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THE PROFESSORS – Our Teenage Love

By 'Bob The Record Guy' Paxon In the Fifties there was a division between Teen music and Rock' N' Roll. Our young people have come to believe...
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DERRICK ERNI – Never

By Bob "The Record Guy" Paxon This one will be short and simple - I know almost nothing about this record or the artist! Derrick Erni...
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APRIL STEVENS – Teach Me Tiger

By Bob "The Record Guy" Paxon April Stevens was born Carol LoTempio in April 29, 1936 in Niagara Falls. She had a brother named Antonino. Better known as Nino, his sax skills...
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THE JIVE BOMBERS – Bad Boy

By Bob "The Record Guy" Paxon The Sparrows came together in 1949 to record for Coral Records. They changed their name to The Jive Bombers in 1952 to record for Citation Records. By the late 1950s ...
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DARRELL BANKS – Open The Door To Your Heart

By Bob "The Record Guy" Paxon Following our recent Donnie Elbert posts, here's a record that shot up the national charts in 1966 - and embroiled Donnie in a court case with his...
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DONNIE ELBERT – I Got To Get Myself Together

By Bob "The Record Guy" Paxon We're returning to Donnie Elbert for one last time. Because he's that important, and he's that great! Donnie spend the end of the 1960s in England, where he issued re...
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DONNIE ELBERT – Love Stew

By Bob "The Record Guy" Paxon The Vibraharps / Donnie Elbert story continues... After Donnie's early success on Deluxe (1957-58) and Vee-Jay (1960) he stalled a bit and took a break for a short spe...
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DONNIE ELBERT – What Can I Do

By Bob "The Record Guy" Paxon The Vibraharps story continues. Lenny O'Henry achieved some solo success but it pales beside the quantity and longevity of Donnie Elbert's career. The group's first...
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CHARLES HARGRO- Over And Over

By Bob "The Record Guy" Paxon Back in June of last year I was on vacation and Elmer covered for me, choosing Charles Hargro's "Baby Oh Baby". That side is a ballad, with the heavy doowop 'lowrider'...
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LENNY O’ HENRY – Across The Street

With the lack of success of the Vibraharps' 1959 records the group drifted apart. Donnie Elbert had previously struck out on his own and was finding chart success. Founding Vibraharps member Daniel "Danny" Cannon took his shot and lucked out by hooking up with Bob Crewe. I have previously made a 45 Friday posting for a record from his first solo run, at ABC Paramount. I won't repeat the story in-depth here but I'll give the highlights.