STUDIO SESSION FOR BARBARA PITTMAN AT THE MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE FOR SUN RECORDS 1956
SUN RECORDING STUDIO 706 UNION AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE SUN SESSION: SUNDAY APRIL 15, 1956 SESSION HOURS: UNKNOWN PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM C. PHILLIPS
Still very much in her teens, Barbara Ann Pittman earned her professional grounding in familiar Memphis nitespots such as the Eagles Nest and the Cotton Club. She fronted an outfit led by local drummer Clyde Leoppard and several of his sidemen were on hand when her inaugural recordings were made at 706 Union. There was little doubting what she had in mind with this title, to wit, the light soprano she'd been displaying on stage was convincingly replaced by a hot-blooded growl.
Not many Sun labels have borne the names of women. One side of Barbara Ann Pittman first Sun single (several records later appeared on Phillips International) was a conscious attempt to expand the boundaries of rockabilly to include female vocalists or, as Billboard called it, "the backshack sound, female style". Along with Janis Martin, Wanda Jackson and several others, Barbara Pittman has been dubbed a "female Elvis". She was indeed a chum of the King, but as an artist she was much more. (HD)
"VOICE OF A FOOL" - B.M.I. - 2:28 Composer: - Quinton Claunch-Bill Cantrell Publisher: - Copyright Control Matrix number: - None - Not Originally Issued Recorded: - April 15, 1956 Released: - 1985 First appearance: - Charly Records (LP) 33rpm LP 1023 mono ROCK AND ROLL PILS Reissued: - May 29, 2013 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 17313 HK-2-11 mono THE SUN ROCK BOX 1954 - 1959
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments) Barbara Pittman - Vocal and Guitar Roland Janes - Guitar Buddy Holobaugh - Guitar Marcus Van Story - Bass Smokey Joe Baugh - Piano Stan Kesler - Steel Guitar Johnny Bernero - Drums John "Ace" Cannon - Tenor Sax Bill Taylor - Trumpet
Possible Elsie Sappington - Vocal Chorus Possible Jimmy Knight - Vocal Chorus Possible Hank Byers - Vocal Chorus