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The Rockin' South
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on 3 December 2017
Not so excellent cd one or two tracks brill
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on 28 March 2008
The National Recording Corporation of Atlanta with its various subsidiary labels was surrounded with future talent as Joe South,Ray Stevens,Tommy Roe,Ray Smith,Ric Cartey and Wayne Cochran first recorded there.Cartey would write songs with his girlfriend and Young love was the B side of his first single eventually coming to the attention of Capitol A & R man Ken Nelson who had Sonny James record it.Possibly its their most valuable copyright as the song topped the charts in the U K for Tab Hunter.Here though is a great rocker called Scratchin' on my Screen.
Wayne Cochran never reached the heights but J Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers did when they covered his "Last Kiss" in 1964.
The one who did crack the top 40 was Tony Bellus with Robbin' the Cradle-still in the business he now has a website but is forever a One Hit Wonder.
Most of the NCR acts never even bubbled under but thats the name of the game.
Incidentally Paul Peek was once one of Gene Vincent's Bluecaps while Darrell Glenn is the son of Artie Glenn of Crying in the Chapel fame which Darrell recorded.When he wrote a song for Elvis called Indescribably blue it meant Elvis had recorded a song by both father and son
So one hit and unprecedented musical failure made NRC one of the great labels
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on 24 February 2016
Very good
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