An easy to read list of the Juke Box tracks


 JUKE BOX MARCH 2015  

 

SONGS MADE FAMOUS BY ELVIS

 

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1.    HEARTBREAK HOTEL  -GLENN REEVES 

The original demo version that Elvis learned the song from.

 

2.   BLUE SUEDE SHOES – PEE WEE KING

Along with Hank Williams, King was probably the most successful C&W songwriter in the early 1950s.

 

3.   DON’T BE CRUEL – CHUCK JACKSON

One of R&B’s most successful singers of the early 1960s.

 

4.   HOUND DOG – EVERLY BROTHERS

Rock’n’roll’s most successful duo give it their own distinctive treatment.

 

5.   LOVE ME TENDER – THE BROWNS

The ‘Three Bells’ trio’s distinctive rendition

 

6.   ALL SHOOK UP – BRIAN HYLAND

A rare rocker from the ‘Sealed With A Kiss’ and ‘Ginny Come Lately’ lad.

 

7.   TEDDY BEAR- OTIS BLACKWELL

The composer of many Elvis hits (inc. ‘Don’t Be Cruel’) with the demo of this song.

 

8.   LOVING YOU – THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

The unmistakable Bill Medley handles the vocal.

 

9.   JAILHOUSE ROCK – CONWAY TWITTY

One of the all time top country singers in his early rock days

 

10.                HARD HEADED WOMAN – WANDA JACKSON

No girl can rock like Wanda

 

11. ONE NIGHT – FATS DOMINO

Smiley Lewis’ New Orleans written classic by that city’s No. 1 son.

 

12.                A FOOL SUCH AS I – DORIS DAY

A debut for Doris on this Juke Box. Too easy listening for you, or would you like more? Do let me know

 

TRIBUTE TRACKS

 

13.                CRY- LESLEY GORE

The Party girl revives Johnnie Ray’s breakthrough hit

 

14.                PONY TIME – DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS

15.                TAKE THIS HURT OFF ME – DON COVAY

 

Under-rated R&B great with the song that Chubby Checker covered and took to the top in the US, followed by one of the many great soul tracks he cut.