Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Hill-Dillies 45



Here`s something I know nothing at all about. It appears to be a privately pressed disc. I have no idea who the Hill-Dillies are, but I suspect the two people that get writing credit on the label for The Eden Valley Fox Hunt are likely the Hill-Dillies. The flip side has the Wabash Cannonball on it. The sound sort of folk-country and feature guitar and pretty simple dobro.
Give it a listen, it`s pretty odd!

Click here to download The Hill-Dillies 45

17 comments:

  1. Kay Bank pressing from 1969. Eden Valley, Minnesota has an annual fox hunt on snowmobiles. Can't get anymore redneck than that.

    Here's an description of it:

    http://digelog.typepad.com/digelogrocori/2008/02/eden-valley-fox.html

    The Hilldillies made 2 45s that I know of.

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  2. Seems someone can come up with information about anything somehow! Thanks!

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  3. You should really check out the story on a video at the website mentioned in Derik`s post. It`s a good story.

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  4. I have an old autogarphed photo of Curley Fox Texas Ruby and the band. Is it of any value?

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  5. The Curly Fox photo you mentioned likely wouldn`t bring over $20 in my opinion as they weren`t major stars.

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  6. I was a kid in St. Cloud, MN, when the Hill Dillies were big. They were a sort of folk/polka/rock band. Many of their numbers had a Right-Wing Catholic social commentary edge: Eden Valley Fox Hunt; Supermayor; Sex Education in the Public schools. They often recorded at the WJON studios in St. Cloud, and appeared at many events in the late 1960s. I have three of their 45s, I think.

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  7. I had no idea anyone might know anything about this. I thought it was very obscure!

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  8. Just two days ago I acquired two of the 45's along with posters. Murphy Printing Company, Inc. In St. Cloud, MN printed one 45 and both posters.

    This is all new to me as well. Both 45's are seemingly in excellent condition along with the (folded) posters.

    The two 45's I have are titled:
    SEX EDUCATION in the PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    Flip side:
    SIP, SIP, SIP, SIP ALL DAY LONG
    Copy-write 1969 published by Murphy Printing Co., Inc.

    And

    THE EDEN VALLEY FOX HUNT
    Flip side:
    THE WABASH CANNON BALL (PUBLIC DOMAIN)
    copy-write April 1969 by WJON Broadcasting, Inc.

    Please feel free to email me with any updated info or if anyone is interested in taking them off my hands. winnyroo@yahoo.com

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  9. No, I wouldn't say this record is rare. If I had bought up every copy I've ever seen, I'd have a round dozen of them by now. That's why I haven't posted it on my blog (no offense).

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    1. Well, let`s call it rare where I live, in the Missouri Ozarks. lol

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    2. I have a yellow label 'the Hill-Dillies' 45 which is titled:
      Side 1 3:54 Ballad of Billy Martin
      Side 2 3:39 Atomic Power - Monticello Style
      No copyright date or artist. Thanks Allen for the share.

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  10. Do you have an mp3 of The Billy Martin song? I'd love to hear it. Thanks.

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    1. I don`t have that Billy Martin disc, you can try to contact Ron from the above post. Good luck!

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    2. How do I contact Ron? Thanks

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    3. Might try posting a question to him by leaving a reply under his reply in the thread post above. Other than that, all you can do is just hope he reads this thread again by chance. I don`t know him, so I can`t help you anymore than with the hints I just gave you. Sorry, but good luck!

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  11. I remember seeing the Hill-Dillies perform when I was 12 at a Halloween Party at St. Cloud's Centeral Junior High School(now City Hall) Gym around 1960.

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    1. I can`t believe how many people have heard of these guys!

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