Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Record #0601: Mr. Blue / You Mean Everything To Me – THE FLEETWOODS

Dolton 5 (original) USA, Aug. 1959
Words & Music bySide ADewayne Blackwell; Side B – Tommy Kaspar
Musicians: Gary Troxler (lead vocals), Gretchen Christopher (vocals), Barbara Ellis (vocals), Si Zentner (trombone), possibly Bonnie Guitar (guitar), others unknown
Recording sessions: Produced by Kearney Barton at Northwest Recorders, Seattle, WA and in Los Angeles, CA in 1959
Highest chart positions:  US #1, US R&B #3

The Fleetwoods had two US #1 hits, "Mr. Blue" being the second one. The first one was "Come Softly To Me", which I already posted here.

The group had an interesting way to put their first recordings together. They recorded the vocals acappella in Seattle, then Bob Reisdorff (co-owner of Dolton) took the tapes to LA, where the instrumentation was added

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

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