Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Does anybody know anything about this record?

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?

Update: 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.

(Yes this is a rerun of the very first post on A Million Miles Away. The blog is one year old today and I still don't know anything about this record.)


Blogger Fire of lovE said...

They have some tracks on this compilation.


1/2/06 4:22 AM  
Blogger KS said...

That may be a different Premiers. I'll look into it. Thanks

1/2/06 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Premiers on BigTop are from Birmingham, AL. The group consisted of Dale Karrh, Bo Reynolds, both of whom have passed away, Howard Tennyson, Pat Thornton & Larry Graves. They had 2 releases on BigTop. "Are You Alright" Part 1 & 2 (recored live)was the other. All songs recorded in B'ham. Our record group just had our annual record show and inducted The Prmeirs into our Hall Of Fame. Howard, Pat & Larry brought a new guy to play drums and gave us a concert including, "Oogsy Moo". Very popular southeastern group during the early '60's.

21/8/08 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale Karrh of the Premiers was my Dad. He loved music and was very
talented! He passed away in 2005 but music was his passion.
Thank you for enjoying his work!

Andrea Karrh Fraser
Helena, AL

22/8/08 3:52 PM  

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