COME AND GET IT THE HERALD RECORDS STORY 1953-1962 has 75 hits spread over 3 Cds for a really low low price.
These sets really are a steal at this price.
The simple reason that these sets are as cheap as chips is that the tracks are public domain.
That means the rights to the music has gone and any old Dick or Harry can release them.
The bad news for the previous rights holders means good news for us, the buyers for if the price is too high we will not buy.
So the sets are at a more than reasonable price.
Next year the law changes to fall in line with the Americans and the 50 year rule will be finished.
Now these sets really are a mixed bag.
Some tracks and artists you will know- others not.
But that is the real joy- you just might discover some tracks you have never heard and enjoy if not then the FF feature is just for you.
However if you are like me and of a certain age you want to read which artists and tracks are featured but Amazon have scrunched up all the tracks making it hard to read so I've spaced them out so you can read them more easily.
This revised list should help?
1. Come And Get It - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
2. Tonite-Tonite - The Mello-Kings
3. Let's Move - Lightnin' Hopkins
4. Hot Shot - Ronnie Pearson
5. I Wanna Holler - Little Butchie Saunders
6. Ooh Baby - Buddy Greco
7. Remember The Night - The Loungers
8. I'll Be True - Faye Adams
9. Vip A Dip - The Mint Juleps
10. Woncha Gone - Tommy Ridgley
11. Story Untold - The Nutmegs
12. You Know It's True - Ricky Jones
13. Why Should We Break Up - The Sonnets
14. Waiting At The Station - Cousin Leroy
15. Darlin' - The Debonaires
16. Sweet Thing - Charlie & Ray
17. Rockin' At The Bandstand - The Royal Holidays
18. Flash Lightnin' - Lightnin' Hopkins
19. Savin' My Love - The Triangles
20. Foolish One - The Rocketeers
21. I Just Keep Lovin' Her - Little Walter
22. Ginny - The Smart Tones
23. When You Dance - The Turbans
24. So Help Me - The Five Willows
25. Lonesome Soul - The Tune Tones
1. She Bops A Lot - Ronnie Pearson
2. Baby Do Little - Tommy Ridgley
3. Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
4. Dearest One - Charlie & Ray
5. Hear Me Talkin' - Lightnin' Hopkins
6. Knockin' On Your Door - Jimmy King
7. Sister Sookey - The Turbans
8. You Can't Fool Me Baby - Cindy Mann
9. Baby Come A Little Closer - The Five Willows
10. Lindy Lou - Little Butchie Saunders & His Buddies
11. The Only One - Gene Ross
12. Chip Chip - The Mello-Kings
13. Crossroads - Cousin Leroy
14. Shake A Hand - Faye Adams
15. Cold Lonely Heart - The Desires
16. I Wanna See My Lovin' Baby - Pork Chops
17. Dance Dance - Vocalaires
18. Flippin' Over You - Ronnie Pearson
19. Eternal Love - The Heralds
20. My Little Kewpie Doll - Lightnin' Hopkins
21. Lizabeth - The Thrillers
22. Down In Cuba - The Royal Holidays
23. Until You're Mine - The Miller Sisters
24. Comin' Home - The Nutmegs
25. Bells Of Love - The Mint JulepsCD3
1. Baby Tell Me - The Mello-Kings
2. Mad With You, Baby - Charlie & Ray
3. Hurts Me To My Heart - Faye Adams
4. Come Back Baby - The Sunbeams
5. Take A Walk With Me - Little Walter
6. I Dig That Girl The Most - Ronnie Pearson
7. Lay Your Head On My Shoulder - The Five Willows
8. Evil Hearted Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins
9. She's Right For Me - The Tune Tones
10. You Broke My Heart - The Rosettes
11. Great Big Heart - Little Butchie Saunders & His Buddies
12. My Sweet Dreams - The Nutmegs
13. Sleep In Job - Sticks McGhee
14. Forever Love - The Dynamics
15. Bob O Link - The Smart Tones
16. Lonesome For My Baby - Eddie Boyd
17. I Remember - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
18. Tell Me Why - The Sunbeams
19. Marlene - The Concords
20. Boogie Woogie Dance - Lightnin' Hopkins
21. When I Meet My Girl - Tommy Ridgley
22. Please Talk To Me - The Thrillers
23. A Fool Was I - Al Savage
24. It Was A Night Like This - The Turbans
25. You Belong To Me - Fats Noel
26. No I don't! Stevie D'Or and The Dockers.
on 31 October 2013
A real mixture of Do-wop, Rockabilly and RnB.
some great rare(ish) rockabilly cuts, Some Standard Do-wop with one or two more obscure tracks, Great to see Lightning Hopkins Rocking away!!
Faye Adams is cutting a rug with two of her best, copied by all but none bettered, she really has got something in the voice, not just a "blues Shouter" as she has been described, the voice is controlled and LOUD!
Of the One Day releases this has been probably the best for me not many duffers on it, even the Buddy Greco track is interesting!!!!
Afficianados will know Herald for its doo-wop output, more than well represented here by such as the Mello-Kings, the Turbans, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, the Five Willows, the Nutmegs and others. It started life issuing blues, as per Little Walter, Eddie Boyd, Lightnin' Hopkins (agreeably rockin' here) and Cousin Leroy, hastily moving into r&b, e.g., Faye Adams, Tommy Ridgley, moving rapidly into the aforementioned doo-wop. On the way, they took in teen rocker Little Butchie Saunders, at least until his voice broke and rather surprisingly, the frantic r&r/rockabilly of Ronnie Pearson. So really, what's not to like?