Friday, August 12, 2011

"Misty Blue" by Dorothy Moore.

OK, back to the 60's: Bob Montgomery, Buddy Holly's high-school singing partner, wrote this '66 Pop/C&W/R&B standard for Brenda Lee in 20 minutes. When she refused to record it both Eddy Arnold (#3) and Wilma Burgess (#12) had C&W hits with it that year. The best-known version is Dorothy Moore's, her biggest hit. She recorded it in one take in '73, peaking at #3 Pop and #2 R&B in '76. It became an international hit and has been covered over 200 times.

Yesterday's answer: "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys. Good old days of innocence when guys sang about fast cars, surfing and pretty girls! Brian could write melodies like no one else but was not well versed in the SoCal car/surfing lingo. Roger Christian and subsequently Gary Usher were masters at that!​ch?v=ZXFFLuoaMzM​ch?v=6Wklo_5AOLI

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