Billy Rocka

Listen Pretty Baby / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry

Brunswick : 9-55049 DJ

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  • Artist: Billy Rocka
  • A Side: Listen Pretty Baby
  • B Side: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry
  • Label: Brunswick
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: #ol
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Rare 1958 Rockabilly, that never came out in the UK. But did make a surprising and brief appearance on Australian Brunswick. But remained Billy Rocka's only USA 45, and perhaps promo only.

Two raw D.I.Y. rockers with that primitive appeal but showcasing some fabulous twangy guitar riffs, supporting the hopeful voice of the mysterious "Billy Rocka"... one of 100's of optimistic teen-rockers of the late 50's given colourful rebel-esque name to attract the young girls to buy their 45's.

Sadly for Billy this was his only 45 release, Brunswick led with "Listen Pretty Baby" and it failed, but they could have just as easily gone with "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry" just as fiery a cool bopper with an impressive guitar break towards the end. Two great sides thjat have fell ionto obscurity.

Here is the elusive USA original promo in fine clean condition, play perfect conditioon.

Condition Report

The only pimple on this beautiful 45's face is a radio station file number, that has been crossed out. Vinyl is full gloss mint minus vinyl still housed in its birth-sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Listen Pretty Baby

    B Side

  • Title: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry
  • Year: January 1958
  • City: USA