Homebase: Nebraska / Arizona
Misc Notes: "Jerry Davis was born and raised in Omaha, NE. An outstanding athlete at Central High, he won the National AAU Wrestling meet on April 12, 1953. He had an early interest in music and, during his high school years at Central he performed in various venues. His passion for music led him to write some of his own material. In 1959, while in college, he and a friend wrote a song titled "To Prove Our Love Is True." Jerry then recorded the song as a single and it was produced on the Dolton label. The Dolton Company was located in Seattle at that time. This was his first release as a performer. In 1960 Jerry's family relocated to Phoenix AZ. It was there that he became acquainted with Floyd Ramsey, the owner of Audio Recorders, a Phoenix recording studio. One of the more famous performers at Audio Recorders was Duane Eddy. Continuing his recording career, Jerry recorded a song entitled "I Sold My Heart To The Junkman." The record was released on Ramsey's Ramco label. According to Jerry, the record was a flop but it cemented his relationship with Floyd Ramsey and the two later collaborated on many record productions." [Text adapted from the Iowa Rock'N Roll Music Association]
Vocal with Orch. / Vocal with Orch.
Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail disc. 1st three fish logo centered over spindle hole. Light blue label background. Dark blue logo, numerals and lettering. Disc # right center of spindle hole. 622 Union St. Seattle 1, Washington U.S.A.
1RA.) 45 - DO - 622 (wax & label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^32377 (September/October, 1959)
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Jerry Davis
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone (BMI)
1RA.) 45 - DO - 623 (wax & label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^32378 (September/October, 1959)
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Jerry Davis
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone (BMI)
Artist name and "Prove Our Love Is True" song title cataloged, but no B title assigned. Disc not pressed/released. See instead Dolton #12