Monday, February 17, 2014

Record #0541: Stick Shift / Cruising – DUALS

Sue 745 (kind of original, 2nd pressing on this label) USA, Jul. 1961
Music bySide A – Henry Bellinger; Side B – Bellinger
Musicians: Henry Bellinger (lead guitar), Johnny Lageman (rhythm guitar), others unknown
Recording sessions: Produced by H.B. Barnum in Hollywood, CA, 1961
Highest chart positions:  US #25

The very first pressing of this was under a small Hollywood label, Star Revue Records (number 1031) in May 1961. The record soon became too big to handle for the label, so Sue Records agreed to take it for national distribution. Sue pulled a fast one on Star Revue and the Duals and didn't pay them their royalties, hence they later sued Sue and got their paycheck in 2004. Not much comfort for Bellinger, who had already passed away by then.

List price:  Very Good+ is $15, Near Mint is $30. If you have the Star Revue release of this, that's a keeper (NM is $800).

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