Sunday, June 09, 2024

Record #0700: The Real McCoy / Cookies and Coke – THE VENTURES

Blue Horizon 100 (original) USA, 22. February 1960
Words & Music by:  Side ADon Wilson, Bob Bogle; Side B – Bob Bogle, Don Wilson, Jo Wilson
: Bob Bogle (lead guitar, vocals?), Don Wilson (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), George Babbitt (drums / percussion, vocals?)
Recording sessions: Produced by the Ventures probably somewhere in Tacoma, WA in 1959
Highest chart positions:  No chart success

I found these with my son in an antiques shop in Snohomish, WA. The shop had just received a box full of old records from a local radio station and we were the first ones to go through it. Lots of great records from the 50’s and the early 60’s; and then there were these two gems.

This was the first record released by the Ventures. It was self-published and they made only 500 copies. These two may be the rarest records in my collection.

Side A sounds like there’s somebody playing the bass, too, but I found no info on who that might be.

List price:  Very Good + is $300, Near Mint is $600


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