Saturday, August 18, 2012
Fake Haley hits, continued
We just heard the five budget-label copycat versions of Rock Around the Clock (if anyone knows of a sixth, please let us know). So, how to follow such a knockout post? With more fake Haley hits, of course. And here are some label scans to go with this post and the previous.
It's been a while since I last had any of these up, so... here there are again. We'll be hearing from the usual budget-label suspects--Tops, Prom, 18 Top Hits (Waldorf), Parade--and the much lesser known TunePac (Crazy Man, Crazy).
You'll dig these crazy sounds--they're wowsville. It's rock and roll, Daddy-o, and it's the latest and the gonest hep cat jive. You'll rock. You'll roll. You'll "and." (Or is it 'n'?) Artie Malvin and the Deerhill Dudes await.
Ripped from 45 rpm EPs and one vinyl, 7" 78: Fake Haley hits
Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie--Johnny Curtis w. the Toppers (Tops 45-R71)
Don't Knock the Rock--Artie Malvin w. the Rhythm Rockets and Ray Bloch's O. (18 Top Hits 207)
Dim, Dim the Lights--The Brigadiers (Top 18 Hits 140)
Razzle Dazzle--Jerry Rudolph and His Radio and TV Orch. (Today's Records 1206)
Mambo Rock--Bob Daily w. the Prom Orch. (Prom 1109; 78 rpm)
The Saints Rock and Roll--Artie Malvin and the Zig Zags (18 Top Hits 188)
Dim, Dim the Lights--Bobby Powers and His Hits-a-Poppin (sic) Orch. (Parade 4509)
Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie--Artie Malvin and the Deerhill Dudes (18 Top Hits 163)
Mambo Rock--Artie Malvin w. the Brigadiers (18 Top Hits 150)
Crazy Man, Crazy--Ray Brankey w. Bernie Saber Orch. (TunePac 5002)