chart are "The Old Lamplighter"
Sammy Kaye and "Ole Buttermilk Sky" Paul Weston with Matt Dennis.
New on the Folk (c&w) chart are "Rainbow At Midnight" and "Filipino
Baby" both by Ernest Tubb. New on the Race (r&b) chart are "Sunny
Road" Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (voc Charles Brown),"After Hours"
Erskine Hawkins and "Port Wine" Bill Samuels (Cats 'N Jammers).
NOVEMBER 16 1949
Hank Williams features on "The Grand Ole Opry" which is staged at the
Gateway Theater at the Rhein-Main Air Force Base in Frankfurt,West
Germany. He performs "Lovesick Blues"
NOVEMBER 16 1952
Edith Piaf ("La Vie En Rose") guests on Ed Sullivan's "Toast Of The
NOVEMBER 16 1956
The second Sun session by Conway Twitty (then still known
as and recording as Harold Jenkins) results in three tracks : "Crazy
Dreams", "Give Me Some Love" and "I Need Your Lovin' Kiss."Crazy
Dreams" surfaces on the LP "Tennessee Stomp" (UK Sun 10 507 in
1982), "Give Me Some Love" appears on the LP "Dixie Bop" (UK Sun
10 508 in 1982) and "I Need Your Lovin' Kiss" sees release on LP
"Rock Bop Boogie" (UK Sun 1021 in 1985).Personnel : Harold Jenkins
(vocals /gtr);Jimmy Ray Paulman (gtr);Bill Harris (bass);Martin Willis
(sax); Billy Weir (drums).Produced by Sam Phillips at the Sun studio
Bobby Helms waxes four tunes at Bradley Studio in Nashville.
"Fraulein"/"Heartsick Feeling" is chosen for the next single (Decca
30194, January 21, 1957). "Just A Little Lonesome" will come out a
year later (Decca 30557, February 3, 1958), while "Sowin' Teardrops"
finally sees a release in 1983 on the LP "Pop-A-Billy" (MCA 1557).
Accompaniment by : Harold Bradley, Hank Garland asnd Grady Martin
(guitars) ;Bob Moore (bass) ; Owen Bradley (piano) ; Buddy Harman
(drums).Produced by Paul Cohen.
NOVEMBER 16 1957
Coming from the 2 I's coffee bar in Soho,London,the BBC TV rock 'n'
roll show "6.5 Special" debuts on British screens this night
NOVEMBER 16 1959
The Fleetwoods' "Mr. Blue" hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot
Hundred ending the long run of Bobby Darin with "Mack The Knife".
New on the chart are "The Big Hurt" Toni Fisher,"The Best Of
Everything Johnny Mathis,"Hound Dog Man" Fabian,"Goodnight My Love"
Ray Peterson,"Gilee" Sonny Spencer,"Marina" Jacky Noguez,"God Bless
America" Connie Francis,"(New In) The Ways Of Love" Tommy Edwards
"I'll Walk The Line" Don Costa and "So Young" Clyde Stacy. Newies on
the C&W chart include "Riverboat" Faron Young and "Scarlet Ribbons"
Browns. On the R&B chart Brook Benton's "So Many Ways" knocks
"Poison Ivy" Coasters off the #1 slot. Newies include "Smooth
Operator" Sarah Vaughan,"You Went Back On Your Word" Clyde
McPhatter" and "Be My Guest" Fats Domino
The Collins Kids record their final Columbia single,"The Lonesome
Road"/"Another Man Done Gone" (4-41541, released in the last week
of December).Personnel: Larry Collins,vocal/guitar ; Lorrie Collins,
vocal/guitar ; Grady Martin, guitar ; Hank Garland, guitar ; Harold
Bradley, guitar ; Joe Zinkan, bass ; Floyd Cramer, piano ; Buddy
Harman,drums. Location: Bradley Studio, Nashville. Producer : Don Law.
Elsewhere the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound Of Music"
opens on Broadway this day with Mary Martin in the lead role as the
novice nun Maria
NOVEMBER 16 1960
Ruth Brown is in New York City to record her new single, "Sure
'Nuff"/"Here He Comes" (Atlantic 2088), for release in December.
"Wishful Thinking" and "Change Your Ways" from this session are still
unissued. Personnel: King Curtis, Budd Johnson and George Berg, tenor
saxes ; Danny Moore, trumpet ; Phil Spector, piano ; Abie Baker, bass
Sticks Evans, Gary Chester, drums ; Joe Venuto, vibraphone. Produced
by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Patsy Cline's first session under her new Decca contract, produced by
Owen Bradley at Bradley Studio in Nashville. She records "I Fall To
Pieces"/ "Lovin' In Vain" (Decca 31205, release date 30 January 1961)
and "Shoes" (LP track).Personnel : Hank Garland, electric guitar ;
Harold Bradley, 6-string electric bass ; Randy Hughes, acoustic guitar
Ben Keith, steel guitar ; Bob Moore, acoustic bass ; "Pig" Robbins,
piano ; Doug Kirkham, drums ; The Jordanaires, vocal chorus.
In between Fats Domino sessions Dave Bartholomew has the opportunity
to record "Yeah Yeah" and "People Are Talking" for his next single
(Imperial 5724). Personnel: Dave Bartholomew (vocal, trumpet), Meyer
Kennedy Clarence Hall and Warren Payne (sax), James Booker (piano),
Frank Fields (bass), Robert French (drums).
Junior Waters sings "No Greater Miracle" on "American Bandstand"
NOVEMBER 16 1962
Tommy Roe performs "Susie Darlin'" on "American Bandstand"
Cliff Richard records his next single,the double A-side "Bachelor Boy"
/"The Next Time" (Columbia DB 4950,rush-released). Also recorded is
the LP track "Big News" for the album "Summer Holiday" (Columbia SX
1472, January 1963). Produced by Norrie Paramor at EMI's Abbey Road
Studio in London.
NOVEMBER 16 1963
"Deep Purple" by the bro/sis duo Nino Tempo & April Stevens dethrones
Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs at #1 (with "Sugar Shack") to become
America's new number one single on the Billboard Hot Hundred. New
entries are "Drip Drop" Dion Di Muci,"Bad Girl" Neil Sedaka,"She's Got
Everything" Essex,"The Nitty Gritty" Shirley Ellis,"Rags To Riches"
Sunny & Sunliners,"Baby Don't You Weep" Garnet Mimms & Enchanters
"Kansas City" Trini Lopez,"I Have A Boyfriend" Chiffons,"Gotta Lotta
Love" Steve Alaimo,"Dumb Head" Ginny Arnell and "Hey Lover" Debbie
Dovale.Newies on the R&B chart include "Crossfire!" Orlons
Bobby Bare ("500 Miles Away From Home") and Brian Hyland ("Let Us
Make Our Own Mistakes") guest on "American Bandstand"
Acknowledgement for recording session info used goes to Dik de Heer's
"In The Can" website. For more info see
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