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