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Tops (Calif.)

Los Angeles, Calif.  [source: an original label)

Owned by Carl Doshay and Sam Dickerman.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 LP cut   
 
LaBeff, Tommy No rating The Ballad Of A Teenage Queen — Tommy LaBeff   Bullet Baron LP 102 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#9)
      No rating The Ways Of A Woman In Love — Tommy LaBeff   Bullet Baron LP 102 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15981 (#13)
Bullet Charly LP 30181 (#5)
Bullet Eagle CD 90115 (#9)
R244X45-49  
 
Howard, Rusty Borderline Label shot Hep Cat Baby — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers A Bullet El Toro CD 106 (#4)
      Non-pertinent Courtin' In The Rain — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers A  
      No rating This Is The Thanks I Get — Bob Sandy B  
      No rating You Can't Have My Love — Gayle Larson B  
R-278-49  
 
Zeppa, Benn Joe No rating Label shot Why Do Fools Fall In Love — Benn Zeppa With The Four Jacks A  
      No rating No, Not Much — The Four Jacks / Lew Raymond And Orchestra A  
      No rating A Tear Fell — Kathy Landon With The Four Jacks B  
      No rating I'll Be Home — Sandy Evans With The Four Jacks / Lew Raymond And Orchestra B  
R279  1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Jones, George Pertinent Label shot Song sample Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys A Bullet Collector LP 2304 (#17)
Bullet Dragon Street CD 7822 (#10)
Bullet Kay LP 20390 (#3)
Bullet Starday LP 102 (#16)
Bullet Teenage Heaven LP 676 (#8)
Bullet Texas Gold CD 933 (#30)
      Non-pertinent So Doggone Lonesome — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys A  
      Pertinent Label shot Blue Suede Shoes — Hank Smith B Bullet El Toro CD 106 (#10)
      Non-pertinent Yes, I Know Why — Rusty Arnold / The Nashville Playboys B Bullet Starday LP 102 (#15)
45-R280-49 1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Jones, George Pertinent Label shot Song sample Blue Suede Shoes — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
      Pertinent Song sample Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
      No rating Label shot Juke Box Baby — Bud Roman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
      No rating Rock Island Line — "Scat" Benny With Rhythm Group A  
R283   
 
Sandy, Bob No rating Label shot Folsom Prison Blues — Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers B Bullet Collector CD 4505 (#6)
Bullet El Toro CD 106 (#9)
      No rating What Would You Do (If Jesus Came To Your House) — Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers B  
      No rating Label shot Blackboard Of My Heart — Bob Sandy A  
      No rating I've Got Five Dollars — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers A  
R288   
 
Williams, Rusty No rating Label shot I Walk The Line — Rusty Williams / The Nashville Playboys A  
      No rating Crazy Arms — Hank Smith A  
      No rating Label shot Searching — Betsy Green B  
      No rating I Take The Chance — Betsy Green And Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
R289   
 
Cruthers, Scatman No rating Label shot Be-Bop-a-Lula — "Scatman" Cruthers A  
      No rating IWant You, I Need You, I Love You — Johnny Carter With Rhythm Accomp. A  
      No rating Label shot Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl — Betsy Gay B  
      No rating Allegheny Moon — Laurie Loman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond And Orchestr B  
R293-49  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Label shot Just Walking In The Rain — Dave Burgess And The Toppers A  
      No rating Friendly Persuasion — Kirby Allen / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
      No rating Label shot You'll Never Never Know — Gene Merlino And The Toppers B  
      No rating Honky Tonk — Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
R296   
 
Jones, George No rating Singing The Blues — an uncredited artist    
      No rating You're Running Wild — an uncredited artist    
      No rating I've Got A New Heartache — an uncredited artist    
R296   
 
Tyler, Johnny [2] No rating Label shot Singing The Blues — Johnny Tyler B  
      No rating I'm A One Woman Man — Jack Williams / The Nashville Playboys B  
      No rating Label shot I've Got A New Heartache — Johnny And Jack / The Nashville Playboys A  
      No rating You're Running Wild — Johnny And Jack / The Nashville Playboys A  
R297-49  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Label shot Singing The Blues — Dave Burgess / Lew Raymond Orchestra With The Toppers A  
      No rating A Rose And A Baby Ruth — Dave Burgess / Lew Raymond Orchestra With The Toppers A  
      No rating Label shot Mutual Admiration Society — Betsy Gay And The Toppers B  
      No rating Garden Of Eden — Bobby Milano / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
R298X49  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Love Me — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
      No rating Slow Walk — Lew Raymond Orchestra    
      No rating Label shot Banana Boat Song — Dave Burgess & The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
      No rating Priscilla — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
R299   
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Moonlight Gambler — Dave Burgess / Lew Raymond Orchestra    
      No rating Don't Forbid Me — Bobby Milano    
      No rating Since I Met You Baby — Scatman Crothers    
      No rating Gonna Get Along Without You Now — Wayne Sisters / Lew Raymond Orchestra    
R302X45  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Can I Steal A Little Love — Neil Hunt    
      No rating Knee Deep In The Blues — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
      No rating Marianne — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
      No rating Wringle Wrangle — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
R304   
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Party Doll — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
      No rating I'm Walkin' — Scatman Crothers    
      No rating Round And Round — Neil Hunt    
      No rating Little Darlin' — Lew Raymond Orchestra With The Toppers    
R308   
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Label shot Bye Bye Love — Dave Burgess A  
      No rating Around The World — Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
      No rating Label shot Searchin' — Ralph Brewster And The Toppers B  
      No rating I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter — "Scatman" Cruthers / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
 335   
 
Rhythm Rangers No rating Label shot A Full Time Job — The Rhythm Rangers / Vocal By Rusty Howard B  
      No rating It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels — The Rhythm Rangers / Vocal By Rusty Howard A  
 357   
 
Howard, Rusty Borderline Label shot Song sample No Help Wanted — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers   Bullet Chief CD 1156512 [1st] (#27)
Bullet White Label LP 2804 (#1)
      No rating Label shot The Death Of Hank Williams — Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers    
45-358   
 
Carpenter, Corky No rating Label shot A Fool Such As I — Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers B  
      No rating Label shot Your Cheatin' Heart — Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers A  
R403   
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Teen-Age Crush — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
      No rating Too Much — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
      No rating Butterfly — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
      No rating Who Needs You — Neil Hunt And The Toppers    
R404   
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Party Doll — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
      No rating I'm Walkin' — Scatman Crothers    
      No rating Round And Round — Neil Hunt    
      No rating Little Darlin' — Lew Raymond Orchestra With The Toppers    
EP 45-R409-49  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Label shot Tammy — Jerry Case B  
      No rating Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On — Dave Burgess / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
      No rating Send For Me — Norma Zimmer A  
      No rating Rainbow — Dave Burgess / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
45-R412-49  
 
Glass, Dusty No rating Label shot Jailhouse Rock — Dusty Glass B  
      No rating Melodie D'Amour — Pat Greene And The Toppers B  
      No rating Label shot Wake Up Little Susie — Andy Bennett And The Toppers A  
      No rating Silhouettes — Pat Greene And The Toppers A  
45-R415-49  
 
Sheldon, Jack No rating Label shot Peggy Sue — Jack Sheldon B  
      No rating Great Balls Of Fire — Pat Thorne And The Toppers B  
      No rating Jo-Ann — Buddy Clark And The Toppers A  
      No rating The Stroll — Jimmy Priddy And The Toppers A  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Collector (Netherlands) CLS 2304LPSuper Rock 'a' Billy
1976Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 676LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 4 - Rock It / George Jones
1979Baron (United States) 102LPEarly, Rare, & Rockin' Sides / Sleepy LaBeef
1988White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2804LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 4
1992Dragon Street (United States) 7822CDWhole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On
Kay GJ 20390LPRock It / George Jones
1993Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 933CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 3
1994Eagle (Germany) 90115CDLet's Turn Back The Years / Sleepy LaBeef
1995Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156512 [1st]CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 12
2007Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4505CDRock & Roll Covers
year?Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15981CDSleepy Rocks / Sleepy LaBeef
Charly (England) CR 30181LPEarly, Rare, And Rockin' Sides / Sleepy LaBeef
El Toro ETCD 106CDCollectors Choice, Vol. 6: Boppin' Hit Parade
Starday (United States) SLP- 102LPHillbilly Hit Parade, Part 1


Acknowledgments:  Marc Coulavin, Udo Frank, Andy Gallagher, Pasi Koskela, Bernd Kratochwil, Jerry Styner, eBay


Compilation & presentation © 2011, Terry E. Gordon This page generated on 07/22/2017

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