IN THE CAN : MAY 1960

May 2, 1960 : Two-track session by HANK BALLARD and the Midnighters at
the King Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. "Broadway" stays on the shelf until
January 1962, when it appears as the B-side of "Do You Know How To Twist"
(from a later session) on King 5593. A new version of "Young Lady" 
is eventually released in 2009, on the 5-CD set "Nothing But Good, 1952-
1962" (Bear Family BCD 16795). 
Personnel : Hank Ballard (lead vocals) ; Lawson Smith, Norman Thrasher,
Henry Booth (background vocals) ; Billy Davis (guitar) ; Navarro Hastings
(electric bass) ; Mark Patterson, Gene Redd (trumpets) ; Hank Moore (tenor
sax) ; Jimmy Johnson (piano) ; Charles 'Hungry' Williams (drums).
Produced by Syd Nathan.

May 2, 1960 : RAY PETERSON records his biggest hit (# 7), "Tell Laura I
Love Her"/"Wedding Day" (RCA 47-7745, third week of May) and "I'm Tired", 
which will be used as the B-side of "My Blue Angel" (recorded on July 22, 
1959) in February 1961 (RCA 47-7845).
Personnel : Al Chernet, Billy Mure, Charles Macey (guitars) ; Lloyd Trotman
(bass) ; Andrew Ackers (piano) ; Bob Burns (sax) ; Bunny Shawker (drums).
Plus a 4-piece male vocal chorus.
Produced by Hugo & Luigi at RCA Victor Studio A in New York City.

Tuesday, May 3, 1960 : GEORGE HAMILTON IV does another session for the
ABC-Paramount label, resulting in the single "Loneliness Is All Around Me"/
"Before This Day Ends" (ABC-Paramount 10125, June). The location is Bradley 
Studio in Nashville.
Personnel : Hank Garland, Ray Edenton (guitars) ; John D. Loudermilk
(guitar / producer) ; Pete Drake (steel guitar) ; Lightnin' Chance (bass) ;
Buddy Harman (drums) ; The Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus).

May 4, 1960 : Six tracks are recorded by THE CRESTS in New York City :
"Trouble In Paradise"/"Always You" (Coed 531, late May, a # 20 hit),
"If My Heart Could Write A Letter" (Coed 535, August, B-side of the
# 81 hit "Journey Of Love), "Isn't It Amazing" (Coed 537, October, # 100),
"You Took the Joy Out Of Spring" and "Learning 'Bout Love". The latter 
two songs stay in the can until they appear on the CD "The Best Of the
Rest Of Johnny Maestro and the Crests" (Ace CDCHD 322, UK) in 1991.

May 4, 1960 : HOMER AND JETHRO record parodies of "He'll Have To Go"
and "Sink the Bismarck". These are released back to back on RCA 47-7744
in the third week of May.
Personnel : Homer Haynes (vocals / guitar) ; Jethro Burns (vocals / 
mandolin) ; Hank Garland (guitar) ; Joe Zinkan (bass) ; Bill Pursell 
(piano) ; Farris Coursey (drums) ; The Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus).
Produced by Chet Atkins at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville.

May 5, 1960 : THE FIVE SATINS do a session for the MGM subsidiary Cub, 
their only one for the label. "Your Memory"/"I Didn't Know" is released
on Cub 9071 in June and "These Foolish Things"/"A Beggar With A Dream"
on Cub 9077 in October. Two songs remain unissued : "Lover's Hill" and
"I Never Had A Sweetheart". Location is New York City.
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Leroy Kirkland or Bob Mersey.

May 5, 1960 : JIM REEVES records the A-sides of his next two singles at
Nashville's RCA Victor Studio. "I Know One" is coupled with "I'm Gettin' 
Better" (recorded on March 31, 1960) for release on RCA 47-7756, June.
Both sides will chart, "I Know One" reaching # 6 country and # 82 pop,
"I'm Getting' Better" # 3 country and # 37 pop. "I Missed Me" will be
paired with a new version of "Am I Losing You" (from a later session, on 
August 8), another double-sided hit (RCA 47-7800, October). "I Missed Me" 
peaks at # 3 country, # 44 pop, "Am I Losing You" at # 8 country and # 31 
pop.
Personnel : Jim Reeves (vocals / guitar) ; Hank Garland (guitar) ; Bob
Moore (bass) ; Floyd Cramer (piano) ; Marvin Hughes (vibes) ; Buddy Harman
(drums) ; The Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus). Plus a string section.
Arranged by Anita Kerr, produced by Chet Atkins.

May 6, 1960 : ELVIS PRESLEY continues to work on the soundtrack of the
Paramount film "G.I. Blues", this time at Radio Recorders in Hollywood.
Several new versions are recorded of "Shoppin' Around", "Pocketful Of
Rainbows", "Big Boots", "Tonight's All Right For Love" and "Frankfurt
Special". The "G.I. Blues" LP will be released on October 1 (RCA LPM 2256),
the new version of "Tonight's All Right For Love" will not be released
until 1974 when it comes out on the LP "A Legendary Performer, Vol 1"
(RCA CPL1-0341).
Personnel : Scotty Moore, Neal Matthews (guitars) ; Tiny Timbrell (rhythm
guitar / mandolin) ; Ray Siegel (bass) ; Dudley Brooks (piano) ; Jimmie
Haskell (accordion) ; Hoyt Hawkins (tambourine) ; D.J. Fontana, Bernie
Mattinson (drums) ; The Jordanaires (backup vocals).
Produced by Joseph Lilley and Hal Wallis.

May 6, 1960 : Final Capitol session by DEAN REED. The 45 "Hummingbird"
/"Pistolero" is released in September (Capitol 4438). Also recorded is
"I'll Be There" which is first issued on the CD "The Very Strange Story 
Of Dean Reed : The Red Elvis" (Bear Family BCD 16829) in November 2006. 
Personnel : Bobby Gibbons, Ray Pohlman (guitars) ; Morty Corb (bass) ; 
Justin Gordon (sax) ; Lincoln Mayorga (piano / arranger) ; Larry Bunker 
(drums) ; Milt Holland (percussion).

May 6, 1960 : BILLY WARD and the (reformed) Dominoes do a one-off 
session for the ABC-Paramount label in New York City. Two singles are 
the result : "The World Is Waiting For the Sunrise"/"You're Mine" (ABC-
Paramount 10128, June) and "The Gypsy"/"You" (ABC 10156, October).
The Dominoes are : Monroe Powell (lead vocals), Bruce Cloud, Milton 
Merle and Cliff Givens.
Arranged by Billy Ward, who also plays piano.

May 7, 1960 : The final Epic session of ERSEL HICKEY yields the single
"Stardust Brought Me You"/"Another Wasted Day" (Epic 9395, July). It is
a split session with Joey Carter, who cuts the single "The Name Game"/
"What Else Is New" (Epic 9393).
Personnel : Everett Barksdale, Bucky Pizzarelli, Warren Luckey, Elson
Smith (guitars) ; Dolores Dickens (bass) ; Bert Keyes (piano) ; Joe
Marshall, Jr. (drums).
Arranged and produced by Chuck Sagle at Columbia Studio A in New York
City.

Monday, May 9, 1960 : BOBBY BARE is at Radio Recorders in Hollywood for 
a three-track session. "Sweet Singin' Sam"/"More Than a Poor Boy Can Give" 
is his new single (Fraternity 867, June). Also recorded is a new version 
of "Lynching Party", which will eventually appear on the LP "500 Miles 
Away From Home" (RCA LPM 2835, December 1963). An alternate version of
"Sweet Singing Sam" remains unissued until 1994, when it will be included
on the CD boxset "All American Boy" (Bear Family BCD 15663).
"More Than A Poor Boy Can Give" (with Harlan Howard on guitar) will also
be released on RCA 47-8358 in May 1964 (c/w "Have I Stayed Away Too Long"
from a session on March 26, 1964).

May 10, 1960 : JOHNNY CASH does a rare non-Nashville session, at Radio
Recorders in Hollywood. Nine takes of "The Girl In Saskatoon" are laid
down, all of which can be found on CD 5 of the Bear Family box-set "The 
Man In Black, 1959-'62" (BCD 15562). The version of this song that was
issued in December 1960 (Columbia 41920) was recorded in November 1960. 
The rest of this Hollywood session is devoted to one song by Cash and his
pal Gordon Terry (an outrageous parody of "The Battle Of New Orleans",
issued on the Bear Family Gordon Terry CD - BCD 15881 -, not on the JC 
box-set) and to recordings by two of Cash's relatives, his nephew Roy 
Cash Jr. and his then-brother-in-law Ray Liberto.
Personnel : Johnny Cash (vocals / guitar) ; Luther Perkins, Johnny Cash,
Jr. (guitars) ; Marshall Grant (bass) ; Dick Stubbs (steel guitar) ; Jim 
Pierce (piano) ; Fury Kazak (drums). 
Produced by Don Law.

May 10, 1960 : Four-song session by J.B. LENOIR in Chicago. "Oh Baby"/"Do
What I Say" is released on Vee-Jay 352 in July. Two other tracks, "What Can
I Do" and "Itís the Thing", remain unissued. 
Personnel : J.B. Lenoir (vocals / guitar) ; Joe Montgomery (bass) ; Alex
Atkins, Ernest Cotton (tenor saxes) ; Jesse Fowler (drums).

May 11, 1960 : First Hickory session for MELVIN ENDSEY, at the RCA
Victor Studio in Nashville. He records four of his own compositions :
"You Make It Sound So Easy"/"The Search" (Hickory 1123, June) and "For
My Baby"/"Here I Am" (Hickory 1131, October).
Session musicians include possibly Hank Garland and Harold Bradley on
guitars and Jerry Byrd on bass.
Produced by Wesley Rose.

May 11, 1960 : First session of the instrumental group THE PILTDOWN MEN,
resulting in one single (Capitol 4414, August). "Brontosaurus Stomp" is 
the A-side in the USA and peaks at # 75. "McDonald's Cave" is the plug 
side in the UK, where it reaches # 14.
Personnel : Scott Gordon, Jackie Kelso (tenor saxes) ; Bob Bain (guitar) ;
Tommy Tedesco (bass guitar) ; Lincoln Mayorga (piano / arranger). Drums
by an unnamed timpani player from the L.A. Philharmonic.
Produced by Ed Cobb at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood. 

May 11, 1960 : GENE VINCENT's first recording session in the UK, at 
the EMI Studio, Abbey Road, London. The two tracks recorded, "Pistol
Packin' Mama" and "Weeping Wilow" are released in the UK on Capitol CL
15136 in June (a # 15 hit). In the US, "Pistol Packin' Mama" will be
coupled with "Anna Annabelle" (Capitol 4442, September), from a session
on October 17, 1958. 
Personnel on "Pistol Packin' Mama" : Colin Green (guitar) ; Vince Cooze 
(bass) ; Georgie Fame (piano) ; Ray McVay (tenor sax) ; Red Reece (drums).
Produced by Norrie Paramor, whose orchestra supplies the accompaniment
on "Weeping Willow".

May 12, 1960 : VARETTA DILLARD does her first session for Cub Records,
an MGM subsidiary. "Teaser"/"I Know I'm Good For You" is released on Cub
9073 in September. "Wondering Where You Are" and "Good To Me" stay in the
vaults until they appear on "The Lovin' Bird : Complete Recordings 1958-61,
Vol. 2" (Bear Family BCD 15432) in 1989.
Location : Capitol Studios, New York City.

May 12, 1960 : THE FOUR PREPS record their next single, "Madelina"/
"Sentimental Kid" (Capitol 4400, July). They are : Bruce Belland, Marvin
Inabnett, Glen Larson and Ed Cobb. The A-side was previously attempted
at the "Got A Girl" session of February 23, 1960.
Arranged and conducted by Lincoln Mayorga. Produced by Voyle Gilmore at 
the Capitol Tower in Hollywood.

May 12, 1960 : Three-track session by HANK SNOW at the RCA Victor studio
in Nashville. "Miller's Cave" is chosen as the A-side of his next single 
(RCA 47-7748, June, c/w "Change of the Tide" from a session on January
25) and will reach # 9 on the country charts. "The Man Behind the Gun"
is the subsequent single (RCA 47-7803, October, c/w "I'm Asking For A
Friend" from a later session). "Southbound" will be included on the LP
"Railroad Man" (RCA LPM 2705) in August 1963.
Personnel : Hank Snow (vocals / guitar) ; Chet Atkins, Ray Edenton, Hank
Garland (guitars) ; Joe Zinkan (bass) ; Marvin Hughes (piano) ; Farris
Coursey (drums) ; Unknown (vocal chorus).
Produced by Chet Atkins.

May 13, 1960 : SKEETER DAVIS records an answer to Hank Locklinís big hit
"Please Help Me Iím Falling". "(I Canít Help You) Iím Falling Too"/"No
Never" is released on RCA 47-7767 in July and peaks at # 2 on the country
charts and # 39 on the pop charts. "Someone Iíd Like To Forget" will be used
as the B-side of "My Last Date (With You)", from a session on October 10,
1960 (RCA 47-7825, December). A fourth track, "What Would You Do", remains
in the vaults.
Personnel : Hank Garland, Velma Smith (guitars) ; Jerry Byrd (bass) ; Floyd
Cramer (piano) ; Buddy Harman (drums).
Produced by Chet Atkins at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville.

Friday, May 13, 1960 : At EMI's Abbey Road Studio in London JOHNNY KIDD
and the Pirates record "Shakin' All Over" and "Yes Sir That's My Baby"
for their next single (UK HMV 753, June 10). "Shakin'", written in 
"six minutes or so the day before the session" (Brian Gregg), hits the
top of the UK charts on August 4, while it was intended to be the B-side!
Personnel : Johnny Kidd (vocals) ; Joe Moretti (lead guitar) ; Alan
Caddy (guitar) ; Brian Gregg (bass) ; Clem Cattini (drums).

May 17, 1960 : Drummer COZY COLE cuts four tracks in New York City.
"Cozy's Corner"/"Red Ball" is selected for release on King 5363 in June,
while "Little Eva" and "Fantasy" are consigned to the vaults.

May 17, 1960 : The vocal group THE TOP NOTES records material for two
singles in New York City : "Wonderful Time"/"Walkin' With Love" (Atlantic
2066, June) and "Say Yes"/"Warm Your Heart" (Atlantic 2080, November).
Group members include Derek Ray and Guy Howard.

May 18, 1960 : Saxophonist PLAS JOHNSON records four tracks for the LP
"Mood For the Blues" (Capitol T 1503, January 1961) : "Since I Fell For 
You", "Chloe", "Mood For the Blues" and "Tanya" (also released as a single, 
Capitol 4436, September, c/w "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" from a
later session).
Personnel : Plas Johnson (tenor sax) ; Rene Hall, Bill Pitman (guitars) ;
Ray Johnson (piano) ; Ernie Freeman (organ) ; Red Callender (bass) ; Earl 
Palmer (drums). Plus a string section, arranged by Gerald Wilson.

May 19, 1960 : The last DRIFTERS session with Ben E. King as their lead
singer. "Save the Last Dance For Me"/"Nobody But Me" is released in August 
on Atlantic 2071. A number one hit, both pop and R&B. "I Count the Tears"
follows in December (Atlantic 2087, c/w "Suddenly There's A Valley" from
a session on April 28, 1958) and peaks at # 17 pop, # 6 R&B. "Sometimes I
Wonder" is saved until June 1962 for release on Atlantic 2151 (coupled
with "Jackpot" from an October 1961 session).
Personnel : Ben E. King (lead baritone) ; Charlie Thomas (tenor) ; Dock
Green (baritone) ; Elsbeary Hobbs (bass vocals) ; Billy Davis (guitar) ;
Unknown (other instruments).
Arranged by Stan Applebaum. Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller at
Bell Sound Studio in New York City.

May 19, 1960 : ROBIN LUKE is at United Recording Corporation Studios in
Hollywood to cut his next single, "Well Oh, Well Oh (Don't You Know)"/
"Ever Lovin'" (Dot 16096, July), songs that were originally recorded by 
George Weston and Dave Burgess respectively. Unissued from this session 
is "Doll Like You".

May 23, 1960 : DON GIBSON does an evening session at Nashville's RCA 
Victor Studio where he records his new single, "Far Far Away"/"(I'd Be) 
A Legend In My Time" (RCA 47-7762, July). It will peak at # 11 on the
country charts and # 72 on the pop charts.
Personnel : Don Gibson (vocals / guitar) ; Hank Garland, Chet Atkins,
Jimmie Selph (guitars) ; Junior Huskey (bass) ; Floyd Cramer (piano) ;
Buddy Harman (drums) ; The Jordanaires (vocal chorus).
Produced by Chet Atkins.

May 24, 1960 : Four-track session for BILL DOGGETT and his combo in
Cincinnati. "Buttered Popcorn" is his next single (King 5364, July,
c/w "The Slush" from a session on August 19, 1959). "The Doodle
Twist" will be issued twice as a single, first on King 5482 in April
1961 (c/w "Bugle Nose", also recorded on August 19, 1959), then again
on King 5599 (February 1962), c/w "Gene's Dream", also from this May
session. The fourth track, "Two Up", is included on the LP "Back Again
With More Bill Doggett" (King LP 723, November).
Personnel : Clifford Scott, Ray Felder, Osborne Whitfield (tenor
saxes) ; Floyd 'Candy' Johnson (baritone sax) ; Billy Butler (guitar) ;
Bill Willis (bass) ; Bill Doggett (organ / arranger) ; Alvin Johnson
(drums).

May 24, 1960 : FERLIN HUSKY cuts the second biggest hit of his career,
"Wings Of A Dove"/"Next To Jimmy" (Capitol 4406, July). It will top the
country charts for ten weeks and reaches # 12 on the pop charts. Husky's
alter ego, SIMON CRUM, also records two tracks. "Country Music Fiddler"
is an October release (Capitol 4464, c/w "I Feel Better All Over" from
a session on November 4, 1954). "Goodbye Cruel World" will see its first
release on the CD "Country Music Is Here To Stay : The Complete Simon
Crum a.k.a Ferlin Husky On Capitol" (Collector's Choice CCM-295-2) in
2002.
Produced by Ken Nelson at Bradley Studio in Nashville.

May 24, 1960 : GENE McDANIELS records the single "Green Door"/"The Facts
Of Life" (Liberty 55265, August), along with "Love Me Tender", which is
saved until 1962 for inclusion on the LP "Hit After Hit" (Liberty LRP 3258).
Produced by Snuff Garrett in Los Angeles.

May 24, 1960 : JACK SCOTT also does a four-track session on this day.
"It Only Happened Yesterday"/"Cool Water" is selected as the next 45
(Top Rank 2055, June). "True Love Is Blind" is first released on the
LP "Jack Scott, Vol. 2 : Greaseball" (Buffalo Bop LP 2050) in 1985. 
A first attempt at "Fancy Meeting You Again" stays on the shelf until 
the release of the Bear Family 5-CD box-set "The Classic Scott" (BCD
15534) in 1992.
Arranged by Bill Sanford, produced by Sonny Lester at Bell Sound Studio
in New York City.

May 24, 1960 : WYNN STEWART does another session for the Challenge label.
"Playboy"/"Heartaches For A Dime" is released in the first week of July 
on Challenge 59084. A third track, "Searching For Another You", ends up 
on the LP "Wynn Stewart" (Wrangler WR 1006) in 1962.
Personnel : Wynn Stewart (vocals / guitar) ; Alan Norris, Lewis Talley 
(guitars) ; Ralph Mooney (steel guitar) ; Bob Morris (bass) ; Gordon 
Terry (fiddle) ; George French (piano) ; Pee Wee Adams (drums).
Produced by Joe Johnson at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. 

Wednesday, May 25, 1960 is the recording date of the JOHNNY BOND single 
"Hot Rod Lincoln"/"Five Minute Love Affair" (Republic 2005, June). Peak
position on the Billboard pop charts : #26.
For the UK market, title and lyrics were changed to "Hot Rod Jalopy"
(London HLU 9189).
The location is Radio Recorders in Hollywood, the session musicians
include Joe Maphis on guitar.
Produced by Joe Johnson.

May 25, 1960 : TOMMY SANDS cuts his next single, "The Old Oaken Bucket"/
"These Are the Things You Are" (Capitol 4405, July 18). A # 73 hit in
the US, # 25 in the UK. Also recorded is "On And On", released on Capitol
4470 in December (c/w "Dr. Heartache" from a later session). "Nancy" has
never been issued.
Backing by Jimmie Haskell and his orchestra. Produced by Ken Nelson at
the Capitol Tower in Hollywood.

May 26, 1960 : At Bradley Studio in Nashville, LEFTY FRIZZELL records
three songs : "What You Gonna Do, Leroy?"/"That's All I Can Remember"
(Columbia 41751, July) and "So What! Let It Rain" (Columbia 42253,
December 1961, c/w "I Feel Sorry For Me" from a session on February 7,
1961).
Personnel : Lefty Frizzell (vocals / guitar) ; Grady Martin, Harold
Bradley (guitars) ; Don Helms (steel guitar) ; Joe Zinkan (bass) ; 
Floyd Cramer (piano) ; Buddy Harman (drums) ; Unknown (vocal chorus).
Produced by Don Law.

May 26, 1960 : RONNIE SELF's second session for Decca results in the
single "I've Been There"/"So High" (Decca 31131, August).
Personnel : Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Harold Bradley (guitars) ;
Bob Moore (bass) ; Floyd Cramer (piano) ; Buddy Harman (drums) ; The
Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus).
Produced by Owen Bradley at Bradley Studio in Nashville.

May 26, 1960 : THE SH-BOOMS (formerly The Chords) record a "Sh-Boom"-
styled version of "Blue Moon" (almost a year before the Marcels), coupled
with "Short Skirts" (Atlantic 2074, August). The third track from this
session, "Make A Wish", has never been released.
Personnel : Carl Feaster, Claude Feaster, Jimmy Keys, Floyd McRae, Bill
Edwards (vocals) ; George Barnes, Wally Richardson (guitars) ; George
Duvivier (bass) ; King Curtis (tenor sax) ; Dick Hyman (piano) ; Joe
Venuto (vibes) ; Panama Francis (drums) ; The Harry Lokofsky Strings.
Arranged and directed by Reggie Obrecht in New York City.

May 27, 1960 : CHARLIE RICH records at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis.
Four of the seven songs from this session will appear on the album
"Lonely Weekends" (Phillips International PLP 1970, August 23) : "C.C.
Rider", "Juanita", "Apple Blossom Time" and "Break-Up". "It's Too Late"
is used as the B-side of "Just A Little Bit Sweet" (from a later session)
in September 1961 (Phillips International 3572). "My Heart Cries For
You" gets its first release on the LP "A Time For Tears" (Sun LP 123)
in 1971 and "Right Behind You Baby" on the LP "The Early Years" (Sun
LP 132) in 1974.
Personnel : Charlie Rich (vocals / piano) ; Scotty Moore (guitar) ;
Billy Riley (bass) ; Martin Willis (sax) ; Jimmy Van Eaton (drums) ;
Unknown (vocal chorus, probably the Gene Lowery Singers).
Produced by Sam Phillips.

May 29, 1960 : Another session by JOHN BARRY and his orchestra at
EMI's Abbey Road studio. The result is "Blueberry Hill"/"Never Let Go",
their new single, released on June 24 (Columbia DB 4480). Both sides
will chart in the UK, "Blueberry Hill" peaking at # 34 and the other
side (a film theme) at # 49.
Produced by Norman Newell.

May 1960, unknown date : ROD BERNARD records his next two singles, 
"Dance Fool Dance"/"Two Young Fools In Love" (Mercury 71654, June)
and "Strange Kisses"/"Just A Memory" (Mercury 71689, September). 
Produced by Bill Hall in Nashville.

May 1960, unknown date : JOHNNY AND DORSEY BURNETTE record "We're Having
A Party" in Los Angeles. It has a very limited release on the Open House
label (no number) in June, a single-sided disc probably only issued to a
few DJ's on the West Coast. First commercial release on the LP "We're
Having A Party" (Rockstar RS-LP 1017) in 1988.
Personnel : Johnny Burnette (duet vocals / acoustic guitar) ; Dorsey
Burnette (duet vocals / percussion) ; Unknown (piano) ; Bud Dain, Bob
Harris, Sam Riddle (spoken parts / producers).

May 1960, unknown date : ETTA JAMES records two duets with Harvey Fuqua,
"If I Can't Have You" and "My Heart Cries", released on Chess 1760 in July,
and credited to Etta and Harvey (a # 6 R&B hit, # 52 pop). At the same
session she cuts three solo recordings, "My Dearest Darling" (Argo 5368,
August, # 5 R&B, # 34 pop), "I Just Want To Make Love To You", the later
B-side of "At Last" (Argo 5380, December) and the LP track "Let Me Know"
(album "Etta James", Argo LP 4013, released early 1962).
Arranged and conducted by Riley Hampton. Produced by Leonard and Phil
Chess at the Chess studio in Chicago.

May 1960, unknown date : THE PLATTERS record three tracks at Mercury
Sound Studio in New York City : "Movin' In", "One Love" and "The Miracle".
None of them was issued at the time, but all three tracks appear on the
Bear Family 9-CD box-set "Four Platters And One Lovely Dish" (BCD 15741),
released in 1994.

With thanks to Phil Davies, Steve Walker, Mark Potter, Mike Thompson and
Henk Gorter

Additions and corrections welcome.
Dik

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