Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Record #0105: My Home Town / Something Happened – PAUL ANKA

ABC-Paramount 10106 (original) USA, May 1960
Words & Music by:  Side A – Paul Anka; Side B – Bob Wilson, Gloria Van Cleve
Musicians: Paul Anka (vocals) and an orchestra conducted by Sid Feller (Side A) and Don Costa (Side B)
Recording sessions:  Bell Sound Studios. New York, NY, Side A - Apr. 15, 1960; Side B – Aug. 27, 1958
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #8, UK -, Italy #6; Side B – US #41

Nope, side A is absolutely not the same song that the Boss recorded in 1983.  :)

My Home Town” is pretty much standard early 60’s Anka. The flip side was held back for almost two years before it was released. Maybe he didn’t have a self-penned song for side B this time.

List price:  Very Good+ is $6, Near Mint is $12

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