The Jet Tones


The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · 21 Aug 1959, Fri · Main Edition · Page 19 | tc578

Rocky Olson and The Jet Tones

The Jet Tones were a group from Ohio who made some recordings of rockabilly music in the late 1950s for a variety of labels, including Chess. Other than Brian “Rocky” Olson, band members remain unknown.

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Bobby Cisco


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Rockabilly singer and composer Bobby Cisco, known as the Singing Farm Boy, was born Robert W. Sisco in Bolivar, Tennessee, on 24 August, 1932 and died in Munster, Indiana on 17 July 2005. His only Chess release was Go Go Go/Tall dark and handsome man, issued on US Chess 1650 in 1957.

Jackie Cannon

Jackie Cannon was a country-rock and roll singer who made two recordings in the early 1960s, then faded into obscurity. Cannon was born in 1939 in Palmer, Tennessee. Her first record was made for the small Chan label in Oklahoma and was quickly leased to Chess for national distribution. No photograph of Jackie Cannon has been located.

Mel Robbins – Save it/To know you

The Chess UK Singles – One by One

Country singer Mel Robbins’ “Save it” was first released in the UK on London HLM 8966 in October 1959. No chart data available.

Dick Glasser


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Richard Eugene “Dick” Glasser (aka Dick Lory) was born on December 8, 1934 and died of lung cancer on July 10, 2000. He was a singer, a songwriter and a record producer, and recorded a number of singles for the Chess Argo label, some under his own name and some as “Dickie and the Gees”. In 1960 he became head of Metric Music for Liberty Records. In the mid 1960s he became a senior record producer for Warner Brothers/Reprise, producing some albums by The Everly Brothers and others. He then moved to a senior production role at MGM Records.

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