Monday, January 25, 2010

Jim Lowe !

Ah, an old time fav !!!
Missourian Jim Lowe was working in Chicago as a disc jockey, trying to find his niche in music, in 1954. That year, he was signed to Chicago's Mercury label, and wrote and recorded country and western material. One of his songs was the original version of the self-penned "Gambler's Guitar." Lowe soon moved to New York to continue his radio career, and switched to Dot Records in 1955. His first successful attempt with Dot was the novelty "Close the Door (They're Coming in the Windows). A few months later, he recorded another novelty, "Green Door," in a Greenwich Village apartment. This time, it was pure gold, rising to #1. A million-seller and gold record recipient, Lowe's 1956 hit "Green Door" was written by Marvin Moore and Bob Davie. After a few more moderate hits for Dot Records, Lowe concentrated on his radio career. He retired in 2004 at the age of 77, and lives in Southampton, New York.

Jim Lowe :
* The Green Door *
* Rock-A-Chicka *
* The Crossing *
+ Bonus !
* The Sixty-Four Thousand Dollar Question *
+ Double Bonus !
* Close the Door (They're Coming in the Windows) *


Blogger The DoorKeeper said...

Morning, Rev.

I blink ..... Jim Lowe did 'The Crossing'???

Stranger than strange!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Morning ol'mate,
yep, don't know what they do, but they laugh a lot behind the errr, crossing.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that Jim Lowe was the father of a member of The Electric Prunes.

4:52 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

The Prunes singer was James (Jim) Lowe - simple homonym?

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one to hear and after awhile all names start sounding similar.

Have been enjoying your mixes for the last few years and wondered if you'll be putting together another Bloody Western one????

Thanks and cheers Rev! CM

6:17 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Yeeeha ! Good call, it's the next in line !

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Jim Lowe. When he was a DJ his opening was always "Hi there, Lowe here." I have most of his recordings except two that I'm desperately looking for - Nuevo Laredo (also done by Les Paul) and The Hatfields And The Coys (sic). If you find them, think of me! Thanks again. John Gregg

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you have "Close the Door"...I'd love to see it posted. Thanks

8:52 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Mr John, thank you - I'll look for the tracks (did put my best men & detectives on the case) and dear anonymous masked reader, I have it somewhere, I'll post it asap.
Cheers me dears.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

"Close The Door" now on line !!!

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew Jim for awhile in the early 80s. He loved to say Behind The Green Door was knocked off the charts by Pat Boone, followed by "Whatever became of him?" He didn't have any children then and I feel pretty confident in saying he didn't have any later.

9:07 PM  

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