CHAN ROMERO





SINGLES

DEL-FI 4119 CHAN ROMEROThe Hippy Hippy Shake / If I Had A Way
(also available as a later re-pressing with picture sleeve)
7/1959 US 
COLUMBIA DB 4341 CHAN ROMEROThe Hippy Hippy Shake / If I Had A Way1959 UK
DEL-FI 4126 CHAN ROMEROI Don't Care Now / My Little Ruby11/1959 US 
APEX 76639 CHAN ROMEROI Don't Care Now / My Little Ruby1959 CAN 
COLUMBIA DB 4405 CHAN ROMEROI Don't Care Now / My Little Ruby1960 UK
LIVING LEGEND ? CHAN ROMERO WITH THE BACK STREET DODGERS Quicksand / Bulldog1964 US
CHALLENGE 59285 CHAN ROMEROThe Funniest Things / It's Not Fair5/1965 US
PHILIPS 40391 CHAN ROMEROHumpy Bumpy / A Man Can't Dog A Woman1966 US
COLLECTABLES 3945  CHAN ROMEROThe Hippy Hippy Shake / (reverse by Ritchie Valens: Ooh My Head)19?? US

In addition, Chan Romero worked later with his gospel-soul group (probably titled Faith, Hope & Glory) and recorded for his own Warrior Records. (Note: Romero's Warrior label [700 series] is not to be confused with Warrior Records of San Antonio, Texas [500 series] or Hollywood, California [1500 series]. There was also a psych-rock label of the same name operating in the 1960's [100 series].)

Chan Romero was also a onetime member of rock'n'roll combo Rodney & the Blazers (led by Rodney Lay Sr. and Bob York). The group recorded several 45's for Kampus and Dore labels but apparently without Chan Romero's involvement. Nevertheless, one of their releases ("Little Orphan Annie" / "It's All Over But The Crying") was issued around June 1962 on Chan Records (#110) which obviously refers to Chan Romero.




ALBUMS

WARRIOR TUNES WHT 13498 ROCKIN' FROM THE 50S THROUGH THE 90S  (LP)
The Hippy Hippy Shake / I Don't Care Now / I Want Some More / My Little Ruby / So Much / The Rooster / The Rooster, Part 2 (instr.) / California Earthquake / Xavies Song / Country Sunshine / Happy Country Song / On The Street
1993 US 
WARRIOR RECORDS - 50'S FLASH BACK  (CD)
I Don't Want You Fooling With My Heart / My Little Ruby / I Don't Care Now / Love's Imitation / The Hippy Hippy Shake / Trying To Forget / I Want Some More / Thrill Me So Much / Drownin' In My Tears / My Love / The Wind
-- Dutch edition: Rockhouse ROCKCD 9501, 1996 --
1994 US 
DEL-FI DFCD 71251-2 HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE  (CD)
My Little Ruby / I Don't Care Now / The Hippy Hippy Shake / I Want Some More / If I Had A Way / Memories Of You Your Love / It's Not Fine / Rock House / My Angel / Hippy Hippy Shake (alt. version) / Baby Doll / Boppin' & Hoppin' / La Bamba / Playboy
1995 US 

In addition, Chan Romero recorded in late 2004 a new album titled 'Right Track' (produced by Billy Gardenas), featuring Mark Guerrero, Andy Tesso (The Romancers), John Perez (The Premiers), Willie Mondragon, Louie Durazo, Steve Alaniz etc. This CD is not yet available.



COMPILATIONS

DEL-FI DFLP-1210 V/A: DEL-FI RECORD HOP  (LP)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
-- reissue: Del-Fi DFCD 71210-2, 1995 US --
12/1959 US 
REDITA LP 104 V/A: ROCK & ROLL USA  (LP)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
1973 HOL
PAST 6/376 V/A: COME DANCE WITH ME  (LP)
The Hippy Hippy Shake / My Little Ruby
1976 GER
ROCKET 88 RLP 5002 V/A: RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 9  (LP)
My Little Ruby
197? AUS
ACE CH 63 V/A: THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES FROM DEL-FI  (LP)
The Hippy Hippy Shake / My Little Ruby
1983 UK
WHITE LABEL LP 8959 V/A: BUDDY HOLLY : HIS KIND OF MUSIC  (LP)
Walk'n And Talk'n
1990 HOL
ACE CDCHD 313 V/A: THE DEL-FI & DONNA STORY  (CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake / I Don't Care Now / I Want Some More / My Little Ruby
-- US edition: Del-Fi CD 9002-2, 1995 --
1991 UK
CLUB LP 007 V/A: GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL.7  (LP)
My Little Ruby / The Hippy Hippy Shake
1993 UK
CLUB LP 013 V/A: GRAB THIS AND DANCE, VOL.13  (LP)
I Don't Care Now
1993 UK
ACE CDCHD 446 V/A: RADIO GOLD, VOL.2  (CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
1994 UK
ACE CDCHD 489 V/A: THE RETURN OF THE DEL-FI & DONNA STORY  (CD)
For Your Love / If I Had My Way /The Hippy Hippy Shake / Rockhouse Party / Playboy / La Bamba / My Little Ruby / I Want Some More / I Want Some More (take 1)
-- US edition: Del-Fi CD 9003-2, 1995 --
1994 UK
EMPIRE SUPER DOUBLES 88543 V/A: ORIGINAL JUKEBOX HITS  (CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
1998
ACE CDCHD 702 V/A: LAND OF 1000 DANCES  (CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
1999 UK
ACE CDCHK 730 V/A: BABY, THAT IS ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
1999 UK
CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION V/A: PRE FAB! - THE ROCK'N'ROLL AND R'N'B THAT INSPIRED LENNON & MCCARTNEY  (CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
1999
RHINO R2 75704 V/A: LOUD, FAST & OUT OF CONTROL - THE WILD SOUNDS OF THE '50S  (4-CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
1999 US
TEEN BEAT TB CD 252 V/A: THE LIVIN' END  (CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
200? US
WARRIOR WR-7320-2 V/A: ROCK & ROLL SANTA CLAUS  (CD-EP)
Rock & Roll Santa Claus / It's Christmas
200? US
DISKY/ESSENTIAL COLLECTION 99953 V/A: TEENAGE IDOLS  (4-CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
2001
VARESE SARABANDE 066334 V/A: THE AMERICAN ROOTS OF THE BRITISH INVASION  (CD)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
2002 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Rumble 4/1992 | Blues News 5/2005

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