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On August 13, 1956.

On August 13, 1956, “Decca” label released “Rock ‘n Roll Stage Show”, the fourth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded in March 1956, in New York City, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– vocal, lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– vocal, steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano, accordion
  • Al Rex– vocal, double bass
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Calling All Comets – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rudy Pompilli
  2. Rockin’ Thru the Rye – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  3. A Rockin’ Little Tune – Johnny Grande, Billy Williamson
  4. Hide and Seek – Paul Winley, Ethel Byrd
  5. Hey Then, There Now – Rudy Pompilli, Ralph Jones
  6. Goofin’ Around – Franny Beecher, Johnny Grande
  7. Hook, Line and Sinker – Bill Haley, Edward A. Khoury, Ronnie Bonner
  8. Rudy’s Rock – Bill Haley, Rudy Pompilli
  9. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Milt Gabler, Denver Darling, Vaughn Horton
  10. Blue Comet Blues – Franny Beecher, Al Rex
  11. Hot Dog Buddy Buddy – Bill Haley
  12. Tonight’s the Night – Bill Haley, Catherine Cafra

 

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On August 12, 1957.

On August 12, 1957, “Decca” label released “Rockin’ the Oldies”, the fifth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded March – April, 1957, in New York, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Al Rex– double bass
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Frankie Scott- tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. The Dipsy Doodle – Larry Clinton
  2. You Can’t Stop Me from Dreaming – Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin
  3. Apple Blossom Time- Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson
  4. Moon Over Miami- Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie
  5. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  6. Carolina in the Morning- Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  7. Miss You- Charles Tobias, Henry Tobias, Harry Tobias
  8. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone- Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare
  9. Ain’t Misbehavin’- Harry Brooks, Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
  10. One Sweet Letter from You – Harry Warren, Lew Brown, Sidney Clare
  11. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter- Joe Young, Fred E. Ahlert
  12. Somebody Else is Taking My Place – Dick Howard, Bob Ellsworth, Russ Morgan

 

On July 11, 1975.

On July 11, 1975, “Threshold” and “Decca” labels released “From Mighty Oaks” the debut Ray Thomas album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Ray Thomas and Derek Varnals.

Personnel:

  •  Ray Thomas – lead and backing vocals, flute, bass flute, harmonica
  • Richard Hewson– orchestral arranger, conductor
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Nicky James – backing vocals, percussion
  • John Jones – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Trevor Jones – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Moran– keyboards
  • Dave Potts – drums, percussion
  • Mike Silver– acoustic guitar, backing vocal
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Dave Baker – 2nd engineer
  • Phil Travers – illustration, design
  • Graham Hughes – photography
  • Mike Pulland – photography

Track listing:

  1. From Mighty Oaks – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  2. Hey Mama Life – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  3. Play It Again – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  4. Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues – Nicky James
  5. High Above My Head – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  6. Love Is the Key – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  7. You Make Me Feel Alright – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  8. Adam and I – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  9. I Wish We Could Fly – Ray Thomas

 

On June 13,1980.

On June 13, 1980, “Decca” label released “Night Flight”, the third Justin Hayward studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Jeff Wayne.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward – vocals, guitars; bass, drums
  • Jeff Wayne – piano, arrangements, conducting
  • Jo Partridge – guitars
  • Ken Freeman- keyboards
  • Herbie Flowers– bass
  • Dave Holland- drums
  • Barry de Souza – drums
  • Stuart Elliott- drums
  • Roy Jones – percussion
  • Tony Carr – percussion
  • Doreen Chanter- vocals
  • Irene Chanter- vocals
  • Steve Gray – arrangements
  • Geoff Young– engineer
  • Paul Taylor, Craig Thompson, Norman Goodman.- engineer assistant
  • Graham Meek – technical assistance

Track listing:

  1. Night Flight – Jeff Wayne, Paul Vigrass
  2. Maybe It’s Just Love – Mike Silver
  3. Crazy Lovers – Justin Hayward
  4. Penumbra Moon – Billy Nicholls
  5. Nearer to You – Justin Hayward
  6. A Face in the Crowd – Justin Hayward
  7. Suitcase – Justin Hayward
  8. I’m Sorry – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  9. It’s Not On – Jeff Wayne, Gary Osborne
  10. Bedtime Stories – Colin Still

On March 19, 1971.

On March 19, 1971, “Decca” label released “Green Bullfrog”, album by an ad-hoc band of musicians lead by Derek Lawrence. It was recorded in 1970, at “De Lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Derek Lawrence.

Personnel:

  • Earl Jordan – vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
  • Albert Lee – guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan – guitar
  • Rod Alexander – guitar
  • Tony Ashton – piano, organ
  • Matthew Fisher – piano
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Chas Hodges – bass
  • Martin Birch– engineer

Track listing:

  1. My Baby Left Me – Arthur Crudup
  2. Makin’ Time – Eddie Phillips, Kenny Pickett
  3. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  4. Bullfrog – Derek Lawrence, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice
  5. I Want You – Tony Joe White
  6. I’m a Free Man – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  7. Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
  8. Lovin’ You is Good for Me Baby – Derek Lawrence, Corlett, Hutton

On January 5, 1969.

On January 5, 1959, “Decca” label released “Bill Haley’s Chicks”, the eight Bill Haley & His Comets album. It was recorded February – June, 1958, in New York City, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– vocal, steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Al Rex– bass guitar
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone, clarinet

Track listing:

  1. Whoa Mabel! – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  2. Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider – Eddie Leonard, Eddie Munson
  3. Eloise – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  4. Dinah – Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, Harry Akst
  5. Skinny Minnie – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  6. Mary Mary Lou – Cayet Mangiaracina
  7. Sweet Sue, Just You – Will J. Harris, Victor Young
  8. B. Betty – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  9. Charmaine – Erno Rapee, Lew Pollack
  10. Corrine, Corrina – Bo Chatmon, Mitchell Parish,  Mayo Williams
  11. Marie – Irving Berlin
  12. Lean Jean – Stella Lee, Johnny Grande, Ralph Jones, Rudy Pompilli

On December 14, 1959.

On December 14, 1959, “Decca” label released “Strictly Instrumental, the ninth Bill Haley & His Comets album. It was recorded June 1958 – September 1959, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone
  • Al Rex– bass guitar
  • Al Pompilli- bass guitar
  • Al Rappa- bass guitar

 Track listing:

  1. Joey’s Song- Joe Reisman
  2. Music! Music! Music!- Bernie Baum, Stephen Weiss
  3. Mack the Knife – Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein
  4. In a Little Spanish Town- Mabel Wayne, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
  5. Two Shadows – Johnny Grande, Billy Williamson
  6. Shaky – Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson
  7. Strictly Instrumental – Bennie Benjamin, Edgar Battle, Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler
  8. Skokiaan- Tom Glazer, August Msarurgwa
  9. Puerto Rican Peddler – Johnny Brandon
  10. Drowsy Waters – Jack Ailau
  11. Chiquita Linda (Un Poquito de tu Amor) – Julio Gutierrez
  12. The Catwalk – Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson