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Saturday, July 30, 2011

EASTSIDE LEGENDS - LITTLE JULIAN HERRERA






Before getting into the life and music career of Little Julian Herrera I must make a couple of points. Little Julian Herrera is my favorite singer with the finest voice to come out of the Eastside Sound. There is not much known about his life nor his disapperance after 1962 but he would become the idol of the young Chicano community in Southern California. He would become the first teen sensation of the Eastside preceeding Ritchie Valens.
  I was so intrigued by the music & mystery of Little Julian Herrera that I sent an e-mail to Steve Propes, author, record colector and disc jockey on radio station WPMD. Steve dedicated one of this 45's shows to Little Julian, playing his records & trying to fill in some of the missing pieces of the man's life.
  I also frequented Wenzels Music Town in Downey & owner Tom Wenzel & I would talk about Little Julian & Tom would tell me what he remebered of Little Julian's days on the Dig label. Truly fascinating stuff.

Little Julian was not Latino but Eastern European. According to some sources his given name was Ezekial and that he ran away from home in Massacheusetts at the age of eleven & hitchiked to Los Angeles. He also went by the name Ron Gregory according to a probation officer who had a picture of him.
  Little Julian would settle in Boyle Heights, a suburb of East Los Angeles and adapt the name Herrera from the Mexican-American family who took him in. The name Little Julian came from Don Julian of the Meadowlarks who had a hit with "Heaven & Paradise" at the time
  Little Julian met Johnny Otis  who asked him to perform in his shows at El Monte Legion Stadium where he became a star attraction. In the summer of 1956 Little Julian would record for Otis' newly formed Dig label. The session would produce "Lonely Lonely Nights" and "In Exchange For Your Love'. The group backing Little Julian is probably the Premiers who were also on the Dig label. The record would be a big hit locally but would do little elsewhere.






You may listen to both "Lonely Lonely Nights" and "In Exhange For Your Love" here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdT9EoBAbr8


In the spring of 1957 Otis would get around to releasing a follow-up record "Symbol Of Heaven" and "Here In My Arms"



You May Listen To "Symbol Of Heaven" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77jMpkCbdcE




You May Listen To "Here In My Arms" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI-WnGVObcg

Shortly afterward, Johnny Otis abandoned his Dig label to pursue opportunities at Capital Records. Little Julian was introduced to the Tigers, a Pomona-based group through the lead singer of the Premiers, Sammy Yates. With Art Laboe as the producer Little Julian Herrera & The Tigers recorded "I Remember Linda" for the Starla label. The flip side was a Little Richard tune "True Fine Mama". "I Remember Linda" became a local hit due to the constant plugging by Art Laboe on his live radio show from Scriverner's Drive-In.
Although Ron Shy claims that he & James Thompson wrote "I Remember Linda" the label credits Egnoian (Art Laboe) and Otis (Johnny Otis) as writers. As the story goes Linda was James Thompson's girlfriend.




You May Listen To Little Julian Herrera & the Tigers "I Remember Linda" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcORyFbrA9g




You May Listen To Little Julian Herrera & The Tigers "True Fine Mama" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UQAzTjW-A0

Julian would be accused of statutory rape killing record sales and after a stint in jail he would disappear. In 1963, he was rediscovered by Dick "Huggy Boy" Hugg who was told that Little Julian was performing in Tijuana. Hugg would release an updated version of "Lonely Lonely Nights" and "I Want To Be With You" on the Essar label. For this release Little Julian was backed by the Illusions, a band from the Bellflower-Long Beach area. Of major interest to record collectors, there are two markedly different takes of "Lonely Lonely Nights" issued on the Essar label with identical release numbers for which there is no known explanation.




You May Listen To Little Julian Herrera "Lonely Lonely Nights" (Essar) Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVnLu6f0Z0Y



You May Listen To Little Julian Herrera "I Want To Be With You" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N--3C4O4A5g


You will find both takes of Little Julian Herrera & The Illusions on the CD "The Illusions - Surfin & Stompin The Complete Story" released on the Gee-Dee label.







Little Julian's last release would be "Your Careless Love" and "You Will Cry" released on the Emmo label. Another Eastside Classic this record is extremely hard to find.





You May Listen To Little Julian Herrera "Your Careless Love" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M269snAlitQ&feature=g-all&context=G25af30fFAAAAAAAAOAA







You May Listen To Little Julian Herrera "You Will Cry" Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFK4CpxRlF4



Little Julian would disappear into obscurity again. According to Huggy Boy's last interview, Little Julian's body was found in Elysian Park. RIP Little Julian.

With just five singles to his musical discography, Little Julian Herrera remains a mystery but a true Eastside Legend.

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THE EASTSIDE SOUND HITS THE RADIO WAVES - GODFREY KERR



Godfrey Kerr was born Sptember 10, 1942 in Dublin, Ireland. At the age of 12 he & his family moved to Culver City, California. During his childhood in Ireland he liked traditional American Pop that would change. He started listening to the R&B played by the likes of Hunter Hancock and Huggy Boy.

  After high school Kerr ran a some small record labels, Kay-Gee, Gee-Kay and Flashback and launched a mail-order business selling oldies albums, as well as serving as promter & MC for dances & shows. The dances which Godfrey promoted were mostly held at locations on the East Side such as the Big Union Hall and the Montebello Ballroom (a venue I attended whenever I could). The line-ups would feature top Chicano bands as well as soul & R&B artists. Through these shows Godfrey became good friends with Willie G of Thee Midniters.

  In 1964 Godfrey started subbing for Huggy Boy on KRLA and later KALI. This gave Godfrey an established Chicano listening audience. He would eventually move to KTYM where he hosted his own afternnon show from Monday thru Friday.

Also in 1964, Godfrey co-produced with Andy Belvin the Alfred & Joe Eastside classic "Darling Dear" on the Kay-Gee label (Kay-Gee 101)




  In 1967 Godfrey would record "Down Whittier Boulevard" with Thee Midniters on the Whittier label (a label which featured many of the Midniters hits).


You may listen to "Down Whittier Boulevard" here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TlK3GbOgMo

In September 1965 Godfrey recorded a cover of Kim Fowley's psychedelic rap 'The Trip" backed by Alfred & Joe's band The Noblemen.















The B-side is an instrumental entitled "Come On, Come On" and credited to Godfrey's Group, presumably The Noblemen.

Godfrey put together four oldies albums titled "Godfrey Presents" featuring obscure ballads by Chicano and black artists. He stayed at KTYM until 1968.

Album Discography::

1965 - Godfrey Presents 18 R & B Flashbacks, Flashback 601

1965 – Godfrey Presents 18 R&B Flashbacks Vol. 2 , Flashback 602 1965

1965 – Godfrey Presents 16 Successful Sounds , Flashback 603 1965 - Godfrey Presents Successful 16 sounds, 603 Flashback

1965 – Godfrey Presents 20 Blast-backs , Blastback 401 1965 - Godfrey Presents Blast-backs 20, baked 401 Blast























Godfrey Presents 16 Successful Sounds





You May Listen To Godfrey Presents 16 Successful Sounds by visiting the "Vinyl Classics" link at the East LA Revue site found here:




You May Listen To A Godfrey Radio Show Here:

http://backsellradio.blogspot.com/2009/01/godfrey-kerr-ktym-inglewood-ca-thursday.html
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Friday, July 22, 2011

THE EASTSIDE SOUND HITS THE RADIO WAVES - ART LABOE





Before getting into a biography and the accomplishments of Art Laboe I would like to begin with a personal story about the man. In 1968 I was attending East Los Angeles College and was elected station manager of campus radio station KELA.  As one of my first duties, I wrote letters to some forty plus record companies to bolster our music library but received less than a handful of responses. One response came in the form of an invitation by Art Laboe of Original Sound records who invited me & my engineer Chris to visit his record company on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. There we were treated to lunch, a guided tour of the facility and upon our leaving were given a complete set of Oldies But Goodies Albums (there were only 9 at the time) and a stack of 45's on the Original Sound label. The kindness Art showed in doing this for me & for the college is something I will never forget and led me to doing my
own requests & dedication show on KELA.

Art Laboe was born Arthur Egnoian in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 7, 1925. He would move to California at an early age and attended Stanford University. In 1943, he was hired by KSAN in San Francisco. He would move to LA and began as a DJ in 1949 on stations, KPOP, KRKD and broadcast shows from Scrivner's Drive-In restaurants. Later he moved to KXLA which became KRLA where he stayed for many years.
  To go into all of Art Laboe's accomplishments would take up a large manuscript but here some that must be mentioned.
  Laboe was the person who coined the phrase "Oldies But Goodies". This came about from the fact that when the teenegers requested songs from Art's playlist at Scrivner's they requested songs which were a few years older "oldies" and Art termed them "Oldies But Goodies".
 
Through his Original Sounds Record company, Laboe put together the first-ever record album, to feature hit songs by various artists from more than one label. Titled "Oldies But Goodies," the album stayed on Billboard Magazine's Top 100 LPs chart for over three years.



                     ORIGINAL SOUND ENTERTAINMENT ON SUNSET BLVD IN HOLLYWOOD

ORIGINAL SOUND RECORDS 45 DISCOGRAPHY:

01















The Hitmakers
Chapel Of Love

Cool School
1959
02















Sonny Knight
Once In Awhile

School's Out
1959
03















Don Julian and
The Meadowlarks
Please Say You Want Me

Doin' The Cha Cha Cha
1959
04















Preston Epps
Bongo Rock

Bongo Party
1959
05















Sandy Nelson
Teen Beat

Big Jump
1959
06















The Jaguars
Thinking Of You

Look Into My Eyes
1959
07















The Teen Beats
Califf Boogie

The Slop Beat
1959
08















Little Bobby Rey
Rockin' J Bells

Corrido De Auld Lang Syne
1959
09















Preston Epps
Bongo, Bongo, Bongo

Hully Gully Bongo
1960
10















The Originals
Wishing Star

Let Me Hear You Say Yeah
1960
11















The Phantoms
Night Theme

Night Beat
1960
12















Don Julian and
The Meadowlarks
There's A Girl

Blue Moon
1960
13















Tony Allen and
The Originals
Little Lonely Girl

I Still Love You
1960
14















Preston Epps
Bongo Shuffle

Bongo In The Congo
1960
15















The Viceroys
Dreamy Eyes

Ball 'N' Chain
1961
16















The Teen Beats
Night Surfing

Clair De Lune
1961
17















Preston Epps
Bongo Rocket

Jungle Drums
1961
18















Sonny Knight
Those Oldies But Goodies Are Dedicated To You

She Had Me Reelin'
1961
19















Jay Darrow
Ballad Of A Teenage Prayer

The Body-O Twist
1962
20















The Jaguars
Thinking Of You

Look Into My Eyes
1962
21















The Gongettes
Gong Gong-I'm Blue

Trouble
1962
22















Jimmy Tyler
Teenage Heartbreaker

The Dare
1962
23















Art Laboe
Mexican Midnight

Pickwick Twist
1962
24















Johnny Cole
Love Of Diane

War, No More
1962
25















Sheldon Allman
Heartbreak Boulevard

Little Black Things
1963
26















Bent Forcep
and The Patients
I Know What Happened To Baby Jane

My Son The Doctor
1963
27















The Penguins
Memories Of El Monte

Be Mine
1963
28















Jimmy Tyler
Ballad Of Margie

Heartbreak Valley
1963
29















Billy Young
Glendora

Are You For Me
1963
30















Larry Moore
Hooray For Music

Two Young Lovers
1963
31















Larry Moore
Hooray For Weekends

Two Young Lovers
1963
32















The Visions
Look At Me Now

Cigarette
1963
33















34















Henry and Friends
Henry The Spaceman

Crazy
1963
35















The Skyliners
Since I Don't Have You

One Night, One Night
1963
36















The Skyliners
Pennies From Heaven

I'll Be Seeing You
1963
37















The Skyliners
This I Swear

It Happened Today
1963
38















The Jewels
Hearts Of Stone

Oh Yes I Know
1964
39















The Hollywood
Persuaders
Tijuana

Grunion Run
1964
39















The Hollywood
Persuaders
Tijuana Surf

Grunion Run
1964
40















Mr. Clean
Mr. Clean

Jessie Lee
1964
41















The Rotations
The Crusher

Heavies
1964
42















Lori Allison
Going Out Of My Mind

Save Your Kisses
1964
43















The Cinders
The Story

I'll Follow You
1964
44















The Hollywood
Persuaders
Persuasion

Juarez
1964
45















The Minute Men
Flag Wavin'

Great Day Comin'
1964
46















The Teen Beats
Big Bad Boss Beat

Down Below
1964
47















The Charades
Take A Chance

Close To Me
1964
48















The Catalinas
Your Tender Lips

Gonna Tell
1964
49















The Teen Beats
Swimmin' - Part 1

Swimmin' - Part 2
1965
50















The Hollywood
Persuaders
Drums-A-Go-Go

Agua Caliente
1965
51















Jayne Mansfield
Little Things Mean A Lot

That Makes It
1965
52















King Floyd
Why Did She Leave Me

Walkin' And Thinkin'
1965
53















Dick Dahl
Don't Let The Little Girls Cry

Untrue
1965
54















The Penguins
Heavenly Angel

Big Bobo's Party Train
1965
55















Paul Buff
She's Got A 60-Cycle Brain

'Cause I Love You
1965
56















The Guys
Walkin' By The School

Funny Feelin'
1965
57















Adam Saylor
I Will Go Away

Drive 'Em To The Back Of The Hat
1965
58















The Hollywood
Persuaders
Hollywood A-Go-Go

Eve Of Destruction
1965
59















The Jaguars
The Way You Look Tonight

Baby, Baby, Baby
1966
60















Lorenzo Manley
Swoop Down On You

To Prove My Love
1966
61















The Music Machine
Talk Talk

Come On In
1966
62















Marla Mason
Walk The Floor

Over And Over Again
1966
63















Little Tony
and The Hawks
Cry Cry Cry

Do What You Did
1966
64















Dyke and
The Blazers
Funky Broadway - Part 1

Funky Broadway - Part 2
1966
65















John Lock
Wild As A Wildcat

Your World And Mine
1967
66















The Torquays
Harmonica Man

Our Teenage Love
1967
67















The Music Machine
The People In Me

Masculine Institution
1967
68















Bobby Mac
Walkin' Together

Keep On
1967
69















Dyke and
The Blazers
So Sharp

Don't Bug Me
1967
70















The Bittersweets
Another Chance

In The Night
1967
71















The Music Machine
Double Yellow Line

Absolutely Positive
1967
72















The Fatimas
Sand Storm

Hoochy Coo
1967
73















Rock 'N Roll Gypsies
It's A Love In

The Message
1967
74















Joey Covington
Boris The Spider

I'll Do Better Next Time
1967
75















The Music Machine
I've Loved You

The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly
1967
76















Sotweed Factor
Bald Headed Woman

Say It Isn't So
1967
77















Pasternak Progress
Cotton Soul

Flower Eyes
1967
78















Chapter VI
Fear

Oracle
1967
79















Dyke and
The Blazers
Funky Walk Part 1 - East

Funky Walk Part 2 - West
1967
80















Buff Organization
Studio A

Upside Down World
1968
81















Kim Fowley
Young America-Saturday Night

Fluffy Turkeys
1968
82















The Music Machine
Hey Joe

Wrong
1968
83















Dyke and
The Blazers
Funky Bull - Part 1

Funky Bull - Part 2
1968
84















Ricky Dean
I'll Never Love Another

Flowers
1968
85















Mad Andy's
Twist Combo
Painted Smile

X-Tra, X-Tra, Read All About It
1969
86















Dyke and
The Blazers
We Got More Soul

Shotgun Slim
1969
87















Free Sample
Don't Lose Touch

Transistor
1969
88















Jefferson Lee
Book Of Love

Sorcerella
1969
89















Dyke and
The Blazers
Let A Woman Be A Woman - Let A Man Be A Man

Uhh
1969
90















Dyke and
The Blazers
You Are My Sunshine

City Dump
1969
91















Dyke and
The Blazers
Uhh

My Sister's And Brother's Day Is Coming
1970
92















Raymond and Eddie
Oh Pretty Woman

Yesterday
1970
93















Jefferson Lee
Bubble Gum Music

Pancake Trees
1970
94















Gene West
In The Ghetto

In The Ghetto
1970

promo
94















Gene West
In The Ghetto

Little Girl
1970
95















The Friendly
Torpedos
Nothing's Too Good For My Car

So Long Ago
1970
96















Dyke and the Blazers
Runaway People

I'm So All Alone
1970
97















Raymond and Eddie
My Special Baby

Yesterday
1970
98















Kim Fowley
Thunder Road

Born To Make You Cry
1970
99















King Lizard
Big Black Cadillac

Man Without A Country
1970

OLDIES BUT GOODIES VOLUMES 1-15 (ORIGINAL SOUND RECORDS)


TRACKLIST:

01. The Moonglows - Sincerely
02. The Penguins - Earth Angel
03. The Teen Queens - Eddie My Love
04. Johnnie & Joe - Over The Mountain, Across The Sea
05. Don Julian & The Meadowlarks - Heaven And Paradise
06. The Medallions - The Letter
07. The Jaguars - The Way You Look Tonight
08. Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk
09. Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
10. Sonny Knight - Confidential
11. Jimmy Reed - Big Boss Man
12. Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll
13. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
14. Chuck Berry - Maybellene
15. The Cadets - Stranded In The Jungle
16. Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
17. Etta James - Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)



TRACKLIST:

 01. Danny & The Juniors - At The Top
02. Big Joe Turner - Shake Rattle And Roll
03. Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
04. The Beach Boys - Barbara Ann
05. The Newbeats - Bread And Butter
06. The Edsels - Rama Lama Ding Dong
07. Paul Anka - Diana
08. The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
09. Shades Of Blue - Oh How Happy
10. The Larks - The Jerk
11. The Murmaids - Popsicles And Icicles
12. Mel & Tim - Backfield In Motion
13. Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill
14. Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
15. Jesse Belvin - Goodnight My Love
16. The Teaddy Bears - To Know Him Is To Love Him
17. Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss


TRACKLIST:

01. The Monkees - I'm A Believer
02. Leslie Gore - It's My Party
03. The Turtles - She'd Rather Be With Me
04. The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari
05. Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise
06. Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful
07. The Del Vikings - Come Go With Me
08. Tony Orlando & Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree
09. Betty Everett - Shoop Shoop Song' (It's In His Kiss)
10. Preston Epps - Bongo Rock
11. Huey Smith 'Piano' & The Clowns - Don't You Just Know It
12. The Dells - Oh What A Night
13. The Shields - You Cheated
14. The Platters - My Prayer
15. The Penguins - Memories Of El Monte
16. Jerry Butler & The Impressions - For Your Precious Love
17. Morris Albert - Feelings




TRACKLIST:

1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
2. Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
3. The Shirelles - Soldier Boy
4. The Turtles - It Ain't Me Babe
5. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On
6. Jeannie C Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
7. Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
8. Everly Brothers - Bird Dog
9. Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange
10. Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
11. The Rays - Silhouettes
12. Gloria Mann - Teenage Prayer
13. B.J. Thomas - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
14. Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
15. Jive Five - My True Story
16. Ritchie Valens - Come On Let's Go
17. Sandy Nelson - Teen Beat

TRACKLIST:

1. The Skyliners
2. Rosie & The Originals - Angel Baby
3. The Elegants - Little Star
4. Kathy Young - A Thousand Stars
5. Dreamlovers - When We Get Married
6. Shep & The Limelites - Daddy's Home
7. The Paradons - Diamonds & Pearls
8. Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle
9. Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
10. Dion - The Wanderer
11. The Shirelles - Mama Said
12. Johnnie Taylor - Who's Makin' Love
13. Bobby Lewis - Tossin' and Turnin'
14. Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin
15. The Dominos - Sixty Minute Man
16. Hollywood Argyles - Alley Oop


TRACKLIST:

1. Dee Clark - Raindrops
2. Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In The Sand)
3. Gene Chandler - Duke of Earl
4. Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout
5. Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
6. Dion - A Teenager In Love
7. The Skyliners - This I Swear
8. The Ad Libs - The Boy From New York City
9. Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk, Part One
10. Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk, Part Two
11. Jerry Lee Lewis - Breathless
12. Little Caesar & The Romans - These Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)
13. The Fireflies - You Were Mine
14. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Every Beat of My Heart


TRACKLIST:

1. Tequila - Champs
2. Runaround Sue - Dion
3. Wake Up Little Susie - Everly Brothers
4. What'd I Say - Jerry Lee Lewis
5. Handy Man - Jimmy Jones
6. Elenore - Turtles
7. Oogum Boogum - Brenton Wood
8. In The Rain - Dramatics
9. It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
10. I Love How You Love Me - Paris Sisters
11. Once In A While - Champs
12. Donna - Ritchie Valens
13. Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
14. He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler
15. I've Been Hurt - Bill Deal & The Rhondells
16. Bumble Boogie - B Bumble & The Stingers


TRACKLIST:

1. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
2. Charlie Brown - The Coasters
3. Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
4. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
5. Rip It Up - Little Richard
6. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
7. Wipe Out - The Surfaris
8. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
9. Run Baby Run - The Newbeats
10. Sweet Talkin' Guy - The Chiffons
11. How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
12. On Broadway - The Drifters
13. Girl Watcher - The O'Kaysions
14. Smokey Places - The Corsairs
15. Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman
16. Sally, Go 'round the Roses - The Jaynetts
17. Puppy Love - Paul Anka


TRACKLIST:

1.My Girl - The Temptations
2.Stand By Me - Ben E. King
3.When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
4.Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
5.Hurt - Timi Yuro
6.Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos
7.What's Your Name - Don & Juan
8.Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
9.Gimme Little Sign - Brenton Wood
10.Runaway - Del Shannon
11.I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four
12.Over And Over - Bobby Day
13.Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson
14.Please Love Me Forever - Cathy Jean & The Roommates


TRACKLIST:

1. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
2. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles
3. Drift Away - Dobie Gray
4. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & The Paraohs
5. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
6. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
7. Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
8. My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino
9. The Angels ed In - The Crests
10. Venus - Frankie Avalon
11. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers
12. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers
13. Let It Be Me - Jerry Butler & Betty Everett
14. (Baby) Hully Gully - The Olympics
15. The Jerk - The Larks


TRACK LIST:

1. Litte Darlin' - The Diamonds
2. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
3. Expressway To Your Heart - The Soul Survivors
4. My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
5. Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon
6. When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers
7. Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
8. Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
9. Be Thankful For What You've Got - William DeVaughn
10. Sunny - Bobby Hebb
11. You're No Good - Betty Everett
12. Baby What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed
13. Suspicion - Terry Stafford
14. I'm Leaving It All Up To You - Dale & Grace
15. Traces - The Classics IV
16. Goin' Out Of My Head - Little Anthony & The Imperials
17. Ten Commandments Of Love - The Moonglows





TRACKLIST:


1. Wild Thing - The Troggs
2. Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
3. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
4. Little Bit O'Soul, A - The Music Explosion
5. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
6. Do You Love Me - The Contours
7. Letter, The - The Box Tops
8. One Fine Day - The Chiffons
9. I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belmonts
10.I'm Your Puppet - James & Bobby Purify
11. Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics
12. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions
13. La La Means I Love You - The Delfonics
14. Reunited - Peaches & Herb
15. Since I Fell For You - Lenny Welch
16. All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
17. Lonely Boy - Paul Anka


TRACKLIST:

1. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
2. I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
3. Always And Forever - Heatwave
4. Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & The Shondells
5. Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) - The Four Tops
6. Trust In Me - Etta James
7. I'm Stone In Love With You - The Stylistics
8. What'd I Say - Ray Charles
9. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) -
Jr. Walker & The All Stars
10. Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
11. There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
12. Ooo Baby Baby - The Miracles -
(featuring Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
13. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
14. Way We Were, The (Try To Remember) -
Gladys Knight & The Pips



TRACKLIST:

1. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
2. Dancing In The Streets - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
3. Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
4. Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett
5. He's So Fine - The Chiffons
6. Lightning Strikes - Lou Christie
7. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
8. Just Because - Lloyd Price
9. I Love The Night Life - Alicia Bridges
10. What You See Is What You Get - The Dramatics
11. Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick
12. 16 Candles - The Crests
13. My Special Angel - Bobby Helms
14. I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
15. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
16. Unforgettable - Dinah Washington
17. What The World Needs Now - Jackie DeShannon



TRACKLIST:

1. Funny How Time Slips Away - Joe Hinton
2. Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis
3. Show And Tell - Al Wilson
4. Together - Tierra
5. Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, The
- Gladys Knight & The Pips
6. Love Makes The World Go Round - Deon Jackson
7. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
8. Precious And Few - Climax
9. Happy Together - The Turtles
10. Treat Her Right - Roy Head & The Traits
11. Leader Of The Pack - The Shangri-Las
12. Venus - Shocking Blue
13. Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection
14. What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am -
Bill Deal & The Rhondels
15. Low Rider - War


Another great set of discs put out by Art Laboe is his "Dedicated To You" series:






























Also Art's "Killer Oldies"





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Art Laboe's radio career:

Art Laboe
KSAN [San Francisco] 1943
KXLA [LA] 1955
KPOP [LA] 1955
Original Sound oldies series [LA] 1957
- creator
KFWB [LA] 1959
KDAY [LA] 1960
KPPC [LA] 196?
XPRS [San Diego - Tijuana, Mexico] 1970
- taped
KRTH [LA] 1970
KRLA [LA] 1975
- Senior VP
KFI [LA] 1983
KRLA [LA] 1985
KKPW [Fresno] 1999
- owner


  Laboe will always be remembered for the concert & dance shows he promoted in the Los Angeles area, especially those at El Monte Legion Stadium from the late 1950's on.

  Laboe produced one of my favorite Eastside classics Little Julian Herrera's "I Remember Linda" for the Starla Records (Stars Of Los Angeles) label in 1958.

  For many years Laboe has set up scholarship funds for high school kids in Los Angeles & other communities & continues to do philanthropic work.

Today, Art Laboe continues in music as an MC, promoter, and Internet disc jockey. His "Killer Oldies" show can be heard every Sunday night in select cities across the West Coast. Laboe's Sunday evening dedication show on Hot 92 JAMZ has been rated #1 consistently across many demographic for the past several years, and now hosts the 7PM to Midnight slot weeknights

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