Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shirley Ward With The Rockets

Shirley Ward With The Rockets 

101 Johnny "On The Run"
R.Golden - S.Long - P.Ferraro
Becks Music BMI
J.Speca - S.Long
S&S Music BMI
Blossom Records

I'm not aware of any other releases on this Blossom label or any other releases by Shirley Ward.  It has to be a label out of Reading, Pennsylvania, as the four songwriters are from the seat of the Bercks County  :

  • Emidio Vagnoni, better known by thousands of Berks County country music fans as Shorty Long. His career spanned more than 50 years, from Broadway shows to fronting his own performances. Not to be confused with soul singer Frederick Earl "Shorty" Long 
  • John Speca wrote many songs with Shorty Long. He resided, I believe, in Pottstown, Pa.
  • Patrick Ferraro headed Kingston Records, a Reading label, in 1963-1964.
  • Russ Golding (R. Golden) was the associate of  Grover Barbour, owner of Bee Records, also a Reading label.


  1. has picture of flip.

  2. Any more info about Shirley Ward and Rockets from Pennsylvania? Pa Talent Shines PMMBH home