Red Tiger Shoes
From 1960 on the tiny Belmont label out of Hollywood, possibly owned by Steve Riggio.
|Tommy Hammond (1932-2014)|
Info taken from the excellent Both Sides Now website HEREDiscoTeen, which released 5 sets of 10 discs with a red label, culledall the recent hits from the Discotheque Series and added a lot more,with only occasional slow songs. Mixed in with the instrumental versionsof hits were 1-3 originals on each album (as was the case for the otherseries, also), usually quite competent and danceable instrumentals.The music itself included no hit versions, but the musicians were quitecompetent and the sound quality was excellent. The artists were notidentified, so we have called the various artists the same name Seeburgused for their generic music in the past, The Seeburg Spotlite Band.Actually, according to those around Seeburg at the time, bands such asDavid Carroll and Boots Randolph and their orchestras were hired torecord these tunes, and recordings were done in first-rate studios suchas Universal Studios in Chicago (Seeburg's home city) and Nashville'stop studios. All the recordings were well-separated true stereo.
"As Jesus walked among the sinners, I want to walk among the nudes to describe for them the better way of life that I have found," said Susanne Haines Register, a former nightclub stripper. Mrs. Register also is to conduct a weekend tent revival in the suburb of El Cajon. Meanwhile, the City Council on Wednesday decided to put the question of whether nude sunbathing will continue at Black's Beach before the voters in September. In recent weeks, the council has been under increasing pressure to reverse its three-year-old experiment in allowing the 900-foot strip of cliff-enclosed sand to be used as "swimsuit optional" area. Protests concerning the beach have been loud from residents of the $250,000 homes in La Jolla Farms, which overlooks Black's Beach, although some of the residents say they are more upset about parking problems created by the more than 30,000 people who use the beach on weekends than nudity. Robert Jacobs, chairman of the Nude Beaches Committee, told the council he was "distressed that a small group of totalitarian moralists" forced the council into its 5-3 vote to call the election. "We'll continue to fight in the council chambers. We'll continue to fight in the courts. And we'll fight on the beaches," said Jacobs, whose group seeks expansion of swimsuit optional beaches. He said if necessary, nude bathers would test the ability of the city to enforce clothing edicts by inviting mass arrests.
Have A Gluey Christmas (3:11) [Razzle Dazzle, BMI-Holiday, Trovato]Weird sense of humor on the part of a “child” sets up a funny side thatstands a chance of copping novelty honors for this year’s Christmassales. High-voiced lead, soft choral backdrop and a quaint ork sound makefor a wild bit of change-of-pace spinning. Flip: “Clarence the Cross-EyedBear” (2:10) [Same credits.]
Cash Box — November 18, 1967
Randazzo Forms Eastern ProductionsNEW YORK — Eastern Productions,an independent record production firm,has been formed bv Teddy Randazzo.The company will headquarter at1631 Broadway (PL 7-7630). Thenew enterprise will focus on and in-corporate elements of Eastern musicin its disk productions.Artists signed by Eastern to dateinclude Jeff Monn & the Third Bardoand John Power & the Facts of Life.A disk by the former group is duefor release shortly. Randazzo is ne-gotiating pacts with several labels.Producers for Eastern, in addition toRandazzo, are Victoria Pike and RustyEvans.
Cash Box, 26 November 1966
TOMMY BIENER Golden Crest 501 TOP 40 (Michele, ASCAP) An effective novelty-blues with clever lyrics about a guy's personal fem hit parade. Swingin' backing by a fem group gives the disk a provocative sound. It rates whirls. Flip, "My Love Is Your Goal," is a medium-beater (Beta, BMI).