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Announcement!

Hello 1,001 Songs fans! We’ve had so much fun listening to and reviewing music this past year! But, both Holly and Kelly have decided we need a bit of a break in order to get ahead again. So never fear, we’ll be back in August, but for now, we’re going to stretch our legs forContinue reading “Announcement!”

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 82 – Just a Gigolo

SONG: Just a Gigolo ARTIST: Louis Prima YEAR: 1956 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: The original lyrics were written in German (“Schoner gigolo, armer gigolo”) by Julius Brammer in 1924 with melody to follow in 1928 from Leonello Casucci.  It was adapted into English in 1929 by Irving Caesar and featured in various filmsContinue reading “Song 82 – Just a Gigolo”

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