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CRANKY YANKEE Review: Independent Recordings Reviewed (76* d) RE: Independant Recordings Revued 06 Jan 02


I'll send you my "Spanning the Decades". This CD contains some commercial recordings from 1957, 58, 59 and 60. These were recorded by TETRA (my only hit, "Good Morning Captain") and by Parlophone. Sir George Martin was the A&R man for Parlophone, at the time. The Parlophone recordings were done when I was in the USAF stationed in England. Some were done with my group "The Muleskinners" which was the first integrated country music group to record for a major lable.

The rest of the tracks were done in my "ROSE ISLAND recording Co." studio (my attic) with all the instruments and all the voices being done by myself.

PLEASE READ THE INSERT BOOKLET BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO THE CD.

Thanks.

Good Morning Captain was only released in New England (CT, MA, RI, NH and VT) New York and New Jersey. It sold 400,000+ 45's and about 75,000 78's. It is simply my way of singing Muleskinner Blues. It was covered by Sheb Wooley, immediately, and later by Dolly Parton. I was chief Air Traffic Controller at Suffolk County AFB, NY, at the time. One of the reassons for it's success is that Alan Freed was my manager's father in law, so, it got a lot of play on the pop and R and R radio stations.

enough of this "blowing my own horn"

Thanks

Jody Gibson.


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