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Billy Mize

Planet Named Desire

Billy Mize

Planet Named Desire

By the late 1950s Billy Mize was bouncing between Bakersfield and Los Angeles, where he and Cliff Crofford appeared as cast members on the popular 'Town Hall Party' television show on Saturday nights. Soon after, Mize began appearing on 'Cal's Corral,' a Sunday afternoon country music TV program hosted and sponsored by Southern California car dealer Cal Worthington at the Huntington Park Ballroom.

When 'Cal's Corral' released a promotional LP on red vinyl in the early 1960s, several of the show's regulars were asked to contribute recordings. Billy Mize submitted a weird reverb-drenched slice of rockabilly eccentricity called Planet Named Desire that he'd recorded a few years earlier. "We did that at Louie Talley's studio that he built behind his house in Bakersfield," Billy recalled. Unlike anything else Mize recorded in his career, the song is a particularly enlightening shapshot of how far from the ranch the Bakersfield cowboys were willing to drift in pursuit of alternate sounds.


Various - The Other Side Of Bakersfield Vol.2, (CD)

1950's & 60's Boppers and Rockers from 'Nashville West'

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Desire - Planet Named Desire (7inch, 45rpm) Billy Mize - B.Goode: Desire - Planet Named Desire (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45REP07042

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Weird Elvis-style space rocker with lotsa echo plus a pure dynamite instrumental rocker (with Danny Zella Band) on flip. Great Rock & Roll two-sider! few copies pressed
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From Billy Mize 1958 Demos For Cash (10inch LP) Billy Mize: From Billy Mize 1958 Demos For Cash (10inch LP) Art-Nr.: ALP10501

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10" LP - Gatefold cover - Klappcover - 6 tracks - 11:31min. While not a household name, Bakersfield, California's Billy Mize was nominated for 23 Academy of Country Music Awards between 1965 and 1973. He won several, including Most Prom-...
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