WMCA Weekly Survey for March 14, 1958

Courtesy of the WMCA Good Guys Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Randy Price, Gary Pfeifer and Tom Natoli
For more information contact Allan Sniffen


 1   1  TEQUILA - The Champs (Challenge)
 2   2  *WHO’S SORRY NOW - Connie Francis (M-G-M)
 3   3  *LOLLIPOP - The Chordettes (Cadence) / Ronald & Ruby (RCA Victor)
 4   4  *SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN - Chuck Berry (Chess)
 5   7  *ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY - Danny & The Juniors (ABC-Paramount)
 6   5  *LAZY MARY (Luna Mezzo Mare) - Lou Monte (RCA Victor)
 7   6  *MAYBE BABY - The Crickets (Brunswick)
 8  11  *26 MILES (Santa Catalina) - The Four Preps (Capitol)
 9  15  *SO TOUGH - The Original Casuals (Back Beat)
10  19  *BILLY - Kathy Linden (Felsted)
11   9  *THE WALK - Jimmy McCracklin (Checker)
12  10  *OH JULIE - The Crescendos (Nasco)
13  12  *DON’T - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
14  14  *OH-OH, I’M FALLING IN LOVE - Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)
15  13  *CATCH A FALLING STAR - Perry Como (RCA Victor)
16  17  WE BELONG TOGETHER - Robert & Johnny (Old Town)
17  20  *BREATHLESS - Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)
18  16  *DEDE DINAH - Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)
19  --  *BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN - Ersel Hickey (Epic)
20  21  *GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY - Little Richard (Specialty)
21  --  *ARE YOU SINCERE - Andy Williams (Cadence)

*Records first spotted by WMCA’s “Wax to Watch”

    OH LONESOME ME - Don Gibson (RCA Victor)
    BLONDE BOMBSHELL - Don Rondo (Jubilee)
    LET’S BE LOVERS - The Playmates (Roulette)
    ARRIVEDERCI, ROMA - Roger Williams (Kapp)
    “7-11” - The Gone All Stars (Gone)
    EVERY NIGHT (I Pray) - The Chantels (End)
    SWEET ELIZABETH - Will Glahe & His Orchestra (London)
    DINNER WITH DRAC - John Zacherle (“The Cool Ghoul”) (Cameo)
    SNAG IT - Joe Darensbourg & His Dixie Flyers (Lark)
    MIRACULOUS MUSIC BOX - Joe Sherman & Hi Orchestra (Epic)
    WHAT’S HAPPENED TO YOUR HALO - Little Joe & The Thrillers (Okeh)
    YOU CAN MAKE THINGS RIGHT - Toni Merrill (Safari)
    I’VE GOT BELLS ON MY HEART - The Three Pennies (Golden Crest)
    THE PLACE - Johnny Brantley & The All Stars (Carlton)
    OUR SONG - Tom & Jerry (Big)
    THERE’S ONLY ONE OF YOU - The Four Lads (Columbia)
    STAIRWAY OF LOVE - Marty Robbins (Columbia)
    I MET HIM ON A SUNDAY (Ronde-Ronde) - The Shirelles (Decca)
    TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS - Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra (Dot)
    DON’T MAKE SMALL TALK, BABY - Danny Winchell (Goldcrest)
    WISHING FOR YOUR LOVE - The Voxpoppers (Mercury)


One aspect of the record releases this season is the considerable
number of oldies or revivals. I don’t mean those hardy perennials
known in the trade as standards, but those one time smash its that
have been “dead” for 10, 20 or even 30 years! A good example is
“Billy,” popular some 2 decades ago and now on the way up again
via Kathy Linden. Several revivals have even made the WMCA list!
They were and are good songs, and their appeal is not entirely
nostalgic -- to the younger listeners they’re “new” tunes.
    Edgar Welch

   Roger Gallagher & Joe O'Brien
   Bob Callan
   Ernie Stone
   Bert Knapp
   Alun Williams
   Dave Leeds
   Ed Welch
   Burt Sherwood

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