Various ‎– George Goldner Presents The Rama Story - Classic R&B, Rock 'n' Roll, Doo-Wop, Rockabilly And Pop From A Legendary New York Label

Westside ‎– WESD 215
2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered


1-1 The Crows Gee
1-2 The Five Budds I Was Such A Fool (To Fall In Love With You)
1-3 The Five Budds I Want Her Back
1-4 The Crows No Help Wanted
1-5 Viola Watkins And The Crows Seven Lonely Days
1-6 Bert Keyes And His Trio* Be With The One You Love
1-7 Viola Watkins Real Fine Man
1-8 Bert Keyes I Was Such A Fool (To Fall In Love With You)
1-9 Lonnie Johnson (2) Will You Remember (The Answer To Tomorrow Night)
1-10 The Buccaneers (8) The Stars Will Remember
1-11 The Buccaneers (8) In The Mission Of St. Augustine
1-12 The Blue Notes (3) Too Hot To Handle
1-13 The Blue Notes (3) If My Head Could Only Talk
1-14 The Crows Untrue
1-15 Bert Keyes Write Me Baby
1-16 The Larke Sisters Gumbo Mambo
1-17 The Wrens (2) Come Back My Love
1-18 The Bells (6) What Can I Tell Her Now?
1-19 The Bell Tones The Wedding
1-20 The Valentines Lily Maybelle
1-21 The Wrens (2) Betty Jean
1-22 The Five Encores Readin', 'Rllin, 'Rithmetic Rock 'N' Roll
1-23 The Five Encores One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
1-24 The Continentals (12) You're An Angel
1-25 The Joytones All My Love Belongs To You
1-26 Rita Delmar Teenage Heart
1-27 The Wrens (2) C'est La Vie
1-28 The Valentines The Woo Woo Train
1-29 Jimmy Wright (4) 2.20 A.M.
2-1 Jimmy Wright (4) Move Over
2-2 Valli Hinton* Runaround
2-3 The Pretenders (4) I've Got To Have You Baby
2-4 The Four Chaps (2) Roll Over Beethoven
2-5 Mabel King Alabama Rock 'N' Roll
2-6 The Joytones Gee What A Boy!
2-7 The Harptones Three Wishes
2-8 Mabel King With The Royale Cita Chorus* Symbol Of Love
2-9 Bob Cornegie Stop Knockin' Rock 'N' Roll
2-10 The Valentines Nature's Creation
2-11 The Rainbows (3) They Say
2-12 The Pretenders (4) Lover
2-13 Little Billy Mason I Love My Baby
2-14 Bob Davis* And The Rhythm Jesters Hole In The Bucket (My Bucket's Got A Hole In It)
2-15 The Harptones On Sunday Afternoon
2-16 The Joytones My Foolish Heart
2-17 The Heartbeats A Thousand Miles Away
2-18 Alan Dean (5) The Memory That Followed Me Home
2-19 Patti Jerome Just As I Am
2-20 The Harptones Oo Wee Baby
2-21 The Heartbeats Wedding Bells
2-22 Little Billy Mason Thinking Of You
2-23 Roc La Rue And The Three Pals* Baby Take Me Back
2-24 The Valentines Don't Say Goodnight
2-25 Chuck Darty My Steady Girl
2-26 Chuck Darty Reluctantly
2-27 Don "Red" Roberts Only One
2-28 The Heartbeats Everybody's Somebody's Fool
2-29 The Dorrell Sisters One Foolish Mistake
2-30 The Cleftones Leave My Woman Alone
2-31 The Cleftones Vacation In The Mountains

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Printed on back cover: Rama was the first of maverick producer/entrepreneur George Goldner's labels to make it's mark on Rock 'N' Roll. In three years the label produced and released many classics, including many of the defining moments in Doo-Wop - such as the track cited as the genre's first, "Gee" by The Crows. This 2CD set gives a comprehensive overview of the label's output and sets the scene for Westside's future anthologies of Goldner's other golden labels of the 1950's...

Made in England.

Tracks 1-13, 2-9 are previously unissued
Tracks 2-30, 2-31 released as Herbie Cox

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 14475 03215 4
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Rights Society: mcps
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DISCTRONICS S WESD 215 ONE 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DISCTRONICS S WESD 215 TWO 02
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L501
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 8714
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 8723