Sunday, July 01, 2012

Record #0040: Rip It Up / Teenager’s Mother (Are You Right?) – BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS

Decca 30028 (original promo) USA, Aug. 1956
Words & Music by:  Side AJohn Marascalco, Robert Blackwell; Side BCurtis R. Lewis, J. Leslie McFarland
Bill Haley (vocals and guitar?), Franny Beecher (lead guitar), Rudy Pompilli (sax), Al Rex (bass), Billy Williamson (steel guitar … can anybody hear it?), Johnny Grande (piano), Ralph Jones (drums)
Recording sessions:
 Decca Studios, New York, NY, July 12, 1956
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #25, UK #4; Side B – US #68

Need I say much about a record like this?

Haley & His Comets did this very soon after Little Richard issued the original one.

List price:  “Very Good+” is $12.50 and “Near Mint” is $25. Promos could be a bit more.

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