TROY DODDS





SINGLES

PENT HOUSE 45-0101  Down In Tennessee / (Let's Do It Again) Anniversary Twist 1962 US
WARNER BROS. 5309  Down In Tennessee / (Let's Do It Again) Anniversary Twist1962 US
PENTHOUSE 1001 Rise Up And Walk / She's Found A New Love1962 US
BEECHWOOD B-201 The Earthquake / The Bossa Nova Cha Cha Cha1964 US
BAYTOWN B-4001 Trying To Find My Baby / Earthquake1964 US
DAYTONA D-2101 Count Of Love / I'm So In Love With You1965 US
DAYTONA D-2101 Count Of Love / Don't Stop Jenny1965 US
EL CAMINO 701 The Real Thing / Try My Love1966 US 

Additional notes: Some sources list "She's Found A New Love" as released also on Penthouse 1003 which is most likely unaccurate. Another 1962 release with the same serial number (Penthouse P 1003) by Maxine Jones ("I Forgot More" / "A Little Bit Of Heartache") is on a different record label located in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 45rpm release Mr. Cee MC 100 by The Uniques, issued in c. 1960 and produced by "Miracle Workers" for Miracle Enterprises, feature the b-side "Bossa Nova Cha Cha Cha" written by Troy Dodds (the a-side "Look At Me" being written by Jesse "Ozz" Osborne of Ozz & The Sperlings fame, the lead singer of The Uniques). It's not documented if Dodds was also a member of the group. Mr. Cee label, ran by a San Francisco musician and producer Frank Jones, released also a few other obscure 45's by local acts such as The Casual Crescendos and Jackie Lamont, all with a possible Troy Dodds connection.

During the late 1950's, Troy Dodds was singing with The Halos (also featuring e.g. Clement Briellard of The Magicians), not to be confused with The Halos of The Bronx, New York (feat. Al Cleveland, J.R. Bailey/Phil Johnson, Harold Johnson and Arthur Crier) that first recorded under the name The Craftys in 1960 and had a Billboard Hot 100 hit (#25) with "Nag" in 1961.

In 1966, Dodds formed his own company Golden Gate Disk, funded by basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, then a member of the Golden State Warriors. Dodds' last solo single on El Camino label was released through Golden Gate Disk. Soon after, Dodds subsequently disappeared, never to be heard from again.





COMPILATIONS

GOLDMINE SOUL SUPPLY GSCD 39 V/A: THE NORTHERN SOUL OF L.A., VOLUME 2  (CD)
Try My Love
1994 UK
NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS LTD (NMC)/BURNING AIRLINES #PILOT 135 V/A: KEEP THE FAITH - THE CREAM OF RARE SOUL  (2-CD)
Try My Love
2001
KENT CDKEND 271 V/A: HITSVILLE WEST - SAN FRANCISCO'S UPTOWN SOUL  (CD)
The Earthquake
2007 UK
BLUE MOUNTAIN BMCD008 V/A: WALKIN' THAT WALK, VOLUME 5 - THE SOULFUL SIDE OF R&B  (CD)
Count Of Love
200?
KENT CDKEND 338 V/A: NORTHERN SOUL'S CLASSIEST RARITIES, VOL.4  (CD)
Try My Love
2010 UK
CRYSTAL BALL CB-1086CD V/A: RAREST OF THE RARE - MEMORIES OF DAYS GONE BY, VOLUME 16  (CD)
Count Of Love
2010
KENT CDKEND 368 V/A: MOD JAZZ FOREVER  (CD)
The Real Thing
2012 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The R&B Indies 1 (Bob McGrath, 2005) | The R&B Indies 2 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | Kent CDKEND 271 (album sleeve notes) | Kent CDKEND 338 (album sleeve notes)

Online sources: www.discogs.com/artist/Troy+Dodds | www.popsike.com | www.cddoowop.com | www.vinylsearcher.com/artists/troy-dodds | www.youtube.com | www.soulfulkindamusic.net/tdodds.htm | www.bim-bam.com | www.soulsides.co.uk/unknown/PENTHOUSE.htm | rateyourmusic.com/artist/troy_dodds | www.allmusic.com/artist/troy-dodds-mn0002070735 | http://www.northernsouldirect.co.uk

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