Friday, March 21, 2008


Meet the Majors ft Ricky Cordo

When I visited a few months back Cologne (Köln as they say) in Germany I bought a nice compilation album by the Majors. Discovered I had more on various compilation albums. Visited SoulfulKindaMusic which gives a discography. So I learned I also had to search for the Premiers and the Versatiles.
Found out producer Jerry Ragovoy was involved with this group. Ragovoy also co-wrote Garnet Mimms' Cry Baby and produced later on Janis Joplin. And did you know he wrote under the pseudonym of Norman Meade that great Rolling Stones song Time is on my side (amongst others) ?? I like this kind of info.

I made a compilation Majors ft Ricky Cordo - Meet the Majors 1962
01-Versatiles - Passing By _1958
02-Versatiles (Sonny Day & The) - Half Moon _1958
03-Versatiles (Sonny Day & The) - Speedillac _1958
04-Versatiles - Lundee Dundee _1960
05-Versatiles - Whisper In Your Ear _1960
06-Versatiles - Just Words _1962
07-Majors - A Wonderful Dream _1962
08-Majors - Time Will Tell _1962
09-Majors - She's A Troublemaker _1962
10-Majors - A Little Bit Now (A Little Bit Later) _1962
11-Majors - Come On, Come On _1962
12-Majors - I Wonder Who's Dancing With Her Now _1962
13-Majors - Your Life Begins _1963
14-Majors - Which Way Did She Go _1963
15-Majors - Tra La La _1963
16-Majors - Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) _1963
17-Majors - Ooh Wee Baby _1963
18-Majors - Come On Up To My Room
19-Majors - Laughing On The Outside, Crying On The Inside
20-Majors - You Ran Away With My Heart
21-Majors - Don't You Lose Your Cool
22-Majors - Lost In A City

If you check above SoulfulKindaMusic you will notice I miss some songs from their discography and ask for your help. If someone has the following please send them to me. Would be very grateful.
Premiers (members Robert Morris, Eugene Glass, Frank Troutt, Rick Cordo and Ron Gathers). I see quite a few mentioned in my DBase but don't know if that's this group. So would like to get some discography info.
Versatiles (members Idella Morris, Eugene Glass, Frank Troutt, Rick Cordo and Ron Gathers)
Atlantic 2004 - Passing By / Crying _1958
Peacock 1910 - White Cliffs Of Dover / Just Words _1962

Majors (members Ricky Cordo, Eugene Glass, Idella Morris, Frank Troutt & Ronald Gathers)
Imperial 5914 - Anything You Can Do / What In The World _1963
Imperial 5936 - Tra La La / What Have You Been Doin' _1963
Imperial 5968 - Get Up Now / One Happy Ending _1963
Imperial 66009 - Ooh Wee Baby / I'll Be There _1963

Any help will be very appreciated. Check the comments.

EDIT 2008_03_25. Thanks for the (private) comments so far. I will make an addition later on.

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I have some info for you:
"Lundee Dundee" and "I'll Whisper In Your Ear" are from a Ro-Cal single selection number 1002, issued 1960. Besides the Versatiles single, there is only a second known issue from the Ro-Cal label. It's "Tasty Lips" by Dexter Scott (Ro-Cal 1001).
Thank you for your wonderful blog, it is my favourite one.
Dear Jean,

Here are three of the songs you requested & some info on the Majors. As you can read, the Premiers didn't recorded any songs.


Much obliged.
Found myself also some other songs.
Will return later to this.
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