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Obscure 1950s Era Recordings - March - Preliminary Round - Group 8
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SavoyBG
2020-03-09 12:02:47 UTC
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Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.


Sunny Land - Elmore James


Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents


Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson


Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo


Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris

SavoyBG
2020-03-09 12:03:17 UTC
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MY RANKINGS


1. Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris
2. Sunny Land - Elmore James
3. Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson
4. Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents
5. Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo
Steve Mc
2020-03-09 13:29:45 UTC
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1. Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris

2. Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson

3. Sunny Land - Elmore James

4. Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo

5. Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents
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Carl
2020-03-09 14:15:40 UTC
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1. Sunny Land - Elmore James
2. Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson
3. Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents
4. Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris
5. Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo
DianeE
2020-03-09 12:58:56 UTC
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1-Sunny Land - Elmore James
2-Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson
3-Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris
4-Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo
5-Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents
Steve Mc
2020-03-09 13:26:28 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Sunny Land - Elmore James
http://youtu.be/ceqb4X2LobY
Visual question on this link.

I have this album (though not readily accessible), or at least an album
with the same picture on it. Does anybody know if the picture was used
on more than one album ?

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Dennis C
2020-03-09 14:10:47 UTC
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1- Pat Cordell and his Crescents

2- Elmore James

3- George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson

4- Hal Harris

5- Damita Jo
Rick Schubert
2020-03-09 14:48:52 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1. Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents
2. Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo
3. Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson
4. Sunny Land - Elmore James
5. Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris
Mark Dintenfass
2020-03-09 16:13:00 UTC
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Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo
Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson
Sunny Land - Elmore James
Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris
Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents
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Jim Colegrove
2020-03-09 18:55:57 UTC
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1. Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris

2. Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson

3. Sunny Land - Elmore James

4. Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo

5. Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents
Roger Ford
2020-03-09 20:27:44 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Larte posting today sorry....been over in Kent all day

Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents - 8
Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson - 8
Sunny Land - Elmore James - 7
Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris - 7
Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo - 5


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Roger Ford
2020-03-09 20:32:50 UTC
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Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Better late than never...........
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Sunny Land - Elmore James
http://youtu.be/ceqb4X2LobY
Average Elmore entry recorded in Los Angeles and released as Flair
1057 in 1954 as the flipside to the better IMO "Standing At The
Crossroads" that did feature in the Singles Battle that year
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Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents
http://youtu.be/IlrXeXB8678
Long time favourite of mine here as a bunch of young white Staten
Islanders (the several times I've been to NYC and still NEVER been to
Staten Island!) do their best to emulate Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
on the Club label in 1956. Crescents members Vito Picone and Carman
Romano later went on to form The Elegants of #1 hit "Little Star" fame
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Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson
http://youtu.be/W7xr35ISqgY
This excellent record is just credited to "Blazer Boy" and was his
debut on the Imperial label in 1952. Georgie was still making quality
records ten years later when he was responsible for one of the very
best twist records---"New Orleans Twist"---again on Imperial. And
yes...this time he DID make the 1962 Singles Battle!!
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Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo
http://youtu.be/SDDbJcBMNSU
Retitled minor 1961 hit for Damita here with a revival of the old Jay
McShann/ Priscilla Bowman r&b #1 hit "Hands Off" which I never liked
that much either
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Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris
http://youtu.be/X1EFFWoEVa8
Not much known on Hal Harris other than he was a native of Alabama and
recorded "Jitterbop Baby" for Starday in 1958 but it went unissued.
That is,until it was rescued by Ted Carroll's Ace outfit here in the
UK in 1979 where it appeared on LP and a single. It was subsequently
booted in the USA on a Starday issue.


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SavoyBG
2020-03-09 21:57:27 UTC
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FINAL RANKINGS


1. Mornin' Train - George "Blazer Boy" Stevenson - 33
2. Sunny Land - Elmore James - 32
3. Jitterbop Baby - Hal Harris - 27
4. Darling Come Back - Pat Cordel & Crescents - 24

5. Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - Damita Jo - 19

Jim and Diane's blues records pulled away from the rest of the group. My Hal Harris took third and Roger's doo wop also advances. Mark's Damita Jo is out. With the violins and the female background singers it is more sophisticated than the Jay McShann-Priscilla Bowman original, and that's NOT a good thing IMO.
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