Monday, May 31, 2010

Ralph Miranda and Del Toro's

Rogo 1025
(New Haven, Connecticut)

Ralph Miranda and Del Toro's

The Flame

Don't Leave Me Now

Connecticut Elvis sound-a-like at Odio studios in NYC (correction by Ralph himself with thanks)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pin Cushion

Pin Cushion

Buddy Holly style out of St. Louis, Missouri, produced by Robert Miller, by C.A. Bruce on a not named label. From? 1962? (just guessing)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Rattlesnake Daddy From Tennessee

"Chick" Morris
Rattlesnake Daddy From Tennessee………….69
LEE 503 – A curiously effective blues. Sounds like a collector’s side, with New Orleans flavor. Unlike the flip [Greenback Dollar], this side uses both horns and strings, whereas the flip is more country-oriented. (Lois, BMI)
[Billboard January 26, 1957]


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Goodbye Elvis

This Bobby Freeman isn't obviously Bobby Freeman the soul singer.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dance of the Goony Bird

Pat Miller
Hall Daniels and the Naturals

Dance of the Goony Bird

Harmad 113

Harmad Records Discography (1954-1956)

Owned by Harry Okun

1430 N. McCadden Pl.
Hollywood, California

Publisher : Okun Music, BMI

101 Steve La Rue with Spoke Little and Bros. (54)
102 Pat Harding (54)

103 Steve La Rue and his Saddle Mountain Boys (55)
104 Fran Harris with the Four Friends
105 The Four Friends : Yucca Bean / By Your Side (55)
106 Ellen Farren : Him ! / Lullaby My Love (55)
107 Don Friend (55)

108 Jay Bird (56)
109 Monty Kelly Orch. & the Hi-Fi’s
110 Mary Howard
111 Ellen Farren (56)
112 Jack Richards, Hall Daniels and the Naturals (56)
113 Pat Miller, Hall Daniels and the Naturals (56)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Florian Monday and his Mondos

Florian Monday & Band were from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. This is their first record on Realm. The follow-up was "Rip It, Rip It Up", known to the real music lovers all around the world.

According to a Billboard snippet from 1964,
Boom Boom Branigan, WPTR (Albany), was so impressed with the Realm recording swingers, Florian Monday and the Mondos, after catching them at a record hop at Saratoga Springs, he booked the group for a week at Albany’s University Swing Club owned by a friend of his. « They’ll rock the place », he assured his friend. An dwell they might have if they could have gotten in. Seems all but Florian were under 18 years of age. [Billboard, August 22, 1964]

A deserved recognition
Florian Monday memorial located in plaza in front of former courthouse in Woonsocket.
The sculpture is entitled "The Hiker"


UPDATE (March 9, 2012) : A brand new blog, Rip It Up R.I., A discography of rock and roll vinyl records from the state of Rhode Island in the 1960s, has a detailed story of Florian Monday and His Mondos. Check it out !


They Call Him Casanova

Casanova Jr.

They Call Me Casanova

Sally Mae

Port 70001


Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Blue Tempos - Rock and Roll Rhythm


The Blue Tempos recorded at Terra Sherma Studios in Detroit, Michigan in 1965/66. This is likely the only release on the label, a custom RCA pressing (927M was allocated to Meadowbrook Records owned by Ernie Stratton who also ran the Terra Sherma Studios).

George Brown was member of the Blue Tempos.

I've got only a clip of "Steal Away", the quite interesting slow side, but it's in a file which includes a clip of both sides. Too lazy this evening to do the necessary editing work. If you feel like it, it's HERE.


Class Cutter

Class Cutter

Ruth Ann

Frank Ganger (a.k.a. Dicky Stop) has now his own photographic business called, “First Coast Photo,” where he continue to pursue a 50 year passion with photography.

Class Cutter was also recorded by Dale Hawkins :

Monday, May 17, 2010

Chick Carter - Rock Baby Rock

Chick Carter - Rock Baby Rock

On Milo Records, out of Harrison, New-Jersey, a subsidiary of the cool Cool label.

A discography of Cool & Milo labels, courtesy of Malcom Chapman, can be found HERE

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Trip to The Moon

"Bartender Bring On The Booze" is the song on the flipside. Has been compiled on the Buffalo Bop CD « Rhythm & Booze »


I'm in Orbit

Bob Tamplin, associate producer of the Andy Williams TV show on CBS-TV and former associate producer of « Your Hit Parade » recorded this in 1959 under the name of Tamp Tamplin.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Baby Where Were You

Helen Mack with Fable Recording Orchestra
Baby Where Were You


Friday, May 14, 2010

Rock-A-Boogie Babies

From 1959 on the Lee Palmer-headed Dynasty label


Picture of our Sawyer Sisters is :

none of the above


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ring A Ding Polka

The flip "The Tragedy (We Were There)", a very sad song, if you are in the mood, is listenable HERE.

The Morning Call, Feb. 19, 2000 :
John M. Turioscy -member of the J.C.L. Rangers- obituary :

John M. `Yodeling John` Turioscy, 72, of East Lansdowne, Delaware County, previously of Hellertown and Palmerton, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, in his home. He was the husband of Veronica (Vaites) Turioscy for 51 years.

A graduate of Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia, he was a laborer for Slevin Manufacturing, Upper Darby, for many years. He was also a singer and musician and a member of the JCL Rangers, performing in country western clubs for 35 years until 1983.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of Mary (Bachovoain) Turioscy of Hellertown and the late John Turioscy.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Willie Treat - Star of Fortune

Willie Treat - Star of Fortune

From 1957.

Willie Treat was signed to Cadence Records the same year and had a single on Laurie Records in 1961.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Butch White a.k.a. Buddy White

Teen Age Ball

Unlucky Man

Rainy Seasons

For Your Love
(The Wheeler Dealers)

Acknowledgments : Udo Frank

The All-Niters - Summertime Blues

First release on the label, formed in Chicago in 1964 by Seymour Schwartz, head of Heartbeat Records.

This All-Niters were from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. They recorded 2 more 45s as the All-Nighters on Erie and a hard-to-find "Recorded Live At The Barn" LP, also on Erie, recorded in Sandusky. and records under other names (Vigilantes mostly).


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Little Dog

Johnny Thunder

Little Dog

Finch Records
(Cincinnati, Ohio)




Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Flying Dutchman At Work

Excerpt from his bio found at the Cambridge Who's Who :

Ernest L. Batz, Sr., Musician with Dutchman Enterprises, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of musical performance.

"High energy" and "toe-tappin'" - just a few of the terms that describe the musical sounds of Ernest L. Batz, Sr., more popularly know as 'The Flying Dutchman.' With an excess of 66 years of professional experience in musical composition and performance, he has truly made an impact on the genre of Western Swing. A one-man band, Mr. Batz plays a myriad of instruments including the accordion, drums and cymbals. He has made multiple appearances on television and radio shows and performed with high-profile musical talent including The Oakridge Boys, Bill Anderson, the Blue Ridge Quartet, Little Jimmy Dickens and Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper. Active in his local community, Mr. Batz makes frequent appearances at company carnivals, fairs, senior homes and churches, and sings his songs in German, Pennsylvania Dutch and English.

The most disturbing information is that Mr. Batz has no intentions to stop making music. Looking to the future, he intends to record a gospel music DVD.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lollypop Baby

From Downey California, this young vocal trio (2 girls and a guy) and "Do Yourself A Favor" their original composition written by members Georgia Massey and Dopha Stark was enough to entice record producer, Eddie Davis to take them to Audio Arts Recording Studio in Hollywood, California and release this recording on his Faro Record label in 1959. Eddie also brought in his staff co-producer, Wayne Franklin Corps to assist him with the musical and vocal arrangements. After the release of the record, the group received some local radio airplay and continued to achieve regional success. The Rhythm Rockets also appeared at many high schools and colleges as well as private events in the Southern California area promoting their record for Faro Production and Associated Talent Enterprises.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Trepur 1011

**De Castrow– a rebel (in Havana) is making time with this banana worker’s chick. Has a pleasant lyrical quality, altho the lyric has some violence. [Billboard Jan. 18, 1960]

*Elvis In The Army– With Elvis in the Army the Army’s going rock and roll. That’s the theme. Side is a rocker, with mild novelty appeal. [Billboard Jan. 18, 1960]

The A-side written by Clyde Beavers, then emcee of the "Peach State Jamboree" which featured our hero of the day, Jaybee Wasden.

Clyde Beavers, until recently deejay for Johnny Bailes on the Jim Denny-Webb Pierce station WJAT, Swainsboro, Ga., has been named manager of WBRO, Waynesboro, Ga., recently acquired by Denny and Pierce. Beavers launched « Peach State Jamboree » at Nancy Auditorium, Swainsboro, New Year’s Eve with a show comprising Johnny Ferg, Chuck Goddard, Johnny Bailes, Jaybee Wasden and Beavers, plus local talent. The show will be presented once a month, Beavers says. He reminds artists and diskeries that the station is desperately in need of wax. Billboard, Jan. 11, 1960

Trepur (rockabilly on)

Trepur records (pressed by Rite Records)

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One of the many really stupid results of a web search
What they are thinking? Are we really that dumb?