The Masters (13) ‎– Sixteen Tons / Breaktime

Label:
Emmy ‎– E 1008
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono
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Genre:
Pop
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A Sixteen Tons
Written-By – Merle Travis
2:22
B Breaktime
Written-By – Zappa*, Buff*, Williams*
2:27

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1961 US 7" Instrumental "16 Tons" c/w "Breaktime" on Emmy.

Thanks to the Liner Notes in The Masters "Singles & Rarities" album (and Paul Buff Presents Original Sound Studio Archives, Vol.1" liner notes) It has now almost certainly cleared up the actual Release Date of this US 7" Emmy single "Sixteen Tons" / "Breaktime" single by The Masters, as being June 1961. (The single is much sought-after by Frank Zappa collectors as it was the first released single he played on..)

The notes state..
"In May 1961, Buff invited Zappa to co-write something at Pal Studios for the record’s B-side. Buff, Williams and Zappa came up with “Breaktime.” The record was released as Emmy E-1008 in June 1961." Despite originally thought to be a 1962 release, the notes give further release details to the first 3 'Masters' 45s released on Emmy..

"Their first single “T Bone”/ “Sunday Blues” was released as Emmy E-1006 in October 1960 and was reviewed very positively in Billboard.. The third and final Masters single was “Under The Earth”/ “Rolling Blues” (Emmy E-1009; released August 1961)"

"Sixteen Tons" features Ronnie Williams on Guitars and Paul Buff on everything else. "Breaktime" was written by Ronnie Williams, Paul Buff and Frank Zappa. Williams plays Drums and Bass, Zappa on (multi-tracked) Guitars and Paul Buff on Piano." Both sides are Instrumentals.

Although DJ Gary Price has his name credited as 'Supervisor' on the "Sixteen Tons" / "Breaktime" 45 - Price was not even at Pal Studios when it was recorded! It was actually a trade-off deal by former 'Masters' Rhythm Guitarist, Johnny Fisher in promising Price he'd be credited on the label, if his 1 year-old Emmy single, "Tell Me Yes" was re-promoted by local Radio Station KFXM (where Price hosted the evening slot!)"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side: Engraved): E 1008-1 Re
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side: Engraved): E 1008-2 Re
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side: Label): E 1008-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side: Label): E 1008-2
  • Rights Society: BMI

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rollinred251

rollinred251

October 5, 2015

Thanks to the Liner Notes in The Masters "Singles & Rarities" album, it has now almost certainly cleared up the actual release date of this US 7" Emmy single "Sixteen Tons" / "Breaktime" by The Masters as being June 1961. (The single is much sought-after by Frank Zappa collectors as it was the first released single he played on..)

The notes state..
"In May 1961, Buff invited Zappa to co-write something at Pal for the record’s B-side. Buff, Williams and Zappa came up with “Breaktime.” The record was released as Emmy E-1008 in June 1961." Despite originally thought to be a 1962 release, the notes give further release details to the first 3 'Masters' 45s released on Emmy..

"Their first single “T Bone”/ “Sunday Blues” was released as Emmy E-1006 in October 1960 and was reviewed very positively in Billboard.. The third and final Masters single was “Under The Earth”/ “Rolling Blues” (Emmy E-1009; released August 1961)"

"Sixteen Tons" features Ronnie Williams on guitars and Paul Buff on everything else. "Breaktime" was written by Ronnie Williams, Paul Buff and Frank Zappa. Williams plays Drums and Bass, Zappa on Guitars and Paul Buff on Piano." Both sides are Instrumentals.

Although DJ Gary Price has his name credited as 'Supervisor' on the "Sixteen Tons"/ "Breaktime" 45 - Price was not even at Pal Studios when it was recorded! It was actually a trade-off deal by former 'Masters' Rhythm Guitarist, Johnny Fisher in promising Price he'd be credited on the label, if his 1 year-old Emmy single, "Tell Me Yes" was re-promoted by local Radio Station KFXM (where Price hosted the evening slot!)

The Masters line-up on on "Breaktime" was Ronnie Williams on Drums and Bass, Paul Buff on Piano and Frank Zappa on 'multi' tracked Guitar and Lead Guitars.
rollinred251

rollinred251

July 6, 2014

Will go to $1500 for nice copy, anyone??