Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Crying in The Chapel"

OK, more 50's: This '53 Artie Glenn composition was inspired by the Loving Ave. Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, TX. First recorded by his son Darrell's group, The Rhythm Riders. Also a hit in '53 for June Valli and for Sonny Till & The Orioles. Elvis' '60 cover featured Floyd Cramer on piano and The Jordanaires on backup vocals - he cut it in 5 minutes and was RIAA Certified Platinum.

Yesterday's answer: "On Broadway" . Great tune - a chord change in every verse. "...but they're dead wrong, I know they are, 'cause I can play this here guitar..." I LOVE that line! One of Rudy's last recordings before his untimely death. Covered by Sinatra, Tom Jones, Bobby Darin, James Taylor and Sly. Part of the "American Beauty" and "All that Jazz" soundtracks.

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