King’s Syd Nathan would lease two tracks from two different Bob & Lucille 45s that had been released in the late 1950s on tiny Hollywood-based Ditto label and package them as a King single in 1962. “Eeny-Meeny-Miney-Moe” is the A-side and a classic rockabilly track:
“Eeny-Meeny-Miney-Moe” Bob & Lucille recorded Dec. 1958
Even more interesting was the decision by Starday-King in 1973 – long after Syd Nathan had passed – to reissue this 45. Could it possibly have been in response to resurgence of interest in 1950s roots rock that George Lucas’s American Graffiti (also released in 1973) helped ignite? (*See related “Roots Rock Reawakening” addendum in prior Zero to 180 piece that features “Seven Deadly Finns” by Brian Eno).
1962 King 45 1973 King Reissue 45
“Eeny-Meeny-Miney-Moe” would also be included on 1978 “Vintage Vault Collector Series” album King-Federal Rockabillys.