Rock and Roll singer Frankie Ford recorded one of the most recognized oldies of the rock era…his 1959 hit…SEA CRUISE on Ace Records. The single made its Billboard Hot 100 debut on February 9, 1959 and became a huge hit record climbing the Hot 100 to #14. The single remained on the chart for 17 weeks.
The flip-side of the single is…ROBERTA a good song itself…but it did not chart. Frankie would not have another Top 40 hit but would chart four more Hot 100 singles. He would leave Ace Records in 1960 and record for Imperial Records.
His other charted singles are: ALIMONY-#97 in 1959, TIME AFTER TIME-#75 in 1960, YOU TALK TOO MUCH-#87 in 1960 and SEVENTEEN-#72 in 1961.
CLICK ON THE TITLE BELOW AND LISTEN TO…FRANKIE FORD…AS HE SINGS HIS 1959 ROCK AND ROLL STANDARD…”SEA CRUISE”.
Till the next time—Joe