New Zealand Recordings
(I'm not sure of exact dates. All 1963 or 1964)
Funny Things (Blythe) b/w I'll Send it Your Way (Peacock-Stone) HMV-HR.218
Young Blood (Lieber-Stoller) b/w/ That's Alright With Me (Peacock-Stone) HMV-HR.219
Baby, It's Love (Peacock-Stone) b/w Great Balls of Fire (Hammer-Blackwell) HMV-HR.221
Walkin' The Dog (Thomas) b/w It's Alright (Andrews) HMV-HR.232
LP "Let's Go With The Librettos"
1964 or early 1965, HMV-MCLP6191
Let's Go (Duncan-Duncan)
Pride and Joy (Stevenson-Whitfield-Gaye)
I'm a Dog (Peacock-Stone)
Mary Mary (Peacock-Stone)
I'm Gonna Say Yeah (Peacock-Stone)
Crying For You (Peacock-Stone)
The Girl Can't Help it (Troup)
My Babe (Johnson)
Twilight Time (Ram-Nevins-Nevins-Dunn)
Fine and Mellow (McKay) -Not David McKay!
Everything's Alright (Crouch-Konrad-Stavely-James-Karlson)
Got You on My Mind (Peacock-Stone)
Baby It's Love (Peacock-Stone)
All these recordings were officially produced by EMI executive, Dennis Bull, but in reality we produced them ourselves with the help of sound engineer, Frank Douglas.
The Librettos made a single for an independent NZ label before any of the above listed ones but it was released under my name because we were trying to negotiate a deal with EMI and didn't want to risk losing it. It is...
Rod Stone: - Skye Boat(Lawson) b/w Friendly Persuasion (Webster-Tiomkin)
1962 Lexian LS-3.
I am not sure if Lou Parun or John England was on this. I think it was Lou, but as he was still making his own records for Lexian at this time I'm doubtful. Lou can't remember either!
Other Lexian releases featuring Librettos:
Lou Parun -with Librettos & Orchestra
A World I Can't Live In (Miller) b/w Outsider (Tepper/ Bennett) LS-8
Lou Parun (Possibly with Librettos; definitely Rod on guitar)
You Know What I Mean (Peacock - NOT Brian) b/w One Last Kiss (Adams / Strouse) LS-1
Sammy Rogers (Real name: Roger Simpson)
Somebody to Love (Darin) b/w Sleepless Nights LS-4
Probably some variant of the Librettos on this - Rod for sure.
Rod played on most Lexian releases and many other Wellington recordings at this time.
Various other Librettos may have featured from time to time.
(Not 100% sure of dates)
Great Balls of Fire b/w Twilight Time (from NZ Recordings) 1965 HMV EA-4687
Ella Speed (Trad. arr. R.Stone) b/w I Want Your Love (Peacock-Stone) 1965 HMV EA-4704
She's a Go Go (Peacock-Stone) b/w I Cry (Peacock-Stone) 1965 Sunshine QK-1162
Rescue Me (Smith-Miner) b/w What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?(McCarthy-Johnson-Monaco) 1965 Sunshine QK-1251
Kicks (Mann-Weill) b/w Watcha Gonna Do About It? (Samwell-Potter)1966 Sunshine QK- 1341
All Sunshine recordings produced by Pat Aulton.
1997 Re-issue CD
Let's Go With The Librettos
EMI 7243 8 21715
Contains all EMI & Sunshine material except Sunshine QK-1251 and has unreleased Sunshine Records track....
Lovin' Time (Peacock-Stone) featuring Pat Aulton on Vocal Harmony.
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