Sunday, November 02, 2014

Record #0597: Cathy's Clown / Always It's You – THE EVERLY BROTHERS

Warner Bros. 5151 (original, 2nd pressing) USA, Apr. 1960
Words & Music bySide ADon Everly, Phil Everly; Side BBoudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
Musicians: Don Everly (vocals, guitar), Phil Everly (vocals, guitar), others are probably: Hank Garland (guitar), Chet Atkins (guitar), Harold Bradley (guitar), Ray Edenton (guitar), Lightnin' Chance (bass), Floyd Cramer (piano), Buddy Harman (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Wesley Rose (?) at RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN, Mar. 17-18, 1960
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #1, US R&B #1, UK #1; Side B - US #56

The Everly Brothers had just left the Cadence label and signed for Warner, where this was their first single release. They could not have had much better start with the new label.

Based on the chart success, "Cathy's Clown" was the duo's biggest hit. It also stands at #149 in Rolling Stone Magazine's "500 Greatest Songs".

Phil Everly died on Jan. 3, 2014.

List price
:  Very Good+ is $7.50, Near Mint is $15. First pressings have pink labels; those are $20 for NM. Stereo release (S-5151) is $50 for NM.

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