Bill Haley



Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:44 pm

Well,I saw that we only have a topic about The Comets and I think, Bill deserves one, too, starting with his first real big hit. Note that they hadn't a regular lead guitar back then.

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Re: Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:06 am


Great isn't it? From 1968 / Sweden, Nick Nastos on lead guitar.
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby tchr » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:09 am

Ulli wrote:
Great isn't it? From 1968 / Sweden, Nick Nastos on lead guitar.


Absolutely! So, wich version do you like best? Nick, Johnny Kay or Danny Cedrone?
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:28 am

Sorry, Tore, I didn't know there are versions of Johnny Kay and even Danny Cedrone available! When were they recorded?
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby tchr » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:25 pm

Ulli wrote:Sorry, Tore, I didn't know there are versions of Johnny Kay and even Danny Cedrone available! When were they recorded?


Guitar Boogie was a regular number used by Haley and the Comets. Johnny Kay, as you probably know, was the lead guitar player in the 60's (1962-1967), and a version of him doing guitar boogie was released on the CD "Bill Haley and friends vol.4 - Johhny Kay Tale of a Comet". The version is from a concert done at the Friedberg E.M. Club in Germany on Sept.4 1966. Danny Cedrone, as you probably know, worked only as a session musician for Haley from 1951 to 1954, and is most famous for his great solo in Rock Around the Clock, recorded in April 1954. Cedrone accidentally died in the summer '54. I don't know when Cedrone recorded Guitar Boogie Shuffle but it was released on CD a couple of years ago "Danny Cedrone - Guitar vituoso".
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:36 pm

Tore Christensen wrote:
Ulli wrote:Sorry, Tore, I didn't know there are versions of Johnny Kay and even Danny Cedrone available! When were they recorded?


Guitar Boogie was a regular number used by Haley and the Comets. Johnny Kay, as you probably know, was the lead guitar player in the 60's (1962-1967), and a version of him doing guitar boogie was released on the CD "Bill Haley and friends vol.4 - Johhny Kay Tale of a Comet". The version is from a concert done at the Friedberg E.M. Club in Germany on Sept.4 1966. Danny Cedrone, as you probably know, worked only as a session musician for Haley from 1951 to 1954, and is most famous for his great solo in Rock Around the Clock, recorded in April 1954. Cedrone accidentally died in the summer '54. I don't know when Cedrone recorded Guitar Boogie Shuffle but it was released on CD a couple of years ago "Danny Cedrone - Guitar vituoso".


Thanks a lot! Of course I know Johnny Kay and Danny, but didn't know that these versions were available. I will look for them and then I can answer your question ;-)
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby tchr » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:38 pm

Ulli wrote: Thanks a lot! Of course I know Johnny Kay and Danny, but didn't know that these versions were available. I will look for them and then I can answer your question ;-)


And then ofcourse you also have Beechers Boogie Woogie done by Frannie Beecher to be found on the CD "Vive la Rock'n Roll", recorded during a concert in Paris, France October 14th, 1958 8)
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:27 pm

Sure, I've got this one and also Fingers on Fire by Nick and different versions of The Beak Speaks, Goofin' Around and so on. But I've only had heard of this one available version of Guitar Boogie, so it's great for me to look for something, I didn't know 'til now. Do you have got Nick Nastos' steel guitar solo album?
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby tchr » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:04 pm

Ulli wrote:Sure, I've got this one and also Fingers on Fire by Nick and different versions of The Beak Speaks, Goofin' Around and so on. But I've only had heard of this one available version of Guitar Boogie, so it's great for me to look for something, I didn't know 'til now. Do you have got Nick Nastos' steel guitar solo album?


You will also find Fingers On Fire on the Danny Cedrone CD. I wonder were Nick got it from....
No, I don't have the steel guitar album by Nick. Any good? Do you know where to get it?
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:20 pm

Well, I've bought it in the '80s from a collector in Germany (Lothar Mackenbach) and never saw it again anywhere... It's called 'Guitars on Fire' and for my opinion it's a little shaky...like the Comets' song by Billy Williamson, few rockin' numbers only. The cover says 'Nick Nantos and his Fireballers, it's Mono, produced by Delta Records in 1964, but the lable on front says 'Fidelio ATL 4114'.
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:40 am

30 years ago on Feb,9.,1981 the Daddy of it all died.
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby thrund » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:05 pm

Today, 30 years ago - a loss!

http://jerryleelewis.org/cgi-bin/weblog ... php?p=1986
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby tchr » Sun May 22, 2011 9:29 am

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Re: Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Sun May 22, 2011 12:48 pm

Thanks Tore, no I didn't knew this article, though many mentioned things were well known and written in the Gardner book.
Very interesting, very rare photos, thx a lot!
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Re: Bill Haley

Postby Ulli » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:04 pm

Happy birthday, Bill! Enjoy a Scotch and a Pall Mall in heaven!
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