Roy Orbison “You Got It”

“You Got It” is a song from Roy Orbison’s twenty-second studio album, Mystery Girl (1989). The song was released in January 1989 with “The Only One” as the B-side,and according to the Official Roy Orbison Discography by Orbison researcher Marcel Riesco, released again with “Crying” (version with k. d. lang) shortly thereafter. The A-side reached […]

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Personality | Lloyd Price

Originally posted on MissBackInThe DayUSA Lloyd Price (born March 9, 1933) is an American R&B vocalist. Known as “Mr. Personality”, after one of his million-selling hits. His first recording, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, was a hit on Specialty Records in 1952, and although he continued to release records, none were as popular until several years later, […]

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Fats Domino’s song has been covered by The Four Seasons (1963), John Lennon (1975), Paul McCartney (1988) and most notably, Cheap Trick (1978), among others. And, in 1955 when the song was originally recorded, his song galloped to high ratings selling a million copies. The song gained national fame after being covered by Pat Boone. […]


The Plea | Chantels

Pinterest The Plea is a song written in 1957 by Arlene Smith (Chantels member and lead vocalist) and Richard Barrett. Barrett was an American singer, musician, composer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and producer Manager and the founder of Princeton Records Barrett grew out of his teenage years, performing in Philadelphia with the Royal Angels, he moved […]

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Let Me In | The Sensations

A Philly vocal group who were originally known as the Cavaliers in 1954, the Sensations initially featured dual lead vocalists Yvonne Mills Baker and Tommy Wicks. They enjoyed two Top 40 R&B hits in that vein, the biggest being “Please Mr. Disc Jockey” for Atco in 1956. They changed their style and lineup in 1961, […]

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Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill”

Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone. Source

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Hank Ballard, Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go

In 1953, Ballard joined doo-wop group the Royals, which had previously been discovered by Johnny Otis and signed to Federal Records(a division of King Records), in Cincinnati. Ballard joined Henry Booth, Charles Sutton, Sonny Woods and Alonzo Tucker in the group, replacing previous singer Lawson Smith. The Royals released “Get It” (1953), an R&B song […]

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In May 1957, songwriter Bob Crewe saw a couple embracing through a windowshade as he passed on a train. He quickly set about turning the image into a song. Frank Slay, who owned the small Philadelphia record label XYZ with Crewe, added lyrics, and they soon had a complete song ready to record. The story […]