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Native New Yorker Frankie Valli 1977
on lp Private Stock 7002 Lady Put The Light Out
Odyssey
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Nature Boy King Cole (aka Nat "King" Cole) 8-22-47
Capitol 15054
Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Bobby Darin, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, George Benson, David Bowie et al.
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Needles & Pins Jackie DeShannon 3-4-63
Liberty 55563
Cher, Searchers, Smokie, Ramones, Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks
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Neighbor Neighbor Jimmy Hughes 1964
on lp Vee Jay 1102 Steal Away
Jimmy Hughes (1966 for Fame)
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Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) Jim Weatherly 1972
on lp RCA Victor 4747 Weatherly
Bob Luman, Gladys Knight & Pips
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Never Be You Maria McKee 1984
on lp MCA 5492 Streets Of Fire ost
Rosanne Cash (1984, 1985)
Rosanne recorded a version for the Streets Of Fire film but it wasn't used. That recording was subsequently issued on her 2005 The Very Best Of Rosanne Cash. Her 1985 recording was the hit.

Maria McKee's recording was released on a promotional 12" single (MCA L33-1210). Despite her recording being on the soundtrack album, it was Laurie Sargent's singing that was heard in the movie.

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Never Been To Spain Hoyt Axton 1-25-71
on lp Capitol 788 Joy To The World
3 Dog Night, Elvis Presley
Written by Axton, in his car in the studio parking lot during a lunch break, because the label wanted one more new song for his album.

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Never Gonna Let You Go Stevie Woods 1982
Cotillion 99934
Dionne Warwick, Sergio Mendes
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Never Let Him Go (aka Never Let Her Go) Jody Miller 12-8-64
Capitol 5353
David Gates
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Never On Sunday (as "Ta Pedia tou Pirea") Melina Mercouri 19602
on lp United Artists 5070 Never On Sunday ost
Don Costa, Chordettes
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New Britain (aka Amazing Grace) Original Sacred Harp Choir 7-22
Brunswick 5150
Mahalia Jackson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Judy Collins, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Willie Nelson et al.
The lyrics to "Amazing Grace" were written in the late 1700s by English clergyman John Newton. "New Britain" was a folk song melody first published in 1829. The two were combined in 1835, creating one of the most performed hymns.

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New York Groove Hello 1975
Arista 0166
Ace Frehley
New York New York see Theme From New York New York
Night Time Is The Right Time see Right Time, The
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Night Train Jimmy Forrest 11-27-51
United 110
Richard Hayman, Buddy Morrow, Viscounts, James Brown, Oscar Peterson et al.
Derived (lifted?) from "That's The Blues, Old Man" by Johnny Hodges (Bluebird 1117, 1940) and "Happy Go Lucky Local, Part 2" by Duke Ellington (Musicraft 461, 1946). Both Hodges and Jimmy Forrest were members of Ellington's band, which explains the path of the compositions and riffs.

Note the misspelling of Jimmy Forrest's name on the original 78 issue.

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Night With Daddy G Part. 2, A (aka Quarter To Three) Church Street Five 1960
Legrand 1004
Gary U.S. Bonds
"A Night With Daddy G" was an instrumental. Bonds then wrote some lyrics (including the line "It was a night with Daddy G"), creating his #1 hit

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Ninety-Nine Ways Charlie Gracie 12-30-56
Cameo 105
Tab Hunter
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1900 Yesterday Betty Everett 1969
Uni 55141
Liz Damon's Orient Express
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1985 SR-71 2003
on CD Japanese Crown CRCL-4585 Here We Go Again (2004)
Bowling For Soup
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Nite Life (aka Night Life) Paul Buskirk & His Little Men feat. Hugh Nelson (aka Willie Nelson) 1959    RX 502 Ray Price, Rusty Draper, Willie Nelson (many times)
Willie Nelson was signed (as a writer and artist) to D Records at the time and couldn't get owner Pappy Dailey to issue Claude Gray's recording of Willie's "Night Life." Nelson was convinced the tune had potential so he cut it himself (selling the rights to the song for $150 to finace his session) and released it on the small Houston label RX under the backing band's name. The not-too-subtle tag on the credit was Willie using his middle name. With all the popular versions of the song, Nelson missed out on a lot of royalties but he philosophically says its success led him to believe he could write more songs that were just as good.

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No Easy Way Down Germz 3-67
Vertigo 8001
Jackie Deshannon, Dusty Springfield, Carole King, Norah Jones
Germz member Marty Green is Gerry Goffin's cousin, which explains how an obscure group like his could get a song written by Goffin and Carole King.

Unbeknownst to the group, the Germz' recording was also issued as by the Lit Candle (Cotique 148). George Goldner, who ran Roulette Records which distributed Vertigo, may have put it out to maximize his profit potential.

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No Love At All Wayne Carson 1-70
Monument 1192
Lynn Anderson, B.J. Thomas
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No More "I Love You's" The Lover Speaks 1986
on lp A&M SP 6-15127
Annie Lennox
The Lover Speaks' version was issued on a US promo-only 12" single (A&M SP 17410).

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No No Song Hoyt Axton c. 11-74
A&M 1683
Ringo Starr
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No Time Guess Who 1969
on lp RCA 4157 Canned Wheat
Guess Who (8-13-69, RCA 0300)
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Nobody But Me Isley Bros. 11-62
Wand 131
Human Beinz
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out see Nobody Needs You When You're Down And Out
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Nobody Needs You When You're Down And Out (aka Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out) Blind Bobby Baker 7-27
Pathe Actuelle 7533/Perfect 133
"Pinetop" Smith (1-15-29), Bessie Smith (5-15-29), Count Basie, Big Joe Williams, Jimmy Witherspoon, Nina Simone, Odetta, Otis Redding, Derek & Dominos, Eric Clapton et al.
Baker also recorded under his own name, Bobby Leecan, in a duo with Robert Cooksay.

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Nobody's Child Hank Snow 12-49
RCA Victor 0147
Lonnie Donegan, Billy Fury, Tony Sheridan & Beatles, Traveling Wilburys
The colors on Snow's label are actually a darker green background with gold printing. It's nearly impossible to read in person and doesn't reproduce at all without modification. The green vinyl is accurate though.

RCA Victor introduced the 45 record in 1949 and used various colors of vinyl for different types of music. Their "grass green" color was to be associated with country music.

Not Me see Man Smart, Woman Smarter
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Not Me Gary U.S. Bonds 1960
Legrand 1005
Orlons (5-63)
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Nothing Compares 2 U The Family 1985
on lp Warner Bros. 25322
Sinéad O'Connor
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Now That We Found Love O'Jays 1973
on lp Philadelphia International 32408 Ship Ahoy
Third World, Heavy D & the Boyz
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Nut Rocker Jack B. Nimble & the Quicks 1961
Del-Rio 2302/Dot 16319
B. Bumble & Stingers, Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Pianist Al Hazan, who was recruited to be B. Bumble for their version of "Nut Rocker," actually listened to Jack B. Nimble's (H. B. Barnum or Ernie Freeman) record in the studio to learn it.