The Matadors – Vengeance will be mine

“Vengeance” by The Matadors was Sue Record USA’s first hit, and was made in 1957, in the then popular doo wop style of rock and roll.

I have not been able to find any details or photographs of this group, which may have been a local group in New York.

There have been a number of later groups also called The Matadors, this track is not by them.

This track features on the Ensign Sue music cassette “Maximum R&B” ENSUC 3.

Chart position data not available. Thought to be a local rather than a national hit.

Can anyone help, please.

Created 25 September 2016

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Lloyd Price

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Lloyd Price | CC Rider Blues | lloydprice.jpg

Singer, songwriter, bandleader, businessman, record producer and record company executive Lloyd Price was born on March 9, 1933 and rose to international fame in the 1950s with a string of hit recordings including “Personality” which is probably the most famous of his recordings. He was discovered in 1952 by Art Rupe of Specialty Records, and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” became his first successful record. In 1954 he was called up for national service. Between 1957 and 1959 he made his famous sequence of successful records for ABC Records.

He is associated with Wilson Pickett, Larry Williams, Little Richard and many others.

His recording “Such a mess” was issued on ILP 920, “50 minutes 24 seconds of recorded dynamite”.

Updated 23 August 2016

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ILP 977 – Various Artists – Guy Stevens’ Testament of Rock and roll

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ILP 977 Guy Steven’s Testament Of Rock ‘N’ Roll | guyrocknroll

Complete track listing: Ya ya – Lee Dorsey | Bony Moronie – Larry Williams | High blood pressure – Huey Piano Smith | Little latin Lupe Lu – Righteous Brothers | Rockin’ Charlie – Bobby Peterson | Like long hair – Paul Revere and the Raiders | Music City – The Pleasures | Sea cruise – Frankie Ford | Rocking Robin – Bobby Day | You can’t sit down Parts 1 and 2 – Phil Upchurch Combo | Little bitty pretty one – Thurston Harris and the Sharps | Baby let me hold your hand – Professor Longhair | Dance what you wanna – Little Richard | Fannie Mae – Buster Brown

Note: Sue LP issued with Island labels.

Track listing kindly supplied by Paul

Updated 1 April 2016

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ILP 917 – Huey Piano Smith and The Clowns – Rockin’ Pneumonia

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ILP 917 Huey Piano Smith and the Clowns | huey_piano_smith-rockin_pneumonia

Complete track listing: Rockin’ pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu Pt 1 |Pt 2 | Little chickee wah wah | Little Liza Jane | Just a lonely clown | Hush your mouth | Don’t you know Yockomo | High blood pressure | Don’t you just know it | Well I’ll be John Brown | Everybody’s whalin’ | Havin’ a good time | We like Birdland | Talk to me baby

Note: on the label, the LP was called “Having a good time”.

Track listing kindly supplied by Paul

Updated 22 September 2016

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