Frances Favorite 45's
Nice pedal steel, acutually a nice song all and all. Looked this up and here's what I found... Jo-Cur was based in Madison Wisconsin and active from 1967-1969. The songwriter is Hazel Lucille Cottington who was born, raised, married and died in Madison at the age of 65 in 1990. Wonder if she's Pinky Bluel? Oh yea, also found out her husband, Harold, was a stamp collector.
Stamp collector's are kin to us record collectors. Cut from the same weird cloth.
My mother was Hazel L. Cottington. She wrote "No Vancancy" on a dare from her girlfriends who egged her on to the WMAD Country Western Music station contest in 1967 in Madison, WI. Della Reese was the judge for the contest. Mom came in 2nd place; however, Della asked Mom to change a few of the Lyrics for potential use by her. Although Della did not accept the revision from Mom, Mom's first song (of over 200 written) was later recorded in 1968 with the help of Wisconsin friends. Later, Epic label released "It Just About Hurts" with flip side "What Good Does it Do". A former Elvis drummer,D.J. Fontana, was the studio drummer for the Nashville recording of "It Just About Hurts".Jim Cottington
Jim-Thanks for sharing the information about your mother! I would sure like to have a list of her songs to see if anymore recordings still out there floating around so we can keep them from being lost forever!
no she wasn't pinky Bluel. Pinky Changed her nam to April Walker later on. My Mother was one of the ladies that egged hazel on to writting No Vacancy for the contest. I was just a small cild then, but remember it like it was yesterday. Hazel is resposeable for my love of music.
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