NEAL SCOTT: GO BOHEMIAN / Oh Genie
Clown Records CL-3011 (USA, 1959/60)
Possibly a private/vanity pressing of Neal Bogatz's with the A-side credited to "Neal Scott & The Fortunes". Track details: A1. (2:29) - A. Bogatz / Neal Scott; B1. (2:30) - A. Bogatz / Neal Scott. Click on song titles for a 30 second MP3 sample of each song. Apart from the rarity factor for this single it is amusing, from the KISS perspective, that Neal Scott's first release was on "Clown" records...
Neal was born on Feb 3, 1941 in Kings, Brooklyn, the son of Al and Ruth Bogarz. Al had later involvement in Neil's Casablanca Records inspiring the writing of "Cindy" a "love story / concept and story for a musical by Donna Summer, Joyce Bogart (Neil's wife), and Susan Munao" in 1978...
NEIL SCOTT: BOBBY / I Haven't Found It With Another
Portrait P-102 (USA, 1961)
Pye Records 7N-25096 (UK, 1961)
Regency Records R-868 (Canada, 1961)
Produced by Fred Tobias and Clint Ballard, Jr. (BALTO), the orchestra on both songs was conducted by Clint Ballard Jr. The song managed to reach #58 (6/12/61) on the US singles charts, a respectable debut. Track details: A1. (2:45) - Davis/Porter; B1. (2:23) - Tobias/Ballard. Click on song titles for a 30 second MP3 sample of each song...
NEIL SCOTT: IT HAPPENED ALL OVER AGAIN / My Confession
Portrait P-106 (USA, 1961/2)
Produced by Fred Tobias and Clint Ballard, Jr. (BALTO). Track details: A1. (2:39) - Gladys Reiss; B1. (3:05) - Sylvia Dee/Guy Wood. Click on song titles for a 30 second MP3 sample of each song. Neil's follow-up to the nearly successful "Bobby" single which was probably released in the late-summer/fall of 1961...
NEIL SCOTT: NASHVILLE LADY / Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
Bold 442 (USA, 196?)
While the artist name is Neil Scott, this single was not recorded by the "Neil Scott" who would become Neil Bogart. It's included here because it's one of the few singles released by an artist sharing the late-Casablanca Records boss' name, and so that collectors don't confuse it with those singles really recorded by him...
MARK STEVENS & THE CHARMERS: COME BACK TO MY HEART / Magic Rose
Allison Records SAJ-921 (USA, 1962/3)
Allison Records SAJ-921 (USA, 2000 Yellow Vinyl Reissue)
Mark Stevens later became Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge fame. This is Neil's first known production credit, attributed to "ALCOT," or Al Greiner & Neil Scott. This single was reissued as a yellow vinyl EP with "Come Back To My Heart" and "Magic Rose" on side one and "Danny Boy" and "Portrait Of Love" on the flip...
NEIL SCOTT: TOMBOY / Run To Me
Comet/Ember C-2151 (USA, 1962)
produced by J. Brandon and S. Wiener; Arranged and conducted by Clark McClellan. Neil Bogarz's followup to "Bobby" which failed to chart. Track details: A1. (1:50) - Brandon/Wiener; B1. (2:30) - Brandon/Lockyer /Gregory/Jordon; I have yet to see a regular release version of this single, though have seen a couple of label variations (shown above). Click on song titles for a 30 second MP3 sample of each song...
NEIL SCOTT/WAYNE ROBERTS: ONE PIECE BATHING SUIT / Little Girl
Herald H-581 (USA, 1963)
20th Century Fox 45-644 (USA, Unknown Year)
Allied MG-1950 (Canada, 1963)
Produced by J. Brandon and S. Wiener; Conducted and arranged by Mike Lewis. Another Neil Bogarz's singles. The full title of the A-side is "Chantilly, Silly Sort Of Daffy, As A Dilly, Little Fussy, Little Frilly, Little) One-Piece Bathing Suit" and is as bad as the song suggests. Track details: A1. (2:25) - Brandon/Wiener; B1. (2:34) - Brandon/Wiener. There are copies of this single in promotional format with "One-Piece Bathing Suit" on both sides as well as versions with both songs on either side. The single was released in late May 1963 and did chart in some regional markets (Toronto). This single was released twice, on two different labels, credited to Neil Scott and then Wayne Roberts... Click on song titles for a 30 second MP3 sample of each song...
NEIL SCOTT: NEIL "BOBBY" SCOTT'S GREATEST HITS
Portrait Records (?, 196?)
A1. It Happened All Over Again (2:39) - Gladys Reiss
A2. My Confession (3:05) - Sylvia Dee/Guy Wood
A3. Run To Me (2:30) - Brandon/Lockyer/Gregory/Jordon
A4. The Theory Of Love (0:00) -
A5. Oh Genie (2:30) - A. Bogatz / Neal Scott
A6. Bobby (2:45) - Davis/Porter
B1. I Haven't Found It With Another (2:23) - Tobias/Ballard
B2. March The Sixth (0:00) -
B3. Go Bohemian (2:29) - A. Bogatz / Neal Scott
B4. One-Piece Bathing Suit (2:25) - Brandon/Wiener
B5. Tomboy (1:50) - Brandon/Wiener
A collection of Neil's recordings. Other details unknown...
NEIL SCOTT: (I DON'T STAND) A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU / Let Me Think It Over
Cameo/Parkway C-476 (USA, 1967)
Neil's final single which was released in April 1967. Produced by Bob Reno. Musicians, The Cecil Holmes Orchestra with the Marty Thau Singers aranged and conducted by Artie Butler. Track details: A1. (2:09) - Crosby/Washington/Young; B1. (2:17) - Goehring/Crane. Click on song titles for a 30 second MP3 sample of each song...