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Artist:The Coney Island Kids
Label:  Jubilee
Date:Aug 1955
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:5 Own
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AThe Coney Island KidsMoonlight BeachBen WeismanRate
BThe Coney Island KidsBaby, Baby YouAl Weisman, Ben WeismanRate


BB Aug 27, 1955

Michael Chimes - Harmonica, Billy Mure - Guitar


16th Sep 2015
 Someone was asking if anyone had ever heard this over on the UK issue, so here it is for anyone who hadn't (including me, till just now).


David M. McKee
29th Mar 2013
 Yes, all Londons from HL 8111 on were issued in both formats.

mickey rat
29th Mar 2013
 Hi David. Are you 100% sure it was released on 45 in the UK? I notice the 78 has bobbed up on the 45worlds/78rpm site.

David M. McKee
29th Mar 2013
 Yes, I've been looking for this for nearly 50 years and haven't seen a UK 45 copy yet. The kids issued at least one more recording, ‘Red Light, Green Light’, which appeared on a compilation Jubilee album, ‘Boppin’ (1960).

mickey rat
29th Mar 2013
 Yet another example of music industry professionals creating a product and inventing a disposable group name. Composer Ben Weisman was a staff writer at Hill & Range, owned by Jean and Julian Aberbach, and in 1955 already one of the biggest independent music publishers in America. Ben and his brother(?) Al came up with a mood concept and these tracks were recorded using professional New York studio musicians Michael Chimes, Billy Mure and Tony Mottola. If it's not a hit though, not to worry, we'll move on to the next product. Only a few years later Hill & Range had something of a stranglehold on what Elvis Presley recorded and Ben Weisman (and Hill & Range) obviously made a great deal of money from the Elvis connection. I guess the British London issue of this Coney Island Kids record is pretty rare on 45 as a scan hasn't appeared on 45cat yet.

David M. McKee
27th May 2011
 Issued in the UK as London-American HLJ8207

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