Real Gone Daddy Records
Real Gone Daddy Records

This site is dedicated to preserving the music of Howie Stange and many of his bandmates including:  Harold 'Slim' Huntley, Robert Kowalczyk aka 'Bob Cat' Gibson, Gus French, Robert McCarthy aka 'Moose' Roberts, Jim Flaherty, Jean Perron, Maury Dubois, Bob Guyette, Leroy  'Shadow' Dontigney, Andy Calabrese, Lou 'Dee' Demaria,  Richard 'Moon' Burgess, & Don Richard


Interested in owning some of this wonderful music?  Keep an eye out because I will be listing multiple CD's for sale in the coming weeks.

Welcome to Real Gone Daddy Records

Howard 'Howie' Erwin Stange (March 3, 1924 – December 4, 1990) was an American musician, singer and pianist who played Rockabilly, and Country & Western music possessing a distinctive vocal and playing style. Howie was a musical virtuoso who had the ability to pick up any instrument and play with a high degree of technical proficiency, despite the fact that he never learned how to read music. Howie was born of four sisters and two brothers.  Howie achieved both national and international fame recognition, for his hit 45 record, "Real Gone Daddy/This Old Bomb of Mine," released in 1956. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential Rockabilly musicians of his era, Howie's music currently resides on over 100 record compilations of the best rockabilly music ever produced.  Howie's song "Real Gone Daddy" has achieved "Maybelline" status among fans. Additionally, in 1958 he went on to record "Are You Lonesome To-Night?" which was subsequently picked up by Elvis Presley who later went on to chart this song at number 1 on the Billboard Charts in 1960. Howie Stange did not achieve significant fame or fortune during his lifetime: however, his music left a lasting impression on a generation of young listeners who where first being introduced to rock and roll music in the 1950s.  A complete bio of Howie's life can be found at