OH La La! Vogue records was a French Lable that soon realised that Les Anglais sold as fast as hot croisanttes on Bastile Day so they soon expanded in the the cash rich Teenagers of the 1960s.
But Amazon have cramped all the tracks and the artists making it hard for people like me to decypher which tracks are actually on the 3 CD set.
SO this may be useful?
CD1 1.Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris 2.I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate - The Olympics 3.You're The One For Me - Doyle Wilson with Jimmy Lacey & Band 4.King Kong - Big "T" Tyler 5.Cry, Cry, Cry - Bobby Bland 6.John John - Aggie Dukes 7.The Livin' End - Scott Engel & Count Dracula & The Boys 8.Freeway - The Fugitives 9.I'll Always Be In Love With You - Charles Brown 10.Bom Bom Lulu - Gene & Eunice 11.Ray Pearl - The Jivers 12.Smack Smack - Marvin & Johnny 13.Oh! Yes - The Charmers 14.Gonzo - James Booker 15.Do What You Did - Thurston Harris & The Sharps 16.Please Be My Girlfriend - The Spotlighters 17.Crazy With You - Jeanette Baker 18.Annie Get Your Yo-Yo - Little Junior Parker 19.Lock My Heart - The Sharps 20.Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace 21.Cherry Lips - The Robins 22.So Afraid - The Tantones 23.Now You Tell Me - The Cupids 24.Consideration - The Four Palms 25.13 Women - Chance Halladay
CD2 1.Sadie Green-Big 'T' Tyler 2.Don't Cry No More-Bobby Bland 3.Rock All Nite-Shirley & Lee 4.It Feels Good-Crawford Brothers 5.Be Baba Leba-Thurston Harris 6.Fugitive-The Fugitives 7.Just Like That-The Robins 8.The Scotch-The Olympics 9.Our Love Is Here To Stay-The Sharps 10.I Gotta Go Home-Gene & Eunice 11.Dear Little One-The Jivers 12.Stand By Me-Little Junior Parker 13.Limbo-Calimbo Steel Band 14.Let's Elope-The Lovers 15.Tell Me-The Tantones 16.Yak Yak-Marvin & Johnny 17.Confidential-Charles Brown 18.Want You for My Own-The Minor Bops 19.Whisper-The Spotlighters 20.Teenagers In Love-Woody Thorne 21.Every Day Of The Week-Amos Milburn 22.My Resolution-The Troopers 23.But Officer-Sonny Knight with Orchestra 24.What Will I Gain-The Sharps 25.Yellow Bird-Arthur Lyman
CD3 1.Peanut Butter-The Marathons (Now call the Snickers?) 2.Dance With A Dolly...- The Olympics 3.Hey Little Girl-Thurston Harris 4.One, Two, Let's Rock-Sugar Pie & Pee Wee 5.Good For Nothin'- Scott Engel & Count Dracula & The Boys 6.Let The Good Times Roll-Shirley & Lee 7.Sadie Lou-Woody Thorne 8.I Ain't Guilty-Crawford Brothers 9.Jeanie, Joanie, Shirley, Toni-The Four Palms 10.Anymore-Johnny Ace 11.Turn On Your Love Light-Bobby Bland 12.Need You Tonight-The Minor Bops 13.Little Mama-The Jivers 14.This Is My Story-Gene & Eunice 15.Shufflin'-The Sharps 16.Mary Jo-Little Junior Parker 17.I Wanna Be Loved-The Lovers 18.Slip - Slop-Thurston Harris 19.Dear Little One-The Jivers 20.Get Out-The Troopers 21.P.B. Baby-Wilbur Whitfield & The Pleasers 22.Lillie Mae-The Cupids 23.The Twist-The Olympics 24.Ain't I Talkin' To You Baby- Sheri Washington & Band 25.Cherie-The Jivers 26. Peak of Perfection - Evie Rest and The Sherpas.
It's a sad thought that many of these artist will now have passed away after over 50 years or more since the tracks were originally recorded.
In a way it's really good that when we hear them again today we can think back to the original artists. It would be nice if you could say a little prayer for them. Like the add for Tesco says `Every little helps'.
Vogue was originally a French label, formed to release jazz stuff, with which I have no truck. By 1951, it was a UK label and if you Google Vogue UK, we're informed that it released the first 7" 45 in the UK - moot point - being Shirley & Lee's 1956 "Let The Good Times Roll" (found on the earlier One Day release, "Let The Good Times Roll: The Aladdin Story", worth another four stars). So Vogue (UK) was a conduit for many US labels, here mainly Aladdin, with its subsidiary Lamp, plus a few others from such as Duke, Peacock and Arvee. As you'd expect, it's rammed full of r&b, doo-wop, and a smattering of black r&r (including the mighty Big T Tyler). Some typical teen r&r from Scott Engel, who morphed into Scott Walker. Turds in the swimming pool would have to be the Calimbo Steel Band, totally out of context, closely followed by the mellow vibes of Arthur Lyman. There is some crossover of tracks with the previously mentioned Aladdin set, as indicated, well worth getting if you're into 50s r&b/r&r, not too much to worry about, what with 125 cuts across the two sets. Silly money, too. Sound quality, as ever, averages out as excellent, possibly because they master from previously released CDs. Pity about the thumbnail sketches that pass as liner notes and need for teeny print. My only three concerns/complaints, preventing five star 'reviews'.
This set of CD's has 75 tracks on 3 CD's. There are some classic tracks such as 'Little Bitty Pretty One' by Thurston Harris, and 'Pledging My Love' by Johnny Ace, but also lots of tracks which are not so familiar. Recommended listening.
i have only heard a few of the tracks on this 3cd set. they are all classics so if the rest is half as good. this is well worth buying, for less than 10p a song. that probably works out as the price of a single in 1960.
This is probably the best issue in all of One Day's label stories and includes some real gems hard to find on CD, including The Sharps, The Tantones and The Jivers, although it's a shame that Thurston Harris' stormer "Be Baba Leba" is mastered too fast - by a full 10 seconds! Having purchased some of One Day's other releases, I was expecting the sound quality to vary considerably, however, not so. My only real complaint is that some of the songs could do with more treble to brighten their sound. The only other comment I will make is that the Arthur Lymon and the Calimbo Steel Band tracks are totally out of place on this set. What was the compiler on when he threw these 2 into the mix?? Thank goodness for the skip button!