CLAIRE, NANCY

Nancy ClaireHomebase: Kent, WA.
Stats: (b. 1943)
SEE ALSO:  1.) The Viceroys (Imperial #66058)

"NANCY CLAIRE"
by Peter Blecha
[Courtesy and copyright, 2013, HistoryLink.org]

Once upon a time in the Pacific Northwest, the region's early rock 'n' roll scene boasted but a few teenage female singers -- and of those first-generation rockers, it would be the Kent Valley area's own Nancy Claire who would become the most in-demand vocalist of them all. She was Northwest Rock 'n' Roll's First Lady. Between 1959 and 1965 she was spotlighted on countless teen-dance stages fronting most of the area's finest pioneering rock bands. In 1961 Claire was lucky enough to experience a thrill most musicians could only ever dream about -- she was "discovered" by a music biz bigwig who swept her away to Hollywood for recording sessions with famous studio players, and her first pop record, "Danny," became a No. 1 radio hit locally and scored airplay down the West Coast. Additional records followed on three other labels. After marrying and bearing two sons, Claire withdrew from the scene for a while before easing back onto local stages in the late-1970s -- precisely when a revival of interest in the Northwest's musical roots was revving up. She was eagerly welcomed back into the spotlight. Over the following decades Claire honed her blues skills with numerous fine bands and earned many new fans. [Complete essay Linked here.]

 

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MISC NOTES: Initial West Coast release of tunes later reissued nationally on Warner Bros. Records (WB 5298).

LOCATION:Hollywood, CA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Perry Botkin Orchestra
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR IT HERE] "Danny"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xu-OzhgQhY

HEAR IT HERE] "Y - E - S!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xu-OzhgQhY

Known Label Variations:
1.) A - B retail disc. Purple label background. Black numerals and lettering. 31 mm size font song titles.

2.) A-B retail disc. Purple label backtround. Black numerals and lettering. (blank) size font. song titles.

A-SIDE MATRIX: N80W 7985 R133 (stamped wax)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Randy Van Horn - Don Maye
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Moreno Music Inc. (ASCAP)

B-SIDE MATRIX: N80W 7986 R133 (stamped wax)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Jack Lloyd
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Moreno Music Inc. (ASCAP)

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:  R 135 (stamped wax) R - 135 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Pollack - Yellen
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Advanced Music Corp. (ASCAP)

B-SIDE MATRIX: R 136 (stamped wax); R - 136 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Ray Johnson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:  Moreno Music Inc. (ASCAP)

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LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Perry Botkin Orchestra
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Known Label Variations:
1.) A - B promotional disc. White top and bottom label with red band in middle. Black numerals, letters and logo Under song title, but over spindle hole PROMOTION NOT FOR SALE

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Van Horn - Raye
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Jack Lloyd
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MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Gerald Wilson Orch. / Perry Botkin Jr. Orch.
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Known Label Variations:
1.) A-B promotional disc. White label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY                        NOT FOR SALE

A-SIDE MATRIX: A369 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: A - 369
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Johnson - Claire
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Moreno Music Inc. (ASCAP)

B-SIDE MATRIX:   B369 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: B - 369
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Jack Lloyd
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Moreno Music Inc. (ASCAP)

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LOCATION: Hollywood, CA.
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Known Label Variations:
1.) A - A promotional disc."I'm Burning My Diary". White label with black numerals, letters and logo. PROMOTIONAL COPY   O    NOT FOR SALE

2.) A - B retail disc. Light blue label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.*

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B-SIDE COMPOSER: David Gillam
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