|U.S. Male||Jerry Reed 9-9-66|
on lp RCA Victor 3756 Unbelievable Guitar & Voice Of Jerry Reed
|Unchain My Heart||Otis Williams 9-12-60|
King 5880 (1964)
|Ray Charles, Joe Cocker|
|Unchained Melody||Les Baxter 1-17-55|
|Al Hibbler (2-4-55), Roy Hamilton, June Valli (3-15-55), Vito & Salutations, Righteous Bros., Elvis Presley, Sweet Inspirations et al.|
A 1991 CD titled Unchained Melody, The Film Themes Of Alex North (Bay Cities 3010) includes "Unchained Melody." It's noted as being the original film recording but it seems to be stereo. Although there were stereo films beginning in the early '50s, it's questionable whether a relatively minor production as Unchained would utilize such an expensive process at that time.
At least one source lists Baxter's recording date as 1-15-55.
A story that's been discredited as a hoax had it that one William Stirrat, posing as real lyricist Hy Zaret, claimed to have written "Unchained Melody's" words as a sixteen-year-old in 1936, some 15 years before it was performed.
|Under Your Spell Again||Buck Owens 6-16-59|
|Unicorn, The||Shel Silverstein 11-13-62|
on lp Atlantic 8072 Inside Folk Songs
|Irish Rovers, Dr. Dog|
|Universal Soldier||Highwaymen 1963 (rel. 9-63)|
United Artists 647
|Buffy Sainte-Marie, Donovan, Glen Campbell|
|Until It's Time For You To Go||Buffy Sainte-Marie 1965|
on lp Vanguard 9171 Many A Mile
|Buffy Sainte-Marie (1965 on Vanguard 35028), Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley|
Another notable, if somewhat obscure, remake was by future Monkee Mike Nesmith. His early 1966 single (Colpix 792) was issued under the name Michael Blessing.
|Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)||Stevie Wonder 4-4-67|
on lp Motown 804LP3 Looking Back (1977)
|Up A Lazy River see Lazy River|
|Up Tight Good Woman (aka Up Tight, Good Man)||Wilson Pickett c. 10-66|
on lp Atlantic 8138 The Wicked Pickett
|Spencer Wiggins, Solomon Burke, Laura Lee|
|Urge For Going||Tom Rush 1966|
|George Hamilton IV, Tom Rush (1968 on lp Elektra 74018 The Circle Game), Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Luka Bloom|