...discoverd these incredible songs from ?***The DECCA Sessions moved from 8th Aug. 2006.***.***Dinah : originally recorded by Al Handler and his Alamo Cafe Orch. for Gennett in 1925 but apparently rejected via Ethel Waters, COLUMBIA 487-D, 1926 via Jean Goldkette And His Famous Victor Record Orchestra with vocal chorus by "The Kentucky Boys", Victor 19947, 1926 via Fats Waller And His Rhythm, Electrola, June 1935.***Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (I) (C) 1903) : from Red Nichols And His Five Pennies, Brunswick, 1927 via Glenn Miller and his orchestra, Bluebird, 1941 [originally by Eddie Cantor and his orchestra in 1903, a song dedicated to his wife Ida Tobias].***MARIE : from a waltz composed by Irving Berlin for an early sound movie called The Awakening in 1928 via the original vocal version by Tommy Dorsey A.H.O. feat. Jack Leonard on vocal in 1937.***Corrine, Corrina : from Big Joe Turner, US POP 41, 13th June 1941 & Joe Turner with Chorus and Orchestra, Atlantic, US R'N'B #23, 24th Feb. 1956 [originally by Bo Carter (alias Armenter Chatmon), November 1928.***Sweet Sue, Just You : from Sweet Sue by Fat Waller and his Rhythm, HMV (NY City), June 1935 [originally by Bennie Krueger And His Orchestra, 1928.***CHARMAINE : from the 1926 Raoul Walsh's movie "What Price Glory ?" (a part of the) soundtrack-signed Ernö Rapée-Lew Pollack- based on a piano solo composed by Johannes Brahms via Edmund Eysler "Der Lachende Ehemann", an exerpt of the operetta soundtrack-premiere at Wien Bürgertheater on 19/03/1913 (literally, the laughing married man-premiere in London as The Laughing Husband in 1913).***A.B.C. Rock : from Sally Starr aka Sally Belair, (Mrs. Jesse Rogers), Clymax CR-EP-1002, late 1958 or early 1959.***I Got A Woman : from Ray Charles' I' Ve Got A Woman, Atlantic 1050, December 1954, a rewording of a spiritual (P.D./unknown songwriter(s) called "Ain't that good news", 1940***It was also derived from the tune of a gospel song by Professor Alex Bradford's "Jesus is all the world to me", Specialty, 1954 and it is said Ray Charles was also influenced by Alex Brown or the Bailey Gospel Singers (COLUMBIA, 1951) "I've Got A Savior [(Across Town)].***(Now And Then) There's A Fool Such As I : from Hank Snow, The Singing Ranger and his Rainbow Ranch Boys, RCA Victor 47-5034, 15th/11/1952.***"Caldonia" : from Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five's "Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?), DECCA, January 1945.***"Ooh! Look-A There, Ain't She Pretty" : Looka-there, ain't she pretty from Clarence Williams and his Orchestra, Vocalion 2616-B, 1933, via Buddy Greco and his Three Sharps including Francis Beecher on/to the guitar, Musicraft 515, 1947.***(Thanks For The) Summer Souvenir : from Summer Souvenirs by Larry Clinton And His Orchestra feat. Bea Wain on vocal, US #3, 1938 via Bing Crosby, Decca, Oct. 1938.***Puerto Rican Peddler : from Puerto Rican Pedlar by Johnny Brandon With The Phantoms, Polygon, UK, 1955.***
This "Alrededor Del Reloj" is in fact the Spanish title for the Bill Haley Scrapbook not to be confused with "Rock Alrededor Del Reloj" which is the Spanish title translation for Rock Around The Clock!***All these cover songs were issued in 1956.***First, here is the Queen of Mexican rock'n'roll: Gloria Rios (con el conjunto de Jorge Ortega) and "El Relojito" released by RCA Victor (75-9980). ***Now we go to Argentina to meet Hermanas Navarro con la Orquesta de Héctor "El Arabe" Hallal" and "Bailando El Rock" also released by RCA Victor (AVE-351).***Afterwords here is Italy including Il Quartetto Cetra (con accomp. di orchestra) and "L'Orologio Matto" [ad. Giovanni "Tata" Giacobetti] released by Cetra (EP CETRA 0579 - "Flash Sonori no1"); L'Orologio Matto (canta in Inglese Mirio Notari) by Gastone Parigi e il suo Quintetto Almaviva, Odeon TW 4372, 1956; Quartetto Radar (con accomp. di piano e ritmo) and RATC sung in English (inglese) released by Durium and also issued in Spain and released by HISPAVOX (HH 1723 - BAILE PARA 4) (EP) as "Cuarteto Radar" (con acomp. de piano y ritmo) and last but not least, holy shit!, Renato Carosone e il suo Quartetto "canta Piero Giorgetti in inglese" (US #1 with his song "Torero" less than two years later!!!)***Pathé QAT 6013, November 1956. [10" LP "Carosello Carosone No 4"], also released by US Capitol.
"BILL HALEY ON STAGE", Stockholm, Sweden, 24th June 1968 ("with invited audience". Do you know who they were? If not, the mafia!!!), pickwick/HALLMARK records SHM 773, UK, September 1972.[originally Sonet (UK) SNT 302, 03/1970 (Bill Haley And The Comets In Sweden: Rock Around The Clock) then Sonet (Sweden) GDP 9989, 11/1971 (Bill Haley On Stage).***Recorded live at Hammersmith Palais, UK, March 25, 1974, WEA filipacchi music/ATLANTIC 40555, France, June/July 1974.[originally ATLANTIC/Antic K51501, UK, June 1974].***Feat. i.a. Freddy Moore on drums.***Also played in Belgium next 14th May at the Conservatory in Liège including Beecher's Boogie Woogie, I was there!).
In 1962, Bill Haley was touring the US Army (Armed Forces in Germany) and promoted his concerts at the AFN studio (Armed Forces Radio) in August and September of that year.***Here are a few songs played by him and his band The Comets: Feelin' Happy: from Big Joe Turner, 1950; Wolverton Mountain: from Claude King, 07/1962; Ja-Da: from the New Orleans Jazz Band's Ja-Da (Intro. You'll Find Old Dixieland in France), Okeh 1155-B, late 1918; Hallelujah I Love Her So: from Ray Charles, 1955 re-released in 1962; The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise: from Isham Jones, 03/1923 instrumental, revived by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1951.
All these acetate tracks were unissued at the time of their recordings: Rose of My Heart; Cherry Tree Lane: adapted by Bill Haley and based on the book "Mary Poppins In Cherry Tree Lane" published in 1934; Cute Little Brown-Eyed Girl; A Sweet Bunch of Roses; Yodel Your Blues Away; Candy and Women; Behind the Eight Ball; Ages and Ages Ago: from Gene Autry, CBS/COLUMBIA 20114 & 37322,1948; Honestly; I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair: from Jimmie Davis, Capitol, 1942; Whispering; I Love You So Much It Hurts: from Floyd Tillman (Ryan, deceased on 22/08/2003), CBS/COLUMBIA, 1948; Little Rock, Arkansas; A Bundle of Kisses; Are You Teasing Me?, first recorded by Carl Smith and The Tunesmiths, COLUMBIA, 1952, US Country Charts #1; I Want You; Gotta Have My Baby Back: from Floyd Tillman's I ('ve) gotta..., COLUMBIA, 1946, US Country Charts #6 and Jimmy Wakely, Capitol, 1948; Take Me in Your Arms: from Eddy Arnold's Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me, RCA0150, 1949 [15/05/1918-8/05/2008]; Teardrops from My Eyes.***A few songs are already listed in another article.***The Down Homers (comprising Bill Haley on lead vocals) on January 27, 1946 at a WOWO [Fort Wayne, Indiana] radio show sung She Taught Me How To Yodel: from Elton Britt, RCA/Bluebird, 1941 [recorded in 1962 by British singer Frank Ifield with Norrie Paramor AHC, EMI/Columbia 45-DB 4913]).***The yodel is a kind of sung voice especially in Switzerland and Austria.***Proper records 4-CD box set notes: "Franny" Beecher (of Bill Haley's Comets) has confirmed that 'The Jumping Jaguars' was a side-project for him, and the lead singer on "Knock-Kneed Nellie From Knoxville" [btw, Hancock's "K-KN" is not a cover song] and "Shut The Door Baby" (Decca 9-29938, rel. 18/06/1956 [both splendid r'n'r songs!) would have actually been Billy Williamson. Both songs were recorded between "Rockin' Through The Rye" and "Calling All Comets" sessions (on April 24, 1956)."***In my opinion: The Jumping Jaguars' musicians were: Jack Hammer (lead vcls & drums on both sides; Francis "Franny" Beecher (gtr); Mame Watts (pno); chorus (probably Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson...), NO BASS [bass line played on piano]; tenor sax is still unknown.***Also issued by Decca/OMEGA 9.61.062, Belgium, 1956.***Tidbit time: Jack Hammer (aka Earl S. Burroughs recorded lotsa songs in Belgium for Ronnex Records i.a "Come Twist Around The Clock"!!!) owned and directed by Albert Van Hooghten (in Antwerp) alias "A. Vano".***His brother, René (aka Ray Maxwell), launched the Belgian and US Moonglow labels (5000 serie) and the US Palette (PZ) in the late 50s.***At the time of Van Hooghten decease, Ronnex was bought out by EMI Belgium.***Other Proper records notes about The Jumping Jaguars: ...Franny Beecher (lead gtr). Question: who played the rhythm gtr seeing theres no lead gtr without it !? (Billy Williamson?)...Of course, not.
Steve Harley (alias Steve Nice) and Cockney Rebel recorded in 1976 this Beatles song written and composed by George Harrison : Here Comes The Sun. Excerpt from the CD below, EMI : CDP 7 46714 2, 1987 / EMI UK: CZ 15, 1987.***Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel are some of MySpace friends.
***Twist Marie/live, 1962 : from Oh Marie by Louis Prima with Sam Butera and The Witnesses, Capitol, 10/1956.***Marie Twist, 1962 : from Marie From Sunny Italy by Irving Berlin, 1907.***Eight More Miles To Louisville : from (Louis Marshall) Grandpa Jones, Brunswick 5676, 1957.***Reunion De Etiqueta, 1963 : from Tuxedo Junction by Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra, Jubilee 107, 1940 via Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.***El Quelite, 1963 : from Los Hermanos Záizar, RCA Victor, 19??. Originally a Mexican traditional, Public Domain, "canción ranchera" probably from the 18th century [El Quelite is located 20 miles north of Mazatlan just across the Tropic of Cancer between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean; ï¿½acaso hemos olvidado también la popular canción mexicana El quelite? "que es un tipo de amaranto" - "it's a type of amaranth"].***Girl I've got news for you, 10/1963: from Ray Charles, LP Genius + Soul = Jazz, Impulse AS-2, 1961.***Adios Marquita Linda, 1963 : from Marcos A. Jiménez, 19??***El Poney, 1963 : from Pony Time by Don Fardon and The Goodtimers, Arnold 1002, 1961 [a re-write of "Boogie Woogie" by Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, 1928] via Chubby Checker, Parkway, 01/1961, US #1, 02/1961 - Checker's second million-seller, setting off a new dance craze for the Pony.***Pepito, 1965 / Pepito Mi Corazón, 1966 : from a Latin-American trad. (Brazil) via by Elena Madera, Decca, 1959 and Los Machucambos, Decca, France, 12/1960.***Estomago Caliente / No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's in)/live, 1966 : from The T-Bones, Liberty 55836, 1965.***Harlem Nocturne / Harlem Nocturno / Harlem A Go Go/live, 1966 : from Ray Noble And His American Orchestra, COLUMBIA, 1939.***Justine/live, 1966 : from Don And Dewey, Specialty 631, 05/1958.***El Septimo Hijo / The Seventh Son/live, 1966 : from Willie Mabon, Chess 1608, 1955.***Mohair Sam/live, 1966 : from Charlie Rich, Mercury/Smash S-1993, 1965.***New Orleans / Nueva Orleans/live, 1966 : from Gary "US" Bonds, LeGrand records 1009, US #6, 1960.***Hi-Heel Sneakers/live 1966 : from Tommy Tucker, Chess/Checker 1075, 1964.***Baja California Sun / California Sun/live, 1966 : from The Rivieras [formed in South Bend, Indiana], Riviera R-1401 (Sheldon), US POP #5, 1964 [originally by Joe Jones And His Orchestra, US #77, Roulette, 1961.***La Cucaracha/live, 1966 : Mexican song, 1893 [cucaracha = bulky carriage, Pancho Villa].***Hambone/live, 1966 (I) : via Rayburn Anthony, SUN, 1960 [originally by Red Saunders and his orchestra with Dolores Hawkins and The Hambone Kids, Columbia/Okeh 6862, 02/1952).***Mish Mash, 1964 : from Carrie Grant And The Grandeurs (The Grandeurs = The Comets), Newtown, 1963.***Ella Cree Que La Amo Aun, 1964 : from She Thinks I Still Care by George Jones, US #1, United Artists, March 1962.***Surf De La Sandia, 1964 : from Herbie Hancock Trio's Watermelon Man, Blue Note, 1962.***Cerca Del Mar, 1964 : from Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin, US #6 & UK #8, Atlantic, Jan. 1960 [originally La Mer, a hit for well known French songwriter/singer Charles Trenet, Magic Notes Columbia, 1946].***Movendiose, 1964 : from Movin' n' Groovin' by Duane Eddy And His "Twangy Guitar", Jamie 1101, 1958.***A Gusto Contigo, 1964 : from Je Me Sens Bien (Auprès De Toi) by Petula Clark, disque Vogue EPL 8.078, France, 1963 [adapted from Dance On by The Shadows, EMI/Columbia, UK, 1962].***No Tu Puedes Sentar, 1964 : from Can't Sit Down by The Bim Bam Boos feat. i.a. Phil Upchurch, Cornell Muldrow, Dasher D 500, 1959 probably via a sax instrumental by Phil Upchurch And His Combo, Boyd 1026 DJ, 1961 and possibly via The Dovells, Parkway, US #5, 06/1963.***Madero Y Gante, 1964 : from Washington Square by The Village Stompers, EPIC N7-26078, US #2, 1963.***Surf Del Elefante, (I), 1964 : from Baby Elephant Walk by Henri Mancini And His Orchestra, RCA Victor, US DNC, 1961.***Surf Del Monkey, 1964 : from The Monkey Shine by Carl Perkins, Decca 31709, 1964.***All these songs were available on his 8 Mexican LP's [Twist, 1961; Bikini Twist, 1962; Twist En México, 1962; Madison, 1963; Carneval De Ritmos Modernos, 1963; Surf Surf Surf, 1964; Whisky A Go-Go (live), 1966; Bill Haley A Go-Go, 1966].***The only one LP record released by Roulette was Twistin' Knights ("twistin' nights"!) At The Roundtable (live at the nightclub), 1962.***Tidbit time : at that time, Morris Levy is at the head of the Roundtable nightclub. In March 1962, Bill Haley & The Comets occur in a row eleven evenings with an aim of recording a live album . On injunction of his wife, Franny Beecher had left the group a few months earlier (giving up his third of the benefit). One will especially pick up him at home in a limousine to play lead guitar on the forthcoming album. Sticks Evans (aka Willie Davis???), African drums, is recruited because the content of the LP is supposed to be very "twist" and, as Evans plays with The Starliters of Joey Dee (Roulette star-house, a firm directed successively by Levy and Goldner), he is thus regarded as THE specialist in the dance craze/rhythm à la mode.***UK Ember LP, "P. 1969" [June 1968!!!] : originally Whisky A Go Go released in Mexico on the Orfeón/DIMSA label (12478) in 1966.***Like all true professionals, Haley's greatest asset is his ability to take his music out of the recording studio and perform it LIVE.***Mainly the accent is on the kind of rock'n'Roll that Bill Haley and the Comets have made their own since April 1954.***"When you will have heard this album you will know why Bill Haley wore the crowns!***At that time, Mexico, 1966, the Bill Haley legend started nearly 15 years ago...There followed a series of int'l smash-hits which included Shake, Rattle and Roll, RATC and many others. In fact, the list of Bill's record successes went on to read like a one-man chart took-over bid.***Mariachi Vargas were formed by Don Gaspar Vargas in Tecatlitán, Jalisco, Mexico back in 1898.***CD : from the LP "Twistin' Knights At The Roundtable - Roulette R-25174, ca. April 1962" recorded live on-the-spot in New York City in March 1962 and released in US in 1999 by Rhino/Soundies.
This is possibly a bootleg album released in Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.***Nevertheless, a terrific 16-track CD issued at the time on EMI/Parlophone from 1963 to 1965.***B.J. Kramer, vcls (b. William Howard Ashton, 19 August 1943, Bootle, Merseyside; Mike Maxfield, lead gtr; Robin Macdonald, rhythm gtr; Ray Jones, bs gtr; Tony Mansfield, drums. http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/villa/9500/kramer.htm
***Twist Marie/live, 1962 : from Oh Marie by Louis Prima with Sam Butera and The Witnesses, Capitol, 10/1956.***Marie Twist, 1962 : from Marie From Sunny Italy by Irving Berlin, 1907.***Eight More Miles To Louisville : from (Louis Marshall) Grandpa Jones, Brunswick 5676, 1957.***Reunion De Etiqueta, 1963 : from Tuxedo Junction by Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra, Jubilee 107, 1940 via Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.***El Quelite, 1963 : from Los Hermanos Záizar, RCA Victor, 19??. Originally a Mexican traditional, Public Domain, "canción ranchera" probably from the 18th century [El Quelite is located 20 miles north of Mazatlan just across the Tropic of Cancer between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean; ï¿½acaso hemos olvidado también la popular canción mexicana El quelite? "que es un tipo de amaranto" - "it's a type of amaranth"].***Adios Marquita Linda, 1963 : from Marcos A. Jiménez, 19??***El Poney, 1963 : from Pony Time by Don Fardon and The Goodtimers, Arnold 1002, 1961 [a re-write of "Boogie Woogie" by Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, 1928] via Chubby Checker, Parkway, 01/1961, US #1, 02/1961 - Checker's second million-seller, setting off a new dance craze for the Pony.***Pepito, 1965 / Pepito Mi Corazón, 1966 : from Pepito by Elena Madera, Decca 1959/1959.***Estomago Caliente / No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's in)/live, 1966 : from The T-Bones, Liberty 55836, 1965.***Harlem Nocturne / Harlem Nocturno / Harlem A Go Go/live, 1966 : from Ray Noble And His American Orchestra, COLUMBIA, 1939.***Justine/live, 1966 : from Don And Dewey, Specialty 631, 05/1958.***El Septimo Hijo / The Seventh Son/live, 1966 : from Willie Mabon, Chess 1608, 1955.***Mohair Sam/live, 1966 : from Charlie Rich, Mercury/Smash S-1993, 1965.***New Orleans / Nueva Orleans/live, 1966 : from Gary "US" Bonds, LeGrand records 1009, US #6, 1960.***Hi-Heel Sneakers/live 1966 : from Tommy Tucker, Chess/Checker 1075, 1964.***Baja California Sun / California Sun/live, 1966 : from The Rivieras [formed in South Bend, Indiana], Riviera R-1401 (Sheldon), US POP #5, 1964 [originally by Joe Jones And His Orchestra, US #77, Roulette, 1961.***La Cucaracha/live, 1966 : Mexican song, 1893 [cucaracha = bulky carriage, Pancho Villa].***Pancho-Hambone/live, 1966 (I) : via Rayburn Anthony, SUN, 1960 [originally by Red Saunders and his orchestra with Dolores Hawkins and The Hambone Kids, Columbia/Okeh 6862, 02/1952).***Mish Mash, 1964 : from Carrie Grant And The Grandeurs (The Grandeurs = The Comets), Newtown, 1963.***Ella Cree Que La Amo Aun, 1964 : from She Thinks I Still Care by George Jones, US #1, United Artists, March 1962.***Surf De La Sandia, 1964 : from Herbie Hancock Trio's Watermelon Man, Blue Note, 1962.***Cerca Del Mar, 1964 : from Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin, US #6 & UK #8, Atlantic, Jan. 1960 [originally La Mer, a hit for well known French songwriter/singer Charles Trenet, Magic Notes Columbia, 1946].***Movendiose, 1964 : from Movin' n' Groovin' by Duane Eddy And His "Twangy Guitar", Jamie 1101, 1958.***A Gusto Contigo, 1964 : from Je Me Sens Bien (Auprès De Toi) by Petula Clark, disque Vogue EPL 8.078, France, 1963 [adapted from Dance On by The Shadows, EMI/Columbia, UK, 1962].***No Tu Puedes Sentar, 1964 : from The Bim Bam Boos feat i.a. Cornell Muldrow, Dasher D 500, 1959 (You) Can't Sit Down via The Dovells, Parkway, US #5, 06/1963 and possibly from a sax instrumental by Phil Upchurch And His Combo, Boyd 1026 DJ, 1961].***Madero Y Gante, 1964 : from Washington Square by The Village Stompers, EPIC N7-26078, US #2, 1963.***Surf Del Elefante, (I), 1964 : from Baby Elephant Walk by Henri Mancini And His Orchestra, RCA Victor, US DNC, 1961.***Surf Del Monkey, 1964 : from The Monkey Shine by Carl Perkins, Decca 31709, 1964.***All these songs were available on his 8 Mexican LP's [Twist, 1961; Bikini Twist, 1962; Twist En México, 1962; Madison, 1963; Carneval De Ritmos Modernos, 1963; Surf Surf Surf, 1964; Whisky A Go-Go (live), 1966; Bill Haley A Go-Go, 1966].***The only one LP record released by Roulette was Twistin' Knights ("twistin' nights"!) At The Roundtable (live at the nightclub), 1962.***Tidbit time : at that time, Morris Levy is at the head of the Roundtable nightclub. In March 1962, Bill Haley & The Comets occur in a row eleven evenings with an aim of recording a live album . On injunction of his wife, Franny Beecher had left the group a few months earlier (giving up his third of the benefit). One will especially pick up him at home in a limousine to play lead guitar on the forthcoming album. Sticks Evans (aka Willie Davis???), African drums, is recruited because the content of the LP is supposed to be very "twist" and, as Evans plays with The Starliters of Joey Dee (Roulette star-house, a firm directed successively by Levy and Goldner), he is thus regarded as THE specialist in the dance craze/rhythm à la mode.***UK Ember [An Ember Records Release (distributed by Pye Records (Sales) Ltd.)/Suite 4 - Carlton Tower Place, Sloane Street - London S.W.I.] EMB 3396, "P.1969": LP "The King of Rock Bill Haley plays", June 1968 : originally Whisky A Go Go released in Mexico on the Orfeón/DIMSA label (12478) in 1966.***Like all true professionals, Haley's greatest asset is his ability to take his music out of the recording studio and perform it LIVE.***Mainly the accent is on the kind of rock'n'Roll that Bill Haley and the Comets have made their own since April 1954.***"When you will have heard this album you will know why Bill Haley wore the crowns!***At that time, Mexico, 1966, the Bill Haley legend started nearly 15 years ago...There followed a series of int'l smash-hits which included Shake, Rattle and Roll, RATC and many others. In fact, the list of Bill's record successes went on to read like a one-man chart took-over bid.***Mariachi Vargas were formed by Don Gaspar Vargas in Tecatlitán, Jalisco, Mexico back in 1898.***CD : from the LP "Twistin' Knights At The Roundtable - Roulette R-25174, ca. April 1962" recorded live on-the-spot in New York City in March 1962 and released in US in 1999 by Rhino/Soundies.
Discos Orfeón belonged to Don Rogerio Azcárraga and the musical director was Paco de la Barrera.***Roulette Records was formed in 1956 and belonged to Morris Levy, Phil Kahl and George Goldner [1918-April 15, 1970].***An adjunct to their music publishing operations, with Goldner, into whose Rama and Tico organisation it was slotted.***In 1957, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore more or less took over the company, leaving Goldner to concentrate on his new enterprises, Gone and End, which were distributed through Roulette.***Distributed labels : Gee, Gone, End, Rama and Tico (all belonging to Goldner) and, Coed and Hull.***Bill Haley And His/The Comets (1966, known as Mr. Go Go); y sus Cometas, 1961 :***Al Compás Del Reloj (sung in English), 1961 : from "Rock Around The Clock", May 1954, May 1955, January 1960 and March 1961 .***La Tierra De Las Mil Danzas/live 1966 : from Land Of Thousand Dances by Chris Kenner, Atlantic, 1963.***Puerta Verde (I), 1961 : from The Green Door by Jim Lowe with the High Fives, DOT 45-15486 (7/56), US #1, 1956.***Memphis Tennessee : from Memphis by Chuck Berry, Chess 1729, Feb. 1959.***Tren Nocturno, 1961 (I) : from Night Train by Jimmy Forrest, United, 1952 [originally from Happy Go Lucky Local by Duke Ellington, 1946.***El Blues Del Cometa Azul / Blues Del Cometa Azul (I's), 1961 : from Blue Comet Blues by Bill Haley And His Comets, 1956.***De Buen Humor (I), 1961 : from In The Mood by Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra, Decca, 02/1938 [Jazz riff borrowed to Wingy Manone (aka Mannone) and his Orchestra's "Tar Paper Stomp", Vocalion, 1930" via Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, Bluebird/RCA Victor, 1939 and Mongo Santamaria, Columbia, US #10, 1961.***Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, 1961 : from Big Maybelle, Okeh 7060, 1955 via Chubby Checker, 11/1960 [B-side of The Hucklebuck] Jerry Lee Lewis, SUN 267, July 1957 [not hitting his #3 chart peak until September but topped C&W and R&B charts simultaneously - Jerry Lee was related with country and r'n'r singer Mickey Gilley (who had recorded Down The Line too) and TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart].***Negra Consentida, 1961 : composed by Joaquín Pardavá Bernal y Delfina Arce for Julian Solér's movie Negra Consentida, 1948.***Lado A Lado, 1962 : original version in 1927 probably by duet Aileen Stanley and Johnny Marvin as Side By Side via Ray Charles and Betty Carter, 1961.***I Want A Little Girl, 1962 : from McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Victor, 1930.***En Un Pueblito Español (I), 1962 : from Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra's (In A Little Spanish Town) 'T was On A Night Like This, 1926.***Down By The Riverside Twist, 1962 : from Down By The Riverside, an African-American traditional folksong (black spiritual) 'round 1860/1861 from Study War No More, American Civil War, 1860/1861.***Cielito Lindo, 1962 : from Carlos Gardel, 1921 via (José) Pedro Infante (Cruz) y Trio Los Panchos, Mexico, 7/12/1945. [De la sierra morena, Cielito lindo, vienen bajando un par de ojitos negros Cielito lindo, de contrabando...].***Originally a traditional song of México written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés in 1882.***Madison En Azul (I), 1962 : from The 'C' Jam Blues by Duke Ellington, 1942.***Lullaby Of Birdland Twist, 1962 : from Lullaby Of Birdland by George Shearing Quintet feat. Sarah Vaughn on vocal, Verve Records, 1942.***Twist Lento, 1962 : from Slow twistin', a duet with (uncredited) labelmate Dee Dee Sharp and Chubby Checker, Parkway, 1961, US #3, April 1962.***Spanish Twist, September 1961 : from Twist Español (lyrics: Antoño de la Villa - music : Pepe Negrete) by Bill Haley - on Spanish vocal - y sus Cometas, Orfeón, May 1961.***Desafinado, 1962 : from Joáo Gilberto, Odeon, Brazil, 1958.***Actopan / Actopan Twist (I's), 1961 : from The Hucklebuck by Paul Williams And His Hucklebuckers, Savoy 683, 1949, US r'n'B chart #1, April 1949, originally from Lucky Millinder's D' Natural Blues, RCA Victor 47-3351, 1949 [a hit for Tommy Dorsey and Charlie Shavers, US #5, 1949], the latter borrowed to Now's The Time by Charlie "Bird" and/or "Yardbird" Parker's Reboppers, Savoy 4508, 12/1945 - Paul Williams : "We were playing the Royal in Baltimore (Maryland) together with Lucky Millinder Band. We were sitting out front listening to them rehearse and they played this title tune "D Natural Blues". The night we played the same tune (...) I asked one guy, "What kind of dance is that?" and he said, "This is the Hucklebuck!" And that was it. Eventually we recorded it and called it The Hucklebuck and it hit" via Chubby Checker, Parkway Records P 813, 11/1960, US #14.***La Paloma, 1961 : from La Paloma Adieu, canción americana, 1859 via Chubby Checker's La Paloma Twist (B-side of Slow Twistin'), US #74, March 1962.***Rambunchas twist, 1961 : from Ram-bunk-shush via Bill Doggett, King, 1957 (originally by Lucky Millinder and his orchestra, King 4534, 1952).***Caravana Twist / Caravan Twist, 1961 / Cip A Vanna, 1966 : from Duke Ellington's Caravan, 1937.***Mas Twist, 1961 : from Let's Twist Again by Chubby Checker (aka Ernest Evans), Parkway, 08/61, US #8, 08/1961.***Limbo Rock (I), 1962 : from The Champs, Challenge, US #2, 1962 then recorded by Chubby the following November.***Pure De Papas, 1962 : from Nat Kendrick (alias Carlton "King" Coleman, James Brown's drummer) and The Swans' [(Do The)] Mashed Potatoes (Pt.1-Pt.2), Dade 45-1804, 11/1959/Mashed Potatoes, Atlantic, 1960 via Joey Dee (alias Joseph DiNicola) and The Starlighters, Roulette, 1961 and Chubby Checker, 1961.***Jarrito Twist, 1962 : from Little Brown Jug by Glenn Miller And His Orchestra / Captain Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band, 1939.***A Noche (I), 1962 : from Last Night by The Mar-Keys, Stax, 1961.***Florida Twist (Instr. original backing track and some vocals provided by Billy Williamson/live), 1962 : from Florida Twist (Mex #1) by Bill Haley y sus Cometas feat. Pedro Vargas de Tecatlitlán of the 3rd Generation on Spanish vocal, Orfeón 78-1036, 1961 [the biggest selling single in Mexican history].
***Another rendition of a Beatles' song We Can Work It Out is included here on The Book Of Taliesyn released this time on the brand new EMI progressive label HARVEST and still on the Bill Cosby's label in the States in December 1968.***This album reaches US #54 without charting in U.K.***B/W. Cover Photo: Richard Imrie***Recording Engineer: Barry Ainsworth.***Recorded at De Lane Lea Studios ***I'm a DP fan of all time...Forever...
THE WHISKERS (Nederbeat [Nederbiet], 1965) : 3 Beatles' songs + see tribute to John Lennon next 25th December
Who was/qui était Tomy The Londoner? Teenager, a Will Records subsidiary from Brussels or nearby.***Billy J. Kramer (b. William Howard Ashton, Aug. 19, 1943, Bootle, Merseyside) with The Dakotas included Kramer, vocals; Mike Maxfield, lead gtr; Robin MacDonald, rhythm gtr; Ray Jones, bass and Tony Mansfield, drums.***I'll keep you satisfied, group's third Lennon/McCartney-penned single, hitted UK #4 on 5th Nov. 1963, promoted by a 20-date UK tour titled "The Billy J. Kramer Pop Parade", with The Fourmost and Johnny Kidd & The Pirates.***This cover version of Bad to me by Lynn accompagnée par Les Witchdoctors was issued in November 1963 on Barclay.***A composition signed "LeMon-Mac Carney"!***Kramer's original - written by Lennon specifically for him - topped UK chart for 2 weeks (US, DNC) but was dethroned by The Beatles' She love you.***This song, having originally flopped in US, was reissued as B-side to Little Children. It picked up airplay in its own right and replaced its A-side in US Top 10, at #9 in July 1964.***The insert of the "J." - to distinguish him from other singers named Billy -on their first single Do you want to know a secret was an idea credited to John Lennon
Ike Turner (b. Izear Turner, Jr., Nov.5, 1931, Clarksdale, Missouri - d. Dec.12, 2007 in San Diego, California [at his home in San Marcos, San Diego, CA]), son of Baptist minister Izear Luster Turner, Sr., a self-taught musician who has backed local bluesmen Robert Nighthawk and Sonny Boy Williamson on piano, was a DJ at Clarksdale's W-ROX, which leads to recording work with his band Kings Of Rhythm, formed at high school. Their Rocket 88 (US #1 R&B but did not cross over), recorded at Sam C. Phillips' Sun studio in Memphis, with lead vocal by sax player Jackie Brenston [a few decades later, Ike Turner will be recognized as co-author of this song with Jackie Brenston] had been released as Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats, Chess 1458, April 1951 (and will often be cited as the first rock'n'roll record). Ike met Tina (Anna Mae Bullock, b. Nov. 26, 1939 Brownsville, Tennessee) at a club in East St. Louis, Missouri. Ike and Tina married in 1958. ***April 1970 : a version of The Beatles' Come Together (on Minit 32087, January 1970 then Liberty) reached US #57. The eponymous album makes US #130.***March 1971 : an R&B-style of CCR's Proud Mary was their first US Top 10 hit #4, and first million-selling single. The latter is taken from the album Workin' Together including their version of Get Back and Let It Be, which will be their biggest-selling LP record to date (1991) in US, peaking at #25. (Despite a hugely successful European tour, neither single nor album produce similar charts results in UK.)***Ike Turner and his band The Kings Of Rhythm toured Belgium @ the Spirit Of 66 in Verviers last Oct.12, 2006. R.I.P., Ike. The first picture sleeve is a French compilation released by UA RECORDS UP 35.880 in 1975 (original US 7": MINIT 32087, 12/1969, US #57 in Apr. 1970. The 2d picture sleeve is also a French pressing released by UA Recs UP 35448 in March 1971.
http://youtu.be/yqAkdxjneig (Come Together)
http://youtu.be/cDgErdc0OH4 (Get Back)
http://youtu.be/ehbfnfJoKWY (Let It Be)
Rhythm'n'blues & rock'n'roll in the U.S.S.R. : back in Russia with Macca (1988); CD, 1991 - Keep on rocking ! What a big surprise! CHOBA B CCCP
This album [CHOBA b CCCP - The Russian Album] was released exclusively in the U.S.S.R. on vinyl, 31st October 1988 by the Melodiya state label, ref.: A 60 00415 006 [40.000 pressed copies]. Including his renditions of:***Kansas City (originally K.C. Lovin' by Little Willie Littlefield, Maxwell Davis, saxophone, KING/Federal 12110, 11/1952, US R'N'B chart #34 better known in Wilbert Harrison's (US #1) and Little Richard's (US #95, UK #26) versions in 1959***Twenty Flight Rock from Eddie Cochran, 1956***Lawdy Miss Clawdy from Lloyd Price (with Fats Domino on piano), US R'N'B #1, 23rd May, 1952, Specialty, 1952***I'm In Love Again from (Antoine) Fats Domino, US #3 then US #1 R'n'B, 06/1956/UK #12, 09/56, Imperial [only included on the CD released in 1991].***Bring It On Home To Me from Sam Cooke (duet with Lou Rawls), RCA Victor, US #13, 25th Aug.1962***Lucille from Little Richard and his band (feat. Earl Palmer, drs; Red Tyler and Lee Allen, saxes; Frank Fields, bass; Ernest McLean and Justin Adams, gtrs (and supplementary pianists Huey "Piano" Smith, Edward Frank, Little Booker [not John Lee Hooker nor Booker Little] and Salvador Doucette), Specialty, US #27, 04/1957/UK #10, 08/57***Don't Get Around Much Anymore from Duke Ellington & his orchestra feat. Al Hibbler on vocal (1942 [Mel Tormé, 1945])***I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday from Fats Domino, Imperial (B-side of I want to walk you home), US #17, 09/1959***That's All Right Mama from Big Boy (Arthur) Crudup's (pronounced "crew-dup") That's All Right, circa October 1946 (RCA Victor 20-2205 and March 1949, RCA Victor 50-0000 (1st issue to a 45 rpm proto-rockabilly record) [feat. Ransom Knowling, bass and drummer Lawrence "Judge" Riley, DNC via Elvis Presley (That's All Right), SUN 209, released July 19, 1954; DNC***Summertime from opera Porgy And Bess by George Gershwin, 10/1935 (movie in 1957) via Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (EMI UK/Capitol, 1958)***Ain't That A Shame from Domino again, US R&B chart #1 then crossed over and hitted US #10; UK #23, 01/1957***Crackin' Up from Bo Diddley (alias Otha Ellas Bates but given the surname McDaniel in infancy on adoption by his mother's first cousin Gussie McDaniel), US POP chart #62, 07/1959***Just Because from Elvis Presley (feat. Scotty Moore, gtr; Bill Black, bass; Dominic Joseph "D.J." Fontana (drums), RCA Victor, 1956, DNC and, Midnight Special from "unknown 'Texas' folklore": originally from "Pistol's Pete Midnight Special" by Dave "Pistol Pete" Cutrell in 1926 (Okeh) who recorded it twice.*** However, that could have been completely possible that "The Midnight Special" [not a real train but just a metaphor of freedom] was not written and composed by Leadbelly/Lead Belly = Huddie William Ledbetter himself in his jail (Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana)], (rec. 1st July, 1934), American Record Company, 1934 as well as in 1936.******Photo on the left: back in Belgium on the 29th March of 1981 : Mr. Shelby S. Singleton, Jr., President of SUN RECORDS and myself on left. Back in the twentieth century! It was really nice to get e-mails from you a few months ago. Hope you're still in good health and your brother John too. All the best from Liège, Belgium, European Union. Photo taken while Orion was touring Europe.***If my memory doesn't fail, rock'n'roll and country singer Carl Mann went touring Belgium two times/twice. He did his first visit on the 5th October of 1980 at the Brazil in Hognoul near Liège and the second one on the 7th October of 1984 (photo on the right with him on left) at the same place.***As we knew each other (he had a very good memory), he asked me to sing together just for fun Hank Williams' Jambalaya (On the bayou) song (a capella and off stage).***Carl recorded Kansas City for Sam C. Phillips' Int'l Records on the 12th October 1959 but his version remained unreleased until the issue of the LP record/album THE SUN STORY VOL.6, Sunnyvale 9330-906, by GRT MUSIC, U.S.A., in 1977.
August 1961 : German Polydor (a Deutsche Grammophon-Polydor International GmbH subsidiary) released "My Bonnie (Mein Herz ist bei dir nur)" known as "rock version", by Tony Sheridan [ex-Vince Taylor and His Playboys] and The Beat Brothers. (The name The Beatles was considered too risque (risqué) in Germany, as it sounded like the word "Peedles", German slang for penis). Recorded under the auspices of orchestra leader Bert Kämpfert/Kaempfert at Harburg, Friedrich Ebert Halle in Hamburg, Germany. One of the other four songs of that session was their rendition of "Ain't She Sweet" sung by John Lennon; Pete Best, drums and released in the States three years later which one will become US #19 on the 22nd August of 1964! Originally from Broadway musical "Ain't She Sweet", 02/1933, by Milton Ager, Jack Yellen. Introduced by Paul Ash & His Orchestra, it is believed the first version has been recorded by Ben Bernie & His Orchestra, on Brunswick 3444. A version by Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys including Bing Crosby via Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, UK Capitol, 1956.
Crazy Man, Crazy [b/w Watcha gonna do] was relesased back in April 1953 (US #15) on Dave Miller's Essex label [a Holiday subsidiary owned by the latter (E-321) under the name "Bill Haley With Haley's Comets" including Danny Cedrone, Billy Williamson, Billy Gussak and Johnny Grande too.Then re-issued in 1956*****Originally released in July 1951 on Holiday 105 as Bill Haley And The Saddlemen and reissued in 1954 on this 45 rpm record Essex E-381, [feat. Danny Cedrone, Bob Scaltrito (aka Bob Scales), Billy Williamson (his Irish friend) and the quite fantastic pianist Johnny Grande] rendition [to cut a cover] of Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats' [including Ike Turner (to become Tina's [Anna Mae Bullock] husband), Willie Kizart and Raymond Hill] "Rocket "88" ["You women have heard of jalopies, you've heard the noise they make, well let me introduce you to my Rocket 88..." (in fact a car, the 1950 Hydra Matic Drive V-8 Oldsmobile 88 built by General Motors, a car with "rocket" engine!) (recorded at Sam C. Phillips' SUN studios, Chess 1458, Chicago [a Chez label], April 1951, US #1 R'N'B, b/w Come back where you belong) was for sure pretty good.Tidbit time: Bill Haley stole the credits originally by Brenston himself (and Ike Turner not credited)!***By now (17/04/2013) and since many years, Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner are at last recognized as the original composer and writter ! Crazy man, crazy has been also recorded by Ralph Marterie (US Mercury Recs) and in UK by Ted Heath [vocal by Lita Roza], (UK Decca.)
It was one of the great times in my life. Talking a few minutes with Bill Haley in person and with the other Comets (more of them were English musicians) as well!***CD Twist, (LP DIMSA, Mex #1, 1961), released in 1998 by Orfeon Videovox, México, including Mex #1 Florida Twist (Spanish vocal by Pedro Vargas de Tecalitlán); Silbando Y Caminando (I)***Twist Español (Spanish vocal by Bill Haley, May 1961 - original version of Spanish Twist, September 1961)***Tampico Twist (I)***La Paloma (I)***Caravana Twist (I)***Negra Consentida (I)***Tren Nocturno (I)***Actopan (I)***Mas Twist.
Bill Haley live on stage at the Conservatory, Liege, 14th May 1974 : a great concert! - (C) Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 Belgium
I went to see Bill Haley and "His" Comets at the Conservatory in Liege (I was distinguished guest) featuring William John Clifton himself, rhythm gtr & lead vocals; Rudy Pompilli (real name is RUDOLPH POMPILII [thanks, Chris, [the British pope on Bill Haley] : think I would have had to buy new spectacles :-)], tenor saxophone; Nick Masters (a.k.a. Nicholas Nastos), electric Spanish gtr and vocals; Ray Parsons, lead gtr and vocals; Ray Cowley, bass gtr & vcls and, Freddy Moore, drums. I recall this instrumental: "Beecher Boogie Woogie". Franny (Francis) Beecher, a member of the 1987 Bill Haley's Original Comets was of the Benny Goodman Orchestra, the Buddy Greco Trio, Santa Fe' Rangers, Buckaroo Rangers, The Tyrones ("Blast Off" (Decca 9-30643, 04/1958 [which still remains to date very expensive: 50 €!) from The Cues'"Destination 2165" original version released in May 1956 on EMI/Capitol Records F-3400. It was my pleasure to talk to Bill and notably about the "refugees" (or "spin-off band").He told me: "lotsa thanks with a kick-off at their derrieres" [trad.: "merci beaucoup avec un bon coup de pied au cul"]
Al Hirt (b. Alois Maxwell Hirt, New Orleans, LA, Nov.7, 1922 - d. Apr.27, 1999, New Orleans. He was a jazz trumpeter and a bandleader. Hirt was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in November 2009.
Yesterday sur une face B/as of the B-side? Al (He's the King) Hirt, Trumpet, conducted by Dirk Hyman, RCA Victor 47-8736. Anyway, I'm the king too :-). http://youtu.be/hwfsuiQ19AE (Yesterday - 1965)
Paul et ses amis remettent une couche (presque la même qu'au Cavern Club en 1999): Au programme: Honey Hush, Brown-Eyed Handsome Man de Chuck Berry via Buddy Holly (posthume, 1963), No Other Baby, Try Not To Cry, Lonesome Town et, l'excellent Run Devil Run extrait de son album sorti en 1999. DVD: Paul McCartney & Friends (live at) The Peta Concert for Party Animals. (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals). Couleurs - 68 min. Format-son: Dolby Digital Stereo Multichannel 5.1 - Texte: (C) S. Koenig - 15.05.2006 - DVD sortie: 2001
C'était assez rigolo de revoir les Ed Sullivan shows: mis à part les Beatles que Sullivan détestait malgré les poignées de mains, le reste était assez ringard mais il y avait aussi d'excellents magiciens et acrobates.Lors du show en date du 12/09/1965, Paul dit: "from our last elpee" puis se reprend en disant "from our last album...". En effet les américains disent soit "album" ou encore "LP Record".C'était fabuleux (fab!) de voir leur joie de jouer ensemble.Photo: Ed Sullivan show, New York City, 9 février 1964 [chanson "All My Loving"].Image: 2 DVD box set: SOFA Ent. 1987( http://www.sofa4u.com) / Eagle Vision 2003( http://www.eaglerockent.com). Texte: (C) 28-29.01.2006 S. Koenig
Le groupe anglais The Beatles [au départ, des teddy boys habillés de cuir qui ne jouaient pratiquement que du rock and roll pur et dur] a été et reste l'un des groupes de la "nouvelle vague" dénommés en américain "yeah yeah" et en anglais "yeh yeh" [en français: "yé-yé"] soit à peu près "ouais ouais" puis de pop music les plus populaires au monde malgré une carrière assez courte de 1961 à 1970. Photo: The Beat Brothers à Hannovre circa 1960 en hommage à Stuart Sutcliffe. (C) Photo: Astrid Kirscherr, Hambourg, 1960.Leurs chansons ont marqué les années soixante et les générations suivantes et leurs mélodies ont été adaptées par de nombreux styles musicaux, notamment le jazz ou le symphonique voire le heavy rock. Aujourd'hui, le groupe reste toujours l'objet d'une popularité vivace, leurs chansons sont jouées et reprises dans le monde entier. Les auteurs-compositeurs John Lennon et Paul McCartney restent célèbres comme compositeurs de standards qui ont fait l'objet de quelques milliers d'adaptations par différents artistes durant ces 35 dernières années. En 1969 lors de l'intégration créditée de Billy Preston (USA) sur le single "Get Back", les Beatles deviennent de fait un groupe anglo-américain [Billy preston avait déjà participé aux sessions du "White Album" puis de Abbey Road": j'en reparlerai plus tard].==== Le groupe==== John Lennon (né John Winston Lennon) (9 octobre 1940) - (8 décembre 1980), auteur-compositeur, chanteur principal au début du groupe, guitare rythmique : Paul McCartney (né James Paul McCartney le 18 juin 1942), auteur-compositeur, chant, guitare basse, et, piano et batterie vers 1969; George Harrison (25 février 1943 - 29 novembre 2001), guitare solo, chanteur de ses propres chansons quelques compositions dès le deuxième album "With The Beatles": "Dont Bother Me "; Ringo Starr (né Richard Starkey alias "Bongo") né le 7 juillet 1940, batteur (et aussi pianiste avec le ALL Star Band), quelques rares chants, deux compositions: "Don't pass me by" sur le "White Album" (1968) et "Octopus's Garden" sur l'album "Abbey Road" (1969), une collective ("Flying"), sur ''Magical Mystery Tour''(1967) sous son vrai nom de ''Starkey''.*** Les Beatles restent les artistes ayant vendu le plus grand nombre de disques au monde.***Le dernier chiffre publié (dans les années 1980) faisait état de plus de 1 milliard 200 millions de supports sonores [phonogrammes] vendus à travers la planète.***Une mise à jour serait vraiment nécessaire!***Un biographe de Paul McCartney a calculé aussi dans les [[années 1970]] qu'à tout moment l'une des 200 interprétations de la chanson ''Yesterday'' était jouée par une radio quelque part dans le monde.***Ce groupe de variété anglaise très important et influent dans les années 1960 a beaucoup apporté à la musique que nous écoutons aujourd'hui. (C) Sir Paul McCartney/MPL (Beatles)Communications, UK.***Je signale à tout hasard que c'est moi qui suis l'auteur des discographies américaine, canadienne, des pays de l'ex "bloc de l'Est", une bonne partie de la discographie européenne figurant dans les pages wikipédiennes. En effectuant les recherches nécessaires pour en arriver à ce stade-là, j'ai lu des commentaires du style: "on n'en peut rien si chez Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (USA) ils ne savent pas ce qu'il y a dans leur catalogue! " Autrement dit, certains de ces disques vinyles [vinyle vierge "ANADISQ 200 Gram Vinyl LP" aka "Half-Speed Mastered Audiophile Vinyl Albums"] et compacts [recouverts de poussière d'argent ou d'or] étaient de la contrefaçon.J'ai immédiatement averti MOFI.COM à Los Angeles.La réaction de John G. Bates a été quasiment instantanée...
Episode 8==== "So Far" Tour - Sous le nom de Ringo and his NEW All-Starr Band en tournée du 26/07 au 2/09/2001. Ringo Starr, drums, piano, tambourin; Sheila E. (Escovedo) ex Prince's Revolution, batteries; Rodger Hodgson (ex Supertramp) guitares, claviers; Ian Hunter (ex At Least The 1958 Rock and Roll Show, ex Charlie Wolfe et ex Mott The Hoople et, en solo), guitares; Howard Jones, le roi des claviers + piano durant les années 80 et, Greg Lake (ex King Crimson, ex Emerson Lake and Palmer et, en solo), basse, guitare sèche recorded live at Rosemont Theater, Chicago, Illinois, EU le 23/08/2001: * ''I Wanna Be Your Man''; ''Yellow Submarine''; ''With A Little Help From My Friends'' en finale. [DVD officiel, Win Media Corp., 2002 [USA] UK, DVDUK005D, Dolby (R) digital 5.1
***Episodes 6 & 7'', 1999 : "Ringo Starr's 10th Anniversary All-Starr Tour"* Feat. Gary Brooker; Jack Bruce; Simon Kirke; Todd "Bang The Drum All Day" Rundgren, ex The Nazz et, Timmy Cappello : tournée américaine qui démarre le 12 février 1999 au Taj Mahal casino à Atlantic City et se termine le 29 mars 1999 au Hard Rock Café d'Orlando: * ''It don't come easy''; ''Yellow submarine''; ''Love me do'' !! ; ''I wanna be your man'' et, ''With a little help from my friends'' (chaque fois en finale).[Ni CD/DVD, pirate ou non].***"Connections Tour 2000" : feat. Simon Kirke; Dave Edmunds; Eric Carmen (ex The Raspberries et, en solo); Jack Bruce et Mark Rivera (directeur musical) : cette tournée prend son envol au Taj Mahal Casino d'Atlantic City, EU du 12/05/2000 pour se terminer à Milwaukee le 1/07/2000. * ''Boys''; ''With A Little Help From My Friends''... [Ni DVD/CD, pirate ou non] Photo: origine Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, 12/02/99.
Episodes 4 et 5***"Tournées 1997-1998 et, 1999"* Sous le nom de "Ringo Starr and His All Stars" feat. Ringo Starr (ex Rory Storm and The Hurricanes) chant, drums; Gary Brooker (ex The Paramounts, ex Procol Harum et, Procol Harum reformé!) chant, claviers; Jack Bruce (ex Cream, ex Graham Bond Organization, ex John Mayall's Bluesbreakers et ex West, Bruce and Laing) chant, basse; Peter Frampton, ex The Herd, ex Humble Pie, ex Peter Frampton's Camel et, en solo) chant, lead guitar; Simon Kirke (ex Free et ex Bad Company), chant, drums et Mark Rivera, multi-instrumentiste toujours directeur musical) live at the Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston, Missouri, 30/05/1997 (tournée aux EU, en Europe [pour se terminer dans un show en pein air à Hasrode [Oude Markt] près de Louvain, le 16/08/1998*** (dixit l'animateur) [Ndlr: où j'étais à quelques mètres de la scène, sans appareil photo (je n'aurais jamais pu supposer que j'allais me retrouver si près de la scène)] et en Russie (tournée: du 28/04/1997 au 7/06/1997 et jusqu'au 16 août 1998): * ''Boys''; ''Yellow Submarine''; ''I Wanna Be Your Man'' et ''With A Little Help From My Friends'' en finale. J'étais complètement baba de voir tous ces mastodontes de la pop music jouer ensemble: ils ont tous eu plusieurs No 1 dans le monde entier! [DVD IMAGE Ent./WARNER VISION, 9197 00828 2, France, 2001 [The Best of Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band: So Far...1989-1997) + CD officiel].***En 1998, la tournée démarre le 7 août au Helsingin jaahalli à Helsinki passe par la Belgique le 16 août suivant annoncée comme étant la dernière date européenne mais se poursuit le 18 août suivant à Lisbonne au Portugal.***Cette tournée s'achèvera lors d'un Benefit Concert à Wintershall, Angleterre.
====Les débuts - 3° partie==== * Toujours sous le nom de "All-Starr Band" feat. Randy Bachman, guitare (ex Guess Who, ex Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Canada; Felix Cavaliere, vocaux (ex Joey Dee and The Starliters, ex The (Young) Rascals); John Entwistle, basse (ex The Who); Mark Farner, guitare, vocaux (ex Grand Funk Railroad "E Pluribus Funk"); Billy Preston; Zak Starkey et, Mark Rivera, sax (Foreigner) Paul Simon; Billy Joel, ex Blue Oyster Cult, Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel et directeur musical du groupe): Recorded live at Budokan Hall, Tokyo, 27/06/1995 (tournée du 2/06-28/08/95 (EU et Japon) ''I Wanna Be Your Man''; ''Boys''; ''Yellow Submarine''; ''Honey Don't'' et ''With A Little Help From My Friends'' en finale. [le triple CD "The Anthology... So Far" contient ce dernier titre enregistré à Milwaukee, EU, le 3/07/1995]--> info non créditée.