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.................