M I A M I   S H O W B A N D   D I S C O G R A P H Y

Year Side 1 Side 2 Label Cat. Number Notes
1963 There’s Always Me Boys Piccadilly 7N.35154 A. Miami’s interpretation of a ballad from Elvis Presley’s ‘Something For Everybody’ LP.
B. Great version of a rock ‘n’ roll song from The Beatles’ first album.
1964 I’m Yours Please Don’t Drag That String Around Piccadilly 7N.36185 A. Miami’s version of a ballad from Elvis Presley’s ‘Pot Luck With Elvis’ LP.
B. This was also on the B-side of Elvis Presley’s hit, ‘Devil In Disguise’
From The Candy Store On The Corner Twenty Flight Rock Piccadilly 7N.35202 A. Tony Bennett first released this as a single
B. An Eddie Cochran hit from 1957
1965 Just for Old Times’ Sake Me Not You Pye 7N.15729 A. Another dip into Elvis Presley’s ‘Pot Luck With Elvis’ album.
Round and Around Shake A Little Baby Pye 7N.15750
Every Step of the Way Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Pye 7N.15855 A. From a Johnny Mathis album
B. Chuck Berry song also recorded by The Beatles
I Left My Heart in San Francisco One by One Pye 7N.15891 A. Another Tony Bennett classic
Wishing It Was You Georgie Porgie Pye 7N.15977 A. Connie Francis sang the original in March 1965
B. Jewel Akens’ follow-up to his 1965 hit, ‘The Birds and the Bees’
1966 Buck’s Polka (instrumental) O Solo Mio (instrumental) Pye 7N.17006 A. An up-tempo guitar solo by Clem Quinn – Buck is country singer/guitarist Buck Owens!
B. On mandolin, the melody which with lyrics added, was a big hit for Elvis – ‘It’s Now or Never’
One Kiss For Old Time’s Sake Someone Told Me Pye 7N.17028 A. A country hit in USA for Ronnie Dove in 1965
Come Back To Stay Can’t Make Up My Mind Pye 7N.17063 A. Ireland’s entry in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest
Darling I Love You Suspicion Pye 7N.17206 B. Another Elvis Presley B-side from 1964. Brendan Bowyer recorded the A-side, ‘Kiss Me Quick’
1967 When You Cry To Whom It Concerns Pye 7N.17253 B. A Chris Andrews song which for years has been the theme-tune for The Late Late Show
There Goes My Everything Make Believe Pye 7N.17295 A. Murty Quinn with a Dallas Frazier ballad which was a hit for Ferlin Husky in 1966.
Baby I’m Your Man Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats Pye 7N.17316 A: Also a hit for The Dreams
1968 Simon Says Somebody Else Is Taking My Place Pye 7N.17527 A: Cover of the USA dance-hit for the 1910 Fruitgum Company
Christmas Time and You The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot United Artists UP.2256
1969 Goody Goody Gumdrops Then I’ll Count Again Target 7N.17790 A. Des Lee’s debut on vinyl was another 1910 Fruitgum Company cover.
Uncle Tristan’s Moonship The Wanderer Target 7N.17806 A: Written by trombonist Danny Ellis
B. A hit for Dion in 1962
Jack and Jill Rectify Target 7N.17836
Emily Waterfall United Artists UP.3507
1970 Burning Bridges Run To The Clown Pye 7N.45014
When My Train Comes In Day by Day Pye 7N.17966
1971 My Heart Keeps Telling Me We Did It Together Pye 7N.45062
Cathedral In The Pines Go Pye 7N.60005
Shake A Hand Pledge of Love Pye 7N.60007 Fran O’Toole’s vinyl debut
1972 Loci Porti (Crazy for You) Writing On The Wall Pye 7N.60019
When You Cry Lollipops, Lace and Lipstick Pye 7N.60024 B. James Gilreath’s follow-up to his 1963 hit, ‘Little Band of Gold’
Lot 109 Teardrop on Teardrop Pye 7N.45137
1973 That’s A Woman Is Anybody Going to San Antone? Solo SOLO 113
1974 There Won’t Be Anymore It Never Rains In Southern California Emerald MD 1177 A. Brian McCoy singing a Charlie Rich song later released by Elvis Costello
B. Brian McCoy with an Albert Hammond song
Clap Your Hands Drift Away Emerald MD 1179 A big favourite in the ballrooms with Fran O’Toole on vocals
1975 Love Is Tell Me Again Mint CHEW 1 Released after the 1975 atrocity; Fran’s song
1976 Hold On To Love Angel of Love Mint CHEW 14 Released by the new line-up with Des on vocals
1977 Out There Singing Can’t You Understand Mint CHEW 17
1978 Don’t Put The Boy Down That’s The Way Mint CHEW 22 Dessie O’Flaherty (vocals)
I Like It Like That My Life Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Mint CHEW 23
1979 Too Much Is Going On Miami Medley Mint CHEW 28
Reelin’ and Rockin’ Suzie / Clap Your Hands Mint CHEW 31
1980 Words and Music Save The Last Dance For Me Mint CHEW 43
You’re So Cheeky Too Much Is Going On
1981 Money Is The Root of All Evil Sitting Here All Alone To-Night Crashed CAR 10
1984 A+B+C Don’t Let It Get Under Your Skin Crashed CAR 64
1986 You Are Temptation Same (instrumental) Grand National GRANA 7001

Year Title Label Cat. Number Notes
1967 The Miami All-Stars Marble Arch MAL 700 Apart from ‘Little Baby’, all the tracks were previously issued on 7″ vinyl.
Ten Of The Best Marble Arch MAL 750
1970 The Wind Will Change Tomorrow Pye Golden Guinea GGL 0452 Tracks on this album feature Dickie Rock, Fran O’Toole, Des Lee, Danny Ellis and Clem Quinn.
1972 Dickie Rock & The Miami Showband Hallmark HMA 233 A collection of A-sides and B-sides
1973 Miami Country Emerald GES 1126 Included are two Fran O’Toole originals, ‘Lonely Man’ and ‘Travelling Man’ along with vocals from Des Lee, Mick Roche, Johnny Brown and Brian McCoy.
1976 Reflections of Fran O’Toole Mint MINT 1 Released posthumously, it includes six originals by Fran and Des Lee, ‘Trying’, ‘Things Are Changing Fast’, ‘Here I Go Again’, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Roadshow’, ‘Can’t You Understand’ and the hit single, ‘Love Is’.

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