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QCA press (Cincinnati) from 1969. I have no idea on the aritist origin, though. There were a fair amount of records from NY State pressed at QCA at the time. I don't think this was a real label, more like a one-off custom. If so, there are a lot more copies of this around than the usual 500 custom pressing records. If I can find my copy I can look in the dead wax for more clues.

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Blimey that was lucky Adey as I was just playing the record last night so have it to hand.

 

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James Wayne deadwax markings  My last letter (scratched 90880-A  QCA) / I found someone  (90880-B  QCA)

 

And finally as we say up north get ya bolloxs round these

 

 

My Last Letter  

 

I’ve found someone

 

Hey up Tony nice to chat albeit briefly last Friday in Wigan.

 

derek x

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QCA 90880 = August 1969. Case closed.

 

Blimey that was lucky Adey as I was just playing the record last night so have it to hand.

 

 

 

 

James Wayne deadwax markings  My last letter (scratched 90880-A  QCA) / I found someone  (90880-B  QCA)

 

 

 

derek x

Edited by George G

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Guest Dave Turner

I'd be surprised if it's the same the James Wayne as on Angletone. The Angletone guy was also known as Wee Willie Wayne.

 

It says here that he was in a mental institution at Leavensworth in 1968 

 

http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/james_wayne.htm

 

Quite a few Wee Willie Wayne clips on the tube and it doesn't sound like him.

 

My Last Letter on the Key-Lan 45 is bloody superb

Edited by Dave Turner

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first heard this at the original Bretby ala Steve Smith

 

I remember steve rushing to the decks when I played this at the Hip City some ten years ago, informing me how surprised he was to hear it (again and here at the Hip City) and that it was "his" spin decades ago

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first heard this at the original Bretby ala Steve Smith

 

 

  

I remember steve rushing to the decks when I played this at the Hip City some ten years ago, informing me how surprised he was to hear it (again and here at the Hip City) and that it was "his" spin decades ago

 

Hey up chaps - which side are we talking about?

 

Presume/assume it's "Found Someone"?

 

Had forgotten just how good this side was.

 

Can't even recall which side I first bought it for.

 

derek

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3 hours ago, Gilly said:

Not helping matters in answering the question but I cant help thinking of Jackie Wilsons voice on "Ive found someone" side

 

I agree :) superb tune it's that "Yes, I do" bit he means it !!!

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I wrote on the New Breed CD it's on

 

20. THIS LITTLE LETTER - JAMES WAYNE (James Wayne) (1960) Angletone 540

 

There were probably two James Waynes singing blues in the 50s. Our guy was from Elizabeth, New Jersey, while a more prolific chap worked out of New Orleans. A 1969 single on the Key-Lan label may be this James Wayne too, but there are few clues apart from the aural evidence. The song is a great driving blues with superb horns and tough vocals.

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From a James Wayne on Old Town blues CD

 

The James Wayne recordings were a wonderful find in the Old Town
archives, found in the mid-80s. Hy Weiss recalls the events
surrounding Wayne's session: "It was 1954. I saw him in the
middle of the night drinking at the Baby Grand on 125th St. I
took him out into the street and I called Jimmy Lewis who was the
guitar player at Atlantic. I said 'get me some musicians' so we
went down to the Bell Sound studio, woke the guy in the middle of
the night, and I recorded James Wayne. In the morning I had no
money to pay him; there were cops all over the place, we were
fighting all over in 133 Street. It was one of the funniest
nights of all times.

 

"The next day I brought him some money to pay him. He was in his
army uniform, and I didn't believe it was him, until he showed me
his identification papers! He had that big record 'Tend To Your
Business' - it was the most drunken session I ever had."

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