Friday, March 29, 2024

Record #0666: Sittin’ In the Balcony / Dark Lonely Street – EDDIE COCHRAN

Liberty F-55056 (original) USA, February 1957
Words & Music by:  Side AJohnny Dee (John D. Loudermilk); Side B – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
Musicians: Eddie Cochran (vocals and guitar), Connie “Guybo” Smith (bass on side A), Gene Davis (guitar on side A), the Johnny Mann Chorus (backing vocals on side A), Jerry Capehart (possibly box slapping on side A)
Recording sessions: Side A at Liberty Custom Recorders, Hollywood, CA, in January 1957; side B at Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, in July 1956
Highest chart positions:  US #18, Canada #23, Australia #30

I did have one more US release from Eddie Cochran in the box. A nice surprise. 😊

This was Cochran’s second solo single and the first one to hit the charts. John D. Loudermilk’s original “Sittin’ In the Balcony” was released the same month as Cochran’s cover. It’s very similar and it climbed to US #38.

List price:  Very Good+ is $15, Near Mint is $30

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