Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Harvey Boys - Honeystrollin' b/w Tug-A-Boat (1958)

There's not much information available out there about The Harvey Boys, but I like this pleasantly generic-sounding old 45.

It sounds sort of like something that Beaver Cleaver would have thrown on his portable record player while he was doing homework.

Archie Bleyer founded the Cadence record label around 1953. It began almost solely as a venue for
Julius La Rosa's music, but picked up several other popular artists within a couple of years.

Listen to:
The Harvey Boys (orch. conducted by Archie Bleyer) -
Honeystrollin'

(Cadence Records 45, 1958)
(click for audio)

This single was in pretty fine company on Cadence when it was issued in '58; It followed immediately after The Chordettes' hit 'Lollipop', and it directly preceded Link Wray's classic instrumental, 'Rumble', and the Everly Brothers #1 45 release of 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' b/w 'Claudette'.

If this Harvey Boys effort failed to chart, I'd have to guess the blow was softened by the sales of those others...

(info via a Cadence discography at Both Sides Now.)

- For a bit more background on Archie Bleyer, please click over to my previous post: Janette Davis - 'Hold The Phone'








Listen to:
The Harvey Boys (orch. conducted by Archie Bleyer) -
Tug-A-Boat

(Cadence Records 45, 1958)
(click for audio)

1 comment:

Devil Dick said...

nice, sounds a little bit like buddy knox or maybe a watered down freddie cannon. cool.

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