Sunday, April 29, 2007

More picture sleeves-British Invasion

Extremely rare Can't Buy Me Love-Beatles picture sleeve. Found this about 20 years ago at a jukebox 45 warehouse that was selling 45s and picture sleeves. I think this cost me about 50 cents Needles and Pins-Searchers

Rolling Stones Didn't find this one until about a year ago.
Sha La La-Manfred Mann

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Picture Sleeves 45 rpm 1960s

Some more rare picture sleeves

I Could Be So Good To You-Don & The Goodtimes. I always liked this song. Should have been a bigger hit.
Hey Baby(They're Playing Our Song-Buckinghams

And Suddenly- Cherry People. Kind of an unusual song. Pop, bubblegum just weird.
Paul Revere & The Raiders-Him Or Me What's It Gonna Be. Good song by the group.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Beatle 8 Tracks

One interesting thing about Beatles 8 Track tapes is that the songs are were usually in a different order than on the record. Abbey Road
The Beatles Again
Yesterday and Today
Magical Mystery Tour
and back to Abbey Road

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Rhinos 2 inch CDs

In the 1980s/90s three inch CDs appeared on the market. They never did catch on. Rhino had the best series of oldies. 4 songs per CD, by 1950s and 1960s groups. Sometimes on their CD3s there were songs that were hard to find anywhere else on CD. There were probably at least 75 different titles. Sometimes Volume 1 and 2 such as this Tommy James. They came in long packaging, too. A couple here still sealed. At first they even came with an adapter (no longer necessary in newer CD players.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Original McDonalds' Sign

Before Ray Kroc owned McDonalds, the McDonald brothers had built the first McDonalds on "E" Street in San Bernardino in the late 1940's or early 1950's.
All that is left is the original sign, that was remodeled a few years ago, and is front of a McDonalds "Museum". Here is a picture a friend of mine took a few years ago with his Corvair parked next to the sign.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

45s That Are a Little Different

Novelty records. Lover Boy-Johnny Royal. The song concerns the girl next door who is after the singer of this song who starts out at the age of 6 to the age of 10. Her voice makes her sound a lot older than he is. Lover boy, I'm going to get you... . I think he has his own stalker.
The instrumentation is very similar to the Surfaris Surfer Joe, a lot of surf guitar.
You've Been Torturing Me-The Four Young Men
This song is about a guy who was tortured by his girlfriend because she was cheating on him. So he was telling her how he was going to torture her. It starts out with "I'm going to stomp you on top of your foot, and hang you from a big long fishing hook, and drop you to the plum bottom of the sea...(because) you love my friends the same as little old me. "
I believe the Hollywood Argyles did a version of this. And I would say this is in the style of that group.
Reminds me of Weird Al's One Minute More, except Weird Al was torturing himself.

Senator Bobby doing to a Mitch Ryder song, what he did to Wild Thing. Nothing more needs to be said.

"Recko The Robot, the funny iron man." Ever since the first time I played it, my teenage daughters sang along with it. My wife said I was torturing her. This states it's from a cartoon by Dave Fleisher on the label. Who is Cathy Carter, child prodigy?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Interesting Remakes

These are a few singles released in the sixties remaking older songs, that I think were good enough to get played on the radio. They weren't in my local area and they didn't even chart nationally. Did anyone ever hear these versions in their hometown? Little Bitty Pretty One by Jewel Akens was more of a rock arrangement than the original. A lot different than the Birds and The Bees, his hit in 1965. Colgems 66-1009 puts it out in late 1967.
If this said The Beatles instead of The Fourmost, it would have been another hit for Capital Records. The arrangement is very similar to The Beatles version. They had Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby out at the time (1966)

If Louis Armstrong released this after Hello Dolly! he could have had two hits in a roll. Instead this was released in 1968. The flip side is When You Wish Upon A Star. After all it is on Buena Vista Records

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


The last posting were local records that were not hits.
Here we have records that were smash hits in the Inland Empire area, but never dented the national charts. Although Classic rock stations do play Mr. Soul Mr. Soul/Bluebird-Buffalo Springfield
Harmonica Man/Our TeenageLove-Torquays
Bring Back Those Doo-Wopps/Green Power-Bagdads

Sunday, April 01, 2007

More rare 45s

I had a request for some more rare 45s. This time they are local to me. San Bernardino, Ca. issues
I know nothing about these. Anyone have any idea of any history? I'm so Happy/So In Love With You-Dupremes on the Dupremes Production label
I'll Come Running/River of Tears-Harold Dorman - Roland James Orch Tince Records
Tip Toes-Boots Faye/Dreamy Moon-Boots & Idaho Callfaye Records