FARON YOUNG “LOVE HAS FINALLY COME MY WAY” / “MOONLIGHT MOUNTAIN”

FARON YOUNG IS ONE OF THE GREATEST HIT MAKERS IN COUNTRY MUSIC. BETWEEN 1953 AND 1989 HE CARTED 59 TUNES ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY MUSIC CHART. FARON WAS BORN IN SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA ON FEBRUARY 25, 1932. HIS FIRST HIT SINGLE RECORD WAS “GOIN’ STEADY” IN JANUARY OF 1953. IT BECAME A #2 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD CHART.

“LOVE HAS FINALLY COME MY WAY” CHARTED ON AUGUST 5, 1957 ON CAPITOL RECORDS (CAPITOL 3753) IT BECAME A #12 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD CHART. MANY YEARS AGO WHEN I MET FARON AT A CONCERT OUTSIDE OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, I MENTIONED TO HIM THAT ONE OF MY FAVORITE TUNES OF HIS WAS “LOVE HAS FINALLY COME MY WAY”. HE LAUGHED AND SAID..”BACK IN MY ROCK AND ROLL DAYS”. HE HAD A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND WE SPENT SOME TIME CHATTING ABOUT MUSIC. HE WAS A NICE MAN WHO REALLY ENJOYED HIS FANS AND THE MUSIC.

THE “B” SIDE OF THE SINGLE RECORD WAS THE BEAUTIFUL BALLAD “MOONLIGHT MOUNTAIN”. WHY THIS TUNE NEVER CHARTED AND BECAME A HUGE HIT IS A MYSTERY. I’M SURE YOU WILL ENJOY BOTH SIDES OF THIS WONDERFUL RECORD FROM 1957. FARON DIED IN DECEMBER OF 1996 OF A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND, AT THE AGE OF 64. THE YOUNG SHERIFF AS HE WAS CALLED WAS ALSO THE PUBLISHER OF THE MUSIC CITY NEWS MAGAZINE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

HOPE THAT YOU WILL ENJOY THESE TWO GREAT SIDES, SUNG BY ONE OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S BEST..FARON YOUNG

TILL THE NEXT TIME–JOE (JOE T)

LOVE HAS FINALLY COME MY WAY

MOONLIGHT MOUNTAIN

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SONNY JAMES “KATHLEEN”/”WALK TO THE DANCE”

SONNY JAMES IS ONE OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S GREATEST CHART ARTISTS. HE HAS CHARTED 72 HIT SINGLE RECORDS ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY MUSIC CHART BEGINNING IN 1953 WITH “THAT’S ME WITHOUT YOU” AND OF COURSE HIS GREATEST HIT OF ALL “YOUNG LOVE” IN 1956.
THE TUNES FEATURED HERE DID NOT CHART. “KATHLEEN” AND “WALK TO THE DANCE” ON CAPITOL RECORDS WERE RELEASED IN 1957. WHY FEATURE THEM? I BOUGHT THE 45RPM RECORD IN 1957 AND PLAYED IT ON MY PHONOGRAPH OVER AND OVER AND HAVE NEVER GOT TIRED OF THIS GREAT RECORD. WHY IT NEVER CHARTED? I DON’T KNOW, BUT WHEN IT IS PLAYED ON MY RADIO PROGRAM….MY AUDIENCE ENJOYS IT.
GIVE THIS GREAT RECORD A LISTEN, I THINK YOU WILL LIKE IT ALSO.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

“KATHLEEN”

“WALK TO THE DANCE”
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PHIL EVERLY JANUARY 3, 2014

IT IS SAD TO REPORT THAT PHIL EVERLY HAS PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 74. PHIL WAS BORN ON JANUARY 19, 1939 IN CHICAGO, ILLNOIS. HE AND BROTHER DON EVERLY BECAME THE GREATEST DUO OF THE ROCK ERA. THEY CHARTED 50 HIT RECORDINGS ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1968. PHIL BEGAN SINGING AT THE AGE OF 6, HIS BROTHER DON AT THE AGE OF 8 IN THEIR PARENTS BAND. THEY RECORDED FOR COLUMBIA RECORDS IN 1956 AND THEN SIGNED TO ARCHIE BLEYER’S, CADENCE RECORDS IN 1957. THEIR FIRST HIT RECORD WAS “BYE BYE LOVE” IN 1957 A #2 POP HIT AND A #1 COUNTRY HIT IN THE USA. THE EVERLY BROTHERS WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1986.

PLEASE SEE OTHER POSTS ON THE EVERLY BROTHERS ALONG WITH A JUKEBOX OF SOME OF THEIR BIGGEST HITS.

WE SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO THE EVERLY FAMILY. THAT WONDERFUL VOICE IS NOW A PART OF THE HEAVENLY CHOIR.1d39cf7a-16b3-3c48-ba48-d8525ff567dd12bf3145-c70b-3f1b-aa1d-4dfa48382e84323-1-im-Cover-7750Phil-Everly-One-Half-of-the-Everly-Brothers-Dies-Aged-74-413516-2The+Everly+Brothers+4

HANK WILLIAMS SR. HIS FIVE BIGGEST #1 HIT RECORDS


JAMBALAYA


LOVESICK BLUES


KAW-LIGA


WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME


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HANK WILLIAMS SR.

0a2caa2c67f3ff3a5ad9797f141c06e551zdAdxQwTL._SL500_AA280_HANK WILLIAMS SR. NOT ONLY CHANGED THE SOUND OF COUNTRY MUSIC BUT HIS MUSIC BECAME THE SOUND OF SOME OF THE BIG POP AND ROCK AND ROLL SOUNDS THE WORLD WOULD COME TO KNOW. HANK WAS BORN HIRAM KING WILLIAMS ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1923 IN MOUNT OLIVE, ALABAMA. HE DIED ON JANUARY 1, 1953 ON HIS WAY TO A CONCERT IN CANTON, OHIO. HE WAS 29 YEARS OLD.
I HIS LIFETIME HE WOULD CHART 33 COUNTRY HITS. HIS FIRST WOULD BE MOVE IT ON OVER, CHARTING IN AUGUST OF 1947 AND CLIMBING THE COUNTRY MUSIC CHART TO #4. BETWEEN 1947 AND 1952 HANK WOULD CHART 8 #1 HITS, WITH ONLY 3 OF HIS RECORDS NOT REACHING THE TOP 10 AND THEY WOULD BECOME #12 AND #14 HITS…NOT BAD AT ALL. HIS MUSIC WOULD CONTINUE TO RULE THE COUNTRY MUSIC CHARTS AFTER HIS PASSING. HIS NEXT THREE HITS AFTER HIS PASSING REACHED #1 ON THE COUNTRY CHARTS AND HE WOULD PLACE A TOTAL OF 42 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY MUSIC CHARTS.
HE WORKED ON THE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE FROM 1948-1949
THE GRAND OLE OPRY FROM 1949-1952
FORMED HIS OWN BAND..THE DRIFTING COWBOYS
ALSO RECORDED AS LUKE THE DRIFTER, HE WAS ELECTED TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME IN 1961 AND THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1987 AS A FOREFATHER OF ROCK AND ROLL.
HIS 5 BIGGEST HIT RECORDS ARE: 1-LOVESICK BLUES 1949 #1 FOR 16 WEEKS (42 WEEKS ON THE COUNTRY CHART)
2-JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU) 1952 #1 FOR 14 WEEKS
3-KAW-LIGA 1953 #1 13 WEEKS
4-WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME 1950 #1 FOR 10 WEEKS
5-HEY GOOD LOOKIN’ 1951 #1 FOR 8 WEEKS
HANK WOULD CHART 3 MORE HITS AFTER HIS PASSING, FOR A TOTAL OF 11 #1 HITS BETWEEN 1947 AND 1953.
SOME OF HIS TUNES WOULD BECOME BIG HITS FOR OTHER ARTISTS..COLD COLD HEART FOR TONY BENNETT, MY BUCKETS GOT A HOLE IN IT, FOR RICKY NELSON. BJ THOMAS WOULD HAVE A MILLION SELLER WITH, I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY AND JERRY LEE LEWIS WOULD HAVE A BIG HIT WITH, YOU WIN AGAIN..JUST TO NAME A FEW, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.
TO SAY HE TURNED COUNTRY MUSIC ON ITS EAR WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT..HIS MUSIC CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE ARTISTS TODAY…THERE IS ONLY ONE HANK WILLIAMS.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

RAY CHARLES “SWANEE RIVER ROCK”

RAY CHARLES FIRST HIT SINGLE ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS WAS “SWANEE RIVER ROCK” ON ATLANTIC RECORDS (ATLANTIC 1154). THE SINGLE RECORD MADE ITS CHART DEBUT ON OCTOBER 28, 1957. THE TUNE CLIMBED TO #34 AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 15 WEEKS. RAY’S HIT RECORD ALSO CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART, CLIMBING TO #14. THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE RECORD WAS “I WANT A LITTLE GIRL”, IT DID NOT CHART.

RAY WOULD GO ON TO PLACE 91 TUNES ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1993. HE WOULD CHART 86 RECORDS ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART BETWEEN 1949 AND 2002.

THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL IS PROUD TO POST RAY’S HIT RECORDING OF “SWANEE RIVER ROCK” FOR YOU TO ENJOY…JUST ONE OF THE HUGE NUMBER OF HIT SINGLE RECORDS RECORDED BY “THE GENIUS” RAY CHARLES.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL JUKEBOX…PATTI PAGE (2)

13 A Poor Man’s Roses (Or a Rich Man’s Gold)

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16 Left Right Out of Your Heart

14 Old Cape Cod

17 One of Us (Will Weep Tonight)

20 The Boys’ Night Out

Till the next time…Joe (JoeT)