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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  1956/Oct. 27
Bb r&b rev.
Monroe, Smiley No rating Wigwam Wigwop — Smiley Monroe    
      No rating Paul Bunyon Love — Smiley Monroe   Bullet Collector CD 4524 (#23)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2023 (#12)
45-V-139  1956/Sept. 22
Bb pop rev.
Bee Jee & The Living Dolls No rating Too Young Blues — Bee Jee & The Living Dolls    
      No rating Teen-Age Waltz — Bee Jee & The Living Dolls    
45-V-143  1956/Nov. 24
Bb r&b rev.
Thomason, Jimmy Pertinent Label shot Big Wheel — Jimmy Thomason B  
      Pertinent Label shot Now Hear This — Jimmy Thomason A Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55191 (#3)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#28)
Bullet Jivin' LP 183 (#11)
Bullet Relic CD 7047 (#25)
45-V-149  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 And Ruby    
45-V-163  1957/Sept. 16
Bb pop rev.
Monroe, Smiley Pertinent Label shot Song sample Teen Age Doll — Smiley Monroe With Jay Scott Group 45-V-163-X Bullet Big H LP 79102 (#16)
      No rating Label shot I Didn't Know — Smiley Monroe With Jay Scott Group 45-V-163-XX  
45-V-169  1957/Nov. 4
Bb pop rev.
Stewart, Johnny No rating Label shot Song sample Rockin' Anna — Johnny Stewart V-169X Bullet Jim Jam LP 8996 (#10)
      No rating Label shot Lorraine — Johnny Stewart V-169XX  
45-V-171  1957/Dec.
(Bb est.)
Barkle, Al No rating Label shot The Signal — Al Barkle With The Tri-Tones B  
      No rating Label shot Teen-age Angel — Al Barkle With The Tri-Tones A  
45-V-172  1958/Feb. 10
Bb pop rev.
Monroe, Smiley No rating All American Girl — Smiley Monroe    
      No rating I've Got Somebody — Smiley Monroe    
45-V-173  1957/Dec. 23
Bb pop rev.
Barkle, Al No rating Label shot Song sample Sputnik II — Al Barkle With The Tri-Tones X  
      No rating Label shot With This Ring — Al Barkle With The Tri-Tones XX  
45-V-180  1959/Jan. 26
Bb pop rev.
Allen, Dee No rating Label shot Boop Ditty Bop Bam Boom — Dee Allen With The Candletts V-180-XX  
      No rating Label shot It's Misery — Dee Allen With The Candletts V-180-X  
45-V-189  1959/Nov. 16
Bb pop rev.
Monroe, Smiley No rating Happy Happy Birthday — Smiley Monroe   Bullet Collector CD 4524 (#29)
Bullet Esoldun LP 2023 (#13)
      No rating Paul Bunyon Love — Smiley Monroe 45-V-189-X  

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
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
year?Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4524CDRock & Roll With Piano, Vol. 15
Relic 7047CDCome On


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


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