Monday, January 4, 2010

The Streaplers on Century

The Streaplers

Century 0007/8

14683 ~ Yes Tonight Josephine
Robert Astor Music BMI

14684 ~ Twenty Miles

A Johnny Ray cover b/w a Chubby Checker cover originally released in Sweden on Columbia DS 2243.

Century Records was a division of Perfection & Regal Music Publications., Pittsburgh, Pa., owned by Edward J Moschetti. In addition to his music interests, Mr. Moschetti was also founder and chairman of the World Proof Numismatic Association and exercised his creativity in the fantasy coin design. See for instance here. (Kingdom of Atlantis coins.

With a lifespan extending over a half-century, the Streaplers are a long-running Swedish dansband anchored by twin brothers Göran and Håkan Liljeblad.

Founded in 1959 in Kungälv, the band was originally comprised of Göran and Håkan Liljeblad, Gert Lengstrand, Bjarne Lundquist, and Lars Larsson. Beginning with their 1963 breakthrough hit "Säkkinjärven Polka," the Streaplers enjoyed a string of hit singles during the mid-'60s, among them "Diggety Doggety," "Mule Skinner Blues," and "Rockin' Robin." The band's string of hits was interrupted by the departure of vocalist Gert Lengstrand in 1966.

Source : Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide


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