Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bob Riley

Bob Riley

A regular on the Hayloft Jamboree (WCOP, Boston, Mass.) Bob Riley jumped on the rockabilly bandwagon once Elvis came on the scene. Bob Riley was known as "the Elvis of New England." In addition to having a notable career of his own, Bob played lead guitar on Freddie Cannon's early recordings. He was still performing until recently locally on the country circuit.


Bob Riley (center) in the Radax studio
Cover of Eagle 90203 (CD) (Germany, 1994)
Rare Fifties Boston Rockabilly, Vol. 1

Two unissued acetates from 56 or 57

Four Button Suit
Rock 'N' Roll Mama


1957
Dot 15625
Without Your Love / Baby Sitten



1958

MGM 12612

The Midnight Line / Wanda Jean



1958
Coral 62002

I Waited / Mr. Bluebird


1959
Coral 62125
I Think It's a Shame (They Don't Care) / Blue Guitar Waltz


1960

York

Big Dog / I'll Win You Back Again



1961
Tibor 4500
Weekend Vacation / Memories Of Home

1965
Vikim 7661
Red Roses For A Blue Lady / Blue Suede Shoes

year?
Fleetwood Records FL51971
Bob Riley and His Fabulous "Nashville Sounds"
Far Away Places b/w "Starbrite




OTracklist

Download (re-up)

Note 1 : Included is "To The Aisle". original release unknown, I'm not even quite sure that is the same Bob Riley.

Note 2 : "Big Dog" is perhaps his best rocker. Never compiled, as far as I known. Also included, even if the file is cut before the end.


6 comments:

  1. "To The Aisle" was released in 1959 on the Coral EP 81186 (along with "Earth Angel", "Tonite Tonite", and "In The Still Of The Night").

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  2. Any chance for a re-up? I would be grateful. Thanks!

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  3. Post updated (new link)

    Magic word : TrailOff

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  4. Many, many Thanks! God bless.

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  5. This is my father, so happy to see people enjoying his music!

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  6. JUST FOUND TWO BOB RILEY {APPARENTLY UNKNOWN} VIKIM 45s....#1333 AND #7061...THESE PRE-DATE THE KNOWN #7661. PRETTY COOL!

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