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1  Pnk Cadillac

2  Some Like It Hot

3  Whop T Bop

4  Flat Feet

5  2 Rocka 4

6  Angel

7  My Heart Is A Hobo

8  Pink Cadillac



1  Tall grows The Sycamore

2  The Drifter

3  Jodie

4  Rockin´ Red Wing

5  Golden Slippers

6  Stick Around Joe

7  Louisiana Jane


Sammy Masters (* 18 July 1930 in Sasakawa, Oklahoma; † 8 March 2013 in Orange, California) was a US-American rockabilly singer. His greatest success was Rockin' Red Wing.
At the age of twelve he performed for the first time on Radio KVOO. Shortly afterwards he performed with Johnny Lee Wills, the brother of Bob Wills. At the end of the 1940s the family moved to California, where he successfully completed his schooling. He also played for about half a year with the country singer Spade Cooley, who was very popular at that time.
He recorded his first single, Lost Little Nickel, on Cormac Records in 1950. After his second record, Crazy River, he was drafted into the army and transferred to Korea, where he took part in the Korean War. When he was released in 1954, he signed a record deal with 4 Star Records.
His first release there, Turn The Cards Slowly, was later to become a hit for Patsy Cline. But Masters was not interested in other country titles, he rather wanted to dedicate himself to Rockabilly. In 1956 the first Rockabilly session with guitarist Jimmy Bryant took place, during which the titles Pink Cadillac and Whop-T-Bop were recorded. A year later the Pink Cadillac was re-released on Modern Records with mixed drums under the name Johnny Todd. Meanwhile Masters released his next single, the ballad Angel. In the same year he played several gigs at the Town Hall Party, one of the most successful radio and TV shows on the West Coast. However, he did not make the breakthrough. His last single Jodie, with the B-side If I Could See The World, which was also covered again by Patsy Cline, was released in 1957. Disappointed by the failure of the singles, he left 4 Star.
Masters then found employment with American Music as a songwriter. Shortly afterwards, at the request of Terry Fell, he signed with his label Lode Records and released the title Rockin' Red Wing. The title had already been recorded in 1927 by the country musician Riley Puckett and was written by the musician Chattaway. Surprised by the success (the title reached number 64 in the Billboard Pop Charts), he released further records - but this time without success. In 1961 Patsy Cline reached the top of the charts with Crazy. The title was written by Willie Nelson, a good friend of Masters, and on the B-side appeared Masters' song Who Can I Count On? Many famous singers, including Bobby Darin and Wayne Newton, recorded their version of the song. In the same year, Masters founded his own label, on which he continued to release singles in the following years. At the same time he succeeded in a career as a TV and radio presenter. He had a radio show with Johnny Horton until his death and hosted TV shows such as Jukebox Saturday Night and Country Music Time in the 1960s and 1970s.



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