Tombigbee Records was located on Pontotoc, Mississippi, a city a little west of Tupelo, and not too far away from Memphis, Tennessee, either. The name of the label derived from the Tombigbee River near Pontotoc. The name itself was of Native American heritage, from the people of the Choctaw to be exact.
The owner(s) of Tombigbee are unknown to me as well as other details. The exact adress of TomBigBee was at Box 390 Pontotoc. Danny Walls, a recording artist for the label in his own right, was active as a producer and songwriter for the label on several occasions and was probably involved in running this label. Stan Kesler also co-produced at least two records - so is there a Memphis connection?
The artists recording for Tombigbee were to all accounts local singers and bands. Jimmy Wages, a Tupelo native, also had recorded for Sun in Memphis earlier. Travis Bell was also a Mississippi based artist. James Mask, another Memphis based singer who was born 1932 in Pontotoc, cut a great cover of the Rocky Bill Ford song "Beer Drinking Daddy." Mask had previously recorded for different labels including Bandera from Chicago and small Memphis labels.
Does anyone have more information on this label?
101: Houston (Bob) Mills - The Early Morning D.J. / The Turn the Lights Out Down at Joe's (1966)
102: Jimmy Wages and the Tune Mates - Biggest Man Around / Right in the Middle
103: Jerry Pitts & Rhyhtm Makers - Big Ole Highway / Come On Home
107: Jerry Pitts & his Rhythm Makers - I Ain't Had Time to Quit / A Pencil and a Bottle
108: Robert Mills - I'm Doin' Fine / Deborah Aycock - Looking for a Brand New Start
110: Danny Walls - I Got a Woman / ?
111: James Mask - Beer Drinking Daddy / Smokey Ole Bar Room
113: Pete Doles & the Young Inspiration - Yes Indeed / I Believe / ? / ?
114: Robert Mills - The Farmers Prayer / When He Calls
115: Travis Bell - My Son at College / Married Life
116: Jerry McCoy - "Tell Them Mary" You Love Me Like I am / Asking for the Blues
Thanks to Bayou Bum