JUKE BOX - JULY 2014
A-Z OF 50S MUSIC "S"
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.