Saturday, August 4, 2012

I Got A Rocket in my Pocket

Another batch of space-themed label pics. Curiously enough, there is NO Rocket label listed in the huge Bob McGrath's RnB discography.

Any comment including the words "Elton" and "John" will be ignored.



Cincinnati, Ohio
country singer Jay Johnson own label
Pressed by King Records, 1962




Appleton, Wisconsin

Gold Star Recording Company
Capitol custom press, 1962
Jerry Williams and his Rockets
(member Bob Timmers, of Rockabilly Hall of Fame fame)




Nashville, Tennessee
A product of the ultra-primitive Globe Recording Studio above Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, the famous liquor haunt around the corner from the Grand Ole Opry. (Cub Koda)



Friendswood, Texas
contemporary square music


Boston, Massachusetts
1958
For the label story, see Mellow's Log Cabin


Branson, Missouri
Baldknobbers
King Records custom pressing


Crowley, Louisiana
(Glen Owens)
Owner J.D. Miller renamed it Rocko
late fifties



Unknown location
(I'll found one in the end)
(Don Bishop)
A great mystery!



Marshall, Texas

(Ray Strong)
Starday custom series, pressed by King Records in Cincinnati



Chicago?
The Staccato's
Arr. Lew Douglas
Pressed in Chicago by "Midwest Record Pressing", 1963


Alamogorda (sic), New Mexico
(Bill Lamm)
early seventies
Mastered by Sound of Nashville



Unknown location
(The Velvets)
Pressed in Cincinnati by Rite Records
1960




Rochester, New-York
(Ronny Hines)
Fine custom recording




Portland, Oregon

(The Five Men of Swing, vocal Jack Scott)




A product of the Air-Tone studios, Philadelphia

(Johnny Toto and the Nostalgics)



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2 comments:

  1. I am a friend of John Toto
    imthebaf@aol.com

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  2. Oh my gosh! I'm his neighbor!!! :)

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