1307 Mohair Sam – Charlie Rich (1965)

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Mohair Sam.

This song was written by Dallas Frazier. It was first recorded by Charlie Rich in 1965. It was released as a single with I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water on the B-side. It reached number twenty-one on the Billboard chart. The single was on Elvis Presley’s jukebox and was played when The Beatles visited him in 1965. The single was also on George Harrison’s 1966 jukebox. Liverpudlian singer Lee Curtis recorded the song in 1966 and released it as the B-side to his single Kelly.

Now Hear This : Mohair Sam – Lee Curtis (1966)

0902 Let’s Stomp – Bobby Comstock (1962)

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Bobby Comstock.

This song was written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer. It was recorded by Bobby Comstock in 1962. It was released as a single with I Want To Do It on the B-side. It went to number fifty-seven on the Billboard chart. The single was released in the UK in 1963. The song was part of The Searchers’ repertoire. A live version recorded at The Iron Door in 1963 was released on the 2002 album The Iron Door Sessions. Lee Curtis and The All Stars recorded the song in 1963 and released it as a single. The track features Pete Best on drums.

Now Hear This : Let’s Stomp – Lee Curtis And The All Stars (1963)
Let’s Stomp – The Searchers (1963)

0901 Mickey’s Monkey – The Miracles (1963)

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Mickey’s Monkey.

This song was written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland in 1963. It was first recorded by The Miracles. It was released as a single with Whatever Makes You Happy on the B-side. It went to number eight on the Billboard Chart and number three on the R&B Chart. Lee Curtis And The All-Stars recorded the song in 1965. It was released on their album It’s Lee. The song has also been recorded by The Hollies.

Now Hear This : Mickey’s Monkey – Lee Curtis And The All-Stars (1965)

0843 Funiculi, Funicula – Denza/Turco (1880)

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Luigi Denza.

This song was written by Luigi Denza and Peppino Turco in 1880. Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman wrote new lyrics to the tune in 1961 and titled the song Dream Boy. Dream Boy was recorded by Annette Funicello and released as a single. Funiculi, Funicula has been recorded by Mitch Miller And The Gang, Mario Lanza, Connie Francis, and Tony Mottola among others. The song was part of Lee Curtis and The All-Stars’ repertoire and was played in a rock style.

0842 Ritual Fire Dance – Falla (1915)

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Manuel de Falla.

Ritual Fire Dance was written by Manuel de Falla in 1915 for the ballet The Bewitched Love. It was influenced by Flight Of The Bumblebee, written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1899-1900. The Boston Pops Orchestra recorded the song in 1949 and released it as the B-side to Jalousie (Jealousy). The song has also been recorded by Roger Williams, Les Baxter, and Gene Krupa among others. The song was part of Lee Curtis and The All-Stars repertoire and was played in a rock style.

0723 Where Have All The Flowers Gone – The Kingston Trio (1961)

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The Kingston Trio.

The first three verses of this folk song were written by Pete Seeger in 1955. Additional verses were added by Joe Hickerson in 1960. Pete Seegar was inspired by the Cossacks folk song Koloda-Duda. The song was first recorded by Pete Seeger in 1960. The Kingston Trio covered the song in 1961. It was released as a single with O Ken Karanga on the B-side. It was released in the UK in 1962. The Searchers covered the song in 1963 and released it on their album Meet The Searchers. Lee Curtis & The All-Stars covered the song in 1965. Their version was released on the album Star-Club Show 3.

Now Hear This : Where Have All The Flowers Gone – The Searchers (1963)
Where Have All The Flowers Gone – Lee Curtis & The All-Stars (1965)

0693 Irresistible You – Bobby Darin (1961)

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Irresistible You.

This song was written by Al Kasha and Luther Dixon in 1960. It was first recorded by Bobby Peterson. Bobby Darin covered the song in 1961. It was released as the B-side to Multiplication. The single reached number five in the UK singles chart. The song has also been recorded by The Shirelles. Lee Curtis and The All-Stars covered the song in 1965. It was released on the album It’s Lee.

Now Hear This : Irresistible You – Lee Curtis And The All-Stars (1965)