Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Young Love"

OK, back to the 50's: This Cartey/Joyner romantic ballad was first recorded in '56 by Ric Cartey and The Jiva-Tones. Three versions were released the following year: Tab Hunter and Sonny James topped the charts with theirs and The Crew-Cuts took it to #17. The Rolling Stones (!) covered it in '64 under "Bo & Peep" and Donny Osmond's '73 version topped the charts in the UK and peaked at #25 in the US.

Yesterday's answer: "Jungle Fever" by The Chakachas. I remember listening to "Jungle Fever" for the first time on the radio in '72 while at the U. of Puerto Rico and thinking, "What in the world was that and how was that allowed on the airwaves!?".

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