Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dennis Volk on Peek

Dennis Volk
Label : Peek
Norfolk, Nebraska

28309 – My Party Doll
28310 – Below The Bottom

Rite account number : 5284

Currently auctionned on e-bay (item #390022277408), this 45 has previously attracted the attention of some collectors : it was described as "rockabilly with piano". The auction ended on Nov.11 of the last year at 88.75 dollars. The current offer describes the record simply as "country". "My Party Doll" (no relation with the Buddy Knox hit) has been compiled on Rock And Roll With Piano, Vol. 10 [Collector CLCD 4494, 2006, Netherlands]. In my opinion, "uptempo country" would be a more realistic description.

Dennis Volk is an inductee of the Nebraska Music Hall Of Fame : his recordings, Dennis' Boogie and You Are The One, are considered two of the finest sides to come out of the midwest during the fifties.
They were issued on Fling Records, a New-York label, in the end of 1959. Dennis Volk died in 1991.

The name of Jim Hall, a familiar name to the Rite Records researcher, is printed all over the label : Jim Hall as the song publisher, Jim Hall as the producer, Jim Hall as the distributor. Jim Hall was previously involved in the same town in the Boney Records enterprise. See the Boney discography here. (ASPMA)


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