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Saturday, September 23, 2017

THE EASTSIDE SOUND RECORD LABEL


Although music formats have changed over the past four decades, vinyl records especially 45 RPM have maintained their popularity and remain the staple of hardcore collectors.

Due to limited pressings, regional only release, lack of promotion or unpopularity many 45 RPM records have become hard to find, some downright impossible.

There are records on my want list that I have looked for for years but have been unable to find or even find a scan of the 45 or a listing where the record has been bought or auctioned.

Though I will keep looking for these records until my last breath, I decided to take matters into my own hands and have some of the songs custom made.  For me spinning the disc on a turntable is better than listening to it on a CD player.

I decided to label these pressings as white label promos on the Eastside Sound Record label. They are nor originals but they are one of a kind.


LITTLE D & THE BELAIRES - "ARE YOU MY GIRL" (EASTSIDE SOUND 101-A)


In 1962 David & Ruben Robles from La Puente, California recorded this haunting doo wop tune "Are You My Girl" Originally released on the Raft label.





THE RUNABOUTS - "BY THE TIME I GET TO TEXAS" (EASTSIDE SOUND 101-B)


Unreleased as a 45 RPM single, this song is only available on the album, EASTSIDE REVUE on the Rampart label. It was recorded circa 1968 by The Runabouts from Los Angeles, California. The track is a parody of Jimmy Webb's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix"





THE STORYTELLERS - "ROSIE" (EASTSIDE SOUND 102-A)


The Storytellers of "You Played Me A Fool" fame hailed from San Gabriel, California. In 2007 they recorded "Rosie" a tribute to Rosie Hamlin. Don't know if it was every pressed as a 45 RPM but it was played on Steve Propes "45'S Show" in 2007.





THE BLAZERS - "SOMEBODY PLEASE" (EASTSIDE SOUND 102-B)

In 1997 Big Manny Gonzalez & his band The Blazers recorded a cover version of The Vanguards classic "Somebody Please" The East LA band, The Blazers released the song in 1997 on their "Just For You" CD. Not available in the 45 RPM format.





THE ROYAL CHESSMEN - "YOU MUST BELIEVE ME" (EASTSIDE SOUND 103-A)

The Royal Chessmen hailed from El Monte, California. In 1966 they recorded a cover of the Impressions "You Must Believe Me" as the A side of their Custom Fidelity 45 RPM single. Little did they know that the B side "Beggin' You" would become an Eastside classic.

The 45 RPM single on it's original Custom Fidelity label is impossible to find. "Beggin You" has been booted on the Riot and Angie labels but "You Must Believe Me" has not.







THE MONTEREYS - "DARLIN' (I LOVE YOU SO) (EASTSIDE SOUND 103-B)


The Montereys hailed from Bakersfield, California and in 1962 they recorded "Darlin' (I Love You So) for the Trans American label. This record is so rare that the only copy I have known to exist was once owned by rare doo wop collector, Dave Antrell.






NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED!! SOLY FOR HISTORICAL & EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES & TO BE A GUIDE FOR RECORD COLLECTORS!!

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