"I've Lived A Lifetime For You"
by Steve Gibson And The Red Caps
on Bourne 8069
Above: Photo of The 5 Red Caps. (Back L-R) Dave Patillo (with bass fiddle), Emmett Mathews, Steve Gibson (with guitar), (Front L-R) Jimmy Springs (kneeling), Romaine Brown.
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Above: Label image of Bourne 8069. The dead wax informs that this was released in 1949. The 8069 and matrix 1098 are identical to The Red Caps' January 1948 Mercury release of the same title. The flip is the same song by Eddy Howard and his Orchestra, released on Mercury in January 1949. Perhaps the Bourne record was to promote the song for the publisher (shown as Bourne on the label).
From Ferdie Gonzalez (6/4/04): The Eddy Howard side was originally recorded for the Majestic label, master #T-1606, in December 1947. There is a vocal trio backing him. Mercury purchased the master from Majestic in late 1948. Even with Bourne's promotion, it never made the charts.
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