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This page rounds up links to various pages featuring the miscellaneous Atlanta-related records that are included on the website.  All songs are MP3's.  Click on any of the record labels or linked text to access the page where you'll find MP3s.





Thomas & Turpin give the Beach Boys' classic California Girls a local twist.  The Marietta gals are the trophy winners in this one.

 

Who are Wayne, Pat & Keith and where are they now?  I have no idea, but perhaps someone reading this does.  Where ever they may now be, I'd like to tip my cap to them for this fuzz-drenched country gospel rocker recorded in the early 1970s.  At least that's when I think it was recorded. If you know, get in touch.

 



Here's Don't Knock Elvis, a 1959 Elvis Presley tribute 45 by Felton Jarvis who would go on to produce Elvis' records for RCA between the years 1966 and 1977.
 

Billy Johnson's The Battle Of Kennesaw is based on the famous Civil War battle that took place on June 27, 1864.

 

Ramblin' Red Bailey's Eight Weeks In A Bar Room is a woozy ode to alcoholism triggered by a shattered relationship.  Red released at least a handful country of 45s on local labels in the 1960s and this is one of his best.

 

This topical song about the horrible fire at the Winecoff Hotel on 12/7/46 was recorded by Lee Roy Abernathy with the Homeland Harmony Quartet, featuring a vocal solo by C. M. (Shorty) Bradford

 

In 1980, Elliott, Walter and Bennett released The Twelve Days Of An Atlanta Falcons Christmas.  Like Steve Carlisle (below), the record predicted Super Bowl success for the Falcons in the upcoming season. 

 

Steve Carlisle released his Falcon Fever 45rpm record in 1979.  Like sports fans everywhere, he made ridiculously  optimistic predictions about his team's chances in the upcoming season.

 

In late 1973, as Hank Aaron was closing in on Babe Ruth's home run record, Detroit Tigers pitcher Bill Slayback released this tribute to Hammering Hank.   Slayback wrote the music and the lyrics were penned by legendary Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell, a one-time Atlantan who, in the 1940s, had announced Atlanta Crackers games on WSB radio.

 

This promotional record, heralding the business acumen of Turner Broadcasting CEO Ted Turner, was released in 1982.

 

In 1970, a Savannah singer and songwriter named  Reuben Ware released a topical 45 about Governor Lester Maddox's attempts to put a stop to a notorious speed trap in the south Georgia town of Ludowici.

Click here for more information (way more information!) and to access the MP3.

 

Paul Wilson's Hippie Invasion is a song about the countercultural tsunami that swept over the tiny town of Byron, Georgia in 1970 when the Atlanta International Pop Festival came to town.

Click here for more information and to access the MP3.

 

The other side of this Paul Wilson record, released on the Country Town label, revolves around the US Army's plan to ship poison nerve gas from a depot in Anniston, Alabama through the heart of Georgia and ultimately to North Carolina.

Click here for more information and to access the MP3.

 

The Frantics recorded this two-sided rocker sometime around 1966 or so, if I had to guess.  The band's label ("Pic") was located at 1199 Arbor Vista Drive NE, not too far from the Toco Hill Shopping Center.

 

Silver Comet  -  Clay Long and His Dixie Boys with vocal by Joy Beatty

 

The Spirit Of Atlanta  -  Buttermilk Bottom

 

George Burton  -  Yobyalp Part 1 and Yobyalp Part 2

 

Officer Don  -  Ooey Gooey

 

 

Piano (Dr. Feelgood) Red  -  Underground Atlanta  

 

Atlanta, My Hometown  -  this MP3 can be played from the site's home page.

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