Fraternity Records, out of Cincinnati, was started in the early 50s by Harry Carlson, the director of a photographic studio. The first forty releases through the new imprint were mainly MOR titles, reflecting Carlson's late introduction to the music business. However by 1957 the joint had started to jump, and the wild, wild sounds of that rock'n'roll music were pounding out of the Fraternity office. A whole collection of cool cool cats cut sides for Fraternity-.-Dale Wright went top 40 in 1958 with the neat "She's Neat", Carl Dobkins Jr. rattled off two sides in Nashville with the Jordanaires, in between Decca singles, and of course Bobby Bare became Bill Parsons for the No. 2 sound of "All American Boy", featured here in an alternate take, as by the actual singer, Bobby Bare - confusing isn't it! Then again there was Sparkle Moore, representing that rarely heard breed, the wild wild woman of rock'n'roll. Two of her singles, "Rock-A-Bop" and "Killer" feature here alongside the unissued and decidedly weird "Flower Of My Heart." 20 tracks-7 previously unissued - in this good rockin' package of all American Midwest rock'n'roll.
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- 01 Preview Rock-A-Bop - Sparkle Moore With Dan Belloc And His Orchestra
- 02 Preview Flower Of My Heart - Sparkle Moore With Dan Belloc And His Orchestra
- 03 Preview Killer - Sparkle Moore With Dan Belloc And His Orchestra
- 04 Preview She's Neat - Dale Wright with the Rock-Its
- 05 Preview Take Hold Of My Hand - Carl Dobkins Jr With Lew Douglas & His Orchestra And Chorus
- 06 Preview Makin' Love With My Baby - Richard Turley With The All American Boys
- 07 Preview My Girl - Jesse Lee Turner With Luther Brandon & His All American Boys
- 08 Preview Absolutely Nothin' - Bill Parsons
- 09 Preview Try It No More - Gene Marcum
- 10 Preview That's Show Biz - Dale Wright
- 11 Preview That's Why I'm Asking - Carl Dobkins Jr With Lew Douglas & His Orchestra And Chorus
- 12 Preview Dance, Dance, Dance - Bill Parsons
- 13 Preview You're The Answer - Dale Wright
- 14 Preview Dis A Itty Bit! - Robin Hood Brians With Lew Douglas His Orchestra & Chorus
- 15 Preview Buddies With The Blues - Bobby Bare With The All American Boys' Orchestra
- 16 Preview Hand Me Down My Rockin' Shoes - Bill Parsons
- 17 Preview Teardrops From My Eyes - Jimmy Jeffers And The Jokers
- 18 Preview Jungle Bandstand - Bill Parsons
- 19 Preview Rubber Dolly - Bill Parsons & Orville Lunsford
- 20 Preview The All American Boy - Bobby Bare
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