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Friday 9 December 2011

Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock ‘N Roll EP (Brunswick OE 9214)

Side 1
1. Razzle Dazzle
2. Two Hound Dogs

Side 2
1. Burn That Candle
2. Rock-a-Beatin’ Boogie

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With the help of generous contributor Allan we continue to rock and roll with Bill Haley And His Comets as we present the first of a series of original UK issue EPs.

“Rock ‘N Roll” was issued in June 1956 and was the second Bill Haley EP to be released in the UK, the first being “Dim, Dim The Lights” which was released in July 1955. The tracks on “Dim, Dim The Lights” were “Shake, Rattle And Roll,” “ABC Boogie,” “Happy Baby” and “Dim, Dim The Lights.”

The tracks on “Rock’N Roll” were split evenly between the two Comets line ups with “Two Hound Dogs” and “Razzle Dazzle” being recorded by The Comets Mark I which had Joey D’Ambrosio and Marshall Lytle who, along with road drummer Dick Richards left to form the Jodimars in September 1955.

Scan courtesy Joan K
“Rock a-Beatin’ Boogie” and “Burn That Candle” were recorded by the Mark II version of The Comets which included Rudy Pompilli on tenor sax and Al Rex on bass.

Two Hound Dogs and Razzle Dazzle were recorded at the Pythian Temple, New York, on the 10th of May 1955.

Personnel: Bill Haley (vocal and rhythm guitar) ; Franny Beecher (lead guitar) ; Billy Williamson (steel guitar) ; Joey d'Ambrosio (tenor saxophone) ; Johnny Grande (piano) ; Marshall Lytle (double bass) ; Billy Gussak (drums)

Rock-a-Beatin’ Boogie and Burn That Candle were recorded at the Pythian Temple, New York on the 22nd and 23rd of September 1955 respectively.

Personnel: Bill Haley (vocal & rhythm guitar) ; Franny Beecher (lead guitar) ; Billy Williamson (steel guitar) ; Rudy Pompilli (tenor saxophone) ; Johnny Grande (piano) ; Al Rex (double bass) ; Cliff Leeman (drums)

Ripped from vinyl at 360 kbps.

With thanks to Allan.


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. Hard to find.

Sam said...

"Two Hound Dogs" -- great fun. Thanks. Sam