Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dave Burgess on Tops

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Dave Burgess is probably famous for being one of The Champs. But he also recorded under his own name for Okeh (53-54), Tampa (55) , Tops (56-57) and Gene Autry's Challenge (first as Dave Dupree, 57-61).

Tops Records a budget record label based in Los Angeles, California, and owned by Precision Radiation Instruments recorded cover versions of the hits of the day, four of them for the price of two.

Dave recorded about twenty covers for Tops. None seems to have been re-issued anywhere. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On " was also issued on the Tops album Music for A Mad Ball (Tops L1610), soundtrack of the Columbia Picture - "Operation Mad Ball".

Friday, January 29, 2010

Nick Anthony

From 1957, on the Cindy label, one of many labels owned by George Goldner (End, Gone etc.). Nick Anthony also recorded two singles for ABC-Paramount the following year :

ABC-Paramount 9919
More Than Ever
You're Real Keen, Jelly Bean
ABC- Paramount 9985
Forbidden Love
My Baby's Gone

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gary Criss : Good Golly Miss Molly

Gary Criss (selected) discography

Strand Records
25044 - Good Golly Miss Molly / I'll Love Only You -1961
Diamond Records
114 -Our Favorite Melodies / Welcome Home To My Heart -1962
122 - The Girl I Told You About / My Heavenly Angel - 1962
127 - Long Lonely Nights / I Still Miss You So - 1962
145 - Sweet, Warm And Soft / Little Joe - 1963
182 - Hands Off Buddy / If This Is Goodbye – 1965
190 - This Love Of Mine / My Baby Left Me – 1965
228 - Welcome Home To My Heart / Hands Off Buddy – 1967
Next Gary Criss fronted The Glass Bottle, an American pop band, whose song about bitterness and heartbreak, "I Ain't Got Time Anymore," was recorded in 1970, and reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1971.

The band was co-produced by Dickie Goodman. Goodman had an advertising deal with a PR firm that was trying to save the glass industry from losing soda pop clients to plastic bottles, so Goodman and partner Bill Ramal formed a group, called them "The Glass Bottle," and produced their album. The group produced two hits, "I Ain't Got Time Anymore" and "The Girl Who Loved Me When," before breaking up and drifing into obscurity.

Good Golly Miss Molly

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Betty Reilly : Saga of Elvis Presley

Betty Reilly

"Saga of Elvis Presley" was first issued on her RKO-Unique LP "Caught in The Act" and later re-issued on the Tops Records" subsidiary "Golden Tone label" (The Explosive Betty Reilly)

betty reilly_saga of elvis presley.mp3

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Morocco label discography

Morocco label discography

Los Angeles, California
Owner : Jesse J.Jones
Publisher : Lajesse J. Music, BMI
Year(s) active : 1958

Buddy And The Fads
Won't You Love Me
Is It Just A Game
J.J. Jones
Easy Now
Terri & Jane
Betty Simpson
Faithful To You
Little Blue Doggie
Johnny Knight
Rock & Roll Guitar
Snake Shake

Won't You Love Me

Is It Just A Game

Rock and Roll Guitar

Snake Shake