Wednesday, July 29, 2009

KFXM July 29, 1960

I'm Sorry/That's All I've Got To Do-Brenda Lee #1
Highest debut The Twist-Chubby Checker #29 New
The Girl In the Woods-The Thunder Mountain Boys???
Alley Cat-The Champs
Beatnik Sticks-Paul Revere (& The Raiders) I believe this was their first record. I somehow got a copy of this record many many years ago, but I didn't know it was the same group. I had never heard either side (both instrumentals). The only side I liked was Orbit (The Spy) which became a favorite for a long time.

8 comments:

Lord Darth Sidious said...

wow, it looks like Paul Revere really paid his dues for a very LONG time before he (and later grouping with The Raiders) finally broke through into the Top Ten during the mid 1960's.
(looks like you collectable 45RPM disc there, Doug!)

Anonymous said...

The Pick Hit of The Week "Robot Man" by Connie Francis was a hit all over the world except for The U.S.

Jamie Horton (see #35 "There Goes My Love") had a verson that got more U.S. airplay. It charts in L.A. on KRLA in August 1960.

Jamie Horton's real name is Gayla Peevey..remember I want A Hippo for Christmas"?

Anonymous said...

Lots of dogs on this
week.

BUT there are so many other
memorable songs here.
Real gems in time to come.

megablogger said...

Yes, they were the very same Paul Revere & the Raiders...good record. They were discovered when the Hollywood Argyles road band visited Bosie.

A great wax to watch is a very rare early example of Motown by the Satintones...a real surprise to see it on this list, I've not seen it elsewhere on any radio list.

The Thunder Mtn Boys involves Jerry Capehart who managed Eddie Cocrhan.

Some great records; some stiffs, but one man's stiff...

Steve

megablogger said...

Upon further review, there's also a KILLER surf instrumental, "Church Key" by the Revels - begins with a sound fx of a beer can opening, a girl's laugh and a deep voice intoning the title - into the perfect cruising instro.

Then there's Aki - really actor Aki Aleong who had a later hit & his own label.

And the Lexingtons - great record - little known about them.

The High Seas - mixed Mexican and black group from Denver - very rare record indeed.

Steve

Anonymous said...

I actually have a copy of
CHURCH KEY. I used to play it
and liked it very much.
Was not popular beyond my bedroom
record player.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

we must have started something here folks, methinks!
i learned early on in the broadcast music business to ALWAYS (1) check out the "B" sides of every 45 RPM, and (2) go through ALL the 'record rejects' that were often unceremoniously dumped upon unknowing radio listeners as "prizes" {yeah, okay, i was very guilty of that practice!}...
the sum total of my take on newly released 45 discs was that i regularly 'discovered' many over-looked songs with hit-potential which led me many times trying to "break" such cuts on my own accord at the various stations i worked at. okay, Boss, so i was "playing out of format" (again), big deal -- my listening audience appreciated hearing "The Unexpected" during my shows!
one such ditty i tried very hard to breakout during 1970 was a 45-cut titled "Piggy Woogie" by The Zeet Band (on Chess Records). networking (before this term even existed!) with other stations around the country resulted in an honorable mention in Billboard magazine with a charting on "Bubbling Below The Hot 100."
{now don't EVEN ask me about another rejected record i culled from the 'throwaways' which was a Phil Harris rendition of "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo" -- oh, boy, now that was a funny story!}

Anonymous said...

I agree there were a few "gems"
inside those Six Pack Of Hits
given as prizes.

I got one called CRAZY LITTLE
THINGS by Paul and Paula. I would
play it over and over in
my record player. Loved the song. Never knew why this
one didn't go anywhere.
Hope you can dig it out
somehwere. If not, i'll drop anyone who wants it
an MP3 of it.

Back to CHURCH KEY. I bough t that record at some discount store because I liked the colorful label.
Took it home and loved it.
Played it a lot.

Another gem in those six pack of hits was THE GUITAR
PLAYER by John. D. Loudermilk. Loved that one to death. Never went far on
the charts.

OK someone else with these
stories?????