Category Archive: 1960

THE GENIUS HITS THE ROAD

The Genius Hits the Road Released September 1960 Recorded March 25 and 29, 1960 in New York City Genre R&B, blues, jazz Length 33:37 Label ABC-Paramount 335 Producer Sid Feller The Genius Hits the Road is a 1960 album by Ray Charles. The concept album focuses on songs written about various parts of the United …

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RAY CHARLES IN PERSON

Ray Charles in Person In Person is a live album recorded by Ray Charles on May 28, 1959 on a rainy night in Atlanta, Georgia at Morris Brown College’s Herndon Stadium. All tracks from this album together with those from Ray Charles at Newport were also released on the 1987 Atlantic compilation CD, Ray Charles …

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PRAY ALONG WITH LITTLE RICHARD

Pray Along with Little Richard Released 1960 Recorded c. September 1959 Genre Gospel Label End Pray Along with Little Richard was the first gospel album by the artist after he had renounced rock and roll and left the Specialty Records label. Since the songs were released over many different albums between 1959 and 1963, full …

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YOU TALK TOO MUCH (song)

You Talk Too Much Single by Joe Jones Released 1960 Genre R&B Length 2:41 Writer(s) Reginald Hall, Joe Jones “You Talk Too Much” is a 1960 single by Joe Jones. It was written by Fats Domino’s brother-in-law, Reginald Hall, but Domino actually turned down the song. Jones’s version peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard …

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NEVER ON SUNDAY (song)

Never on Sunday Released October 1, 1960 Format Vinyl Recorded 1960 Label United Artists Writer(s) Manos Hadjidakis “Never on Sunday”, also known as “Ta Pediá tou Pireá” (Greek: “Τα Παιδιά του Πειραιά”; English: “The Children of Piraeus”), is a popular song by Manos Hadjidakis. A vocal version was also released and performed by Melina Mercouri …

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SINK THE BISMARK

The photo on the “45” Columbia record jacket is from the movie, but depicts the model of the HMS Prince Of Wales made for the movie. The models made for this movie are very accurate. Sink the Bismark Released 1960 Genre Country Length 3:12 Label Columbia Writer(s) Johnny Horton and Tilman Franks Producer(s) Don Law …

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SINK THE BISMARK

Sink the Bismark Single by Johnny Horton B-side “The Same Old Tale the Crow Told Me” Released 1960 Genre Country Length 3:12 Label Columbia Writer(s) Johnny Horton and Tilman Franks “Sink the Bismark” (later “Sink the Bismarck”) is a march song by country music singer Johnny Horton and songwriter Tillman Franks, based on the pursuit …

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ALLEY OOP

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: THE HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES Song Author: Dallas Frazier Year Recorded: 1960 SONG PROFILE Alley Oop Single by The Hollywood Argyles B-side “Sho Know a Lot About Love” Released 1960 Recorded 1960 Length 2:56 Label Lute 5905 Writer(s) Dallas Frazier Producer Gary S. Paxton Kim Fowley “Alley Oop” is a song …

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ME AND MY SHADOWS

Me and My Shadows – 1960 Me and My Shadows is the third album by singer Cliff Richard. Recorded with The Shadows, it was released in October 1960 and reached No. 2 in the UK album chart. No singles were to be officially released in the UK from the album. A pairing of album tracks …

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SHAKIN’ ALL OVER

Shakin’ All Over – 1960 “Shakin’ All Over” is a song originally performed by Johnny Kidd & the Pirates. The song was written by frontman Johnny Kidd, and his recording of it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in August 1960. Kidd’s original recording was not a hit outside of Europe, and in …

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