Week 18 – 1961

Linda Scott

Linda Scott, #3 this week

The weekly Youtube playlist is available here!

#1 Del Shannon – Runaway

It was already number one last week.

#2 Ernie K-Doe – Mother-in-Law

This song will be number one in three weeks. Wait a moment.

#3 Linda Scott – I’ve Told Every Little Star

Written by Oscar hammerstein II and composed by Jerome Kern in 1932 for the musical play Music in the Air, the older records I found of it is by Mary Ellis in 1933 (1932?) and the Jack Dennis and His Orchestra version, 1932. The 1961, by Linda Scott, turn in into this famous pop song. There were a lot of verisons of it, so let’s talk about samples and Youtube home-made versions.

It was first sampled by Cypress Hill in 1993 for the song Lil’ Putos (produced by DJ Muggs). Really good and original use. But Knock Knock by Mac Miller (2010, produced by ID Labs) is fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun fun fun.
I also liked this unplugged version by the youtube version imi87 and this one, also acoustic, by The Heavy Boxes.

#4 Gene McDaniels – A Hundred Pounds of Clay

This song will be number three nexy week. Wait a moment.

#5 The Marcels – Blue Moon

This song was number one four weeks ago.

#6 Clarence Henry – But I Do

This song was number four last week.

#7 Adam Wade – Take Good Care of Her

First single of Adam Wade, this song is difficult to find not sung by Elvis Presley, who covered it in 1973-74. The ELvis Presley is really a parody of the end of his career (yes, the end was his longer period). By the way, Dean Martin covered it in 1963, with a very present choir. We could also joke about the commercial pop-folk version of the Partridge Family (1972) the Jo Sung Mo make-the-tennage-girl-cry version, but Brook Bendon used his great crooner voice on it in 1962.

#8 Ray Charles – One Mint Julep

This song is a cover of the first single of The Clovers, written by Ruby Toombs. The orgue Hammond B3 used for this song (and the album Genius + Soul = Jazz), really makes this instrumental version sound like a MIDI, so I really prefer the Clovers version. Sarah Vaughan recorded a feminin version of it in 1962. Bob James also recroded a seventy disco-funk instrumental version in 1974. you can easily find a list of known covers.

#9 Brenda Lee – You Can Depend on Me

This song will be number six next week. Wait a moment.

#10 Floyd Cramer – On the Rebound

This song was number four two weeks ago.

AND NOW, TMAVISUWWOTP (The Most Amazing Video I Stumbled Upon While Working On This Post)!!

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