Friday, February 02, 2007

The Premiers (Re-Re-)Post

It's been two years since the blog started. Here's a repost of the very first thing I put up. I still don't know anything more about this great record. Somebody has got to know something more!

A couple days before Christmas, I went to Sunburst Records to pick up some Dusty Springfield CDs for my wife. Jay had a 3 huge stacks of 45's that he was giving away. Somebody brought them in to sell and Jay didn't offer them enough money so they left all of the records at the store cause they didn't feel like carrying the box back home. This was one of the first records I looked at and I knew it was gonna be a good stack of records. It was a nice clean 45 with a bright pink label. It just looked good.

I don't know anything about this record other than the information that's on the label. Big Top records was based in New York City but The Premiers don't sound like a New York band. I think the A-side was "Oogsy-Moo" which is a cover of a Jessie Hill song. Naturally enough, this sounds like a New Orleans R&B band. But the other side of the record is a rockabilly instrumental called "Locomotive".
This song was written by somebody named Dale Kahrr. I can't find any information about him either. What's going on? Does anybody know anything about this record?

I checked the Rockin' Country Style website and it looks like the Premiers record came out sometime between April of '62 and March of '63. Nothing about The Premiers or Dale Kahrr though.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing I heard about this was the "live" audience was all dubbed in. There's also been a recent car commercial that uses a very similiar sounding song in the background.

3/2/07 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what i get for jumping the gun. Thought this was "Farmer John." Anyway, here's a little info on that "Premieres."

3/2/07 8:02 PM  
Blogger JP said...

This Premiers group was out of Birmingham, Alabama. I am a member of the Birmingham Record Collectors. We have an annual record show and each year we induct chosen local artists to induct into our BRC Hall of Fame. This year one of our inductees is the Premiers. See for more info.

4/8/08 11:11 PM  

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