MISC NOTES: This recording was the first ever by the Wailers. Tacoma bandleader and operator of the New Yorker restaurant, Art Mineo, was acting as their unofficial manager / mentor and he arranged for the session. When the band had completed recording the tune, Mineo thought it needed something extra in order to become a hit. He ran down the street to a nearby bar and got a pitcher of water, and a tumbler full of ice, and returned. Then, they rolled the tape while he intoned into the microphone: "Eh goomba: How about a nice tall cool one?" in his thickest New York / Italian accent. He proceeded to also record the sound of water pouring into that glass of ice. This was then grafted onto the song as an intro. The band ended up re-recording the song as "Tall Cool One" in 1959 and it quickly became their first hit.
1.) Norton Records #085
RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson; Art Mineo (producer)
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: acetate instant reference disc made for the band's review
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