JUKE BOX APRIL 2015
SONGS MADE FAMOUS BY PAT BOONE
1. I'LL BE HOME - FLAMINGOS
The original recording of Pat's UK No.1 was also reportedly penned by the group (despite the writer's credits)
2. LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND - JERRY LEE LEWIS
As ever, Jerry Lee makes every song he records sound like it was written for him, although it was composed back in 1931.
3. FRIENDLY PERSUASION - DINAH WASHINGTON
An unexpected pairing - which "thee" might agree works pretty well.
4. REMEMBER YOU'RE MINE - BILL REEDER
Memphis rocker gives it a Carl Mann-styled workout. Song was originally recorded by Link Ray's brother, Ray Vernon.
5. I ALMOST LOST MY MIND-IVORY JOE HUNTER
Pat's big 1956 hit was first heard in 1950 by R&B singer/songwriter Hunter.
6. A WONDERFUL TIME UP THERE - WALLY FOWLER
The original of this rousing gospel song by the song's writer. It comes from the late 40s.
7. TWO HEARTS - OTIS WILLIAMS & THE CHARMS
The original R&B hit version of the song that gave Pat his first US hit.
8. AIN'T THAT A SHAME - BILL BLACK'S COMBO
This month's instrumental selection comes from the distinctive sounding Memphis combo fronted By Elvis' renowned bass player.
9. WHY BABY WHY - TERESA BREWER
The jazz song stylist whose biggest hit was ' Music, Music, Music' has a lively pop rendering of this Boone best seller.
10. MOODY RIVER - CHASE WEBSTER
Chase penned and first recorded the song that gave Pat his last US No. 1. This however, is a 1970 re-recording by Webster.
11. TUTTI FRUTTI - FOUR JONES BOYS
If you think Pat's version was not so stunning - try this rendition by the British quartet!!
PAT SINGS JIMMY REED & ROLF HARRIS!!!!
To round off this collection of songs made famous by Pat Boone, here are two little heard songs by Pat himself. They are his renditions of blues/R&B Legend Jimmy Reed's 'GONG TO NEW YORK', followed by his version of ROLF HARRIS' only US hit, 'TIE MY KANGAROO DOWN, SPORT". Don't say you don't hear the more unusual tracks here!!