Norman Petty Masters CD
Limited Edition Pressing
tracks Ė from the original master tapes
19 previously unissued tracks *
12 page full color booklet packed with information, photos and memorabilia
Larry Trider made his first trip to
Norman Petty Studios in 1956 as a West Texas rock & roller.
With his group "The Nomads" Larry recorded some great rockabilly numbers in 1959.
For whatever reason, these gems have remaining unreleased until now.
Larry's debut single on Roulette "Don't Stop / The Ha-Ha Song" are tracks he considers his worst recordings and didn't even want them included here.
For collectors' sake...we have!
Larry didn't want to be another Buddy Holly sound-alike and went back to his rockabilly roots for his next single on Coral,
again some upbeat rockin' tracks that didn't get the push they deserved by the record label.
Norman's next plan was to revisit the orchestral magic from Dick Jacobs, who had arranged the string sessions for Buddy Holly in late 1958.
2 Coral singles resulted from the New York sessions, and are high priced collector items.
They are presented here in the original 45 mixes, as well as first-time stereo that will be a delight for your ears.
Larry tackled rock & roll one last time with "New Orleans / So Fine" for the Dot label.
Watching ex-rockers Charlie Rich, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Duncan successfully crossing over
to the country market, Larry took his polished showband to the Las Vegas strip and Palomino club of Hollywood
for long-residing house band gigs and signed with the Ranwood label for an album and a handful of singles.
By this time, Norman had crossed over to the country market as well and Larry returned to Clovis for more recordings of this genre.
"Goin' Away / This Little House" are Larry's favorite recordings, they were picked up by the Amy record label for release in the summer of 1968.
We have also included one track from his final Petty recording session in 1972.
This long overdue collection spotlights one of Texas' most respected veteran performers
with a foreword written by West Texas Grammy award-winning steel guitarist Lloyd Maines.