Sunday, September 08, 2013

Record #0493: Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Be-Bop Baby – RICKY NELSON

Imperial 5463 (original, 2nd pressing) USA, Sep. 1957
Words & Music bySide AScotty Wiseman; Side B – Pearl Lendhurst
Musicians: Ricky Nelson (lead vocals), Bob Bain (guitar), Howard Roberts (guitar), Ray Siegel (bass), Roger Renner (piano), Earl Palmer (drums), The Four Preps (backing vocals)
Recording sessions: Produced by Jimmie Haskell and Ozzie Nelson at Master Recorders, Hollywood, CA, Aug. 16, 1957
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #29; Side B - US #3, US R&B #5

This is one of Nelson's early singles, recorded at the time when he didn't have a band of his own, yet. He was backed by (fine) session musicians in these songs.

List price:  Very Good+ is $12.50, Near Mint is $25. Red label (first pressing) is $50 for a NM. Picture sleeves are $80 for NM.

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