10/07/2008

Rock Around The Clock: Mexican, Spanish, Italian, English...cover songs (revised 3/11/2008)

Gastone Parigi-Italia-Odeon YW 4372-1956Bill Haley - alrededor del reloj - 1954 RATCRenato CarosoneThis "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.