Nobsters Beats, Spicy Gravy vol 3 - NOBSTER ( Andrew Noblett Nobby)
Released in 2022 via https://www.thenobster.co.uk/ Reviewed - 3rd June 2023 by Rockin Rebel
A selection of hits by various artists from the world of rock n roll and rockabilly.
Tracks are: The Vaqueros - 80 Foot Wave 1964 hit written by Terry Schmidt. Released on the Banger label. The Aside was Birds and the Bees. Great instrumental to open the proceedings.
Steve Lawrence – Footsteps His Master’s Voice release (45-POP 726) in the UK. Written-By B. Mann, H. Hunter. First released in Germany in 1959 on the Electrola Label. It was released in 1960 in Europe.
Donnie White–Your Kind of Lovin' 1959 release on the King Record label. Written by Pee Wee King and Donnie White. That's My Doll was the A-side.
Gary Criss – Good Golly Miss Molly Written-By Charles Calhoun, American rhythm and blues musician and the pseudonym name for the 50's Jesse Stone. Pretty good version and make a nice change from Little Richards version.
Lowell Knipp– Goofy Little Bug 1965 hit on Dewl records. Flipside was Pretty Brown Eyes. Cracking little rockin track.
Ella Johnson – Don't Shout At Me Daddy Don't Shout At Me, Daddy / Don't Turn Your Back On Me, from 1959.released on the Mercury label. Nice little track and rare on the scene.
Jack Bailey – Oh What Love Is Another rare track which was only released in Canada/USA in 1961 on the Chateau label, Canadian record label started by Art Snider in the early 1960s. The sister label to Canatal Records. The U.S version was on the Ford label from New York.
Pete Hutton & The Beyonders–Got To Have Myself A Ball Released in 2002, from the album Lure Of A Star on Western Star records.
The Ventures –Secret Agent Man Great instrumental from 1966. Released on the Dolton records based out in Seattle.
Dean & Jean – Tra La La La Suzy A bit of soul-funk for this track from 1963.Dean and Jean was the recording name for Welton Young and Brenda Lee Jones.
Sharon Arnold –I Walk I do believe that this is the only 7” single that the band released. It was released on the very rare label Cuca Records a record label from Sauk City during the 60s and 70s. released in 1961 with Tennessee waltz on the flip side.
Bobby Dean – It's A Fad Ma A great rockin track from 1959 on the profile label. Sure do get some great rarer tracks on this compilation.
Jerry Raines – Dangerous Redhead Rubin John Bergeron Rock & roll, swamp pop and Christian music singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Louisiana. This single was released on Drew-Blan in January of 1960, and four weeks later a deal was cut and it was also issued on the Mercury label.
The Jokers – Lucille This track can be found on the Rare Recordings volume 4 album. An instrumental version of the classic little Richard release. Some quality guitar work.
Leon And James – Ella Rea On the Label Thunder International – 1027 Vinyl, 7" single.in the US. Released. 1 May 1960. Rockin track that’s sounds very much like the Sugaree song written by Marty Robbins and recorded by Rusty York.
Joe Melson – Dance Fast paced rocker. The backing is a very close copy of “What I Say”by Ray Charles. Joe Melson a singer from Texas released this track on his album “Barbara”in 1979.
Doug Brown – Swingin' Sue Doug Brown started his recording in 1961 chess studios. His band also featured Bob Seger, who was neighbours, where he grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He became a record producer, who worked with the like of Del Shannon.
Steve Bledsoe –Dumb Dumb Bunny A classic track that will make you a few pounds if its in your collection. A 1961 release on the Witch record label.
Bucky & Premieres – Cruisin' A nice little track on the Nu-Phi label in 1959. One you don’t hear very often.
Ernie Tucker – Betty & Bobby Cracking jiver from Mr Tucker and His Operators. Another label that is rarely seen or heard of. Founded in 1960 by Hill & Range Music staff songwriter Aaron Schroeder and initially part-owned with United Artists Records until 1964 was Musicor Records.
Gene Bo Davis – I've Had It, I'm Through Released in September 1959 on the Rosco records. Chuck & Gene were Chuck Mills and Gene Davis. Also a member of the Blockbusters on Antler.
Charlie McCoy And The Escorts – Rooster Blues The Rock 'n' Soul Recordings from 1961-69 released on the Bear Family Records in 2022. The album contains 29 from Charlie. Charlie McCoy recorded 28 albums, many albums featuring his harmonica sound.
The Mosriters –On The Run Wrote by Don Srygley and Jimmy Johnson Released in 1965 on the 1960s label from Sheffield, Alabama, Norala records.
The Jades – Little Marlene Little Marlene was Written-By Tony Perronteau and was the A-side on this 1964 release on the oxboro label. Shake baby Shake was the flip side for this surf band from Minnesota.
Johnny Preston – Just A Little Boy Blue Another track mostly found on compilation albums. I don’t think it was released on a 7” by Johnny Preston real name John Preston Courville. But can be found on Johnny Sings The Hits.
Tommy Hawke – Good Gravy A brand-new track for me. A groovy rockin track by tommy. This is the only recording I could find from the artist. Written by Jack Hammer who of course co wrote jerry lees “great balls of fire” and was released on the Rank label in 1960.
Jerry Reed – Bessie Baby 1958 release on Capital for the legendary Jerry Reed. Although know as a country artist, Jerry has written some great rock n roll/ rockabilly classic.
Chuck Tharp – Long Long Pony Tail The Fireballs rhythm guitarist and vocalist leads the band on this 1960 release on Top Rank International records. The Fireballs were also known for some great instrumental recordings.
Bobby Floyd – It Gives Me Chills Written by the cues frontman Jimmy Breadlove and Zelda Samuels who once worked as the office manager for none other than Sam Cooke. Released on Music Hall Records. Great jiver with a rockin beat!
Frank Slay And His Orchestra – Bei Mir Bist Du Schön Translates into “With me you are beautiful”. Written-By Jacobs, Cahn, Chaplin, Secunda and was a Swan label release in 1962. Great big band sound to end this album.
Summary: Once again, a great selection of tracks from the Nobster. Some real cool tracks alongside a few rarities. Guaranteed to have you up on the dance floor.
Recommendation A must for any DJ or beginners into the scene