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Mitchell Torok
Born:  October 28, 1929
KWKH Louisiana Hayride

About The Artist

Mitchell Torok found his interest in hillbilly music and the guitar when he was about 12 years old. Even before he left high school, they said he had his heart set on a music career. But try as he might, he was struggling, so for a while, he gave it up and decided to go to college.

But still the music itch scratched and after he graduated from college, he tried again. He got a big break when Fabor Robison of Abbott Records him him play a couple of his own compositions, "Mexican Joe" (later a big hit for Jim Reeves) and "Butterfly Love". In 1953, he wrote and recorded his tune, "Caribbean" which also displayed his singing talents.

He was married back then Gail and lived in Nacogdoches, Texas at that time.

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
Abbott
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  136 A Little Hoo-Wee
  136 B Judalina
  140 A Carribean
  140 B Weep Away
  150 A Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii)
  150 B Gigolo
  156 A Edgar The Eager Easter Bunny
  156 B Living On Love
  162 A Dancerette
  162 B Haunting Waterfall
 
Brunswick
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  05586 (Eng) A I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger
  05586 (Eng) B When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba
 
Decca
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  29326 A Roulette
  29326 B Havana Huddle
  29408 A A Peasant's Guitar
  29408 B The World Keeps Turning Around
  29576 A Too Late Now
  29576 B Smooth Talk
  29661 A Marching My Blues Away
  29661 B Country And Western
  29863 A No Money Down
  29863 B Red Light, Green Light
  29986 A I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger
  29986 B When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba
  30230 A Pledge Of Love
  30230 B What's Behind that Strange Door
  30742 A A Date With A Teardrop
  30742 B These Thing I Hold Dear
 
Fabor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  136 A Judaline
  136 B Little Hoo Wee
  150 A Gigolo
  150 B Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii)
  156 A Edgar The Easter Bunny
  156 B Living On Love
  162 A Dancerette
  162 B Haunting Waterfall


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