Sunday, September 01, 2013

Record #0487: Reveille Rock / Time Bomb – JOHNNY AND THE HURRICANES

Warwick 513 (original, 1st pressing) USA, Oct. 1959
Music bySide A – Tom King (Harry Balk), Ira Mack (Irving Micahnik), Carl Conatser; Side B – King, Mack
Musicians: Johnny Paris (sax), Paul Tesluk (organ), Dave Yorko (guitar), Lionel Mattice (bass), Bill Savich (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Morty Craft in New York, NY, 1959
Highest chart positions:  US #25, US R&B #17, UK #14

This was the follow-up single for their only million-seller, "Red River Rock". The group had a fresh new instrumental sound of their own, carrying them in the US charts for a couple of years and in the UK charts for a couple of years more.

The group was managed by Harry Balk and Irving Micahnik, who wrote many of their hit songs under pseudonyms "Tom King" and "Ira Mack".

List price:  Very Good+ is $12.50, Near Mint is $25. Stereo release is $50 for a Near Mint.

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