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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

G&G (CA) 45rpm R'N'R, Teen, Rockabilly, Hillbilly + Ka Hi (CA) + Wolf (CA)

G & G Records 926 East Third St. Benicia (CA) also Ka Hi (CA)


Songwriter John L Criner (1914-1992), who, himself originally a comedian, had starred in the 1939 Spencer Williams comedy thriller Midnight Shadow before forming his own Sunset Boulevard-based Royal Record Co., sporting the G&G and Gem labels. I guess in 1958 someone reactivated G & G and started KAHI. The earlier issued on G&G are Jazz based 1940's 78rpm records. http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/label/gg-golden-guinea






Known G&G (CA) 45rpm Issues


45 - 100 : John Texeira Acc. By Dodge City Dudes Max, John & Roy - Strike It Rich / Not For Me (1958)
45 - 101 : Adrienne Nelson & The Dodge City Dudes - Eights & Aces / I'll Try To Remember To Care (1958)
45 - 102 : Steve French & The Melody Boys Bill, Rod. Art & Steve  - Crying The Blues / Wish Me Luck (1958)
45 - 103 : Johnny Lane - Rocking On The Dragstrip /I Might Have Known (1958)
45 - 104 : Gary Huckaby - Youthful Romance / My Ever Dream (1958)
45 - 105 : Doug Amerson - Bop Man Bop (Version 2) / Dim Lights Blue Smoke (1958)
45 - 106 : ??? / ???
45 - 107 : Jess Willard Acc. By The Melody Boys Bill, Red, Art & Steve - Hillbilly Heaven / I'm Branding My Darling With My Heart (1958)
45 - 108 : Ken Adams Acc. By Redwood Empires -  Tow The Mark / I Just Can't Win (1958)
45 - 109 : Keith Ashton & The Apollo's - Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue / Sentimental Touch (1958)
45 - 110 : Arlin & Earl Ivon Gregory & The Bluenotes - Elvis Presly Blues /Kathy (1958)
45 - 111 : Frankie Taro - Susy Ann / Sent To Me Special (1958)
45 - 112 : Neil Alan Acc. By The Cosmo's - Light My Rockets & Send To The Moon / Pizza Pizza Pizza Pie (1958) Issued on WOLF
45 - 113 : ??? / ???
45 - 114 : Jeanie Lee - Like In A Story / Please Mr. Mailman (1958)
45 - 115 : ??? / ???
45 - 116 : Blackwell Trio - Knock, Knock, Knock / ??? (1958)
45 - 117 : Gary Huckaby - Eager Lips / Two Ten's For A Five (1958)
45 - 118 : Jackie Lynn Blevins (A) /Jackie Lynn And Helen Blevins (B) - Devil Doll / Blue Doll (1959)
45 - 119 : Earl & Arlin, Junita & Margaret, Ivon Gregory & The Blue Notes - Fuzzy Chin / It may Sound Square (1959)
45 - 120 : Bev Oilar - Sixteen /  My Love (1959)
45 - 121 : Mello Rose - I Love My Baby / Bobby (1959)
45 - 122 : Bill Rase - It's You For me / Where The Blue Of The Night's Meet The Gold Of The Day (1959)
45 - 123 : ??? / ???
45 - 124 : ??? / ???
45 - 125  :??? / ???
45 - 126 : Blackwells - Here's The Question / Please Don't Come Crying (1959) 
45 - 127 : ??? / ???
45 - 128 : Jimmy Reagan - Lonely, Lonely Heart / Can't You See It In My Eyes (1959)
45 - 129 : ??? / ???
45 - 130 : ??? / ???
45 - 131 : Blackwells - Oh My Love / Holy Sombrero (1959

: Note the version of Doug Amerson - Bop Man Bop on G&G is not the same as 1955 the Interstate (CA) 45 - 25 that is on youtube RCS has a short sample of the 1958 recut on G&G version here 






































Track List

G&G (CA) 45 - 102 : Steve French & The Melody Boys Bill, Rod. Art & Steve  - Crying The Blues (1958)
G&G (CA) 45 - 103 : Johnny Lane Acc. By The Hot Rodders - Rocking On The Dragstrip (1958)
G&G (CA) 45 - 107 : Jess Willard Acc. By The Melody Boys Bill, Red, Art & Steve - Hillbilly Heaven / I'm Branding My Darling With My Heart (1958)
G&G (CA) 45 - 108 : Ken Adams Acc. By Redwood Empires -  Tow The Mark (1958)
G&G (CA) 45 - 110 : Arlin & Earl Ivon Gregory & The Bluenotes - Elvis Presley Blues (1958)
G&G (CA) 45 - 111 : Frankie Taro Ivon Gregory & The Bluenotes - Susy Ann / Sent To Me Special (1958)
G&G (CA) 45 - 117 : Gary Huckaby Joyce Daul & The Sky Rockets - Eager Lips (1958)
G&G (CA) 45 - 118 : Jackie Lynn Blevins Joyce Doul & The Sky Rockets - Blue Doll / Devil Doll (1959)
G&G (CA) 45 - 120 : Bev Oilar Joyce Daul & The Sky Rockets - Sixteen (1959)
G&G (CA) 45 - 121 : Mello Rose Joyce Daul & The Skyrocket - I Love My Baby (1959)
G&G (CA) 45 - 126 : Blackwells Ivon Gregory & The Blue Notes - Here's The Question / Please Don't Come Crying (1959)
G&G (CA) 45 - 128 : Jimmy Reagan - Lonely, Lonely Heart / Can't You See It In My Eyes (1959)
G&G (CA) 45 - 131 : Blackwells - Holey Sombrero / Oh My Love (1959)




Known Ka Hi (CA) Issues


Ka Hi (CA) 45 - 127 : Jess Willard - One Love / I'm Telling You (1959)
Ka Hi (CA) 45 - 130 : Freddie Byrd & California Pla Boys -  Somebody Stole My love (1959)

Ka hi (CA) HERE

Missing (can you help?)
Ka Hi (CA) 45 - 120 : Bev "O" & Bonnevilles - You're The One / My Love (1959)
Ka Hi (CA) 45 - 130 : Freddie Byrd & California Pla Boys - Blind Lad









On request of Bopping Blog to re-up an old Rockhall.RO topic from 2009 see list to right for links to these. Thanks to everyone who helped.  45cat.com Bj's Country & Rock 'N'Roll 45rpm Guide, Rockin' Country Style, Roots Vinyl, Youtube and more

As always if you can help fill the gaps with mp3 or label shots, or just want to chat email me through my profile picture. Comments welcome even to just let me know you enjoy the blog. DH

Tsoorp message me to say that Wolf 45 - 112 : Neil Alan Acc. By The Cosmo's - Light My Rockets & Send To The Moon / Pizza Pizza Pizza Pie (1958) May be one of the missing issues? It does have Bayside Pub Co. on label the same as some of the G&G issues. I have this as Wolf (PA) is it Wolf (CA) ? anybody know

Wolf (CA) is my vote and perhaps G&G related. Besides publisher, I believe "GG" is in run off area on both sides. Also there is the similar "Acc. by" for backing band notation. And of course Pizza composer DiMaggio is a familiar name in region. Baseball great Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez just across the Carquinez Strait from Benicia.
From Steve Hathaway

Tsoorp says "Composer isn't the baseball player but Louis T. DiMaggio (or DeMaggio)"



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