The Mike Hanks Story
Mah's - MRC - Exit  45's

Billy Kent's 45 was picked by Roulette and the local pressings have Mike's Beaubien (misspelled Beachien) address printed on the label.

MAH'S label

The letters are Mike's initials.

There were no MAH'S releases between 1963 and 1968; then The Magic Tones had their hit, "Together, We Shall Overcome."

The last two 45s were distributed by Ric-Tic Records.  

LABEL #

PERFORMER(S)

RECORD TITLE

SERIAL #

DATE

000.1

THE EGYTIANS

INKSTER BOOGIE

THE PARTY STOMP

D - 103

D - 104

c. 1960

000.2

BILLY KENT AND

 THE ANDANTES

TAKE ALL OF ME

YOUR LOVE

D - 119  (15346)

D - 120  (15347)

 

9/1960

000.3

MIKE HANKS

MIKE HANKS

 & THE DEL-FI'S

 

THE HAWK

WHEN THE LOVE COMES TO BE

D - 126

D - 127

c. 1961

000.4

MIKE HANKS AND

THE DEL-PHIS

I THINK ABOUT YOU (PART 1)

I THINK ABOUT YOU (PART 2)

S 995

S 996

c. 1961

000.5

JIMMY GREEN

HEY LITTLE GIRL

A GIRL OF MINE

D - 147

D - 148

1/1962

000.6

Refer to the MRC label listing

 

 

 

000.7

LARENCE FAULKCON AND THE SOUNDS

MY GIRL AND MY FRIEND

WHY SHOULD WE HIDE OUR LOVE

D - 176

D - 177

1962

000.8

THE LEAPING FLAMES

DANCE SOCIAL

CIDER SPIDER

?

?

1962

000.9

LEE ROGERS

WALK ON BY

TROUBLES

HOB 922

HOB 923

2/1962

M-0010

BIG JACK REYNOLDS

YOU DON'T TREAT ME RIGHT

MADE IT UP IN YOUR MIND

 

629211

629212

1962

00011

DON HEART

MISS V.I.P

JUST SAY YOU CARE

6301041

6301042

1/1963

M 00014

MIKE HANKS AND

 THE 5 SENATORS

J.F.K. PART ONE

J.F.K. PART TWO

6301293

6301294

3/1963

M 0015

THE ROYAL RAVENS

GRAND SPANISH LADY

ALL OVER YOU

6305083

6305084

1963

M 1037

THE MAGIC TONES

TOGETHER, WE SHALL OVERCOME

FUN TO BE YOUNG

123

124

4/1968

M 1037

THE MAGIC TONES

TOGETHER, WE SHALL OVERCOME

IT'S BETTER TO LOVE

 

ZTSC 127298

ZTSC 127299

6/1968

M 1038

THE MAGIC TONES

LET'S LET OUR LOVE ROLL ON

THERE IS NOTHING BETTER

 THAN  LOVE

ZTSC 127474

 

ZTSC 127475

7/1968

 

 MRC label

   This acronym is probably from Mike Hanks, Renaldo Jackson and Chuck Hentley's names - they were the songwriters on both sides of the first release. Its catalogue number slots into those of MAH'S. 

000.6

RENALDO JACKSON

THE CONGOLESE TIP

MY BONNIE

D-170

D-171

1962

1201

THE LEAPING FLAMES

IT HURTS ME TO WORK

IT'S BEEN SO LONG

S-181

S-182

1962

1202

LAWRENCE FAULKCON

I'LL MARRY YOU

I DREAM

S-2177

S-2178

1962

 

1203

EDDIE (BIG BLUES) CARSON

WHY DO YOU TREAT ME SO BAD

THE DEVASTATING BOMBS

S-2191

S-2192

c.1962

 

Exit label

Some of the Exit label's catalogue numbers seem to correlate with the latter ones on MAH'S: 12, 13 and 15.

Vivian Collins recorded a vocal version of guitarist Eddie Willis's "Answer Me" that was released on the Serock label.

The lead singer of The Paragons was Doris Edwards - before she became Dee Edwards. 

1001

DUKE BROWNER

WAIT

RETURN

S-2179

S-2180

6/1962

00012

PARAGONS

PRETTY WORDS (THAT'S WHAT I WANT

 TO HEAR)

MY TIME IS IMPORTANT TO ME

 

6301291

 

6301292

3/1963

00013

SMITH MACK

CINDY

MY APOLOGY

6303041

6303042

3/1963

E 00015

EDDIE WILLIS AND

THE STARMAKERS

SHAKE LOOSE

ANSWER ME

6302131

6302132

3/1963

 

Notes thanks to Graham Finch


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