SONG OF THE DAY–FREDDY CANNON—“FOR ME AND MY GAL”/ “BLUE PLATE SPECIAL”

FREDDY CANNON BEGAN CHARTING HIT RECORDS IN MAY OF 1959 WITH HIS CLASSIC…TALLAHASSEE LASSIE…ON THE SWAN RECORDS LABEL (4031).  HIS LAST CHARTED HIT TO DATE CAME IN SEPTEMBER OF 1981…A ROCKER (OF COURSE)…LET’S PUT THE FUN BACK IN ROCK AND ROLL…A TUNE HE RECORDED WITH THE BELMONTS ON MIASOUND RECORDS (1002).  IN BETWEEN THESE TWO HIT RECORDS HE CHARTED A TOTAL OF 29 HIT SIDES…3 TOP 10 HITS AND 8 TOP 40 HITS.

THE FREDDY CANNON HIT FEATURED TODAY CHARTED IN OCTOBER OF 1961.  FOR ME AND MY GIRL…(SWAN 4083) BECAME A #71 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 6 WEEKS.  THE “B” SIDE OF THAT RECORD WAS…BLUE PLATE SPECIAL…A GOOD TUNE OF ITS OWN, THAT DID NOT CHART.

FOR ME AND MY GAL IS FROM THE 1942 MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME…STARRING, JUDY GARLAND AND GENE KELLEY…THEY ALSO SANG THE SONG IN THE FILM.  HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THESE WONDERFUL SIDES BY… FREDDY “BOOM BOOM” CANNON…ONE OF THE GREAT ROCKERS FROM THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”

For Me And My Gal

Blue Plate Special

Till the next time…Joe

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