[78-L] Bally Records info wanted
kil at roadrunner.com.invalid
Sat Sep 27 20:27:46 PDT 2014
Here are Bally's Top Ten Hits
10. I'LL WAIT - Betty Johnson - Bally 1000 - 1956
9. SONG OF THE BAREFOOT MAILMAN - Billy Leach - Bally 1039 - 1957
8. TO BE WITH YOU - Highlights - Bally 1027 - 1957
7. CLAY IDOL - Betty Johnson - Bally 1013 - 1956
6. ANGRY - Frank Pizani - Bally 1040 - 1957
5. 1492 - Betty Johnson - Bally 1033 - 1957
4. BUTTERFLY - Bob Carroll - Bally 1028 - 1957
3. LITTLE WHITE LIES - Betty Johnson - Bally 1033 - 1957
2. CITY OF ANGELS - Highlights - Bally 1016 - 1956
1. I DREAMED - Betty Johnson - Bally 1020 - 1957
From: Mark Bardenwerper
>> Anyone have information about a CHICAGO based label BALLY ?????
>> They appear to have produced pop/jazz titles on 78rpm late 40's (1000
>> series, B100 matrices) and on LP in the mid 50's (12000 series).
> The pinball machine maker Bally did indeed attempt to enter the record
> industry in the mid 50's. I think their aim was primarily in jukebox
> entertainment. That is why so many of them are now on the market (NOS
> product). They named Lou Breese as VP. That was in very early 1956. Lou
> recorded many of their offerings. Sparton was their Canadian partner; I
> am not sure of the exact nature of the connection, probably contractual.
> They had no really big hits, but Betty Johnson did "I Dreamed" in 1957
> which hit No. 9 on Billboard Top 100 in 1957. Other artists were Bob
> Carroll, Caesar Giovannini, Claude Bolling, David Bee & His Orchestra,
> Ted Weems, Thurl Ravenscroft and Win Stracke.
> Here's a more complete story
> No 78's, despite Wiki's claim.
> Nat Cole's brother Ike recorded here.*
Correction. There were some 78's. A bit surprised. See above article.
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