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Hello, George Hamilton IV has had two recording careers, first as a teen pop star in 1956 and then as a top country artist in 1960. George was born on July 19, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He toured with Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent and The Everly Brothers. George charted 40 country hits between 1960 and 1978.
His first hit record entered the Billboard Top 100 in November of 1956. “A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH” on ABC-Paramount Records was a big hit climbing the chart and peaking at #6. Earlier in 1956 the record was released on the Colonial Records label as George Hamilton IV and The Country Gentlemen. ABC-Paramount picked up the single and gave it the distribution to make it a hit. “A Rose And A Baby Ruth” sold over a million copies. The huge hit enjoyed a 20 week run on the Top 100.
George’s next record…
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HERE IS DONNIE OWENS WITH SOME OF HIS BEST SIDES ON THE JAMIE/GUYDEN RECORDS LABEL. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY ONE OF OUR MOST REQUESTED TUNES “NEED YOU” ALONG WITH SOME OTHER GREAT SIDES. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL GUYDEN HIT..”NEED YOU”
OUT OF MY HEART
IF I’M WRONG
JOHNNY MAESTRO AND HIS MUSIC LIVE!!!! IN FACT HE IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ARTISTS ON MY BLOG PAGE AND IS ALSO VERY POPULAR ON MY RADIO SHOW ON http://www.oldiesplus.net DOESN’T MATTER WHAT GROUP..THE CRESTS OR THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE HIS MUSIC IS TIMELESS AND EVERYSONG THAT JOHNNY SANG BECAME HIS OWN.
THIS POST WILL FEATURE A FEW TUNES THAT ARE NOT “A” SIDES OF SINGLE RECORDS, BUT LESS KNOWN. THEY HAVE BECOME FAVORITES ON JOE T’S SODA SHOP. HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE GREAT JOHNNY MAESTRO..TIMELESS TREASURES.
TWEEDLE-DEE ON KING TUT 172..SINGLE RELEASE (1978)
IF MY HEART COULD WRITE A LETTER COED 535 “B” SIDE 1960
BUTTERFLY 1960 FROM COED LP 901
MR. HAPPINESS 1961 COED RECORDS
BESIDE YOU 1958 FLIP OF 16 CANDLES COED 506
Hello, The Crescendos were a rock and roll group from Nashville, Tennessee. They formed in 1957, members included cousins George Lanius and James Lanius, other members were, Ken Brigham, Tom Fortner and Jim Hall.
In January of 1958 The Crescendos charted their big hit, OH JULIE on Nasco Records. Their record became a huge hit charting at #5 on the Billboard Top 100 chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B chart. The record sold over one million copies and was awarded a “Gold Record”. OH JULIE featured the beautiful backing vocals of Janice Green, who happened to be auditioning at the recording studio where the single was recorded. The “B” side of the single record is MY LITTLE GIRL, it did not chart.
The Crescendos recorded two more singles for Nasco Records, but they did not chart. The group disbanded in 1959. Their one big hit is still popular on…
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I have had so many comments on this tune “OH JULIE” by The Crescendos that I had to re-post it. Joe
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
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)