Sunday, September 01, 2013

Record #0485: Drugstore Rock and Roll / Will You, Willyum – JANIS MARTIN

RCA Victor 47-6491 (original) USA, Apr. 1956
Words & Music bySide AJanis Martin; Side B – Carl Barefoot, Carl Stutz
Musicians: Janis Martin (vocals), Chet Atkins (lead guitar), Grady Martin (rhythm guitar), Floyd Cramer (piano), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Chet Atkins and/or Steve Sholes at RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN, Mar. 8, 1956 (7 pm - 10 pm)
Highest chart positions:  US #35

Here's the 15-year-old Janis Martin backed by the Nashville A-Team. RCA billed her as "The Female Elvis". While that may be kind of silly, she did have a great big voice - especially for a girl of that age.

The session also included songs "One More Year To Go" (released as the flip of her next single, "Ooby Dooby", RCA 47-6560) and "Let's Elope, Baby" (the A-side of her 4th single, RCA 47-6744).

Carl Stutz co-wrote "Little Things Mean a Lot", which was a US #1 hit for Kitty Allen in 1954.

List price:  Very Good+ is $20, Near Mint is $40

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