New releases - Rare Rockin' Records
TEEN DREAM TIME Volume 1, 2, 3
This Brand New Series now has 3 Volumes and all Volumes contain the very best and rarest Teen Pop Sounds of the early 60’s – from 1959 – 1966.
The First Volume Specialises in rare Early 60’s Teen Pop Recordings. This First Volume comprises of The Dreamy Style Sound Made famous by the likes of Frankie Avalon and Paul Anka and this first volume contains all Male Artists. Most tracks on cd for the very first time.
The Second Volume Is very Much Like the first Volume although this time there are More uptempo tracks, more teen rockers and Also Half the cd is of Male Artists and the other half is of female artists and Girl Groups. Most tracks on Cd for the very first time.
The Third and most current volume Is a Continuation from Volume 2 although this contains Less Female Artists BUT it includes more Cute Highschool Teen Recordings and Teen Rockers..
All Three Volumes are musts for the Teen Collector of the late 50’s and Early 60’s. Beautifully Packaged With Booklets, rare pics and Beautiful Sound Quality. Please stay Tuned as we believe Teen Dream Time Volume 4 Will Be released soon.
TEEN DREAM TIME volume 1 - The Guys
32 Dreamy Teen & Pop Sounds
1959 - 1967 . 8 Page Booklet with rare pics and label scans
1 Terry Philips - Dream Time
2. Bobby Vinton - First Impression
3. Bill Dean - Never Let Her Go
4. Arena Twins - Judy Says
5. Darwin - I Cry When I Dream About You
6. Bobby Vincent - How Was I to Know
7. The Riffs - Why Are the Nights So Cold
8. Bill Courtney - Without Her Love
9. Dennis Volpe - The House Where Johnny Lives
10. Dennis Bell - My One Love
11. Frankie Cherval - Baby Be Good to Me
12. Dick Caruso - We've Never Met
13. Frankie Fanelli - Tears, Rain
14. Frankie Little - Where, Oh, Where Are You
15. George Maharis - It Isn't There
16. Jericho Brown - I'm Watching You
17. Johnny Walsh - Beautiful Obsession
18. John Andrea - Come On In
19. Johnny Tillotson - Angel
20. Larry Ellis - Look, My Love
21. Lenny Welch - My Fool of a Heart
22. Don Rondo - Quiet Girl
23. Nicky DeMatteo - I Have But One Heart
24. John Andrea - Athena
25. Steve Clayton - My Name is On Your Heart
26. Frankie Calen - (Help Me) Telstar
27. Tommy Sands - Only Cause I'm Lonely
28. Danny Harrison - An Ordinary Girl
29. Adam Wade - Here Comes the Pain
30. Tommy DeNoble - Anyone But You
31. Tommy Reed - Everyone Know's But You
32. Ron Murphy - Tell Her You Love Her
TEEN DREAM TIME volume 2 - The Guys meet The Girls
32 Teen, Pop & Girl Group Rarities
1959 - 1964 . 8 page Booklet with rare pics and label scans
1. Billy Meshel - My Little Angel
2. Bruce Lenox - Youthful Desire
3. Buddy Greco - Miss Kiss and Run
4. Freddy Ainsfield - Place in the Sun
5. Garry Miles - How Are Things in Paradise
6. Jimmie Steward Jr. - My Whole World is You
7. Joe Antel - Girls
8. Jimmy Beaumont - Baion Rhythm
9. Joe South - Concrete Jungle
10. Johnny Draper - I Never Danced Before
11. Kenny Rossi - One Night Stand
12. Lamar Morris - Wanted
13. Al Jones - Too Lonely This Summer
14. Tommy Walters - What Does a Guy Do Now!
15. Ray Lynn - Miss Temptation
16. Ronnie Savoy - Little Rascals
17. Michele Lee - I'm Sorry Missus Murray
18. Clairette Clementino - It's Happening to Me
19. Dani Lynn - I'm Gonna Come to the Door
20. Henrietta & the Hairdooz - It Might As Well Be Me
21. Margaret Whiting - Just Like a Man
22. Jean Thomas - Don't Make Me (Fall in Love With You)
23. The Society Girls - You Better Stay Home
24. Christy Allen – That’s When ( Our Love Will Be Over)
25. Lacey Jones - He Wishes I Were You
26. Judy Valentine - Gum Drop
27. Valli - Jimmy's in a Hurry
28. Barbara & the Delights - She's a Smooth One
29. Jennie Smith - (I Won't) Go Away Little Boy
30. The Delights - Breaking Hearts to Him is Just a Game
31. Judy Bates - Go Out With Him
32. Lynda Layne - Stay Away From My Baby
TEEN DREAM TIME volume 3 - High School Heroes & Campus Cuties
32 Teen, Pop & Girl Group Rarities
1959 - 1964 . 8 Page Booklet with rare pics and label scans
1. BOBBY PEDRICK - Two Ton Tessie
2. BETTY JAYNE - Time Will Tell
3. WALLIE HAWKINS - Don't Believe Them
4. JAN ARLEN - Certainly Love
5. FRANKIE CALEN - Here's Where Make Believe Ends
6. RICK GAMBINO - Oh - Oh
RICK GAMBINO - Oh - Oh
7. PATTI BROOK - Heaven Is Being With You
8. LUCIEN FARRAR - Yea, Yea, Hmm, Hmm
9. KENNY RANKIN - Cindy Loo (My Cinderella)
KENNY RANKIN - Cindy Loo (My Cinderella)
10. GEORGIANNA - I've Never, Never, Never
GEORGIANNA - I've Never, Never, Never
11. GEORGE J CAMARINOS III - Treachery
12. GRADY CHAPMAN - This, That 'n The Other
GRADY CHAPMAN - This, That 'n The Other
13. DEBBIE REYNOLDS - Are You For Real
14. DANNY COUGHLAN - Oh, Such A Shame
DANNY COUGHLAN - Oh, Such A Shame
15. MOREY CARR - Meet Me Where We Used To Meet
16. DIANA DARRIN - Little Gun, Little Me
DIANA DARRIN - Little Gun, Little Me
17. BOBBY PEDRICK - School Crush
18. SANDRA THOMPSON - (My Baby Don't Love Me ) No More
19. DICK CARUSO - My One And Only Prayer
20. DOBIE GRAY - Kissin' Doll
DOBIE GRAY - Kissin' Doll
21. JENNIE LEE LAMBERT - Hey, Mister Scientist!
22. KIP PHILLIPS - Thirty- Two Girls And A Boy
23. ABBY ANDERSON - (We Were) Sittin' In The Balcony
ABBY ANDERSON - (We Were) Sittin' In The Balcony
24. FRANKIE ANTHONY - Little Girls Have Big Ears
FRANKIE ANTHONY - Little Girls Have Big Ears
25. SANDY & THE SOPHOMORES - Walk Away Girl
26. GARY LANE - How Wrong Can You Be
27. ANN- MARIE - Davey
ANN- MARIE - Davey
28. BENNY ATKINS - Campus Cutie
29. SIMONE JACKSON - I Told You So
30. STANLEY LIVINGSTON - Hairspray
31. CLAIRETTE - Roller Coaster Romeo
32. DENNY REED - Faithful To The End
TEEN DREAM TIME VOLUME 3 REVIEW.
Here we have the latest installment of the Teen Dream Time series. Like the previous two volumes, it features a wide assortment of male and female teen and pop tracks. There is a lot of fun to be had with this volume, so let’s dig in!
The opening tune is by the legendary teen idol Bobby Pedrick. Of course, he would go on to find fame in the 70s under his real name Robert John, but he made some great records in the late 50s and early 60s in the teen style. The track here, called “Two Ton Tessie”. The writes on this one are the late, great Gene Pitney and Aaron Schroeder. It’s an infectious, uptempo novelty tune, and I dare you not to tap your feet or dance while you listen to this one! What a great way to open up the disc.
Next are some uptempo tracks by Betty Jayne, Wallie Hawkins, and Jan Arlens. These are obscure, and sure to be enjoyed. The fifth track is one I really like, and is new to me. It’s called “Here’s Where Make Believe Ends” by Frankie Calen. The song is in the dreamy teen style, and is especially strong. I can’t help but think of Johnny Crawford’s great recordings when I hear this one.
“Oh Oh” by Rick Gambino features a mix of the classic doo wop melody with double tracked vocals. After this we get treated to a UK version of “Heaven Is Being With You”, a Goffin-King-Weil track, which was also recorded superbly by Jackie DeShannon.
After a few more teen tracks, Grady Chapman rocks us with “This, That ‘n The Other”. It’s somewhere between Jackie Wilson and early Marv Johnson, and if you sound like those two, how could you go wrong? Grady was a member of the Robins in the 50s before making a few solo records, and they are all great!
Debbie Reynolds, the American actress and singing star, sings the next track, “Are You For Real”. This was a surprise to me, I had no idea she did teen recordings.
After more recordings by Danny Coughlan, Morey Carr, and Diana Darrin, we come back to Bobby Pedrick with his 1960 recording of “School Crush”. It has that early Cameo-Parkway sound to it, which we all love!
Skipping over a few tunes, one of my favorites on the disc is “Sittin’ In The Balcony” by Abby Anderson. The tune is uptempo and sounds like something Neil Sedaka was writing at the time. Her vocals are innocent and are perfectly matched with that early 60s feel. Two thumbs up!
Another female track worth mentioning is “Walk Away Girl” by Sandy & The Sophomores. This is the kind of track I just love. The vocals and production are superb, and you’ll just have to buy the CD to find out how good it is!
Gary Lane is obviously British and gives us an Adam Faith sounding tune, “How Wrong Could You Be”. There is also a Phil Spector sounding production on this disc, “I Told You So” by Simone Jackson. Classic sounding horns make this track swing!
Denny Reed closes out TEEN DREAM TIME VOLUME 3 with “Faithful To The End”. A fitting way to close out a fun 70 minutes of listening pleasure.
* Review by Kyler Schwartz
DONNA LYNN meets ROBIN CLARK
28 Girl Group Rarities - Featuring Donna Lynn’s Complete Capitol LP in STEREO + Complete Capitol Singles & Bonus “Epic” single. Robin Clark’s Complete Capitol Recordings.
1961 - 1965 . 8 Page Booklet with rare pics and label scans
RRR 1025 - CAPITOL LP in STEREO
1 JAVA JONES *
1. JAVA JONES *
2. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN *
3. THE THINGS THAT I FEEL *
4. I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU *
5. NAVY BLUE *
6. I HAD A DREAM I WAS A BEATLE *
7. MY BOYFRIEND GOT A BEATLE HAIRCUT *
7. MY BOYFRIEND GOT A BEATLE HAIRCUT *
8. MY BONNIE *
9. OUR DAY WILL COME *
10. RONNIE *
10. RONNIE *
11. THAT WINTER WEEKEND *
12. THAT'S ME- I'M THE BROTHER *
DONNA LYNN - The Capitol / Epic Singles
13. THERE GOES THE BOY I LOVE WITH MARY
14. SILLY GIRL
15. I'D MUCH RATHER BE WITH THE GIRLS
16. I'M SORRY, MORE THAN YOU KNOW
17. WHEN YOUR HEART RINGS, ANSWER
18. TRUE BLUE
19. DONNA LOVES JERRY
DONNA LOVES JERRY
20. OH I'M IN LOVE (With George Maharis)
ROBIN CLARK - The Capitol Singles
21. DADDY, DADDY
22. LOVE HAS COME MY WAY
23. FOR YOUR SAKE
FOR YOUR SAKE
25. IT'S LOVE
26. THE BUTTERFLY TREE
27. TELLIN' MYSELF
28. I GOTTA BE SURE
DONNA LYNN MEETS ROBIN CLARK REVIEW.
For this great CD release from Rare Rockin’ Records, we get a double dose of the ladies! Donna Lynn is represented by a full album, in glorious sounding STEREO! It is from 1964 and features original tunes along with covers of the day. Also included in the album are two Beatles novelty tracks, “I Had A Dream I Was A Beatle” and “My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut”.
Next up are a batch of singles by Donna Lynn on Epic and Capitol. For my money, the Capitol singles are the highlight of the CD. Tracks such as “There Goes The Boy I Love With Mary” and “When Your Heart Rings, Answer” could easily be compared to top notch Peggy March or Lesley Gore tunes.
A very neat surprise on this disc is a tune called “I’d Much Rather Be With The Girls”. The track was written by Rolling Stones member Keith Richards and also their manager Andrew Loog Oldham! It’s an uptempo girl teen tune, and totally out of character for the writers. It is interesting to note that The Rolling Stones actually recorded a version of the tune in 1965 for demo purposes. It was switched around to be titled “I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys”, and is probably the closest thing to a teen record The Stones ever recorded!
The last tracks on here are 4 singles by Robin Clark on the Capitol label. These tracks are earlier than the Donna Lynn ones, and you can hear the difference in style between the two girls. There are uptempo tracks, such as “Tellin’ Myself” written by the legendary Dave Burgess, and also a handful of very nice ballads.
Go ahead and pick this one up, it’s a winner!
* Review by Kyler Schwartz
Donna Lynn/Robin Clark - Donna Lynn Meets Robin Clark
Worth Lynn’ding an ear to
This is a pairing of two collectable young artists from the Capitol label, offering 20 tracks from Donna Lynn’s 1963-65 period, and eight more from Clark, recorded between 1961-64. Girlie aficionados will know that this time period saw plenty of changes in both girl group styles and studio recording quality. As such, Lynn’s later cuts are the most satisfying listens.
Donna Lynn was a groomed teeny pop princess who recorded an album that included several acceptable covers of songs such as Navy Blue, Roll Over Beethoven and Our Day Will Come, alongside two cash-in Beatles-related tracks and a couple of attractive originals in The Things I Feel and That Winter Weekend. Much better, however, are three of her later singles, including the sparkling I’d Rather Be With The Girls, which was written by Keith Richards and Andrew Loog Oldham, and arranged by Charlie Callelo. Meanwhile, the Robin Clark tracks find a pre-teen in second division Brenda Lee territory, and are more for completist collectors.
Review written by Kingsley Abbott from the respected Record Collector Magazine UK
August 12, 2009
THE GIRLS OF RARE ROCKIN’ RECORDS vol 1
This is The First issue of a New Girl Groups Compilation..- This Cd contains Very Hard to Find Female Artists and Girl Group Rarities All of the Early 60’s – Theres a Great mixture Of Ballads, Big Power Ballads, Cute Female Teen Pop and Uptempo Girl Groups!! In beautiful quality sound, most never before released on with a Great * page booklet with great label scans and Rare Artists and pics. Check Out the complete tracklistings below.
The Girls of Rare Rockin’ Records
32 Girl Group Rarities of the early 1960’s.
8 Page Booklet with rare pics and label scans
1. Pat Powdrill - Luckiest Girl in Town
2. Sheila Guthrie - Mirror Mirror
3. Carol Hughes - Hello Heartbreak
4. Susan Wayne - That's What I Love About You
5. Jane Morgan - Oh, How I Lie!
6. A.Z. Mortimer - When You're Talkin' Love
7. Carole & Sherry - Join the World Outside
8. Kelli & the Kittens - What Mama Don't Know
9. Loran Dune - I'm Going With Bobby
10. Margaret Lewis - Johnny's Cash or Joey's Love
11. Lacey Jones - I'm Gonna Tie Him down
12. Lorrie Darnell - Nothing Went Right
13. Molly Bee - He's My True Love
14. Barbara Lyons - Dear Buddy
15. Judy Scott - No Questions Asked
16. Bertha Colbert - Rain in Lovers Lane
17. The Capri Sisters - I'm Gonna Wish For You
18. Sherry Sisters - Two Flights Up
19. Cathy Saunders - Making Believe
20. Eileen Barton - Patty Cake - Patty Cake
21. Susan Singer - Johnny Summertime
22. Toni Carroll - Overnight
23. Ruth McFadden - Don't Take Your Love
24. Toni Wine - A Toy is Only Made For Play
25. Jean DuShon - It Won't Stop Hurtin' Me
26. T & T - Perfectly Proportioned
27. Ginette Reno - Here Comes The Heartaches
28. Robin Hart - I'll Get You Yet
29. Susan Lynne - Even Though
30. Cee Cee Joy - Dribblin' Around
31. Ruth McFadden - It Could Be Sweet Again
32. Clairette Clementino - It's a Pity to Say Goodnight
Another New Series Specialising in Early 1960’s Obscurities.. If You Love Teen pop, Belgium Popcorn, Ballads, Girl Groups and Other oddball rarities of the early 1960’s then this cd is a must.. Nicely packaged with an 8 page Booklet and Great Notes on the tracks. Most of these tracks have never been issued on cd before..Check Out The Complete Tracklistings below.
32 Teen, Belgium Popcorn & Girl Group Rarities of the early 1960’s. 8 Page Booklet with rare pics and label scans
1. Violet Rivers - Hey Lover Boy
2. Marty Balin - Nobody But You
3. The Blackwells - You Took Advantage of Me
4. Cory Wade - Day Dreamin' (With You)
5. Gary Temkin - I'm the Fall Guy
6. George Soule' - Going Steady
7. Susan Wayne - You Don't Do What I Say
8. Tony Hoven - What Did I Do Now
9. Tobin Matthews - When You Came Along
10. Willie Gibson - Cheatin' on Me
11. The Playmates - The Only Guy Left On the Corner
12. Lorrae Desmond - Never Before
13. Big J McMatty - Such a Love
14. The Gainors - Tell Him
15. Kylo Turner - I'll Keep Thinking of You
16. Jimmy Damon - Too Young
17. Chris Crosby - Something Special
18. Kell Osborne - Quicksand
19. Steve Douglas - There You Go
20. Frankie Love - Stranger at the Dance
21. Jerry Wallace - Butterfly
22. Danny Williams - Dreamer
23. Georgia Gibbs - I Will Follow You
24. Jimmy Beaumont - I'm Gonna Try My Wings
25. Obrey Wilson - That's Where Lonesome Lives
26. Shirley Matthews - (He Makes Me) Feel So Pretty
27. Danny Harrison - You Took the Best Years of My Life
28. Kenny Rossi - Open Up Your Heart
29. Kenny Williams - Sugar Lump
30. L.C. Cooke - Sufferin'
31. Trade Martin - Spend Your Life With Me
32. Violet Rivers - Turn the Record Over
The ROOMATES 'Lost On Belmont Avenue'
1. ECHOES OF THE PAST (S. Webb) (Steve on Lead)
2. SEARCHIN’ FOR THAT GIRL (S. Webb) (Glenn on Lead, Guest Bass - Frankie B)
3. I'M NOT YOUR BABY ANYMORE (N. Kennedy) (Nick on Lead)
4. INTERNET BABY (S. Webb) (Steve on Lead)
5. REMEMBER (S. Ziska) (Glenn on Lead)
Originally recorded by “The Del Satins”
6. ONE LITTLE STAR (S. Webb) (Steve on Lead)
7. LATE LAST NIGHT (N. Kennedy) (Nick on Lead)
8. ONCE IN A WHILE (S. Webb) (Steve on Lead, Guest Bass - Frankie B)
9. IT'S COLD OUTSIDE (D. Klawon) (Nick on Lead)
Originally recorded by “The Choir”
10. TWO SHADOWS (B. Roberts) (Glenn on Lead)
Originally recorded by "The Safaris"
11. THE GIRL THAT I LOVE (S. Webb) (Steve on Lead)
12. HAVIN' NO FUN (S. Webb) (Gary on Lead)
13. COME ON (O. Williams- J. Matthews- J. Bennett) (Glenn on Lead)
Originally recorded by “Otis & The Distants”
14. SHE WON'T CRY (S. Webb) (Steve on Lead)
15. DANCE, DANCE GIRL (N. Kennedy) (Nick on Lead)
16. IF YOU GOT A GIRL (Ropers- Garone) (Steve on Lead, Guest Bass - Frankie B)
Originally recorded by "The Bob Knight Four"
17. COME BACK DARLING (S. Webb) (Glenn on Lead)
18. SOMEBODY TOLD ME (S. Webb- E. Engel) (Steve on Lead)
19. HUMAN ANGEL (unknown) (Glenn on Lead)
This Song taken from the demo that The Elegants re-recorded as “Lonesome Weekend”.
20. YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER (unknown) (Steve on Lead)
Originally recorded By “Tommy Tomorrow & The Yesterdays”
21. BUT YOU’RE GONE (N. Kennedy) (Nick on Lead)
22. WONDERIN' (N. Young) (Steve on Lead)
Originally recorded by “Neil Young”
23. THERE’S A REASON (N. Kennedy) (Nick on Lead)
24. YOU’RE SOME KINDA FOOL (G. Brentnall) (Glenn on Lead)
25. WOW WOW BABY (B. Martin- R. Byrd) (Nick On Lead)
Originally recorded by “The Searchers” (not the British 60’s Group)
26. I’M STILL COUNTIN’ (S. Webb) (Glenn on Lead)
27. HE’S GOT YOU (S. Webb) (Steve on Lead)
28. IN THIS SONG AGAIN (S. Webb) (Nick on Lead)
29. WOULD YOU COME BACK (S. Sheeley- J. DeShannon) (Gary on Lead)
Originally recorded by "Eddie Hodges"
30. PROBLEM GIRL (unknown) (Glenn on Lead)
Originally recorded by “The Chariots”
REVIEW: NEW FIX FOR DOO-WOP ADDICTS
THE ROOMATES (with one "m") 20 YEARS ON
Attention doo-wop addicts! If you can't get enough of Dion & the Belmonts, the Elegants and the Mystics; if Laurie is one of your favourite labels; if you are hip to the Roomates (spelled with one "m"), then there is a new fix for your addiction!
The Roomates' 'Lost On Belmont Avenue' was released a few months ago on S'pop member Ash Wells' label, Rare Rockin' Records of Australia, and has just been reissued in the UK on Ace. It marks this durable and successful group's 20th anniversary, and once again, they have mixed in some unexpected covers with their own material.
Consistency is a hallmark of the album. Throughout, the Roomates' harmonies are uniformly solid and tuneful, with lead vocals traded among Steve Webb (truly England's successor to Dion Di Mucci), Nick Kennedy, Glenn Brentnall and a couple of "guest" leads by bass player Gary Powell. Ears trained to the "white doo wop" sound will pick out the textural differences and hooks of the groups which influence the Roomates quoted in their original songs; less "educated" ears will just appreciate the overall quality of the work. There are many fine original tracks aboard: Steve Webb's 'Once In A While' benefits from guest bass singer Frankie B., who fills out their already rich harmonies.
'There's A Reason' features nice interplay with lead singer and composer Nick Kennedy and the group. The CD's second track, the fine uptempo 'Searchin' For That Girl', written by Steve, is led by Glenn Brentnall and again amplified by Frankie B. on bass. The Steve-and-Glenn pairing is in full force once more with 'The Girl That I Love', with a nice cha-cha beat. On some of the group's own songs, you'll hear musical quotes or allusions to some of their idols' more popular tracks, which they then use as a basis for new melodies and lyrics. But while knowing the "back story" of some of these selections adds to their enjoyment, you don't need it to appreciate the musicianship and quality of the Roomates' voices, both lead and background, as well as their obvious passion for the music.
The cover songs reach farther afield than just the Bronx/Brooklyn/Staten Island axis. The Del Satins' 'Remember' is a logical choice, as is the obscure ballad 'Human Angel', discovered on an Elegants demo. Another pretty ballad, 'Two Shadows', comes from west coast group the Safaris ('Image Of A Girl'). The Choir's 'It's Cold Outside' is an unexpected choice that gets a credible doo-wop treatment. 'Come On', perhaps the most R&B-oriented track here, comes from Otis & the Distants, better known later as the Temptations; the guys do a great job on it featuring Glenn's soulful lead. Possibly the most inspired cover is 'Wonderin'', from Neil Young's 'Shocking Pinks' album, which the Roomates make their own with a refreshingly easy swing.
It's a tribute to the group's talent that my favourite songs from the album keep changing on each listening, but many of them are cited above. You'll no doubt have several of your own when you get your latest Roomates fix!
Written by by Country Paul Payton