3 Rabbit Band

3 Rabbit Band

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Elvis Presley EP's and Rarities

Heartbreak Hotel
      Lined Label

                                           The Real Elvis
                                                 Lined Label

Any Way You Want Me
                 Lined Label

                            Love Me Tender
                                      Lined Label

EPA-992 (Volume 1)
   Lined Label

                     Loving You
                           EPA 1-1515 (Volume 1)
                                 Lined Label

  Loving You
EPA-2-1515 (Volume 2)
         Lined Label

           Peace In The Valley
                              Lined Label

Elvis Sings Christmas Songs

                      Jailhouse Rock

 King Creole
EPA-4319 (Volume 1)

                                       Kid Galahad

The Truth About Me
     1956 Rainbo Records
      Ultra Rare Flexi Disc

         RCA Victor EPA 992




My Boy Elvis/Little Bit 45 Promo

 RCA 47-6652

Love Me Tender
/Any Way You Want Me
              RCA Victor 47-6643
Second Pressing Black On Green Stock Original

Saturday, June 23, 2012

New 45's Picked This Week

Thomas Wayne with The Delrons

Saturday Date/Tragedy 45 RPM
Fernwood Records
-1959 (#54-109)

Saturday Date On You Tube

Johnny Dee Aka (John D. Loudermilk)

Sittin' In The Balcony/A-Plus In Love

Colonial Records (CR-430) 1957

Sittin' On The Balcony on You Tube

The Cliques (Featuring Jessie Belvin)
"The Girl In My Dreams"/"I Wanna Know Why"  
Modern Records (Modern 987) 1956 

Jessie Belvin & The Cliques On YouTube 

The Timetones
"My Love"
Times Square Records (#421) 1961

Timetones "My Love" on YouTube

B.B. And The Oscars
"The House That Jack Built"
Guilford Records (#102) Released 2/69

Paul Gayten
"The Hunch"
Anna Records (1106) 1959

Paul Gayten on YouTube (Flip Side) Hot Cross Buns

Teenie Chenault
"Another Hurt"
Alear Records (107) 1965

Sounds Of Dawn
"If I Had My Way"
Twin Stacks Records #125 (1967)

Sounds Of Dawn On YouTube

Faye Adams
"Hurts Me To My Heart"
Herald Records #434 (1954)

Faye Adams "Hurts Me To My Heart" on YouTube

The Fendermen
"Mule Skinner Blues"
Soma Records #1137 (1960)

Fendermen On YouTube

Monday, June 4, 2012

Girl Groups

The Murmaids were a one-hit wonder all-female vocal trio composed of sisters Carol and Terry Fischer; and Sally Gordon from Los Angeles,CA who, in January 1964 reached #3 with "Popsicles and Icicles"

The vocal arrangements for the Murmaids sessions were by Skip Battin of the Byrds.

"Popsicles and Icicles" was written by David Gates, the future founder and front man of the band Bread!
 Originally, it was titled "Tomorrow," and the Shirelles worked with King and recorded it (Scepter Released in 1960 ,Will You Love Me Tomorrow", also known as "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and originally recorded by The Shirelles. It has been recorded by many artists and was ranked among Rolling Stone 's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at #126. The song is notable for being the first song by an all-girl group to reach #1 in the United States. The song is in AABA form.In 1960, The Shirelles released their version as Scepter single 1211, with "Boys" on the B-side. The single's first pressing was labelled simply "Tomorrow", then lengthened later. When first presented with the song, lead singer Shirley Owens (later known as Shirley Alston-Reeves) did not want to record it, because she thought it was "too country." She relented after a string arrangement was added. In 1961, the song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. However, Owens recalled on Jim Parsons' syndicated oldies radio program, Shake Rattle Showtime, that some radio stations had banned the record because they had felt the lyrics were too sexually charged.

"I Love How You Love Me" was written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber (aka Kolberg) when both were staffwriters at Don Kirschner's Aldon Music near the famed Brill Building. Kolber had written the lyrics on a restaurant napkin within five minutes. The song was intended for Tony Orlando to be arranged in the same upbeat style as Orlando's precedent hits "Bless You" and "Halfway to Paradise". However, Phil Spector discovered the song on a visit to Kirshner's Aldon offices and persuaded Kirshner that the song would have more potential if rendered by a female act. Spector then recorded "I Love How You Love Me" with The Paris Sisters.
Spector's interest in the song was occasioned by its structural similarity to "To Know Him Is To Love Him", the No. 1 hit that Spector's group, The Teddy Bears, had scored in 1958. Annette Kleinbard who'd been the Teddy Bears' vocalist, would weep upon hearing The Paris Sisters' "I Love How You Love Me" on her car radio: "Before [Priscilla Paris] sung five words I knew it was Phil's record...it was just the most beautiful record, but I loved it and I hated it at the same time; it felt like Phil had taken my voice and passed it on to someone else".
However Priscilla Paris would opine: "My sound was not like Annette's - she had a very thin type of little girl voice. I have a heavy roque - that's a French word meaning very heavy, husky - voice. I think Phil fell into something he wanted to do, added extra ingredients, and ended up with something different".
Spector recorded the Paris Sisters' "I Love How You Love Me" at Gold Star Studios in the autumn of 1961. The group vocalized repeatedly to a piano accompaniment until Spector was satisfied with the balance between the voices, after which a string arrangement which Spector worked on over several days with Hank Levine was added.
According to Lester Sill, with whom Spector was then staying, Spector would bring the tapes for "I Love How You Love Me" from Gold Star Studios every evening to review in his room: "he would wake me up at three or four in the morning, listening to [the song] over and over again at a very low level." Sill says Spector "must have remixed the strings on that song thirty times; then listened to it for another four or five days before he was sure it was right. Then finally when the record was pressed he listened to the pressing for another two or three days before he gave it an approval."
The song featured a spoken recitation by one of the sisters, speaking the first half of the repeated first verse.
Entering the Top 40 in October 1961, "I Love How You Love Me" reached #5 that November.


Ronnie Hawkins...Also known as Rompin' Ronnie, Mr. Dynamo or simply The Hawk, Hawkins was one of the key players in the 1960s rock scene in the US and Canada. Throughout his career, Hawkins has performed all across North America and recorded more than twenty-five albums. His hit songs included covers of Chuck Berry's "Thirty Days" (entitled "Forty Days" by Hawkins) and Young Jesse's "Mary Lou", a song about a "gold-digging woman". His other well-known recordings are "Who Do You Love", "Hey, Bo Diddley", and "Susie Q", which was written by his cousin, the late rockabilly artist Dale Hawkins.
Hawkins is also notable for his role as something of a talent scout and mentor. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of premiere backing musicians via his band, The Hawks. The most successful of those eventually forming The Band, while other musicians Hawkins had recruited provided the makings of Robbie Lane & The Disciples, Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band, Crowbar, Bearfoot, and Skylark.

Jack Scott's legacy ranks him with the top legends of rock and roll. It has been said that "with the exception of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, no white rock and roller of the time ever developed a finer voice with a better range than Jack Scott, or cut a more convincing body of work in Rockabilly, Rock and Roll, Country-Soul, Gospel or Blues".

Top Rank Singles RA 2041 & 2028

Clifford played guitar as a child and won several talent competitions as a teenager. He signed to Bow at age 15, releasing a few singles but finding no success. After signing with Columbia, he released the single "Hello Mr. Moonlight", which did not chart. The follow-up, "Baby Sittin' Boogie"/"Driftwood" (though "Driftwood" was technically the B-side the record tends to be regarded as a double-A-side), became a crossover hit in the U.S. in 1961, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #27 R&B, and #28 Country. The record went on to sell over one million copies, and as a result of its success, Columbia tried to groom Clifford as a heartthrob pop singer. He appeared on TV with Perry Como and Merv Griffin and on American Bandstand and toured the U.K. with Freddy Cannon and Dion.  

Columbia Promo Single 33

Columbia Promo Single 33