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Category: Federal

"Where You At Jack"

Little Mummy’s Lone Federal 45

This other one-off recording from 1957 – released on King subsidiary label, Federal – establishes a Cincinnati-New Orleans connection via musical artist, Little Mummy (i.e., Marvin Gauthreaux): “Where You At Jack”     Little Mummy     1957 “Where You At” and its flip side “Oh Baby Please” were both recorded in New Orleans.

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Tore Up vs. Tore Down? Musical Retort, Possibly

On March 12, 1956 drummer and vocalist, Billy Gayles, recorded “I’m Tore Up” in Cincinnati at the King Records studio backed by Ike Turner and His Rhythm Rockers: “I’m Tore Up”     Billy Gayles     1956 Note the songwriting credits:  Ike Turner & Ralph Bass Nearly five years later on January 18,

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