Wednesday, 30 September 2015

CHALLENGE 1008

DAVE BURGESS, Jay Rand Chorus and Orch
Sept 57  (BB = 7 Oct 57)
∆17670 - I'm available   (Golden West Melodies)
∆17671 - Who's gonna cry   (Golden West Melodies)
CHALLENGE 1008
Los Angeles, CA

Source: Terry Gordon




Tuesday, 29 September 2015

SARG 112


GLEN PAUL
Feb 55 (mastered Jan 55)
∆2817 - Love me more   (Acuff Rose)
∆3014 - Cherokee drums   (Acuff Rose)
SARG 112
Luling, TX   (Charlie Fitch)

Source: Mark Lee Allen





FABOR 118


JIM EDWARDS AND MAXINE BROWN
Nov 54
∆1934 - Draggin’ Main Street   (Dandelion Music)
∆1935 - Your love is as wild as the west wind   (Dandelion Music)
FABOR 118
6636 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA   (Fabor Robinson)

Source: Mark Lee Allen



JUBILEE 5252


THE GALLAHADS and Billy Mure’s Orch
Jun 56
∆10418 - The morning mail   (Famous BMI)
∆10420 - The Fool   (Debra Music)
JUBILEE 5252
New York City, NY  (Jerry Blaine)

A quick "Rip Off" of the latest local hit - a habit many labels succumbed to. Sanford Clark's Dot release was going well in the charts, so Jerry Blaine got a vocal group to do a quick cover. To be honest, Dot Records also did covers of hit records to grab some coin, so I guess the couldn't really complain too much. After all, Dot inflicted Pat Boone doing Little Richard covers on us - a bit like buying a huge ice cream and then only having the wrapper to eat.

Source:  Udo Frank / Michel Proost



SARG 135

EDDIE DUGOSH with the Ah-Ha Playboys
Jun 56
∆10175 - Don't You Realise   (CHS MUsic)
∆10177 - Strange Kinda Feeling   (Flair Publ.)
SARG 135
Luling, TX   (Charlie Fitch)

Source: Terry Gordon




INTRASTATE 35

JIMMY EDWARDS with Chuck Ray and his Gang
May 56
9845 - I said goodbye to my heart   (Milene Music)

9846 - I’m sorry if that’s the way you feel   (Hampstead Music)
INTRASTATE 35
CA

Source: Al Turner



ALADDIN 3319


THE BLOCKBUSTERS
Feb 56   (BB = 21 Apr 56)
∆8955 - Why baby why   (Starrite BMI)
∆8957 - In a little Spanish town   (Leo Fiest Inc.)
ALADDIN 3319
5352 West Pico Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA   (Eddie and Leo Mesner)

Source: Udo Frank



CREST 1057


TOMMY DEE / CAROL KAY and the Teen-Aires
Feb 59
∆-27403 - Three stars   (American Music)
∆-27404 - I'll never change   (American Music)
CREST 1057
9109 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA   (Sylvester Cross)

Label owned by Sylvester Cross, who mainly concentrated on his American Music Publishing Company, but dabbled in releasing records. Well, with over a 100 releases and issuing the first solo Eddie Cochran record amongst others is hardly dabbling I guess, but the Publ. Co was his main concern and his main income.

Three Stars was a tribute to Buddy Holly, JP Richardson and Richie Valens who had recently died in a plane crash on Feb 3rd 1959. Tommy (Donaldson to use his real surname) had just started his DJ job at KFXM in San Bernardino, CA when the crash happened. Within days of the tragedy, Tommy approached Sylvester at Crest Records with the idea of a talking tribute song for the three. It was his only hit record, reaching No. 11 in the charts in May. Rumour has it that Eddie Cochran recorded it first but was too emotional to get a good take so Tommy talked through the song instead. Tommy moved to Nashville and spent the next 30 years as a producer and promoter. He passed away 26th January 2007. 

Label Source: Udo Frank.




FABOR 125

TOM TALL
Jun 55
∆5059 - Give me a chance   (Dandelion Music)
∆5060 - Remembering you   (Dandelion Music)
FABOR 125
Malibu, CA    (Fabor Robinson)

Source: Al Turner



SUN 210

ELVIS PRESLEY, Scotty and Bill
Sept 54
∆-1222 - I don’t care if the sun don’t shine   (Famous ASCAP)
∆-1223 - Good rockin’ tonight   (No Publ.)
SUN 210
706 Union, Memphis, TN  (Sam Phillips)

Nice two sided rocker from obscure vocalist. Wonder if he made any more records. This is a West Coast pressing. Noticed there is no publishing on the B side.

Source: Neil Scott



TAMPA 119

RAVON DARNELL with Earl Hyde and his Orchestra
Jun 56
∆10355 - Ina-Dell   (Webster Music)
∆10357 - Chicken Little   (Webster Music)
TAMPA 119
Los Angeles, CA

Source: Terry Gordon




DOT 15371

JAY BRINKLEY
Feb 55
∆-3681 - Crazy crazy heart   (Mellin Music ASCAP)
∆-3682 - Forces of evil   (Mellin Music ASCAP)
DOT 15371
Gallatin, TN   (Randy Woods)

Source: Gerd Miller / Terry Gordon



ABBOTT 176

ALVADEAN COKER and the Cokers
Dec 54   (BB=26 Feb 55)

∆-2352 - Do dee oodle dee do I’m in love   (Dandelion Music)
∆-2353 - We’re gonna bop   (Dandelion Music)
ABBOTT 176
Po Box 38, Malibu, CA   (Fabor Robinson)

Source: Terry Gordon



DITTO 126

BOB AND LUCILLE
Nov 59
∆33102 - What’s The Password?   (Unreadable)
∆33103 - The Big Kiss   (Unreadable)
DITTO 126
5927 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA

Source: Unknown