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Black & Wyatt Records (USA)

Single (7")

BW 111407
 BLACK & WYATT
HEATHENS, THE - STEADY GIRL
Saturday, December 8th, 1956: Four days after Elvis, Carl, Johnny, and Jerry Lee recorded the 'Million Dollar Quartet Session', five East High School students known as The Heathens (named after 15 year-old lead singer Colin Heath) entered Sun Studio to record a song he had written with a female classmate (and rhythm guitar player) Kaye Garren called "Steady Girl". Classmen Roger Fakes played lead guitar and Joe Bauer (later of The Youngbloods) played drums. David Gibson played piano on one of two takes. Sam Phillips was probably not there that day, so it is likely that Jack Clement or Marion Keisker produced the session, but there's no way to ever know for certain. Both takes were cut straight to a 78 rpm acetate disc (live with no overdubs and no mixing) as these teenagers banged away inside Sun Studio on that weekend afternoon. When the smoke cleared, both takes of "Steady Girl" were too raw even by Sun Records standards, so the Heathens were never called back and the lacquer master remained unheard. Sixty-three years later, it's easy to wax romantic about a lost and primitive rock & roll recording, but considering the time, place, energy, and innocence, I've never heard anything like this before. I consider this record to be the first garage rock recording of all time. - Frank Bruno


TRACKLISTING:  01. STEADY GIRL (VERSION 1) (2:14) 02. STEADY GIRL (VERSION 2) (2:17)
7"
Garage
02/07/2019
   6.50
              USD
BW 111412
 BLACK & WYATT
 0160038529369
MONTEROSSO, MARIO - STEADY GIRL
On July 8, 1954 Dewey Phillips introduced Elvis to Memphis (and subsequently the world) when he played "That's Alright (Mamma)" during his Red, Hot and Blue show on radio station WHBQ broadcasting from the Chisca Hotel. Sixty-five years later to the day, Mario Monterosso entered the hallowed space of Sun Studio to record "Steady Girl" and "Waiting for a Beer" for Black & Wyatt Records. Mario (lead vocals and lead guitar) was accompanied by Steve Clark (upright bass) and Aaron Mlasko (drums). Rob Haynes played piano on "Waiting for a Beer." This 7" record covers "Steady Girl" which was recorded in 1956 at Memphis Recording Service (Sun Studio). The B-side is "Waiting for a Beer" written and performed by Mario. The record will be released on January 17, 2020 with a release show that evening at 8:00 PM at Hernando's Hideaway.


TRACKLISTING:  01. STEADY GIRL 02. WAITING FOR A BEER
7"
Psychobilly/Rockabilly
01/17/2020
   6.50
              USD

LP (Album)

FLS 111406
 BLACK & WYATT
FINGERS LIKE SATURN - FINGERS LIKE SATURN
Fingers Like Saturn were a Memphis rock & roll band that performed and recorded from 2006-2008. Band members were George Cole (Distemper, Pig Star, Rockroaches), Steve Selvidge (Bash & Pop, Big Ass Truck, Sons of Mud Boy), Suzi Hendrix (Viva L'American Deathray Music), Shelby Bryant (The Clears, Cloud Wow Music), Jonathan Kirkscey (Mouse Rocket, Memphis Symphony) Mike McCarthy (Distemper, Nehilistics) and singer Cori Dials (The Splints, Cigarette Girl-movie). The 8 tracks on the record were recorded at Sun Studio and Steve Selvidge's home studio. The record has glam-rock influences with all songs written by Mike McCarthy. Satnin' is about Elvis' mother Gladys and his still-born brother, Jesse.


TRACKLISTING:  01. HEAVEN (3:08) 02. SATNIN' (PINE BOX LULLABY) (4:16) 03. END OF A KNIFE (TUPELOWIE) (2:42) 04. EIGHTEEN WITH A BULLET (4:08) 05. BLACK RAY OF SUNSHINE (4:04) 06. CANDY'S DEAD (3:33) 07. ALL AGES SHOW (3:40) 08. GLAM LIES (4:16)
LP
Garage
10/25/2018
  10.50
              USD
BW 111408
 BLACK & WYATT
 0600385291217
OBLIVIAN, JACK - & THE DREAM KILLERS - LOST WEEKEND
Lost Weekend is Jack Oblivian's 8th solo album and is mostly comprised of early versions of Jack's songs and instrumentals as they were recorded in his apartment. Jack talks about how the record came about in a recent interview with Memphis filmmaker, Mike McCarthy: Mike: What is the history of the songs and how do they break down on previous releases? Jack: In the past years around 2009 or 10 or something like that I wanted to make a mix tape as a cassette release and call it "After Party." I wanted to record an 8-track tape of songs also as a sort of alternative. The whole concept was anything that was recorded in the apartment where I live now - and have been living for a long time - whether it was me playing on it or not. Usually I am playing on everything. That was the ultimate thing and out of that idea I ended up making a cassette of the music I did. Three years ago, I pressed-up 200 cassettes of almost an hour long set with just these random instrumentals and songs that ended up being on other records somewhere. Ultimately, I narrowed the "LOST WEEKEND" LP down to the better stuff from the tape. I cut out a lot of stuff that was really noisy. Mike: You live in your studio? Jack: Yep, I live there. The tape's always rolling.


TRACKLISTING:  01. CRO2 02. SCARLA 03. LA CHARRA 04. CIGARRILLO 05. GIRL ON THE BEACH 06. STICK TO ME 07. DREAM KILLER 08. GUIDO GOES TO MEMPHIS 09. LONE RANGER OF LOVE 10. BOY IN A BUBBLE 11. GOOD TIME BAD GIRL 12. SWEET THANG 13. SABINE 14. BANK GUN JAIL 15. CIGARRILLO 2 16. LOOSE DIAMONDS
LP
Garage
04/17/2019
  13.50
              USD
BW 111410
 BLACK & WYATT
 0600385290418
OPOSSUMS - OPOSSUMS
Formed during the summer of 2018, Opossums is the brainchild of Patrick Jordan (Vocals, Guitar). The band was created to put a new spin on Jordan's previously released lo-fi home 4-track recordings. To do so, Mississippi transplants Jesse Mansfield (Bass, Production) and Liv Hernandez (Drums) were recruited to give the songs a more immediate "live" feel. To date, they have released two mini albums of punchy, concise "garage pop" songs and one full length LP on Memphis based label Black & Wyatt Records collecting their favorite cuts from the two. The long history of Memphis power pop, punk rock, and garage rock is a pronounced influence on their music, as well as British Invasion, 60's psych nuggets, and breakneck English punk rock. They cut to the chase by plugging straight in, recording live to tape at home, minimizing overdubs, and keeping songs relatively unembellished. They are currently touring around the southeast region of the country. Initial pressing limited to 300 copies.


TRACKLISTING:  01. REACHING OUT 02. LOVE MACHINE 03. HANGIN' AROUND 04. LEFT IN THE GROUND 05. WORRIED 06. SHARP CHEDDAR 07. GOT ONE 08. SHORT NOTICE 09. RHYME AND PUNISHMENT 10. WON'T BE HERE 11. THE TRUTH 12. PROMISES
LP
Alternative Rock
07/26/2019
  13.00
              USD
BW 111409
 BLACK & WYATT
 0600385291118
TOY TRUCKS - ROCKETS BELLS AND POETRY
Jeremy Scott wrote all but one of the songs and does lead vocals and guitar.. He was bass player for the original Reigning Sounds. The Toy Trucks are collectively 180+ years old and are fueled by equal parts cheap beer, cheap thrills and Cheap Trick. Over the band's multi-year existence, songwriter/leader Jeremy Scott (ex-Reigning Sound) has developed an "anything but another crappy love song" ethos which has resulted in the songs on the band's first full-length, Rockets Bells and Poetry. ("We stole the title from Mama Cass Elliott," Scott explains.) Over the course of said album, the band (Scott, guitarist Dylan Cranmer, bassist Ryno Hanson and drummer Steve Barnat) prove conversant with, among other things, Rascals-like blue-eyed grooves (Don't Be So Easy), grisly true crime balladry (57 Bayview), updated Del Shannonesque psychodrama (Hot Tears) and honest flat out rock and roll (I'm on the Dish But I Ain't No Rag). As both a stand-alone statement and a teaser for the band's revved up live show, Rockets Bells and Poetry should satisfy anyone's rock/garage/power-pop itch quite nicely.


TRACKLISTING:  01. I'M ON THE DISH BUT I AIN'T NO RAG 02. BLOOD IN THE SAND 03. DON'T BE SO EASY 04. 57 BAYVIEW 05. QUESTIONS 06. CDB 07. HOT TEARS 08. SHOW YOU LOVE 09. REVERSO DESTRUCTO 10. CAPTAIN REMO 11. SCHOOLBUS
LP
Alternative Rock
09/06/2019
  13.50
              USD