Sunday, October 07, 2012

Record #0137: Time After Time / I Want To Be your Man – FRANKIE FORD

Top Rank International JAR-299 (original) UK, Feb. 1960
Words & Music by:  Side A – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn; Side B – Joe Caronna, Huey “Piano” Smith, Frankie Ford
Musicians:  Frankie Ford (vocals and piano?), Huey “Piano” Smith (?) (piano) and unknown studio musicians
Recording sessions:  Cosimo Recording Studio, New Orleans, LA, 1959
Highest chart positions: US #75, UK -

The original US release (Ace 580) came out in Dec. 1959.

Ford had just released his biggest hit “Sea Cruise” (US #14, US R&B #11) in early 1959, but the follow-up singles “Alimony” and “Time After Time” couldn’t even hit Top 40.

List price:  UK releases not in Goldmine’s book. US release would be: Very Good + is $12.50, Near Mint $25

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