Monday, November 25, 2013
Stanley Kahn discovered The Rocky Fellers, a pop/rock band in the 1960s, and signed them to Scepter Records. The group was composed of four Filipino brothers: Tony, Junior, Eddie, and Albert Maligmat, and their father, Doroteo "Moro" Maligmat. They had a hit single called "Killer Joe", written by Bert Russell and Bob Elgin in 1963. The song was inspired by famed dance instructor and "King of the Discotheque," Killer Joe Piro. It has many similarities to the chorus of the Mickey and Sylvia hit, "Love is Strange."
"Killer Joe" reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1963. They followed up with another Bob Elgin song called "Like the Big Guys Do". Among their other recordings was a Christmas novelty song, "Santa, Santa", written by a then-unknown songwriter, Neil Diamond. The Rocky Fellers also recorded another Neil Diamond song, "We Got Love" which is available on their LP, Killer Joe from 1963. The Rocky Fellers faded quickly from the music scene in the mid-1960s, due primarily to the arriving British Invasion bands.
This is none of the songs mentioned above....
The Rocky Fellers - Ching-A-Ling Baby
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Pickins have been slim around here for a while. i did get that twilights 45 a bit back but not much else of late. But i got this little 45 yesterday for 50 cents. Not a rare thing really but i nice addition to the Ike & Tina collection. This is from 1968 but sounds like 1964 to me.
Ike And Tina And The Ikettes - So Fine
Ike And Tina And The Ikettes - So Blue Over You
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
been playin' w/ 45's again.... Anyone want to hear anything before i put this box away?
Rudy & The Wheels - Copy Cat
The Astronauts - My Sin Is My Pride
The Tikis - Big Feet
Rockin' Rebels - Wild Weekend
The Demotrons - Rock-A-Way-Special
The Aztecs - The Aztec Rock
The Markettes - Balboa Blue
The Fugitives - Freeway
The Tides - Telstar
The Faces - Skier Jones
Bob Gibson - Super Skier
Verlin Speeks - Mountain Boy
The Ambers - Now I'm In Trouble
Van Doren - Huntington Beach
Scuba Crowns - Scuba Dive
The Bloopers - Bloopers Morse Code
Stu Allen - Jordon Blooper
The Titans - To Covet The Surf
Wayne Brooks & The Cyclones - Runaway
The Valiants - Please Wait My Love
The Du Barrys - (Let's Exchange) Graduation Rings
The Du Barrys - Movin' Around
The Skyliners - Everyone But You
Reflections - Maybe Tomorrow
Robert and Johnny - Hear My Heartbeat
Shorty Ashburn - Triflin' Heart
Shorty Ashburn - Are You Lonely Too
Friday, November 15, 2013
Just scored this little soulful 45 at the local thrift on the cheap. I've seen that this is from 1964 and 1966??? Sounds more like 64 to my ears but i don't know for sure. Info is pretty scarce of the twilights but i think they were from Detroit?
The Twilights - It's Been So Long
The Twilights - She's Gonna Put Me Down