An easy to read list of the Juke Box tracks

 

 

JUKE BOX - JULY 2014

 A-Z OF 50S MUSIC  "S"

 

1. 

1. 1950  - STAG-O-LEE - ARCHIBALD & HIS ORCHESTERA

 The first version of the old blues song to reach the R&B charts.

 

2. 1951 - SIXTY MINUTE MAN - ROBERTA LEE & HARDROCK GUNTER

A hillbilly take on the Dominos huge R&B/Pop crossover hit, which lyrically upset many radio stations.

 

3. 1952 - SEE SEE RIDER - THE ORIOLES

The very popular R&B vocal group's rendition of the blues standard.

 

4. 1953 - SEVEN LONELY DAYS - BONNIE LOU

Country cover on one of the year's top pop hits.

 

5. 1954 - SECRET LOVE - THE MOONGLOWS

The pioneering doo-wop outfits version of Doris Day's chart topper.

 

6. 1955 - SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR - BOBBY CHARLES

The original version of the Bill Haley hit sung by its composer.

 

7. 1956 - SWEET DREAMS (ORIGINAL VERSION) - DON GIBSON

The first (unsuccessful) rendering of his much recorded composition by its writer Don.

 

8. 1957 - SHORT FAT FANNIE (Take 1)- LARRY WILLIAMS

Larry's first attempt to record this classic rocker. You'll note it manages to name-check even more rock'n'roll song titles.

 

9. 1958 - SUGARTIME - CHARLIE PHILLIPS

The composer's original country styled version of the big pop hit.

 

10.            1959 - SOME ENCHANTED EVENING - CARL MANN

The teenage Sun star gives the famous show tune his unique treatment.

 

11.            1960 - SEALED WITH A KISS - FOUR VOICES

The first recorded version of the song which two years later earned Brian Hyland a gold disc.

 

TRIBUTES to GERRY GOFFIN & BOBBY WOMACK

 

12.            UP ON THE ROOF/SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL - RALFI PAGAN

The under-rated New York song stylist's interpretation of two Gerry Goffin goodies.

 

13.            TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY (RE-RECORDING) - BOBBY VEE

The original hitmaker's later re-working of his early 60s pop smash.

 

14.            BOBBY WOMACK - SOMETHING SPECIAL

An early solo gem from this standout soul singer.

 

15.            BOBBY WOMACK - FLY ME TO THE MOON

The oft-recorded MOR standard is given new life by the singer that Sam Cooke discovered.