The Prisonaires

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Post by wurlitzer1450 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:57 am

just walking in the rain has long been one of my fav records http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DOdqOkYjtA

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Proof that jailbirds can sing. :)

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Post by annaloog » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:28 am

Several years ago I came across a nice copy of "A Prisoner's Prayer" / "I Know" by The Prisonaires (Sun 191; 78 rpm) for $1. It's the only Sun 78 I have.

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Post by wurlitzer1450 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:06 pm

the prisonaires records are not rare, most of them are 78s, notice the article says "walking in the rain" sold a quarter million. the problem is finding them in new condition, they got played to death and tossed around.
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Post by johnnyrocket » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:32 am

Hi,

Anyone interested in the Prisonaires, should read the book, "JUST WALKIN' IN THE RAIN",by Jay Warner!

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Post by shill » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:00 am

annaloog,

I'm amazed that you only own one Sun 78, considering your location and all.

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Post by annaloog » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:49 pm

It's the fortunes of record collecting.

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Post by Heidler » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:13 pm

Yes...

And I'm " amazed " that the only BULLET-label ( ORIGINAL ) 78's I've ever found were:

2 x Tennessee ( Nashville and Hendersonville )

1 x Arkansas ( West Memphis )

2 x Mississippi ( Biloxi-Gulfport )

2 x Texas ( A pawn shop in Euless, near Fort Worth )

and MOST here in California!... x 12! ( various ) in Los Angeles

That's right, about as far away as Jim Bulliet ( BULLET ) would have ever had guessed!
( due to the pressing- distribution set-up he had out here! )

SO.... You may be " looking " in Atlanta for NRC ( and associated product ) BUT, I can ASSURE you my friend, that I can " find " and buy more NRC-label ( ORIGINAL) Records out here than an Atlanta " native "

You even may be looking in Houston for that elusive " Macy's " releases, but guess what ?
MORE records from the label were pressed out here ( Pasadena ) than ever were in Houston, the old 4-STAR ( produced and pressed ) Records are far more to be found in shops out here than were ever to be sold in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Louisiana, or Bum-Fek Egypt than what might be " available " in your " hood "

So that's a leading question, asking why annaloog couldn't ( didn't ) " score " more " Prisonaires " ( or any other ) SUN 78 rpm recordings.

I think $ 1 is a good price to pay for any SUN 78 rpm disc.

Let's see if " Spider and The Crabs " recordings are easier to get in O.K.C. than I can get them out here.

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Post by wurlitzer1450 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:16 pm

i have an original "spider and the crabs" poster from the 60s i think.
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