Sunday, July 04, 2010

The String-a-longs

Another boot sale find today which I remember from my youth. An EP on the London label from 1961. Its a bit scratchy on side two so sorry for the clicks and jumps.

Wikipedia says-

"The String-A-Longs were an instrumental group from Plainview, Texas, produced by Norman Petty on Warwick Records. They consisted of Richard Stevens, lead guitar, Keith McCormack and Jimmy Torres, rhythm guitars, Aubrey de Cordova, bass guitar and Don Allen, drums.

Their biggest hit single was "Wheels" in 1961, which was revived later the same year by the Joe Loss Orchestra as "Wheels Cha Cha". The tune peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the number 8 single of 1961 according to Billboard. The track reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The tune became popular in France later in 1961 under the title "Dans le cœur de ma blonde". "Wheels" was followed by "Brass Buttons" (U.S. #35), "Should I", and "Replica"."

The Stringalongs - Wheels

The Stringalongs - Mina Bird

The Stringalongs - Should I

The Stringalongs - Scottie

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