Thursday, August 11, 2011
Well, maybe not a festival, but this is a nice little group of 1955 sound-alikes released by the Cincinnati, Ohio label, Gateway--in this case, Gateway Parade of Hits. House of Blue Lights is a cover of the Chuck Miller hit, Ain't It (sic) a Shame covers Pat Boone covering Fats Domino, and so on. The most interesting track, to me, is the Roy-Cliffs' Autumn Leaves, onto which the orchestra was most likely dubbed. Why? To allow the track to function as a copy of the Roger Williams hit. That is my guess.
At any rate, the Roy-Cliffs Autumn Leaves version previously featured at this blog featured nothing but organ and piano, and I think we're hearing an augmented version of that same track. I'll have to do side by side comparison. I'll announce my findings in an intentionally aired press conference. Or maybe I'll just go the cheaper route and post them here....
To the Gateway hits: Gateway Parade of Hits
THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS--Dick Warren & Jack Daniels (Gateway 1129)
MAYBELLENE--Jack Daniels, Herbie Layne's O. (Gateway 1135; 1955)
AIN'T IT A SHAME--Art Rouse w. The Four Jacks (Gateway 1129; 1955)
SEVENTEEN--Art Rouse, Herbie Layne's O. (Gateway 1130; 1955)
THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT--Eileen Scott, Herbie Layne's O. (Gateway 1130; 1955)
AUTUMN LEAVES--Roy-Cliffs, Herbie Layne's O. (Gateway 1137; 1955)
WAKE THE TOWN (AND TELL THE PEOPLE)--Herbie Layne's O. and Cho. (G. 1135; 1955)