Sonntag, 23. Dezember 2012

George Monoogian passed away

In memoriam George Anthony Moonoogian

Music researcher and historian George Moonoogian passed away Monday, December 18, 2012
at the age of 71.
May he rest in peace.

George Moonoogian center, bottom row

Donnerstag, 23. August 2012

Thoko Tomo & The Bachelors (South Africa) - Sesik'Inyembezi / I Got Troubles (New Sound GB.2815) 19xx

"Sesik’Inyembezi" was released on several CDs as "Book Of Love" as by The African Bachelors. The flip "I Got Trouble" is an Acapella Gospel tune.


Dienstag, 3. April 2012

Grant Hill (& Grp.) (Shalimars)

Grant Hill (aka John Hill) (Seattle, Washington)


1959 - She’s Going Away / Lookin’ For A Girl (Topaz 1300)


Grant Hill recorded in 1959 at Kearney Barton's Northwest Recording Studio, 622 Union Street,. Seattle, “She’s Going Away b/w Lookin’ For A Girl”. He played the guitar, and Bud Busha played the organ. The backup vocals were provided by The Shalimars from Olympia, Washington. This group consisted of Sandi Ballant, Carolyn Berner, and Dorna Kiepke.

Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2012

Sherry Lee

Sherry Lee (Los Angeles, CA)


1961 - The Unwritten Law / Count Ten (Rendezvous 147)


Sherry Lee, a very sweet 15 year old, and her mother were Al Hazan's neighbors. She wanted to become a singer so Al recorded her on two of his songs, "Count Ten" and "The Unwritten Law" for Rendezvous Records.

Sonntag, 29. Januar 2012

Patti York (& Grp.) (Sentimentals 1) - You Walked Away With My Heart / That Old Feeling (Mint 806) 1958

Patty York

The Sentimentals (1)

Floyd Bond (1st tenor)
Edward Copeland (2nd tenor)
Kipling Pittman (baritone)
Michael Riggins (bass)

That Old Feeling

You Walked Away With My Heart

Montag, 23. Januar 2012

Sonntag, 22. Januar 2012

The Capris (10)

Please note: This is not the Old Town group!

The Rhythm Rockets (2)

The Rhythm Rockets (2) (Downey, California)


Mary Lee Guri
Sheri Munger
Danny Wannamaker


From Downey California, this young vocal trio (2 girls and a guy) and “Do Yourself A Favor” their original composition was enough to entice record producer, Eddie Davis to take them to Audio Arts Recording Studio in Hollywood, California and release this recording on his Faro Record label in 1959. Eddie also brought in his staff co-producer, Wayne Franklin Corps to assist him with the musical and vocal arrangements. After the release of the record, the group received some local radio airplay and continued to achieve regional success. The Rhythm Rockets also appeared at many high schools and colleges as well as private events in the Southern California area promoting their record for Faro Production and Associated Talent Enterprises.

They received their start at the Georgia Massey's School of Song and Dance in the San Fernando Valley. Mary Lee and Sheri were 12 years, and Danny was 14 years old.


1959 - Lollypop Baby / Do Yourself A Favor (Faro 591)