NORMAN PETTY STUDIO PRODUCTIONS
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MAC, BOBBY  (Robert McDermott)

  • Butterflies & Bald Eagles / When I'm With You (unreleased) [rec. 11/20/1959]

MACE, TIM

  • [rec. 10/1973]

MARKS, BUD    (Clovis, NM)  local church choir director

  • Jesus Is Always There (acetate) [rec. 10/20/1954]

MARLOWE, JOHN 

  • Treat Me Right Tonight / Some Money / With Me Tonight (unreleased)

MARTINEZ, TONY  (Jose Antonio Martinez from Tucumcari, NM)  Creations: Bernie Lucas (guitar), Phil Romero (bass), Robbie Martinez (drums)

  • [rec. 04/10/1962]

  • Hungry Hungry Hungry / Babe Don't Lie / We Know How To Do It / There Are No People Left (unreleased) [1965] and "The Creations"

  • I've Gotta Find A Way (unreleased) [rec. 02/14/1966]

  • Someone Who Cares / Can't Forget My Wrong (unreleased) [rec. 05/20/1966]

  • Sweet Bananas / It Will Take A Little Time (Shag SS 5795) [rec. 09/22/1973]

  • Miss Mercy / Rhonda & Me / Your Memory's All Over Me / Revelations / Who Do You Look For / Half As Kind / Prayer / I'm Alright, I'm OK / In The Churchyard / It Would Take More (unreleased) [rec. 09/28/1975]

MAULE, BRAD     (George Bradley Maule - Rotan, TX) 

  • Barn Dance / I've Got The Blues For You Again / I Close My Eyes / Rave On / Living My Life Through You / Nickels & Dimes
    Not Gonna Say I'm Sorry Anymore / Raining On The Ocean / New Song For Our Old Love / Perfect Pair / Dose Of Cliche / Hello Breeze (unreleased LP) [rec. 02 & 03/1981]

  • The Way The Cookie Crumbles / Strong Girls / The Day The Last Cowboy Died / Bandit / Country Mood / Singing The Signs / More Than A Painting / A Never Ending Lie / Push Comes To Shove (unreleased) [rec. 05/1980 - 01/1981]

  • "Living It Up" CD (CMG Records) produced by Billy Stull, recorded at downtown theatre [rel. 1991]
    All Good Years / Cut Me, I Bleed Country / I'm Goin' Rodeo / Living It Up / Momma Blue / Raining On The Ocean / Rodeo / Say Hello To Goodbye / It Takes One To Know One / You're Still Wrong

MAYFIELD BROTHERS  (Dawn, TX)  (Edd, Smokey & Herb Mayfield)  

  • Orange Blossom Special / Down The Highway Of Sorrow  (acetate) [rec. 02/28/1953]

  • Poison Love / The Old Hometown / Mother Was Called Away / Why You Go Don't Write To Me / Lonely Heart Blues / Pardon My Whiskers While I Kiss You Goodnight [rec. 1955-1956]
McCORMACK, KEITH   (Plainview, TX - member of String-A-Longs / Keith & Kay / Ka-Band / aka Mickey Boyd / aka Bryan Keith) 

  • Earnest T. Woods / You Don't Have To Go / Girl, I've Got To Leave / Dreams In A Boxcar / This Little House / Like All The Others / Mary Ann Thomas
    Natural Born Ways / Too Far Gone / You're Two-Timin' Me / Goin' Away / The Woman Who's Making My Day / Leave It Up To Me / My Lost & Lonely World
    (unreleased album produced by George Tomsco) [rec. 06/1969]

  • Sugar Shack / I'll Be There (unreleased) [rec. 05/28/1970]

McDONALD, JERRY 

  • True Love, Deep Love / Am I A Fool (Fernwood 123) [rec. 03/09/1960]

McKINNEY, RICKY  (Richard Earl McKinney - became a residential contractor in Roswell, NM for over 30 years) 

  • Fool Who Cares / Washday Blues (Mystic 0528/9) [rec. 09/22/1957, rel. 1958]


  • That'll Be Alright! / Jitterbuggin' (unreleased) [rec. 09/12/1958]

MEAD, MONTIE   (from Odessa, TX)  developed polio at a young age, became a speech therapist before passing away at age 43 in 1981. 

  • The Jelly Bean King / Cape Canaveral (Fortune 1001) (backed by Jack C.Smith (guitar), J.I Allison (drums), Vi Petty (piano) [rec. 07/19/1959]


  • She's Gone Away / Please Stop And Listen  (King 5848) [1963]

MEADORS, JOHN KEVIN   (Amarillo, TX) 

  • Everyday / Goin' Away / Sugar Shack / Not Fade Away (unreleased) [rec. 02/07 & 03/03/1979]

  • Peggy Sue / I Just Received A Letter  (Sound Of Clovis 2) [1979]

MEEK, MARY ELLA   (Pecos, TX) 

  • My Heart Is Free / It Hurts / More Than Anything / Here For The Taking / Change / Love's Made A Fool Of You / Second Hand Woman (unreleased) [rec. 12/1979]

MEEKS, HAROLD    steel guitarist/country singer from Texas 

  • A Brand New Tear / You're Everything To Me (unreleased) [rec. 1964]

MENCH, PAUL TRIO    pianist Paul Muench was from Albuquerque, NM

  • 2 instrumental tracks (unreleased) [rec. 12/01/1958]

  • Josephine / Whispering  (New Mex 1001) [rec. 11/29/1959, rel. 02/1960]

MERCER, THELMA   (Cleveland, TX)

  • All American Girl / Trinity River Home Sweet Home

MERINO'S MEN  (aka Merino Costa Quartette)  Norman engineered this session in Antwerp, Belgium for producer Jan Meeusen

  • Granada / Watching The Girls / Maria Cristina / Night & Day / Quando Quando / I'll Come [rec. 10/30/1964]

  • Granada / Watching The Girls (Cardinal 3025, Belgium) [rel. 1965]
     

  • Maria Cristina / Night And Day (Cardinal 3050, Belgium) [rel. 1967]
     

  • Granada / I'll Come / Maria Cristina appear on "Evergreens For Dancing" LP (Supreme 1001, Belgium)

MERONEY, SAM   issued using the Nor-Va-Jak name in the late '80s, not a Norman Petty production

  • We Want You To Know / The Pines Stay Green (Nor-Va-Jak 1329)

MILLER, CLYDE & Sunshine Valley Boys  (Clovis, NM)

  • Blackberry Boogie / I'll Be Lucky Someday + 2 instrumentals (unreleased) [rec. 10/1954]

MINUTE MEN   (Hialeah, FL)  Terry Wetzel (lead guitar / lead vocal on "Too Much To Pay", backup vocals), Don Wetzel (lead vocal / rhythm guitar), Wayne Bain (bass, backup vocals) along with Doug Roberts on drums (Fireballs) and Vi Petty (vibraphone / piano) 

  • World Outside / Baby, I'm Over You - released in Holland (CBS 1.928) [rec. 01/25/1965, rel. 09/1965]
     

  • Too Much To Pay (For A Broken Heart) / Would You Believe It / I Wish That He Were Me (unreleased from above session)

MITCHELL, STU   (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)  multi-instrumentalist, singer and drummer with Wes Dakus' Rebels, became frequent Petty session drummer, also see "The Preachers"  

  • Wildcat / Drum Folk  (Canadian Capitol 72307 & Frankie 106 in Belgium (same # for Frankie "Jukebox Series") with Doug Roberts of The Fireballs [rec. 01/26/1966]
         

  • Say I Am (What I Am) / Bo Diddley  (Canadian Capitol 72361) [rec. 01/26/1966]

  • Acid / Casting My Spell (Kapp 829 & Germany: Ariola 19624) [rel. 06/1967]

     
  • She's A Woman / We Once Had It All / Why Did I Want To Be Free / Without You [rec. 08/03/1969]

  • A Nice Young Girl From Houston / Just A Doggone Fool / Sunday [rec. 11/12-27/1969]

  • Warm Alberta Rain / Broken Ferris Wheel / Gutter Bound (unreleased) [rec. 09/04-09/1970]

  • A Nice Young Girl From Houston / Without You (Canadian Capitol 2937) [rel. 11/1970]


  • We Once Had It All / Just A Doggone Fool (Canada Capitol 72647) [rel. 06/1971]


  • Funny Situation / The Fool Who Lives In Me / We've Come A Long Way (unreleased) [rec. 12/05/1971] 

MOLLY    (Calgary, Alberta)   Bill Stables (lead vocals), Ross Barrett (keyboards), Doug Macaskill (guitar), David Wilson (drums), Rick Nelson (bass, vocals *)

  • Don't You Feel Like Cryin'? / Don't Ever / I Looked, I Laughed, I Cried * / Sunshine (unreleased) [rec. 08/23/1974]

MONOCLES    (Greeley, CO)  Don Hirschfield, Rick Hull, Jon Floth, Robb Casseday, Kevin McIlhenny 

  • Let Your Lovin' Grow / You Don't Know (unreleased) [rec. 12/20/1965]

MONTANO, GOLDIE  (Aurelio Montano of Clovis, NM)  

  • You Had A Reason / Go Ahead & Live Your Life [rec. 10/1972]

MONTGOMERY, BOB  (Lampasas/Lubbock, TX) 

  • Taste Of The Blues / Because I Love You (Brunswick 55157 USA & Canada, Coral 93 320 Germany) [rec. 06/10/1958, rel. 11/1959]
       

  • Down The Line (unreleased) [rec. 06/10/1958]

  • The Ways Of A Fool / That'll Be Alright (unreleased) [rec. 1958]   

MORFOMEN  (Espanola, NM)  Dave Rarick, Rudy Maestas, Anthony Martinez, Danny Gavurnick, Ed Valdez
Record was funded by owner of the Tewa Lodge in Albuquerque who had live entertainment in the lounge.

  • When Wisemen Cry (lead vocal: Daniel Gavurnik) / Write Me A Letter (lead vocal: Dave Rarick) (Tewa 1001) ["Wisemen" rec. 11/27/1969, "Write Me" rec. 01/03/1970, rel. 03/1970]

MORRIE, TINY   (Amador ("Morrie") Sanchez brother of Al "Hurricane" Sanchez & "Baby Gaby" Sanchez from Albuquerque, NM. Played rhythm guitar in "The Night Rockers") 

  • Everybody Rocks / After I Had Gone (Hurricane 2) [rec. 09/04/1958]


  • Until The End Of Time / I'm A Mean Man (Hurricane 1759) [rec. 04/28/1959]


  • No One Will Take Your Place (unreleased) [rec. 04/28/1959]

  • Those Little Love Words / My Lonely Heart ("MLH" on "Lonely Letters" LP) [rec. 03/06/1960]

  • That's The Way That You Are (unreleased) [rec. 03/04/1961]

  • Twistin' Boy / La Bamba (Hurricane 1716) [rec. 03/31/1962]


  • Don't Take Advantage / I Love You! (Indeed I Do) (Hurricane 1763) [rec. 10/07/1962]


  • The Choo Choo / Maria Cristina (Challenge (59210 / 9210) [rec. 08/18/1963, rel. 10/63]
     

  • The Beetle & The Spider / Let's Talk It Over (Hurricane 1937) [rec. 02/16/1964]


  • Ring Telephone Ring / On The Sidelines Looking On [rec.08/08/1964]

  • La Bamba / Until The End Of Time (Hurricane 6977)


  • Another Lonely Letter (I'll Always Love You) / Otra Carta Triste (A-side in Spanish) (Hurricane 7007) [rec. 04/12/1969, rel. 06/1969]


  • After I Had Gone / Don’t Take Advantage (Hurricane 7011) [rel. 1969]


  • Your Jealous Ways / Porque Eres Tan Celosa (English & Spanish versions) (Hurricane 7040) [rec. 01/26/1972]    
       
  • "Lonely Letters" LP (Hurricane MHS-10003, 1968) LP & 8-track
    includes Petty Studio recordings: Let's Talk It Over / Don't Take Advantage / I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Until The End Of Time / After I Had Gone / The Beetle & The Spider / Ring Telephone Ring / My Lonely Heart
     

MOTIFS   (Wheeler, TX group formerly known as "The Velasquez Brothers")  Phil Velasquez (lead vocals), Jimmie Velasquez (guitar), Al Velasquez (drums), Armando Velasquez (bass/vocals) 

  • Come Back To Me / Baby, You Got It  (Galactic 1003) [rec. 07/22/1969, rel. 1969]

NAPLES, KEVIN

  • Love Is The Hardest Game / Hello Breeze (unreleased) [rec. 1981]

NELSON, ALBERT   (aka Al "Hurricane" Sanchez & band) 

  • Lonesome Summertime / That's The Way That You Are (Seven Arts 703) [rec. 03/04/1961, rel. 04/1961]

NELSON, HELEN

  • I Know Who Holds Tomorrow / It Is Morning In My Heart [rec. 10/02/1956]

NELSON, WAYNE 

  • 2 instrumentals (titles unknown) [rec. 08/23/1963]

NEWTON, RALPH   (Amarillo, TX)  Ralph was a DJ on KZIP in Amarillo and later on KDAV in Lubbock, TX 

  • Yes I Do! / I'm Grievin' (Gold-Air 0880/0881) [rec. 04/05/1957, rel. 06/15/1957]

NIGHTHAWKS   (Amarillo, TX)  Eddie Reeves (vocals/rhythm guitar), Bob Venable (lead guitar), John Thompson (standup acoustic bass), Mike Hinton (drums) backup vocals by The Roses

  • When Sin Stops / All'a Your Love (Hamilton 50006) [rec. 07/25/1958]


  • Good-Time Girl / Queen Of Love (unreleased) [rec. 02/01-02/1959]

NOELS    (Hobbs, NM)  Reuben & Nancy Noel. Reuben had been a member of Texas trio "Chuck-A-Lucks". All 4 tracks recorded at same session backed by The Fireballs 

  • That’s My Song / Love That Never Could Be  (Black Gold 1001) [rec. 03/06/1967]


  • Runaway Boy / That's My Song (Plantation 40) [rec. rec. 03/06/1967, rel. 1969]


  • Roadshow (unreleased) [rec. 03/06/1967]

 NOLAND, TERRY (Lubbock, TX)    

  • Hypnotized / Ten Little Women (Brunswick 55010 USA, Brunswick 9-855010 Canada) [Hypnotized rec. 02/20/1957, TLW: rec. 02/13/1957, rel. 06/10/1957]


  • My Teenage Heart / Come Marry Me / Leave Me Alone / She's Gone [rec. 06/16/1957]

  • Patty Baby / Don't Do Me This Way (Brunswick 55036 USA, Brunswick 9-B-55036 Canada) [rec. 10/16/1957, re. 11/18/1957] first backup session featuring The Big Beats
     

  • The World’s A- Rockin’ / Heartless Woman / She’s Gone (unreleased) [1957]

  • Long Gone Baby / There Goes A Girl (Apt 25065) [rec. 11/05/1961, rel. 07/1962] recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York NY


  • High Wall Between Us / Caught In The Middle (unreleased) [rec. 01/02/1962]

  • Happy-Go-Lucky / Sometimes (unreleased) [rec. 01/20/1963]  

NOMADS   (Edmonton, Alberta)    Bob Clarke (guitar), Don Paches (drums), Jack Dakus (bass)  George Tomsco played rhythm guitar on these tracks 

  • Las Vegas Scene / Cascade For Strings / Bullfrog / Mountain Guitar (unreleased) [rec. 05/15/1962] 

NUGGETS  (Oklahoma City, OK)   Thomas Fiechtl / Fred Ready 

  • Flinchy / Wabash Blues (unreleased) [rec. 05/11/1958]