This disc was the second Dolton issuance of "Walk - Don't Run." The B-Side was changed to a band-written song, probably to save paying royalties to Johnny Smith the composer of the original B-Side song, "Home." Smith was already getting royalty payments from "Walk - Don't Run." In later years he would say something to the effect that The Ventures' "Walk..." financially set him up for life!!
"The McCoy" was an up tempo reworking of the instrumental track from The Ventures initial 1959 45 rpm outing which featured "The Real McCoy" b/w "Cookies And Coke" (Blue Horizon 100). "The Real McCoy" had been a novelty take -off on the then-popular television show The Real McCoys starring Walter Brennan. On the original Blue Horizon recording rhythm guitarist Don Wilson did voice impersonations of Brennan.
SPEED: 45 rpm
Label # on this disc = 25 X
Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail label. Light blue background. 1st three fish logo centered over spindle hole. Darker blue logo, numerals and lettering. Two dashes in "Walk -- Don't Run." Dist. by: Liberty Records Sales Corp. Hollywood, Calif. on three lines upper right of spindle hole. Disc # right center of spindle hole: NO. 25-X. Address: 622 Union St. Seattle 1, Washington U.S.A. Center arced along bottom edge of label.
1RB.) A - B retail label. Light blue background. 1st three fish logo centered over spindle hole. Darker blue logo, numerals and lettering. Two dashes in "Walk -- Don't Run." Disc # left of spindle: Np. 25X. Distributed By Liberty Records Sales Corp., Los Angeles, Calif. on five lines lower right of spindle hole. Address 622 Union St. Seattle 1, Washington U.S.A. Center arced along bottom edge of label.
[HEAR IT HERE] "The McCoy"
1RA.) DO - 649
1RB.) DO - 649
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) DO - 649 - 1 (etched)
1RB.) 45 - DO - 649 - 2 D3 (stamped)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Johnny Smith
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Forshay Music (BMI)
1RA.) DO - 670
1RB.) DO - 670
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) DO - 670 - 1 (etched)
1RB.) DO - 670 (etched) A2 (stamped)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Bogel - Wilson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Electron Cornerstone (BMI)