Wayne’s Music 10/11 May 2014. More 60s gems from the vaults.
‘Let Me Show You Where It’s At’ Freddy Cannon with one of his rare rockin records that bubbled under the charts in 1965.
‘There’s Not A Minute’ Ricky Nelson – with one of his gems hidden away on “album seven” which was possibly one of his best recordings in 1961.
‘Uptown’ Roy Orbison during his hit-making stride with Monument Records
‘The Madison’ before the Twist came along, the dance craze was line dancing to “The Madison” …Al Brown is the one issuing instructions in the manner of a square-dance caller
‘Let Them Talk’ Dan Penn in his Fame records days, which he established as a centre of musical excellence
‘There Goes My Love’ Buck Owen’s with one of his originals from the vaults of The Starday Label in 1957 …
‘Theme From Shane’ The Shadows when they were starting to become a major hit in their own right.
‘The Book Of Love’ Bobby Bare.
‘Tear For Tear’ the singer who gave us “The Duke Of earl” … Gene Chandler set out in the soul/rhythm and blues direction with more great songs -
‘She’ll Never Love You Like I Do’ the Teresa Brewer version from 1963.
‘Gotta Travel On’ Billy Grammer had the distinction of releasing the first ever record for the Monument label and it became the Company’s first hit song.
‘Go Back Home Young fella’ Mabel King, the Broadway actress, singer, who made her name in Porgy and Bess, Hello Dolly, and many other musicals and plays …
‘Tell Daddy’ Clarence Carter with one of the big ones to come out of the FAME studios.
‘I Lost, You Win, I’m Leavin’ one of the first recordings from Dottie West in 1960.
‘Over You’ this is the one that started it all for Aaron Neville
‘Follow The rainbow’ Elvis Sound-a-like Terry Stafford with his follow up to “Suspicion’
‘Let Me get Close To You’ Skeeter Davis with a Carol King/Jerry Goffin song, and Chet Atkins in the producer’s chair …
‘Tobacco Road’ Bobby Brinkley was a part of the Monument Records story when he released his version of the John D Loudermilk song in 1962.
‘Wonderful Girl’ The caribbeans …
‘Wish You Didn’t Have To Go’ Spooner Olham and The Spoons …
Wayne’s Music Sunday 11 May 2014. Gems from the vaults of the 1960s. PART ONE
‘I Got Burned’ Ral Donner’s Elvis sound-a-like singles trod a fine line between sincere imitation and brilliant parody …
‘Foolish Questions (Silly Answers)’ a very early outing for Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith and His Crackerjacks
‘Will You be My Baby’ Bobby Rydell – here’s one by The bandstand man from Philadelphia you didn’t hear … in 1963.
‘Permanently Lonely’ Timi Yuro – blessed with the most soulful voice - which she used to record country songs in the early 60s … this is one of Willie Nelson’s great songs.
‘You Should have Been There’ The Fleetwoods with the addition of a sax sound (not usually found on their other hit songs),
‘Blue Angel’ Roy Orbison in Monument Days when 22 or his songs placed in the Billboard Top 40 in four years, bringing a new splendour to rock and roll music.
‘But That Was Long Ago’ Lori Wood and The Belmonts
‘Diamonds’ Dan Penn – who didn’t really want to be a performer … he just wanted to write and produce – which is probably why this song was released under the name Lonne Ray
‘Swingin On A rainbow’ here’s one from another of those albums you’d forgotten all about … teen idol Frankie Avalon makes a move into the grown-ups world with some ring a ding ding swing stuff.
‘Bring Back Your Heart’ Del Vikings with a bit of a comeback effort in 1961 …
‘Pushin A Good Thing Too far’ Barbara lewis – the soul singer who’s hardly heard these days …
‘I Won’t Be There’ Del Shannon with a number I think was just released on a UK only album called “Hats Off To” …
‘Tonight Could Be The Night’ The Velvets … a cool oldie – the epitome of the doo-wop days performed by a Home Science Teacher in Texas with his students, discovered by Roy Orbison.
‘groovy Time’ The Altairs were a group of Pittsburgh high school students that put together a vocal group in 1957.
‘Party Talk’ something from the Girl Group category in 1964 … this is June Conquest, at one time she was in the running to become the First lady of Fame Records –
‘Feel So Fine’ Johnny Preston was best known for “Running Bear” – and several follow up singles before he gave up the music business in the late 60s, although he re-emerged for concerts and tours on the rock and roll nostalgia circuits
‘Holy One’ a #1 in New Orleans from the Hispanic music legend Freddy Fender –
‘She’s New To You’ Molly Bee from the Girl group Brigade in the early sixties … producer Snuff Garrett worked alongside Molly, and they came up with very credible versions of well known hit songs at the time.
‘The Closest Thing To Heaven’ Neil Sedaka with one of his songs that didn’t quite make it, in 1964, and he had to wait until the 70s before he returned to the Top 20.
‘Put Away Your Teardrops’ The Lettermen getting back to the Brill Building sound for a 1964 release.
‘I’m leaving’ Johnny Nash about 15 years before he hit the big time with I Can See Clearly Now …
‘Too many Chicks’ a song with an interesting history – from Leona Douglas who was the first African American to record on a country music label …
‘She Wants What She Can’t Have’ Terry Woodford – was another pioneer on the Muscle Shoals music scene
‘A Shot Of Rhythm and Blues’ Jimmy Hughes.
‘Ruby Ann’ Marty Robbins with his #1 song in 1963 – the follow up to Devil Woman.