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Monday, November 23, 2009

Buster Pack

By Dave Sax; Dick Spottswood; Pete Kuykendall & Dick Grant

Late 1950 Johnson City, TN - Buster Pack & His Lonesome Pine Boys (Stuart Leslie “Buster” Pack [vcl/gt], Red Ratliff [mandolin], Red Cooke [banjo], Blake Stiltner [bass], James “Jimmie” Farmer [fiddle]. Producer: James Hobart “Jim” Stanton)
001 1297 A WIFE TO LOVE AND A HORSE TO PLOW Rich-R’-Tone 1004
*The four-digit numbers were arbitrarily assigned to each master to ensure that he correct labels were used. They are NOT MASTER numbers, and they were not always used
1951 Campbelsville, KY Buster Pack & His Lonesome Pine Boys (Stuart Leslie “Buster” Pack [vcl/gt], Red Ratliff [mandolin], Red Cooke [banjo], Blake Stiltner [bass], James “Jimmie” Farmer [fiddle]. Producer: James Hobart “Jim” Stanton)
003 1342 SOMEBODY ELSE STILL LOVES YOU Rich-R’-Tone 1050 2031
004 1441 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER 1050 2031/Rounder 1017, JSP JSP-7731
005 1343 INDIAN BOOGIE Rich-R’-Tone 1051 2032/Collector CLCD-2852
006 1442 I’M WAITING ‘NEATH THE PINE Rich-R’-Tone 1051 032
007 1344 STARS IN MY CROWN Rich-R’-Tone 1052 2033
008 1443 IN THE LAND OF PEACE AND LOVE 1052 2033
009 1345 JUST SAY THE WORD Rich-R’-Tone 1053 2034
010 1444 CHERISHED MEMORIES 1053 2034
* All 4 BUSTER PACK singles were reissued on RICH-R’-TONE 2031, 2032, 2033 & 2034 (45rpm.) respectively. These labels mention a LP release on RICH-R’-TONE LP-8113. * RICH-R’TONE 1050, 1051, 1052 & 1053 were re-pressed several times and may appear with WHITE, MAROON or BLUE labels. * The Billboard edition of 30th August 1952 stated that JIM STANTON had recently amalgamated ACME & RICH-R’- TONE and reports that PEE WEE LAMBERT previously with the STANLEY BROTHERS had formed his own unit, The PINE RIDGE BOYS at WTN, Huntington, W.Va. JIM EANES and LITTLE DAVID RUTHERFORD (Miami) have all signed with STANTON. SOURCE: RICH-‘R-TONE, MUTUAL, AND BLUE RIDGE : HISTORY AND INVENTORIES - Bluegrass Unlimited Vol.39, #8 - February 2005.

Rich-R-Tone (1950-51)
1004 A Wife To Love And A Horse To Plow / Honey, Won’t You Tell Me Please - (reissued on Rich-R-Tone 45 RPM 2030)
1050 Somebody Else Still Loves You / Better Late Than Never - (reissued on Rich-R-Tone 45 RPM 2031)
1051 Indian Boogie / I’m Waiting ‘Neath The Pine - (reissued on Rich-R-Tone 45 RPM 2032)
1052 Stars In My Crown / In The Land Of Peace And Love - (reissued on Rich-R-Tone 45 RPM 2033)
1053 Just Say The Word / Cherished Memories - (reissued on Rich-R-Tone 45 RPM 2034)

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