ALLEN, IRA

Homebase: Puyallup, WA.
Stats: 1937-2021
Misc Notes: Ira Allen grew up on a chicken farm in the Norway / South Paris, Maine, area and began performing country music on local radio shows as a kid. After high school he moved to Boston, and from there to New York where he found some work through the pioneering rock 'n' roll radio DJ and concert promoter, Alan Freed. After three years of service in the U.S. Army, he wound up on the West Coast in the late-1950s where he fell in with the country scene in Tacoma, and Puyallup, Washington, where he mingled with another new arrival, Buck Owens. In 1958 Allen recorded his debut single "Nursery Rock" using some of Owens's band-members including Ty Willard (electric guitar) in the studio. Allen also made appearances on Owens's weekly KTNT-TV show, the Bar-K Jamboree. Later, he moved to Nashville, married country singer Molly Bee, and in 1962 penned his most successful composition, "Just Enough To Keep Me (Hangin' On)" -- a tune first released in 1967 by the Gosdin Brothers, but that over time went on to be recorded by 100+ other artists. During his time with Capitol Records Allen was based in Bakersfield, Ca. Then back home, for 25 years Allen headlined the Maine Country Pioneer Show backed by his band, the Palomino Riders.

SEE ALSO:
1.) PORTER BROS, The
2.) ALLEN & THE RENEGADES, IRA

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MISC NOTES: Blue Book Publishing was owned by Buck Owens.

LOCATION: Seattle?
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Ira Allen (vocals/ guitar); Ty Willard (lead guitar); Dusty Rhodes? (steel guitar?).
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders?
RECORDING ENGINEER: Dusty Rhodes (producer)

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR "Nursey Rock"  HERE]

"Nursery Rock" album reissues:
1.) 2002. Side One Track #3 on Shake Um Up Rock (Norton Records NW 912) compilation LP.

A-SIDE MATRIX: BK-5
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Allen
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Blue Book Publishing

 

MISC NOTES: Blue Book Publishing was owned by Buck Owens.

LOCATION: Seattle?
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Ira Allen (vocals/ guitar); Ty Willard (lead guitar); Dusty Rhodes? (steel guitar?).
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders?
RECORDING ENGINEER: Dusty Rhodes (producer)

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:*

B-SIDE MATRIX: BK-6
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Allen
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Blue Book Publishing

 

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RECORDING ENGINEER: Arr. by Gary S. Paxton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:45-G-101-A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:  ^43401
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen - Billy Mize
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Garpax Music Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: 45-G-101-B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^43401
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen
IDE PUBLISHER: Garpax Music Co. (BMI)

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:  45 - G - 103 - A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^ 45897     45 - G - 103 - A
A-SIDE COMPOSER: N. Miller
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:  45 - G - 103 - B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^ 45897- X     45 - G - 103 - B
B-SIDE COMPOSER: I. Allen - B. Mize
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Garpax Music - Alanbo Music (BMI)

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RECORDING ENGINEER: Produced by Bonnie Guitar and George Richie

FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: MB-20614
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Buddy Mize - Ira Allen
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Mize
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: PROMOTIONAL RECORD - NOT FOR SALE

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45 - PRO - 4782 - A1
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen - Ray Wood
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Blue Book Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45 - PRO - 4783 - A1
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Blue Book Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Promo release of #2794 retail disc.

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B promo disc. Red and Orange bullseye label background. CAPITOL and logo left center of spindle hole.Black logo, numerals and lettering.  Star (*) upper left of spindle hole on side A. PROMOTIONAL RECORD ( lower left of spindle hole) NOT FOR SALE (lower right of spindle hole.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45-PRO-5005- H-2
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen - P. Calvin
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Blue Book Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45-PRO-5006 - H1
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Red Simpson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Blue Book Music (BMI

MISC NOTES: Retail copy of dj disc #2782

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen - Ray Wood
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen - Phil Calvin
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Red Simpson
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Known Label Designs: 
1.) A - B promo label. Reddish and orange "target"  background. Black "45 record" logo left center of spindle hole. Black numerals and lettering.  PROMOTIONAL RECORD   NOT FOR SALE PRO - 6074 (2993) / PRO - 6075 (2993) *

2.) A - B retail lsbel. Reddish and orange "target" background. Black "45 record" logo left center of spindle hole. Black numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) PRO - 6074
2.) S45 - 75339
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) Pro - 6074 - J1 - 1 (etched)
2.) S45 - 75339 - J2 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOser: B. Presley - D. Haddock
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Blender Music / Gold Book Music (ASCAP)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) PRO - 6075
2.) S45 - 73202
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) Pro - 6075 - J1 - 1 (etched)
2.) S45 - 73202 - J2 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Buck Owens
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Blue Book Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Side One
1. Hanging ON (Allen - Mize)
2. Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (Bob Stone)
3. Love Can't Feel Good All The Time (Ira Allen)
4. Good Ole Country Son (Ira Allen)
5. Raining All Over Town (Ira Allen

Side Two
1. Delilah (Reed - Mason)
2. Solid Gold (Ira Allen)
3. One Last Kiss (Bobby Wooten)
4. Woman, I Love You (Ira Allen)
5. Real Live Country Star (Ira Allen)

LOCATION: Vancouver, WA / Nashville, TN
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Ripcord Recording / Jack Clement Studios
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: U 4185 Portland  SLP 1002 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: U 4186 Portland SLP 1002 - B

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RECORDING ENGINEER: Produced by Gene Breeden and Bobby Wooten

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Distributed by Ripcord

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B retail disc. Yellow label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.

A_SIDE MATRIX: 45 - 033A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^97099  45 033 - A
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Reed, Mason
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Francis Day & Hunter (ASCAP)

B-SIDE MATRIX:  45 - 033B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^97099-X  45033 - B
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Hangin' On Music (BMI)

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Known Label Designs:
1.)  A - B retail disc. Yellow label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:45 1016 A (etched wax); 45 - 1016 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:"90769 (  )
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Ira Allen - Buddy Mize
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Plaque Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: 45 1016 B (etched wax); 45 - 1016 - B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^90769 - X (  )
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Ira Allen
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Plaque Music (BMI)

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FORMAT:disc
:SIZE: 7"
speED: 45 RPM
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
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A-SIDE COMPOSER:I. Allen, D. Newman
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:Lerner, Loewe
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Stereo / Stereo
U-14512 / U-14512

A-SIDE MATRIX: LS - 177 - A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ira Allen
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: :Hangin' On Music  (BMI)

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FORMAT:  disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: 909005A - 85
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 909005 - A
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ernie Cate
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:  Flatriver Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:  909005B - 85
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 909005 - B
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Michael Dees- Randy Van Horn
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Musicways Inc. (BMI)

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