JUKE BOX - NOVEMBER 2014
A-Z OF 50S MUSIC "Y"
1. 1950 - YOU'RE FINE, BUT NOT MINE - THE ROBINS
An often overlooked goodie from the group that evolved into The Coasters.
2. 1951 - YOU DID ME WRONG BOOGIE - WILLIE MAE THORNTON
Early 50s R&B at its best from the 'Hound Dog' lady.
3. 1952 - YOU BELONG TO ME - THE ORIOLES
One of that year's most popular songs (Jo Stafford etc) is given the smooth R&B vocal group treatment by one of the genre's greatest groups.
4. 1953 - YOU'RE JUST A FEMALE HOUND DOG - CHARLIE GORE & LOUIE INNIS
Country answer to Mama Thornton's huge R&B hit 'Hound Dog'.
5. 1954 - YOU DONE ME WRONG - FATS DOMINO
A Fats favourite from the days before he was discovered by pop fans.
6. 1955 - YOU CAN'T MAKE LOVE TO SOMEBODY - CARL PERKINS
Early rockabilly track cut shortly before 'Blue Suede Shoes'.
7. 1956 - YOU RUINED MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES - ROY HALL
The pioneering country rocker answers the aforementioned Carl Perkins classic.
8. 1957 - YOU HIT THE WRONG NOTE BILLY GOAT - BILL HALEY
Bill was obviously looking for another "Alligator" with this.
9. 1958 - YOU LITTLE BABY FACE THING - JOE TEX
The future soul superstar rocks like Little Richard on this gem.
10. 1959 - YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME - THE FLEETWOODS
The distinctive trio's cover of a beautiful ballad originally cut by The Slades.
11. 1960 - YOU'LL BE MY BABY - DAVID GATES
The 'Bread' man - used to try and make his bread and butter singing rock'n'roll like this.
TRIBUTES (Acts who died in October)
PAUL REVERE - LIKE LONG HAIR
This was the first of numerous hits that pianist Paul and his group, The Raiders, clocked up in the US in the 1960s. This B. Bumble styled rockers was quite different to their later vocal pop hits.
PAUL CRAFT - IT'S ME AGAIN MARGARET
Clever country songwriter who first found success in the 60s. I think you will find this 1974 country charter quite unusual!!