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Wheels, Brass Buttons And Beyond

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The lilting, almost wobbly sounding 'Wheels', by The String-A-Longs, a worldwide hit and multi-million seller in 1961, remains one of the most irresistible Instro's of the rock & roll era.

It inspired a raft of cover versions, a couple of which were also successful, notably Billy Vaughn, in the US and mainland Europe, and Joe Loss in the UK.

Ironically, the group became an Instrumental combo purely by accident, when their singer's voice failed him the day of the 'Wheels' recording session.

Indeed, they had already cut a couple of late 50s singles as regular rock & roll vocals, in their earlier incarnations as The Rock'n'Rollers and The Leen Teens.

This compilation presents all their Instro recordings as The String-A-Longs between 1960-62, as well as those earlier vocal 45s, plus a trio of sides by their occasional singer/full-time rhythm guitarist Keith McCormack, issued under his stage name, Bryan Keith.


  1. Name
  2. The Rock'n'rollers - For You
  3. The Rock'n'rollers - "Boy!" I Think It's Really Love
  4. The Leen Teens - So Shy
  5. The Leen Teens - Dream Around You
  6. Tell The World
  7. Wheels
  8. Am I Asking Too Much?
  9. For My Angel
  10. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  11. Sentimental Journey
  12. Perfidia
  13. Panic Button
  14. Torquay
  15. Red River Twist
  16. Bulldog
  17. Harbor Lights
  18. Nearly Sunrise
  19. Walk Don't Run
  20. Save The Last Dance For Me
  21. Brass Buttons
  22. Should I?
  23. Take A Minute
  24. Mina Bird
  25. Scottie
  26. Twistwatch
  27. Sunday (Salve Regina)
  28. My Blue Heaven
  29. Spinnin' My Wheels
  30. Matilda
  31. Replica
  32. Summertime
  33. Happy Melody
  34. Heartaches
  35. Bryan Keith - Exit Love
  36. Bryan Keith - Always Heartaches
  37. Bryan Keith - Mean Woman
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