Willamette Records

Homebase: Melody Ranch: 2272 Roosevelt Blvd, Eugene, OR.
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Misc Notes: Lloyd “Grandpappy” Smith was an upright bass player who owned the Melody Ranch Dance Hall (at 2272 Roosevelt Blvd, Eugene, OR) and was the bandleader of the house band, the Western Valley Boys. Smith also hosted a show on KASH radio, and ran a local recording empire, with the Orbit Sound Company studio, three record labels -- Willamette Recordings, Willamette Records and Orbit Sound -- and a song publishing company, Myrtle Mountain Publishing. His son was the musician Leon Smith.
SEE ALSO:
1.) Willamette Recordings
2.) Orbit Sound

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MISC NOTES: This disc entered KAYO's Hit Parade in August 1959.

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RECORDING PERSONNEL: The PONSONBY SISTERS
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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1978. "Little Forty Ford" reissued on Bopabilly Records (101)
2002. "Little For Ford" reissued as Side One Track #2 Chicken Session compilation LP (Norton Records NW 911)

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: L. Coleman
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Marshall
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mtn. Pub. Co.

MISC NOTES: According to Discogs, "unofficial" bootleg copies of these two sides,made in the UK, have existed since 2021. To date, one has not been located so that it can be compared with the original.

LOCATION: Eugene, OR.
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Jackie Johnson (vocals); Leon Smith & His Guitar.
RECORDING STUDIO: Orbit Sound Company
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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2002. "Star Light, Star Bright reissued on compilation lp Chicken Session. (Side One Track #5 Norton Records NW 911)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Sylvia Hicks
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cedarwood Music Co.

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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Johnson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mtn. Pub. Co.

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

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Merylen Cohn
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Lonnie Coleman
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

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RECORDING PERSONNEL:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED
: 45 rpm
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"Honey Honey" Album Reissues: 
2002.  Side two, track #7 on compilation LP Chicken Session.( Norton Records NW 911)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Sneed - Harris
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Coleman - Smith-
SIDE PUBLISHER
: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co

MISC NOTES: This disc credits LEON SMITH and ORBIT ROCKERS. We have opted to list it under LEON SMITH and the BASICS in order to help keep his discography coherent.

LOCATION:
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FORMAT:  disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Smith - Moran
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:  Sherer - Smith
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:Eugene
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Leon Smith (guitar);
RECORDING STUDIO: Orbit Sound Company
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: W-107-A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: The Orbit Rockers
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

B-SIDE MATRIX: W-107-B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: The Orbit Rockers
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

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LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED: 45 rpm

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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Lonnie Coleman
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Miller - Williams - Yount
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

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LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Wayne Marshall
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Myrtle Mt. Pub. Co.

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Calhoun - Turner
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