Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
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.



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"


Jody Gibson.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.