Archive for November, 2008

Everly Brothers’ hits with Cadence

November 28, 2008

The table below lists the Top 40 hits that the Everly Brothers had while recording with Cadence Records. An asterisk (*) indicates a number 1 hit. This information is drawn from the following sources:

Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th edition. New York: Billboard Books, 2004.
White, Roger. The Everly Brothers: Walk Right Back. London: Plexus, 1998.
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Broadcast Music Incorporated


Song Title Composer(s) Cadence Catalog # Release Date
Bye Bye Love * Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 1315 May, 1957
I Wonder If I Care As Much Don Everly, Phil Everly 1315 May, 1957
Wake Up Little Susie * Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 1337 September, 1957
This Little Girl of Mine Ray Charles 1342 January, 1958
All I have to Do Is Dream * Boudleaux Bryant 1348 April, 1958
Claudette Roy Orbison 1348 April, 1958
Bird Dog * Boudleaux Bryant 1350 August, 1958
Devoted To You Boudleaux Bryant 1350 August, 1958
Problems Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 1355 November, 1958
Love of My Life Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 1355 November, 1958
Take a Message to Mary Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 1364 April, 1959
Poor Jenny Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 1364 April, 1959
(‘Til) I Kissed You Don Everly 1369 August, 1959
Let It Be Me Curtis Mann, P. Delanoe, and Gilbert Francois Becaud 1376 January, 1960
When Will I Be Loved Phil Everly 1380 July, 1960
Like Strangers Boudleaux Bryant 1388 June, 1961

YouTube Playlist

November 23, 2008

Click on the Videos link on the right to connect to the YouTube playlists that I am creating. Or go straight to my playlist page on YouTube.

Twin Set

November 11, 2008

The following photo of shirts the Everly Brothers wore brings new meaning to the term “twin set.” These are on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

Everly Brothers sweaters

Everly Brothers sweaters

In Nashville

November 7, 2008

I’m in Nashville for AMS. I wish I were here for research, but not this time. Instead I’m attending the AMS conference. I find these conferences invigorating and intimidating.

I’m hoping to explore Nashville, but today it’s raining so I’m not sure I’ll get out much. On the walk from the hotel to the convention center, though, I noticed that Nashville loves striking shapes. Here’s a couple:




3 spires

3 spires

flying saucer

flying saucer

Duets in Broadway Musicals

November 2, 2008

Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 50s included anywhere from two to five duets. The number depends largely on how many romantic couples are included in the plot–the more the merrier, of course. In a sampling of twenty of the most popular or most historically significant musicals of the 1950s, some of which were in revival or adapted for film during that period, I found that three to four duets was common. I will post more information tomorrow.