Catalog of Rhode Island rock and roll 45s 1958-1970


Accents (Providence, RI)
Birds In My Tree / She Cryed
Planet (82468)
August 1968
Picture sleeve

Accents
Friendly Stranger / People Are Funny
Gazzarri (45-90391 100/101)
1969
Recorded and released during a six-month stint in Los Angeles

Accents
Go Now / Slow Down
Freeform (FF-203 SYB-600)
1970
Picture sleeve

The Act Of Creation (Scituate, RI)
Yesterday Noontime / I’ve Just Seen You
Capitol (P 5973)
August 1967
Three versions: (1) green/black promo labels, (2) orange/yellow stock labels listing the title incorrectly as "Yesterday's Noontime" (3) orange/yellow stock label Canadian pressing, with the correct title.

The Alibi (Cranston/Providence, RI)
Sunshine / Oh She Was A Beautiful Woman
Dody (DO 335 • ZTSP 140335/36)
February 1968


The American Dream (Providence, RI)
Love Is A Beautiful Thing / Jug Band Music
Bovi (RM 45027)
1968


The American Rebels (Providence, RI)
Rebel Song / Rebel Theme
Super (S-106)
1967


Angi-Ds (West Warwick, RI)
I Like Girls / C’mere Women
no label (FL-000)
1964
Vinyl pressing w/ handwritten blank labels. Pre-Satan’s Breed.

The Ascots (Barrington, RI)
Monkey See – Monkey Do / You Can’t Do That
Super (S-102)
August 1966


The Ascots
Midnight Hour (Part 1) / Midnight Hour (Part 2)
Super (S-103)
January 1967


The Ascots
I Need You / Baby Let’s Wait
Bell Sound Studios
Feb. 28, 1967
Unreleased acetate w/ fast version of “I Need You”

The Ascots
Sookie-Sookie / Put Your Arms Around Me
Super (S-104)
May 1967


The Ascots
Knock On Wood / I Need You
Super (S-105)
October 1967


The Balladeers (Barrington, RI)
Cape Cod (Here We Come) / Land Of The Sea And Sun
E.P. Scroggs (CR-0001 • ZTSP-94612/13)
1964


The Balladeers
Words I Want To Hear / High Flying Bird
Cori (31001)
© August 1965


The Balladeers
Used To Be / Goin’ Out Of My Head
Seven Seas (201,215/216)
March 1967


Alan Barnicoat And The Bob Freedman Orchestra (Warwick, RI)
Trip To The Orient / Savage
Rocket (105-A/B)
1958


Bastille (Cranston / University Of Rhode Island - North Kingstown, RI)
Trying To Be Free / The Music Ship
no label (30299/300 • RITE-5355)
1972
Post-Malibus band

The Buzzards (Newport, RI)
Burned / Courage
Alberta (45 1937)
1969
Post-Act Of Creation band

Dick Caruso (Providence, RI)
Rockn’ With Richard / Ooh Woe
Duchess (D-103 • J80W-3731)
1958
The same Dick Caruso with teener hits on the MGM label. "Rock'n" is a guitar instrumental.

The Cowsills (Newport, RI)
All I Really Wanta Be Is Me / And The Next Day Too
Joda (J-103)
October 1965
Both white promo labels and black/yellow stock labels exist

The Cowsills
Most Of All / Siamese Cat
Philips (40382 PHW-1-38-102)
1966
Picture sleeve

The Cowsills
Party Girl / What’s It Gonna Be Like
Philips (40406 PHW 1-38970)
October 1966


Crystal Chandelier (North Providence, RI)
The Setting Of Despair / It’s Only You
United Artists (SUA 50284 • ZTSP 140054/55)
March 1968
Three versions: (1) white promo labels, (2) purple/orange stock labels, (3) yellow promo labels with later matrix of ZTS 140305/6

Crystal Chandlier
Your Land Of Love / Suicidal Flowers
Cobblestone (CB 730)
Early 1969
Three versions: (1) DJ labels “Not For Sale” (2) identical to DJ labels, but does not say “Not For Sale” (3) standard labels w/ much larger font size for song titles. Band name misspelled on all versions.

Dandelion Army (Bristol, RI)
Colors Of A Nightmare / Season Of The Witch
Arco (SC-2144 • ZTS 222380)
© January 1970


Deviled Ham (Barrington, RI)
Too Much To Dream Last Night / blank
Bell Sound Studios
1970
Unreleased one-sided acetate, post-Ascots. Straight cover of the Electric Prunes.

Deviled Ham
Too Much To Dream (The Raven) Part I / Too Much To Dream (The Raven) Part II
Bell Sound Studios
1970
Unreleased acetate, post-Ascots. Edited version of the album track spanning both sides.

Dick Domani And The Demons (Providence, RI)
I Guess I Thought You Knew / I Won’t Cry Anymore
United Artists (UA 953 • ZTSP 106067/68)
December 1965
Only white promo labels known to exist. Pseudonym of Dick Domane.

Dick Domani And The Demons
Space Walk / Dickie Don’t You Do It
United Artists (UA 50054 • ZTSP 122231/32)
August 1966
Only white promo labels known to exist. Pseudonym of Dick Domane.

The Ebb Tides (Fall River, MA*)
My Baby’s Gone / Summertime
Arco (SC-107 • RITE 17605/06)
September 1966
Band was based in Fall River, Mass., but the singer and keyboardist were brothers from Warren, R.I.

Eden And The Adnaps (University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI)
I'm In Love With A Fink / Someday / Couldn't Do That
Tower Sound Studios acetate
1965-1966
Unreleased 10" acetate

Essex St. Journal (Walpole, MA*)
Walk On / Progression 256
Planet (No. 76 • 17613/14 PL-42369)
April 1969
Band was from Walpole, Mass., but the 45 was recorded and pressed by Planet Studios. Only blue stock labels known to exist.

Vigor Fisher (Providence, RI)
Al Caplone / Teenagers’ Blues
Mala (438)
1961
Both blue label advance copies and green label stock copies exist

Vigor Fisher
Padiddle / Think Of Happiness
Mala (442)
1961
Both blue label advance copies and green label stock copies exist

Vigor Fisher
Last Chance To Foot Stomp / The Way You Love Only Me
Mala (448)
1962
Both blue label advance copies and green label stock copies exist

Vigor Fisher & The Fishermen
Batter Up / Telstar II
Angie (1004 • PK4M-6211)
1963


Vigor Fisher
What I Got / Courage Ain’t Strength
Dot (45-17114)
1968
Both white label promo copies and orange/purple stock copies exist

Flower Power (—)
No Escape [The Seeds] / Congratulations [Rolling Stones]
New England Recording Studios (Providence, RI)
1967
Unreleased acetate. Band could be from Attleboro, Mass.

Frenchy And The Underground Railroad (Woonsocket, RI)
We’re Lonely / Trip
Sterling (S-518 26941)
© Nov. 1970


Ray Gee And The Counts (Woonsocket, RI)
Arabic Jazz / Hootenanny Baby
Planet (No. 54 • S4KM-6288/89)
© May 1965
Both white promo labels and blue stock labels exist

The Gemini Five (Westerly, RI)
A Go Go Baby / Can’t Say No
Planet (No. 56 • S4KM-9226/27)
© Sept. 1965
Only white promo labels known to exist

The Hotbeats (Bristol, RI)
Listen / Injun
Rychard (JW6166)
June 1966


The Idols (West Warwick, RI)
True Luv Gone Astray / Haunted House
(Luv 201,306/307)
June 1967


The Jan-Ells (—, RI)
Last Walk Tonight / Love Is A Place
Planet (No. 65 • U4KM-6872/73)
1967
Only white promo labels known to exist

Karen And The Starliners (Plainfield, CT*)
I Can Count The Times / Storm In My Heart
Planet (No. 62 • T4KM-5044/45)
© October 1966
Band was from Plainfield, Conn., but the 45 was recorded and pressed by Planet Studios. Only blue stock labels known to exist.

The Knight Beats (Hope Valley, RI / Groton, CT)
We’re Travelin’ / Hey Girl
Planet (No. 55 • S4KM-9074/75)
© August 1965
Only white promo labels known to exist

Jimmy Wright & The Original Knightbeats
Maria / Sock It To Me
R&R (R-105 • AAB-109)



The Lonely Things (Providence, RI)
Our Generation / blank
New England Recording Studios (Providence, RI)
1966
Unreleased one-sided acetate

Loos Foos & The Fiberglass Cornflake (Pawtucket, RI)
I Think I’ve Got You / Bless Me Father
Ace (ARS-135 • ZTSP-222135/136)
October 1969


The Lost Souls (Pawtucket, RI)
Leaving / Step Inside
Musicor New Talent Series (NTS-436 • TA 768/769)
1969


The Malibus (Cranston, RI)
Cry (Over Her) / Leave Me Alone
Planet Records (No. 58 • T4KM 3937/38)
© June 1966
Both white promo labels and blue stock labels exist

The Malibus
Cry / I Miss You
Malibu Record Co. (MC-1 • ZTSP 140542/43)
June 1968
Some copies came with a bumper sticker

The Malibus
I Miss You / Cry
Pepsi flexi disc (#8)
October 1968


The Mards (Cumberland, RI)
Johnny B. Goode / High Heel Sneakers
Carney Records (TB-127/128 • R-1215-3-BL)
1965 est


Masada (Pawtucket, RI)
We All Get Down / A Hundred Days And Nights
Sadbird (SA-2059 • 4043-11)
© March/July 1974


The Merchants Of Sound (Riverside, RI)
Back To You / I Didn't Know You Too Well
New England Recording Studios (Providence, RI)
August 1967
Unreleased acetate

The Mojo Hands (Warren, RI)
I Can Only Give You Everything / Little Red Rooster
New England Recording Studios (Providence, RI)
February 1966
Unreleased acetate or test pressing

Junior And The Mondos (Woonsocket, RI)
Mondo Moe / Mondo
FM (R-1214-3-FM)
1963


Florian Monday And His Mondos
Mondo / Mondo Moe
Realm (BK 006)
April 1964
Both white promo labels and gold stock labels exist

Florian Monday And His Mondos
Rip It Up / Lovin’
Realm (BK 007)
1964
Both white promo labels and gold stock labels exist. Stock labels list title as "Rip It, Rip It Up."

Monday’s Mondos
Minnie Ha-Ha / (I’m) Crying
Columbus (1041 • S4KM-6533/34)
May 1965


The Montereys (Cranston, RI)
Blast Off / You Never Cared
Planet (No. 57 • S4KM 5336/37)
© May 1965
Only white promo labels known to exist

The Mystic Blue (Riverside, RI)
Mr. McKenzie / Sheila
Planet (No. 80 • CO 2931 X4KM 0764/65)
1969
Only blue stock labels known to exist

M. Asquino & J. Kiefer
Strange Sounds / Hawaii
Metcalf Recording Studio acetate
© December 1970
Unreleased acetate from leader of The Mystic Blue.

The Mystic Five (Hope/Scituate, RI)
It Doesn't Matter / Walk'n The Nose
Mystic Records (MR1/MR2 • ZTSP 122362/63)
August 1966


The New Fourth Reich (Northbridge, MA*)
That Girl / We Don’t Need Them
Planet (No. 68)
1967
Band was from Northbridge, Mass., but the 45 was recorded and pressed by Planet Studios. Only blue stock labels known to exist.

The Nightrockers (Bristol, RI)
Junction #1 / Run Mary Run
Arco (SC-105 • RITE 17481/82)
August 1966
Picture sleeve

The Night Walkers (Warwick, RI)
In Our Time / Things We Said Today
Viscount (VR4503)
1968


Northeast Expressway (Woonsocket, RI)
Groovin' Is Easy [Electric Flag] / Have You Noticed You're Alive [Buckinghams]
Arco (SC-2145 • ZTS 148807/08)
1969?


The Oddballs (Westerly, RI)
Rockin’ In The Jungle / That’s My Baby
Rocket 110
September 1964


Organized Confusion (Lincoln, RI)
Happiness In Me
New England Recording Studios (Providence, RI)
1966
Unreleased acetate. Band is pre-Cannibas.

The Others (University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI)
I Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye / Until I Heard It From You
RCA Victor (47-8669)
October 1965
Both white promo labels and black stock labels exist

The Others
Lonely Street / (I Remember) The First Time I Saw You
RCA Victor (47-8776)
March 1966
Both white promo labels and black stock labels exist

The Others
Morning / My Friend The Wizard
Jubilee (45-5550)
December 1966
Both white promo labels and black stock labels exist

The Out Of Order (Putnam, CT*)
Lonely Sentry / It’s Alright
Lauren (CO 2930)
© August 1969
Band was from Putnam, Conn., and the 45 was distributed by Planet Records.

The Outer Limits (Providence, RI)
The Wash / Safari
New England Recording Studios (Providence, RI)
1965
Unreleased acetate

The Outer Limits
So Lovely / Safari
1967
Unreleased acetate


The Petrified Forrest (Coventry, RI*)
So Mystifying / She’s The Only Thing That’s Kept Me Going
Fontana (F-1596)
July 1967
Band was actually The Offbeats, who "became" the Petrified Forrest to promote the 45, which was recorded by studio musicians in New York City. Both white promo labels and blue stock labels exist.

The Promissory Notes (Providence, RI)
Flowers / Purple Haze
Claw (CR-1220)
1968 est


Cal Raye (Bristol, RI / Arcadia, CA)
I Cry / Can I
Runay (RY-101)
1967
The Runay and DeVille releases were released when Raye had relocated to California.

[Cal Raye] Jerry Raye
The Devil Is A Woman / I Cry
DeVille (201)
October 1968


[Cal Raye] Jerry Raye With Fenwyck
State Of Mind / Mindrocker
DeVille (207)
June 1970


[Cal Raye] Jerry Raye With Fenwyck
IYE / I Wanna Die
DeVille (208)
1970


Ricky Ricardo (—, RI)
Peek-A-Boo Mary Lou / I Wish For Someone
Wye (5-1011 • ZTSP 69837/38)
1961
Both white promo labels and black stock labels exist.

Al Riccio And The Noblemen (Providence, RI)
Look To Me For Love / For Losing You
Planet (No. 60 • TK4M-1609/10)
1966
Both white promo labels and blue stock labels exist.

The Noblemen
Look To Me For Love / blank
New England Recording Studios (Providence, RI)
1966
One-sided acetate.

The Noblemen
For Losing You / Why Do You Love Me
Audiodisc acetate
1966
Unreleased acetate with different version of a-side. B-side label is blank and title is surmised.

Dick Ross And The Royal Counts (Providence, RI)
Funhouse / Toddle Stroll
Planet (No. 46 • ZTSP 81635/36)
1962
Both white promo labels and blue stock labels exist.

Sammy & The Streetmeeters (Providence, RI)
(Walk Walk Walk Down) Thayer Street / Every Flake Of Snow
Emy-A (5026513/14)
1965


Satan’s Breed (West Warwick, RI)
Little Girl / Laugh Myself To The Grave
A-L-M (201,129/130)
December 1966


The Sea Cliffs (Warwick, RI)
Rainbow / You Can't Relive It
Ace (202,448/49)
April 1970


Shawkey Se’au And The Muffins / John Broughton (Providence, RI)
Just One More Time / Walk Alone
Planet (No. 59 • TK4M 1445/46)
1966
Both white promo labels and blue stock labels exist.

The Specktrum (Cranston, RI)
Confetti / I Was A Fool
Somethin’ Groovy (SG-500)
1967


The Stonemen (Fall River, MA*)
No More / Where Did Our Love Go
Big Topper (1107/08 • T4KM 4251/52)
© March 1966
Band was based in Fall River, Mass., but the drummer was from East Providence, R.I.

The Van Goghs (Providence, RI)
You Have Changed / Quiet Girl
Grendel (201,157/158)
January 1967


The Van Goghs
Now She’s Going Out / Gone
Arco (SC-2126 • ZTSP 140160/161)
1968


[Van Goghs] Penny Arcade
The Bubble Gum Tree / Tears In My Heart
Smash (S-2190)
1967


Wayne And The Mustangs (North Kingstown, RI)
Johnny Be Good / I'm Coming Home
Kingston (ZTSP 94666/67)
1964


White Wash (Barrington, RI)
You Haven’t Seen My Love / You Better Think It Over
Zowie (1000)
1968
Post-Ascots band

Your Own Kind (Lincoln & East Providence, RI)
I Want A Girl / Love Love Love Love
Arco (SC-2123 • ZTSP 124925/26)
1967



Doo Wop 'N Roll ~ Country-Billy ~ Rhythm & Blues
This is not a complete discography of the artists; rather, we're spotlighting some notable upbeat tracks from Rhode Island in the (mostly) pre-British Invasion era.
Art “Turk” Caraman With The Rhythmaires (North Providence, RI)
Falling In Love / Eternity Of Love
DASA (G101 ZTSP 69737)
1961


The Class-Airs (Bristol, RI)
Too Old To Cry / My Tears Start To Fall
Honey Bee (HB8163)
1963
Featuring Jerry Raymond a.k.a. Cal Raye

Dave T (Del-Rays)
Scooter Town / Girl In My Heart
Carousel (212/213)
1963


Del-Ray's
Lorraine / The Bounce
Planet (No. 52 • R4KM-7529/30)
1964


Gail Dawn (With Jim Scott And The Crusaders) (Pawtucket, RI / Fall River, MA)
Just A Little Dream / Dinky Doo
Little Town (289 • LT214621/2)
1962
Reportedly, Gail Dawn was a 15-year-old girl from Pawtucket, R.I., backed by Jim Scott And The Crusaders from Fall River.

Idols With The Luca Trio (North Providence, RI)
Jeannine / Can’t Tag Along
E.Z (R-1214-6-EZ)
1964
Featuring Art Caraman

[Cal Raye] Don And Jerry (Bristol, RI)
Big Boss Stroll / We Belong Together
Little Town (No. 37848/49 • 11299/300)
1963
Don is Fall River, Mass.-based producer and Spi-Dells member Don Perry, while Jerry is Jerry Raymond, a.k.a. Cal Raye, from Bristol, R.I.

Cal Raye With The Class-Airs
Lovely Lies / Another School Day
Fleetwood (FL-4530 • R4KM 4605/06)
1964


Cal Raye With The Class-Aires
Lovely Lies / Mr. Peppermint Man
Pharaoh (SA-364 • ZTSP 94746/47)
1964


Cal Raye With The Class-Aires
Lovely Lies / Mr. Peppermint Man
Coquette (SA-364 • ZTSP 94746/47)
1964


Cal Raye
You Are My Lovin’ Baby / blank
Bell Audiodiscs
June 2, 1966
Unreleased one-sided acetate for the Super release, with different mix

Cal Raye
You’re My Lovin’ Baby / My Tears Start To Fall
Super (S-101)
1966


[Cal Raye] Jerry Raye
She Just Kept Comin’ Around / The Simple Things Of Life
Perspective (PR-6004)
1973


Cal Raye
She Just Kept Comin’ Around / Sensuous Woman
Laurie (LR 3626 • D4KM-0780)
1974


The The (Providence, RI)
Every Night / Poor Little Girl
Gold Coin (GC 1013 • ZTSP-122997)
1965-1966


Two Sons Of Thunder And Madam Jackson
Made Up Mind / I’m A Pilgrim / No More / Condition Of The Day
Planet (No. 75 • 16881/82)
Late 1968 - early 1969
Lo-fi gospel

Videls (Providence, RI)
Be My Girl / Place In My Heart
Rhody (#2000 JB-218)
1958


Bennie Woods 5 Dukes (Providence, RI)
I Cross My Fingers / Wheel Baby Wheel
Atlas (1040)
1954


Bennie Woods And The Rocking Townies
Wheel Baby Wheel / I Cross My Fingers
Atlas (1040)
1960
The exact same 1954 recordings were re-released in 1960 under the name Rocking Townies

Eddie Zack And Cousin Richie (Providence, RI)
Rocky Road Blues / Lover-Lover
Columbia (4-21387 • ZSP 35771/72)
1955
Both white promo labels and red stock labels exist.

Eddie Zack And Cousin Richie
I’m Gonna Roll And Rock / Foolish Me
Columbia (4-21441 • ZSP 35773/74)
1955
Both white promo labels and red stock labels exist.

6 comments:

  1. Reginald BartletteApril 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I love your site. I'll try and add a few items not currently shown such as the DOLLY record label, which was distributed by WYE.
    DOLLY #21703 - "A" - DANNY DEAN - Bootblack Blues (1:40) - ZTSP-81150
    "B" THE FABULOUS RAIDERS - Just Because (Instrumental) (1:44) - ZTSP-81151
    released December, 1961
    on the PLANET label, I have Columbia Custom pressing "ZTSP" information on the following...
    (no #) A Chorus Of 26 Americans directed by Ray Charles.
    (no #) LITTLE CINDY - "A" If Santa Was My Daddy (2:32) ZTSP-66665
    "B" I'll Be Good (2:13) ZTSP-66666
    released November, 1960

    Also on PLANET #'s 44, 46, 203, and catalog numbers 1004, 1070 (I believe these two releases originated out of 254 W. 54TH STREET., New York 19, NY.
    I'll see if I am able to locate label scans for you.

    Reginald Bartlette (Canadian music researcher of the entire United States Columbia Custom Matrix Numbering System (used for outside client record pressings from 1941 through 1979).

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  2. Nice. I see my brothers band on the list and a band I played in.

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  3. Excellent, what bands were those? Would love to get info for band features on the site. Please get in touch JayLitch@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  4. Looking to get a copy of WALK ON by Essex Street Journal. Any ideas? Thank you in advance. Peter

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  5. I just discovered this site and it's awesome! Do you have any info on a band called Ye Druids? I used to see them playing at Crescent Park in '66 or '67.

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  6. Just discovered this website, quite well put together! I collect the 1959-1964 era white doowop group sound and also some early to mid 1960's melodic style garage rock 45's and Rhode Island has their share of good examples. Just bought the Art Caraman on Dasa,"Eternity Of Love" a record I owned probably owned once before 30-35 years ago and wanted to have again. Keep up the good work! Bob Pegg Tacoma,Washington www.peggrecords.com

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