HEIGHT, RONNIE

Homebase: Seattle, WA.
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Misc Notes: In 1955 Ronnie Height was a founding member of Seattle's first notable  teenage doo-wop group, the Five Checks, which also included future band-leader and the "father of the Northwest Sound," Dave Lewis. The Five Checks performed at many local shows including opening up concerts for touring R&B stars at the Palomar Theater. When Lewis (piano) and George Griffin (drums) decided to devote more time to forming the Dave Lewis Combo, Height split for Los Angeles where he was successful in launching a solo career. One career highlight must have been the "Giant Rhythm and Blues Stage Show" concert he did on May 3, 1957, with established headliners Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Junior Parker, the Medallions, Don & Dewey, Thurston Harris -- and Richard Berry, the man who would bring his song "Louie, Louie" to Seattle that September. In 1959 Height's quick cover version of "Come Softly To Me" by Olympia's Fleetwoods, nearly stole the hit away from them when LA radio began airing it instead of the original. Height's eventually peeked at Billboard magazine's #45, while the Fleetwoods' raced to #1. Height went on to record numerous additional pop singles, and was known to have continued performing at least as late as 2012.

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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1.) A - B Promo disc. Light pink label with black lettering, logo and numerals.
NOT FOR SALE  0  PROMOTION COPY

2.) A - B retail disc. Black label background. Silver numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 45 BSN - 12 (etched wax); 45 - BSN - 12 (label)
2.) 45 BSN - 12 (etched wax);  45 - BSN - 12 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) ^31127 (Ca. Aug., 1959)
2.) ^31127 (Ca. Aug., 1959)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: B. Stuart
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Pattern Music, In. (ASCAP)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 45 - BSN - 16 (etched wax); 45 - BSN - 16 (label)
2.) 45 - BSN - 16 (etched wax) 45 - LB - 21 (scratched out); 45 - BSN - 16 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) ^26580 - X (Ca. Dec., 1958/Jan. 1959)
2.) ^26580 - X (Ca. Dec.,1958 /Jan., 1959)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Al Furth - Al Perry - Joe Saraceno
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Warman Music (BMI)

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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1.) A - B promo disc. White label background. Black feather logo. White Dore. All other numerals and lettering black. NOT FOR SALE.
2.) A - B retail disc. Light blue label background. Black feather logo w/blue Dore. All other numerals and lettering black.

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A-SIDE COMPOSER:A. Furth - F. Perry - J. Saraceno
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:A. Furth - F. Perry - J. Saracano
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SPEED: 45 rpm
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1.) A - B promo disc. Pale pink background. Black numerals and letters. PROMOTIONAL COPY  -  NOT FOR SALE
2.) A - B retail disc. Bright pink/lavender background. Black numerals and letters.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.)  45 - BS
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1.) 45 - BSN - 1 (2)
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Steven Howard
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Al Furth - Harold Rustigian
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MISC NOTES: This disc was rush-released by Dore in an attempt to elbow aside the Fleetwoods' brand new hit, "Come Softly To Me." The plan failed.

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SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: A. Furth - F. Perry - J. Scaraceno
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Troxel - Christopher - Ellis
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone

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A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: August, l959
A-SIDE COMPOSER:B. Kalmar - O. Hammersteinn II - H. Ruby
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:August, l959
B-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Saraceno - H. Sustigian
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A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^34847 (March/April, l960)
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Juanita D. Gray - Robert D. Norton
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^34847 (March/April, l960)
B-SIDE COMPOSER:E.L. Alperson - j. Winn
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SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: B. Stuart
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Bob Vernoff
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SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^38082
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ronnie Height
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^38082
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Ronnie Height
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: "Back To Back Hits" reissue series

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Troxel - Christopher - Ellis
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