Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dion and the Wanderers - Two Ton Feather

Our final Dion 45' for this series is the other side of a previous post (August 3, 2010)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dion and the Wanderers - Tomorrow Won't Bring The Rain

Happy Birthday Dion. As my little 2 week tribute comes to a near close, it is understood I only looked at the earlier years. At some point, I'll do a little bit with the Warner Brother years which was also departure for him.
For this release, it looks like Columbia was giving Dion one more chance with this Promo Picture Sleeve to promote. It did no good- however I rarely see stock copies so it was not really in stores.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dion - Spoonful

Willie Dixon's classic is not even close to Donna The Prima Donna. It seems everyone was covering this song at this time.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dion - Johnny B Goode

Columbia must have freaked as Dion started to move away from the slick pop sounds. I'm your Hoochie Coochie Man #113 (previous upload with Picture sleeve September 5, 2010) and this one (#71) were his last chart hits for Columbia. This was not Columbia had bargained for (lucky for us)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Dion - Donna The Prima Donna

Dion continued the hit ways but a change in musical direction was brewing. This was the last of the promo colored vinyl records on Columbia.




Dion - This Little Girl

Dion continued his hit streak with Columbia and they saw fit to issue his 2nd 45 also as a promo red vinyl 45 (#21). His 3rd release hit (#31) and Columbia issued it on a promo blue vinyl. I've seen references of it on Red but I doubt it.








 




Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dion - Ruby Baby

Dion was in prime time- Columbia was moving into the Rock N Roll market and were banking on Dion, although they could not make up their mind if they wanted a rocker or a crooner. Luckily, Dion had ideas of his own. Right off the bat he hit a homer with this #2 smash. Do you like all the variations in my collection. There is reference to a compact 33 version. Does it exist??????



























 





Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dion - Lonely World

Laurie continued to bank on Dion until his Columbia output dried up (Lonely World #101, Shout #108). Several more 45's on Laurie stiffed. Dion returned to Laurie in the late 60's for his last top 10 hit (Abraham Martin and John) and a few more minor hits (Purple Haze and Both Sides Now)