Vinyl 10″LP with 8-page booklet. 12 tracks.
For the first time on a vinyl LP, Bear Family releases 1950s masters of two California-based record companies!
John Pusateri from Louisiana moved to the West Coast in the 1920s and first founded Bella Records in San José and then Blue Moon Records in Santa Clara in 1957.
For this project they have selected the rockiest recordings of Johnny Amelio, Chuck Royal, Joe Gradie and other fine rockers.
The booklet provides extensive liner notes, detailed discographical information,
rare photos, and a detailed history of the Blue Moon and Bella labels.
Carefully restored and remastered recordings.
Tells one of those stories that record collectors dream about! For the Bella and Blue Moon companies, in addition to better known musicians like Johnny Amelio, the Savoys and Gradie O’Neal, less successful colleagues like Buddy Bennett, Chuck Royal, Joe Jaros and the Empala Six recorded, all of them producing great songs in their day.
With most of the original master tapes lost forever, the majority of masters have been dubbed from rare and hard-to-find original singles (45s), carefully restored and remastered to match Bear Family’s quality standards as closely as possible.
Jo Ann – Jo Ann Johnny Amelio
Baby ‘Oh’ Baby Gradie O’Neal & The Bella Tones
I’ve Got A Baby Clyde Arnold & The Sharps
Blue Moon Keep On Shining Chuck Royal & The Sharpsters
Bon Bon Baby Joe Jaros & His Orchestra
Bom Du Wa Toby & Ray
Gonna Be Loved Linda & The Epics
Turkey Neck Stretch Gradie O’Neal & The Bella Tones
Jugue The Downbeats feat. Johnny Amelio
Scrounge Clyde Arnold & The Sharps
The Mortal Monster Man The Savoys
You’re Like A Butterfly Chuck Royal & The Sharpsters
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Format: Vinyl Album