Thursday, July 04, 2024

Record #0721: Razzle Dazzle / Two Houd Dogs – BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS


Decca 9-29552 (original) USA, June 1955
Words & Music by:  Side A – Charles E. Calhoun (= Jesse Stone); Side B – Bill Haley, Frank Pingatore
Musicians: Bill Haley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Franny Beecher (lead guitar), Marshall Lytle (upright bass), Billy Williamson (steel guitar), Joey Ambrose (tenor sax), Johnny Grande (piano), Billy Gussak (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Milt Gabler at Decca Studios, Pythian Temple, New York, NY on 10. January 1955
Highest chart positions:  US #15, UK #13 (the single entered the UK chart on 15. September 1956)

By this time the band had just had their only US #1 hit with “Rock Around the Clock” and they were on a roll. Haley and his Comets had eight consecutive singles in US Top 20 (and after that they had none).

List price:  Very Good+ is $12,50, Near Mint is $25. This is probably not the 1st pressing, but the list prices are the same for all originals.

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