Sunday, September 15, 2013

Record #0500: Black Slacks / Boppin' Rock Boogie – JOE BENNETT AND THE SPARKLETONES

Sparton 464 (original) Canada, Jul. 1957
Words & Music bySide A – Joe Bennett, Jimmy Denton; Side B – Bennett, Wayne Arthur
Musicians: Joe Bennett (vocals and guitar), Howard Childress (vocals and guitar), Wayne Arthur (bass), Jimmy Denton (drums), Paul Anka (uncredited backing vocals on side A)
Recording sessions: Produced by Don Costa at Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY, Jun. 10, 1957
Highest chart positions:  US #17, US R&B #11

Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones was a fairly unknown rockabilly group, but they recorded one classic of the genre featured here as the title song of this Canadian release. After this single they got two other songs in the charts: "Penny Loafers and Bobby Socks" (US #43) and "Boys Do Cry" (US #105).

500 records down in the blog; still quite many to go ...

List price:  Canadian pressings (nor 78 rpms) not in Goldmine catalog.

No comments:

Post a Comment