An easy to read list of the Juke Box tracks

 

 JUKE BOX MAY 2016

 

 

1.     I CAN'T GO ON - DION & THE BELMONTS

Great rocker from the quarter which features their late bass singer Carlo Mastrangelo.

 

2.    TRY THE IMPOSSIBLE (DEMO) - LEE ANDREWS & THE HEARTS

The demo version of a beautiful ballad which in 1958 gave the late Lee his third US Top 40 pop hit.

 

3.    SWINGIN' DOORS  - MERLE HAGGARD

Merle's first Us Top 5 country hit and one of the all-time classic drinking songs.

 

4.    APACHE - SONNY JAMES

One of the most successful country acts of all time with his little known vocal version of the big 1960 instrumental hit .

 

5.    MELLOW MOONLIGHT - LEON HAYWARD

One of the soul singers first R&B hits which, I think you'll agree, owed a little to 'In The Midnight Hour'.

 

6.    LONG LONELY NIGHT - LEE ANDREWS & THE HEARTS (DEMO)

The demo recording of the critically acclaimed groups first chart hit from 1957.

 

7.    WHERE'S THERE'S A WILL - LONNIE MACK

Early blue eyed soul vocal from the Memphis man

 

8.    BONNY BANKS - EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES

Is this the first British record I've ever included?  Emile and his British doo woppers try to make the oldie their own.

 

9.    MAIRZY DOATES - CARLO

The 1940s novelty given a Dion style revival by the ex-Belmont

 

10. SING A SAD SONG - MERLE HAGGARD

The first chart hit ever by the legendary country star.

 

11. WHAM! - LONNIE MACK

One of the the acclaimed guitarist's biggest hits.

 

12. THE MINUTE YOU'RE GONE - SONNY JAMES

The original US No. 1 country recording of a song Cliff Richard later took to the top in the UK


 

 

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