Category Archive: 1961

The WANDERER (Dion song)

The Wanderer (Dion song) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A-side “The Majestic” Released November 1961 Format 7″ single Genre Rhythm and blues pop rock and roll Length 2:51 Songwriter(s) Ernie Maresca Producer(s) Gene Schwartz “The Wanderer” is a song written by Ernie Maresca and originally recorded by Dion. The song, with a 12-bar blues-base verse …

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TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER (song)

Take Good Care of Her 1961 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Take Good Care Of Her” “Too Far” (re-release) Released 1961 Recorded 1960 Genre Pop Length 2:29 Label Coed Writer(s) Arthur Kent Ed Warren Producer(s) George Paxton “Take Good Care of Her” is a 1961 song written by Arthur Kent and Ed Warren and recorded …

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PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE (song)

Portrait of My Love Released 1961 Format Vinyl, 7″, 45 RP Genre Traditional pop music Length 2:51 Label United Artists Records Writer(s) Norman Newell (as David West) & Cyril Ornadel Producer(s) Don Costa “Portrait of My Love” is a song written by Norman Newell and Cyril Ornadel, which was a hit for several artists in …

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SEA OF HEARTBREAK (song)

Sea of Heartbreak Released 1961 Genre Country Label RCA Victor Writer(s) Paul Hampton, Hal David “Sea of Heartbreak” is a song written by Paul Hampton and Hal David and recorded by Don Gibson in 1961. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song has been covered by a …

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TRAVELING MAN

Travelin’ Man Released April 1961 Format 7″ single Genre Pop Length 2:24 Label Imperial Records #5741 Writer(s) Jerry Fuller Producer(s) Joe Johnson (Challenge Records) “Travelin’ Man” is an American popular song, best known as a 1961 hit single sung by Ricky Nelson. Singer-songwriter Jerry Fuller wrote it with Sam Cooke in mind, but Cooke’s manager …

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LITTLE RED ROOSTER (Song)

Little Red Rooster Released October 1961 Format 7-inch 45 rpm record Recorded Chicago, June 1961 Genre Chicago blues Length 2:25 Label Chess (no. 1804) Writer(s) Willie Dixon Producer(s) Leonard Chess, Phil Chess, Willie Dixon “Little Red Rooster” (or “The Red Rooster” as it was first titled) is a blues standard credited to arranger and songwriter …

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THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

The Lion Sleeps Tonight Released November 1961 Genre Rhythm and blues, doo-wop, world Length 2:41 Label RCA Victor Writer(s) Solomon Linda Hugo Peretti Luigi Creatore George David Weiss Albert Stanton “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, also known as “Wimoweh”, “Wimba Way” or “Awimbawe”, is a song written and recorded originally by Solomon Linda with the Evening …

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THE SECOND TIME AROUND (Etta James album)

The Second Time Around (Etta James album) Released December 14, 1961 Recorded 1960–1961 Genre Blues, rhythm and blues, traditional pop Length 27:14 The Second Time Around is the second studio album by American Blues artist, Etta James. The album was released in 1961 on Argo Records and was produced by Phil and Leonard Chess, who …

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YOU’RE THE REASON

You’re the Reason Single by Bobby Edwards Released 1961 Genre Country Music Writer(s) Bobby Edwards, Terry Imes-Fell and Fred Henley “You’re the Reason” is a song by Bobby Edwards, released as a single in 1961. The song reached number four on the Country singles chart and number eleven on the Pop singles chart. The tune …

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BARBARA ANN

Barbara Ann – 1961 “Barbara Ann” is a song written by Fred Fassert that was first recorded by the Regents as “Barbara-Ann”. Their version was released in 1961 and reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The most famous cover version was recorded in 1965 by the Beach Boys, issued as a single from …

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