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Wayne's Music 6/7 November 2010. rarities from original albums in the 50s and 60s.

There's Not A Minute Rick Nelson with one of the gems from his original Imperial Catalogue before he switched over to the DECCA Company in 1963.

The Everly Family/mama Tried from the Everly Family album called "Roots" when Don And Phil were starting out on their parents Radio Show.
I never Will Marry one of the tracks that has slipped through the net, from Patty Andrews on her own.
Bad penny Blues the only chart record for Britiain's top jazz band leader, Humphrey Lyttelton.
How Did He Look Lita Roza joined the Harry Roy band for almost a year as the vocalist, but when the band went to the Middle East to entertain the troops Lita wasn't allowed to go because she was still only 17.
Romantico Rio Les Baxter from his exotica and lounge music of the 50s called "Adventures In Music".
A Tear Fell Teresa Brewer
Just Another Fool Curtis Lee who had a couple of early 60s hits with Phil Spector:
The Bold Black Knight the well-known Irish singer in the 50s, Rose Brennan, who sang with British bandleader Joe Loss.
A Woman In Love Frankie Laine with the song that really set him up.
Who's Sorry Now Johnny ray with his version of the old 1923 song, which managed to precede Connie Francis' major revival of the song by well over a year in 1956.
His Lips Get In The Way Bernadette Castro was being produced by a couple of Brill Building greats, Helen Miller and Howard Greenfield in 1964.
Dixie Danny The Laurie Sisters with possibly their one hit wonder during an eight year recording career.
Left BankWinifred Atwell
I Won't Be There Del Shannon - here's one of his self-penned numbers you don't hear often, which appeared on his UK album release "Hat's Off To".
Wonder Why if you didn't know better, you'd swear that this was Rosemary Clooney, but it's NOT … it's her sister Betty Clooney, who was a star in her own right, after the singing sisters split up.
Gal With The Yaller Shoes Michael Holiday, the leading British vocalist of his day, and expected to become a big star, but it was not to be, because his recorded work consisted mainly of cover versions.
Maybe I Know Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry were on a roll soon after they got married, with hits for The Sensations, The Crystals, The Ronettes, The Exciters, Connie Francis, The Dixie Cups and Leslie Gore.
Ridin The Wind everybody knows Telstar, the first US #1 by a British group - The Joe Meek produced Tornadoes … but here's the follow up that's hardly ever heard, "Ridin' The Wind".

Wayne's Music Sunday 7 November 2010. PART ONE.

She'll Never Love You Like I Do The thing I remember about Teresa Brewer is that most of her 50s hits were on Coral records.
less Of me from the Everly Family Album with that original sound of The Appalachian's.
Caribbean one of the best pop versions of this song …from Roberta Lee, a singer I would certainly like to know more about.
Just Like Eddie just for the hell of it, a tribute to Eddie Cochran from Heinz Burt, best remembered for this one song in 1963.
Seven Lonely Days Lita Roza - back in 2001 on her 75th birthday opened the "Wall Of Fame" in Matthew Street, Liverpool, in which 53 bronze discs (all #1 records by Liverpool Artists) had been implanted into the wall. Lita was the first in the august company of Frankie Vaughn, The Beatles, gerry Marsden, Billy J Kramer, Cilla Black, ken Dodd, Sonia, mel C, Atomic Kitten and many more.

PART TWO

River Deep - Mountain High Harry Nilsson - possibly one of the best songs written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector, which came from those last writing sessions just before Greenwich and Barry's marriage broke up.

Bring A Little Water Sylvie Lonnie Donegan
Somebody Nobody Wants Dion
The Trouble With Harry Alfi and Harry
Do Wah Diddy Brenda Reid and The Exciters - with the version of Do Wah Diddy which you probably heard before Manfred Mann climbed into it.
The Story Of Three Loves Winifred Atwell proving that she could play classical piano - when she was away from "her other piano" the honky tonk party songs.
Living Too Close To The Ground the teenaged Everly Brothers singinmg on their parents Radio Show
April In Portugal Les Baxter who came out of the swing era to play a key role in the rise of "lounge" and "exotica" album styles.
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands when I was a kid, this woman was hailed as the greatest gospel singer on the planet - Mahalia Jackson
let me get Close To You
Skeeter Davis sings one from the Carol King/Gerry Goffin songbook.
Sippin' Soda Guy Mitchell
Veni Vidi Vici Ronnie Hilton
Tonight I met An Angel The Tokens, who gave us "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in 1961 and a few years later came up with this one.
Permanently Lonely
a voice that will lift the spots off your pyjamas Timi Yuro sings Willie Nelson's other classic after "Crazy"
Teach me Tonight Decastro Sisters, Cuban raised Peggy, babette and Cherie had quite a few hits in the 50s.
Tomorrow Is Another Day Doris Troy
So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) another Everly Brothers single from the vaults, when they were the most popular singing duo on the planet between 1957 and 1965.
The Blackpool Bounce Lita Roza, probably one of Britain's most underrated singers of the 50s, 60s and into the 70s. Dime And Dollar Guy Mitchell in 1954.