"Straight Flush" / "Young Blues"

SERIAL#: 2
DATE: 1959-05

MISC NOTES:

Bob Reisdorff: "Dolphin/Dolton's second group appeared in the early summer (spring) of 1959. They went by the name of the Frantics. The Frantics'  three "hits"  never made the top forty or, for that matter, even the top eighty."

(Liberty Records A History of the Recording Company and Its Stars, 1955 - 1971 Volume I  Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly pg. 74)

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5/59 "Straight Flush" charted on Billboard's Top 100

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LOCATION: Seattle, WA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Boles Custom Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Joe Boles

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Instrumental / Instrumental

Known Label Designs:

1PA .) NOTE: Based on available artifacts (discs) it appears that prior to distribution being picked up by Liberty Records there were no Dolton #2 black and white promotional labels. A pre-Liberty #2 promo disc was a light blue A - B (1RA) retail label with darker 1st three fish blue logo, numerals, etc. and the words PLUG SIDE rubber stamped by hand in darker blue ink on the "Straight Flush"  title side.

1PB.) A - B promo disc. lst three fish logo centered above spindle hole. White label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE to right of lowest fish nose.  Disc # center right of spindle hole: No. 2. Address 708 - 6th Avenue No. Seattle 9, Washington center arced  along bottom edge of label.  Distributed by Liberty Sales Corp. Hollywood, Calif.

1RA.) A - B retail disc. 1st three fish logo design centered above spindle hole. Light blue label background. Darker blue logo, numerals and lettering. Disc #  center right of spindle hole: 2 - 1, 2 - 2. Address:  708 - 6th Avenue No. Seattle 9, Washington center arced along bottom edge of label. No Liberty distribution wording.

1RB.) A - B retail disc. lst three fish logo design centered above spindle hole. Light blue label background. Darker blue logo, numerals and lettering. Disc # center right of spindle hole: No. 2.  Address:  708 - 6th Avenue No. Seattle 9, Washington center arced along bottom edge of label. Distributed by Liberty Sales Corp. Hollywood, Calif.

3RA.) A - B retail disc.3rd multi-colored three fish logo design center left center of spindle hole. Dark blue label background. Black numerals and lettering except Division of Liberty Records, etc. arced along bottom of label. Disc # center right of spindle hole: No. 2.

According to the Discogs web site, this label variation was released in 1962. If so, likely the  reissue  was to coincide with the Seattle World's Fair when The Frantics played "across the street" from the fairgrounds at Dave's 5th Avenue nightspot.

4RA.) A - B retail disc. 4th capital D logo  left center of spindle hole.Black and blue label background. Silver numerals and lettering. Vocal with Orchestra/Vocal with Orchestra

This design issue is a real puzzler. Release date is not known, but this capitol D fortmat first appeared ca. 11/65 (Dolton #313) and was used through the end of the label's 45  run (Dolton #327, 12/66 or 1/67).

[HEAR IT HERE] "Straight Flush"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwV__Hz1Vk8

[HEAR IT HERE] "Young Blues"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70K-KVGd4vU

 

"Straight Flush" album reissues:

1.) ????. Side one, track #2 on compilation album The Original Great Northwest Hits Volume I (Jerden JRS - 7001/JRL - 7001 - S)

2.)1976. Side one, Track #1 on compilation lp The History Of Northwest Rock Volume I (The Great Northwest Music Co. GNW 4003)

3.) 2004. Track #1 on CD album The Complete Frantics On Dolton. (Collector's Choice Music CCM - 463 - 2)

"Young Blues album reissues:

1.) 2004. Track #2 on CD album The Complete Frantics On Dolton (Collector's Choice Music CCM - 463 - 2)

 

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 - 2B (B scratched out) A - DO - 1 (etched wax); 2 - 1 (label)
2PA.) 45  DO  602  circled 2 (etched wax);DO - 602 (label)
1RA.) 45 - D -  2B - RE - 1 (etched wax);  None (label)
1RB.)  45 - DO 602 circled 2 (etched wax); Inf. DO - 602 (label)
3RA.) 45 - DO  602 (etched wax): DO - 602 (label)
4RA.) DO 602 (circled 1); (etched wax; DO - 602 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^27538 ( January/February, 1959 )
1PB.) ^ 28938 (April, 1959)
1RA.) ^28938 (April , 1959)
1RB.) ^28938 (April, 1959)
3RA.) ^28938 (April,1959)
4RA.) ^28938 (April, 1959)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Manolides - Peterson - Hosko - Schoning - Goodman
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.)  45 - D - 2A (etched wax); 2 - 2 (label)
1PB.) 45 - DO 603 circled 2 (etched wax); DO - 603 (label)
1RA.) 45 - D - 2A (etched wax):  None (label)
1RB.)  45 - D) - 603 (etched wax); DO - 603 (label)
3RA.) 45 DO - 603 (etched wax); DO - 603 (label)
4RA.) 45 0 D) - 603 (etched wax; DO - 603 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^26986 (January/February, 1959)
1PB.) ^28939 (April, 1959)
1RA.) ^28939 (April, 1959)
1RB.) ^28939 (April, 1959)
3RA.) ^28939 (April, 1959)
4RA.) ^28939 (April, 1959)
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Manolides - Peterson - Hosko - Schoning - Goodman
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone (BMI)