Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Number six

I'm continuing the lists of records that made it into my personal top ten between 1960 and 1965, with a look at the discs that made it as high as number six. There are some truly crap records during the first couple of years, showing a lack of taste in my youth, or maybe a lack of decent records at the time, but they do improve as time goes on.
1960: Who Could Be Bluer - Jerry Lordan; Ain't Misbehaving - Tommy Bruce; Sing Like An Angel - Jerry Lordan; Pistol Packin' Mama - Gene Vincent; Walkin' The Floor Over You - Pat Boone; Them There Eyes - Emile Ford; Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette; The Twist - Chubby Checker; Is It Me - Tracey Pendarvis; Lonely Teenager - Dion.
1961: A Thousand Stars - Billy Fury; Angel Baby - Rosie & the Originals (pictured); Wheels - String-alongs; Ebony Eyes - Everly Brothers; I'm Learning About Love - Brenda Lee; Baby Roo - Connie Francis; Asia Minor - Kokomo; You're Driving Me Crazy - Temperance Seven; Oh Lonesome me - Johnny Cash; Billy Boy - Dick Charlesworth; Pasadena - Temperance Seven; The Fish - Bobby Rydell; I'm Going Home - Gene Vincent; Transistor Sister - Freddie Cannon; Muskrat - Everly Brothers; My Boomerang Won't Come Back - Charlie Drake; Why Can't You - Clarence Frogman Henry; Crazy - Patsy Cline; Settin' The Woods On Fire - Johnny Burnette; Let There be Drums - Sandy Nelson.
1962: Be A leader - Lloyd Price; Teen Queen Of The Week - Freddie Cannon; Lose Your Inhibitions Twist - Chubby Checker; My Real Name - Fats Domino; Teenage Idol - Ricky Nelson; Reminiscing - Buddy Holly; Heart In Hand - Brenda Lee; It Might As Well Rain Until September - Carole King; Heartaches - Patsy Cline; Leah - Roy Orbison; Susie Darling - Tommy Roe.
1963: The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee; You're All Grown Up - Johnny Horton; Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick; Old Smokey Locomotion - Little Eva; My Way - Eddie Cochran; Ups And Downs Of Love - Freddie Cannon; You Can't Sit Down - Dovells; Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker; Blowing In The Wind - Peter Paul & Mary; Everybody Monkey - Freddie Cannon; The Trouble With Boys - Little Eva; What Does A Girl Do - Marcie Blane; Bo Diddley Is A Lover - Bo Diddley.
1964: Talkin' About My Baby - Impressions; I'm On Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis; The Matador - Major Lance; Keep On Pushing - Impressions; High Priced Woman - John Lee Hooker; Try It Baby - Marvin Gaye; Ride The Wild Surf - Jan & Dean; Walkin' In The Rain - Ronettes; Watch Your Step - Bobby Parker; That's What Love Is Made Of - Miracles.
1965: Baby Don't You Do it - Marvin Gaye; Tonight's The Night - Solomon Burke; Incense - Anglos; I'll Never Get Over You - Everly Brothers; Last Love, Last Kiss, Goodbye - Joe Williams; Go Now - Bessie Banks (pictured); All Or Nothing - Patti Labelle & her Belles.


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