Sunday, June 23, 2013

Record #0392: The Purple People Eater / I Can't Believe You're Mine – SHEB WOOLEY

MGM K12651 (original) USA, May 1958
Words & Music bySide A – Sheb Wooley; Side BDon Robertson
Musicians: Sheb Wooley (lead vocals), Howard Roberts (guitar), Bobby Gibbons (guitar), Red Callender (bass), John Williams (piano), Plas Johnson (sax), Earl Palmer (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Jesse Kaye at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, Mar. 27, 1958
Highest chart positions:  US #1, US R&B #18, UK #12

Wooley was an actor and a singer. In the latter this single was the peak of his career.

List price:  Very Good+ is $9, Near Mint is $18

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