Hamilton, late 1950s
Harold Lee Rekart, using his first and middle names as his performing names, recorded a very good rocker for the Esta label in 1959.
His family was from Ohio but as a teenager he was living in Elmhurst, Illinois. After high school he moved to Hamilton and performed locally and recorded his first 45.
In the late 1960s he was living in the Nashville area and was involved with the country music scene. He recorded a couple 45s for Columbia that were not successful. He made some additonal recordings for Nashville based country labels in the early 1970s. In 1974 he was credited as engineer on the "If You Loved Her That Way" LP by O. B. McClinton
He passed away in 2002.
Blond Headed Woman / Why Must We Be So Young - Esta 293, 1959
The Two Sides Of Me / Bringing Daddy Home (promo picture sleeve) - Columbia 44458, Feb 1968
The Boys Kept Hangin' Around / Mother, Brother, and Sweet Darlin' Nell - Columbia 44649, Sept 1968
Ten O'Clock Train / Funerals Ain't Funny - Mega 615-0009, Oct 1970
A Place In The Sun / Honey Bee Sue - K-Ark 1004, 1971
Down, Down Came The Rain / Magic Minstrel Man - K-Ark 1005, 1971
If I Never Hear Goodbye / Mountain Woman - Cartwheel 198, 1971
Way Down I Think I Love You / Outside of Wichita - Cartwheel 204, 1971