THE RIVIERAS





SINGLES

RIVIERA R-1401 California Sun / Played On1964 US
RIVIERA R-1401 California Sun / H.P. Goose Step
(a-side Billboard/pop #5)
1964 US
DELTA 3211 California Sun / H.P. Goose Step1964 CAN 
RIVIERA R-1402 Little Donna / Let's Have A Party
(a-side Billboard/pop #93, b-side Billboard/pop #99)  
1964 US
DELTA 3213 Little Donna / Let's Have A Party1964 CAN
W&G WG-S-1873 Little Donna / Let's Have A Party1964 AUS
VOGUE DV 14169 (p/s) Let's Have A Party / Little Donna 1964 GER
RIVIERA 1403 Rockin' Robin / Battle Line
(a-side Billboard/pop #96)
1964 US
RIVIERA 1405 DJ (promo)  Whole Lotta Shakin' / Whole Lotta Shakin'1964 US
RIVIERA 1405 Rip It Up / Whole Lotta Shakin'1964 US
LANA 136 California Sun / H.B. Goose Step1964 US
PYE 7N 25237 California Sun / H.P. Goose Step1964 UK
SONET T 7584 (p/s) California Sun / H.B. Goose Step1964 SWE
SONET T 7584 (p/s) California Sun / H.B. Goose Step1964 DEN
SONET T 7614 (p/s) Rockin' Robin / Battle Line1964 SWE
SONET T 7629 (p/s)   Rip It Up / Whole Lotta Shakin'1964 SWE
RIVIERA 1406 Let's Go To Hawaii / Lakeview Lane1965 US
RIVIERA 1407 Somebody Asked Me / Somebody New1965 US
RIVIERA 1409 Never Feel The Pain / Bug Juice1965 US
RIVIERA 1410 California Sun / Little Donna / Back In The Sun198? US
NORTON 45-088 Surfin' Fun / I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love2000 US




EP'S

COLUMBIA ESRF 1523 (p/s)  CALIFORNIA SUN BY THE RIVIERAS
California Sun / Played On / H.B. Goose Step / When The Saints  
1964 FRA 
SONET SXP 6064 (p/s)  CALIFORNIA SUN BY THE RIVIERAS
Let's Have A Party / California Sun / Little Donna / H.B. Goose Step  
1964 SWE 




ALBUMS

U.S.A. 102 LET'S HAVE A PARTY  (LP)
California Sun / Danny Boy / Twist & Shout / Little Donna / Church Key / Killer Joe / Let's Have A Party / Rockin' Robin / H.B. Goose Step / Keep A Knockin' / Oh, Boy / When The Saints
-- Australian edition: W&G WG-B-1881, 1964/reissues: Sonet-Grand Prix GP-9922, 1967 SWE/Voque LDV 17022, 1967? GER/Star-Club LP JAN 33-8034, 1989? SWE --
1964 US
RIVIERA LP-701 CAMPUS PARTY  (LP)
California Sun '65 / Hanky Panky / Tossin' And Turnin' / Somebody New / Money Honey / Bug Juice / Fortune Teller / Doctor Feelgood / Comin' Back Home / Church Key Part 2 / Louie Louie / Farmer John
1965 US
SONET/GRAND PRIX GP-9922 CALIFORNIA SUN  (LP)
California Sun / Danny Boy / Twist & Shout / Little Donna / Church Key / Killer Joe / Let's Have A Party / Rockin' Robin / H.B. Goose Step / Keep A Knockin' / Oh, Boy / When The Saints
1967 SWE
VOQUE LDV 17022 THE RIVIERAS  (LP)
California Sun / Danny Boy / Twist & Shout / Little Donna / Church Key / Killer Joe / Let's Have A Party / Rockin' Robin / H.B. Goose Step / Keep A Knockin' / Oh, Boy / When The Saints
1967? GER
REQUEST SOUND OF YESTERDAY CD 13510 CALIFORNIA SUN  (CD)
California Sun / Danny Boy / Twist & Shout / Little Donna / Church Key / Killer Joe / Let's Have A Party / Rockin' Robin / H.B. Goose Step / Keep A Knockin' / Oh, Boy / When The Saints / Let's Have A Party (single version) / Whole Lotta Shakin' / Rip It Up / Let's Go To Hawaii / Battle Line / Lakeview Lane / Money Honey / Bug Juice / Tossin' And Turnin' / Church Key Part II / Comin' Back Home / California Sun '65
19??
NORTON ED/CED-272 CALIFORNIA SUN - THE BEST OF THE RIVIERAS  (LP/CD)
California Sun / Danny Boy / Twist And Shout / Little Donna / Church Key / Killer Joe / Let's Have A Party / Rockin' Robin / H.B. Goose Step / Keep A Knockin' / Oh, Boy! / When The Saints Go Marching In / Played On / Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On / Battle Line / Rip It Up / Let's Go To Hawaii / Lakeview Lane / Tossin' And Turnin' / Bug Juice / Comin' Back Home / Fortune Teller / Church Key, Pt. 2 / California Sun '65
2000 US
NORTON ED/CED-278 LET'S STOMP WITH THE RIVIERAS (UNISSUED 1964 RECORDINGS)  (LP/CD)
Arizona Sun / I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love / Comin' Back Home / Sarah Lee / Johnny B. Goode / Rosie Lee / When You Look At Me Like This / I've Had It / Blueberry Hill / Let's Dance / Surfin' Fun / What'd I Say* / Mama Don't Allow* / Let's Stomp / Peggy Sue* / Cherry Pie* / Lakeview Lane / Do You Wanna Dance / Wild Weekend / Money / Shout* / Let's Stomp*  (*= cd bonus tracks)
2000 US




COMPILATIONS

ROULETTE SR-25293  V/A: 20 ORIGINAL WINNERS OF 1964  (LP)  
California Sun
1965 US
ROULETTE R-25338 V/A: K-BOX DUSTY DISCS  (LP)
California Sun
1966 US
DIAL LP 002 V/A: ROCKING FROM HOLLYWOOD TO GRONINGEN  (LP)
California Sun / H.B. Goose Step
1977 HOL 
STAR-SHINE 580-424 V/A: JUKE-BOX FAVOURITES, VOL.2  (LP)
Rip It Up
19??
A&M 3340/A&M 75021-3340-2 V/A: GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM (THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)  (LP/CD)
California Sun
-- cd reissues: A&M 163, 1991/Disky Communications 863822, 1996/Music Club International 539, 2007 --
1987 US
DUNHILL/DCC DZS-5030 V/A: BEACH CLASSICS  (CD)
California Sun
1988 US
RHINO R1/R2-70087 V/A: SUMMER AND SUN  (LP/CD)
California Sun
1989 US
RHINO R1-70190 V/A: FRAT ROCK, VOL.4  (LP)
California Sun
1989 US
PRIORITY 9715 V/A: THE BEST OF 60S SURF  (LP/CD)
California Sun
1990/1998
RHINO R2-75772 V/A: SON OF FRAT ROCK!  (CD)
California Sun
1991 US
COLLECTABLES COL-2510 V/A: HISTORY OF ROCK : THE ROCKIN' 60'S - WCBS FM 101  (CD)
California Sun
-- reissue: Collectables COL-4510 , 1997 US --
1991 US
ARCHIVE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS AIPCD 5021  V/A: PEBBLES, VOL.4 - ORIGINAL RARE '60S SURF/HOT ROD CLASSICS  (CD) 
California Sun '65
1992 US
RHINO R2-71229 V/A: SUMMER HITS  (CD)
California Sun
1993 US
ACE CDCHD 445 V/A: THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.2  (CD)
California Sun
1993 UK
ORIGINAL SOUND 8884 V/A: 21 ROCK N' ROLL HITS AT THE MOVIES  (CD)
California Sun
1994 US
DELTA/LASERLIGHT 35838 V/A: CHART BUSTIN' HITS  (3-CD)
California Sun
1994
DELTA/LASERLIGHT 12322 V/A: GREATEST HIT SINGLES COLLECTION  (CD)
California Sun
1994
GREASY LP 003 V/A: GREASY ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.3  (LP)
Little Donna
1995 UK
JCI JC-3106-CD V/A: SURFIN' SIXTIES - BABY BOOMER CLASSICS  (CD)
California Sun
1995
COYOTE 4014 V/A: SURFIN' 60'S - ROCK THE PLANET  (CD)
California Sun
1997
RHINO R2-75517 V/A: FRAT ROCK!  (CD)
California Sun
1998 US
MADACY 2640 V/A: ROCKIN' 60'S, VOL.1  (CD)
California Sun
1999
PLATINUM DISC 7762 V/A: ENDLESS SUMMER LEGENDS  (3-CD)
California Sun
1999
ACE CDCHD 1100 V/A: DEAD! THE GRIM REAPER'S GREATEST HITS  (CD)
The Death Of A Surfer
2006 UK

Recording line-ups:
1964: Marty "Bo" Fortson:vcl/rh.gtr, Joe Pennell:ld.gtr, Otto Nuss:org/pno, Doug Gean:bs, Paul Denner:dms
1965: Jeff McKew:vcl/rh.gtr, Jim Boal:ld.gtr, Otto Nuss:org/pno, Doug Gean:bs, Terry McCoy:dms


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Marko Suutarla | Guy Gardon

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | Music Master Price Guide For Record Collectors (Nick Hamlyn, 1991) | New Rock Record (Terry Hounsome, 1986) | The EP Book - Swedish Rock & Pop Pressings 1954-1969 (Roger Holegård, 2nd edition, 2009)

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