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Specialty (Calif.)

Hollywood, Calif.  [source: Billboard directory)

Owned by Art Rupe.
Feature article and discography in issue 80 (1999) of American Music Magazine.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
SP-577-45 [45] 1956/May
(Bb est.)
Zeppa, Benn Joe Non-pertinent A Foolish Fool
Benn Zeppa And The Zephyrs
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XSP-577-45 Bullet Ace CD 734 (#8)
      No rating Baby -- I Need (Ting-A-Ling)
Benn Zeppa And The Zephyrs
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SP-577-45  
577  [78] 1956/May
(Bb est.)
Zeppa, Benn Joe No rating A Foolish Fool
Benn Zeppa And The Zephyrs
   
      No rating Baby -- I Need (Ting-A-Ling)
Benn Zeppa And The Zephyrs
   
621  [78] 1957/Dec. 30
Bb pop rev.
Lowery, Sonny No rating Thank You For Your Kisses
Sonny Lowery
Label shot
5095  
      No rating Do You Promise?
Sonny Lowery
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5097  
621  [45] 1957/Dec. 30
Bb pop rev.
Lowery, Sonny No rating Thank You For Your Kisses
Sonny Lowery
5095  
      No rating Do You Promise?
Sonny Lowery
Label shot
5097  
635  [78] 1958/June 23
Bb pop rev.
Byrne, Jerry No rating Lights Out
Jerry Byrne
   
      No rating Honey Baby
Jerry Byrne
   
648  [78] 1958/Oct. 20
Bb pop rev.
Lowery, Sonny No rating Goodbye Baby Goodbye
Sonny Lowery
   
      No rating There's A Father Above
Sonny Lowery
   
648  [45] 1958/Oct. 20
Bb pop rev.
Lowery, Sonny Pertinent Goodbye Baby Goodbye
Sonny Lowery
Label shot
(from 45)
5154 Bullet Ace CD 574 (#18)
Bullet Emusic/Master Classics MP 11387293 (#23)
Bullet Pan American CD 56016 (#4)
Bullet Popularity CD 5004 (#26)
Bullet Red Flames CD 1000 (#18)
Bullet Wendi LP 000017 (#17)
      Borderline There's A Father Above
Sonny Lowery
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(from 45)
5156  
654  [45] 1958/Dec. 1
Bb pop rev.
Deuces Wild Pertinent I'm In A Whirl
The Deuces Wild
Label shot
(from 45)
5166 Bullet Beaver LP 3306 (#5)
Bullet Cheesecake CD 491 (#8)
      Pertinent The Meaning Of Love
The Deuces Wild
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(from 45)
5168  
654  [78] 1958/Dec. 1
Bb pop rev.
Deuces Wild No rating I'm In A Whirl
The Deuces Wild
   
      No rating The Meaning Of Love
The Deuces Wild
   
655  [45] 1958/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Fuller, Johnny No rating Haunted House
Johnny Fuller
Label shot
5171 Bullet Ace CD 574 (#10)
      No rating The Mighty Hand
Johnny Fuller
5173  
655  [78] 1958/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Fuller, Johnny No rating Haunted House
Johnny Fuller
   
      No rating The Mighty Hand
Johnny Fuller
Label shot
5173  
671  [45] 1959/June 22
Bb pop rev.
Fuller, Johnny No rating Swingin' At The Creek
Johnny Fuller
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5217 Bullet Ace CD 574 (#21)
      No rating Many Rivers, Mighty Seas
Johnny Fuller
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5219  
671  [78] 1959/June 22
Bb pop rev.
Fuller, Johnny No rating Swingin' At The Creek
Johnny Fuller
   
      No rating Many Rivers, Mighty Seas
Johnny Fuller
   
717  [78] 1953/July 25
Bb c&w rev.
Tyler, Johnny No rating Hillbilly Preacher
Johnny Tyler
   
      No rating I'm Grateful To You
Johnny Tyler
   
717-45 [45] 1953/July 25
Bb c&w rev.
Tyler, Johnny No rating Hillbilly Preacher
Johnny Tyler
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XSP Bullet Cactus CD Spec. 1 (#1)
      No rating I'm Grateful To You
Johnny Tyler
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Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1981Wendi (Australia) LP 000017LPRock 'N' Roll From The Garage To The Studio
1995Beaver (Belgium) BLP 3306LPThat's Rock & Roll, Vol. 6
1996Ace (England) CHD 574CDRock & Roll Fever
1997Popularity (Italy) P 5004CDWe All Wanna Sound Like Elvis
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 734CDBay Area Rockers
2005Red Flames R.DCD- 1000CDRock & Roll Party, Vol. 1
2009Emusic/Master Classics (United States) 11387293MPHail To The King
year?Cactus (United States) Spec. 1CDSpecialty Hillbilly
Cheesecake CHCD 491CDRockin' Boppin' Duo's
Pan American (Switzerland) 56016CDShe's A Devil


Acknowledgments:  Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Gerd Miller, Henk Netten, R&B Indies, Mike Smyth, Perica Sucevic, Joe Wajgel, eBay


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