Saturday, May 19, 2012

Drinkin Man



Bruce said...

A bit about Bobby and the Alvera Label

"Bobby Carl "B. C." Robinett, 73, longtime Guymon [OK] resident died Sat. evening, March 2, 2002, at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
The son of John Henry and Emma Viola (Fields) Robinett, he was born on Nov. 19, 1928, at Hominy.

B. C. moved to Guymon from Cushing in the late 1940's. He was united in marriage to Dortha Cotton at Guymon on Nov. 23, 1966.

Mr. Robinett was employed with Phillips Petroleum for 34 years, retiring in 1985. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW Post 1203.

B. C. had a country band for 30 years and recorded several songs. He appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and worked with several Nashville artists over the years."

Here's an earlier recording on his own Silver Bell label out of Guyman

Alvera records was owned by Al Clauser and located in Pure Oklahoma just outside of Tulsa. It ran from the 70's into the early 80's. The name "Alvera" is derived from the combination of Al and Vera, his wifes name. Accordian to Wikepedia Al was a Des Moines, Iowa Tulas Oklahoma based artist who gave Patti Page her start, may have coined the term "Western Swing", and allowed Ronald Reagan to taga along with the band when he drove to Californ to appear in Gene Autry's "Rootin Tootin Rythm" movie.

cuzpat said...

Thank for posting, never heard it. but like to listen to them