In search of credible & authoritative answers...
Bint Misr - As a possible precursor to "Misirlou," this was supposedly written and recorded by Sayyid Darwish around 1919. Does anyone own it to confirm?
I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again - When was Cheryl Ladd's (Capitol 11801) done in relation to writer Richard Kerr's (A&M 2099)?
It's A Heartache- Did Bonnie tyler record hers before or after Ronnie Spector's (cut 8-16-77)?
Let's Go Get Stoned - Which of the three plausible candidatesRonnie Milsap, Coasters or Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brownrecorded this first?
Sharing The Night Together - Did Arthur Alexander or Lenny LeBlanc record this first? They were both done around the same time.
Temma Harbour - Mary Hopkin's hit single was issued 1-29-70 while writer Philamore Lincoln (one of Robert Anson's many stage names) had it on his album The North Wind Blew South (Epic 26497), released later that year. How did Mary Hopkin get the song? Did her producer Mickie Most have early access to Lincoln's album or was there a demo? Was his done first?
Tiger - Was Nick Todd's (Dot 15951) recorded before or after Fabian's hit version? (See the entry for "Tiger" in the Main Song Listing.)
Turn Down Day - Cyrkle cut it May 21, 1966 and supposedly took it from a jazz versionbut was that a demo or ? Co-writer David Blume has said it started as a radio jingle.
Walk In The Black Forest, A - German pianist and bandleader Horst Jankowski had a hit with this in 1965 and there's no evidence he recorded prior to that year. The song was used though (as incidental music) in a 1961 episode of the Perry Mason TV show, with music credited to guitarist Barney Kessel. How odd that this melody shows up in two unrelated place four years apart. One possible explanation is that each musican independently adpated it from Mozart's "eine schwarzwaldfahrt." Since this translates as "A drive in the Black Forest" at least Jankowski must have. Anyone have ideas on how Kessel came up with his?
White Silver Sands - Did writer Chuck (or Charles) Matthews ever record this? I once read mention of him doing it in 1949, well before the three 1957 hit versions.
Dick's Want List (record, CD, mp3, tape/CD-R dub etc.trades welcome)
Los Cadetes Del Swing - Besame Mucho, Mexican Victor 76271 ('40)
Fairchild & Carroll - Glad To Be Unhappy, Liberty Music Shop 196 ('36)
Lou Gold - Ain't She Sweet, Gennett 6068 or Silvertone 5033 ('27) NOT his version on Perfect
Chuck Matthews - White Silver Sands, ('49?) did he really record & issue this?
Noble & King - Hold Me, UK Parlophone R 3432 or US issue(?) ('51)
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Big City Miss Ruth Ann - Heroes Of Cranberry Farm on Jamie 1386 white label promo VG color smudge on label 4.49
Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone on Epic10787 white label promo VG+ 3.49
He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother - Kelly Gordon on Capitol 2442 promo VG 6.99
Love Of The Common People - The Four Preps on Capitol 5819 name on label plays VG+ 4.49
Million And One, A - Billy Walker on Monument 943 VG+ 2.99
Move In A Little Closer - Victorians on Arnold 571 VG+ 4.99
One Less Bell To Answer - Keely Smith on Atlantic 2429 white label promo M- 2.99
Sealed With A Kiss - Four Voices on Columbia 41699 white label promo wol VG+ 9.99
Spooky - Mike Sharpe on Liberty 55922 promo wol VG+ 6.99
Trains And Boats And Planes - Burt Bacharach on Canadian Kapp 657 M- 9.99
Buzzy Linhart - The Time To Live Is Now on Kama Sutra 2037
Includes the original of "Friends," later a hit for Bette Midler.
Record is VG+, cover is VG to VG+ (slight bit of ring wear). 4.99