One of those records you'd think someone must know something about and yet there's nothing, nada, no info at all. Funny, 'cause I was under the impression it was hit. But then, what do I know?
Odd thing about this record is that it sometimes sells for big bucks when it's really not that scarce. I see them fairly regularly. Popsike lists a copy sold at auction for close to $80. I can't imagine I paid more than $10 for mine [I tend to remember the records I've paid more than $10 for].
The run-out code makes me think Winner was a [one off?] label started by Joe Ruffino, owner of Ric/Ron. Probably pre-Ric/Ron. I could easily be wrong, but that's what it looks like to me. If I'm right, that dates the record to the late fifties, which is a totally obvious conclusion 'cause if that isn't some version of Cos Matassa's late 50's house band playing on the 45 then I'm a purple polka dot giraffe.
My guess is 1957, but possibly as late as 1959. Hope ya'll enjoy....