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Tops (Calif.)

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

Owned by Carl Doshay and Sam Dickerman.


Original Releases

Number Date & Source Name Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
LP cut  [LP]  
 
LaBeff, Tommy No 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)
45-S53  [45 EP]
Top Hit Tunes
Cover shot
 
 
Ryan, Johnny Pertinent Hot Rod Lincoln
Johnny Ryan
Label shot
(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
   
45-R243-49 [45 EP]  
 
Sandy, Bob No rating Go, Boy, Go
Bob Sandy
Label shot
(from EP)
B  
      No rating I Always Get A Souvenir
Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers
B  
      No rating Looking Back To See
Gayle Larson - Bob Sandy
Label shot
A  
      No rating Honky Tonk Girl
Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers
A  
R244X45-49 [45 EP]  
 
Howard, Rusty Borderline Hep Cat Baby
Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
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  
45-R251-49 [45 EP]  
 
Sandy, Bob No rating If You Ain't Lovin'
Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
(from 45)
A  
      No rating I've Been Thinking
Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers
A  
      No rating Kisses Don't Lie
Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
B  
      No rating Loose Talk
Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers
B  
263  [78]  
 
Sandy, Bob No rating I'm Movin' On
Bob Sandy And The International Cowboys
Label shot
A  
      No rating I'll Sail My Ship Alone
Bob Sandy And The International Cowboys
B  
45-277  [45 EP]  
 
Sandy, Bob No rating Hot Rod Race
Bob Sandy And The International Cowboys
Label shot
(from EP)
A  
      No rating Poison Love
Bob Sandy And Mimi Martel And The International Cowboys
Label shot
B  
45-R-278-49 [45 EP]  
 
Zeppa, Benn Joe No rating Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Benn Zeppa With The Four Jacks
Label shot
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  
R278-49 [78 EP]  
 
Zeppa, Benn Joe 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
Label shot
B  
      No rating I'll Be Home
Sandy Evans With The Four Jacks / Lew Raymond And Orchestra
B  
R279  [45 EP] 1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Jones, George Pertinent Heartbreak Hotel
Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys
Label shot
(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  
      Pertinent Blue Suede Shoes
Hank Smith
Label shot
B Bullet El Toro CD 106 (#10)
      Non-pertinent Yes, I Know Why
Rusty Arnold / The Nashville Playboys
B Bullet Starday LP 102 (#15)
45-R280-49 [45 EP] 1956/Feb. or later
(est.)
Jones, George Pertinent Blue Suede Shoes
Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys
Label shot
(from EP)
B  
      Pertinent Heartbreak Hotel
Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys
(from EP)
B  
      No rating Juke Box Baby
Bud Roman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra
Label shot
A  
      No rating Rock Island Line
"Scat" Benny With Rhythm Group
A  
R283  [78 EP]  
 
Sandy, Bob No rating Folsom Prison Blues
Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
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  
      No rating Blackboard Of My Heart
Bob Sandy
Label shot
A  
      No rating I've Got Five Dollars
Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers
A  
283  [45 EP]  
 
Sandy, Bob No 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
   
R288  [78 EP]  
 
Williams, Rusty No rating I Walk The Line
Rusty Williams / The Nashville Playboys
Label shot
A  
      No rating Crazy Arms
Hank Smith
A  
      No rating Searching
Betsy Green
Label shot
B  
      No rating I Take The Chance
Betsy Green And Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys
B  
288  [45 EP]  
 
Williams, Rusty No rating I Walk The Line
Rusty Williams / The Nashville Playboys
   
      No rating Crazy Arms
Hank Smith
   
      No rating Searching
Betsy Green
   
      No rating I Take The Chance
Betsy Green & Hank Smith / The Nashville Playboys
   
R289  [78]  
 
Cruthers, Scatman No rating Be-Bop-a-Lula
"Scatman" Cruthers
Label shot
A  
      No rating I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Johnny Carter With Rhythm Accomp.
A  
      No rating Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl
Betsy Gay
Label shot
B  
      No rating Allegheny Moon
Laurie Loman And The Toppers / Lew Raymond And Orchestr
B  
289  [45]  
 
Cruthers, Scatman No 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
   
R293-49 [78 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Just Walking In The Rain
Dave Burgess And The Toppers
Label shot
A  
      No rating Friendly Persuasion
Kirby Allen / Lew Raymond Orchestra
A  
      No rating You'll Never Never Know
Gene Merlino And The Toppers
Label shot
B  
      No rating Honky Tonk – (instr.)
Lew Raymond Orchestra
B  
293  [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No 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 – (instr.)
Lew Raymond Orchestra
   
R296  [45 EP]  
 
Jones, George No 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
   
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  
R296  [78 EP]  
 
Tyler, Johnny [2] No rating Singing The Blues
Johnny Tyler
Label shot
B  
      No rating I'm A One Woman Man
Jack Williams / The Nashville Playboys
B  
      No rating I've Got A New Heartache
Johnny And Jack / The Nashville Playboys
Label shot
A  
      No rating You're Running Wild
Johnny And Jack / The Nashville Playboys
A  
R297-49 [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave 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  
      No rating Mutual Admiration Society
Betsy Gay And The Toppers
B  
      No rating Garden Of Eden
Bobby Milano / Lew Raymond Orchestra
B  
R297-49 [78 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Singing The Blues
Dave Burgess / Lew Raymond Orchestra With The Toppers
Label shot
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
Label shot
B  
      No rating Garden Of Eden
Bobby Milano / Lew Raymond Orchestra
B  
R298X49 [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Love Me
Dave Burgess And The Toppers
Label shot
   
      No rating Slow Walk
Lew Raymond Orchestra
   
      No rating Banana Boat Song
Dave Burgess & The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra
Label shot
B  
      No rating Priscilla
Dave Burgess And The Toppers
B  
R299  [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No 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
   
R302X45 [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No 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
   
R304  [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No 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
   
R308  [78]  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Bye Bye Love
Dave Burgess
Label shot
A  
      No rating Around The World
Lew Raymond Orchestra
A  
      No rating Searchin'
Ralph Brewster And The Toppers
Label shot
B  
      No rating I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
"Scatman" Cruthers / Lew Raymond Orchestra
B  
308  [45]  
 
Burgess, Dave No 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
   
335  [45]  
 
Rhythm Rangers No rating A Full Time Job
The Rhythm Rangers / Vocal By Rusty Howard
Label shot
B  
      No rating Lady's Man
The Rhythm Rangers / Vocal By Rusty Howard
Label shot
A  
357  [45]  
 
Howard, Rusty Borderline No Help Wanted
Rusty Howard / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
(from 45)
  Bullet Chief CD 1156512 [1st] (#27)
Bullet White Label LP 2804 (#1)
      No rating The Death Of Hank Williams
Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
   
45-358  [45]  
 
Carpenter, Corky No rating A Fool Such As I
Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
B  
      No rating Your Cheatin' Heart
Corky Carpenter / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
A  
368  [78]  
 
Howard, Rusty Non-pertinent ( How Much Is) That Hound Dog In The Window
Rusty Howard And Dick James / The Texas Playboys
Label shot
A  
      No rating Orchids Mean Goodbye
Corky Corpenter / The Texas Playboys
B  
45-390  [45]  
 
Sandy, Bob No rating I Really Don't Want To Know
Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
B  
      No rating Release Me
Bob Sandy / The Rhythm Rangers
Label shot
A  
45-R403-49 [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Teen-Age Crush
Dave Burgess And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra
Label shot
B  
      No rating Too Much
Dave Burgess And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra
B  
      No rating Butterfly
Dave Burgess And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra
Label shot
A  
      No rating Who Needs You
Neil Hunt And The Toppers / Lew Raymond Orchestra
A  
R404  [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No 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
   
EP 45-R409-49 [45 EP]  
 
Burgess, Dave No rating Tammy
Jerry Case
Label shot
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  
45-R412-49 [45 EP]  
 
Glass, Dusty No rating Jailhouse Rock
Dusty Glass
Label shot
B  
      No rating Melodie D'Amour
Pat Greene And The Toppers
B  
      No rating Wake Up Little Susie
Andy Bennett And The Toppers
Label shot
A  
      No rating Silhouettes
Pat Greene And The Toppers
A  
45-R415-49 [45 EP]  
 
Sheldon, Jack No rating Peggy Sue
Jack Sheldon
Label shot
B  
      No rating Great Balls Of Fire
Pat Thorne And The Toppers
B  
      No rating Jo-Ann
Buddy Clark And The Toppers
Label shot
A  
      No rating The Stroll
Jimmy Priddy And The Toppers
A  

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1975Collector (Netherlands) CLS 2304LPSuper Rock 'a' Billy
1976Teenage Heaven (United States?) TH 676LPCountry Rockers, Vol. 4 - Rock It / George Jones
1979Baron (United States) 102LPEarly, Rare, & Rockin' Sides / Sleepy LaBeef
1988White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2804LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 4
1992Dragon Street (United States) 7822CDWhole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On
Kay GJ 20390LPRock It / George Jones
1993Texas Gold (Netherlands) TG 933CDThe Starday Story, Vol. 3
1994Eagle (Germany) 90115CDLet's Turn Back The Years / Sleepy LaBeef
1995Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156512 [1st]CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 12
2000Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 7751CD50 Early Rockin' Tracks
2007Collector (Netherlands) CLCD 4505CDRock & Roll Covers
2008Stock Car 101LPRockin' On The Race Track
year?Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15981CDSleepy Rocks / Sleepy LaBeef
Charly (England) CR 30181LPEarly, Rare, And Rockin' Sides / Sleepy LaBeef
El Toro ETCD 106CDCollectors Choice, Vol. 6: Boppin' Hit Parade
Starday (United States) SLP- 102LPHillbilly Hit Parade, Part 1


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


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