14/09/2015

ROCK THE JOINT - 1949

bill haley rock the joint Essex 399 july 1955.jpgIn 1949 a jump tune called "Rock The Joint" was recorded by two Philadelphia based R & B combos. It was originally recorded by Jimmy Preston & The Prestonians on Philly's own GOTHAM label No G-188-A, and then covered by Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames for COLUMBIA ("Magic Notes", U.S.A.!) 30175. These recordings were undoubtedbly heard by a fledgling country artist also based in the Philadelphia area named Bill Haley (William John Clifton). Soon enough Haley combined the White C & W sound with the Black R&B feel and the result was something new, different, and certainly exciting : Bill Haley And The Saddlemen. Here is the history of those two R&B combos who started the revolution.
 
Jimmy Preston & His Prestonians :
 
Jimmy Preston was born in rural Pennsylvania in August of 1919.In 1949 alto sax man and vocalist Jimmy Preston and his Prestonians had regional hits in the northeast with "Rock The Joint" and others on the GOTHAM label... The band had built a reputation for hard driving sax led jump tunes, and blues ballads which made them a dance club favorite in the Philadelphia area in the late Forties."Do The Bump" etc. Jimmy Preston starts out the year of 1950 with a new lineup of his small combo. The group features Benny Golson (who would in later years become a modern jazz star) on tenor sax, Billy Gaines on piano (replacing Ken King), and Skeets March (replacing Eddie Winters) on drums. In September, Preston moves to the Derby record label based in New York. The next month the band's first release for Derby is out. It features vocals by Preston and Burnetta Evans on the tunes "Oh Babe" (a cover of the pop hit for Louis Prima and Keely Smith on Robin Hood 101, November 8,1950).
 
Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames :
 
During the late nineteen Forties (10/1949), Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames were a well known jump blues band in the Philadelphia area. They were fortunate enough to be signed to a recording contract with one of the major record labels of the time COLUMBIA. The lineup of the band was Powell-leader and drums; Duke Wells on piano; Eddie Lambert on guitar; Danny Turner and Red Spencer on saxes; and James Johnson on bass. Powell and his band do an extended tour of the Midwest and Pennsylvania and do a two week engagement at Philadelphia's Showboat Lounge. A trumpet player joins the Blue Flames. His name is Clifford Brown and he remains with the combo for a little over a year. Powell and his combo spend the summer on the bandstand at Wildwood-by-the-Sea at Hofbrau Hotel on the South New Jersey shore. In March of 1953, Powell and his band do another two weeks at The Showboat, to be followed by an extended stay at Bill & Lou. In May, the combo does a week at New York's Café Society which is followed by a long engagement at Moore's Inlet Café in Wildwood-by-the-Sea, along with the Three Peppers.
In March of 1956 Powell and his combo record "The Poor People Of Paris" (a French song of origin by Edith Piaf as "La Goualante (popular lament) Du Pauvre Jean" on French Columbia Magic Notes HF 599 in February 1954).
 
By this time it was apparent that the Blue Flames time as a top musical attraction was about over. They had been part of the Philadelphia musical scene for close to a decade, and although they never had a solid hit record, they were a vital part of the ever changing music scene in America. They certainly had an effect on a struggling country artist named Bill Haley (and The Saddlemen) who covered "Rock The Joint" (on ESSEX RECORDS 303-B, circa July of 1952 [rec. in April of 1952] plus Essex RECORDS 399 for a reissue out in November of 1954 and also reissued on 1955/07/9) which sent him on his way to spread the news of the arrival of rock'n'roll as the sound of the times. There is an available US CD that chronicles a great part of Powell and his music. It is on Classics, a French label. Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames were part of the great fabric of the musical history of America.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCML-I0mKzRLm1Wd3AR7obhQ

 

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27/02/2014

Goodbye Mr. Francis Beecher (2014/02/27)





































beecher.pngLastScan.jpgFranny Beecher (b. 1921/09/29 (Norristown) - d. 2014/02/24 (Philadelphia) aged 92. He first played guitar for the Buddy Greco Orchestra in 1947 then joined the Benny Goodman Orchestra in 1948 until 1949 for whom he played lotsa song i.a. The Hucklebuck; Jercy Bounce; El Greco...Ooh, look-a-there, ain't she pretty for Buddy Greco and his Three Sharps, Musicraft 515, 'round July 1947.

Frank Beecher was a very well-known lead guitarist for Bill Haley And His Comets from June 7, 1954 until September 23, 1959 (DECCA) with whom he played several songs of which he composed himself Goofin' Around, Blue Comet Blues, The Catwalk, Shaky and also played guitar on many other songs including Happy Baby, Birth of the Boogie, Mambo Rock,Two Hound Dogs, Razzle Dazzle, R-O-C-K, Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie, Burn That Candle, See You Later, Alligaror, Hot Dog Buddy Buddy and also (New) Rock The Joint...

On October 14 and 15, the band played at l'OLYMPIA, Paris (France) i.a. a new compostion composed by Beecher entitled Beecher's Boogie Woogie. This concert has been available in January 1997 and in France, a few years later.

In 1960, Bill Haley signed for Warner Bros. and let it albums a.o. entitled "Bill Haley And His Comets, Sep. 1960 and Haley's Juke Box / Songs of the Bill Haley Generation, Aug. 1960 and some singles such as Tamiami; Crazy Man, Crazy; Chick Safari; Let The Good Times, Creole; Spanish Twist; Florida Twist and also a live album called "twinstin' knights AT THE ROUNDTABLE CLUB IN NEW YORK CITY" (ROULETTE), March 1962. By the time, Bill Haley moved himself with Franny including Rudy Pompilli and the other Comets to Mexico where they recorded under the name Bill Haley y Sus Cometas songs (mostly instrumentals) like Tampico Twist (composed by Beecher himself.)

http://youtu.be/ys5T3ARJxQA (Blue Comet Blues // http://youtu.be/DPJ-eG91aSg (Goofin' Around)

http://youtu.be/0pQrAvE_69I (The Catwalk) // http://youtu.be/Yl6sOXlpMpQ (Shaky)

http://youtu.be/b-rv3Dl0Kuc (Tampico Twist) http://youtu.be/q8qyXBDcgLQ (Ooh! Look-a there, ain't she pretty by Buddy Greco and his Three Sharps) http://youtu.be/it20dB3ohCY (Ooh! Look-a-there, ain't she pretty by Bill Haley and His Comets)

 Francis BEECHER was inducted into Norristown Area High School's Hall of Fame in 2013. R.I.P

14/03/2012

Rock The Joint : Bill Haley


GOTHAM G-188-A, Philadelphia, Pa. : jump blues by Jimmy Preston [James Preston, 1913/08/18, Chester, Pa. - 1984/12/??, Philadelphia] and His Prestonians recorded in Philadelphia on 1949/05/27 and released on 1949/09/14. Flipside : Drinking Woman. GOTHAM Records Inc. was formed by Sam Goode and Irvin Ballen in New York City in 1946 then bought out by Ballen who moved the label to Philadelphia in early 1948.

When Preston and his band got the song into a studio, they turned it into a raucous, hand-clappin', sax-screamin', rockin' piece of excitement that sounded like nothing they, nor anyone else, had recorded before. 

Why was it important ? : it was an early all-out R 'n' B rocker, and it led ultimately to Bill Haley's changeover from country music to proto-rockabilly. Remake by Bill Haley With The Saddlemen as the B-side of Icy Heart issued by Essex (303) in April 1952. Essex 399 is a reissue dating back to July 1955. Essex/ESSEX singles : http://www.d4haley.com

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05/10/2009

Bill Haley : unissued acetates (5/10/2009)

Probably recorded for radio-1947-1950 under the name Bill Haley & The Four Aces of Western Swing.

***(1) I gotta have my baby back: from Floyd Tillman, COLUMBIA CO41790=1, 10/1949.

***(2) I wasted a nickel last night: from I wasted a nickel by Hawkshaw Hawkins, KING K2935, 09/1949.

***(3) Sunday down in Tennessee: from Red Foley, Decca 5936, Nov.21, 1949.

***(4) Easy rockin' chair: from Eddie Arnold, RCA Victor 20-2481, 10/1947.

***(5) I dreamed of an old love affair: from Jimmie Davis, Decca 6070, 1942.

***(6) I love you so much it hurts: from Floyd Tillman, RCA Victor 20-7157, 1948.

***(7) I already talked about I didn't hear anybody pray aka The wreck on the highway from The Dixon Brothers, RCA Victor/Bluebird 7440, 1938.

***These songs were available in the 90's on Hydra Records and Bear Family Records both based in Germany.***The Rovin' Eyes: from Dr. Louis Menaker, late 40's (CD Xtra, Delta Music PLC, Germany, 20/06/2005.)

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30/05/2009

Where on earth did Bill Haley discovered those incredible songs from?:Orfeón-Dimsa-Roulette-Guest Star-Logo Sessions (30/05/2009)

14-08-2006 THE BEATLES BELGIAN HOME PAGE - UPDATED.***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).***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.***The Green Door (Puerta Verde) (I), 1961 : from The Green Door by Jim Lowe and His High Fives, DOT, US #1, 1956.***Memphis Tennessee : from Memphis, Tennessee 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), 08/1962 : 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 Major Glenn Miller and His AEF Band, 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-blue gospel) 'round 1867 in New Orleans aka Ain't Goin' To Study War No Mo' (alternative titles: I ain't going to study war no more / I ain't gonna study war no more...) sung by slaves after the American Civil War beginning in 1861.***First recording by the Fisk University Jubilee Singers in 1920, released by COLUMBIA in 1922 from John J. Nolan's sheet music, 1902, (C)1902.***Cielito Lindo, 1962 : from a popular trad. song of Mexico, written in 1882 by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés via (José) Pedro Infante (Cruz), Mexico, 1942; El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, 1956. [De la sierra morena, Cielito lindo, vienen bajando un par de ojitos negros Cielito lindo, de contrabando...].***Madison Del Azul (I), 10/1963 : from The 'C' Jam Blues by Duke Ellington, 1941.***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), 1961/1962 : 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 20-3351, date of recording Jan.3, 1949 [a hit for the Tommy Dorsey Orch. feat. Charlie Shavers on vocal, 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 45-5020, 1957 or The Ventures (originally by Lucky Millinder and his orchestra, King 4534, 1952).***Caravana Twist / Caravan Twist, 1961 / Cip A Vanna, 1966 : from Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators, early 1937 via 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 Checker 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, back-up vocals in Spanish by "sus Cometas", Orfeón 78-1047, 1961 [the biggest selling single in Mexican history].***Twist Marie/live, 1962 : from Oh Marie by Louis Prima with Sam Butera and The Witnesses, Capitol, 10/1956.***Marie Twist, 1962 : from Marie (I) in the movie "The Awakening", 1928, via the Tommy Dorsey Orch. feat. Jack Leonard on vocal, 1937.***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 : originally a Mexican traditional, Public Domain, "canción ranchera" probably from the 18th century via El Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, 1961 [El Quelite is located 20 miles north of Mazatlan just across the Tropic of Cancer between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean; �acaso 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 Adiós, Mariquita Linda by Marcos A. Jiménez, Argentina, 1937***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.***I've got news for Hugh (or sometimes spelled as"you"), Mex LP Madison, Orfeón 12339, 10/1963 from themselves (s) B. Haley-Frank Pingatore) ! Nothing to see with the eponym I've got news for you by Ray Charles, Impulse LP Genius & Soul = Jazz, 03/1961 - single: 06/1961.***Pepito, 1965 / Pepito Mi Corazón, 1966 : from Elena Madera, DECCA 9-30835, 01/1959.***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.***Yakety Sax, 1964: from Randy "Boots" Randolph, Monument records 45-804, 1963; original Randolph's on RCA Victor EPA-9678 in 10/1958.***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 (Pancho), 1966 (I) : via Rayburn Anthony, SUN, 1960 [originally by Red Saunders and his orchestra with Dolores Hawkins and The Hambone Kids, 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 (wrongly spelled as "circa") Del Mar, 1964 : nothing to see with  Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin, Atlantic, Jan. 1960 and 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 45 DB 4948, UK, 12/1962!!!].***No Tu Puedes Sentar, 1964 : from [(You)] Can't Sit Down by The Bim Bam Boos feat. i.a. Cornell Muldrow, Phil Upchurch, Dasher D 500, 1959 via The Dovells, Parkway, US #5, 06/1963 and possibly via a trumpet instrumental by Phil Upchurch 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 9-31709, 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 Samuel Smith), African drums, is recruited because the content of the LP is supposed to be very twisty 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" (in fact, 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, ref. SCD 4113.

28/03/2009

DECCA SESSIONS (2) : Where on earth did Bill Haley...(Part 2) - 2009/3/28

...discovered these incredible songs from ?***.***Is It True What They Say About Dixie? : from Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra feat. Bob Eberly on vocal, 1936.***Carolina In The Morning : from Broadway musical "The Passing Show of 1922" via Al Jolson, Decca 24109, 1947. [originally by Willie & Eugene Howard, 09/1922.***The Dipsy Doodle : from Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra featuring Edythe Wright on vocal, 1937 via Larry Clinton And His Orchestra feat. Bea Wain on vocal, Associated Transcriptions, December 1937.***Ain't Misbehavin' (I'm Savin' My Love For You) : from musical "Hot Chocolates", first performed at Connie's Inn in Harlem in May 1929 by Margaret Simms & Paul Bass via Fats Waller and his Rhythm, Associated Transcriptions, Jan. 1938; Victor, 08/1939; Jazz Selection, 01/1943.***Moon Over Miami : from the Dorsey Bothers Orchestra featuring Connee/Connie Boswell on vocal, Decca/Brunswick, US # 19, 1935.***One Sweet Letter From You : from Ted Lewis And His Band, July 1927***(I'll be with you in) Apple blossom time from : Artie Shaw and his orchestra, 1937 via Glenn Miller.***Somebody Else Is Taking My Place, (C) 1937: from Russ Morgan And His Orchestra [Decca 25398], "Strictly In The Groove" OST, Decca, US #5, 1942.***How Many?: from Jim Reeves, RCA Victor, 1957 (also recorded by Eddy Arnold on the same label)***Move It On Over : from Hank Williams (Sr.) And His Drifting Cowboys, MGM 10033-A, 1947.***(New) Rock The Joint : from Rock The Joint by Jimmy Preston And His Prestonians, Gotham [owned by Sam "Goody" Goode and Ivin Ballen] JP-12, Philadelphia, Sep. 24, 1949.***Pretty Alouette (Be My Only One) : from a Canadian-French folklore, Montréal, 1946.***Rockin' Rollin' Schnitzlebank from : (Ei du schöne,) Schnitzelbank, 1890 (C) 1890 by Johannes Brahms [humorous drinking song of Austro-Hungarian origin.*** Rockin' Matilda : from Waltzing Matilda [which means "Auf der Walz" (is a German expression that means traveling on the job) and "bed-roll" or slang "swag"], originally based on a traditional entitled "Thou Bonny Wood Of Craigie Lee", Australia, a poem written in January 1895 by Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson [Oh! There once was a swagman camped in the Billabong, under the shade of a Coolabah tree; and he sang as he looked at his old billy boiling, “Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me...].*** He heard a tune played by Miss Christina MacPherson of Dagworth Station. He added the words of Waltzing Matilda to the music.***Eventually published as a song in 1903 then copyrighted as a song in Scotland in 1936***"Vive la rock and roll": from on a French novelty tune (1811) and the French lullaby "Frère Jacques", 1869 ("Bruder Jakob"; "Brother Jake").***It's A Sin : from Eddy Arnold (15/05/1918-8/05/2008), RCA Victor, US C/W #1, 1947.***Mary, Mary Lou: from The Sparks' Merry, Merry Lou, DECCA 9-30378, July 1957.***Come Rock With Me : from O Sole Mio [(C) 1898 by Eduardo di Capua, Alfredo Mazzuchi, Giovanni Capurro] by tenor man Enrico Caruso, Naples, Italy, 1903.***Wooden Shoe Rock: from "LA CENERENTOLA" 's [Cinderella's/French fairy tale "Cendrillon"] Gretchen And The Wooden Shoe, music composed by Gioacchino Rossini and libretto written by Jacopo Ferretti, 1817.***Joey's Song : from Joe Reisman And His Orchestra, DECCA, 1957.***Chiquita Linda: from Un Poquito De Tu Amor by Julio Guttiérez y su Orquesta, Cuba, 1948.***

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05/05/2008

Unissued Bill Haley's radio recordings 1946-1950: from Western swing... (5/05/2008)

B. Haley - from western swing...bookletB. Haley - from western swing...volume 4All 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.

20/08/2006

Bill Haley : back in the olden days - 1947 - 1951

A1-BillHaley-FourLeafCloverBluesA1-BillHaley-DealMeA1-BillHaley-TooManyPartiesA1-BillHaley-WhyDo-Atlantic***The Cowboy Records label was founded in March 1945 by Jack Howard.***Keystone Records, another Philadelphia small label belonged to Ed Wilson.***Atlantic was created in 1948 in New York City by Herb Abramson and Ahmet Ertegun.***US original label shots by courtesy of Rocking Country Style Webmaster Terry Gordon, Atlanta, United States Of America - lotsa thanx, Terry.***Recorded for radio in 1947 and ca. 1950 and previously unreleased were Bill Haley's renditions of The Wreck On The Highway originally recorded by Dorsey Dixon [Feb., 1938] and / or The Dixon Brothers under the title (I) Didn't Hear Nobody Pray, 1938 and, Red River Valley from Montana Slim's Red River Valley Blues, RCA Victor/Bluebird B-8441, 1941; My Bucket's Got A Hole In It from Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys, MGM 10560, 1949, Cool Water from Hank Williams, radio transcription, 1949.***Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals (Ray Henderson/Billy RosS/Mort Dixon), Cowboy records, Aug. 1948 : later recorded by Hank Williams, Sr. as Luke The Drifter, MGM 10718, Jan. 10, 1950.***Candy Kisses (Cowboy records CR-1202, April 1949) from supposed George Morgan's original [Bill Haley could have already recorded it from a popular in 1945 when he was 20 - very strange! The first recording of this song was made by The Five Blind Boys of Alabama (leader Clarence Fountain) in 1948 and issued on Newark's label Coleman Records, New Jersey then by Rex Turner and The Westerners on Varsity V 8015 in 1948 as well], Columbia, March 1949, US Country charts #1 via Red Foley, Decca, 1949, US Country charts #4. b/w Tennessee Border from Red Foley, Decca, US Country charts #3, 1949 [originally by Jimmy Work and His Tennessee Border Boys, Alben 501, 1948].***The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along was also recorded for radio in 1949 and borrowed to Spike Jones And His City Slickers, RCA Victor, 1942.***Ten Gallon Stetson - recorded in 1950 for Keystone 5101, March 1950 - was also borrowed but this time to Ray Whitley acc. by Santa Fe' Ranger Melvin Price, Cowboy recs CR- 302, November 1947.***Long Gone Daddy (GOTHAM G-7416, 1951) : from I'm A Long Gone Daddy by Hank Williams, 1948, Cash Box #6.***Tidbit time : May 21, 1951 : Williams is admitted to the North Louisiana Sanitarium suffering from acute alcoholism. Williams has regularly resorted to alcohol and narcotics to ease severe back pains which are now analyzed as a birth defect, spina bifida occulta.***December 31, 1952 : 17-year-old Charles Carr drives Williams' Cadillac from Montgomery, Alabama, as they set out out for a New Year's Eve gig at the Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio. Highway patrolman SWANN KITTS books Carr for speeding near Rutledge, Tennessee, and suggests to the driver that his back seat passenger looks dead.***January 1, 1953 : at 5.30am Carr stops for directions in Oak Hill, West Virginia.***Outside a Pure Oil service station he realizes Williams' body feels cold and calls the police. Patrolman HOWARD JAMEY confirms the death.***An autopsy conducted at Oak Hill hospital gives cause of death as heart failure [due to a shot].***In fact, Williams GOT A SHOT (US) / HAD IT OFF (UK) / une "PIQUOUZE"...This last sentence : (C) S. KOENIG - 25th August 2006.

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17/07/2006

 The Treniers + Rock The Joint original US 78 rpm label shot + Bill Haley in Mexico. Enjoy!

Just one word to write here: enjoy! However, while The Treniers (from Mobile, Alabama feat. Claude and Cliff, the twin brothers, Denny Trenier and Milton Trenier, their youngest brother joined the band in the late Fifties along with Don Hill, alto sax, ex-Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra and ex-Louis Armstrong's band; Charles Drayton or Jimmy Johnson, bass; Henry "Tucker" Green, ex-Lucky Millinder's Orchestra, ex-Benny Carter, ex-Johnny Otis, ex-Lester Young) drums and Gene Gilbeaux, piano, ex-Jimmy Whiterspoon), never really enjoyed a solid hit record, they influenced some of the greatest chart names and entertained millions of good music lovers by way of their appearances in early r'n'roll films. The Treniers was a fine example of a group who prospered without hits.***This most indefatigable of lounge acts also left their mark on no end of white "Vegas-fied" rock 'n' rollers including Jimmy Cavallo (aka Jimmy Cavello), Billy Duke, Charlie Gracie and Freddie Bell.***Bill Haley is said to have been playing in a Wildwood country band when he first saw the Treniers - and to have tossed his 10-gallon hat into the rock'n'roll ring after he heard them.***Whether it was The Treniers who encouraged Bill Haley or Haley who influenced the Treniers no-one can precisely know.***But to hear Claude and Cliff shouting their jump 'n' jive is to hear the genesis of rock'n'roll laid down with a vision and clarity that rivals the kiss-curled pioneer at his best.***In the first week of July 1958, they left Great-Britain for a pre-arranged tour of BELGIUM and Germany.

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10/07/2006

Rock-a-beatin' boogie : tribute to Danny Cedrone (20/06/1920 - 17/06/1954). C'est la vie.

Parfois le destin est vraiment tragique...Ou comment se tuer "bêtement" à l'âge de 33 ans suite à une chute et en faisant un vol plané dans des escaliers [il s'était brisé la nuque et mourut instantanémént]. Danny Cedrone, lead guitar Gibson ES-300 (né Donato Cedrone le 20 juin 1920) commence à enregistrer avec les Saddlemen à Chester, banlieue de Philadelphie, PA, en juin/juillet 1951.*** English-speaking translation: sometimes the destiny is really tragic… Or how to be killed at the age of nearly 34 years while slipping and falling into the staircases [he broke his neck]. Danny Cedrone (born Donato Cedrone on June 20, 1920) started recording with The Saddlemen in Chester, suburb of Philadelphia, Pa. , in June/July 1951.(Sundown Boogie [a proto-rockabilly original] and later Rock The Joint [from Jimmy Preston and His Prestonians, GOTHAM JP-12, G-188-A, Philadelphia, 24th Sep. 1949] et, Rocking Chair On The Moon [co-signé avec HARRY BROOMHALL (fidèle garde du corps/bodyguard et supporter de Bill), Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin') [from a 19th century minstrel song "Lubly Fan" (aka Buffalo Gals) by Cool White (alias John Hodges) and The Virginian Serenaders, 1844 [As I was walking down the street, down the street, down the street, a pretty gal I chance to meet under the silvery moon. Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight? Come out tonight, come out tonight? Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight, and dance by the light of the moon...] via Lubly Fan and/or Round Town Gals by Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters (hillbilly), Okeh, 1926 and, via Terry Shand and His Orchestra's "Dance With A Dolly", January 1940) et, Real Rock Drive un peu plus loin dans cette même année 1951 (a little bit later in the same year, then practically "disappears" leaving only one single) puis "disparaît" quasiment ne laissant qu'un autre single. Danny will also play lead guitar on Crazy Man, Crazy in 1953.***On le retrouvera ce fameux jour du 12 avril 1954 à la session de RATC puis sur Shake, Rattle And Roll le 7 juin suivant. Il se tue 10 jours plus tard.***Guyden Records [to become a Jamie subsidiary, the latter founded back in 1958 by Harold Lipsius in Philadelphia, Pa.] was owned by Bob Cordell. B/W (backed with) St. Louie Blues from Wayne Christopher Handy's original St. Louis Blues, Swaggie JCS-33787, Chicago, 26th Feb., 1929 (instrumental). Rock A-Beatin'-Boogie charted (with Kay Carol on vocals) #42 in the Cash Box TOP 50 on 30th Oct.1954. W.C. Handy made also the original version of "Say Yeah" (RENOWN XY-102, 10/1957 [Renown Records and Publications, Inc., Durham, North Carolina]) as Wayne Handy / Jim Thornton And His Band. Who made the original version of RABB? That's the question...See ya next 17th July, 2006 for the response..[maybe I have one, :-)]. 'Course. Just a small idea, Steph? Dunno, just wait like the others. However, Bill Haley who wrote this song, recorded it a full four years later. Bill Haley used to say that this was the song which inspired Alan Freed.***, producer of American Bandstand, Tony Mammarella, in particular signed Butterfly (originally written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe) under the pseudonym of Anthony September, [US #7, 2 March 1957] (Charlie Gracie - nice to met you in Liège a few years ago) and certain songs of Connie Francis without having taken part under the pseudonym of Anthony September too. He was, in May 62, accused in the scandal “payolas” (Eng-sp. "bribes" at the same time as Alan Freed. Six other D.J.'S known are fallen in the same business. Alan Freed was never raised some and died on January 20, 1965 in In 1960, the United States Senate investigated payola, the practice of music-producing companies paying broadcasting companies to favor their product, at Palm Springs hospital aged 43 completely ruined. Dick Clark (Richard Augustus Wagstaff, music-producing companies paying broadcasting companies to favor their product. As a result, Clark's personal investments in music publishing and recording companies were considered a conflict of interest, and he sold his shares in those companies.) : when the payola crisis had hit rock at the time, he's been called "the single most influential person"in the popular music industry and made to divest himself of some business interests after the Congressional probe. Despite that, ABC kept on the Dick Clark Show, a syndicated newspaper column, working as a tour emcee and the ill-fated World Of Talent.***He was the first to use the terms of rock'n' roll and signed lyrics in particular with Chuck Berry (.***His troubles constituted in kinda revenge of the good adult white American society of the Fifties which hated rock'n'roll, the white and black mixture and from there, Alan Freed.***He was inducted into the rock'n'roll hall of fame in 1986 for his participation in the explosion and the expansion of r'n'r. It is a historical certainty...***[traduction française: Tony Mammarella, producteur de l'American Bandstand a signé notamment Butterfly (écrite à l'origine par Kal Mann et Bernie Lowe), (Charlie Gracie) et certaines chansons de Connie Francis sans y avoir participé sous le pseudonyme de Anthony SEPTEMBER. Il a été, en mai 62, inculpé dans le scandale des "payolas" (pots-de-vin) en même temps que Alan Freed. Six autres D.J.'s connus sont tombés dans la même affaire. Alan Freed ne s'en est jamais relevé et est mort complètement ruiné en janvier '65. Il avait été le premier à utiliser les termes de rock'n'roll et a signé des textes notamment avec Chuck Berry (pas du tout content parce que Freed n'avait strictement rien à voir avec cette chanson!). Ses ennuis constituaient en sorte une revanche de la bonne société blanche adulte américaine des années 50 qui détestait le rock, le mélange blanc et noir et de là, Alan Freed mais Berry n'en avait rien à fiche! Il a été introduit au rock'n'roll hall of fame en 1986 pour sa participation à l'explosion et l'expansion du r'n'r. C'est une certitude historique / to come up with "rock'n'roll" as a name for the new music.; Bill was some two years adrift in his timing but Freed certainly liked and plugged THE TRENIERS (COLUMBIA/Okeh 7023, March 1954 as the B-side of Trapped In A Web Of Love) then issued on an EPIC E.P. EG 7103 in 1955 [feat. Don Hill on Alto Sax / Orch. under dir. of Quincy Jones]. They, in return, dedicated "MOONDOG" 'S ROCK 'N'ROLL PARTY [White, of Welsh-Lithuanian descent, Freed chose the new name to avoid the racial stigmate thought inherent in existing names like "rhythm & blues" and "race music". Freed was the catalyst throughout his radio show] on Cleveland's WJW in June 1951. RABB written for them by Bill Haley [however, even if the latter wrote that the song had been especially written for his friend Danny Cedrone (issued in December 1952 (see other topic) and the same record in April 1954 - Cedrone hesitating to record it! [maybe was it his firm Guyden records to hesitate?] : The Treniers beat (???) Cedrone [the song was recorded in December 1953]. Nevertheless, his version was much better than the latter, anyway!) in his book "Sound And Glory" published by his eldest son in 1990 (Bill Haley was quite unable to distinguish the lie from the truth: did his memory fail?)] was another fine example of the genre that enslaved Freddie Bell(o) and a young Charlie Graci(e) , ex-Paul Whiteman's Orchestra.***http://www.the-jime.dk/Rockabilly_Guitar/Rock_Around_the_Clock_Solo.htm

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