The Word: Bored with the ordinary? Us too. We like discovering uptempo stuff that "rocks" wherever it's found, not just the obvious stuff everyone knows. Hip Wax has a lot of rockin' beats in strange places! (Rock hybrids are listed throughout, on most other pages.)
What we have here ranges from the very special (private and test pressings, oddballs, etc.) to a few things that are common and inexpensive but too good not to offer. In between are great classics and other items that may not be strictly rock, but it's a "best fit" to put them here. With psyche and other things on other pages, this page is mainly for 1950s rock and rockabilly, 1960s dance rock (twist, etc.), and some things from 1980-2000; 1970s funky rock usually is listed under funk.
Other pages: Rock 45s | Pop 45s (oldies, vocal, group, doo-wop)
Also on other pages: funky rock, exotic rock, Latin rock, Mid-East rock, Moog rock, jazz rock, beatnik rock, etc. Search "rock" on each page.
Further below: trade wants
Links: are to subpages or artists bio/discog pages in the Hyp Records guide:
Images: accurately represent items but are not always the exact copy listed/purchased
Discount: ALWAYS try to buy more than one item at a time
Aki Aleong & his Licorice Twisters: Twistin' the Hits; Reprise R-6011; 1961; deep groove E+/N $30 -- twist/dance rock; scarce, delightful LP by the TV/film star/dancer/musician who made worthy surf albums too; this is one of the earliest twist/dance rock records that really is one and better than average (the twist really broke in 1962, so this is a prequel); Moon River, Big Bad John, Ya Ya, Fool #1, Walk On By, Goodbye Cruel World, Unchain My Heart, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Please Mr. Postman, Trade Winds Trade Winds, Run to Him, Tonight
Aki Aleong & his Teen Twenty: C'mon Baby Let's Dance; Reprise R-6020; 1961; deep groove, white-label promo E-/E+ $30 -- twist/dance rock; another wonderful LP by the TV/film star/dancer/musician who made a few rare, collectible surf albums and got plenty of youth-culture TV and movie roles in the mid-'60s; "Now Let's Popeye" is the big hit here and it still predates 1962, the Year of the Twist; The Roach, The Stroll, Hully Gully, The Grind, Surfer's Stomp, Pony-Time..
Bakery & Jazz Ensemble: Rock Mass for Love; MCA/Decca DL-75328; 1971; 1st/only N-/N- S $20 -- funky rock/religion; perhaps the greatest LP of the period from Western Australia, hippy but hip & no more religiose than the Electric Prunes' "Mass in F" LP--way too good to be called Jesus Rock!; rec. live in front of 6,000 well-behaved people (huge number for Perth!); partly spoken (address by John Hazlewood, Dean of Perth); led by Peter Walker & Bruce Devenish
John Berberian (under Exotica-World, Mid-East)
Johnny Cash [Sings Ballads of the American Indian]: Bitter Tears; Columbia CS-9048; N/E- shrink S $15 -- country' perfect except one little mark on "The Talking Leaves" which sounds (light pop for a short minute); this, of course, is the heroic Cash LP that sold in the dozens & pissed off all his right-wing country fans while disappointing most of the rest; Cash celebrates his part-Cherokee heritage & proves a real man doesn't wimp out just because most country music fans like the cavalry to win; if you like America, you like the people who got here first [and didn't ruin it]
Christy Minstrels: East Meets West; Karan AW-14304; 1979; sealed S $100 -- pop rock/vocal; no mention anywhere of this impossibly rare (private press?) Tennessee-made oddball (no relation to the New Christy Minstrels), no doubt either a studio one-off that didn't sell or perhaps was withdrawn or forced into a name change to avoid conflict; we chanced it for the superbly tacky jacket art (rice bowl with burger-fries-soda combo) and then were pleased to hear it it has something going for it inside too! (we're keeping 1 of 2 sealed copies; this one can be yours); features great group singing (even some hip vocalese!) but with some funky Nashville touches, such as a couple of clean drum intros, it's more like "Hair" than anything more easily defined; You Need Someone to Love, Make it With You (Bread), Wig Wam, Because (Beatles), Turtles & Trees, Brother, Close to You (Carpenters), Hard to be Without You, South American Getaway (best cut--mod wordless vocalese, like Novi Singers!), East Meets West
The Coasters: What is the Secret of Your Success?; Mr R&B R&B-102; 1980/1957-64; Swedish import sealed $25 -- rock/beatnik/mod twist; incredible set for super rare single-only releases and 45 B-sides (we've had one or two, and they're never clean); first-rate compilation (our favorite Coasters anthology) with copious great liner notes on the five Coasters lineups represented here on 16 mono (no fake stereo!) tracks, several of which we love better than any of their greater greatest hits; (When She Wants Good Lovin') My Baby Comes to Me, What is the Secret of Your Success?, Gee Golly, Sorry But I'm Gonna Have to Pass, Besame Mucho, Lady Like (beatnik!), Thumbin' a Ride, Ridin' Hood (beatnik!), Girls Girls Girls Part 2, Hongry, Teach Me How to Shimmy (a real mover), Bull Tick Waltz, The P.T.A., Bad Detective (New York Dolls!!!), Lovey Dovey, Wild One
Neil Diamond: Velvet Gloves & Spit; MCA 37056 (reissues Uni 73030); sealed S $25 (or sealed cutout S $20, specify) -- hip, weirdbeard Neil Diamond LP!; legendary for the nutty 4-min. wonder "The Pot Smoker's Song," which features confessional interview-narratives by young hipster-dopers punched up by Neil's inscrutably chirpy chorus!--"hip, hip, you want to be hip--you're nowhere at all if you don't take a trip"--the idea seems to be that hard drugs are bad so Neil wants you to stick to pot; also: Shilo, Two-Bit Manchild, Holiday Inn Blues, Brooklyn Roads, Sunday Sun, Practically Newborn..
Troy Donahue/Connie Stevens/Ty Hardin/Stefanie Powers/Robert Conrad: Palm Springs Weekend ST; Warner Bros. W-1519 (mono); cutout N/N shrink $25 -- twist/crime/mod/golden throat/bossa/folk; rarest and best of the great WB ST series (Hawaiian Eye, Cricket, Poncie Ponce are others); it's very upbeat for the most part, with real twist and electric-guitar solos, like a great beach-movie ST or anything you'd want from the period should be (even the folk is good); Live Young, Hurricane Twist, Ox Driver, Shilly-Shally, What Will I Tell Him, Palm Canyon Bossa Nova, Hurricane Twist (2), Go Go Devil, Bye Bye Blackbird, Palm Springs Scramble, Prescription for Recovery, A Little Bit of Give, Live Young (closing)
Troy Donahue/Connie Stevens/Ty Hardin/Stefanie Powers/Robert Conrad: Palm Springs Weekend ST; Warner Bros. WS-1519 (stereo); cutout E-/N- S $25 -- twist/crime/mod/golden throat/bossa/folk; rarest and best of the great WB ST series (Hawaiian Eye, Cricket, Poncie Ponce are others); it's very upbeat for the most part, with real twist and electric-guitar solos, like a great beach-movie ST or anything you'd want from the period should be (even the folk is good); Live Young, Hurricane Twist, Ox Driver, Shilly-Shally, What Will I Tell Him, Palm Canyon Bossa Nova, Hurricane Twist (2), Go Go Devil, Bye Bye Blackbird, Palm Springs Scramble, Prescription for Recovery, A Little Bit of Give, Live Young (closing)
The Amazing Rock Ferrante: Rock 'n' Rhythm; Savoy 12305; 1973; flexi cutout N-/E- S $20 -- organ (pop/rock/soul-jazz); great little obscurity, oddly enough on the R&B/jazz label Savoy; the artist won the Grand Prix--Yamaha Organ World Championship in Tokyo, 1973; some uptempo hip tunes (Blues-Ett, Moon Rock, The Beat Goes On, Wave) as well as squarer stuff; some pops (typical of the Savoy pressing) but priced accordingly
Folkways/Various: Background Music for Home Movies Vol. 1 (BEATLES sample!); Folkways FX-6110; 1964; w/insert E+/E $30 -- production (sound library); classic early one (orchestral); rare & special enough in its own right but holds a special place in record history for "Live A Little," which the Beatles sampled for their 1966 Christmas record!; 18 cuts
Connie Francis: Do the Twist with Connie Francis; MGM E-4002; 1962; cutout E+/E+ $15 -- dance rock (twist); a great value in top shape (it turns up a bit worse, usually) we bother with this because it's both Connie at her most rockin' and one of the best twist LPs, particularly the first track on each side; Mr. Twister, Teach Me How to Twist, Johnny Darlin', Telephone Lover, Mommy Your Daughter's Falling in Love, Drop it Joe, Kiss N' Twist (tarantella), I Won't Be Home to You, My Real Happiness, Ain't That Better Baby, Hey Ring-A-Ding, Does Ol' Broadway Ever Sleep
The Free Design: You Could Be Born Again; Command/Project 3 PR-5031-SD; 1968; gatefold white-label promo N/E+ S $40 -- vocal/harmony; rare!; complete with gushing shades of praise by Phil Ramone!; California Dreaming, Eleanor Rigby, An Elegy, Happy Together, I Found Love, Daniel Dolphin..;; PLUS, we're throwing in this bonus 45: stereo white-label promo for "Butterflies Are Free" Parts 1 & 2
Benny Golson: Tune In Turn On to the Hippest Commercials of the Sixties; Verve V6-8710; 1st N-/V+ S $15 -- mod/commercials; great unique concept; clean disc but noise on some tracks so priced low (the famous jacket alone is worth it); w/Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie..; Music to Watch Girls Go By, Wink, The Dis-Advantages of You, No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In), Right Any Time of the Day, Music to Think By, The Swinger, The Magnificent Seven, Cool Whip, The Golden Glow, Fried Bananas, Happiness Is
Grateful Dead concert-movie posters
Guitar Slim Green's "Stone Down Blues" with Johnny & Shuggie Otis; Cadet/United US-7764; N-/E+ shrink S $20 -- guitar/rock/blues; of special interest now for the recently rediscovered talent of Shuggie Otis; Shake 'Em Up, Bumble Bee Blues, Make Love All Night, This War Ain't Right, Big Fine Thing..
Dickie Harrell: Drums & More Drums; Capitol ST-1502; 1961; 1st press (only stereo press?) E+/N S $100 -- drum/exotic rock; "Uninhibited Drum Rhythms!" by Gene Vincent's drummer(!), with Roy Harte, Jimmy Haskell, Hank Levine, Don Ralke(!); Harrell was a guest on the Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen shows, otherwise this rare LP is it!; if you know the comp "Wild Stereo Drums," you have a small taste of the majesty; entire LP is fantastic (like labelmate Les Baxter's Teen Drums, which also is partly on "Wild Stereo Drums"), like a collection of crazy 45s; dig the gone titles: Drivin' Around the Block, Goon Bat, Drum Safari, Thumper-Stumper, Rock-Rock-Cha-Cha, Swingaroo, Rocket Racket, Exotic Bird-Bird, Hong Kong Kop, Rub-A-Tub-Tub, Chocolate on the Rocks, Rock a Little Faster; people have paid more on eBay--well worth it!
King Henry & the Showmen Volume VIII; King Henry Productions KHP-376; E-/E- S $20 -- lounge act/spy/disco/Moog-ondioline/CB/trucker; private press; one of the most enduring local true lounge acts of the PA-NJ-NY region (here based in Easton, PA and rec. at Virtue Studios), King Henry covers the entire '70s here; notable cuts are Goldfinger, Pinball Wizard, Who Put the Shark, More, and "Roger Dee & the CB Band" (one of the rarer CB-era raps)
Buddy Holly & the Crickets: The Buddy Holly Story; Coral CRL-57279; E-/V+ maroon/red&black deep groove $100 -- the real thing!; plays very well (great sound/very little noise) & priced at a fraction of book value; jacket quite good, w/seams intact
Buddy Holly & the Crickets; Coral CRL-757405; E+/V 1st press S $50 -- the real thing!; plays very well (great sound/very little noise) but with wear it's priced at a fraction of book value; nice jacket, seams intact; original inner sleeve
Buddy Holly special: both rare collectors items: $125 postpaid (Oh Boy!)
Joe Houston: Kicking Back; Big Town BT-1004; 1978; sealed S $40 -- rock/funk; rare, uncut, & sealed!; Hawaiian Disco, T-Bone Disco, Baby What You Want Me to Do, Trippin' In, & Why Don't You Rock Me are in his classic r&b/blues-rock-twist style (won't disappoint fans of his earlier work); "Mr. Big 'H'" is like James Brown, and Kicking Back Parts 1 & 2" is funk/soul (good for funk DJs)
Wanda Jackson; Capitol T-1041; [Capitol logo at top] N-/N- $90 -- rockabilly; not a first press (or it would cost more), but a smart buy: you can't beat its spectacular condition (jacket and disc)--and of course it plays flawlessly; Long Tall Sally, Let's Have a Party, Money Honey..
Wanda Jackson: Wonderful Wanda; Capitol T-1776; 3rd press N-/E+ $20 (or later cutout E/E+ $15, specify) -- one of her earliest country LPs is one of the toughest to find; has hit "In the Middle of a Heartache"
Wanda Jackson: The Best of; Capitol Starline ST-2883; Singapore issue N/E+ S $20 -- excellent way to get a taste of the very best from her many great country LPs plus at least one rocker from the classic earliest rockabilly sessions; Santo Domingo (in German!), Let's Have a Party, Right or Wrong, Reckless Love Affair, Tears Will be the Chaser for Your Wine..; and, as a bonus, nice EMI-Singapore inner sleeve shows Malay LPs!
The Kit Kats: The Very Best of the Kit Kats; Virtue LPV-102067; E+/N- S $30 -- rock/exotic rock; not a compilation but instead a unique, live rocker by hit local Philly group on Frank "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" Virtue's label (rare, lively, worthy addition to any exotic-rock collection); top shape!; recommended for their takes on "Quiet Village" and "Stranded in the Jungle"; the others: Money, You're No Angel, Sweet Little Rock & Roller, From Here On In, Hey Hey Hey, Lucille, Good Lovin', Hoo Che Coo Che Coo, Our Farewell, The End
Lambs Eat Ivy: Lamby Cake; Merkin MM-314; 1990; N-/N S $30 -- art rock; STRANGEST BAND of the 1990s, bar none; we used to see them as much as possible in Baltimore and DC; MICA grads and fixtures in the Baltimore art scene, this power trio of creative wildness reached deep into southern kook, as you'll hear in [the lyrics and] Elizabeth Downing's voice with the other two on primitive instruments (not camp as the Tinklers, tho); the only shame is there isn't more, as some favorite tunes came after the LP, which has lyric and photo inner sleeve for added value, btw; Serpentine, Shiva, Strange Self, Want No Body, I Float By, Lotus Blossom, Lie Down Low, My Buddha Has Orbs, Visitation of the Black Angel, Fertile Decay
Red McCoy with the Sons of the Soil: Country & Gospel; Mount Vernon Music MVM-157; 1963; E-/E- ES $30 (or V+/V+ $25, specify) -- rock/[rockabilly]/country-gospel; very obscure budget-label oddball from Wayne Busbice (a.k.a. Red McCoy) or Wayne & Buzz Busby; highlight is "Rock and Roll Atom" which is just that: a TERRIFIC '50s rock/rockabilly boy-wants-girl song using atom-age science (protons, neutrons, electrons), etc. metaphorically; like Sheldon Allman or as tho Hank Snow collided with Tom Glazer!; anyway, so far it's still known to only a few of the pluckiest record hounds, but it's a proven winner!; Let Jesus Come into Your Heart, I Heard My Savior Calling, I Want to See My Mother Again, Be Careful of Your Father's Name, Rainbow Joe, Rock and Roll Atom, I Carry a Torch, Goin' Back to Dixie, Live Your Life with Care, I Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
Montgomery County Community College: Latitudes 1973-4; Latitudes 37632; 1974; w/insert (lyrics) E/N S $100 -- psyche/prog/folk/weird/school; as with the previous year's Latitudes, it's freaky '70s local college fare we can hardly believe came out of what is a very right-wing, uptight area today; this one is very desirable for rare Puddleduck ("Tower of Baradur"); as Acid Archives says: "'Latitudes 1973-74' 1974 (private) Students from Montgomery Community County College of interest for some strong tracks by the prog group Puddleduck. Also features several more "bands" in various styles, guitar-rock from Tubular Chamber Ensemble, electric folk rock from an unnamed band, stoned hippy/Dead folkrock from a band called "Y," trad folk from the Ambler Ramblers, folk from Shack People, a brief jazz piece, and a closing electric/acoustic folk psych track."--http://lysergia_2.tripod.com/AcidArchives/lamaArchiveL.htm
The Osmond Christmas Album; Polydor/Kolob PD-2-8001; 2-LP gatefold; cutout N-/E S $15 -- Christmas/pop; yes, the best-selling Osmonds, but this one's actually tough to find & a great value for anyone seeking it (we've sold it for 2-3 times this in the past)
Elvis Presley: Elvis; RCA Victor LPM-1382; 1956; "1S" first press! V/V $75 -- rock/rockabilly; Rip it Up, Love Me, When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again, Long Tall Sally, First in Line, Paralyzed, So Glad You're Mine, Old Shep, Ready Teddy, Anyplace is Paradise, How's the World Treating You, How Do You Think I Feel
Elvis Presley: Elvis; RCA Victor LPM-1382; 1956; "6s/5s" press in generic jacket/V+ $40 or FREE with $200 ES LP below -- rock/rockabilly; Rip it Up, Love Me, When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again, Long Tall Sally, First in Line, Paralyzed, So Glad You're Mine, Old Shep, Ready Teddy, Anyplace is Paradise, How's the World Treating You, How Do You Think I Feel
Elvis Presley: Elvis; RCA Victor LSP-1382(e); 1956; E/N- ES $50 -- rock/rockabilly; the electronic-stereo "RE" version rather than the mono original ($1,550.00 sealed on eBay!), but as such it's even rarer and not [as] reissued, yields a rare/different listening experience than the mono (tho you can always hit the mono switch on your gear), and is VERY MUCH A PRIZE!!!; as we write and check it, it's pouring out of our JBLs and thrilling us --"Long Tall Sally" sounds HUGE!!!-- ok, we'll save the rest for you
Elvis Presley: Elvis; RCA Victor LSP-1382(e); 1956; "4S/1S" press; N/N shrink ES $200* -- rock/rockabilly; uncut, still in the shrink (perfect/fully intact/even better than sealed), with original "Elvis catalog" inner sleeve, it is absolute perfection; of course, it's the electronic-stereo "RE" version rather than the mono original ($1,550.00 sealed on eBay!), but as such it's even rarer and not reissued, yields a rare/different listening experience than the mono (tho you can always hit the mono switch on your gear), and is VERY MUCH A PRIZE!!!; as we write and check it, it's pouring out of our JBLs and thrilling us --"Long Tall Sally" sounds HUGE!!!-- ok, we'll save the rest for you
Larry Seth (Big El): Viva Las Vegas--Big El Show; custom/private press; 1978; red vinyl, picture label N/N shrink S $35 -- lounge act/Elvis Presley; Elvis tribute recorded live at the Silverbird Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, featuring the TCB Band; it's not the best, but it is seriously rare, fancily presented, and at this point quite "vintage"; 2001 Space Odyssey, C.C. Rider, Burnin' Love, Hurt, You Gave Me a Mountain, Early Morning Rain, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas, Polk Salad Annie, In the Ghetto, Trilogy, His Way, Can't Help Falling in Love
Leon Everette: Goodbye King of Rock 'n' Roll (A Tribute to Elvis--"The World's Greatest Star Has Come Home"); World Wide/True T-1002-LPS; 1977; gatefold; V+/E S $25 -- rare, original tribute by an early impersonator; with Pete Wade (Pete Drake?), Pig Robbins, Sonny Garrish, Charlie McCoy..; missing poster but jacket has ample photos and liner notes; Goodbye King of Rock 'n' Roll, The World's Greatest Star Has Come Home, I Heard You Calling hi Name, In the Midnight Hour, I'm Tired of Honky Tonk Heroes, I Love that Woman (Like the Devil Loves Sin), Still Loving You..
Jack Scott; Carlton LP-12/107; 1958; deep groove E/V+ $50 -- rock/rockabilly; great value on mono in very nice shape; Save My Soul, With Your Love, Leroy, No One Will Ever Know, Geraldine, I Can't Help It, Indiana Waltz, Midgie, My True Love, The Way I Walk, I'm Dreaming of You, Goodbye Baby
Ananda Shankar (under Exotica/World, India)
William Shatner: The Transformed Man; Decca DL-75043; 1969; E+/E+ S $90 (or cutout V+/E- S $40, specify) -- golden throat; very hard to find in top shape (even clean/unworn discs have slight noise--inevitable with spoken/quiet passages); what a triumph to be able to play the legendary "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" exactly as did people catching Star Trek in its original run (budding Trekkies who foolishly did not run out and buy this LP in the great numbers they would if they could today!); music by the great Don Ralke; not-quite-modest liners by the unstoppable William Shatner himself; HEAR...OWN...BEHOLD his AWESOME POWER!!!
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers: Back in Your Life; GRT/Beserkley JBZ-0060; 1979; cutout E+/N S $20 -- evveryone knows him as the minstrel in "There's Something About Mary" but to punk/alt fans he's a legend from way back, and this is his greatt early solo LP (better than the Modern Lovers' 1st LP and perfect for shutting up anyone who tries to tell you 21st-century music is better); Abdul & Cleopatra, (She's Gonna) Respect Me, Lover Please, Affection, Buzz Buzz Buzz, Back in Your Life, Party in the Woods Tonight, My Love is a Flower (Just Beginning to Bloom), I'm Nature's Mosquito, Emaline, Lydia, I Hear You Calling Me
Pete Sinfield: Still--TEST PRESSING; [Manticore]; 1973; printed white label, plain white generic jacket supplied N- S $200 -- prog rock; surely one of a kind, and by one of the great heroes of prog (King Crimson and more); stamped "July 18, 1973" with written record # 66667 and matrix # STMC732907A; made by Specialty Records Corporation ("fabricators of phonograph records") of Olyphant, PA (acquired with some other fantastic, clean press testings listed here that have been mothballed all these decades); The Song of the Sea Goat (6:07), Under the Sky (4:24), Will It Be You (2:42), Wholefood Boogie (3:40), Still (4:45), Envelopes of Yesterday (6:19), The Piper (2:51), A House of Hopes and Dreams (3:57), The Night People (7:56)
The Stranglers: The Raven; Liberty/United Artists UAG-30262; 1979; N-/N- S $15 -- not the famous 3D jacket but a solid buy for the music (and the plain old 2D jacket); great record by legendary intelligent punk group who aged gracefully; totally rocks!
theremin LPs (Lothar & the Hand People, Ultimate Spinach) -- Theremin/Electronic
Various: The Big Itch [Vol. 1]; Mr. Manicotti MM-328; N-/N- S? $20 -- surf/hot rod/rock/rockabilly/exotic rock/garage rock; "20 songs from America's rich musical heritage" and there's a lot of crazy stuff here from a stack of great 45s; Bobby Lee Trammel: Toolie Froolie, The Trashmen: Bird '65, The Chord-R-Notes: Livin' the Life, Lindy Blaskey & the Lavells: Papa Ooh Mow Mow, The Dinks: Nina Koka Nina, The Elite: One Potato, The Elite: Two Potato, Del Tinos: Pa Pa Ooh Mau Mau, Gregory Dee & the Avanties, The Torques: Surfin' Bird, Freddy & the Ravens: The Big Itch, The Deacons: Baldie Beat, Arch Hall Jr.: Konga Joe, The Four Dimensions: Sand Surfin', The Society: Nicotine Fit, Larry & the Loafers: Panama City Blues '61, Glenn Mooney & the Ferraris: The Big Surf, Andy & the Classics: Wilma, Trez Trezo: Rock Around the Clock, King Uszniewicz & the Uszniewicztones: Surfin' School
Various: Broadside Ballads Vol. 1; Folkways FH-5301; 1964; no book N/N- $40 -- folk; collectors item, highly desirable for original rarities by Bob Dylan (dodging contract as "Blind Boy Grunt"): "Jon Brown" & "Talkin' Devil"; rare songs also by Pete Seeger, Freedom Singers, New World Singers, Mark Spoelstra, Matt McGinn, Happy Traum, Peter La Farge, Gil Turner, Phil Ochs
Various: Hi-Fi Jazz Session; Masterseal MSLP-5013; 1957; deep groove E+/N- $30 -- part jazz/part rock; famous collectors item of jazz all stars w/an obscure early rock group (Hen Gates); Sarah Vaughan ("Mean to Me"), Dizzy Gillespie, Red Norvo, Cozy Cole, Charlie Ventura, Coleman Hawkins, Rubber-Legs Williams, H. Carel's Combo (Rose Noire), Hen Gates & his House Rockers (Cravin), Dorothy Donegan (Kilroy Was Here), Sabby Lewis (Edna), Eddie South (Swinging the Blues)..
Various: Looney Tunes; K-Tel NU-9140; E/N- S $25 -- pop/rock/r&b/novelty/beatnik/horror; the most desirable, best K-Tel compilation has 24 mostly upbeat, terrific tunes; Nervous Norvus (Ape Call, Transfusion), The Rivingtons (The Bird's the Word, Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow), Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, John Zacherle, Ernie K-Doe, Tiny Tim, Harv Norman, The Coasters, The Hustlers, Sam the Sham, Ray Stevens, David Seville, Buzz Clifford, Alan Sherman..
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