Wednesday, November 18, 2009

KFXM November 18, 1960

Last Date-Floyd Cramer/Lawrence Welk #1
Highest debut Are You Lonesome Tonight-Elvis Presley #9 then Many Tears Ago-Connie Francis #33
there's an interesting comment on #16 New
Rubber Ball-Bobby Vee
Corinna Corinna-Ray Peterson
To Be Loved-The Pentagons
also
some Christmas songs appearing including Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree-Brenda Lee

2 comments:

Lord Darth Sidious said...

the recording, "Psycho" listed at the Number Sixteen position on this week's KFXM survey for 1960 was a novelty song by Rhythm & Blues vocalist Bobby Hendricks done with famous New York disk jockey Dr. Jive. it was a satirical take-off from the movie of the same name that year issued during the historic national election between Jack Kennedy and Richard Milhous.

Anonymous said...

Ok so out of curiosity, and never
heard it before, found the Lawrence
Welk version of LAST DATE.
It is rather lame and sounds
amateurish when we all know
the Floyd Cramer version and
the real hit version.
I'd call it early garage sound.
Horrible mix and makes you yearn
for the Cramer version.
Anyway, KFXM gave Welk credit
as #1 along with Cramer.
So it goes and you go figure it out.