Ralph Nielsen and the Chancellors
8495 - Scream
8496 - Little Demon
Both Wr. Ralph Nielsen, Peer Int. BMI
Surf Records 5302/5301
520 Oregon Ave., Bricktown, N.J.
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Seven copies are found in Popsike files. Prices ranging from 455 to 1.225US$
Ralph Nielsen and the Chancellors were from Metuchen, New Jersey.
A teacher in high school — Mr. A, we called him — got four of us to play Buddy Holly and Presley stuff. We were called the Five A's
After that in' 57, a friend and I formed our own duo, The James Boys. Kinda like the Everly style. we had a manager who got us to play on TV Shows in York, Hartford and Providence. We had a record out — Back Rub / That's all on Gallant — and it got played on WNJR in Newark and we'ride through town in our Chevy convertible and girls would scream.
We recorded "Scream" in August '62 and it came out in Sept '62; we recorded it down somewhere near Route 1 near Princeton - I can't remember exactly but it was at this guy's house with a little studio in the cellar. We recorded "Scream" in one take.
We broke up around November '62, mostly because of our daytime jobs.
The Rite account number found in dead wax is 306, which is the account number of the Granite Music Enterprises, based in Herbertsville, New Jersey in 1962. The company was started in 1960 in Mount Airy, NC by Tommy Boyles.
Tommy divided up his musical activites between New-Jersey (where he worked at Westinghouse and played country music on WJRK, Ashbury Park at the time of the Surf release) and Mount Airy, his hometown.