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Artist:The Bees [50s]
Label:  Imperial
Country:USA
Catalogue:X5314
Date:Oct 1954
Format:7"
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:2 Own, 2 Want
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TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerRating
AThe Bees [50s]Toy BellDavid Bartholomew10.0  Rate
BThe Bees [50s]Snatchin' BackDavid BartholomewRate


Notes

Both labels are from the same record.

Toy Bell with old style glossy label, Arched, imperialistic style and matrix #IM-767 on the bottom.

Side B has newer label, crown design with impact font. Matrix number located in the right hand bar.

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Comments
 
W.B.lbl
24th Jul 2014
 You sure the lead singer wasn't Bobby (Blue) Bland?
 

 
allan0318
24th Jul 2014
 Added front and back label scans. Matching. :)
 

 
mickey rat
24th Jul 2014
 You're right, it don't sound like him, but "Let The Little Girl Dance" was a full six years later and he's described as "versatile" in various bios. Just had a quick look on google and some of the sources have him as "a member of The Bees..." so perhaps he wasn't actually the lead singer.
 

 
stereotom
23rd Jul 2014
 Billy Bland on lead? Doesn't sound like him to me.
 

 
stereotom
23rd Jul 2014
 Not uncommon, but the "notes" should really be in the comments.
 

 
RecordDragon
23rd Jul 2014
 How odd is it to see 2 different label styles on the same record?
 

 
allan0318
14th Jun 2012
 My B side label matches the A side label.
 

 
allan0318
2nd May 2012
 My B side has IM-768 under The Bees.
 

 
mickey rat
1st May 2012
 Now this is interesting. Michel Ruppli tells me this was recorded in Los Angeles on September 10 1954. However both sides were written by Dave Bartholomew who rarely left New Orleans. And, after a quick internet surf I find the lead singer on these tracks was Billy Bland, best known for his later New York recording "Let The Little Girl Dance".
 

 
mickey rat
1st Apr 2012
 Earlier version by Dave Bartholomew recorded January 1952 and released on King 4544 as "My Ding-A-Ling"
 

 
richieyo2000
1st Apr 2012
 
 

 
richieyo2000
1st Apr 2012
 Toy Bell is the original version of the 1972 Chuck Berry's adaptation of "My Ding-a-ling"
 


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