Friday, August 18, 2017

Mary Beth

This post is in response to an email request by the owner of the Flame Cafe's grandson, Marc.  Abe Percansky was the owner's real name, but he was also known as Abe Perkins (see bside label credit).

Marc writes:
"I grew up in the Flame the 1st 12 years of my life. I am 51 years old. It closed in 1978. It sure was a one of a kind place! Folks are still talking about it nearly 40 years after it closed."

Marc hopes to someday devote a website to the Flame Cafe and it's long storied past.  Here are a few photos for now: 

Another post from the same label: 

If anyone knows of other releases on this label, let me know.

Some more information:

Flame (3102)
Year: 1972 or 1973
Label location: Minneapolis, Mn
Pressed by: Nashville Record Productions

Your Sweet Love

You Should Live My Life

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dorsey Ray Parsons

Year: 1964
Label location:  most likely West Virginia
Pressed by: King

A Few Hot Tears

A Memory Walks The Floor

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Mountain State Gospel Trio

Vocals: Vickey Wood and David Channels

Bounty 7175
Year: 1971
Label location: Cleveland, Ohio
Pressed by:  Boddie Recordings/Pressings

One More River

In That Land

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Don Weston

Coast 9009
Year: ?
Label location: Los Angeles, Ca
Pressed by: ? (mid fifties)


Superstition Mountain

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Portraits

Song poem category
tag: Elizabeth Song and Commercial Writers, St. Paul, Minn

Year: 1963 
Label location: St. Paul, Mn
Pressed by: Kay Bank

If I Had A Picture Of You

White Orchid

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ralph Beebeau

Obituary from Star Tribune
Excerpt from another obituary:
"Ralph BeBeau was an entertainer. "Music involved Dad's entire life," said his daughter, Pamela Oettel. His band and his disc jockey gig were his passions for many years. His sequined suit, cowboy boots and large belt buckles were part of his persona. He was known as the Singing DJ to his radio audience. BeBeau died May 28 of liver cancer. He was 75.
He was heavily involved with music from the 1960s to the `80s. When he became a radio DJ, he worked for country stations KANO in Anoka, KRBI in St. Peter, WMIN in St. Paul and KTCR in Minneapolis. He also played guitar and bass and sang with his band, the Nite Riders.
The Nite Riders appeared in VFW and American Legion halls and bars across the Twin Cities area."

I couldn't find any info about any 601 bar.  Must have been a roadside joint that Dudley stopped at during his truck driving days.  Ralph's last name is mispelled here.  Correct spelling was Bebeau.  Born in 1930, died in 2005.

I've only seen two records of his, this being the other one:

Golden Wing GW3004
Year: 1962
Label location: Minneapolis, Mn
Pressed by: Kay Bank

The 601

River Of Broken Dreams

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