Chanteur US né Willie Ray Rockwell, le 1er Juillet 1932 à Fort Worth (Texas). Bobby Day s'installe à Los Angeles (Californie) en 1947 à l'âge de 15 ans. Il monte les "Hollywood Flames" deux ans plus tard avec lesquels il enregistra quelques singles sur divers labels locaux. Tout en chantant avec son groupe, il enregistre en solo et découvre le succès en 1957. Il a té membres des Four Flames, de Bob & Earl et des Laurels, Bobby est décédé d'un cancer en le 15 Juillet 1990.

An important cog in Los Angeles' doo wop community during the '50s, Bobby Day wrote three often-covered early rock classics in 1957-1958. Day was part of the Hollywood Flames, one of the area's top R&B Vocals groups, and briefly part of Bob & Earl, later to hit without Day on "Harlem Shuffle." Day formed his own group, the Satellites, in 1957, cutting the original "Little Bitty Pretty One" for Class Records. A nearly identical cover by Thurston Harris beat the original out, so Day countered with the driving "Rockin' Robin" in 1958, an R&B chart-topper. Its flip, "Over and Over," was a hit in its own right, although the Dave Clark Five's 1965 revival is better remembered today. Day waxed a few more hits for Class in 1959, including "That's All I Want" and a derivative "The Bluebird, the Buzzard & the Oriole," flitting from label to label during the '60s.

Talents : Singer

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm 'n' Blues

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LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE (1957)

SWEET LITTLE THING (1958)

ROCK-IN' ROBIN (1958)

OVER AND OVER (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

04/1957 SP ZEPHIR ZR 70-018 (US) .

Bobby BYRD - If We Should Meet Again / Looby Loo

03/1958 SP CLASS 207 (US) .

So Long Baby / Come Seven

08/1957 SP CLASS 211 (US) . Bobby DAY & The SATELLITES - Little Bitty Pretty One / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano 
11/1957 SP CLASS 215 (US) . Bobby DAY & The SATELLITES - Beep-Beep-Beep / Darlig If I Had You
12/1957 SP JAMIE 1039 (US) . Robert BYRD - Bippin' An' Boppin' (Over You) / Strawberry Stomp
02/1958 SP CLASS 220 (US) .

Honeysuckle Baby / Sweet Little Thing

03/1958 SP CLASS 225 (US) .

Little Turtle Dove / Saving My Life For You

06/1958 SP CLASS 229 (US) . Rock-in' Robin / Over And Over
12/1958 SP CLASS 241 (US) . The Bluebird, The Buzzard & The Oriole / Alone Too Long
02/1959 SP CLASS 245 (US) . That’s All I Want / Say Yes
05/1959 SP CLASS 252 (US) .

Gotta New Girl / Mr & Mrs Rock N' Roll

07/1959 SP CLASS 255 (US) . Ain't Gonna Cry No More/ Love Is A One Time Affair
09/1959 SP CLASS 257 (US) .

Three Young Rebs From Georgia / Unchained Melody

12/1959 SP CLASS 263 (US) . My Blue Heaven / I Don't Want To
1959 EP HELIODOR HELX 45 6019 (F) The Bluebird, The Buzard And The Oriole / Alone Too Long / Little Bitty Pretty One / Sweet Little Thing
09/1960 SP RENDEZVOUS R-130 (US) .

Teenage Philosopher / Undecided

1960 SP RENDEZVOUS R-133 (US) . Rockin' Robin / Over And Over
10/1960 SP RENDEZVOUS R-136 (US) .

Gee Whiz / Over And Over

1961 SP RENDEZVOUS R-146 (US) .

Life Can Be Beautiful / I Need Help

1961 SP RENDEZVOUS R-158 (US) . King's Highway / What Fools We Mortals Be
02/1962 SP RENDEZVOUS R-167 (US) .

Oop-I-Du-Pers Ball / Don't Worry 'bout Me

1962 SP RENDEZVOUS R-175 (US) . Undecided / Slow Pokey Joe
1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8133 (US) . Know It All / Another Country, Another World
1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8136 (US) . When I See My Baby Smile / On The Street
06/1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8196 (US) . Pretty Little Girl Next Door / Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8230 (US) . Down On My Knees / Jole Blon (Little Darling)
02/1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8316 (US) . When I See My Baby Smile / On The Street Where You
1965 SP CLASS 705 (US) . Don't Leave Me Hangin' On A String / When I Started Dancing
1967 SP SURE-SHOT 5036 (US) .

Spics And Specks / So Lonely (Since You've Been Gone)

1981 SP Bellaphon ‎100•07•145 (GER) Rockin' Robin (Bobby DAY) / Willie & The Hand Jive (Johnny OTIS)
1984 SP ORIGINAL SOUND OBG 4511 (US) .

Rock-in' Robin / Over And Over

198? SP TRIP OLDIE TR-29 (US) . Rock-in' Robin / Over And Over








Albums

10/1958 LP 12" CLASS LP-5002 (US) ROCKIN' WITH ROBIN - Rockin' Robin / Darling If I Had You / Sweet Little Thing / Saving My Life For You / Little Turtle Dove / Over And Over / Little Bitty Pretty One / Come Seven / Honeysuckle Baby / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Beep Beep Beep / So Long Baby
1960 LP 12" RENDEZVOUS M1312 (US) ROCKIN' WITH ROBIN - Rockin' Robin / Darling If I Had You / Sweet Little Thing / Saving My Life For You / Little Turtle Dove / Over And Over / Little Bitty Pretty One / Come Seven / Honeysuckle Baby / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Beep Beep Beep / So Long Baby
1984 LP 12" RHINO RNDF 208 (US) BEST OF BOBBY DAY - Buzz, Buzz, Buzz / Little Bitty Pretty One / When I Started Dancin' / Little Turtle Dove / Undecided / Don't Leave Me Hangin' / Beep, Beep, Beep / Rockin' Robin / Over And Over / Mr. & Mrs. Rock And Roll / Gotta New Girl / That's All I Want / Teenage Philosopher / The Bluebird, The Buzzard & The Oriole
01/1990 CD COLLECTABLES 5074 (US) ROCKIN' ROBIN - The Bluebird, The Buzzard And The Oriole / Over And Over / Come Seven / Honeysuckle Baby / My Blue Heaven / I Don't Want To / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Beep Beep / Rockin' Robin / Aint' Gonna Cry No More / Little Bitty Pretty One / Life Can Be Beautiful / That's All I Want / Mr. & Mrs. Rock 'n' Roll / Sweet Little Thing / Three Young Rebs From Georgia
1991 CD ACE CDCH 200 (UK) THE ORIGINAL ROCKIN' ROBIN - The Bluebird The Buzzard And The Oriole / Over And Over / Come Seven / Honeysuckle Baby / My Blue Heaven / I Don't Want To / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Beep Beep Beep / Rockin' Robin / Ain't Gonna Cry No More / Little Bitty Pretty One / Life Can Be Beautiful / That's All I Want / Mr. & Mrs. Rock 'n' Roll / Sweet Little Thing / Three Young Rebs From Georgia / So Long Baby / Gotta New Girl / Say Yes / Don't Worry 'bout Me / Alone Too Long / Darling If I Had You / Oop-D-Du-Pers Ball / Unchained Melody / Love Is A One-Time Affair / Little Turtle Dove
1994 CD WISE BUY WISE 004 (US) ROCKIN' ROBIN - Rockin' Robin / The Bluebird, The Buzzard & The Oriole / Over And Over / My Blue Heaven / Little Bitty Pretty One / That's All I Want / Mr. & Mrs. Rock 'n Roll / Sweet Little Thing / Three Young Rebs From Georgia / Gotta New Girl / Say Yes / Unchained Melody / Love Is A One-Time Affair / Little Turtle Dove
07/2001 CD VARESE 066249 (US) THE BEST OF BOBBY DAY - Wheel Of Fortune (The FOUR FLAMES) / Truly, Truly (LAURELS) / Little Bitty Pretty One (Bobby DAY & The SATELITTES) / Buzz-Buzz-Buzz (HOLLYWOOD FLAMES) / Crazy (HOLLYWOOD FLAMES) / That's My Desire (BOB & EARL) / Little Bird (HOLLYWOOD FLAMES) / Rockin' Robin (Bobby DAY) / Over And Over (Bobby DAY) / Gee Whiz (BOB & EARL) / Bluebird, The Buzzard And The Oriole (Bobby DAY) / That's All I Want (Bobby DAY) / Gotta New Girl (Bobby DAY) / Don't Ever Leave Me (BOB & EARL) / Harlem Shuffle (BOB & EARL) / Duck (Jackie LEE)
03/2002 CD ACE 834 (UK) ROCKIN' ROBIN - THE BEST OF BOBBY DAY - Rockin' Robin / Over And Over / Little Bitty Pretty One / Bluebird, The Buzzard And The Oriole / Gee Whiz (BOB & EARL) / Little Turtle Dove / You Made a Boo Boo (BOB & EARL) / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Sweet Pea (BOB & EARL) / That's My Desire (BOB & EARL) / Gotta New Girl / Saving My Life for You / Ain't Gonna Cry No More / Chains of Love (BOB & EARL) / Mr. And Mrs. Rock'n'roll / When She Walks (BOB & EARL) / Honeysuckle Baby / Sweet Little Thing / Say Yes / That's All T Want / Life Can Be Beautiful / I Need Help / What Fools We Mortals Be / King's Highway / Oop-I-Du-Pers Ball / Teenage Philosopher / Slow Poke Joe / Three Young Rebs From Georgia

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