Friday, 5 December 2008

Joan Selects - Volume 7 - Rarities

The doowop series to end them all is back with a selection of rare vinyl and shellac from Joan’s collection. This time the theme is as the title says - rarities. I’m no expert on rare records, so it’s over to Joan for info on some of these long lost treasures:

The Cliff Butler cut gives no credit to the group, but he customarily sang lead for the Doves. I assume then that the group underpinning "Jealous Hearted Woman" would also be the Doves.

"Cant Help Loving That Girl Of Mine" on Ronni 1000 is rated by collectors as extremely rare and the occasional copy that surfaces, can command prices in excess of $1000, when in top condition.

The Enchanters who perform "True Love Gone" on Coral records were another of the 1950's gospel groups that made the shift to R&B. As gospel singers they were known as the Hollowell Brothers.

"The Story Blues" by the Four Buddies and "Rainbow of Love" By The Cherokees are both 78 rpm dubs from my original 78 collection.

"Magic Mirror" by the Empires on the legendary Harlem Label features Johnny Ace Junior on lead vocals.

Thanks yet again to Joan, not only for these rare sounds but also for a folder of 16 label shots, some of which are displayed below.

Ripped from vinyl and shellac at 128 kbps. Password = greaseyspoon

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01 - The Evergreens - Guitar Player - Chart 605
02 - The Tru-Tones - Magic - Chart 634
03 - The Avalons - Heart's Desire - Unart 2007
04 - The Five Winds - Do You Love Me - Middletone 008
05 - The Castelles - My Girl Awaits Me - Grand 101
06 - Cliff Butler and the Doves - Jealous Hearted Woman - States S-148
07 - The Ebony Moods - Grand, Nice, Swell - Theron 108
08 - The Belltones - Oof Goof - Hull 721
09 - The Five Dollars - Doctor Baby - Fortune 821
10 - The Hollywood Bluejays- I Had A Love - Recorded In Hollywood 396
11 - The Keystoners - Sleep and Dream - Riff 202
12 - The Peacocks - I Want You To Know - Noble 711
13 - The Hideaways - Can't Help Loving That Girl Of Mine - Ronni 1000
14 - Tony Allen and the Chimes - Chop Chop - Specialty 574
15 - The Enchanters - True Love Gone - Coral 61756
16 - The Seniors - Evening Shadows Falling (I Think Of You) - Tetra 4446
17 - The Four Buddies - Story Blues - Savoy 845
18 - The Four Arcs - It Won't Be Very Long - Boulevard 102
19 - The Medallions - Laki - Lani - Essex 901
20 - The Concords - Candlelight - Harlem 2328
21 - The Bel-Larks - A Million And One Dreams - Ransom 5001
22 - The Twilighters - It's True - Specialty 548
23 - The Champions - Mexico Bound - Chart 611
24 - The Thunderbirds - Pledging My Love - Deluxe 6075
25 - The Empires - Magic Mirror - Harlem 2333
26 - The Smoothtones - Bring Back Your Love (To Me) - Jem 412
27 - The Lyrics - Every Night - Rhythm 127
28 - The Cherokees - The Rainbow Of Love - Grand 106
29 - The Question Marks - Another Soldier Gone - Swing Time 346
30 - The Sparrows - Two Hearts Together - Val-Ue 101

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you

is it Pete Lewis playing guitar?
on "guitar player" by the Evergreens

Anonymous said...

Thank you very nice blog.
Do you know any jazz band from the 1930s that plays in a similar style to Joseph Robichaux & His New Orleans Rhythm Boys?

boogiewoody said...

Er .... I haven't a clue about Joseph Robichaux. This is really a 1940s/1950s blog, although it may occasionally stray into the 1930s or the early 1960s.

Anonymous said...

Well thank you.You can listen to Robichaux on the blues town.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Otis - Jaws

http://www.divshare.com/download/4887500-cdd

It's not your blogs style but it is yer man.
Cheers

dbtb said...

Another high end selection-thx!

pauldevro said...

another great amazing compilation, wow! but why must they always be ripped at 128? Is there anyway of getting my hands on some higher quality mp3's to enjoy the music more by?