Category Archive: 1954

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

Little Things Mean a Lot” – 1954 “Little Things Mean a Lot” is a popular song written by Edith Lindeman (lyrics) and Carl Stutz (music), published in 1953. Lindeman was the leisure editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Stutz, a disc jockey from Richmond, Virginia. Stutz and Lindeman are also known for writing Perry Como’s …

Continue reading »

MAKE LOVE TO ME

Make Love to Me (1954 song) – 1954 “Make Love to Me” is the title of a 1954 popular song with words and music written by a larger team than normally is known to collaborate on a song: Bill Norvas, Alan Copeland, and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, comprising Leon Rappolo, Paul Mares, Ben Pollack, …

Continue reading »

O MEIN PAPA

O mein Papa – 1954 “O mein Papa” is a German song, as related by a young woman remembering her beloved, once-famous clown father. It was written by Swiss composer Paul Burkhard in 1939 for the musical Der schwarze Hecht (The Black Pike), reproduced in 1950 as Das Feuerwerk (The Firework) to a libretto by …

Continue reading »

SINCERELY

Sincerely (song) “Sincerely” is a popular song written by Harvey Fuqua and Alan Freed and published in 1954. It was originally recorded by The Moonglows, who scored a #1 single on the Billboard R&B chart and #20 on the Billboard Juke Box chart. Fuqua was a member of the Moonglows. They were managed by Freed. …

Continue reading »

HEART OF STONE

Hearts of Stone “Hearts of Stone” is an American R&B song. It was written by Eddie Ray and Rudy Jackson, a member of the San Bernardino, California-based rhythm and blues vocal group the Jewels (no relation to the female Jewels group from Washington, DC) which first recorded it for the R&B label in 1954. The …

Continue reading »

MR SANDMAN

Mr. Sandman A-side “Mr. Sandman’” B-side ‘”I Don’t Wanna See You Cryin’” Released October 1954 Format 7″ Recorded 1954 Genre Traditional pop Length 2:22 Label Cadence Writer(s) Pat Ballard Producer(s) Archie Bleyer “Mr. Sandman” (sometimes rendered as “Mister Sandman”) is a popular song written by Pat Ballard which was published in 1954 and first recorded …

Continue reading »

THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS

The Poor People of Paris “The Poor People of Paris” is the English name of a popular song from France. The original French language song was “La goualante du pauvre Jean” (“The Ballad of Poor John”), with music by Marguerite Monnot and words by RenĂ© Rouzaud. Edith Piaf had one of her biggest hits with …

Continue reading »

TWEEDLEE DEE

Tweedlee Dee – 1954 “Tweedlee Dee” (also “Tweedly Dee” or “Tweedle Dee”) is a rhythm and blues novelty song with a Latin-influenced riff written by Winfield Scott for LaVern Baker and recorded by her at Atlantic Records’ studio in New York City in 1954. It was her first hit, reaching number 4 on Billboard magazine’s …

Continue reading »

I GOT A WOMAN

I Got a Woman – 1954 “I Got a Woman” (originally titled “I’ve Got a Woman”) is a song co-written and recorded by American R&B/soul musician Ray Charles and released as a single in December 1954 on the Atlantic label as Atlantic 45-1050 b/w “Come Back Baby.” Both sides later appeared on his 1957 album …

Continue reading »

WALK DON’T RUN (song)

Walk, Don’t Run – 1954 “Walk, Don’t Run” is an instrumental composition written and first recorded by jazz guitarist Johnny Smith in 1954. It was later adapted and re-recorded by Chet Atkins in 1956. This arrangement was covered by the Ventures in 1960 and achieved world-wide recognition, being regarded by Rolling Stone magazine as one …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts