Vinyl Obscurities - 3
Continuing an occasional series on some of the more obscure records in my collection - this time three issued on Polydor in the mid 60s and two on Stateside.
1. Joey and the Continentals - Rudy Vadoo/She rides with me. Polydor BM 56520. Mint value: £85.
Joey (Porello) and the Continentals were a white doowop group from Cleveland who had a number of singles released in the US, but only one in the UK under that group name. Rudy Vadoo is a garage/freakbeat type rocker written by band member Gene Marotta, while the B side She Rides With Me was an excellent Brian Wilson composition. Released on the Claridge label in the US. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IywAsRsAhdQ 2. The G.T.O's - Rudy Vadoo/ She rides with me. Polydor 56721. Mint value: £75.
The Joey and the Continentals record had no impact in the UK, but the band changed their name to the G.T.O's (after their management company the General Management Organisation) and strangely it was released again under their new name shortly afterwards, also on Polydor. Once again it sank without trace.