Rita Records - 1960-61
This label was formed by Roland Janes and Billy Lee Riley in 1960. They had a huge hit on their third release with Harold Dormanís ďMountain of LoveĒ which reached #21 on the charts. Dormanís composition was eventually covered by Johnny Rivers in 1964 which reached #9 and Ronnie Dove whose recording pegged out at #67 in 1968.
The actual recording for the label took place in the Hi Records studio in Memphis. Rita folded in 1961 and Janes eventually opened Sonic Sound on Madison Avenue in 1962.
Rita Records Discography-45 R.P.M.
Recorded in 1960
1001 Bill Hardy Funny Paper People/Rockiní at the Zoo
1002 Willy Willis San Antonio Rock/Cattywampus
1003 Harold Dorman Mountain of Love/To Be With You
1004 Jimmy Van Eaton Foggy/Beatnik
1005 Lightniní Leon Repossession Blues/Dark Muddy Bottom
1006 The Catalinas Ring of Stars/Wooly Wooly Willy
1007 Roland Janes Down Yonder/Beautiful Dreamer
1008 Harold Dorman Iíll come Running/River of Tears
1009 Gloria Brady Five Minutes More/Play Fair With Me
1010 Don Hosea John Henry/Misery
1011 Jimmy Angel Thatís Alright/Angel Tears
1012 Harold Dorman Moved to Kansas City/Take a Chance on Me
Recorded in 1961
1013 Billy Riley Too Much Woman for Me/Thatís What I Want
1014 Tommy Hawk I Thought About Living/Chief Sitting Bull
1014 Tommy Hawk RockiníAt the Zoo/Chief Sitting Bull
1015 Don Hosea Misery/John Henry
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