1. BIG BOB KORNGAY – YOUR LINE WAS BUSY
Great rocker from 1959, which despite no US chart action got a European release.
2. BOB. B. SOXX & THE BLUE JEANS – THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER
The war time favourite is given the ‘Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah’ treatment from Bobby Sheen’s Phil Spector produced group.
3. BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS - MEMPHIS
The ‘King’ of Western Swing with his 1967 version of the Chuck Berry classic.
4. BOB CALLOWAY – TICK TOCK
A rocker from 1958 that owes more than a little to ‘Splish Splash’.
5. BOB & EARL – THAT’S MY DESIRE
The song that introduced the world to Frankie Laine, is given a soulful rendition by Bobby ‘Rockin’ Robin’ Day and his partner, Earl Nelson (later hitmaker Jackie ‘The Duck’ Lee)
6. BOB TEMPLE – VIM WAM VAMOOSE
A typical 1956 Bill Haley-era rocker from the King label.
7. BOB CREWE – PENNY, NICKEL, DIME, QUARTER
If you ever wondered what Bob did before he wrote and produced his string of big hits, then listen to this 1956 recording.
8. BOB LUMAN – RED HOT
Before he started thinking about living – Bob made many great rock’n’roll tracks like this gem from 1957.
9. BOB & LUCILLE – EENY-MEENIE-MINEY-MOE
Bob Regan and his wife Lucille Starr (known as ‘The Canadian Sweethearts’ with a slice of rockabilly.
10. BOB MCFADDEN & DOR (AKA ROD MCKUEN) – THE MUMMY
A minor 1959 hit that introduced the world to DOR (better known later as Rod McKuen), who died last month.
TRIBUTE OF THE MONTH –CURTIS LEE
11. PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES
12. UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE
Two classic pop songs that Curtis wrote and originally recorded in 1961. Incidentally, Curtis was the CL of doo wop group CL &The Pictures.