Almost exactly one year ago, in what I believe was my first regularly scheduled post here (after being part of the 365 days project), I wrote about a beloved 45 RPM from my collection, "Beggar or a Clown" b/w "I Am a Loser" by Pinky Pinkston and the Dixie Drifters. This post resulted in a reply from Don Juan Blanco, who wrote of owning another Pinky Pinkston record, and I excitedly e-mailed him.
Several months later (due to my lazy e-mailing habits), I had, thanks to Don Juan, a collection of five further Pinky Pinkston songs, each of them a masterpiece in its own way, and with his permission, I am sharing all seven of the Pinkston tracks w everyone here.
First off is a re-posting of both sides of the single from my collection, which is also pictured above. I've already written about this record during my previous posting about this artist.
Next up is both sides of a single on the Air Records label, on which the artist is identified as Jos. L. Pinkston and Orchestra. Air was generally speaking a song-poem outfit, but clearly branched off into vanity work from time to time, based on this record's existence. Listeners might be able to discern some...let's call them subtle similarities... between the songs on either side of this single: "I Lost My Baby" and "My Antique Girl".
The next song, "The Fisherman", is quite a bit more energetic, and it comes from a long out-of-print vinyl compilation album, with no further information regarding its source.
Finally, both sides of a single on the American Label, out of Nashville, 'Don't Lock Me Out of Your Heart" and "Why Do You Pass Me By?", the second of which features some particularly questionable musicianship.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Many thanks to Don Juan Blanco for sharing them with me, and for allowing me to post them here.