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Author Topic: Tary Owens' Catfish & Spindletop labels  (Read 2185 times)

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Offline Stefan Wirz

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Tary Owens' Catfish & Spindletop labels
« on: March 03, 2008, 03:07:28 AM »
In 1987 Tary Owens founded Catfish Records to release his 1965 Grey Ghost recordings and other 'field recordings'. Later on he introduced Spindletop Records to get new recordings out on the market (his last recordings were issued on the Dutch Black Magic label).
Very few infos about those early albums on the internet, always a reason for me to build a discography (of course with them gaps to be filled  ;)
Stefan

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Tary Owens' Catfish & Spindletop labels
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 09:47:45 AM »
William A Owens during one of his many "song collecting expeditions" was introduced to Grey Ghost in July 1940 playing at a Navasaota roller skating rink. There's an entire chapter devoted to Grey Ghost in Owens's third volume of autobiography "Tell Me A Story, Sing Me A Song; A Texas Chronical" (Texas UP 1983). Anyone know if Tary is related to William?
« Last Edit: March 03, 2008, 09:49:11 AM by Bunker Hill »

Offline Stefan Wirz

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Re: Tary Owens' Catfish & Spindletop labels
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 04:57:04 AM »
somewhere I read the annotation 'not related'
Stefan
« Last Edit: March 04, 2008, 05:34:33 AM by Stefan Wirz »

Offline blues4sale

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Re: Tary Owens' Catfish & Spindletop labels
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 02:47:51 PM »
this is Tary Owens with Snuff Johnson

Offline blues4sale

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Re: Tary Owens' Catfish & Spindletop labels
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 08:42:05 AM »
This is a trio recording of Mance playing electric guitar live 1965 recorded by Tary Owens
(because of a unissued recording appr. 1 minute of music and only for research available)
Goin' Down Slow mp3

Listen also to this instrumental and if you know the title of this song, please come forward.
Mance Instumental title ? mp3

Also included is the demo cd artwork only with titles for Stefan, look at his excellent Tary Owens and "Catfish"  and Mance Lipscomb discography:
Tary Owens and Catfish Records discography
Mance Lipscomb discography

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« Last Edit: February 20, 2011, 08:45:06 AM by blues4sale »

 


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