Sunday, September 30, 2012

Record #0127: I Will Follow Him / Wind-Up Doll – LITTLE PEGGY MARCH

RCA 47-8139 (original) USA, Jan. 22, 1963
Words & Music by:  Side A – Arthur Altman, Norman Gimbel, Franck Pourcel, Paul Mauriat; Side B – Leslie Merrill
Musicians:  Little Peggy March (vocals) with orchestra and chorus conducted by Sammy Lowe
Recording sessions:   Produced by Hugo & Luigi at RCA Victor Studio A, New York, NY, Jan. 1963
Highest chart positions: US #1, UK -

Not bad for a 15-year-old: a number one hit with her second single record.

List price:  Very Good+ $10, Near Mint $20

Record #0126: Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun) / Broken Promises – DEL SHANNON

Amy 915 (original) USA, Nov. 7, 1964
Words & Music by:  Del Shannon
Musicians:  Del Shannon (vocals and guitar), Dennis Coffey (lead guitar), Bill Knight (guitar), Bob Kreiner (bass), Marcus Terry (drums), George Katsakis (keyboards)
Recording sessions:   Produced by Harry Balk at Bell Sound Studio, New York, NY, Oct. 1964
Highest chart positions: US #9, UK #3

Sorry for the butt ugly worn-out label … but it really is this record in the photo. :-P

Del Shannon was one of the very few American rock/pop artists who were able to chart a single in the UK Top 10 during the British Invasion. "Keep Searchin'" did just that.

The title song, the flip side "Broken Promises" and two other songs were recorded in one session, where Shannon was backed by a group called the Royaltones.

List price:  Very Good+ $8, Near Mint $16

Record #0125: Puppy Love / Adam And Eve – PAUL ANKA

ABC Paramount 10082 (original) USA, Feb. 1960
Words & Music by:  Paul Anka
Musicians:  Paul Anka (vocals) and an orchestra conducted by Sid Feller
Recording sessions:   Produced by Don Costa at Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY, Dec. 4, 1959
Highest chart positions: Side A - US #2, UK #33; Side B – US #90

Anka wrote “Puppy Love” for Annette Funicello, whom he was dating at the time.

List price:  Mono versions -Very Good+ $7.50, Near Mint $15; stereo versions VG+ $25, NM $50

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Record #0124: I’m Too Far Gone (To Turn Around) / If You Could Read My Mind – BOBBY BLAND

Duke 393 (original) USA, 1965
Words & Music by:  Side AClyde Otis, Belford Hendricks; Side B – Deadric Malone
Musicians:  Bobby “Blue” Bland (vocals), side A others unknown; side B: Joe Scott (trumpet), Melvin Jackson (guitar), Jimmy Beck (tenor sax), Bobby Forte (tenor sax), Johnny Board (alto sax), Teddy Reynolds (piano), Wayne Bennett (guitar), Hamp Simmons (bass), John “Jabo” Starks (drums), others unknown
Recording sessions:   Side A - New York, NY, Nov. 11, 1965; Side B – Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 27, 1964
Highest chart positions:  US #62, US R&B #8, UK -

Deadric Malone” was quite a character and it’s very unlikely that he actually wrote the flip side song.

List price:  Very Good+ $5, Near Mint $10

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Record #0123: Searchin’ / Young Blood– THE COASTERS

ATCO 6087 (original, 2nd pressing) USA, 1957

This one has the same details as the first pressing.

I was able to make a really quick post here today. :)