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OFF BEATS

O'KEEFE, JOHNNY with The Dee Jays (Australia)  Norman met Johnny while touring in Australia with Buddy Holly & The Crickets.
Making a deal with Johnny's management, Norman acted as U.S. publisher on his material and in the listed situation, placed a recording with a U.S. record label.

ONE OF US 

ORBISON, ROY (see " Teen Kings")

OTTO, TIM   (Portland, OR) 

OTWELL TWINS    (Roger & David from Tulia, TX - regulars on the Lawrence Welk Show during the from '77 to '82 - recorded at downtown studio, produced by Hardy Rose)

accompanied by Jonathan Scott (keyboards), Lynn Williams (drums), Scott Nelson (bass), Dean Yeates (guitar) 

PACE, GLEN & The Starlites / Gliders  (Farmington & Albuquerque, NM)  

PALMER, COY    mayor of Spearman, TX from 1972-74. He composed the Stinnett School song and was grand organist of the Grand Chapter of Texas Order of Eastern Star in 1969. 

PANHANDLE (Florida group - produced by Ray Ruff, engineered by Norman)

PARKER, JIM & Clayton Johnson

  • [rec. 05/24/1974]

PARKER, LANA  (unconfirmed)

  • This Is The Moment / Iím Gonna Tell The World About You  (Libby 1001)

PARKS, SONNY    

  • I Need Someone / I Think Of You (unreleased) [rec. 06/28/1960]

  • Rosie / Somebody's Daughter (unreleased) [rec. 05/16/1962]

PARRIS, WALKER   (Hereford, TX) Walker Parris (rhythm guitar) backed by George Tomsco (lead guitar), Reginald Hayes (drums), Ed Gallagher (keys), Jerry Hodges (bass), Seymore Sisters (backup vocals) 

  • Dreams Of You / Think Of Me (unreleased) [rec. 05/14/1963]

PATTERNS 

  • After A While / Blue Lawdy Blue (Crest G03) [rec. 1960] 

DANIEL PAUL REVELATION   (Loveland, CO)  Arden Fennell (vocals/rhythm guitar), Sam Haughland (organ), James Dyekman (lead guitar), Randy Tiley (bass, lead vocal *), Norman had Doug Roberts (Fireballs) do drums on their sessions 

  • In Chicago / Widow Jones / Love Everybody / That's My Song  (unreleased) [rec. 06/27/1968]

  • Reflections Of Mine / L.B. Kingston / You Sure Took Me By Surprise (George Tomsco on banjo & harmony vocal) / By Myself * (unreleased) [rec. 08/26/1968]

PAUL, DENNIS   (Edmonton, AB)  (Dennis Planidin, member of Wes Dakus' "Rebels" & later of "Gainsborough Gallery") 

  • Peggy Sue / See Saw  (Canadian Capitol 72469, Kapp 815 in US) [rec. 11/01/1966, rel. 06/1967]
     

  • If It Happens In A Dream / A Low Down Trick / Way Down Here In The Cellar (unreleased) [rec. 11/1966]
     

PEARSON, JIMMY 

  • From Now On / Will You Still Be Mine [rec. 08/11/1960]

PEBBLES   (from Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium, originally named "Fredstones", Norman suggested the name change)
recorded at Studio Madeleine, Brussels. Members: Fred "Bekky" Beekmans, Bob Baelemans, Serge Van Oppen, Benny Welton
 

  • Love Me Again / It's Alright With Me Now (USA Dot 16746) [rec. 03/16/1965, rel. 05/1965]


  • It's All Right With Me Now / Forever More (Swe-Disc / Swes 1113 Sweden / CBS 1.941 in Netherlands) [rec. 03/16/1965, rel. 05/1965]
     

  • Let's Say Goodbye / Love Me Again (CBS 1.911, Holland / Hansa 18280AT, Germany / Durium CN A 9164, Italy) [rec. 03/16/1965, rel. 05/1965]
       

  • You Better Go Away / On The Day (Supreme 106,  Belgium / Durium CN A 9163, Italy) [rec. 11/05/1965, rel. 1969]     
       

PEEK, BILLY 

  • Colors Of The Rainbow / Tomorrow's Daybreak  (Darsa 133) [TD rec. 08/11/1963]  "Colors" is non-Clovis


  • Tomorrow's Daybreak / Time & Time Again (Darsa 140) [rec. 08/11/1963] as Billy "Peck"

PEPPER, KEN  (Homer Tankersley of Clovis, NM - also see "Ken James")

  • I Get The Blues When It Rains / Rock Me My Baby / True Love Ways (used the backing track from Vi's single) [rec. 09/18/1959] backing by "The Roses"

  • Just A Little At A Time / Eyes Of Love [rec. 03/30/1960]

  • I Get The Blues When It Rains / Just A Little At A Time (Top Rank 2057, USA / Top Rank JAR 535, UK) [rel. 08/1960 in US, 01/1961 in UK]


  • The Dying Soldier / Little Fish (Roulette 4375) [rec. 01/22/1961]


  • This Sad 'N Bad Night / My Blue Heaven / Mack The Knife / Portrait Of My Love / Over The Sunset Mountains (unreleased) [rec, late 1961] 

PEREZ, FABIAN

  • Oyeme Abuelita [rec. 11/1962]

PERILS  (Hart, TX)  Eddie Reed (vocals), David Brooks (guitar), Jerry Parker (lead guitar), Ricky Bennet (drums) 

  • Hate / Baby, Do You Love Me (Velva 7484) [rec. 09/1966]

PERSUADERS   (Tucson, AZ)  Richard Gomez, Ron Hinrichs, Paul Malanga, Dick Taylor, Richard Mellinger Jr.

  • Fire Bell / Girl Friend (unreleased) [rec. 11/23/1962]

PETTY, NORMAN TRIO    Norman Petty (Hammond organ), Vi Petty (piano), Jack Vaughn (guitar), Dave Alldred (drums, 1956), replaced in 1957 by Mike Mitchell (drums) 

45s & 78s: 

  • Petty's Little Polka / Mood Indigo (Nor-Va-Jak A 1313 on 45 & 78) [rec. 04/01/1954, rel. 05/1954] this debut release featured the original slow version of Mood Indigo clocking at 3:22. Later releases had a new, faster version timing at 2:45
     

  • Petty's Little Polka / Mood Indigo (re-recording) (Nor-Va-Jak RE 1313) [rel. 07/1954]


  • Mood Indigo / Petty's Little Polka ("X" 0040, USA on 45 & 78 / Canada) [rel. 08/01/1954]
       

  • Mood Indigo / Petty's Little Polka (His Masters Voice 274, UK) [rel. late 1954]

  • Mood Indigo / Petty's Little Polka (Vik 0040, USA) [rel. 1956]  The "X" label was renamed Vik in January 1956
  • If You See Me Crying / (When It's) Darkness On The Delta  (Nor-Va-Jak 1315 on 45 & 78) [1954 Ė pressed, not issued]
     

  • On The Alamo / Echo Polka  (X" 0071 on 45 & 78) [rel. 11/1954]
     

  • Three Little Kisses / I Wonder Why  ("X" 0104 on 45 & 78) [rel. 02/1955] recorded in RCA Studios - St. Louis, MO
     
  • Hey! Good Lookin'! / Oh! You Pretty Woman!  ("X" 0130 on 45 & 78 / RCA 18309 on 78, Belgium) [rel. 05/30/1955]
       
  • Solitude / When It's Darkness On The Delta  ("X" 0167)  [rel. 10/1955]
  • Almost Paradise / It's Been A Long Long Time  (Nor-Va-Jak 1316 on 45 & 78)  [rel. 12/1956]
     

  • Almost Paradise / It's Been A Long Long Time (ABC Paramount 9787 on 45 & 78, USA / Sparton 385R, Canada) [rel. 01/1957]
       

  • Almost Paradise / It's Been A Long Long Time (W&G 421, Australia) [rel. 08/1957]

  • The First Kiss (Vocal - Vi Petty) / The First Kiss  (Columbia 4-40929 in US, on 45 & 78 in Canada) [rec. 04/14/1957, rel. 06/1957] backup vocals by The Bowman Brothers
     
  • Moondreams / Toy Boy  (Columbia 41039) [rec. 07/20/1957, rel. 11/1957]

  • Down From The Clouds / Little Black Samba  (Nor-Va-Jak 1322, USA / Apex 9-76398, Canada 45 & 78) [rel. 11/10/1958]
       
  • Ditty Dum / Bring Your Heart  (Jaro International 77027) [rec. 05/1956, rel. 06/1960]
     
  • Weird / Find Me A Golden Street  (Norman 500) [rel. 12/05/1960] the first release on the Norman label operated by Norman Wienstroer out of St. Louis, MO

  • Mood Indigo / On The Alamo  (Felsted 8647)  [rel. 07/1962] these are the original recordings with drums and new piano parts dubbed onto them

LPs: 

  • Corsage LP (Vik 1073 in USA & Canada) [album mixed 11/16/1956, rel. 02/1957]
    Orchids In The Moonlight / When The White Azaleas Start Blooming / Narcissus / Daisies Won't Tell / Who'll Buy My Violets? / Lilacs In The Rain / You're Just A Flower From An Old Bouquet
    Roses Of Picardy / A Little White Gardenia / Tip-Toe Through The Tulips With Me / I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time / Lily Of The Valley
  • Moon Dreams LP (Columbia CL 1092, USA & Canada / Coronet KLP-669, Australia) [rec. 10/18/1957 to 11/01/1957, rel. 03/01/1958]
    Moon Dreams / How High The Moon / Magic Is The Moonlight / Full Moon And Empty Arms / Moonlight Sonata / All I Do Is Dream Of You
    Dream Lover / A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes / You Stepped Out Of A Dream / I Dream Too Much / If You Are But A Dream
  • A Petty For Your Thoughts LP (Top Rank RS 639 and Top Rank International TRL 8562 in Australia) [album finished 04/1960, rel. 08/1960]
    Almost Paradise / Nearly Sunrise / This World Is Mine / Everyday / Light Of Heaven / A Little Waltz
    Little Black Samba / Kissin' / Lonely Snowflake / Bubble Drum / Whisper Low / King Bee
      
  • Nor-Va-Jak Presents The Norman Petty Trio LP  (Nor-Va-Jak 3) [rel. 08/1987]
    Walkin' To Missouri / Half As Much / In The Mood / I'll String Along With You / I Thought She Was A Local / Blacksmith Blues / Jambalaya
    Candy And Cake / Jax Boogie / Mona Lisa / My Blue Heaven / Tico-Tico / A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes / Whispering

EPs: 

  • The Norman Petty Trio  ("X" EXA-82): On The Alamo / Echo Polka / Mood Indigo / Petty's Little Polka [rel. late 1954]
  • Norman Petty Trio / Plays Four Hits (Columbia B-2139): Love Letters In The Sand / It's Not For Me To Say / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / Old Cape Cod [rel. 07/1957]
  • Today's Top Pops (CBS Coronet KEP-060, Australia): Old Cape Cod / Love Letters In The Sand / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down / It's Not For Me To Say [rel. 11/1957]


  • Moon Dreams (Columbia B-10921): Moon Dreams / Magic Is The Moonlight / How High The Moon / Full Moon And Empty Arms [1958]

16" Transcription Discs - produced to promote the United States Air Force on radio stations
13 shows, 15 minutes each - hosted by announcer Rick Armstrong [rec. 10/1955] 

  • 1: Brazil / Hard To Get / Solitude / Pettyís Little Polka / Darkness On The Delta
  • 2: Mood Indigo / Snowfall / Hey Good Lookiní / Dancing On The Ceiling
  • 3: The Little Shoemaker / As Time Goes By / It Had To Be You (host Rick Armstrong on vocals) / Caravan
  • 4: Undecided / Darkness On The Delta / China Nights / Symphony / Third Man Theme
  • 5: Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White / Unchained Melody / This Old House / St. Louis Blues
  • 6: On The Alamo / Oh, You Pretty Woman! / Unforgettable / I Canít Begin To Tell You (sung by host Rick Armstrong)
  • 7: On The Sunny Side Of The Street / I Love Paris / Perdido / No Help Wanted
  • 8: Bim Bam Boom (Chiu Chiu) / Sin / The Petite Waltz / Mr. Sandman
  • 9: Cumana / Stars Fell On Alabama (featuring the Bowman Brothers) / Heartaches / You're Just In Love
  • 10: In The Mood / Donít Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / The Nearness Of You / Jambalaya
  • 11: Sentimental Journey / Coquette (featuring the Bowman Brothers) / I Canít Believe That Youíre In Love With Me (sung by Rick Armstrong) / The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane
  • 12: The Wedding Samba / Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered / Because Of You / I Need You Now
  • 13: Echo Polka / Winter Wonderland (with Rick Armstrong) / Walkiní To Missouri / Dancing In The Dark

  • Plymouth Startime (Gotham Records - promotional LP for Plymouth-Chrysler Corporation, red vinyl) [rec. 12/27/1954, rel. 01/1956]
    Opening track / Closing track (:45 second instrumentals)


  • Columbia Records National Sales Convention 1957 ("X" 41990) this promotional 2 LP set was pressed to give to Columbia Records executives, very few copies exist
    Norman & Vi performed 2 songs at the show "Almost Paradise" & "The First Kiss" which was reworded especially for the Convention
     

  • Armed Forces Radio & Television Service (Library Disc, AF9334) includes various artists
    The First Kiss (vocal) / Moondreams / The First Kiss (instr) / Toy Boy [rel. 11/1957]

PETTY, NORMAN    this was Norman's only known "solo" project, an instrumental synthesizer album of Buddy hits

PETTY, VI 

  • True Love Ways / Kiss Me Goodnight  (Nor-Va-Jak 1325) [rec. 06/04/1958, rel. 07/1960] only promotional white label copies were pressed


  • It's Christmas / He's My Little Santa Clause (unreleased) [rec. 09/21/1962]

PHILLIPS, CHARLIE   (Farwell/Amarillo, TX) 

  • Sugartime / One Faded Rose (Coral 61908 USA, Coral 9-61908 on 45 & 78 in Canada, Coral 9-61908 Singapore) [rec. 07/26/1957]
         

  • No More Sugartime / Welcome To The Wedding  (Columbia 41096) [rel. 06/1961]


  • Goin' Away / Shambles Of My Home (Oak 1025) [rel. 05/1980]


  • Love Queen / Souvenirs Of Sorrow / Brother Jukebox / Bye Bye Love / Woman Woman / Lonely Women / More & More / Can't You See I'm Trying (unreleased)
    engineered by Billy Stull, Norman played synthesizer on some of these tracks [rec. 1983]

PICKERING, JOHN (of "The Picks")

  • recorded 3 cassettes "From My Heart To You" "Knowing Him" and "My God Of Tender Mercy" at the downtown Mesa Theatre in Dec. 1987 - Norman had passed by this time, these were produced by Billy Stull
       

PICKS  (John & Bill Pickering with Bob Lapham based out of Lubbock & Clovis at the time of recording) 

  • Look To The Future / Moondreams  (Columbia 41096) [rec. 08/20/1957, rel. 01/1958]

PLAINSMEN  

  • Combination Boogie / Steel Guitar Chimes  [rec. 07/06/1947]

  • Farther Along / Detour (a second acetate from the same date titled "Bill Lavender with The Plainsmen") [rec. 07/06/1947]

POLACHEK, KEN

  • Just Your Hand In Mine / She's A Phantom Of The Night / Touch & Go (unreleased) [rec. 07/13/1972]

POOLE, BRIAN & The Tremeloes      London, England group - Norman supervised the session for the A-sides at Decca Studios in London on 10/20/1963.
"Someone Someone" was co-written by Vi Petty; "After Awhile" was written by Bob Montgomery and published by Norman
, he played piano on the recording.
Brian Poole (vocals), Alan Blakley (rhythm guitar), Dave Munden (drums), Alan Howard (bass), Rick Westwood (lead guitar) 

POPIEL, JOE    (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan - backed by The Fireballs) 

  • I Can't Live Without You / I'm Cryin' Again  (Quality 1677) [rec. 08/28/1964, rel. 12/1964]

PORTERFIELD, HAROLD   (Portales, NM) 

  • Baby Doll / She's Sweet (unreleased) [rec. 10/24/1959]

POWERS, FRAN   (Frances Powers of Portales, NM) 

  • First Things / I Could Sing A Song (unreleased) [rec. 1957]

  • Trying (unreleased) [rec. 03/13/1961]

  • EP: Taffy Town / Goin' Steady (Towne House Records THR 102) (A-side is Jimmy Lee Fautheree) [rec. 01/1962, rel. 12/1963]

PRAIRIE DRIFTERS 

  • Which One Is To Blame / Orange Blossom Special / The Bottom Of A Bottle / Take Her & Love Her For Me ['70s production]

PREACHERS   (Edmonton, AB)  Stu Mitchell (drums, vocals), Dennis Ferbey (bass, vocals), Gerry Dere (keyboards) 

  • Hey Girl / Thoughts Of You  (Barry 3469) [rec. 03/17/1967, rel. 06/1967]  "Thoughts Of You" was one of the last unreleased recordings by "Wes Dakus & The Rebels" and was used for this release


  • That'll Be The Day / I Think I'll Catch A Bus / You're A Better Man Than I / Anything But Happy / Where Did We Go Wrong
    When The Feelin' Hits Ya / Do The Boomerang / Heart / I'm Movin' On / Rave On (unreleased) [rec. 03/17 to 04-01,1967]

  • Coca Cola jingles (to the tune of "I Think I'll Catch A Bus")

PRESCOTT, JIM

  • Sweet And Innocent / When You Fall Out Of Love (unreleased) [rec. 12/08/1960] vocal backing by the Seymour Sisters

PRESS    (also see "Charles Stephens" from Dalhart, TX)  Charles Stephens (lead vocal), Gary Roller (bass), Greg Hulsey (rhythm guitar), James "Woody" Key (lead guitar), Tommy Pena (organ), John Chandler (drums)
Formerly "Underground Press", they were hired by singer Charles Stephens to back him on 2 songs, he wasn't an actual member of the band.

  • My Friend / Leslie's At It Again (unreleased) [rec. 11/14/1969]

PRICE, RONNIE  (Ronald Dale Price from Amarillo and "The Velvets" from Odessa, TX - not the doo-wop group of the same name & location) 

  • Look At Me! / White Bucks  (Carousel 1001) [rec. 05/10/1958]

PRIMITIVE EDGE  (New Mexico band, recorded at Main Street studio in late '80s, engineered by Billy Stull - Norman had no involvement) 

  • LP (Nor-Va-Jak NVJ-LP 3):
    Pretty Little Workin' Girl / Fool For Lovin' You / In The Middle Of The Night / Afraid Of Losin' You / Stuck On You
    Little Girl In You / World Without You / Unsuspecting Love / That's How Much / Victim Of Circumstance

PRIVILEGE  (Edmonton, Alberta)   Andy Krawchuk (guitar/band leader), Harry Krawchuk (bass), Stu Mitchell (drums), Alan McGee (saxophone/keyboards/backup vocals), Gerry Dere (keyboards/trombone/backup vocals), Wayne Kozak (baritone sax/backup vocals), Lorne Peet (trumpet)

  • And Not A Tear / Ain't Nobody's Business / Nobody Knows You (When You're Down & Out) / Sprach Zarathustra / Eleanor Rigby / Mercy Mercy Mercy (unreleased) [rec. 01/29/1969]

PURDY, JIM 

  • Release Me / Love Me One More Time  (Jam 1001) [rec. 09/14/1981]

  • Please Forgive Me / Jamie (unreleased from above session)

  • unreleased album [rec. 10/1981]

PURYEAR, FRANK   (Franklin D. Puryear)

  • The Fool / When / I Could Love You (If You Let Me) (unreleased) [rec. 1958]