Song 92 – Move It!

SONG: Move It! ARTIST: Cliff Richard and the Drifters  YEAR: 1958 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: Move It was written by Ian Samwell and recorded by Cliff Richard and the Drifters (eventually became the Shadows) in 1958.  It was Richard’s debut single and his first ever hit – it was originally intended to beContinue reading “Song 92 – Move It!”

Song 90 – It’s Only Make Believe

SONG: It’s Only Make Believe ARTIST: Conway Twitty YEAR: 1958 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: It’s Only Make Believe was written by drummer Jack Nance and relative unknown Conway Twitty in their tour across Canada in 1958.  The song was the B side for I’ll Try and was the only pop single of Twitty’sContinue reading “Song 90 – It’s Only Make Believe”

Song 88 – When I Fall in Love

SONG: When I Fall In Love ARTIST: Nat King Cole YEAR: 1957 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: When I Fall in Love was written in 1952 by Victor Young and Edward Heyman.  It was first recorded in 1952 by Jen Southern for the movie One Minute to Zero and became a popular jazz standard,Continue reading “Song 88 – When I Fall in Love”

Album 10 – Brilliant Corners

ALBUM TITLE: Brilliant Corners ARTIST NAME: Thelonius Monk YEAR OF RELEASE: 1956 Favourite Song: Holly: I Surrender, Dear Kelly: Pannonica ALBUM HISTORY: Brilliant Corners was recorded by bebop pianist Thelonious Monk and his band of heavy hitters (most notably Sonny Rollins on tenor sax and Max Roach on drums) on October 9h, 15th and DecemberContinue reading “Album 10 – Brilliant Corners”

Song 86 – Little Darlin’

SONG: Little Darlin’ ARTIST: The Diamonds YEAR: 1957 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: Little Darlin’ was written by Maurice Williams and recorded by the Gladiolas in 1957.  The group didn’t have very wide distribution so the song didn’t do that well, and the group changed their name to Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs inContinue reading “Song 86 – Little Darlin’”

Song 85 – That’ll Be the Day

SONG: That’ll be the Day ARTIST: Buddy Holly YEAR: 1957 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: That’ll Be the Day was written by Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison. Holly first recorded it in 1956 with Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes, but re-recorded it with the Crickets in 1957. This song quickly gained success. ItContinue reading “Song 85 – That’ll Be the Day”

Song 84 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

SONG: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On ARTIST: Jerry Lee Lewis YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On has unconfirmed origins, but it usually attributed to songwriter Dave “Curlee” Williams.  Big Maybelle was the first to record it on March 21, 1955, with the session being arranged and conducted byContinue reading “Song 84 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”