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NEWSLETTER #134
Rhythm & Blues, Soul & Doo-Wop
Earl Bostic ->
Various Artists
 

 

 
THE CHECKERS Collectables 2888 White Cliffs Of Dover - Very Best Of The Checkers ● CD $15.98
22 tracks, 57 min., essential
The Checkers are surely one of the most underrated of the 50's vocal groups. Formed when the Dominoes underwent their first major personnel shift in early 1952, the Checkers roster included former Dominoes bass Bill Brown and former Dominoes second tenor Charles White. Similarities also prevailed in the shape and form of high tenor lead Little David Baughn, who went on to sing with The Harps and to temporarily replace Clyde McPhatter in the Drifters. Listen to Little David's emotionally touching pipes on the beautiful House Without Windows and I Promise You - you'd swear you were listening to C. McPhatter. Their ballad and jump performances, recorded between 1952 and 1954, rank among the most powerful in the pantheon of rhythm and blues harmony. The program here includes 22 of their classic performances mostly recorded between 1952 and 1954 plus a few later sides by a different line up. Among the earlier gems are Flame in My Heart, Night's Curtain, Ghost of My Baby, White Cliffs of Dover, the hilarious answer to Sixty Minute Man, Don't Stop Dan, Mama's Daughter, and Trying to Hold My Gal. Terrific music, impressive sound quality, a cover photo of the group, and short but solid liner notes. Simply not a disc to miss. (DH)
THE CHECKERS: Can't Find My Sadie/ Don't Stop Dan/ Flame In My Heart/ Ghost Of My Baby/ Heaven Only Knows/ House With No Windows/ I Promise You/ I Wanna Know/ I Wasn't Thinkin', I Was Drinkin'/ Let Me Come Back/ Love Wasn't There/ Mama's Daughter/ My Prayer Tonight/ Night's Curtain/ Nine More Miles (the Faster, Faster Song)/ Oh, Oh, Oh Baby/ Over The Rainbow/ Trying To Hold My Gal/ White Cliffs Of Dover/ Without A Song/ You Never Had It So Good/ You've Been Fooling Around

 
ARTHUR CONLEY Atlantic (Germany) 80284 Sweet Soul Music ● CD $11.98
10 tracks, highly recommended
Back in stock. Reissue of the 1967 classic. Conley was Otis Redding's protégé - besides co-writing the classic title tune (based on Sam Cooke's Yeah Man), he put out Conley's first singles on his short lived Jotis label. The first sides are here - I'm A Lonely Stranger/ Who's Foolin' Who/ Take Me (Just As I Am)/ I Can't Stop (No No No). Interestingly enough, there are no cover tunes on this one, with 8 of the 10 written by Conley and/ or Otis, and the remaining 2 co-written by Dan Penn. (GM)

 
THE CONTOURS Spectrum 544 259-2 Essential Collection ● CD $11.98
Great collection of mostly up tempo R&B recorded for Gordy between 1962 and 1968 including their great #1 R&B hit (#3 on the pop charts) Do You Love Me - 18 tracks in all.
THE CONTOURS: Baby Hit And Run/ Can You Do It/ Can You Jerk Like Me/ Determination/ Do You Love Me/ Don't Let Her Be Your Baby/ First I Look At The Purse/ It Is So Hard Being A Loser/ Just A Little Misunderstanding/ Move Mr Man/ Searching For A Girl/ Shake Sherie/ So Grateful/ Stretch/ Whole Lotta Woman/ You Better Get In Line/ You Get Ugly/ Your Love Grows More Precious Everyday

 
THE KNIGHT BROTHERS RPM 279 Temptation ● CD $18.98
First ever CD issue of this duo's 1963-68 Checker and Mercury sides including some that were issued as by The Carltons. Like The Righteous Brothers, this duo was unrelated, consisting of Richard Dunbar & James Diggs who sang with the Starfire group that recorded for Decca & Atomic. The duo was a close harmony deep soul team, even more gospel influenced than Sam & Dave. Except for a few exceptions, most notably a great cover of The Everly Brothers' All I Have To Do Is Dream, the tunes are all written by Diggs including the fantastic Temptation 'Bout To get Me, which their only hit, plus Margaret/ Second Hand Lover/ City Life/ Easy Livin'/ Later Than You Think/ Sinking Low/ The Hand Of Faith and more. Includes eight page booklet with notes by British soul expert Clive Richardson. (GM/ FS)

 
CLYDE MCPHATTER Collectables 6227 Love Ballads/ Clyde ● CD $13.98
Reissue of Clyde's first two Atlantic albums from 1958 and '59 featuring most of his solo recordings for Atlantic. It includes a couple of great duets with Ruth Brown including their 1955 hit Love Has Joined Together plus other hits like Just To Hold My Hand/ Long Lonely Nights/ Lovey Dovey/ Come What May and A Lover's Question as well as other fine songs like Heartaches/ Rock And Cry/ I Gotta Have You/ Lucille/ When You're Sincere/ No Love Like Her Love/ Let Me Know (with Mike Stoller on piano)/ My Island Of Dreams/ Hot Ziggity and others.
CLYDE MCPHATTER: A Lover's Question/ Bip Bam/ Come What May/ Everyone's Laughing/ Gone/ Heartaches/ Hot Ziggity/ I Can't Stand Up Alone/ I Gotta Have You/ I'm Lonely Tonight/ Just To Hold My Hand/ Let Me Know/ Long Lonely Nights/ Love Has Joined Us Together/ Lovey Dovey/ Lucille/ My Island Of Dreams/ No Love Like Her Love/ No Matter What/ Rock & Cry/ Since You've Been Gone/ That's Enough For Me/ The Way I Feel/ Try Try Baby/ When You're Sincere/ You'll Be There

 
BARRETT STRONG Spectrum 980 777 The Complete Motown Collection ● CD $11.98
22 tracks, 59 mins, highly recommended Barrett Strong is usually only remembered for his R&B classic Money (That's What I Want) recorded for Berry Gordy's fledgling Tamla label in 1960 and the company's first number one hit. Although he never repeated that success this collection shows that he was far from a one hit wonder and features a fine collection of mid tempo burning R&B and soulful ballads written by the likes of Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and Strong himself. 10 of the tracks are previously unissued and are every bit as good as the issued sides. In addition to Money and the gorgeous flipside Oh, I Apologize this set also includes You Knows What To Do/ Whirlwind/ You've Got What It Takes (a fine cover of the Marv Johnson hit)/ Misery/ Do The Very Best You Can/ Actions Speak Louder Than Words/ Who's Taking My Place/ Sugar Daddy/ You're Too Young and more. (FS)

 
 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Ace CDCHD 1000 Golden Age Of American Rock 'n' Roll - Special Doowop Edition ● CD $18.98
The latest in Ace's great series of reissues from the American Hit Parade of the 50s and early 60s is devoted exclusively to doo-wop featuring 30 great sides not included in the main series. Although devoted doo-wop collectors will probably have most of these tracks they have rarely sounded this good thanks to Ace's state of the art remastering from original master tapes wherever possible. It includes tracks from The Regents, Marcels, Cleftones, Drifters, Platters, Ly-Dells, Slades, Spinners, Rick & The Keens, The Flamingos, Diamonds, Clovers, Moonglows, Royal Jokers, Larks and more. Includes 28 page booklet with notes on the stories behind each songs and copiously illustrated with artist photos, label shots, sheet music covers and advertisements.
LEE ANDREWS & THE HEARTS: Try The Impossible/ THE CHARTS: Deserie/ THE CHIMES: Once In A While/ THE CLASSICS: Till Then/ THE CLEFTONES: Heart And Soul/ THE CLOVERS: Love, Love, Love/ THE DIAMONDS: Little Darlin'/ THE DRIFTERS: Fools Fall In Love/ THE DUBS: Don't Ask Be (To Be Lonely)/ THE FIVE CHANELS: The Reason/ THE FLAMINGOS: Lovers Never Say Goodbye/ THE HARPTONES: What Will I Tell My Heart?/ THE JESTERS: The Plea/ THE LARKS: It's Unbelievable/ THE LY-DELLS: Wizard Of Love/ THE MARCELS: Blue Moon/ THE MOONGLOWS: Sincerely/ THE MYSTICS: Don't Take The Stars/ THE ORIOLES: Crying In The Chapel/ THE PARAGONS: If/ THE PASSIONS: Just To Be With You/ THE PLATTERS: The Great Pretender/ THE REGENTS: Runaround/ RICK & THE KEENS: Peanuts/ THE ROYAL JOKERS: You Tickle Me Baby/ THE SLADES: You Cheated/ THE SPINNERS: That's What Girls Are Made For/ THE TEENAGERS FEATURING FRANKIE LYMON: Why do Fools Fall In Love/ THE TIMETONES: In My Heart/ THE VAN DYKES: The Bells Are Ringing

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Ace CDCHD 1010 The Leiber & Stoller Story, Volume 1 : Hard Times ● CD $18.98
28 tracks, highly recommended
The first of three volumes featuring the songs of the great rock 'n roll songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This volume features recordings made between 1951 and 1956 when the duo was starting to make a name for itself in Los Angeles writing songs for some of the great West Coast blues and R&B singers along with some country and pop. It includes their first compositions recorded by Jimmy Witherspoon and The Robins in 1951 and includes their creation of lyrics for the great jazz tune Flying Home sung here by Amos Milburn and the original 1952 recording of Kansas City (recorded as K.C. Loving) by Little Willie Littlefield which has now been recorded more than 500 times! There are lots of other great sides from the likes of Charles Brown, Roy Hawkins, Little ESther, Little Mickey Champion, Milt Trenier, Joe Liggins, The Honey Bears, Vicki Young, Freddie Bell & The Bellboys (doing their tame version of Hound Dog - why not Big Mama Thornton?), Ella Mae Morse, Larry Evans, The Drifters, Edith Piaf (doing a great French version of Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots originally recorded by The Cheers) and more. Sound quality is superb and set includes 16 page illustrated booklet with extensive notes. (FS)
FREDDIE BELL & THE BELL BOYS: Hound Dog/ CHARLES BROWN: Hard Times/ JACK CARDWELL: Whadaya Want/ LITTLE MICKEY CHAMPION: Lovin' Jim/ THE CHEERS: Bazoom (i Need Your Lovin')/ THE DRIFTERS: Ruby Baby/ THE DU DROPPERS: Bam Balam/ LARRY EVANS: What About Me/ ROY HAWKINS: Gloom And Misery All Around/ SAM "HIGHPOCKETS" HENDERSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA (VOCAL: JERR: Too Bad Sweet Mama/ THE HONEY BEARS: It's A Miracle/ BULLMOOSE JACKSON: Nosey Joe/ ETTA JAMES: Tears Of Joy/ JOE LIGGINS: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah/ LITTLE ESTHER: Mainliner/ LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD: Kansas City (aka Kc Lovin')/ FRANKIE MARSHALL: If It's The Last Thing I Do/ AMOS MILBURN: Flying Home/ ELLA MAE MORSE: Down In Mexico/ BOBBY NUNN & THE ROBBINS: That's What The Good Book Says (alt)/ EDITH PIAF: L'homme A La Moto (black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots)/ THE ROBINS: Ten Days In Jail/ BIG MAMA THORNTON: I Smell A Rat/ MILT TRENIER: Squeeze Me/ WILLY & RUTH: Come A Little Bit Closer/ JIMMY WITHERSPOON: Real Ugly Woman/ VICKI YOUNG: Riot In Cell Block #9/ YOUNG JESSIE: Hot Dog

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Delmark 776 Tell Me ● CD $14.98
25 tracks, 63 minutes, excellent
Although Delmark covered doo-wop on two previous issues ("Chop Chop Boom" - Delmark 703 and "Bang Goes My Heart" - Delmark 761), this utterly fantastic collection delivers another twenty-four cuts by The Five C's, The Drakes, The Earls, The Strollers, The Dandeliers, The Dewtones and The Palms from the United vaults. Dating back to the golden age of streetcorner singing, the vocals groups here are marvelous. Hailing from in and around Chicago, these outfits were every bit as good as any others of the time, although they lacked the strength of sales that big hit artists enjoyed. However, that doesn't detract from the pleasure gained from spinning this superb set. Take a trip back in time to when singing was real and masterful from groups that started singing in their neighborhoods by the fire hydrants, mailboxes, and corner stores. Taken from the original master tapes, this is a thoroughly captivating hour-plus of sharp talent that went almost unnoticed. (CR)
THE DANDERLIERS: My Love/ She's Mine/ THE DEWTONES: Before I Met You/ Rockalick Baby/ THE DRAKES: Let Them Talk/ Take A Giant Step/ THE EARLS: I Love You So/ Meet Me After School/ THE FIVE C'S: Going My Way/ Goody, Goody/ I Long For You/ My Heart's Got The Blues/ Only By You (i Want To Be Loved)/ Studio Chatter/ Tell Me/ There's No Tomorrow/ Whoo-wee Baby/ THE PALMS: Edna/ Girl Of Mine/ I Love To Be With You/ Knew I Had A Chance/ Teardrops/ THE STROLLERS: Congo A Cha Cha Cha/ Fools Love/ Run Son

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo-Wop 006 30 Doo-Wop Favorites! Acapella!! ● CD $17.98
Fine collection of sides - presumably from the 60s and 70s - no dates are give. It features recordings from some of the greatest doo-wop group performing some of their best songs acapella, several recorded live. It includes A Thousand Miles Away by The Heartbeats, My True Story by The Jive Five, In My Diary by The Moonglows, Cony Island Baby by The Excellents and more from The Chords, Elegants, Five Discs, Jesters, Channels and others.
THE AD LIBS: The Boy From New York City/ THE CHANNELS: Bye Bye Baby/ Now You Know/ The Closer You Are/ THE CHIMES: Chop Chop/ THE CHORDS: Lulu/ More And More/ Sh-boom/ THE DEVOTIONS: Rip Van Winkle/ THE EARLS: Looking For My Baby/ THE ELEGANTS: Get Well Soon/ What's Your Name/ THE EXCELLENTS: Cony Island Baby/ THE FIVE DISCS: I Remember/ Never Let You Go/ THE HARPTONES: A Sunday Kind Of Love/ That's The Way It Goes/ THE HEARTBEATS: A Thousand Miles Away/ After New Years Eve/ THE JESTERS: The Wind/ THE JIVE FIVE: I'm A Happy Man/ My True Story/ Never Never/ What Time Is It/ THE KODAKS: Oh Gee Oh Gosh/ THE MOONGLOWS: In My Diary/ Most Of All/ THE NUTMEGS: Story Untold/ THE ROB ROYS: Dream Girl/ Pizza Pie

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo-Wop 013 33 Doo-Wop Dances ● CD $17.98
You won't be able to stop your feet from moving once you hear all about the jitterbug, bossa nova, pony, twist, crank, popeye, slide, hully gully and so much more on this collection of up-tempo doo-wop from the likes of The Blanders, Joe Lyons & The Arrows, The Calvaes, Lewis Webber, Beau Belles, Jimmy Charles & The Revelettes, The Blendtones, Invictors, Butchie Saunders & The Buddies, The Coajos, Bobby Lawrence & The Angelenos and others.
THE ARROWS: Indian Bop Hop/ THE BEAU BELLES: Honkey Tonk Hop/ THE BELEGIANETTES: Do The Crank/ THE BLANDERS: Jitterbug/ THE BLENDTONES: The Slide/ THE BUDDIES: Hully Gully Mama/ THE CALVAES: Mambo Fiesta/ THE CASUAL AIRES: Bossa Nova Twist/ JIMMY CHARLES & THE REVELETTES: Hop Scotch Hop/ THE CLOVERS: Bossa Nova Baby/ THE COANJOS: Do The Boomerang/ THE CORVETS: Let's Do The Pony/ DILLARD CROM JR: Rock And Roll Boogie/ THE DAPPERS: Chicken Twist/ DAVE & THE CARDIGANS: Cha Cha Baby/ THE DUMONTS: Do The Twist/ THE ERDELLS: Monkey Dance/ THE FIVE SPLENDERS: The Elephant Walk/ HAROLD & THE CASUALS: You Can Shake A Tail Feather/ THE INVICTORS: The Wiggle/ JOHNNY & DELL: Slow Locomotion/ The Bounce/ HERMAN JONES & THE KILTS: Mashed Potato/ BOBBY LAWRENCE & THE ANGELENOS: Hully Gully Fever/ JOE LYONS & THE ARROWS: Bop A Loop/ Shufflin Jive/ THE MAGICS: Let's Goo Ga Loo/ THE MAJESTICS: Teach Me How To Limbo/ HERB PRICE & THE DARTS: Shimmy Shimmy Cha Cha Cha/ THE ROBINS: Doing The Popeye/ BUTCHIE SAUNDERS & THE BUDDIES: Rock And Roll Indian Dance/ BOBBY TAYLOR: Ubangi Stomp/ LEWIS WEBBER: Queen Of Rock And Roll

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Gem 0200 The Best Of Gem Records ● CD $17.98
30 track collection of sides recorded for the New York based Gem label between 1953 and '54.
ANGEL FACE: Don't Ever Leave Me/ THE BLUES EXPRESS ORCHESTRA: Honkin' Away/ Mush/ DORIAN BURTON: Don't Take Your Love From Me/ JIMMY BUTLER: Cruelty For Kindness/ That Ain't Right/ Trim Your Tree/ THE CHORDS: Daddy Loves Mommy/ In The Woods/ JIMMY CRAWFORD: 'Til My Baby Comes Back/ KING CURTIS: Tenor In The Sky/ MELVIN DANIELS: No More Crying On My Pillow/ THE EARLS: Believe Me, My Love/ My Marie/ Out Of This World/ Spinnin'/ THE FIVE EMBERS: All Alone/ Love Birds/ Love Tears/ Please Come Home/ THE FOUR BELLS: Long Way To Go/ My Tree/ Only A Miracle/ Please Tell It To Me/ JOAN SHAW: Baby Come On/ Do What You Want With Me/ Oh How I Hate To Say Goodbye/ Why Don't You LeaveMy Heart Alone/ You Drive Me Crazy/ You Make Me Cry Myself To Sleep

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 234 The Renfro Soul Story - Priceless Los Angeles Northern ● CD $18.98
24 tracks of uptown soul from Los Angeles recorded in the mid 60s for the highly collectable Renfro label. Includes Bobby Wisdom, Morris Chestnut, The Young Brothers, The Stunners, The Sequins, Buddy McKnight/ Luke Day, John Westly and more.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Lost Highway 02100 Night Train To Nashville ● CD $19.98
Two CD set featuring a cross section of African-American music recorded in Nashville between 1945 and 1970 and giving a brief look at the vibrant musical scene there. It includes blues, R&B, doo-wop, soul and pre-funk. 34 recordings are featured including Cecil Gant, Christine Kittrell, The Varieteers, Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers, Esquerita, Larry Birdson, Johnny Jones & The Imperial 7, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hebb, The Avons, The Valentines, Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson and many more. It also includes three "bonus" tracks - Little Richard doing a commercial for radio station WLAC, an air check of WLAC dee-jay John Richbourg and theme music from Earl Gaines. Includes booklet with notes by Ron Wynn.
JOHNNY ADAMS: Reconsider Me/ ARTHUR ALEXANDER: Anna (go To Him)/ GENE ALLISON: You Can Make It If You Try/ THE AVONS: Since I Met You Baby/ SAM BAKER: Something Tells Me/ JIMMY BECK & HIS ORCHESTRA: Pipe Dreams/ JO JO BENSON: Soul Shake/ LARRY BIRDSONG: Somebody, Somewhere/ RUTH BROWN: Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean/ AUDREY BRYANT: Let's Trade A Little/ CLIFFORD CURRY: She Shot A Hole In My Soul/ ESQUERITA: Rockin' The Joint/ EARL GAINES: It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)/ White Rose (theme)/ CECIL GANT: Nashville Jumps/ RUDY GREEN & HIS ORCHESTRA: Buzzard Pie/ ARTHUR GUNTER: Baby Let's Play House/ BOBBY HEBB: Sunny/ JOE HENDERSON: Snap Your Fingers/ FRANK HOWARD & THE COMMANDERS: Just Like Him/ THE HYTONES: Bigger And Better/ ETTA JAMES: What'd I Say (live)/ JOHNNY JONE & THE IMPERIAL 7: Really, Pt. 1/ KID KING'S COMBO: Skip's Boogie/ CHRISTINE KITTRELL: L&n Special/ Sittin' Here Drinking/ ROBERT KNIGHT: Everlasting Love/ LITTLE HANK & THE RHYTHM KINGS: Christene/ LITTLE RICHARD: Royal Crown Hair Dressing Ad/ THE MARIGOLDS: Rollin' Stone/ THE PRISONAIRES: Just Walkin' In The Rain/ JOHN RICHBOURG: John R Theme/ernie's Record Mart Commercial /monkey Doin' Woman/ ROSCOE SHELTON: Say You Really Care/ JOE SIMON: The Chokin' Kind/ JOE TEX: I Want To (do Everything For You)/ THE VALENTINES: Gotta Get Yourself Together/ THE VARIETEERS: If You And I Could Be Sweethearts

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Pepto Roma 506 Dazzling Group Sounds, Vol. 6 ● CD $17.98
Another in this excellent series featuring 26 rare doo-wop sides including many making their first appearance on CD - The Limelighters, Serenaders, Calvanes, Sonny Martin & Group, Al Kent & Group, Bette McLaurin & The Four Fellows, The Hollywood Producers, Tangerines, Cecil Price & Group, The Valiants and lots more.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS President PRCD 150 Step It Up And Go - Tearing Up The Roots Of Rock 'n' Ro ● CD $15.98
Two CDs, 54 tracks, recommended Two CD set with 54 tracks of country and R&B from the 40s and early 50s leading up to the emergence of rock'n roll. This set was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of Bill Haley's Rock Around The Clock - certainly not the first rock 'n' roll record as used to be claimed but one that was important in spreading the musical culture of rock 'n roll and a number of the tracks here have a Haley connection including a couple by Haley himself, songs that he covered and songs f his that others recorded before. him. It includes the original version of Rock Around The Clock by Sonny Dae & His Nights which is very different to the Haley version. Although there are a number of similar CD set on the market this one includes quite a few tracks not readily available elsewhere and has tracks by The Four Clefs, Joe Turner, Arthur Crudup, Red Foley & Roberta Lee, Margie Day, Johnny Otis Orchestra, Moohah, Eddie Carter Quintet, Donny Knigh, Merrill Moore, Annie Laurie & Paul Gayten, Ralph Marterie (he covers Haley's Crazy Man Crazy), Chuck Willis, MOon Mullican, Faye Adams, Danny Overbea (Haley covered his Forty Cups Of Coffee), Ruth Brown, Hank Williams and many more. Sound quality is excellent and there is a 12 page illustrated booklet with notes by Dave Penny. (FS)
JOHNNY ACE & BIG MAMA THORNTON: Yes Baby/ FAYE ADAMS: I'll Be True/ THE BLACK CATS & A KITTEN: Step It Up And Go/ RUTH BROWN: Hello Little Boy/ BOB BURTON: Boogie Woogie Baby Of Mine/ EDDIE CARTER QUINTET: Eat 'em Up/ RAY CHARLES: It Should've Been Me/ THE CROWS: Gee/ ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP: I Want My Lovin'/ SONNY DAE & HIS KNIGHTS: Rock Around The Clock/ MARGIE DAY: Snatchin' It Back/ THE DELMORE BROTHERS: Freight Train Boogie/ THE DU-DROPPERS: Get Lost/ RED FOLEY & ROBERTA LEE: I Gotta Have You/ TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD & ELLA MAE MORSE: False Hearted Girl/ THE FOUR CLEFS: Dig These Blues/ CLARENCE GARLOW: Crawfishin'/ JIM GATLIN: The Way You're Treatin' Me/ LOU GRAHAM: Long Gone Daddy/ RUDY GREEN: It's You I Love/ HARDROCK GUNTER: Honky Tonk Baby/ BILL HALEY & THE SADDLEMEN: Rock The Joint/ Rockin' Chair On The Moon/ WYNONIE HARRIS: Everybody's Boogie/ Please Louise/ GENE HENSLEE: Dig'n And Datin'/ CHUCK HIGGINS: Motorhead Baby/ LOUIS JORDAN: Teardrops From My Eyes/ SONNY KNIGHT: But Officer!/ ANNIE LAURIE & PAUL GAYTEN: One Sweet Letter From You/ MOMS MABLEY & THE ORIOLES: Yes Indeed!/ ROSE MADDOX: I'm A Little Red Caboose (on The Choo Choo Train Of Love)/ RALPH MARTIERI: Crazy Man Crazy/ MOOHAH: All Shook Out/ THE MOONGLOWS: I've Been Your Dog (ever Since I've Been Your Man)/ MERRILL MOORE: Red Light/ MOON MULLICAN: I Done It/ JOHNNY OTIS ORCHESTRA: Rock Me Baby/ DANNY OVERBEA: Forty Cups Of Coffee/ LOUIS PRIMA: Oh Babe/ THE RAVENS: Ol' Man River/ JIMMIE REVARD: Daddy's Got The Deep Elem Blues/ KENNY ROBERTS: Choo Choo Ch'boogie/ DICKIE THOMPSON: 13 Women & One Man/ THE TRENIER TWINS: Ooh Look-a There Ain't She Pretty/ THE TRENIERS: Rock-a-beatin' Boogie/ HAPPY JOE TURNER: Feelin'/ JOE TURNER: Little Bittie Gal's Blues/ ZEB TURNER: Jersey Rock/ HANK WILLIAMS: Move It On Over/ CHUCK WILLIS: Caldonia/ BOB WILLS: Corrine, Corrina/ Sittin' On Top Of The World/ BIG JIM WYNN: Ee-bob-a-liba

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Stateside 73348-2 But Officer! - More Original Jamaican Sound System ● CD $11.98
Complementing EMI 84736-2 ("Original Jamaican Sound System") this presents another fine collection of R&B from the 50s which was played over sound systems in Jamaica in the 50s and early 60s. Includes sides by Sonny Knight (the classic title song), Shirley & Lee, Fats Domino, Ernie Freeman, Louis Prima, Lynn Hope, The Squires, The Block Busters, Maxwell Davis ( a straight country cover of Hank Williams' Hey Good Lookin'!), The Playmates, Etta James and other. 12 page booklet has notes, photos and label shots - the latter including rare Jamaican pressings of some of the titles on this collection.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS WI 2004 Wisconsin Doo-Wop & Groups ● CD $17.98
A 32 track mixture of doo-wop and beat groups from Wisconsin from the 50s and 60s including The Matadors, The Versatones, The Comic Books, Honey & The Dew-Drops, The Hightones, The Supremes, Uniques, Chuck Travis, Paul Steffan & The Apollos, Chuck Travis and Doo Wa Wa, The Bel-Aires and others. Excellent sound and booklet has brief notes.
THE BEL-AIRES: Don't Destroy Me/ Hey Little Girl/ I'll Be Forever Loving You/ Just Treat Me Right/ THE COMIC BOOKS: Black Magic & Witchcraft/ Manuel/ The First Time In My Life/ THE HIGHTONES: Glad To Be Here/ HONEY & DEW-DROPS: Confucius Say/ HONEY & THE DEW-DROPS: Come My Little Baby/ THE MADADORS: Alright/ Girl Don't Leave Me/ THE MAR-J'S: Forever Ther'll Be A Summer Night/ THE ROCKIN ROBINS: Remember When/ PAUL STEFFAN & THE ROYAL LANCERS: Angel In My Eyes/ PAUL STEFFAN & THE APOLLOS: Cry Angel Cry/ Hey Lonely One/ The Devil's Soul Is Black/ You/ THE SUPREMES: I Lost My Job/ I Love You Patricia/ CHUCK TRAVIS: Sea Of Love/ Tear Drop Blue/ TRUC: There's A Moon Out Tonight/ THE TWILIGHTERS: Can't You Stay A Little Longer/ Restless Love/ THE UNIQUES: Mysterious/ Picture Of My Baby/ Right Now/ Somewhere/ THE VERSATONES: Billa/ Tight Skirt & Sweater

 

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