FROM SUN TO THE FATHER
After receiving some royalties for Sam The Sham’s version of RED HOT, Billy opened TARPON RECORDS in 1965.

We have verified a total of seven 45’s that were released on Tarpon. Five were recorded by Billy, and one from Matt “Guitar” Murphy as well as the debut recording of Denise LaSalle.

A single release has surfaced on Billy’s EMERSON RECORDS, a 45 by Matt “Guitar” Murphy.

Billy recalls 45’s by Carol Vega, Lonnie Brooks and one other on Tarpon. He also recalls an additional 45 on Emerson. Can anyone help fill in the blanks?

TARPON 6601

TARPON 6601
Billy "The Kid" Emerson
Every Woman I Know b/w I Took It So Hard
released 1965
45TARPONevery

TARPON 6602

TARPON 6602
Billy "The Kid" Emerson
A Dancing' Whippersnapper b/w The Whip (part 2)
released 1965
45tarponDANCIN

TARPON 6603

TARPON 6603
Denise LaSalle
A Love Reputation b/w One Little Thing
released 1967 in both blue and green labels

TARPON6603greena

TARPON 6604

TARPON 6604
Billy "The Kid" Emerson
It's Gonna Work Out Fine b/w Zulu
released 1967

45TARPONzulu

TARPON 6605

TARPON 6605
Matt “Guitar” Murphy
Sufferin’ Soul part one b/w Sufferin’ Soul part two
released 1967
45sufferingsoul

TARPON 6606

TARPON 6606
Billy "The Kid" Emerson
When It Rains It Pours b/w It Do Me So Good
released 1967
45TarponRAins6606

TARPON 6607

TARPON 6607
Billy "The Kid" Emerson
I Did The Funky Broadway (part 1) b/w I Did The Funky Broadway (part 2)
released 1967

TARPON6607a

EMERSON 5555

EMERSON 5555
Matt “Guitar” Murphy
Sufferin’ Soul part one b/w Sufferin’ Soul part two

1965

EMERSON5555


EMERSON5555A