Category:Billy "Crash" Craddock songs
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The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Billy "Crash" Craddock – Billy Crash Craddock is an American country and rockabilly singer. He first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, Craddock is known to fans as The King Of Country Rock Music and Mr. Country Rock for his uptempo rock-influenced style of country music. Billy Wayne Craddock was born June 16,1939 in Greensboro and he learned how to play guitar from his oldest brother when he was six. At age 11, he entered a local talent contest and was voted top winner for 15 consecutive weeks. Craddock received the nickname Crash while a back for his high school football team. After he left school, he formed a rockabilly band with one of his brothers called The Four Rebels. His early influences included Little Jimmy Dickens, Ray Price, Craddocks first release was Smacky-Mouth, which was recorded in 1957 for the local Greensboro Sky Castle label. He released his single, titled Birddoggin, on Colonial Records. It was also released in 1957 and he soon got a deal with Columbias Date Records. He released Ah, Poor Little Baby with no success, the song was covered in England by Adam Faith. He began recording for Columbia Records in 1958, recording rockabilly and he was marketed as a teen idol by Columbia, as they needed an artist to compete with Elvis. He appeared twice on American Bandstand but failed to have a hit in the U. S, the only song that charted in the U. S. was Dont Destroy Me, which peaked at No.94 for one week in November 1959. He did, however, become popular in Australia. He also recorded songs that become synonymous with other artistes. He recorded Am I to Be the One and I Want That, which were covered most notably by Jerry Lee Lewis and UK rockers Johnny Kidd, in 1959, Craddock traveled to Australia with Bobby Rydell, The Everly Brothers, Santo and Johnny, and The Diamonds. He didnt know how popular he was in the country and didnt think anyone would recognize him there. When the plane arrived at the airport, there were thousands of screaming teenagers, Craddock didnt know that he had the number one record in the country. He soon became the most popular teen idol in the country and is popular today
2. Blueberry Hill (song) – Blueberry Hill is a popular song published in 1940 best remembered for its 1950s rock n roll version by Fats Domino. The music was written by Vincent Rose, the lyrics by Larry Stock and it was recorded six times in 1940. Victor Records released the recording by the Sammy Kaye Orchestra with vocals by Tommy Ryan on May 31,1940. Gene Krupas version was issued on OKeh Records on June 3 and singer Mary Small did a version on the same label with Nat Brandwynnes orchestra. Other 1940 recordings were by, The Glenn Miller Orchestra on Bluebird Records, Kay Kyser, Russ Morgan, Gene Autry, Connee Boswell, the largest 1940 hit was by The Glenn Miller Orchestra, where it reached #1. Louis Armstrongs 1949 recording charted in the Billboard Top 40, reaching #29 and it was an international hit in 1956 for Fats Domino and has become a rock and roll standard. It reached #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Top 40 charts, becoming his biggest pop hit, and spent eight weeks at #1 on the R&B Best Sellers chart. The version by Fats Domino was also ranked #82 in Rolling Stone magazines list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the song was Dominos greatest hit and remains the song most associated with him. In reference to pretty girls he dated or wanted to date and it is one of the songs that the time traveling James Cole enjoys in the film,12 Monkeys, and the song is later sung by the scientists upon his return to the future. This song is used in a scene near the beginning of the film The Man Who Fell to Earth. Joe Edwards restaurant Blueberry Hill, on the Delmar Loop in St. Louis, Missouri, the Far Side, a comic written by Gary Larson, features a comic parodying the lyrics of this song. A man is talking in a booth on top of a hill named Blueberry Hill. He says into the phone Norm and you were right—I found my drill. The parody is of the line found my thrill on Blueberry Hill, videos of his performance quickly went viral worldwide. An episode of Family Guy shows Peter Griffin at Blueberry Hill being dismayed at finding only a bunch of blueberries only to see two dogs humping thus finding his thrill. SongFacts, Blueberry Hill Blueberry Hill - Lead sheet at wikifonia. org Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
3. Honey Don't – Honey Dont is a song written by Carl Perkins, originally released on January 1,1956 as the B-side of the Blue Suede Shoes single, Sun 234. Bill Dahl of Allmusic praised the song saying, Honey Dont actually outclasses its more celebrated platter-mate in some ways and it has been covered by more than 20 other artists, including The Beatles, Ronnie Hawkins and Johnny Rivers. The song also appeared in the movies Prince of Tides, Diner, according to David McGee, author of Go, Cat, Go. When Carl first played the song to Jay, Jay protested what sounded to him like an odd chord choice, going to a C7 chord after the E instead of the natural blues progression choice of A. At first, Jay refused to go along, but Carl convinced him it was something different, Perkins and his band performed the song, along with Blue Suede Shoes, during their television debut on ABC-TVs Ozark Jubilee on March 17,1956. The Beatles recorded their version on October 26,1964 one of the last songs recorded for Beatles for Sale, the North American release was on December 15 on Beatles 65. Although John Lennon had previously sung the song live, Ringo Starr performed it for the album, during the song, he makes self-referential remarks leading into Harrisons guitar riffs, saying, Rock on George, one time for me. And then Rock on, George, for Ringo one time, the Beatles performed the song twice for the BBC for the From Us To You and Top Gear programs. A version sung by Lennon is available on Live at the BBC. Ringo Starr performed a live version of the song, as tribute to George Harrison, at the Concert for George at Londons Royal Albert Hall in 2002. Paul McCartneys publishing company MPL Communications administers the rights to the song, originally published by Hi Lo Music, along with Matchbox, Honey Dont is one of the rare songs that all four Beatles have recorded or performed on stage. Ronnie Hawkins on Mr. Dynamo album,1960, Billy Crash Craddock covered the song on his 1986 album Crash Craddock. Johnny Rivers covered the song on his album Memphis Sun Recordings, ben Folds Five on the collection Vault Volume II. Raul Seixas covered the song on his 1975 album Novo Aeon, rex featuring Marc Bolan recorded the song in 1971, Electric Warrior Sessions album,1997. Wanda Jackson covered the song on her 1964 album Two Sides of Wanda Jackson, John Lennon recorded the song in the 1970s, released on the 2010 remasters collection, John Lennon Signature Box. Lee Rocker on the 2012 album Night Train to Memphis, Homer and the Donts on the 1965 album Shindig, as Homer Dont. Shakin Stevens and The Sunsets, CBS single, Im No J. D. album,1971 Glen Glenn, vince Taylor recorded the song in 1965. Rhythm and Blues, Inc. released the song in 1964 as a B side single on Fontana, tyrone Schmidling released the song as a 45 single in 1958 on Andex, 3-4022. George Harrison performed the live on stage in 1987 with the Silver Wilburys at the Palomino Club in Hollywood
4. Hound Dog (song) – Hound Dog is a twelve-bar blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Thorntons recording of Hound Dog is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll, Hound Dog has been recorded more than 250 times. Presleys version, which sold about 10 million copies globally, was his best-selling song and an emblem of the rock n roll revolution. It was simultaneously No.1 on the US pop, country, and R&B charts in 1956, and it topped the pop chart for 11 weeks — a record that stood for 36 years. Presleys 1956 RCA recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988, on August 12,1952, R&B bandleader Johnny Otis asked 19-year-old songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller to his home to meet blues singer Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton. Thornton had been signed by Diamond Don Robeys Houston-based Peacock Records the year before, after hearing Thornton rehearse several songs, Leiber and Stoller forged a tune to suit her personality—brusque and badass. In an interview in Rolling Stone in April 1990, Stoller said, She was a blues singer. But it was as much her appearance as her blues style influenced the writing of Hound Dog. Leiber recalled, We saw Big Mama and she knocked me cold and she looked like the biggest, baddest, saltiest chick you would ever see. And she was mean, a bear, as they used to call em. She must have been 350 pounds, and she had all these all over her face conveying words which could not be sung. But how to do it without saying it. And how to do it telling a story, I couldnt just have a song full of expletives. In 1999, Leiber said, I was trying to get something like the Furry Lewis phrase Dirty Mother Furya. I was looking for something closer to that but I couldnt find it, because everything I went for was too coarse, R&B expert George A. Moonoogian concurs, calling it a biting and scathing satire in the double-entendre genre of 1950s rhythm and blues. Said Leiber, Hound Dog took like twelve minutes, thats not a complicated piece of work. But the rhyme scheme was difficult, also the metric structure of the music was not easy. According to Leiber, as soon as they reached the parking lot and Stollers 1937 Plymouth and we got to Johnny Otiss house and Mike went right to the piano…didnt even bother to sit down
5. How Great Thou Art – How Great Thou Art is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish traditional melody and a poem written by Carl Gustav Boberg in Mönsterås, Sweden in 1885. It was translated into German and then into Russian and became a hymn and it was translated into English from the Russian by English missionary Stuart K. Hine, who also added two original verses of his own. The composition was set to a Russian melody and it was popularised by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows during the Billy Graham crusades. It was voted the United Kingdoms favourite hymn by BBCs Songs of Praise, how Great Thou Art was ranked second on a list of the favourite hymns of all time in a survey by Todays Christian magazine in 2001. Boberg wrote the poem O Store Gud in 1885 with nine verses, the inspiration for the poem came when Boberg was walking home from church near Kronobäck, Sweden, and listening to church bells. A sudden storm got Boberg’s attention, and then just as suddenly as it had made its appearance, according to J. Irving Erickson, Carl Boberg and some friends were returning home to Mönsterås from Kronobäck, where they had participated in an afternoon service. Presently a thundercloud appeared on the horizon, and soon lightning flashed across the sky, strong winds swept over the meadows and billowing fields of grain. The thunder pealed in loud claps, Then rain came in cool fresh showers. In a little while the storm was over, and a rainbow appeared and it was this series of sights, sounds, and experiences that inspired the writing of the song. It was very warm, an appeared on the horizon and soon there was thunder. We had to hurry to shelter, but the storm was soon over and the clear sky appeared. When I came home I opened my window toward the sea, there evidently had been a funeral and the bells were playing the tune of When eternitys clock calls my saved soul to its Sabbath rest. That evening, I wrote the song, O Store Gud, Boberg first published O Store Gud in the Mönsterås Tidningen on 13 March 1886. The poem became matched to an old Swedish folk tune and sung in public for the first known occasion in a church in the Swedish province of Värmland in 1888, eight verses appeared with the music in the 1890 Sions Harpan. In 1890 Boberg became the editor of Sanningsvittnet, the words and music were published for the first time in the 16 April 1891 edition of Sanningsvittnet. Instrumentation for both piano and guitar was provided by Adolph Edgren, a teacher and organist, who later migrated to the United States. Boberg later sold the rights to the Svenska Missionsförbundet, in 1891 all nine verses were published in the 1891 Covenant songbook, Sanningsvittnet. These versions were all in 3/4 time, in 1894 the Svenska Missionsförbundet sångbok published O Store Gud in 4/4 time as it has been sung ever since)
6. I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door – Im Gonna Knock on Your Door, written by Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wayne, is a song that was originally released by the Isley Brothers in 1959 and became a hit for teenage actor Eddie Hodges in 1961. It peaked at #12 at Billboard Hot 100, the song was covered by Billy Crash Craddock on his album Two Sides of Crash in 1972 and became a big country hit. A cover version by Jimmy Osmond reached #11 on the UK singles chart in 1974, former Beatles drummer Pete Best recorded a version in the 1960s with his group, the Pete Best Four. The song was played by Japanese band Tokyo Incidents on their 2004–2005 live tour Dynamite, the song was used by the Red Cross for a door-knocking donation awareness campaign on TV in Australia in the 1980s. It had been a one hit there in 1961. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
7. Rip It Up (Little Richard song) – Rip It Up is a song written by Robert Blackwell and John Marascalco. It was first released by Little Richard in June,1956, Bill Haley and his Comets also released a recording of the song that year. The Little Richard version hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart for two weeks and peaked at number 17 on the pop chart, the Bill Haley and the Comets recording reached number twenty five on the Billboard pop singles chart and number four in the UK. Bill Haley and the Comets also performed their version of the song in the 1956 film Dont Knock the Rock, buddy Holly, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Gene Vincent have also covered the song. The Everly Brothers recorded a version of this song in 1957. English instrumental group The Tornados covered this song on their 1964 album Away from it All, Wanda Jackson covered it on her 1964 album Two Sides Of Wanda. During the Get Back sessions in 1969, The Beatles recorded the song as part of a medley with Shake, Rattle and Roll and this recording was released in 1996 on the album Anthology 3. It was covered in 1975 by John Lennon on his album Rock n Roll, commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen covered the song on their Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Truckers Favorites album in 1972. In 1978, Billy Crash Craddock released a cover on the Turning Up And Turning On, in 1987, Los Lobos covered the song as part of their movie soundtrack Little Richard also sang this song on the PBS special, Doo Wop 51. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for Film Flam, a 1985 episode of their TV series, in 2004, the band Hanson released a cover during their Underneath Acoustic Live. Cliff Richard featured a version on his 100th album in 2013, titled, The Fabulous Rock n Roll Songbook
8. To Love Somebody (song) – To Love Somebody is a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb. Produced by Robert Stigwood, it was the single released by the Bee Gees from their international debut album, Bee Gees 1st. The single reached No.17 in the United States and No.41 in the United Kingdom, the songs B-side was Close Another Door. The single was reissued in 1980 on RSO Records with How Can You Mend a Broken Heart as its flipside, the song ranked at number 94 on NME magazines 100 Best Tracks of the Sixties. It was a hit in the UK and France. It reached the top 20 in the US and it reached the top 10 in Canada. The song has been recorded by other artists, including Nina Simone. At the request of Robert Stigwood, the manager, Barry and Robin Gibb wrote To Love Somebody. Redding came to see Barry at the Plaza in New York City one night, Robin claimed that said he loved our material and would Barry write him a song. The song was recorded around April 1967 with Gilbert Green and End of My Song at the IBC Studios in London, England. Robin said, Everyone told us what a record they thought it was, Other groups all raved about it. Barry said I think the reason it didnt do well here was because its a number, Americans loved it. Barry Gibb explained in a June 2001 interview with Mojo magazine and he asked me to write a song for him, personally. It was written in New York and played to Otis but, personally and he meant a great deal to me. I dont think it was a homosexual affection but an admiration for this mans abilities. A certain kind of light that never shone on me and you aint got to be so blind, Im a man, cant you see what I am. I live and breathe for you, But what good does that do, some of the most notable versions include,1968, The Sweet Inspirations recorded the song, which reached #30 on the R&B charts. 1969, James Carr released this song as a single and reached #44 on the R&B Charts
9. You Better Move On (song) – You Better Move On is a song by Arthur Alexander from 1961 that reached #24 on the US charts in March 1962. It was covered in 1962 by Bobby Vee and then by both The Hollies and The Rolling Stones in 1964, the lyrics were inspired by Alexanders real life situation, in which his girlfriend and future wife already had a boyfriend. Alexander said of the situation When I met her out of school he was still hanging in there. His family was pretty well off. I didnt have no money but I knew she liked me and it was a small town and people would be talking. Thats where I got the idea for the song, I didnt talk to him personally. The song was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the session musicians on the recording included David Briggs, piano, Terry Thompson, guitar, Forest Riley, acoustic guitar, Norbert Putnam, bass, Jerry Carrigan, drums and unknown back up singers. Music critic Toby Creswell included You Better Move On as one of the 1001 great songs of all time and you Better Move On was first released on 17 January 1964, on the EP, The Rolling Stones. It was also on the US album, Decembers Children, released in 1965 and this version peaked at #10 on the country charts. This version peaked at #18 on the country charts, mink DeVille on the 1981 album Coup de Grâce The Black Sorrows on the 1984 album Sonola. Katy Moffatt on the 1990 album Child Bride Alan Merrill on the 2003 album Double Shot Rocks Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics