Wednesday, June 09, 2010

KFXM June 9, 1961

Raindrops-Dee Clark #1
Highest debut Down On My Knees-Walter Vaughn #29
Big jump Stand By Me-Ben E. King #9
Three versions of Yellow Bird-Welk/Lyman/Williams #40 New
Raining In My Heart-Slim Harpo/Dorsey Burnette
POW! Right In The Kisser!-Larry Verne
Till the End Of Time-The Spinners

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Debut @ #29 "Down On My Knees" by
Walter Vaughn Not a national hit, but was huge in Dallas #1 at KLIF. Got some airplay in LA.

Great sounding record!

Anonymous said...

Debut @ #29, "Down On My Knees" by Walter Vaughn, a great sounding record! Not a national hit, but got to #1 @ KLIF in Dallas. Some airplay in LA on KRLA.

Anonymous said...

But how about Down On My Knees by Walter Vaughn?

Lord Darth Sidious said...

UNDER 'WAX TO WATCH': a very early entry by then-R&B/Gospel (later Soul) group The Spinners with their version of "Till The End Of Time" who would have to wait 9 more years before their big breakout hit "It's A Shame" on the pop charts.

Anonymous said...

The double "Down On My Knees" poster must have been Bob Harlow ! Jonny Bruce

Anonymous said...

Jonny,

I knew you'd know it was me!

Bob Harlow

megablogger said...

Sorry, Lord...wrong Spinners. This is a white pop group...I know, I have the 45...unfortunately.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

TO MEGABLOGGER: YOU ARE CORRECT, although the BLACK Spinners group
also hit in 1961 under Harvey Fuqua's direction with "That's What
Girls Are Made For" and "Love (I'm So Glad) I Found You"...
so, how does your white bread one-shot artist known as The Spinners compare???

Anonymous said...

DOWN ON MY KNEES was a good
AM radio tune. I listen to it now and it's not as fun as on AM radio. It sounds
like a garage production. But then
many other garage records have been
great.
NEW ORLEANS by Bonds sounds like
one and it's simply great.

Megablogger said...

To Lord,

Not well. In fact, there were several "Spinners" groups in this era, including one on Capitol that did "Lover's Prayer' - another pop group.

BTW, Doc Rock, supposed expert on Liberty Records, who wrote a book on the subject thought the Spinners were the soul group too. Also Liberty had an Imperials group (not Little Anthony) and a Lettermen (not the Capitol group), but Doc Rock thought they were. So even the "experts"...

Lord Darth Sidious said...

TO MEGABLOGGER: thanks for setting the record straight about the multi-proliferation of well-known recording group names under the various disk labels back then...
even today, there are reportedly numerous touring musical artists all using the same or variations of original hit-making group names from the 1950's and 1960's.
does tend to make it difficult to keep track of it all!

Lord Darth Sidious said...

JUST AN OBSERVATION about the irregular frequency of commentaries made lately on this blog:
"It never rains but, it pours" yes?