0736 The Sound Of Fury – Billy Fury (1960)


The Sound Of Fury.

The Sound of Fury is the début album released by Liverpudlian singer Billy Fury. It was recorded at Decca Studio in April 1960 and released on Decca in May 1960. It was profuced by Jack Good. The album included ten songs, all written by Billy Fury who sometimes used the pseudonym Wilbur Wilberforce. The album featured Joe Brown on guitar and Andy White on drums. Andy White later played drums with The Beatles on versions of Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You. The album reached number eighteen on the UK Albums chart.

Side 1
1) That’s Love
2) My Advice
3) Phone Call
4) You Don’t Know
5) Turn My Back On You
Side 2
1) Don’t Say It’s Over
2) Since You’ve Been Gone
3) It’s You I Need
4) Alright, Goodbye
5) Don’t Leave Me This Way

0623 A Thousand Stars – Billy Fury (1960)


The Beatles with Billy Fury.

Gene Pearson wrote A Thousand Stars and it was first recorded by The Rivlieers in 1953. Liverpudlian singer Billy Fury covered the song in 1960. His version was released as a single with Push Push on the B-side. It reached number fourteen on the UK Singles chart. The song has also been recorded by Kathy Young, Arthur Alexander and The Lennon Sisters. A Thousand Stars became part of the repertoire of Liverpudlian group The Chants. They played it on stage with The Beatles in 1962. They covered the song in 1963 and released it as the B-side to I Could Write A Book.

Now Heat This : A Thousand Stars – The Chants (1963)

0565 Bumble Bee – LaVern Baker (1960)


LaVern Baker.

This song was written by Leroy Fullylove on 1960. It was first recorded by Lavern Baker in 1960. It was released as a single. It reached number forty-six in the US. The B-side was My Time Will Come. Liverpudlian singer Billy Fury covered the song in 1963. Merseybeat group The Searchers recorded a version in 1965. It was released as a single in America and reached number twenty-one in the chart. The B-side was A Tear Fell. In the UK it was released on the EP of the same name.

Now Hear This : Bumble Bee – The Searchers (1965)

0523 Maybe Tomorrow – Billy Fury (1959)


Billy Fury.

This self-penned song was Billy Fury’s first single. It was released on Decca in 1959. The B-side, co-written by Billy Fury and Harry Robinson, was Gonna Type A Letter. The single reached number eighteen in the UK. Both sides of the single were later released on the EP of the same name. Billy Fury was born Ronald Wycherley in Liverpool in 1941. He had many top ten hits in the UK during the 1950s and 1960s including Collette, Halfway to Paradise and Jealousy.

0515 Baby What You Want Me To Do – Jimmy Reed (1959)


Jimmy Reed.

This song is sometimes called You Got Me Running. It was written and recorded by Jimmy Reed in 1959. It was released as a single with Caress Me, Baby on the B-side. It reached number ten on the R&B chart. It has been covered by The Everly Brothers, Etta James and Little Richard. Liverpudlian singers Billy Fury and Steve Aldo both recorded the song in 1964. The Beatles played the song in 1994 during a jam session at George’s home, Friar Park.

Now Hear This : Baby What You Want Me To Do – Steve Aldo (1964)

0401 Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves On The Tree) – Eddie Fontaine (1958)


Eddie Fontaine.

This song was written by Eddie Fontaine, Cirino Colacrai, Diane Lampert and John Gluck Jr. It was recorded by Eddie Fontaine in 1958 and was released as a single. The B-side was Oh, Wonderful Night. Billy Fury covered the song in 1964 and released it as a single on Decca. George Harrison owned a copy of the single and it became part of The Quarrymen’s repertoire. George also played the song with The Les Stewart Quartet.

The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by George. A live version recorded in 1962 was released in 1977 on the album Live! At The Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962. A version recorded for BBC radio was released on the 1994 album Live At The BBC.

Now Hear This : Nothin’ Shakin’ (But the Leaves on the Trees) – The Beatles (1977)
Nothin’ Shakin’ – The Beatles (1994)