|(2010, download, - , crossfire publications)|
|(2011, flash-drive, usa, crossfire publications)|
paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.3
(2011, flash-drive, usa, crossfire publications) = the complete 35 album series, with bonus liner notes on pdf and 56 extra tracks
various tracks recorded by
and the hurricane strings: sweet love (ed
sigarlaki) - produced by
curry (frank zappa) and irvin (aerni)
roman: tell me (kenny
lord: not another one!
masters: sunday blues
wilson: i ain't giving up nothin'
pal studio band: why don't you do me right? (demo) (frank zappa) - feat.frank
moss: zing zoing
the ascots: i'm
bobby and linda:
i'm mostly lonely (bob walker)
take it off
dean: blue tears
arty & the
supremes: hombre (first single version)
going out of my mind
pauls: 'til september (buff, aerni)
vaquero (g.tomsco) - produced by dave aerni and engineered by frank
buff organisation: studio 'a' (version 1)
liner notes by Greg Russo:
to Volume 3 of Paul Buff's 20-volume series of recordings from Pal Studios and
Original Sound Studios! Pal Records was a record company run by his mother
Olivia and stepfather Ward Allen. After Paul Buff was honorably discharged from
the military, he finished putting together Pal Studios in December 1957. The
studio costs were $12.50/hour for mono recording and $15/hour for stereo. Local
musicians booked the studio to make recordings of their rehearsals and
repertoire. When Pal Records wound itself down in mid-1959, Paul Buff created
his first record label - Emmy. Other labels (Plaza, Yukon and Vigah!) would
follow shortly thereafter. The music presented on this series was released on
extremely rare records that would literally cost thousands if you can find them.
In addition, there are many unreleased tracks spanning from 1960 to 1969. Paul
Buff is now making them available again for everyone to appreciate.
Ray was an excellent vocalist that cut a handful of tracks at Pal in 1963. Dave
Aerni was the bassist in Bobby Ray's band The Gents, with Aerni and Buff
producing Bobby's recordings. Only one single was released on Emmy in June 1964
- the 20th and last on the label - and "My Brother" was the A-side.
a sideline to his Pal activities, Dave Aerni used the pseudonym Jack Irvin when
producing tracks for his Daytone label. Frank Zappa also had a pseudonym - Curry
- when he co-produced these Daytone releases. The A-side of Conrad And The
Hurricane Strings' sole Daytone release, "Hurricane," was on Volume 2.
This volume includes the record's B-side, "Sweet Love." Both sides of
the record were written by rhythm guitarist Ed Sigarlaki.
Aerni release, this time on his Daani label, was "Tell Me" by Ron
Roman. Contrary to common perception, "Tell Me" was the A-side, with
the flipside "Love Of My Life" appearing on Volume 1. Kenny Williams,
brother of Ronnie, wrote "Tell Me." Roman also cut the track
"Please Tell Me They're Lying" at the same session, but no remnants of
that recording exist today. "Not Another One!" was the B-side of
"The Big Surfer," and Buff and Aerni were clearly influenced by The
Tornadoes' "Bustin' Surfboards." "Not Another One!" was a
reference to the fact that they had to churn out another B-side to complete a
Masters' "Sunday Blues" was the B-side of "T Bone," and
featured Buff, Ronnie Williams and Johnny Fisher. The record received a good
review in Billboard, but did not sell. Sonny Wilson's "I Ain't Giving Up
Nothin'" was co-written by Brook Benton, who would later score big with
"Rainy Night In Georgia" in 1970.
Pal Studio Band demo version of Frank Zappa's "Why Don't You Do Me
Right?" has never been heard. Even though it was very crudely recorded and
it exists only on a tape mastered from an acetate, the track is an interesting
document of how the song was originally conceived.
Moss' "Zing Zoing" was recorded at Pal in early 1959 and was the
fourth and final release on the Pal Records label. It was actually the B-side of
a record ("It's Springtime In Hawaii") by vocalist Carmen LePala that
Moss was co-credited on. Moss overdubbed numerous parts to create a unique and
group The Ascots were produced by Paul Buff at Pal in 1962 with the idea of
releasing a record on Buff's Plaza label. Instead, their single "Perfect
Love"/ "I'm Touched" was released by the Ace label. The B-side is
included here. The record is coveted by collectors, but not because Paul was
shown as "Paul Bluff" on the label!
& Linda were a vocal duo that was highly respected by Paul Buff, and he
released their single "I'm Mostly Lonely"/ "Say A Little
Prayer" on Emmy in October 1963. Bob Walker wrote both sides of the disc.
This was their only record.
Genteels took advantage of the interest in songs like David Rose's "The
Stripper" to create "Take It Off." Their 1962 single was first
released on the Stag label, and manager/DJ George Babcock and Paul Buff produced
it. Capitol licensed the single from Babcock and Buff, but they didn't do much
with it. "Take It Off" also appears on the burlesque documentary
"Behind The Burly Q," which was first screened on February 27, 2010. A
completely different edition of The Genteels later cut the single "The
Force Of Gravity."
Dean's "Blue Tears" captured many of the elements of contemporary
Bobby Vinton, but it was a completely in-house production. Ward Allen was
responsible for the string arrangement for this original Emmy release.
of arrangements, Arty & The Supremes took Leiber & Stoller's
"Smokey Joe's Café," turned it upside down, and created a rave-up of
their own - "Hombre." It was released on Dave Aerni's Ador label in
1964, and it's probably the only Ador single. Perhaps for publishing reasons,
the band added a voice sounding like Mr. Ed saying "Hombre!" for a
re-release of the single. However, the original release is presented here. The
later version will appear soon.
not recording with her husband, Allison Buff recorded under a couple different
names - Lori Allison and Lori Lynn. Paul Buff's "Going Out Of My Mind"
was the A-side of Lori Allison's only single for Original Sound in 1964. The aim
was to produce a Leslie Gore-type of release, but not enough sales action
resulted to release anything further.
Buff and Dave Aerni got together to write The Pauls' "'Til September."
It was licensed to the Donna label and is extremely rare. The Tornadoes' version
of The Fireballs' "Vaquero" is just as good as the original version.
Written by Fireballs guitarist George Tomsco with Norman Petty's name added for
publishing purposes, "Vaquero" is a classic instrumental performance
by both bands. The Tornadoes' version was produced by Dave Aerni and engineered
by Frank Zappa.
Buff Organization recorded many "sunshine pop" tracks in late 1967,
but only one single ("Studio 'A'"/ "Upside Down World") was
released by Original Sound the next year. Here is the first of nine versions of
"Studio 'A'" that Paul and Allison Buff prepared.