Aztecs Groups

Aztecs (Ohio) (José & The Aztecs) – Roadhouse LP 5001 (Recorded 1955), ’74

gms: José Williams, Roy Johnson, Gordon Hunt, Stokes Anderson & Harry Wilbert as/ the LP Liner Notes.

Side Two (Tracks 1-5):  My Aching Heart (01), Wait A Minute Baby (02), Does She Know (03), Why Did You Leave Me (04), Baby-Baby (05).

The LP liner notes further indicate Tonight/ Rose was released on the Echo label in 1956.  Scans for this release were not found.


Aztecs (Ohio) Introducing Jose’ & The Aztecs

Baby, Baby, ’76 (Monogram 122)

  • Flip is ‘Zoop’ by Hi-Lites (Danbury Conn).

– My Aching Heart/ Why Did She Leave Me, ’76 (Monogram 123)


All sides recorded 1955.


Aztecs (Louisville KY) – The Answer To My Prayer/ It’s You That I Love, ’62 (Zin-A-Spin 002)

  • The book was correct.



Aztecs (Red Bank NJ)

– Dreamy {I}/ The Aztec Rock {I}, 60 (Sultan 113/114)

  • Not listed in book.

– Teenage Hall Of Fame/ Traffic Jam {I}, ’62 (Card 901)

  • The book dated 1964.

gms: Bill Lucia (tenor sax), Pete Procopio (drums), Ray Richael (rhythm guitar) & Dominic Setaro (lead guitar) as/ a news item on the Sultan release at

FYI, on youtube, ‘The Aztec Rock on Sultan’ and ‘Traffic Jam on Card’ are the same instrumental.

This is a different group than the World Artists Aztecs.


Aztecs (British Invasion Group?) – Da Doo Ron Ron/ Hi Heel Sneakers, ’64 (World Artists 1029)

  • Recorded live in London from the album ‘Live at the Ad-Lib Club-Presenting The Aztecs’.
  • The book listed separately from the Australian Aztecs.


Aztecs (Australia) (Billy Thorpe & The)

– Over The Rainbow/ That I Love, ’65 (GNP Crescendo 340)

– Summertime Blues/ What’cha Gonna Do About It , ’65 (GNP Crescendo 346)

  • No scans found.
  • The book and most sources ‘list’ asby Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs or just as The Aztecs.
  • Neither side appears in any of the Australian Billy Thorpe/Aztecs discographies.  Information is needed.  

Twilight Time/ My Girl Josephine, ’65 (GNP Crescendo 359)


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