Wednesday, February 21, 2018

High Pockets and the Sun Valley Playboys on Rainbow 1086/87



High Pockets (Manuel Dickerson) and the Sun Valley Playboys - "Then We'll Be Happy" / "Boy Crazy Jane" (Rainbow 1086/87)

Not much is known about the Sun Valley Playboys, who walked into Bill Quinn's Gold Star Studio in 1955 and made this one record. They may have been from the Galveston area, as songwriter A.J. Milutin was a barber in that city. Milutin had faith in "Boy Crazy Jane." Ernie Hunter cut his own version a few years later.

Both sides of this single have been reissued, but with fake digital echo not on the original. The Soundcloud clips are taken directly from the 45 with no additional processing.

"Then We'll Be Happy"



"Boy Crazy Jane"