Bobby Day - Robins, Bluebirds, Buzzards & Orioles - The Bobby Day Story 1952-1962
Cat. no: JASCD1077
Release Date: 30th April 2021
The prolific, versatile Bobby Day enjoyed one of the more convoluted careers in R&B and R&R, singing with countless vocal groups and recording under many pseudonyms.
He remains perhaps best known for the original hit version of ‘Rockin’ Robin’, a million-seller for him in 1958 and a song subject to countless covers/revivals over the years. He also charted with ‘Little Bitty Pretty One’, ‘Buzz-Buzz-Buzz’, ‘Over And Over’, ‘The Bluebird, The Buzzard And The Oriole’, ‘That’s All I Want’, ‘Gotta New Girl’, ‘My Blue Heaven’ and ‘Gee Whiz’.
All are included on this compilation, which traces Bobby’s journey from his early 50s Jump Blues and Doo Wop outings to his subsequent solo career, across eight different groups, including The Hollywood Flames and Bob & Earl, and thirteen record labels.
A great many of these early sides are virtually impossible to find elsewhere on CD, making this a genuinely essential set.
Tracks: Cryin’ For My Baby (The Flames) / Go And Get Some More (The ? Marks) / Ride, Helen, Ride (The Hollywood Flames) / Cold Chills (The Sounds) / The Truth Hurts (Bobby ‘Baby Face’ Byrd & The Birds) / Wagon Wheels (The Original Turks) / Sweet Dreams (The Crescendos) / My Confession (David Ford & The Ebbtides) / So Long Baby (Bobby Day) / Looby Doo (Bobby Byrd) / Little Bitty Pretty One (Bobby Day & The Satellites) / You Made A Boo-Boo (Bob & Earl) / Buzz-Buzz-Buzz (The Hollywood Flames) / Beep-Beep-Beep (Bobby Day & The Satellites) / Bippin’ An’ Boppin’ Over You (Robert Byrd & Orch) / Honeysuckle Baby (Bobby Day) / Little Turtle Dove (Bobby Day) / Rockin’ Robin (Bobby Day) / Over And Over (Bobby Day) / When She Walks (Bob & Earl) / The Bluebird, The Buzzard And The Oriole (Bobby Day) / That’s All I Want (Bobby Day) / Gotta New Girl (Bobby Day) / Ain’t Gonna Cry No More (Bobby Day) / Three Young Rebs From Georgia (Bobby Day) / My Blue Heaven (Bobby Day) / Teenage Philosopher (Bobby Day) / Gee Whiz (Bobby Day) / I Need Help (Bobby Day) / King’s Highway (Bobby Day) / Slow Pokey Joe (Bobby Day) / Another Country, Another World (Bobby Day)