LITTLE D SPECIAL (Legal Title)
BMI Work #878938
Songwriter/Composer Current Affiliation CAE/IPI #
COPPOCK DOUGLAS MACK BMI 54549467
GREEN JAMES O NA 0
SKILES D NA 0
TYLER MORRIS NA 0
BLACKHAWK MUSIC COMPANY BMI 3286415
"Little D Special" was issued By The Emeralds, and it just happens to be in the 45cat
database with scans M-232 -
so I think we can safely say that The Crystals on Indigo became The Emeralds on Moonglow and that they have no connection to any other Crystals.Comment by mickey rat:
And when Indigo folded, Jim Lee started Monogram Records. He took Kathy Young with him but Chris Montez turned out to be his next star.Comment by allan0318:
Jim Lee was a producer at Indigo Records and wrote the Kathy Young and the Innocents' hits Happy Birthday Blues and Magic is the Night.Comment by mickey rat:
An ebay listing for this Indigo release calls it an "instro rocker", if that assists any.
Yes, that changes things. Here's the original copyright registrations and they are indeed instros:
I'm guessing that the composers here are the non-singing group members. Comment by Klepsie:
The Harmony Train page in my earlier comment makes it quite clear that the Cub and Metro releases are from the same group (two releases on Metro, one on Cub, one on Just as The Metros). It's the other ones who still have a question mark.
An ebay listing for this Indigo release calls it an "instro rocker", if that assists any.Comment by FredClemens:
The second edition (1977) of DISCO-FILE lists the CUB and METRO groups separately. However, that info may have changed in the edition published a few years ago.
marv Goldberg, as an aside, confirms the Cub and Metro lads were the same, and that they also recorded as The Metros.
I agree with wee davie that there are at least seven Crystals groups. Apart from the various groups we already have, there was a bunch on Luna in 1954 featuring Earl Wade of the Cadillacs, They also recorded as the Opals. Sam Hawkins lead another lot (also with Cadillacs connections) on Gone in 1958.
Anyone have access to Ferdie Gonzalez' Discofile book? That would sort it out.
Yes I did, Tom. I didn't realize that the date input wasn't month-day-year like I'm used to. Correction request has already been sent on both records. Thanks for the alert, Tom,
FredComment by stereotom:
Fred, I notice you have the date on this listed as "2 1961" which is day #2, without a month listed. Did you mean to put February for the month instead? (and April for the Canadian release?) Comment by FredClemens:
Sorry, Tom, but I can't account for any British release of it, That does not mean they don't exist. Only US (one side)and Canada (two sides) are the ones I've found (so far). If you can find a British copy, add to it then.
I was told British.... most definitely. But having never seen anything but the american ones, i really dont know what exists. Im well familiar with the record as its gotten quite a bit of play on Topshelf Oldies...Comment by FredClemens:
You may be thinking of Canadian copies, Tom, also just posted. In case you haven't heard it...