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Tops (Calif.)

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

Owned by Carl Doshay and Sam Dickerman.


 Records 1-161 of 161

Number Date Artist Image Title & Credits Matrix Comps
Tops (Calif.)  LP cut  [LP] 
 
LaBeff, TommyNo 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)
Tops (Calif.) 45-S53  [45 EP]
Top Hit Tunes
Cover shot
 
 
Ryan, JohnnyLabel shot
Pertinent Hot Rod Lincoln — Johnny Ryan
(from Collector CD 7751)
B Bullet Collector CD 7751 (#37)
Bullet Stock Car LP 101 (#15)
     No rating Hello Young Lovers — Dick Avalon B  
     No rating The Twist — Hank Henry And The Toppers    
     No rating Chain Gang — Jess Phillips And The Toppers    
     No rating Dreamin' — Bill Russo    
Tops (Calif.) 45-R243-49 [45 EP] 
 
Sandy, BobLabel shot
No rating Go, Boy, Go — Bob Sandy
(from EP)
B  
     No rating I Always Get A Souvenir — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers B  
     Label shot
No rating Looking Back To See — Gayle Larson - Bob Sandy A  
     No rating Honky Tonk Girl — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers A  
Tops (Calif.) R244X45-49 [45 EP] 
 
Howard, RustyLabel shot
Borderline 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  
Tops (Calif.) 45-R251-49 [45 EP] 
 
Sandy, BobLabel shot
No rating If You Ain't Lovin' — Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers
(from 45)
A  
     No rating I've Been Thinking — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers A  
     Label shot
No rating Kisses Don't Lie — Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers B  
     No rating Loose Talk — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers B  
Tops (Calif.)  263  [78] 
 
Sandy, BobLabel shot
No rating I'm Movin' On — Bob Sandy And The International Cowboys A  
     No rating I'll Sail My Ship Alone — Bob Sandy And The International Cowboys B  
Tops (Calif.) 45-277  [45 EP] 
 
Sandy, BobLabel shot
No rating Hot Rod Race — Bob Sandy And The International Cowboys
(from EP)
A  
     Label shot
No rating Poison Love — Bob Sandy And Mimi Martel And The International Cowboys B  
Tops (Calif.) R278-49 [78 EP] 
 
Zeppa, Benn JoeNo rating 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  
     Label shot
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  
Tops (Calif.) 45-R-278-49 [45 EP] 
 
Zeppa, Benn JoeLabel shot
No rating 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  
Tops (Calif.) R279  [45 EP]1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Jones, GeorgeLabel shot
Pertinent Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys
(from Texas Gold CD 933)
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  
     Label shot
Pertinent 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)
Tops (Calif.) 45-R280-49 [45 EP]1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Jones, GeorgeLabel shot
Pertinent Blue Suede Shoes — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys
(from EP)
B  
     Pertinent Heartbreak Hotel — Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys
(from EP)
B  
     Label shot
No rating Juke Box Baby — Bud Roman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
     No rating Rock Island Line — "Scat" Benny With Rhythm Group A  
Tops (Calif.) R283  [78 EP] 
 
Sandy, BobLabel shot
No rating 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  
     Label shot
No rating Blackboard Of My Heart — Bob Sandy A  
     No rating I've Got Five Dollars — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers A  
Tops (Calif.)  283  [45 EP] 
 
Sandy, BobNo rating Folsom Prison Blues — Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers    
     No rating What Would You Do (If Jesus Came To Your House) — Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers    
     No rating Blackboard Of My Heart — Bob Sandy    
     No rating I've Got Five Dollars — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers    
Tops (Calif.) R288  [78 EP] 
 
Williams, RustyLabel shot
No rating Crazy Arms — Hank Smith A  
     No rating I Walk The Line — Rusty Williams / The Nashville Playboys A  
     Label shot
No rating Searching — Betsy Green B  
     No rating I Take The Chance — Betsy Green And Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys B  
Tops (Calif.) 45-R288  [45 EP] 
 
Williams, RustyLabel shot
No rating Crazy Arms — Hank Smith 45-R288-49-A  
     No rating I Walk The Line — Rusty Williams / The Nashville Playboys    
     Label shot
No rating Searching — Betsy Green 45-R288-49-B  
     No rating I Take The Chance — Betsy Green And Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys    
Tops (Calif.) R289  [78] 
 
Cruthers, ScatmanLabel shot
No rating Be-Bop-a-Lula — "Scatman" Cruthers A  
     No rating I Want You, I Need You, I Love You — Johnny Carter With Rhythm Accomp. A  
     Label shot
No rating Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl — Betsy Gay B  
     No rating Allegheny Moon — Laurie Loman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond And Orchestr B  
Tops (Calif.)  289  [45] 
 
Cruthers, ScatmanNo rating Be-Bop-a-Lula — "Scat Man" Cruthers    
     No rating I Want You, I Need You, I Love You — Johnny Carter With Rhythm Accomp.    
     No rating Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl — Betsy Gay    
     No rating Allegheny Moon — Laurie Loman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond And Orchestr    
Tops (Calif.) R293-49 [78 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveLabel shot
No rating Just Walking In The Rain — Dave Burgess And The Toppers A  
     No rating Friendly Persuasion — Kirby Allen / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
     Label shot
No rating You'll Never Never Know — Gene Merlino And The Toppers B  
     No rating Honky Tonk — Lew Raymond Orchestra – (instr.) B  
Tops (Calif.)  293  [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveNo rating Just Walking In The Rain — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
     No rating Friendly Persuasion — Kirby Allan / Lew Raymond Orchestra    
     No rating You'll Never Never Know — Gene Merlino And The Toppers    
     No rating Honky Tonk — Lew Raymond Orchestra – (instr.)    
Tops (Calif.) R296  [45 EP] 
 
Jones, GeorgeNo rating Singing The Blues — an uncredited artist    
     No rating I'm A One Woman Man — an uncredited artist    
     No rating You're Running Wild — an uncredited artist    
     No rating I've Got A New Heartache — an uncredited artist    
Tops (Calif.) R296  [78 EP] 
 
Tyler, Johnny [2]Label shot
No rating Singing The Blues — Johnny Tyler B  
     No rating I'm A One Woman Man — Jack Williams / The Nashville Playboys B  
     Label shot
No rating 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  
Tops (Calif.) R296  [45 EP] 
 
Tyler, Johnny [2]No rating Singing The Blues — Johnny Tyler
(from EP)
B  
     No rating I'm A One Woman Man — Jack Williams / The Nashville Playboys
(from EP)
B  
     No rating 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  
Tops (Calif.) R297-49 [78 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveLabel shot
No rating 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  
     Label shot
No rating Mutual Admiration Society — Betsy Gay And The Toppers B  
     No rating Garden Of Eden — Bobby Milano / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
Tops (Calif.) R297-49 [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveNo rating 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 Mutual Admiration Society — Betsy Gay And The Toppers B  
     No rating Garden Of Eden — Bobby Milano / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
Tops (Calif.) R298X49 [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveLabel shot
No rating Love Me — Dave Burgess And The Toppers    
     No rating Slow Walk — Lew Raymond Orchestra    
     Label shot
No rating Banana Boat Song — Dave Burgess & The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
     No rating Priscilla — Dave Burgess And The Toppers B  
Tops (Calif.) R299  [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveNo 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    
Tops (Calif.) R302X45 [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveNo 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    
Tops (Calif.) R304  [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveNo 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    
Tops (Calif.) R308  [78] 
 
Burgess, DaveLabel shot
No rating Bye Bye Love — Dave Burgess A  
     No rating Around The World — Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
     Label shot
No rating 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  
Tops (Calif.)  308  [45] 
 
Burgess, DaveNo rating Bye Bye Love — Dave Burgess    
     No rating Around The World — Lew Raymond Orchestra    
     No rating Searchin' — Ralph Brewster And The Toppers    
     No rating I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter — "Scatman" Cruthers / Lew Raymond Orchestra    
Tops (Calif.)  335  [78] 
 
Rhythm RangersLabel shot
No rating A Full Time Job — The Rhythm Rangers / Vocal By Rusty Howard B  
     Label shot
No rating Lady's Man — The Rhythm Rangers / Vocal By Rusty Howard A  
Tops (Calif.)  335  [45] 
 
Rhythm RangersLabel shot
No rating A Full Time Job — The Rhythm Rangers / Vocal By Rusty Howard B  
     Label shot
No rating Lady's Man — The Rhythm Rangers / Vocal By Rusty Howard A  
Tops (Calif.)  357  [78] 
 
Howard, RustyLabel shot
No rating No Help Wanted — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers B  
     Label shot
No rating The Death Of Hank Williams — Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers A  
Tops (Calif.)  357  [45] 
 
Howard, RustyLabel shot
Borderline No Help Wanted — Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers
(from 45)
  Bullet Chief CD 1156512 [1st] (#27)
Bullet White Label LP 2804 (#1)
     Label shot
No rating The Death Of Hank Williams — Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers    
Tops (Calif.) 45-358  [45] 
 
Carpenter, CorkyLabel shot
No rating A Fool Such As I — Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers B  
     Label shot
No rating Your Cheatin' Heart — Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers A  
Tops (Calif.)  368  [78] 
 
Howard, RustyLabel shot
Non-pertinent ( How Much Is) That Hound Dog In The Window — Rusty Howard And Dick James / The Texas Playboys A  
     No rating Orchids Mean Goodbye — Corky Corpenter / The Texas Playboys B  
Tops (Calif.) 45-390  [45] 
 
Sandy, BobLabel shot
No rating I Really Don't Want To Know — Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers B  
     Label shot
No rating Release Me — Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers A  
Tops (Calif.) 45-R403-49 [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveLabel shot
No rating Teen-Age Crush — Dave Burgess And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
     No rating Too Much — Dave Burgess And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra B  
     Label shot
No rating Butterfly — Dave Burgess And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
     No rating Who Needs You — Neil Hunt And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
Tops (Calif.) R404  [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveNo 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    
Tops (Calif.) EP 45-R409-49 [45 EP] 
 
Burgess, DaveLabel shot
No rating Tammy — Jerry Case B  
     No rating Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On — Dave Burgess / Lew Raymond Orchestra
(from EP)
B  
     No rating Send For Me — Norma Zimmer A  
     No rating Rainbow — Dave Burgess / Lew Raymond Orchestra A  
Tops (Calif.) 45-R412-49 [45 EP] 
 
Glass, DustyLabel shot
No rating Jailhouse Rock — Dusty Glass B  
     No rating Melodie D'Amour — Pat Greene And The Toppers B  
     Label shot
No rating Wake Up Little Susie — Andy Bennett And The Toppers A  
     No rating Silhouettes — Pat Greene And The Toppers A  
Tops (Calif.) 45-R415-49 [45 EP] 
 
Sheldon, JackLabel shot
No rating Peggy Sue — Jack Sheldon B  
     No rating Great Balls Of Fire — Pat Thorne And The Toppers B  
     Label shot
No rating Jo-Ann — Buddy Clark And The Toppers A  
     No rating The Stroll — Jimmy Priddy And The Toppers A  

 Records 1-161 of 161

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


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