23/05/2008

Bill Haley: 1979 Malaysian compilation (rewritten and completed) + Cappy Bianco (10/12/1927-25/12/2001)

This LP compilation released in late 1979 is still completely unknown of origin. I remember when I bought it, in early January 1980, that the record dealer told me it was coming from Malaysia.***One word about Cappy Bianco alias Frenchman Joe Olivier born 10 Dec. 1927 in Maastricht, Holland/d. 2001/12/25 in Marcy, NY: he was translator-interpreter and the 2nd guitarist too on Haley's Me Rock A Hula; Rockin' Rita; Jamaica, D.J.; Piccadilly Rock; Pretty Alouette (Be My Only One); Rockin' Rollin' Schnitzlebank; Rockin' Matilda; Vive La Rock And Roll; It's A Sin; Mary, Mary Lou; El Rocko; Come Rock With Me; Oriental Rock and Wooden Shoe Rock [DECCA Sessions between Nov.8 and 21, 1957.]***This single The Cat (comprising a few words in French![Paris à cinq heures moins le quart du matin]) / La Donna Riccia was three times released on three different labels: Casa Blanca 5501, Philadelphia, 1959 (label shot with kind courtesy of Terry Gordon (Rocking Country Style); ABC-Paramount 45-10044 (09/59) & DR Records 16, 1959? (originally Drexel, West Chester/Drexel Hill, Pa.), a Philadelphian tiny label.Beatblog-Cappy Bianco-The cat-1959