Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Bobbie" and the Valiants on Arco

"Bobbie" and the Valiants

16309 ~ Rambunkshus

Frank Beecher-Johnny Grande

Arco Records SC-100
A product of Stereophonics Corp., New Bedford, Mass.

The virtual community has almost no memory at all of "Bobbie" and the Valiants.  One early reference to the band is found in The Beacon, the Cape Cod Community College newspaper., in which Elsie Rodriques wrote that her and her fellow students "danced to the music of Bobbie and the Valiants of New Bedford." from 8-12 p.m.  (that's was a Friday.  Friday, September 1962, 28  precisely).   And, probably happy with their music, Rick Lippard was of the opinion "that they should be invited back at a future date". 

Rambunkshus is actually "Ram-Bunk-Shush" the 1957 Bill Doggett hit,  a tune that had been first recorded by Lucky Millender  (King Records #4534, 1952).

Goofin' Around is the Bill Haley tune performed in the movie Don’t Knock the Rock and issued on Decca Records in 1956 (LP and EP only, not on single).

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