2-CD with 64-page booklet, 45 tracks. Playing time approx. 115 mns.
Ted Daffan is best-known as the composer of Born To Lose, Worried Mind, I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night etc., and it's little known that he operated his own label on and off (mostly off) from 1955 until 1971. Most artists start a label to record themselves, but Daffan never appeared on Daffan Records except as a composer. He started with Jerry Jericho's original version of These Hands. The sadly neglected Texas honky tonk king Jerry Irby recorded prolifically for Daffan, as did Floyd Tillman and Laura Lee McBride. The Pickering Brothers, who recorded with Buddy Holly on Oh Boy have five songs on this set, but the biggest surprise is Johnny Bundrick, who went to England to work with Free, Bob Marley and others, but he's heard here as a young and very good rock 'n' roll pianist.