Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Jerry De Lon & The Redcoats


MAE 45-1002

The flip is "Cobra" an instrumental by the Redcoats a band based out of New Albany, Indiana

The Redcoats

The picture above was found at indiana45s
The names of the band members are, from left to right: Larry Hawkins – Bass, Jerry Schleicher – Lead vocalist (kneeling), Bill Heinz – Lead Guitar, Dennis Heinz – Rhythm Guitar, Gary Wallbaum – Keyboards (lying on the piano), Brian Strange – Drums. The Redcoats also had two background singers: Leslie Brockmeyer & Kristine Balgeman (not shown).

Jerry De Lon (De Leon?) name is not mentionned.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cha Cha Blues

Tony Rinaldi

Cha Cha Blues

Bart 7-G-16

After this recording for Nick Bartell's Bart label, Tony Rinaldi became in Detroit a member of a group composed of Miami, Florida students :  the Sonny Bloch's Coralairs, named after Coral Gables, Florida, where the University of Miami is located.  

Tony Rinaldi is the uncredited vocalist on Baby Blue Eyes released in 1958 on the Detroit Bee label (produced in Miami) as by the Sonny Bloch's Coralairs. That's the sum of my knowledge of this artist.

The Coralairs, Tony Rinaldi is on left

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Big Eyed Baby

Linc and The Linnettes

Big Eyed Baby

Palette PZ 5112

"Some Day" on the flip is by The Linnettes, an obscure girl group.  From Washington D.C., I'm inclined to think.  Firstly, Duke Leonard, here the songwriter and the producer, managed Barry Darvell and co-wrote with him several songs. Barry Darvell was from Washington.
Secondly, The Saxtons, the band behind Linc & the Linnettes were a D.C. area's club band led by Joe Stanley.  They  backed Big Joe Turner, Sam Cooke, Little Anthony, The Ames Brothers, Lloyd Price, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, Bobby Rydell, Jackie Wilson, Dion & the Belmonts, Freddie Cannon, and many, many others on local performances. 

But who are The Linnettes and who is Linc, I've no idea.  Lincoln Chase perhaps? 

Produced by Morty Wax and Duke Leonard

Friday, June 10, 2016

Rock - Rock - Rock

Jimmy Cavello And His House Rockers

Rock, Rock, Rock
The Big Beat
That's The Groovy Thing
Soda Shoppe Rock

      Coral (EP)  

The House Rockers left to right, John LaTocha, Jimmy Cavallo, Chuck Sgroi and Tony Licameli

Jimmy Cavallo born in Syracuse, New York in 1927 is best known for performing with his band in the 1956 movie, Rock, Rock, Rock, by pioneering music DJ Alan Freed. Jimmy and the Houserockers were the first all-white band to play at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, where they celebrated the movie's release.