Viceroys, Prophets and Hillbilly Cats #6


Charline Arthur

6 comments:

Bob Probst said...

I think I'm in love. I absolutely have to go find some of her music. Not only for her but for that tall drink of water on her left.

I like to think that she just sang something extremely bawdy which he was not expecting.

Testify said...

I would recommend starting with her take on Burn That Candle recorded for RCA seven days after Bill Haley cut it for Decca. Arthur's take is a good deal lustier IMHO and features Chet Atkins on lead guitar.

As a foot note Col. Tom Parker introduced Charline Arthur to New York music publishers Hill and Range and it was they who brought her to RCA's attention.

swac said...

Hopefully someone can find a good photo of Jeanie Mack.

Vanwall said...

Wasn't Jeannie a Spice/Flame girl? I swear this is her, 2nd pic down:

http://www.collectormagazines.com/index.cfm/fa/items.main/parentcat/3591/subcatid/11691/id/170287

and 2nd pic here:

http://www.collectormagazines.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/items.main/parentcat/3591/subcatid/11690/id/169520

swac said...

Definitely a resemblance! Good catch, Vanwall.

Vanwall said...

I seem to remember a reference to her as "Big Tits" by some musician on a French blog, with a more discreet pic of her, somewhere on the net. She came up in a discussion about Bettie Page once, and I thought she compared favorably, myself.