Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Marci and Mates - Pomus and Shuman

Keeping up the occasional post of little known but coulda been hits .

Comment from the yahoo group - spectropop -by Country Paul 
"Shall I Tell Him You're Not Here" sounds as though it isn't sure if it wants to be a Johnny Burnette mid-tempo ballad or The Flamingos' "Nobody Loves Me Like You." 

So, the burning question for years: who
is Marci, and what is a guy doing with a girl's name? " 
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman -- see below for just a little of what they wrote together .

See Below for the Drifters 

You Better Believe It (demo ) - Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman

The Curtain Fell - The Cardinals (unissued)
(Wake Up) Miss Rip Van Winkle - The Tibbs Brothers 
I'm Going Crazy - The Tibbs Brothers
(You've Got) The Magic Touch - The Platters

I Need A Girl - Big Joe Turner
Love Roller Coaster - Big Joe Turner [1]
Misery's Child - Richard Hayes 

I Ain't Sharin' Sharon - Bobby Darin
Plain Jane - Bobby Darin
(Since You're Gone) I Can't Go On - Bobby Darin
Kiss And Make Up - The Crowns
My Island Of Dreams - Clyde McPhatter (written in 1956)
Say The Word - Micky & Sylvia [2]
Sunglasses - The Shades [2]
Too Hot To Handle - Jimmy Simmons [3]
You Be My Baby - Ray Charles [4]

A Teenager In Love - Dion & The Belmonts 
Angel Face - James Darren
Teenage Tears - James Darren
Carryin' The Load - Ray Charles
Comes The Day - Rusty Lane
Foxy Little Mama - Little Tony & His Brothers
Go Jimmy Go - Jimmy Clancy
(It's) Great To Be Young And In Love (later -"A Teenager In Love" )- Doc Pomus
Hound Dog Man - Fabian 
Hushabye - The Mystics 
I Dig Girls - Bobby Rydell
I'm A Man - Fabian 
It's Been Nice (Goodnight) - Marty Wilde
I've Cried Before - Dion & The Belmonts 
Pajama Party - Bobby Pedrick Jr.
People Gotta Talk - Ersel Hickey 
Serious - Michael Cox
Stampede - Danny Valentino [5]
Sweet Talk - Bobby Comstock & The Counts
The Snake And The Bookworm - Pat Shannon
The Tiger And The Mouse - Connie Francis
Too Good - Little Tony & His Brothers
(If You Cry) True, True Love - The Drifters

Turn Me Loose - Fabian 
Two Fools - Frankie Avalon
You Gotta Be A Music Man - Danny Valentino 
You'll Never Tame Me - Bobby Rydell
You're Teasing Me - LaVern Baker

A Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley 
Desdemona's Lament - Joya Sherill
Doin' The Best I Can - Elvis Presley 
Don't Fly Away - Jan & Dean 
Footsteps - The Skyliners 
Happy Time - The Skyliners 
Havin' Fun - Dion 
I Count The Tears - The Drifters 
If You Need Me - Dave Sampson & The Hunters 
I'm On Fire - Tommy Bruce 
It Tears Me All To Pieces - Ruth Brown [6] 
Lonely Winds - The Drifters 
Lovers Gotta Cry - The Flamingos 
My Private Joy - Dion & The Belmonts 
Nobody But Me - The Drifters 
No One - Connie Francis / Brenda Lee (Doc Pomus demo 1959)
Once Upon A Time - Ricky Valence 
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters 
Senor Big And Fine - LaVern Baker 
Sorrow Tomorrow - Bobby Darin 
Strollin' In The Springtime - Fabian
Teenage Heartache - Ray Peterson 
This Magic Moment - The Drifters 
Wait - Jimmy Clanton 
We Like Boys (version of "I Dig Girls") - Vernons Girls 
What Went Wrong - Jimmy Oliver 
Your Other Love - The Flamingos 

A Texan And A Girl From Mexico - Anita Bryant 
Could Somebody Take My Place Tonight - Dion & The Belmonts 
Don't You Dare Let Me Down - Conway Twitty 
Here Comes The Night - Dion & The Belmonts 
I Just Wanna Make Love - Jimmy Clanton 
It Was Never Meant To Be - Dion 
It's Not True - Ricky Valance 
Little Ship - The Delicates, Arlene Martell, Jess Conrad 
Little Sister - Elvis Presley
(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley 
Might Cold (To A Warm, Warm Heart) - Fabian 
Misery - Del Shannon 
Rag Doll - Jess Conrad 
Room Full Of Tears - The Drifters 
So Close To Heaven - Ral Donner 
School Of Heartbreak - Ral Donner 
Some Kind Of Wonderful - The Drifters 
Somebody New Dancing With You - The Drifters 
Souvenir Of Mexico - Ben E. King 
Surrender - Elvis Presley
Sweets For My Sweet - The Drifters 
Wide Wide World - Del Shannon 
Would You Stand By Me - Billy Fury 
You Never Talked To Me That Way - The Drifters 

Kiss Me Quick - Elvis Presley 
Ginny In The Mirror - Del Shannon 
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow - Elvis Presley 
It Only Takes A Minute - Michael Holliday
Night Rider - Elvis Presley 
Queen Of The Twisters - Bill Haley
Seven Day Weekend - Gary 'US' Bonds
Spanish Lace - Gene McDaniels 
Suspicion - Elvis Presley 
You Never Talked About Me (version of "You Never Talked To Me That Way") - Del Shannon 

All You Got To Do Is Touch Me - Bobby Vee 
Can't Get Used To Losing You - Andy Williams
(It's A) Long Lonely Highway - Elvis Presley 
I Need Somebody To Lean On - Elvis Presley 
It's A Lonely Town (Lonely Without You) - Gene McDaniels 
Judy, Judy, Judy - Johnny Tillotson [7] 
Shall I Tell Her - Dionne Warwick 
Troubled Mind - Dion
The Ups And Downs Of Love - Freddy Cannon

Always Is A Long, Long Time - Michael Holliday
(I'm) Gonna Cry 'Til My Tears Run Dry - Irma Thomas [8]
Lucy (You Sure Did It This Time) - The Dennisons 
Tell Me What I Can Do - Tony Orlando, The Rattles 
Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley 
Wrong For Each Other - Andy Willams

All The King's Horses (And All The King's Men) - Bobby Vinton
Bring Him Back - Cissy Houston
Never Say Yes - Elvis Presley
One Day - Gene Pitney
Petticoat White (Summer Sky Blue) - Bobby Vinton
(He's) Raining In My Sunshine - Jay & The Americans
Say Those Magic Words - The McCoys, The Birds [9]
(You Make Me Feel) So Good - The McCoys [9]
The World Of Broken Hearts - Cissy Houston
What Every Woman Lives For - Elvis Presley

Double Trouble - Elvis Presley

Year / Artist uncertain
Hello, How Ya Been? Goodbye - Guitar Slim ( 1958? )
Leave It To Me - Band Of Angels
The Many Faces Of Love - Andy Williams

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