Sunday, July 07, 2024

Record #0725: Rock ‘n Roll (EP) – BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS

A1 “Razzle Dazzle”, A2 “Two Houd Dogs”, B1 “Burn That Candle”, B2 “Rock-a-Beatin’ Boogie”

Brunswick OE 9214 (original) UK, June 1956
Words & Music by:  A1 – Charles E. Calhoun (= Jesse Stone); A2 – Bill Haley, Frank Pingatore; B1 – Winfield Scott; B2 – Bill Haley
Musicians: Bill Haley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Franny Beecher (lead guitar), Marshall Lytle (upright bass on side A), Al Rex (upright bass on side B), Billy Williamson (steel guitar), Joey Ambrose (tenor sax on side A), Rudy Pompilli (tenor sax on side B), Johnny Grande (piano), Billy Gussak (drums on side A), Cliff Leeman (drums on side B)
Recording sessions: Produced by Milt Gabler at Decca Studios, Pythian Temple, New York, NY; Side A on 10. January 1955; B1 on 23. September 1955; B2 on 22. September 1955
Highest chart positions:  The EP didn’t hit the charts. The songs were in the charts as singles: A1/A2 UK #13, B2/B1 UK #4

The Comets of the 1st half of the 50’s meet the Comets of the 2nd half in this UK release.

Somewhat interesting choice for a picture sleeve. 😊
There are two variants of the front cover: one with orange ‘Ish background and one with bright yellow. The yellow one is possibly the rarer variant, which was exported to Scandinavia.

List price:  UK releases are not in the catalog. These have been selling for 15-45 euros in eBay.


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