The Bowman Brothers
"With The Velvety Modern Touch"
The original 1956 LP release
+ their complete 45 rpm output
+ 7 unreleased tracks *
28 tracks off the original master tapes
along with 16 page pdf booklet
Lubbock vocal trio "The Bowman
Brothers" met the Norman Petty Trio during local performances and became
After helping Norman during the construction of his new 1313 7th Street Studio in Clovis,
Norman offered to record a full album on the group to return the favor.
Recorded during one evening in August 1956, they are backed by the smooth sounds of the Clyde Hankins Quartet.
"With The Velvety Modern Touch" was the first album issued on Norman Petty's Nor-Va-Jak label.
Pressed in a small quantity, copies on today's market sell in the $100 range.
The popular "Hey Punkin'" backed by the Norman Petty Trio is featured from 1958,
and with the surge of group names becoming popular in the early '60s,
Norman suggested a trendy recording name change to simply "The Bowmen" featuring backing by The Fireballs.
He successfully shopped their new recordings to Dot Records for 3 more 45 releases
before the brothers began to pursue non-musical interests.
All tracks are presented here in crystal clear audio off the vintage master tapes.
280 MB size zip file
want to thank you, Shawn, for all you have done to preserve the legacy of The
It has been a joy to re-live the moments we spent doing what we loved so much" ~ Dee Bowman