01. Pachuko Hop
02. Bug Jump
03. Long Long Time
04. Real Gone Hound Dog
05. Chuck's Fever
06. Cotton Picker
07. Yak A Dak
01. Chuck A Buck
02. Wet Back Hop
03. Don't You Know I Love You Baby
04. Blacksmith Blues
05. Flip Top Box
06. Blues & Mambo
07. Motor Head Baby
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Fired with enthusiasm after listening to "Yak a Dak" I had a look through my vinyl and came up with another Chuck Higgins compilation made up with tracks from various 1980s reissue LPs. Hope you like it. Another LP that never was, complete with front and back covers.
Further info on the tracks:
01. Pachuko Hop - Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones: Combo 12; 1952
02. Bug Jump - John Watson with Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones: Combo 38; 1953
03. Long Long Time - Chuck Higgins: Combo 144; 1958. Vocal: Frank Dunn
04. Real Gone Hound Dog - Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones: Combo 25; 1953. Vocal: Geechie Howard
05. Chuck's Fever - Chuck Higgins: unissued until Ace LP CH81 "Pachuko Hop" (1983).
06. Cotton Picker - Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones: Combo 14; 1952. Vocal: Geechie Howard
07. Yak A Dak - Chuck Higgins & His Orchestra: Aladdin 3215; 1954
08. Chuck A Buck - Chuck Higgins & His Orchestra: Aladdin 3215; 1954
09. Wet Back Hop - Chuck Higgins & His Band: Dootone 370; 1955
10. Don't You Know I Love You Baby - Chuck Higgins & His Band: Dootone 370; 1955. Vocal: Frank Dunn
11. Blacksmith Blues - Chuck Higgins & The Mellotones: Combo 108; 1955. Vocal: Johnny Flamingo
12. Flip Top Box - Chuck Higgins & The Mellotones: Combo 108; 1955
13. Blues & Mambo - Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones: Combo 17; 1952
14. Motorhead Baby - Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones: Combo 12; 1952. Vocal: John Watson
Combo 108 was re-released on Caddy 108 in 1957. "Geechie Howard" was Chuck's brother Fred Higgins who also sang under the name "Daddy Cleanhead." John Watson, the pianist / vocalist on Chuck's early Combo sides had a successful career as Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
Discographical information from:
Chuck Higgins LPs:
Pachucko Hop (Combo LP 300), 1956.
For some unknown reason this LP was withdrawn and then reissued in a new cover:
Dootone issued a Chuck Higgins / Roy Milton LP with 6 tracks by each artist called "Rock'N' Roll Versus Rhythm And Blues" in 1956. The LP stayed in print under the renamed "Dooto" label:
In 1983 Ace (UK) released the LP "Pachuko Hop." This was not a straight reissue of the Combo "Pachucko Hop" as two of the original tracks were omitted and four other tracks were added.
The Ace LP was the first time I heard Chuck Higgins. For Chuck Higgins CDs see previous post "Yak a Dak." It's possible to reconstruct the Combo and Dootone LPs from 3 of the still available CDs:
The original "Pachucko Hop" Combo LP was a killer-diller!