Monday, 18 June 2012


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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Fabulous Flames - I'm So All Alone

Another lonesome song, this time on the Baytone label out of San Fransisco. Flip over for a beautiful ballad, 'Lover',  but it's the swinging 'I'm So Alone' that I keep coming back to. The year was circa 1961

Monday, 5 September 2011

Continental Five - My Lonely Friend

On the Nu Kat label from 1959. So uplifting and I really like the rough production, probably utilising one microphone to capture the group's sound.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

The Highlighters - The Bull

Someone is selling this on ebay for 100 US dollars if anyone is interested!A great up-tempo Spanish themed doo wop. The flip is another up-beat number called Flang Dang Doo, you can hear it on the WFMU Fool's Paradise archive show from December 2nd 2000. 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Pelicans - Down In Mexico

The Pelicans also went by the name "The Kidds." This is a previously unreleased recording which I first heard on this record. In fact, this groovy little number started my interest in all things "doo wop."

Monday, 11 April 2011

Remembering Rhythm Records

01 Alice Jean & Mondellos - 100 Years From Today
02 Alice Jean & Mondellos - Come Back Home
03 Lyrics - Everynight
04 Ollie 'Yul' McClay & Mondellos - Over The Rainbow
05 Ollie 'Yul' McClay & Mondellos - Never Leave Me Alone
06 Alice Jean & Mondellos - Daylight Saving Time
07 Alice Jean & Mondellos - That's What I Call Love
08 Little Willie Littlefield - Ruby Ruby
09 Alice Jean & Mondellos - Happiness Street
10 Alice Jean & Mondellos - Hard To Please
11 Bob Jefferies - Never Let Me Go
12 Tempos - Promise Me
13 Tempos - Never Let Me Go
14 Bob Jefferies & Marcels - Take Me Back
15 Marcels - Betty Lou
16 Paliya DeSantos - 'If I Had A' Wishing Well
17 Spinners - Marvella
18 Spinners - My Love And your Love
19 Rudy Lambert - Sunday Kind Of Love
20 Mondellos - My Heart (rare audition copy)
21 Rudy Lambert & Mondellos - That's What I Call Love
22 Mondellos - You'll Never Know (unissued)
23 Tempos - To Love Again
24 Alice Jean & Mondellos - 100 Years From Today (alt take)
25 Alice Jean & Mondellos - Come Back home (alt take)
26 Lyrics - Everynight (alt take)

Rhythm Records had a history of producing great San Francisco blues in the post war era. In 1957, Don Barksdale, a former NBA basketball star and prominent disc jockey for San Francisco Bay Area radio station KWBR, decided to start a record label. Rather than start from scratch, he bought the Rhythm label from Bob Geddins. This marked the beginning of our Rhythm Records vocal group story.................