Wayne’s Music 8/9 June 2013. Forgotten songs from the 60s.
‘Dream Baby’ Roy Orbison with his hit in 1961. Dream Baby" was a huge influence on John Lennon. Lennon once admitted that when he was writing the hit "Please, Please Me", he tried to mimic what he heard when he listened to "Dream Baby".
‘Tell Him No’ - The Jackson Brothers (not to be confused with The Jackson 5 some of whom would be very young when this was recorded).
‘He’s Old Enough To Know Better’ The Crickets
‘Cause I Love You’ a duet with Carla Thomas and her father, Rufus Thomas with brother Marvell on keyboards,.
‘Cry To Me’ the late Solomon Burke, one of the founding fathers of soul music released over 38 albums during the 55 years that he performed professionally.
‘Devil Or Angel’ The Hollywood Flames, a very popular Rhythm and Blues vocal group in the 50s with several hits between 1949 and 1966
‘Jambalaya (On The Bayou)’ Fats Domino with the Hank Williams song named after a Creole and Cajun dish –
‘The Honeydripper Pt 1’ King Curtis, a bandleader, composer, alto, soprano and tenor sax player extraordinaire …
‘You Better Move On’ Arthur Alexander – the man who influenced the Beatles
‘Nine Hundred Miles’ Nina and Frederik –
‘Young World’ Ricky Nelson, the second son of the big band leader Ozzie Nelson and band singer Harriet Nelson … he was once described as “an odd little kid” because of his shyness, and he suffered terribly from severe asthma … but the world watched him grow into a handsome, talented pop star through his parents Television show over a 14 year period.
‘Beat Generation’ Paul Evans, with another of his songs summing up what was going on in his day – he has written good songs for many, and seemed to choose the novelty numbers for himself.
‘What’s Your Name’ Don and Juan (Roland Don Trone and Claude Juan Johnson) with one of the signature classics of the doo-wop vocal style.
‘Judy’ Teddy Redell … singer pianist from Arkansas did a lot of session work for Sun Records and other fledgling labels in his day before he recorded “Judy”.
‘Lover Please’ Dennis Turner with his only pop hit before Rita Coolidge covered the song in the 70s.
‘Besame Mucho’ The Coasters repertoire had a significant impact on '60s and '70s rock artists – from the Beatles to The Beach Boys.
‘It keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ Johnny Tillotson with a top five hit on both the Pop and Country music surveys in 1962 … this song also earned Johnny a Grammy nomination.
‘Don’t Play That Song’ Ben E King sings from his 1962 album that was home to five notable singles - "Stand by Me", "Ecstasy", "First Taste of Love", "Here Comes the Night", and the title track, "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)".
‘Nivram’ The Shadows in 1961 from their first LP which was the first British Instrumental album to reach #1 in the UK charts. Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Jet Harris composed this piece - which is Marvin’s name backwards – NIVRAM.
Wayne’s Music Sunday 9 June 2013. Forgotten songs from the 60s. PART ONE.
‘Sweet Little Sixteen’ - Jerry Lee lewis rendition of the Chuck Berry rocker.
‘Sweet And Lovely’ Nino Tempo and April Stevens (brother and sister) during their stint at ATCO Records –
‘Don’t Take away Your Love’ Johnny Nash with one of his best (I think) from 1962.
‘Come Tomorrow’ Marie Knight – started out as a singer with The Sunset Four before Sister Rosetta Tharpe invited her to become part of her touring troupe.
‘Venus’ Frankie Avalon the trumpeter who became a teen idol and captured the teen market of his day registering 12 top 40 hits during a three year hitmaking spell
‘White Bucks And Saddle Shoes’ Bobby Pedrick Jr one of several child star rock and rollers in the 60s. he was just 12 when he recorded this item about the fashion fad of the day …
‘A Closer Walk’ Pierre LaFontaine – better known as the New Orleans clarinetist Pete Fountain who straddled the line between jazz and easy listening.
‘Today I Sing The Blues’ Aretha Franklin from her 1960 album “Aretha” …
‘Comin’ Home baby’ mel Torme with a jazz tune that was recorded first by Donald Bailey in 1961
‘Playmates’ Sandy Stewart – the vivacious variety singer from the 50s – a r egular performer on those early TV shows –
‘That’s Old Fashioned’ The Everly Brothers – with what was their last top 10 record
‘The other Night’ Big Maybelle - made her first appearance as Maybel Smith back in the early 50s.
‘I get So Doggone Lonesome’ - Johnny Rivers – had a number of hits in the 60s and moved upward in the pop firmament when he topped the chart in 1966 with “Poor Side Of Town”
‘All My Sororows’ - The Shadows …doing their Kingston Trio impersonations in 1961.
‘Little Town Flirt’ Del Shannon
‘The Hanging Tree’ Marty Robbins
‘I Don’t Want To set The World On Fire’ Somethin’ Smith and The redheads – a vocal group that specialized mainly in pop standards
‘I’ll Bring It On Home To You’ Carla Thomas – she’s the Queen of Memphis Soul – the daughter of musician Rufus Thomas.
‘I’m Standing By’ Ben E King
‘Georgia Camp Meeting’ The Swe-Danes – the fabulous Danish-Swedish jazz trio of Svend Asmussen on violin, Ulrike Neumann on guitar and vocals and singer Alice Babs
‘Someday You’ll Want me To Want You’ Jodie Sands with what has become a pop standard
‘teacher Teacher’ Johnny Mathis
'Moanin’’ Ada Lee
‘Whatcha’ Gonna Do’ Nat King Cole