Monday, August 12, 2013

Red Prysock - "Fruit Boots"

Here is the A side from a record I posted back in 2011.
This was released in March of 1956 and both songs are featured on the Prysock LP, "Fruit Boots" that was released the following year on Wing's parent label, Mercury Records.
Red Prysock was one of the first of the big blasting tenor sax players of the rock 'n roll era. In the early fifties Red backed up blues singer Lonnie Johnson for some sessions with King Records which produced the sides "Darlin" / "Seven Long Days" on King #4503, and "My Mother's Eyes" and "Me And My Crazy Self" on ##4510. Red signed with Mercury Records, the Chicago based major in early January of 1954.

1 comment:

  1. Just a note to all about the title of this number... Around 1964, I ran down to the local shoe store & bought my first pair of "Beatle Boots", a new fashion craze designed to look like the shoes that The Beatles were wearing. Anyways, I came home wearing them & my father saw them & snidely remarked "Oh! my son's wearing Fruit Boots!" (supposedly a derogatory comment about gay attire) I guess it's all in how you look at it...