29th Jan 2015
A: Be My Love
B: The Man I Could Be
|After great success in the early-mid 1950's Lee Lawrence's career took a downturn with the advent of Rock 'n' Roll. He made a valiant attempt to embrace the new music with 'Rock 'n' Roll Opera' in 1956 but it was never going to be his type of music. After his own touring show failed after just a few weeks he went off to the States, with his family, to start a new life. He became very popular on the club circuit and secured a two record deal with Apollo in 1959. Top Rank picked up the first release and issued it in the UK.|
Lee Lawrence died of a heart attack on 25th February 1961 aged 40.
25th Jan 2015
|Patsy Ann Noble|
A: Good Looking Boy
B: The Guy Who Can Mend A Broken Heart
|Also available at ITunes on 'HMV 1962' (Marmot Music)|
Surely this label shot is a fake - it sounds like the original Aussie version with the Orchestra Directed by Geoff Harvey.
11th Jan 2015
A: The Train Of Love
Alma Cogan With Ocher Nebbish
B: The "I Love You" Bit
|Ocher Nebbish was the songwriter Lionel Bart|
2nd Dec 2014
A: Well I Ask YEW!
Brother Jim Walking-Stick
B: Ain't She Sweet
|Both these tracks are from the 1961 Pye LP NPL-18069 'Razzamatazz & All That Jazz' and were credited to the Viscounts.|
Both tracks can also be found on the Sequel CD 'The Viscounts - Who Put the Bomp - The Pye Anthology'
3rd May 2014
A: Bongo Boogie
B: Flamenco Bongo
|Unlike the other Preston Epp's singles on Top Rank this one is on the 'Majesty' label. The 'Original Sound' singles are to be found on a myriad of Cd's but these two tracks I cannot find anywhere on CD.|