LLOYD PRICE–“STAGGER LEE” AND HIS HUGE HITS OF 1959

Lloyd Price was one of the giants of the early days of rock and roll.  He was born on March 9, 1933 in Kenner, Louisiana.  His first recording was the #1 R&B hit,  LAWDY MISS CLAWDY  on Specialty Records in 1952.  He formed his own record company, KRC Records in 1956.  His recording of  JUST BECAUSE  was leased to ABC-Paramount Records.  He was signed to a recording contract with the label in 1957.

Lloyd Price charted his classic recording of  STAGGER LEE  on December 8, 1958.  The single record became one of the biggest hits of 1959 when it charted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 9, 1959 and held the #1 position for 4 weeks.  STAGGER LEE  also crossed over to the Billboard R&B chart and became a #1 on that chart also.  The single sold over 1 million copies world-wide.  In March of 1959 Lloyd charted his follow-up recording,  WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day)?  The single record charted at #23 on the Hot 100.

In April of 1959 Lloyd charted one of his classic recordings,  PERSONALITY.  The single became a #2 hit record on the Hot 100 and a huge #1 hit on the Billboard R&B chart, staying at #1 for 4 weeks.  The single also became a world-wide million seller.  PERSONALITY  was followed in August by another huge hit record.  I’M GONNA GET MARRIED climbed up the Billboard Hot 100 to #3 and remained on the chart for 14 weeks.  The single crossed over to the R&B chart and became another #1 R&B hit record.  He would close out 1959 with the double-sided hit,  COME INTO MY HEART-#20 and  WONT’CHA COME HOME-#43.

He would continue to record and chart hit records through 1964.  Lloyd formed Double-L Records in 1963 and Turntable Records in 1969.  He continued in music, production and booking agency work.  The classic hits of 1959 have stood the test of time…they are still played on oldies radio in regular rotation.  Lloyd charted a #1 Pop hit…STAGGER LEE…three #1 R&B hits…STAGGER LEE…PERSONALITY…and…I’M GONNA GET MARRIED…in 1959.  He charted a total of 6 hit records in 1959…the year of Lloyd Price.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.  His music is his legacy and it lives in the “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

CLICK A TITLE BELOW TO HEAR…LLOYD PRICE SING HIS CLASSIC HITS FROM 1959.

Stagger Lee

Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)

Personality

I’m Gonna Get Married

Till the next time—Joe

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Hi,  The answer to yesterday’s question is:  Georgia Gibbs charted a Billboard Hot 100 hit record in 1958 with THE HULA HOOP SONG.  The record was in response to the world-wide success of the hula hoop fad.  Her record charted at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Today’s TRIVIA TEASER question is:  In 1955 the Four Aces recorded a song that would win an Oscar for “Best Song” and would become a #1 hit record on the Billboard Top 100.  Can you name the song?

Leave your answer in the comment box or check back for the answer in TRIVIA TEASER-434.

Till the next time—Joe

TRIVIA TEASER-432

Hi,  Thanks for stopping by today.  The answer to yesterday’s question is:  Hank Ballard And The Midnighters charted two Billboard Hot 100, Top 10 hits in 1960,  FINGER POPPIN’ TIME  a #7 hit record and  LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO  a #6 hit record.

Today’s TRIVIA TEASER question is:  In 1958 Georgia Gibbs charted a Billboard Hot 100, Top 40 hit record.  The song was named after a huge fad that was happening in the U.S. at the time.  Can you name the song?

Leave your answer in the comment box or check for the answer in the next TRIVIA TEASER.

Till the next time—Joe

PHIL PHILLIPS–CLASSIC 1959 HIT–“SEA OF LOVE”

Phil Phillips who was born John Phillip Baptiste on March 14, 1931 in Lake Charles, Louisiana is a singer/songwriter who in the summer of 1959 charted one of the classic recordings of the rock era.  His recording of SEA OF LOVE  became a Billboard Hot 100 hit on July 6, 1959.  The single record was first released on the Khoury’s Record label in 1959 and then picked up by the large Mercury Records label, giving it the power of a recording giant for distribution.

The record climbed up the Hot 100 and charted at #2, a position it held of two weeks.  SEA OF LOVE  remained on the Hot 100 for 18 weeks.  The single also crossed over to the Billboard R&B chart where it went right to #1.   On the flip-side of the solid gold single was the tune  JUEILA,  but it did not chart.

In April of 1960 Phil Phillips would reach the Billboard Bubbling Under The Hot 100 chart with another Mercury single  WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART.  The record would chart at #108.  Phil would not chart another national hit record.  His one big hit would however stand through the years as one of the most popular songs of the Rock and Roll era.  In 1984, the superstar group,  The Honeydrippers would record their own version of this classic song.  Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Nile Rodgers…The Honeydrippers would have a #3 hit record and stay true to the Phil Phillips version.

This classic recording is in regular play rotation on oldies radio all across this country.   50 years + after it was first released the song remains a hit and a reminder of the wonderful music and memories that are found in the, “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

CLICK THE TITLE BELOW AND LISTEN TO…PHIL PHILLIP’S AS HE SINGS HIS CLASSIC RECORDING OF…”SEA OF LOVE”.

Sea Of Love

Till the next time—Joe

TRIVIA TEASER-431

Hi,  The answer to yesterday’s question is:  Gary U.S. Bonds first Billboard Hot 100 hit record is  NEW ORLEANS  #6 in 1960.  His second Top 10 hit record is  QUARTER TO THREE  #1 hit in 1961.

Today’s TRIVIA TEASER question is:  In 1960 Hank Ballard And The Midnighters charted two Billboard Hot 100, Top 10 hits.  The first one is  FINGER  POPPIN’ TIME  a #7 hit record.  Can you name their second Top 10 hit of 1960?

Leave your answer in the comment box…the correct answer will be posted in the next TRIVIA TEASER.

Till the next time—Joe

GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK & ROLL JUKEBOX–“WELCOME TO MY WORLD”–ELVIS PRESLEY, DEAN MARTIN, JIM REEVES

“WELCOME TO MY WORLD”  is a beautiful love song and three legendary artists have recorded wonderful versions of this great classic song.  Elvis Presley, Dean Martin and Jim Reeves.

THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL JUKEBOX IS PROUD TO PRESENT THESE THREE WONDERFUL VERSIONS FOR YOU TO ENJOY.

Welcome To My World – Elvis Presley

Welcome To My World – Dean Martin

Welcome To My World – Jim Reeves

Till the next time—Joe

TRIVIA TEASER-430

Hi,  Thanks for stopping by today.  The answer to yesterday’s question is:  The Brooklyn Bridge Featuring Johnny Maestro were made up of the merging of The Del-Satins and The Rhythm Method.

Today’s TRIVIA TEASER question is:  Gary U.S. Bonds charted his second Billboard Hot 100, Top 10 single record with his classic #1 hit recording in 1961.  Can you name the song?

Leave your answer in the comment box or check back tomorrow for the correct answer.

Till the next time—Joe