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Vita (Calif.)

Pasadena, Calif.  [source: an original label)

Owned by Larry Mead.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
45-V-131  [45] 1956/Oct. 27
Bb r&b rev.
Monroe, Smiley No rating Wigwam Wigwop
Smiley Monroe And The Sandovals
Label shot
B  
      No rating Paul Bunyon Love
Smiley Monroe And The Sandovals
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A Bullet Collector CD 4524 (#23)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2023 (#12)
45-V-139  [45] 1956/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Bee Jee & The Living Dolls No rating Too Young Blues
Bee Jee & The Living Dolls / Duke Coleman Orch
Label shot
B  
      No rating Teen Age Waltz
Bee Jee & The Living Dolls / Duke Coleman Orch
Label shot
A  
45-V-143  [45]  Bootlegs exist 1956/Nov. 24
Bb r&b rev.
Thomason, Jimmy Pertinent Big Wheel
Jimmy Thomason
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B  
      Pertinent Now Hear This
Jimmy Thomason
Label shot
(from Bear Family CD 16946)
A Bullet Bear Family CD 16946 (#11)
Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55191 (#3)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#28)
Bullet Jivin' LP 183 (#11)
Bullet Relic CD 7047 (#25)
45-V-149  [45] 1957/Mar. 16
Bb c&w rev.
Monroe, Smiley No rating Riches Or Fame
Smiley Monroe And Ruby
   
      No rating The Snake Song
Smiley Monroe
Label shot
A  
45-V-152  [45] 1957/Mar.
(Bb est.)
Maddin, Jimmie Non-pertinent Hey Roc
Jimmy Maddin
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B Bullet Jivin' LP 186 (#12)
      Non-pertinent I Love The Braves
Jimmy Maddin
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AA  
45-V-163  [45] 1957/Sept. 16
Bb pop rev.
Monroe, Smiley Pertinent Teen Age Doll
Smiley Monroe With Jay Scott Group
Label shot
(from Big H LP 79102)
45-V-163-X Bullet Big H LP 79102 (#16)
      No rating I Didn't Know
Smiley Monroe With Jay Scott Group
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45-V-163-XX  
45-V-169  [45] 1957/Nov. 4
Bb pop rev.
Stewart, Johnny No rating Rockin' Anna
Johnny Stewart
Label shot
(from Jim Jam LP 8996)
V-169X Bullet Jim Jam LP 8996 (#10)
      No rating Lorraine
Johnny Stewart
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V-169XX  
45-V-171  [45] 1957/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Barkle, Al No rating The Signal
Al Barkle With The Tri-Tones
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B  
      No rating Teen-age Angel
Al Barkle With The Tri-Tones
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A  
45-V-172  [45] 1958/Feb. 10
Bb pop rev.
Monroe, Smiley No rating All American Girl
Smiley Monroe / Vocal Backing: Jayscott Trio
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V-172X  
      No rating I've Got Somebody
Sherry Baldwin & Smiley Monroe / Vocal Backing: Jayscott Trio
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V-172-XX  
45-V-173  [45] 1957/Dec. 23
Bb pop rev.
Barkle, Al No rating Sputnik II
Al Barkle With The Tri-Tones
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(from 45)
X  
      No rating With This Ring
Al Barkle With The Tri-Tones
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XX  
45-V-180  [45] 1959/Jan. 26
Bb pop rev.
Allen, Dee No rating Boop Ditty Bop Bam Boom
Dee Allen With The Candletts
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V-180-XX  
      No rating It's Misery
Dee Allen With The Candletts
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V-180-X  
45-V-189  [45] 1959/Nov. 16
Bb pop rev.
Monroe, Smiley No rating Happy Happy Birthday
Smiley Monroe / Skylite Joe's Playmen
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(from 45)
XX Bullet Collector CD 4524 (#29)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2023 (#13)
      No rating Paul Bunyon Love
Smiley Monroe
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(from 45)
45-V-189-  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1979Big H 79102LPVintage Rock 'N' Roll Collector's Items, Vol. 2
1982Jivin' (Belgium) 183LP14 Great All-Time Jivers, Vol. 2
1983Jivin' (Belgium) 186LPJive! Jive! Jive!
1988Esoldun (France) RR 2023LPRare Rock-A-Billy Boppin'
1994Jim Jam (Netherlands) 8996LPRebel Rockabilly Rock, Vol. 6
2008GVC 2018CDHollywood Hep Cats
2009Buffalo Bop (Germany) BbC-D 55191CDPlay It Cool
2014Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16946CDThe Other Side Of Bakersfield, Vol. 1
year?Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4524CDRock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 15
Relic 7047CDCome On


Acknowledgments:  Andrew Bohan, Scott Cheesebrew, Udo Frank, Andy Gallagher, Adam Komorowski, Gerd Miller, Dean Craige Morris, Gary Myers, Michel Proost, Mike Smyth, The Hound, Bjorn Witlox, highnumbers


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