Skip to comments.Number one song 50 years ago this week ! ( Vanity )
Posted on 07/06/2013 7:12:51 PM PDT by sushiman
Remember it well ...I was 11 ...Summer at my Grandparents' house on Long Island listening to the big radio console when not at the beach or outside playing ...
One of those “ goosebump “ songs for me .
That is one of my all time favorites tho it didn’t last long.
I had a real crush on a girl named Anita then discovered the lead singer was also an Anita tho she was Black. The funny thing is she didn’t sound Black.
The week I was born, the #1 song was Good Night Irene.
Anita Humes, the lead singer, passed away in 2010 at the age of 69.
Born in 1943 and raised in a family with very traditional values, I never “got” rock and roll. My tastes were traditional country (Webb Pierce, Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb) as well as Southern Gospel (Blackwood Brothers and the Happy Goodmans). That said, “Easier Said than Done” was one of the few songs of that genre that appealed to me. It didn’t have the lewd and subversive lyrics that were central to much R&B and rock. The Essex had a nice, happy song that’s still etched in my memory. Thanks for posting this since it recalls a much better era.
Which means you are either 1 or 2 years older than I ! BTW - I was born in nearby CT .
” Thanks for posting this since it recalls a much better era.
Glad it brought back good memories for you . It sure did for me as well .
Hehe...I remember the title ...Will check out the song .
Six Days on the Road--Dave Dudley
I was born in 1950, on a small island off the northeast coast of the United States. It’s called Manhattan, you might have heard of it.
Coincidentally , 2 of these guys were in Okinawa in ‘62 which ain’t far fron where I live now . :-)
Isn’t that the one the Indians sold for $ 24 and some trinkets LOL ?
Thanks for posting it. Found one of my favorites: "Maybe" by the Chantels (1958).
The $24 bucks only bought the tiny tip of the island south of Wall Street. The wall was to keep the Indians out. That little plot has appreciated some in the last 400 years.
There is a strange story about the Anita I had a crush on. We rode the same bus to school and she was really, really pretty.
She would always ride beside me in the same seat but I was afraid to ask her out. One night I had this strange dream about her. I happened to run into her in the woods about half way between our houses.
She was wearing yellow Capri pants and squatted down. I came up to her and spoke then looked into her eyes and saw that she was crying and looked extremely sad.
That is all I remember of the dream but it really stuck in my mind to the point that maybe once a year I would recall it. Well she married another guy. He was actually a really fine peron, they had 3 children.
One day when I was visiting home, I ran into one of our neighbors. He asked if I had heard about Anita. I said no. It turned out she had died of cancer at a very young age. Left her husband with those 3 children.
I honestly think that is what she was crying about. I know it sounds stupid but I really do.
In the Weavers' version, the chorus concludes with, "I'll see you in my dreams." In Huddie Ledbetter's original version, he sang, "I'll get you in my dreams."
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