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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


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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