Monday, July 1, 2013

Margie Bortles

For some reason the name Margie Bortles rings a bell with me, but for the life of me I don't know how.  Maybe she rings a bell with someone else out there...

I did time doing news on Pueblo's KIDN country radio, back in 1980, and it's possible that's where I know the name from.  Local groups and singers would come in and drop off their singles for airplay, so who knows.  My brain only holds so much information nowadays (grin).

This is the first record I've come across on a Pueblo West record label (DJM OV 22).  Unfortunately the label doesn't note a year, or any other clue, on the runoff. The only other name is Bob Sordon, who is listed as the songwriter for "Mississippi Woman."  Margie is accompanied by the similarly named Sordon Sound band. 

Haven't a clue what DJM stands for (not to be confused with Elton John's early label, of course).

The flipside of the single is a cover of the Wanda Jackson hit, "Silver Threads and Golden Needles."

Was able to find Kama Music Publishing, in a 1973 Billboard, as a project of Larry Coryell.  Whether this is the same Larry Coryell as the jazz guitarist, who knows.

As always, drop me a line if you know anything.


  1. Margie Bortles is my grandmother. She remarried and changed her last name to Price. Margie price

  2. Marie Bortles is my mother. We lived in Delta Colorado. She was born in lazier Colorado. DJM was probably her publicist. Dick McComb,I think form Kansas somewhere. I was about 11-12 years old so I dont remember much except she was the biggest star ever in my eyes.
    I would sit and watch her for hours as she would practice sometimes until her fingers bled. You can find a write IP anout her in the Delta County Independent. I think 2975-1976. She was headed to Nashville to be on the grand Ole opry. But she decided to raise her children. David and me,Audrey