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Product Code: LAT8139
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Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show
(Brunswick Records  1956  LAT8139)
UK Pressing

Flipback Sleeve in Excellent condition
- some wear to edges/corners

Vinyl in Excellent+ condition
(there are quite a few surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles)

Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981. The band was also known as Bill Haley and the Comets and Bill Haley's Comets (and variations thereof). From late 1954 to late 1956, the group placed nine singles in the Top 20, one of those a number one and three more in the Top Ten.

Bandleader Bill Haley had previously been a country music performer; after recording a country and western-styled version of "Rocket 88", a rhythm and blues song, he changed musical direction to a new sound which came to be called rock and roll.

Although several members of the Comets became famous, Bill Haley remained the star. With his spit curl and the band's matching plaid dinner jackets and energetic stage behavior, many fans consider them to be as revolutionary in their time as the Beatles were a decade later.

Following Haley's death, no fewer than seven different groups have existed under the Comets name, all claiming (with varying degrees of authority) to be the continuation of Haley's group. As of the end of 2014, four such groups were still performing in the United States and internationally.

Rock 'n Roll Stage Show is the fourth album of rock and roll music by Bill Haley and His Comets. Released by Decca Records in August 1956 it was the group's first album to include new, as opposed to previously released material. And although the album spawned several singles, it also featured several album-only tracks.

Of the released singles, "Rudy's Rock" reached no.34 on Billboard and no.38 on Cashbox, "Hot Dog Buddy Buddy" reached no.36 on Cashbox, and "Rockin Thru the Rye" reached no.39 on Cashbox.

Track listing

  1. "Calling All Comets" (Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rudy Pompilli)
  2. "Rockin' Thru the Rye" (Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra)
  3. "A Rockin' Little Tune" (Johnny Grande, Billy Williamson)
  4. "Hide and Seek" (Paul Winley, Ethel Byrd)
  5. "Hey Then, There Now" (Rudy Pompilli, Ralph Jones)
  6. "Goofin' Around" (Franny Beecher, Johnny Grande)
  7. "Hook, Line and Sinker" (Bill Haley, Edward A. Khoury, Ronnie Bonner)
  8. "Rudy's Rock" (Bill Haley, Rudy Pompilli)
  9. "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" (Milt Gabler, Denver Darling, Vaughn Horton)
  10. "Blue Comet Blues" (Franny Beecher, Al Rex)
  11. "Hot Dog Buddy Buddy" (Bill Haley)
  12. "Tonight's the Night" (Bill Haley, Catherine Cafra)


  • Bill Haley – rhythm guitar, vocals on 2 7 9 11
  • Franny Beecher – lead guitar, vocal on 5 12
  • Billy Williamson – steel guitar, vocal on 4 5 12
  • Johnny Grande – piano, accordion on 3
  • Al Rex – bass, vocal on 5 12
  • Ralph Jones – drums
  • Rudy Pompilli - tenor saxophone

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