Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Rose Garden - Here's Today

Nice little b side to their only follow up 45 to their only hit 45 Last Plane to London This 45 went to nowheresville

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Hobbits - Strawberry Children

I took a week off the ole blogosphere. I had yesterday off and I made the most of it. I went to my most favorite little record shop in the whole wide world (let me tell you boys and girls it is a drive). I also thought I would check out this other shop I had heard about. Let me just say it was rewarding. I ended up bringing over 100 45's home. I think in the future I need to make this trip a 2 day trip...its just to difficult of a 1 day trip and it limits the search. Here is one of the many projects Jimmy Curtiss was involved in

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.