Thursday, June 28, 2012

Record #0037: Bye Bye, Love / Missing You – WEBB PIERCE

RCA 47-3040 (original) USA, May 1957
Words & Music by:  Side A – Felice& Boudleaux Bryant; Side B – Dale Noe, Red Sovine
Webb Pierce (vocals), Hank Garland (guitar), Harold Bradley (guitar), Floyd “Lightnin’” Chance (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Owen Bradley (piano), the Jordanaires (backing vocals)
Recording sessions:
 Owen Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN, Apr.14, 1957
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #73, US Country #7; Side B – US Country #7

“Bye Bye, Love” is a cover version of the Everly Brothers' original hit (US #2, US Country #1) of spring ‘57. Also Pierce did well with this in the Country charts. Too bad I wasn’t able to find his version in YouTube.

This is yet another hit record that was made in Bradley’s Barn with top notch musicians.

Webb Pierce was very productive and popular in the 50’s. He had thirteen #1 singles in the (Country) charts for a total of 113 weeks! His biggest hit “In the Jailhouse Now” spent 21 weeks at #1. I’ll post that one later.

List price:  “Very Good+” is $7.50 and “Near Mint” is $15

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