I've spent a fair amount of effort trying to trace this 45.....and every time I think I might have something, it turns out to be utterly inconsequential.
So, Hillery [Hillary on the other Electrostats 45] McGinnis? Well, beyond the fact that nobody knows anything about him, there are a number of Hillary, Hilary, and H. McGinnis' in Southern Louisiana. In fact, McGinnis, as a last name, isn't exactly what ya might call 'uncommon' in the area. I suppose I could spend a week calling them all..............
Three Oaks? Well, the only local reference I can think of is to the old plantation house that the corporate predecessor to Domino Sugar bulldozed in the late sixties for absolutely no reason at all. [A pox on those involved].
21st Century Studio in New Orleans? That's a real head scratcher. Outside of the releases on Three Oaks, I've only ever found that credit on one other record. The Isaac Clark 45 I posted awhile back on the Finger Tips label. If anyone has any info on the place, I'd love to hear about it.
Arranger Tommy Morel? Well, yeah, there is/was a rather well known man by that name in the city [I think he might live in Dallas now]. He's an ex-football player/business man. Having once met him about 10 years ago, I seriously doubt there's a connection.
As far as I can tell, none of the three [!] publishing companies listed on the label show up in the BMI database. However, there was a company called Mempro, which marketed itself as an "all-inclusive" artist representative, based in Memphis. Again, I doubt there's a connection...but who knows?
Obviously, I don't.
Hope ya'll enjoy. Sir Shambling calls the tune "insidious".
I call it a sleeper.........