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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wayne Handy

*14-05-1935 Eden, NC
by Praguefrank
ca September 1957 Durham, NC – Wayne Handy,* with The King Sisters (Jim Thornton and His Band, prob. Boots Randolph [sax])
001 H8OW-2372 SAY YEAH Renown 102 Trend 30-006
002 H8OW-2373 COULD IT BE*  Renown 102
24 February 1958 Durham, NC – Wayne Handy (Wayne Handy [vcl], Billy Joe Austin [sax] + unknown musicians)
003 K 2558 BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW  Renown 104 Trend 30-006/BCD 15971
004 DON’T BE UNFAIR Renown 104
ca Spring 1959 Durham, NC – Wayne Handy (Wayne Handy [vcl], + The Melody Masters)
005 3992 I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME Renown RA107
006 3993 PROBLEM CHILD Renown RA107
007 K 2767 I THINK YOU OUGHTA LOOK AGAIN Trend 30-015/BCD 15971
008 SEMINOLE ROCK’N’ROLL  Trend 30-015
1960 unknown – Wayne Handy
009 YOU’LL NEVER BE MINE Parkway 812
010 SO MUCH TO REMEMBER  Parkway 812
ca June 1961 unknown – Wayne Handy
011 PAIN RELIEVER Dial 3001

Renown (1957-59)
XY102 Say Yeah / Could It Be – 57
104 Betcha Didn’t Know / Don’t Be Unfair - 58
Trend 30-006 Betcha Didn’t Know / Say Yeah – 58
RA107 Problem Child / I’ll Never Be The Same – 02-59 (rev. Feb. 23)
Trend 30-015 I Think You Oughta Look Again / Seminole Rock’n’Roll - 59
Parkway (1960)
812 You’ll Never Be Mine / So Much To Remember - 60
Dial (1961)
3001 Pain Reliever / Conscience Let Me Go - 61


  1. Wayne Handy had one more release on Renown. It is a remake of two past releases, So Much To Remember and I Think You Oughta Look Again on Renown 1014. They were recorded in Nashville and also feature Boots Randolph and the Anita Kerr Singers. He also had a release on The JCP label from Raleigh, North Carolina as a duet with Harold Langdon (who recorded Lyndon's Great Society as Lucky Landy). It is a remake of his song Pain Reliever backed with Same Name by Handy and Landy on JCP 1048.

  2. My father, Bill Joe Austin, played tenor sax on Wayne Handy’s recording of Say Yeah. He said the other musicians were Bill Collins, lead guitar; Gerald Young, rhythm guitar; Rayvon Love, piano; Hayden Ivey, bass; and Bob Mitchell, drums. Great rockabilly!



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