IN THE CAN : AUGUST 1960
August 1, 1960 : SONNY ANDERSON records his second and last single for
Imperial, "Our Love Could Never Be"/"Fool". Release on Imperial 5689 in
Location is Los Angeles.
Personnel and producer unknown.
August 3, 1960 : JOHNNY BOND records five more tracks for the LP "That
Wild, Wicked But Wonderful West" (Starday SLP 147, early 1962) : "Empty
Saddles", "The Bully", "At Dawn I Die", "Wanderers Of the Wasteland" and
"The Deadwood Stage".
The studio is Radio Recorders in Hollywood.
August 3, 1960 : During his first session for Imperial, FRANKIE FORD cuts
a cover version of Joe Jones's "You Talk Too Much". The reverse, "If You've
Got Troubles", comes from the same session (Imperial 5686, rush-released).
Peak position is # 87 (pop).
Backing by members of Cosimo Matassa's studio band. Produced by Dave
Bartholomew at Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans.
August 3, 1960 : KRIS JENSEN records material for two singles. "School
Bus"/"Perfect Lover" hits the market in mid-August (Leader 808) and "Your
Daddy Don't Like Me"/"Please Let Me Love You Tonight" in January 1961
Though Leader is a New York label (subsidiary of Kapp Records), this was
a Nashville session, probably produced by Wesley Rose.
August 3-4, 1960 : CARL MANN spends two days at the new Sun Studio on
Madison Avenue in Memphis. "Born To Be Bad" is released as a single on
March 11, 1961 (Phillips International 3564, B-side of the previously
recorded "The Wayward Wind"), after being overdubbed with violins on
October 2. "I'm Walking the Dog", "Ubangi Stomp" and "Don't Let the Stars
Get In Your Eyes", all originally unissued, will appear on various European
LP's between 1975 and 1977. "I Don't Care","I Love You, I Adore You" and
"Stop the World and Let Me Off" will see their first appearance in 1985,
on the Swedish LP "14 Unissued Sides" (Jan/Star Club 33-8022). "Are You
Teasing Me" stays in the can until the release of the 4-CD Carl Mann box-
set "Mona Lisa" on Bear Family (BCD 15713) in 1993.
Personnel : Carl Mann (vocals / piano) ; Eddie Bush (guitar) ; R.W.
Stevenson (bass) ; Charlie Rich (piano) ; Jimmy Van Eaton (drums).
Produced by Sam Phillips and / or Charles Underwood.
August 4, 1960 : WYNONIE HARRIS is back in the studio, after three years
without a recording contract. A remake of "Bloodshot Eyes" is coupled with
"Sweet Lucy Brown" for release on Roulette 4291 in October. "Spread the
News" is first issued on the CD "Roulette Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 2" (Sequel
NEM CD 670, UK) in 1994. Location is New York City.
August 4, 1960 : CHARLIE RICH cuts two tracks at the new Sun studio in
Memphis. "On My Knees" is the A-side of his next single (Phillips Inter-
national 3562), released on September 7 (c/w "Stay" from a 1959 session).
"The Loneliest Days" (a.k.a. "There's Something You Should Know" and, in
its instrumental form, as "Sad News") stays in the vaults until 1998 when
Bear Family releases the 3-CD box-set "Lonely Weekends : The Sun Years
1958-1962" (BCD 16152).
Personnel : Charlie Rich (vocals / piano) ; Sidney Manker (guitar) ; Billy
Riley (bass) ; Martin Willis (sax) ; Jimmy Van Eaton (drums).
Produced by Sam Phillips and/or Charles Underwood.
August 5, 1960 : LLOYD PRICE does a five-track session in New York City.
"Just Call Me (And I'll Understand)"/"Who Coulda' Told You" is his next
single, released in the third week of August (ABC-Paramount 10139). Peaks
at # 79. "Rainbow Joe" will be included on the LP "Cookin' With Lloyd Price"
(ABC-Paramount 382) in 1961. "Oh!! What A Memory" and "Awake Me When the
Party's Over" remain unissued.
Produced by Sid Feller, who also conducts the 14-piece orchestra.
August 6, 1960 : FATS DOMINO pays another visit to Cosimo Recording Studio
in New Orleans. "Natural Born Lover" will become the B-side of "My Girl
Josephine" (recorded on July 18) in October (Imperial 5704) and charts in
its own right (# 38). It is also released on the LP "A Lot Of Dominoes"
(Imperial LP 9127, October), along with "Magic Isles", "It's the Talk of
the Town" and "You Always Hurt the One You Love" (later released as a 45,
Imperial 5937, March 1963). The fifth track from this session, "Am I Blue",
is first released on the LP "Let the Four Winds Blow" (Imperial LP 9153)
in June 1961. All tracks are later overdubbed with strings.
Personnel : Fats Domino (vocals / piano) ; Herb Hardesty, Buddy Hagans
(tenor saxes) ; Clarence Ford (baritone sax) ; Roy Montrell (guitar) ;
Jimmie Davis (bass) ; Cornelius Coleman (drums).
Produced by Dave Bartholomew.
Monday, August 8, 1960 : ROY ORBISON records the follow-up to his big hit
"Only the Lonely" at Nashville's RCA Victor Studio. "Blue Angel"/"Today's
Teardrops" is released at the end of August (Monument 425, a # 9 hit).
Also recorded is "I'll Say It's My Fault", for Roy's first Monument LP,
"Lonely And Blue" (Monument M 4002, December).
Personnel : Bob Moore (bass / producer) ; Floyd Cramer (piano) ; Boots
Randolph (sax) ; Buddy Harman (drums) ; Unknown (guitar) ; Joe Melson
and the Anita Kerr Singers (background vocals). Plus a string section,
arranged by Anita Kerr.
Executive producer : Fred Foster.
August 8, 1960 : At Radio Recorders in Hollywood, ELVIS PRESLEY cuts
four tracks intended for the soundtrack of the movie "Flaming Star" :
"Black Star", "Britches", "A Cane and a High Starched Collar" (the only
song actually used in the film) and "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears". The
latter is overdubbed on August 11. The movie's title track will be laid
down on October 7, 1960. All four songs will be released on different
LP's in 1961, 1965, 1974 and 1979.
Personnel : Howard Roberts, Tiny Timbrell (guitars) ; Meyer Rubin (bass) ;
Dudley Brooks (piano) ; Jimmie Haskell (accordion) ; Bernie Mattinson
(drums) ; The Jordanaires (backup vocals).
Produced by Urban Thielmann.
August 9, 1960 : COOKIE AND THE CUPCAKES undertake a session for the
Mercury label, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. "Matilda Has Finally Come
Back" is coupled with "Part Of Everything" for release on Mercury 71748
in December. Two other titles, "All Your Lovin' Baby" and "I Don't Have
To Cry Anymore" remain in the vaults.
Personnel (probably) : Huey Thierry (lead vocals) ; Marshall Laday
(guitar) ; Joe 'Blue' Landry (bass) ; Shelton Dunaway (alto sax) ; Sidney
Reynaud (tenor sax) ; Ernest Jacobs (piano) ; Sokol Richardson (drums).
August 9, 1960 : JOHNNY HORTON's last session before his untimely death
is a one-song session. "North To Alaska" is rush-released on August 22 on
Columbia 41782. It will top the country charts for five weeks (after his
death) and reaches # 4 on the pop charts. The lower deck is "The Mansion
You Stole", recorded on March 9, 1960.
Personnel : Grady Martin, Jack Shook, Harold Bradley, Tommy Tomlinson
(guitars) ; Joe Zinkan (bass) ; Buddy Harman (drums) ; The Plainsmen
Produced by Don Law at Bradley Studio in Nashville.
August 9-10, 1960 : JIMMY JONES cuts six tracks during a two-day session
in New York City, but only "Ee-I Ee-I Oh!" will see a release (Cub 9076,
September, c/w "Itchin' For Love", recorded on March 3, 1960).
The unissued titles are : "New World's Record", "Magic Moment", "Cry For
the Man", "Movin' On" (all recorded on the 9th) and "Upstairs".
King Curtis plays tenor sax, more details unknown.
Produced by Otis Blackwell.
August 10, 1960 : CLYDE McPHATTER is at the Fine Studio in New York City
to record no less than eleven tracks. "One More Chance" will be his next 45
(Mercury 71740, November, c/w "Before I Fall In Love Again" from a session
later in the month), while "You're Moving Me" is saved for a later single
(Mercury 71809, April 1961, c/w "Whole Heap Of Love" from a session in
1961). The other nine tracks will be included on his LP "Ta Ta" (Mercury
MG 20597, November), together with three tracks already recorded in June
(see In the Can June 1960). Titles : "How Many Times", Why Was I the One
You Chose", "Everything's Gonna Be All Right", "Let Me Shake the Hand",
"What's Love To Me", "For All You've Done", "Not Me", "All About Love"
and "High School Social".
Arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks, produced by Clyde Otis.
See also August 29.
August 10, 1960 : The first RCA session by ROGER MILLER results in the
single "(In the Summertime) You Don't Want My Love"/"Footprints in the
Snow" (RCA 47-7776, September 12).
Personnel : Hank Garland, Ben Shaefele (guitars) ; Junior Huskey (bass) ;
Floyd Cramer (piano) ; Buddy Harman (drums) ; The Anita Kerr Singers
Produced by Chet Atkins at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville.
August 11, 1960 : THE CRICKETS record their final single for the Decca
group of labels : "Peggy Sue Got Married"/"Don't Cha Know" (Coral 62238,
December 5). The lead singer on these tracks is David Box.
Location : United Recorders, Hollywood.
August 11, 1960 : THE DANLEERS record four tracks in New York City.
Two of them are coupled for single release : "I'll Always Believe In
You"/"Little Lover" (Epic 9421, October). "I'll Be Forever Yours" and
"The Light of Love" stay in the vaults until they are included on the
Bear Family CD "One Summer Night" (BCD 15503) in 1994.
Personnel : Jimmy Weston, Louis Williams, Douglas Ebron, Terry Wilson,
Frank Clemens (vocals) ; Carl Lynch, Wally Richardson (guitars) ; Doles
Dickens (bass) ; Ernie Hayes (piano) ; King Curtis (tenor sax) ; Joe
Marshall (drums). Plus a 6-piece string section.
Arranged and produced by Chuck Sagle.
August 12, 1960 : Four-track session by BOBBY VEE at United Recorders
in Hollywood. "Rubber Ball" will be selected as the A-side of the next
single (Liberty 55287, November 7, c/w "Everyday", recorded on August 9).
A # 6 hit. "Poetry In Motion" and "Foolish Tears" are included on Bobby's
second LP, simply titled "Bobby Vee" (Liberty LRP 3181, March 1961).
A second version of "Wishing" (previously attempted in June) sits in
the vaults until it sees the light of day on EMI's expanded edition of
Vee's "I Remember Buddy Holly" CD (CDP 7-96057-2) in 1992 (incorrectly
labelled as "Version 1").
Arranged by Ernie Freeman, produced by Snuff Garrett.
August 13, 1960 is the recording date of the BOBBY HELMS single "Lonely
River Rhine"/"Guess We Thought the World Would End" (Decca 31148, first
week of September). A # 16 country hit.
Personnel : Harold Bradley, Hank Garland, Grady Martin (guitars) ; Don
Helms (steel guitar) ; Bob Moore (bass) ; Floyd Cramer (piano) ; Buddy
Harman (drums) ; Unknown (vocal chorus).
Produced by Owen Bradley at Bradley Studio in Nashville.
August 13-14 and 17-22, 1960 : Busy days for BOBBY DARIN. On August 13,
14, 17 and 22 he records the LP "Two Of A Kind" with Johnny Mercer (Atco
33-126, February 1961), arranged by Billy May, whose orchestra provides
On August 18, Bobby lays down the A-sides of two forthcoming singles,
"Artificial Flowers" (Atco 6179, September, c/w "Somebody To Love" from
a session on July 22, 1959) and "Lazy River" (Atco 6188, January 1961,
c/w "Oo-Ee Train" from a later session). Both 45s will chart, peaking at
# 20 and # 14 respectively. This time the arranger is Richard Behrke.
The next three days (Aug. 19-21) are spent on the Xmas LP "The 25th Day
Of December" (Atco 33-125 October), arranged by Bobby Scott. From this
album "Christmas Auld Lang Syne" and "Child Of God" are released as a
single (Atco 6183, early December). Likewise "Ave Maria"/"O Come All Ye
Faithful" in November 1961 (Atco 6211).
All sessions produced by Ahmet Ertegun at United Recorders in Los Angeles.
August 14, 1960 : THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN cover the Ventures' hit "Walk
Don't Run", for release on Columbia DB 4505 on September 2. A # 11 hit
in the UK. The flip, "I'm Movin' On" is also recorded on this day and
credited to "The John Barry Seven Plus Four".
Arranged by John Barry, produced by Norman Newell at EMI's Abbey Road
studio in London, England.
August 16, 1960 : First of five (!) August dates by BRENDA LEE, all at
Bradley Studio in Nashville. On this day she records the A-sides of her
next two singles, "I Want To Be Wanted" (Decca 31149, September, Brenda's
second # 1 hit) and "Emotions" (Decca 31149, December, a # 7 hit). The
third track from this session is "Do I Worry (Yes I Do)", which will be
included on the LP "All the Way" (Decca DL 4176) in August 1961.
Personnel (probably) : Hank Garland, Grady Martin (guitars) ; Harold
Bradley (electric bass) ; Bob Moore (bass) ; Floyd Cramer (piano) ;
Buddy Harman (drums) ; Unknown (strings).
Produced by Owen Bradley.
See also August 18-19 and August 30-31.
August 16-17, 1960 : More recording activity by HANK BALLARD and the
Midnighters at the King Studio in Cincinnati. The tracks from the August
16 session are all released as singles : "If You'd Forgive Me" (King 5400,
September, B-side of "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go", recorded on July 26),
"The Hoochie Coochi Coo" (King 5430, November, c/w "I'm Thinking Of You"
from a session on March 31) and "When I Need You" (King 5677, August 1962,
c/w "Dream World", which will be cut on January 6, 1962). The three tracks
of August 17 will all find a place on the album "Spotlight On Hank Ballard"
(King 740, February 1961) : "Mona Lisa", "Just One More Chance" and
Personnel : Hank Ballard (lead vocals) ; Lawson Smith, Henry Booth, Norman
Thrasher (background vocals) ; Billy Davis (guitar) ; Navarro Hastings
(electric bass) ; Jimmy Johnson (piano) ; Hank Moore (tenor sax) ; Philip
Produced by Syd Nathan.
Wednesday, August 17, 1960 : Since Ahmet Ertegun is busy with Bobby Darin
in Los Angeles, Jerry Wexler produces a LaVERN BAKER session by himself.
"Bumble Bee"/"My Time Will Come" is selected for the next single (Atlantic
2077, October). "You Said" and "A Little Bird Told Me So" both end up on
the LP "See See Rider" (Atlantic LP 8071, December 1962).
Location : Atlantic Studio, New York City.
Personnel : Mickey Baker, Carl Lynch (guitar) ; Abie Baker (bass) ; Al Sears
(tenor sax) ; Haywood Henry (baritone sax, flute) ; Bert Keyes (piano) ;
Ernie Hayes (organ) ; Shep Shepherd (drums). Plus a four-piece male chorus.
Arranged and conducted by Jesse Stone.
August 17, 1960 : JAMIE COE records his second single for ABC-Paramount,
"The Story Of Jesse James"/"Say You" (ABC 10149, October). Unissued from
this session is "I'll Be Home In Time For Love".
Arranged and produced by Sid Feller in New York City.
August 18-19, 1960 : BRENDA LEE continues her sessions at Bradley Studio.
Four tracks are recorded on the 18th. "It's Never Too Late" will be used
as the B-side of "You Can Depend On Me" (from a later session) in March
1961 (Decca 31231). The other three tracks, "No One", "Crazy Talk" and
"The Big Chance" end up on three different LP's in 1961-65.
Two tracks are laid down on the 19th : "I'm Learning About Love", the up-
tempo B-side of "Emotions" (Decca 31195, December, a # 33 hit in its own
right) and "Careless, That's All", which is consigned to the vaults until
the appearance of the 4-CD Bear Family box-set "Little Miss Dynamite"
(BCD 15772) in 1995.
Personnel is probably the same as on August 16, plus : Boots Randolph
(sax) ; The Anita Kerr Singers (vocal chorus).
Produced by Owen Bradley.
August 19, 1960 : DEL SHANNON has his first recording session, at Bell
Sound Studio in New York City, Two ballads are recorded, "The Search" and
"I'll Always Love You". Both are considered unsuitable for an A-side, but
they will appear later on Del's first LP, "Runaway With Del Shannon"
(Bigtop 1303, August 1961).
Personnel : Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) ; Milt Hinton (bass) ; Joe Marshall
(drums) ; Unidentified (piano, organ, strings).
Arranged by Bill Ramal, produced by Harry Balk.
August 23, 1960 : OTIS SPANN (vocals / piano) records enough material for
two albums, "Otis Spann Is the Blues" (Candid CJM 9001, December) and
"Walking the Blues" (Barnaby KZ 31290, 1972), Spann's first solo releases.
Candid was a jazz label, owned by Nat Hentoff, who produced this session,
at Fine Studio in New York City. The only other musician is Robert Lockwood,
Jr. (guitar / occasional vocals), who is present on most, but not all of
August 23-24, 1960 : RAY CHARLES records the LP "Dedicated To You" in Los
Angeles (ABC-Paramount 355, March 1961). Tracks : "Hard Hearted Hannah",
"Nancy", "Margie", "Ruby", "Rosetta", "Stella By Starlight", "Cherry",
"Josephine", "Candy", "Marie", "Diane" and "Sweet Georgia Brown". "Ruby"/
"Hard Hearted Hannah" is selected for single release (ABC-Paramount 10164,
October). Both sides will chart, peaking at # 28 and # 55 respectively.
Arranged by Marty Paich.
August 24, 1960 : Three-track session by SONNY TIL in New York City.
"Shimmy Time"/"Night And Day" is released on Jubilee 5394 in November.
"So Long" will see its first release in 1996 on the Various artists CD
"Jubilee & Josie R&B Vocal Groups, Vol. 5" (Sequel NEMCD 758), which also
includes the other two tracks from this session (credited to Sonny Til
and the Orioles).
Personnel includes King Curtis on tenor sax, more details unknown.
Arranged by Reggie Obrecht, produced by Herb Abramson.
Thursday, August 25, 1960 : The instrumental group THE CHAMPS records
"Tough Train", for release on Challenge 59097 in November. The track is
overdubbed and remastered on October 4, the recording date of the other
side, "The Face". The Challenge files make mention of a second (unissued)
track recorded on August 25 : "Train To Nowhere, Part 2". However, "Tough
Train" is a remake of "Train To Nowhere", so it's questionable if this is
a different recording.
Personnel includes Glen Campbell (guitar), Jimmy Seals (sax), Dash Crofts
Produced by Joe Johnson at Gold Star Studio in Hollywood.
August 25, 1960 : COWBOY COPAS has a recording session at Starday Sound
Studio in Nashville. Four instrumental tracks, "Picking The Blues",
"Homecoming", "Cope's Wildflower" and "Flat Top Pickin'" will be released
on the EP "Guitar Pickiní Country Style" (Starday SEP 145, 1960).
Also recorded are four vocal tracks: "Midnight In Heaven" and "Settin' Flat
On Ready" (his next single, (Starday 528, November)), "True Love (Is The
Greatest Thing" (Starday 542, March 1961, b/w "Flat Top" from January 1961),
and "Sunny Tennessee" (Starday 552, June 1961, b/w "Dreaming", a duet with
Cathy Copas from February 1962).
Personnel includes Cowboy Copas (vocals / guitar), more details unknown.
Produced by Tommy Hill.
August 26, 1960 : FREDDY KING records six tracks at the King Studio in
Cincinnati, Ohio. "You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling"/"Have You Ever
Loved A Woman" (Federal 12384, October, # 93 pop) and "Hide Away"/"I Love
the Woman" (Federal 12401, January 1961, # 5 R&B, # 29 pop) are released on
two singles. "See See Baby" (Federal 12428, July 1961, # 21 R&B) and "You
Know That You Love Me" (a track for the LP "Freddy King Sings", King LP
762, September 1961) complete the session. The instrumental "Hide Away"
becomes Freddy's first release in the UK, in May 1961 (Parlophone R 4777).
Personnel : Freddy King (vocals / guitar) ; Fred Jordan (guitar) ; Bill
Willis (bass) ; Gene Redd, Clifford Scott (saxes) ; Sonny Thompson (piano) ;
Philip Paul (drums).
August 29, 1960 : At an unknown studio, in New York City or Nashville,
CLYDE McPHATTER records "Before I Fall In Love Again" for his next single,
to be released in November (Mercury 71740, c/w "One More Chance", recorded
on August 10). Two other tracks, "I Wanna Be the Only One" and "I'll Stop
Anything I'm Doing" will stay in the vaults for many years, until Richard
Weize includes them on the Bear Family 9 LP box-set "Rhythm and Soul"
(BFX 15271) in 1987.
Produced by Clyde Otis. See also August 10.
August 30, 1960 : In New York City, RUTH BROWN records her new single,
"Honey Boy"/"Taking Care Of Business", for release on Atlantic 2075 in
October. "It Tears Me All To Pieces" has to wait until June 1961 for a
release on Atlantic 2104.
Personnel : Danny Moore, Taft Jordan (trumpets) ; King Curtis (tenor sax) ;
Budd Johnson (baritone sax) ; Carl Lynch (guitar) ; Abie Baker (bass) ;
Bert Keyes (piano) ; Shep Shepherd (drums). Plus a 4-piece vocal chorus.
Arranged and conducted by Howard Biggs. Produced by Ahmet Ertegun and
August 30-31, 1960 : BRENDA LEE is back at Bradley Studio in Nashville.
Two tracks come out of the session on August 30 : "We Three (My Echo,
My Shadow And Me)", which will appear on the LP "This Is Brenda" (Decca
DL 4082, October), and "If I Didn't Care", unissued until 1995 (Bear
Family box-set). The next day Brenda records four tracks, three of which
will be released on the LP "This Is Brenda" : "When My Dreamboat Comes
Home" (with a great sax solo by Boots Randolph), "Walkin' To New Orleans"
and "Hallelujah I Love Him So". The fourth song, "I'm in the Mood For Love",
is another album track, this time for the LP "Emotions" (Decca DL 4104,
Personnel and producer are the same as on August 18-19.
August 30-31, 1960 : THE PLATTERS record seven titles during a two-day
session in Chicago. Only one song will be released as a single, "Immortal
Love", which is chosen as the B-side of "Trees" (Mercury 71791, February
1961). "Love Is Just Around the Corner" and "It's Love Love Love" end up
on the LP "Song For the Lonely" (Mercury MG 20669, 1962) and the other
four tracks ("Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere", "Love Me Or Leave
Me", "Advertise It" and "Who Wouldn't Love You") will not see a release
until the appearance of the 9-CD Bear Family box-set ("Four Platters And
One Lovely Dish", BCD 15741) in February 1994.
August 31, 1960 : One-track session by JESSIE HILL at Cosimo Recording
Studio in New Orleans. "Scoop Scoobie Doobie" will be released in November
(Minit 616, c/w "High Head Blues, recorded on September 13).
Personnel : Jessie Hill (vocals / tambourine) ; Allen Toussaint (piano /
arranger / producer). More details unknown.
August 31, 1960 : BOB LUMAN cuts three tracks for his first LP, "Let's
Think About Living" (Warner Bros WS 1396, November). All three will also
be released as a single, albeit spread over a full decade. "Oh Lonesome
Me" is Luman's next single (Warner Bros 5184, November, c/w "Why Why, Bye
Bye", recorded on September 1). "Throwin' Kisses" will be issued on Hickory
1460 in May 1967 and "Meet Mr. Mud" on Hickory 1564 in April 1970.
Backing by members of the Nashville A-Team and the Anita Kerr Singers.
Produced by Wesley Rose in Nashville, Tennessee.
August 31, 1960 : JOHNNY PRESTON cuts four tracks, all of which are
unissued and lost : "They Had Love", "Pride Of Love", "Broken Hearts
Anonymous" and "Cute Chick".
Personnel : Hank Garland (guitar) ; Bob Moore (bass) ; Floyd Cramer or
Hargus Robbins (piano) ; Boots Randolph (sax) ; Buddy Harman (drums).
Produced by Bill Hall at Bradley Studio in Nashville.
August 1960, unknown date : In New Orleans, CLARENCE 'FROGMAN' HENRY
cuts the single "But I Do"/"Just My Baby And Me", to be released on Argo
5378 in December. It will become his biggest hit (# 4 pop, # 9 R&B).
The third track from this session, "Live It Right", will come out on the
LP "You Always Hurt the One You Love" (Argo 4009) in September 1961.
Personnel : Roy Montrell, Justin Adams (guitars) ; Chuck Badie (bass) ;
Nat Perrilliat (tenor sax) ; Dalton Rousseaux (trumpet) ; Big Boy Miles
(trombone) ; Allen Toussaint (piano) ; John Boudreaux (drums).
Produced by Paul Gayten.
August 1960, unknown date : First RCA session by BAKER KNIGHT, at the RCA
Victor Studio in Hollywood. "I Can Tell"/"The Beginning Of the End" is his
first single for the label, released in November (RCA 47-7814). Two other,
unknown titles were recorded, probably unreleased.
August 1960, unknown date : First ABC-Paramount session for BARRY MANN,
in New York City. Two singles are the result : "War Paint"/"Counting Tear-
drops" (ABC 10143, September) and "The Millionaire"/"Happy Birthday, Broken
Heart" (ABC 10180, February 1961).
Produced by Al Nevins.
August 1960, unknown date : GENE SIMMONS has a session at the Chess Studio
in Chicago to record five tracks, all instrumentals. "Cold Cold Heart"/
"Frankie an Johnny" will be released as a single by the BOBBY STEWART COMBO
(Argo 5374, October), "No Letter Today", "Don't Be Cruel" and "Perdido"
Personnel : Gene Simmons (guitar) ; Carl Simmons (lead guitar) ; Bobby
Stewart (bass) ; Smokey Joe Baugh (piano) ; (probably) L.C. Davies (bass) ;
Fred Below (drums).
August 1960, unknown date : CARLA THOMAS records her first hit, "Gee Whiz
(Look At His Eyes)"/"For You", in Memphis. First release on Satellite 104
in November, then on Atlantic 2086 in December. Peak positions : # 5 R&B,
# 10 pop.
Personnel : Gilbert Caples (tenor sax) ; Charles Crawford (baritone sax) ;
The Vel-Tones (vocal chorus) ; Unknown (piano, bass, drums, strings).
Produced by Jim Stewart.
With thanks to Steve Walker, Phil Davies, Jim Bartlett, Tony Wilkinson,
Bill Daniels, Tony Watson, Roy Simonds and Henk Gorter.
Additions and corrections welcome.
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