Cool collection that focuses on the rocking' side of Cuca Records!Cuca Records was founded by James Kirchstein in 1959 and actively produced LP recordings until the early 1970s. During this period Cuca recorded and released primarily polka and ethnic music on its LPs but also issued other musical styles including pop, rhythm and blues, folk, and traditional jazz. At the same time, Cuca was actively engaged in recording rock and other popular groups for release on the ubiquitous 45 rpm record. Most musicians recorded by Cuca were from Wisconsin or adjacent states. Consequently, the Cuca recordings represent a concentrated view of Wisconsin's ethnic and popular music in this period.
Recent years have witnessed surging interest in Cuca. Cuca figures prominently in Tom Tourville's "They Couldn't Tame Us:" The Wisconsin 60s Rock Discography (Fairmont, MN: Midwest Publications, 1992) and in Gary Myers' volume, Do You Hear That Beat: Wisconsin Pop/Rock in the 50s & 60s (Downey, CA: Hummingbird Publications, 1994) . Polka From Cuca, a video by Dave Erickson (Ootek Productions, 1994) has aired several times on Wisconsin Public Television. This past spring, Sarah Filzen, a student at UW-Milwaukee, completed her master thesis entitled "The History of Cuca Records, 1959-1973: A Case Study of an Independent Record Company." Numerous Cuca rock recordings have been reissued by European record labels both on LP and compact disc since the 1980s. (excerpt from taken from Cuca Records Database.)

1. Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen 2. I Might Have Known - The Teen Kings 3. Teenage Partner - The Teen Kings 4. Bitter Feelings - Larry Phillipson 5. Midnight Express - Willie Tremains' Thundrebirds 6. Jitterbug Joe - Dick Marshall & The Night Hawks 7. That Ain't So - Steve Sperry 8. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell - Lonnie Walker 9. Little Boy Blue - Marv Blihovde & The Vanguards 10. Say Mama - The Rock-A-Fellas 11. Orbit Rock - The Orbits 12. Crazy Twistin' Baby - The Catalinas 13. I Told You Little Baby - The Teentones 14. White Lightnin' Effin - The Lavenders 15. Rocky Road Blues - Mule Skinner 16. Tic Toc - The Continentals 17. What's All This - Bob Mattice & The Phaetons 18. I'm Movin' On - Dick Hiorns w/Jimmy Sun & The Radiants 19. You Didn't Listen - Dave Kennedy & The Ambassadours 20. Six Foot Down - Gene Ski & The Troubadours 21. Molly & The Tenbrooks - Jimmy Sun & The Radiants 22. Green Sleaves - Phil Humphrey & The Fendermen 23. The Angel You Sent Me - Robby & The Teens 24. Rockin' Fool - The Montereys 25. I'm Gonna Love You - Kenny King & The Be Bops 26. Walking Down The Avenue - Vilas Craig 27. Just Let Me Be - Don & The Dominoes 28. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - The Crossfires 29. That's Where Lonesome Lives - Dave Kennedy & The Ambassadours 30. Come Back Home - Kenny Bee & Roy Winters
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