Skip to comments.Five love songs for February 16, 2014
Posted on 02/16/2013 2:59:44 AM PST by nikos1121
On this 4th Day of Lent I give you 5 love songs, and ask you to give me yours in exchange.
1. I Miss You--Stevie Nicks 2. Since You've Asked--Dan Fogelberg (written by Judy Collins) 3. Night And Day--The Temptations (written by Cole Porter) 4. I'm Glad There is You--Nataie Cole (written by Paul Madeira) 5. Just You--Kathy Troccoli
“Deep Purple”- Nino Tempo & April Stevens
“Dream”- Everly Brothers
“Only the Lonely”- Roy Orbison
“Oh, Baby Baby”- Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
“Come Softly to Me” - The Fleetwoods
You'll notice that when this song is played in a public place, people start singing along.
All hall of famers. Only the Lonely is one of the greatest songs ever written. If you didn’t speak English and just listened purely, you’d love the song...like listening to a Verdi opera tune. Good choices.
Did the Monotones do any thing else?
Very true. Great song.
Yes. Soft Shadows. Check it out on YouTube.
From the Manger to the cross by. Slim Whitman.
The old rugged cross by. Earnest Ford.
The great speckled bird. by Roy Acuff.
I saw the light. by Hank Williams
“Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.” by Rod Stewart.
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You. by Rod Stewart.
The original by Van Morrison is much better, imho...
Songs from when I was young and love was new.
A Million to One by Jimmy Charles
Tears on My Pillow by Little Anthony
I Will Follow Him By Little Peggy March
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
“Help Me” - Joni Mitchel
“Different Drum” - Linda Ronstadt
“Undertow” - Suzanne Vega
“Diamonds and Rust” - Joan Baez
“Over My Head” - Christine McVie
the last 5 songs here:
The Monotones were a six-member African American doo-wop vocal group in the 1950s. They are considered a one-hit wonder, as their only hit single was “The Book of Love”, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1958.
The Monotones formed in 1955 when the seven original singers all residents of the Baxter Terrace housing project in Newark, New Jersey began performing covers of popular songs. The members of the Monotones were:
lead singer Charles Patrick (born September 11, 1938)
first tenor Warren Davis (born March 1, 1939)
second tenor George Malone (January 5, 1940 October 5, 2007)
bass singer John Smith (May 13, 1938 - November 26, 2000)
second bass singer John Ryanes (November 16, 1940 May 30, 1972)
his brother, baritone Warren Ryanes (December 14, 1937 June 16, 1982)
Charles Patrick’s brother James was originally a member, but he left soon after the group’s formation.
They all began singing with the New Hope Baptist Choir, directed by Cissy Houston, who was related to the Patrick brothers. The group launched their career with a 1956 appearance on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour television program, winning first prize for their rendition of The Cadillacs’ “Zoom”. Soon afterwards, Charles Patrick was listening to the radio and heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line “wonder where the yellow went.” From there he got the idea for the line, “I wonder, wonder, wonder who!, who wrote the book of love”, later working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. In September 1957, they recorded “Book Of Love”, which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records’ subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It became a hit, eventually reaching #3 on the Billboard R&B chart and #5 on the pop charts. The record sold over one million copies. It also reached #5 in Australia; in the UK, the hit version was a cover version by The Mudlarks.
The Monotones recorded a series of novelty follow-ups including “Zombi”, and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, but they were not successful.
The Monotones disbanded in 1962. Surviving members met to revive “Book of Love” several times after the break-up. John Ryanes died in 1972, aged 31, and his brother Warren died in 1982. By 1994, the Monotones consisted of Frankie Smith, George Malone, Carl Foushee, Bernard Ransom, Bernard Brown, and Victor Hartsfield. Frankie Smith died in 2000, and George Malone in 2007.
Don McLean, in his 1971 song “American Pie”, made reference to “The Book of Love” as a symbol of the innocence of 1950s rock and roll culture.
In 1988, “Book Of Love” was used as the Theme Song for The Newlywed Game when Paul Rodriguez took Bob Eubanks’ place.
In 1990, Ben E. King and Bo Diddley featuring Doug Lazy recorded a revamped rap version of the song “Book of Love” for the soundtrack of the movie Book of Love.
"Now, who wants to waltz and minuet?
Two hundred years ago, you bet!
But I want to dance right up to date,
'Cause this is 1958."