Lost B.B. King Master Recordings Found!

 
This is a history that began in July 1949 when B.B. King recorded four sides for Bullet Records in Nashville.  Miss Martha King was his very first track and was  about his wife. Cashbox didn't review the song but Billboard did in a  unflattering way writing "A low down heavy beat keeps that blues shouting ballad from dying".


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Ben E King: R&B legend dies at 76



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Lynn Anderson Dead at 67


Country Legend Lynn Anderson has died at the age of 67 from Cardiac arrest according to a spokesman at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville today July 31,2015.
Born in North Dakota in 1947 she was also the daughter of another country female songwriter/artist Liz Anderson.  She began singing at the age of 6 and was a regular on the Lawrence Welk Show from 1968.  She really admired her fellow North Dakotan in giving her a chance to bring country music mainstream through his show.
Her career spanned three decades. She signed with Slim Williamson in 1966 on Chart Records which became one of the biggest independent labels at that time.  Her first recording in 1966 was Ride, Ride Ride.  The Chart records run was more country oriented and my personal favorite period of Lynn's career.  She had a total of 17 Chart Records Hits in Cashbox including top five hits with If I Kiss You(Would you Go Away), Promises Promises, That's A No No, Stay There Till I Get There and new top 20 hits with Rocky Top and Hank Snow's I've Been Everywhere.
She left Chart Records in 1970 and signed with Columbia Records. By then, a Pop Audience as well as her Country audience began to emerge for Lynn and she became a superstar overnight.  She played for four U.S. presidents and garnered four number 1 songs with her biggest hit Rose Garden, You're My Man, Keep Me In Mind and What A Man My Man Is.
Her last top 10 was a duet with Gary Morris in 1983 You're Welcome To Tonight. She also had a Top 20 mother-daughter hit in 1968 on RCA with Mother May I.  In all she garnered a total of 60 Cashbox hits.
I met Lynn in Nashville in the late 80's through Justin Tubb.  She was quite a lady.  What I admired about Lynn was her demeanor.  She took no prisoners. She would give the hierarchy in Nashville her opinion wether you wanted to listen or not. She made some heads spin but she told it like it was.  RIP Lynn
Bruce Elrod
Cashbox

Marcia Hillman sat down with CASHBOX for a discussion about her career, her work as a CASHBOX employee in the 50's and Her love of Jazz. Give it a listen here.

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