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Stan Lewis (5th July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:50 pm
by john poole
Stan Lewis - born 5th July, 1927 (Shreveport, Louisiana) - owner of Jewel / Paula / Ronn records. Two examples from the catalogue -

Toussaint McCall - 'Nothing Takes The Place of You' (1967) - a big R&B hit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRY_-z_22XA

Stanley Winston - 'No Ghettos in America' (1970) - sold fewer copies, but subsequently a favourite on John Peel & Andy Kershaw's radio shows; in fact the only version on YouTube is taken from a Peel tribute radio show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrWNYYzynKs

http://louisianamusichalloffame.org/con ... ew/108/127

Re: Stan Lewis (5th July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:43 pm
by Alan Balfour
Charlie was an early champion of Stan Lewis and his Jewel/Paula/Ronn enterprises. Somewhere hereabout is a topic devoted to CG's 'Blues From The Bayou' Pye International compilation.

Re: Stan Lewis (5th July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:08 pm
by john poole
Alan Balfour wrote:Charlie was an early champion of Stan Lewis and his Jewel/Paula/Ronn enterprises. Somewhere hereabout is a topic devoted to CG's 'Blues From The Bayou' Pye International compilation.


Thanks Alan. Here it is -
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=8558

I have to admit that I don't remember that LP at all - presumably it must have been one of the first (or even the first?) albums that Charlie compiled. The first Stan Lewis compilations I remember seeing were on Charly in the early 80s.

Re: Stan Lewis (5th July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:27 pm
by Alan Balfour
john poole wrote:I have to admit that I don't remember that LP at all - presumably it must have been one of the first (or even the first?) albums that Charlie compiled. The first Stan Lewis compilations I remember seeing were on Charly in the early 80s.
I think it was the first and hot on its heels the following year was 'Sound Of The City/New Orleans, Where Rock 'n' Roll Began' (United Artists UAS 29215) to coincide with UK publication of said book.

Re: Stan Lewis (5th July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:37 pm
by Alan Balfour
john poole wrote:The first Stan Lewis compilations I remember seeing were on Charly in the early 80s.
Good memory. Yep, under the "co-ordination" of Bob Fisher who in 1986 got me to cobble together an 18 track Lightnin' Hopkins Jewel compilation. For some reason Charly cut it down to 16 but failed to amend my notes which referred to "these eighteen titles". Unfortunately, this didn't escape the eagle eye of one reviewer....

Re: Stan Lewis (5th July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:38 pm
by john poole
I remember buying the 'Sound of the City' LP.

Going back to Stan Lewis, there is a very cheap compilation now available (I think it's a repackage of an old box set).
http://www.play.com/Music/CD/-/27/30/-/ ... type=genre

Re: Stan Lewis (5th July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:08 pm
by Alan Balfour
john poole wrote:Going back to Stan Lewis, there is a very cheap compilation now available (I think it's a repackage of an old box set).
Indeed it is - Capricorn Records Presents: The Jewel/Paula Records Story [9 42014-2]. A 1993 box set which cost me an effing fortune. Still, I have enjoyed 17 years of listening pleasure, so must not complain.

Re: Stan Lewis (5th July Birthday)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:25 am
by john poole
Stan is 90 today.

Filmed talking about 'Susie-Q', produced by Stan for Dale Hawkins - some may not totally accept his story of how the song (credited to Dale, Stan, and Eleanor Broadwater - the wife of DJ Gene Nobles) was written ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kePqnwkniG0&t=23s

Bobby Charles - 'Everybody's Laughing' - the first release on the Jewel label formed by Stan in 1964 - numbered 728 after his address on 728 Texas Street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOuDGxo7zGY

The Carter Brothers - 'Southern Country Boy' (1965) - the first hit (#21 r&b) on Jewel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7So_YnAumU
Roman Carter - lead vocal; with his brothers, Albert &Jerry. Their recording of 'Booze in the Bottle' has been featured on SotW in the past.
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-cart ... /biography

Stan subsequently formed Paula Records (pop) & Ronn (soul); with blues & gospel releases continuing on Jewel
http://www.bsnpubs.com/gulfcoast/jewel-paulastory.html


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