Sunday, September 08, 2013

Record #0490: It's Up To You / I Need You – RICK NELSON

Imperial 5901 (original) USA, Nov. 1962
Words & Music bySide AJerry Fuller; Side BBaker Knight
Musicians: Rick Nelson (lead vocals), James Burton (lead guitar), Glen Campbell (guitar and backing vocals), Joe Osborn (bass), Richie Frost (drums), Allen Harris (piano on side A), Ray Johnson (piano on side B), John Audino (trumpet on side A), Tony Terran (trumpet on side A), Dave Burgess (backing vocals on side A), Jerry Fuller (backing vocals on side A)
Recording sessions: Produced by Jimmie Haskell at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA, Side A - Jun. 13; Side B - Nov. 15, 1962
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #6, US AC #4, US R&B #24, UK #22; Side B - US #83

Here's Ricky with one of his Jerry Fuller -penned hit songs.

Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas recorded a good cover of the title song in 1964.

List price:  Very Good+ is $10, Near Mint is $20

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