Mercy mercy me!
This here's the
and I'm your
doctor of love!
Now you listen to
As long as you
got the curves,
baybay, I got the
what the Wolfman says. It's all according to how
friend Dell Rat
me to spin
some of his
list of the 15
Dell was a doo-wop mecca, ya see, and
Jerre is dedicating these snuggle songs
to all you Dell vikings and Dellettes
around the world!
So cuddle up with that special someone
and start squeezin' while Jerre's doo-
wop whoppers do the pleasin'.
Without further ado, from Dell Rat Jerre
and me to you, here are the dreamiest
slow jams of all time, and that's a
natural fact from Wolfman Jack!
You pay close
these songs or
1. "To The Aisle" – Five Satins
2. "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" – Platters (February 1959)
3. "Those Three Little Words" – Delcos (October 1962/April 1963)
"Those Three Little Words" was released on 45rpm in October of 1962 as the B side of "Arabia" but failed to chart. In April of 1963 "Arabia" appeared on the Billboard Bubbling Under chart for two weeks before disappearing.
4. "No Not Again" – Jive Five (April 1962)
This is the killer bee side of "Hully Gully Callin' Time," a Shady's Law special that spent 5 weeks trapped in the Bubbling Under basement and then vanished.
5. "Coney Island Baby" - Excellents (December 1962)
6. "Close Your Eyes" – Five Keys (April 1955)
The mother of all Dell songs!
7. "Tear Drops" – Lee Andrews and the
Hearts (January 1958)
8. "Gloria" - Cadillacs (August 1954)
9. "The Closer You Are" – Channels (1956)
"The Closer You Are" was a smash hit in New York, Jersey and Connecticut and was heavily promoted by legendary deejay Alan Freed; yet it never registered on any Billboard chart, not even Bubbling Under! Although it was unjustly snubbed by the trade mags, this fine Channels ballad went on to become one of the best loved and most requested
10. "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"
- Devotions (March 1964)
This was the ballad B side of the Devotions' up tempo top 40 hit "Rip Van Winkle."
11. "The Actor" – Dovells (June 1962)
This is the killer bee on the back of "Bristol Twistin' Annie," a Dovells' stomper that cracked the top 30.
12. "Last Night I Dreamed" - Fiestas
This is the fab flip of "So Fine" which just missed the top 10.
13. Twilight - Paragons (1958)
This one is regarded as a New York mini-classic.
14. Hey You - Imaginations (1961)
15. "Goodbye To Love" - Chantels (1959)
The killer bee "Goodbye to Love" and "I'm Confessin'," the
A side of this Chantels single, both remained uncharted.
Oh my my! Dell Rat Jerre took us on
a slow ride to Shangri-la, baybay!
Everybody's talkin' 'bout the Wolfman's pompatus of love, and you take it from
me, my friend Jerre's the guy with the
goods, a solid sender he's no pretender.
Thank you, brother rat, for a doo-wop
list that rules the whole wide world!
If you have a Top Tunes list I'd love to see it. It would be fascinating to discover which songs meant the most to you in your youth or which ones resonate now in the present. Why not do what Jerre and others have done? Make a list, submit it in the form of a comment and I'll get it posted.
It can be a list of your favorite songs, the most exciting songs, best songs from a particular time period similar to
my mid 60's Dell survey...anything you like!
Have a Shady day!