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Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 357 (GOLQ357)
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Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:27:52 -0500 (EST)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #357 (GOLQ357)

Congratulations to the Delphi Trivia Club and the EJ'S & Co., who, with scores
of 500++, took first place in this quiz.  The Village Idiots were next with a
score of 498++.

The mini-theme was songs written (and, in one case, performed) by John D.
Loudermilk, who died on September 21, 2016.  Over the years, I've noticed a
lot of songs he wrote.  I could have probably put together a whole GOLQ of his
songs if I weren't limited by the re-use rule and a deisre to keep things
spread out in the alphabet.  The re-use rule caused me to have to omit
"Tobacco Road" by the Nashville Teens, which I really wanted to use so I could
correct some incorrect lyrics I used in GOLQ281.  Someone else used this song
in GOLQ345.  I also used another Loudermilk song, "Waterloo" by Stonewall
Jackson, in the last GOLQ I did before this one, GOLQ352.  It seems like quite
a few artists who charted Loudermilk songs have names that start with C and D,
a part of the alphabet from which I had already chosen several artists for
this quiz when I decided on this mini-theme.

Team Teitelbaum, The EJ'S & Co., Will McCorry, Really Rockin' In Boston, and
Vito and the Salutations identified the theme.  Three of these teams attempted
to list all of the songs, of which there were seven total.  One team only
identified six, while another listed eight, including a song that does sound
like it could be a Loudermilk song but isn't.  Will McCorry listed the correct
seven:  "Songs by John D. Loudermilk, who passed away recently (songs 2, 9,
11, 15, 17, 23, T2)."

But don't be surprised if you do eventually see "Tobacco Road", "Waterloo", or
a Loudermilk song done by a C or D artist on a future GOLQ of mine.  I did
have an unannounced second mini-theme:  Songs that would have fit the themes
or mini-themes of previous GOLQs I did but which I did not use for one reason
or another.  This includes the reason that the song had been used too recently
in another GOLQ.  Twenty-four of the 27 songs in this GOLQ fit either one of
these mini-themes, including one two-fer, a John D. Loudermilk song by a group
I considered for inclusion in my siblings-themed GOLQ but decided not to use.
The only three songs that did not fit either mini-theme were #10, #20, and #T1
(another tribute to a recently-deceased artist).

For those of you who watched the World Series, this GOLQ has a song with
"Indian" in the title and a record that was released on the Cub label.  At the
time I put this GOLQ together, I didn't know who would be playing in the World
Series, and I didn't know that "Handy Man" by Jimmy Jones was on the Cub
label.  For those of you who play Bridge, we have "one Diamond" in an artist
name, "one Heart" in a song title, but no clubs or spades, and unlike
elsewhere, "no Trump."  But we do have an artist with the real first name of
Donald, doing our "Indian" song at #09.  No artist here are named Hillary
(which is also not unheard of as a male first name, as well as a last name and
is sometimes spelled with one "l"), although there is one by a group with a
member who sometimes used the name Chelsea (#T1).

GOLQ357's mean score was 415.17, and the median was 436.

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Tom Pillion has posted GOLQ358.

-- Regina Litman <>

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Tie Breaker Scoring Key
    +  after numeric score below indicates a tie-breaker answered correctly.
    -  indicates partial credit.
    x  indicates a totally incorrect guess.
    .  indicates no guess.

                                                                   # on
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                               Team Age(s)
T01 500++ DT Delphi Trivia Club         <rcwkid99&>   5 greying
T01 500++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.: Ellis, Everett, Kyra, Mitch, Vinnie,     6   30+
                                   Kevin, <ellisbromberg&>
 03 498++ VI The Village Idiots                   <MrJaded&>   4
                              (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
 04 476++ EM DEC & Friends                    <cochran57&>   3 Various
 05 460.+ WM Will McCorry                <wmccorry&>   1   58
 06 454++ LB Vito & the Salutations          <baileyl&> 3-4 boomers
 07 418.+ RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>   7 60s,70s
 08 416++ MW Mike Weaver                   <oldtunes&>   1
 09 394.. NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>   1   70
 10 360.. TT Team Teitelbaum      (Howard, Bonnie, Patty)             3  54-66 
 10 320.. CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         4  63-67
                                      Bigfoot Mae) <rns&>
 12 186.. JR Jessica Raine          <jraine&>   1   42
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                               # on Age(s)

The following table gives the individual scoring breakdown.  A '-' is used to
indicate that no guess was made for a question, whereas a zero indicates that
a completely incorrect response was submitted.

   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
EJ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
DT 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
VI 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
EM 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20 18 20 20 10 20 20 20 20
WM 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20  - 20
LB 20 20 18 18  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20  - 20
RR 20 20 18 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20  - 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
MW 20 20 18 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 18 20 20  - 20 20  - 20
NA 20 20 18 18  - 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20  -  - 20 20  - 20
TT 20 20 20 20  - 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20  -  -  - 20  - 20
CO 20 20 20 20  - 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  -  - 20  -  -  - 20  -  - 20
JR 20 20 18  -  - 20 20  - 10 20  -  -  8 10  -  -  -  - 20  -  -  -  -  - 20
   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25


Answers are in the form:
#number) Artist: Title (year[s]) [peak position on Pop chart] {peak R&B}

[-]   = did not make pop chart
{-}   = did not make R&B chart
{F}   = made R&B chart as a flip side
{n/c} = no Billboard R&B chart published during this recording's period
        of peak popularity

Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
#01) Beatles, The: "Hey Jude" (1968/69) [1] {-}

Considered for use in GOLQ344 because it was the top hit determined by
Whitburn for 1968, but I chose the 1964 top hit by the same group, "I Want To
Hold Your Hand."

Wilson Pickett's version went to #23/#13 R&B in 1969.

Then if it don't work out
Then if it don't work out
#02) Casinos, The: "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" (1967) [6] {-}

Written by John D. Loudermilk.

Other notable versions:
Eddy Arnold - #84 in 1968 (and probably did well on the country chart).
Glen Campbell, a medley of this and "Don't Pull Your Love" - #27 in 1976.

Oh woman oh woman
Don't treat me so mean
You're the meanest old woman that I've ever seen
#03) Charles, Ray, and his Orchestra: "Hit The Road Jack" (1961) [1] {-}

I always wanted to put Ray Charles and the unrelated Ray Charles Singers in
the same GOLQ, but I missed a good chance to do so in GOLQ336, which included
several artists with the same or similar names.  This song was #1 in October
1961, 55 years ago, so when I decided to use it in this GOLQ for that reason,
I decided that this was the time to include both of these artists.

This Ray Charles' original name was Ray Charles Robinson.

Love me always
As you've loved me
From the start
With every beat of your heart
#04) Charles, Ray, Singers: "Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El
        Sol)" (1964) [3] {-}

I was curious if there was any song that was recorded by both Ray Charles and
the Ray Charles Singers.  So far, I have found one--The Beatles' song
"Yesterday" (a #25 hit for the "Hit The Road Jack" Ray Charles in 1967).

This Ray Charles' original name was Charles Raymond Offenberg.

Other notable versions:
Steve Allen (as "Cuando Calienta") - #85 in 1963
The Bachelors - #38 in 1966

And as they gently caressed
The lovers looked up to find
The branches of the two trees
Were intertwined
#05) Dale, Alan: "Cherry Blossom Pink (And Apple Blossom White)" (1955) [14]

This is a vocal version of a song that is better known as an instrumental, a
mini-theme from GOLQ352.  I didn't know about this recording until after I did
this GOLQ.  The well-known Perez "Prez" Prado instrumental was the top hit of
1955 as determined by Whitburn but was not used in GOLQ344 because it was an

In addition to the Alan Dale and Perez "Prez" Prado versions, one by Jerry
Murad's Harmonicats reached #56 in 1961.  Other vocal versions were recorded
by Georgia Gibbs and Pat Boone.

I didn't know the name of this song until the 1990s, even though I heard it
played a lot before then.  I thought that part of it sounded like a song I
heard on the radio in 1964 that had lyrics that went something like, "Big
Daddy's got a family now."  As luck would have it, that other song, whose
title, artist, and real lyrics I also didn't know until the 1990s, was written
by John D. Loudermilk and is also in this GOLQ.

Incidentally, one other instrumental was determined to be the top Whitburn hit
of a year and thus wasn't used in GOLQ344.  I am aware of a vocal hit version
of that song, and had hoped to use it in GOLQ352.  However, it had been used
too recently then, and it was still too soon to use it in this GOLQ, too.
Perhaps it will turn up in one of my future GOLQs.

Now did you hear about Louie Miller
He disappeared babe
After drawin' out
All his hard-earned cash
#06) Darin, Bobby: "Mack The Knife" (1959/60) [1] {6}

Originally inserted into GOLQ344 because it was determined by Whitburn to be
the top hit of 1959 only to have to withdraw it because an instrumental
version, "Moritat" by Lawrence Welk, had been used too recently.  Enough time
has elapsed since then, so here it is.

There were several other charting versions of this under various titles in the
GOLQ era:
Dick Hyman Trio - #8 in 1956
Richard Hayman & Jan August - #11 in 1956
Lawrence Welk - #17 in 1956
Louis Armstrong - #20 in 1956
Billy Vaughn - #37 in 1956
Les Paul - #49 in 1956
Ella Fitzgerald - #27/#6 R&B in 1960

Jessica Raine:  "Written by Kurt Weill for his opera 'The Threepenny Opera,'
with lyrics in German by Bertolt Brecht.  Marc Blitzstein's English
translation of the opera is most commonly performed today (there are better
translations, but the performance rights for them are difficult and expensive,
don't even get me started) and is the source for Darin's lyrics."

The EJ'S & Co. - "Orchestra directed by Richard Wess."

Belinda was mine till the time that I found her
Holdin' Jim
Lovin' him
#07) Diamond, Neil: "Solitary Man" (1966, 1970) [55, 21] {-, -}

This was supposed to be the song featuring Neil Diamond as an artist in the
Sandy/Jones/Neil Diamond-themed GOLQ316, but I got confused as to which Neil
Diamond song originally released on Bang Records in 1966 was covered in the
U.K. by an artist just known as Sandy.  It was this song, not "Cherry,

Many others have covered this song.  No other versions have reached #99 or
higher on the Billboard Hot 100.  T.G. Sheppard's version spent the week of
July 24, 1976, at #100.  Johnny Cash's 2000 recording, the title song of a
Grammy-winning album he did, is listed by Whitburn as a classic recording.
Several other GOLQ-era chartmakers, including Johnny Rivers, Eddie Rambeau,
and B.J. Thomas, have also recorded it on albums or non-charting 45s.  Della
Reese did a gender bender version, "Solitary Woman," which was on the b-side
of her single "It Was A Very Good Year," which spent two weeks at #99 in
September 1966.  (One notch higher and twice as long as T.G. Sheppard!)  In
more recent years, Chris Isaak and the Swedish group HIM have done notable
versions.  It is also no doubt in the regular repertoire of all of the
countless Neil Diamond imitator and tribute artists that have sprouted up in
the past two decades.

It's hard to believe that Neil Diamond has been a hit artist for 50 years now.
In an alternate universe, the Cleveland Indians broke a 68-year World Series
drought this year, the Chicago Cubs failed to win it for the 109th straight
year, the U.S. has just elected its first woman President, and Bob Lind, whose
first hit was "Elusive Butterfly" in 1966 but didn't have much success after
that, is an international superstar well-known for wearing glittery shirts in
1970s and 1980s concerts.  Who the heck is Neil Diamond?  Oh, that's right,
he's a Canadian Cree Indian filmmaker.  (That last sentence is true.
Different Neil Diamond.)

If something is wrong
Give me just one little sigh
If there's someone else
Please tell me
#08) Duke, Patty: "Don't Just Stand There" (1965) [8] {-}

How did I ever overlook Patty Duke, born December 14, 1946, died March 29,
2016, when I was looking for an artist born in December that would fit between
the Doors and where Jose Feliciano would go in GOLQ348?  I see that her date
of birth is even in the Whitburn book whose pages I turned in that section to
find someone other than Marianne Faithfull.  I think I would have certainly
used this song instead of the one by Marianne Faithfull if I had noticed it.

As just noted, Patty Duke died earlier this year.  Sadly, two other stars of
THE PATTY DUKE SHOW have died this year:  William Schallert, who played her
father, and Eddie Applegate, who played her boyfried.  Actually, Schallert
played the father of her character Patty and the uncle of her character Cathy,
while Applegate played Patty's boyfriend.  Patty is also not the only GOLQ-
era-charting artist originally from the East Coast but eventually living in
Idaho to have died this year.  The other was Don Ciccone of the Critters.

Took away our way of life
Tommy hawk and the bow and knife
#09) Fardon, Don: "(The Lament Of The Cherokee) Indian Reservation" (1968)
        [20] {-}

Written by John D. Loudermilk.  #1 hit song by the Raiders (without the Paul
Revere and in their name) in 1971, their only #1 song.  This song was
originally recorded as "The Pale Faced Indian" by Marvin Rainwater in 1959.  I
accepted the shorter title "Indian Reservation" because this song is so widely
known by this name, too.

Don Fardon's original name was Donald Maughn.  He was once the lead singer of
the British rock group The Sorrows.

Although the Raiders didn't write their only #1 hit, a group member co-wrote a
song by another artist that reached #1.  That song is also in this GOLQ.

When you feel lost and about to give up
'Cause your best just ain't good enough (just ain't good enough)
And you feel the world has grown cold (has grown cold)
#10) Four Tops, The: "Reach Out, I'll Be There" (1966) [1] [1]

This song was chosen for this GOLQ because it was #1 in October 1966, 50 years
ago.  I had already decided to use their song "7 Rooms of Gloom" when I put
together GOLQ320, for which one of the themes was Motown, so it was never
considered for that one.

Other notable versions:
Merrilee Rush - #79 in 1968
Diana Ross - #29/#17 R&B in 1971
Gloria Gaynor - #60/#56 R&B in 1975

We had a quarrel
A teenage quarrel
Now I'm as blue as I know how to be
#11) Hamilton, IV, George: "A Rose And A Baby Ruth" (1956) [6] {-}

Written by John D. Loudermilk.

Oh my dar-ar-arling
Dry-y your eyes
Daddy's coming ho-ome soon
#12) Heartbeats, The: "A Thousand Miles Away" (1956,1960) [53,96] {5, -}

I wanted to use this song in GOLQ332, in which one of the sub-themes was songs
with numbers of miles in the title, but it had been used too recently in a GOLQ.

Here is the main thing I want to say
I'm busy 24 hours a day
#13) Jones, Jimmy: "Handy Man" (1959/60) [2] {3}

When I did GOLQ316, I briefly considered using songs by more artists with the
last name of Jones than the two I did use (George and Jack).  If I had done
this, I probably would have used this song.

Other notable versions:
Sparks of Rhythm - original version, recorded in 1956, released in 1959, did
                   not chart on Hot 100 or R&B
Del Shannon - #22 in 1964 (the first version of this song that I ever heard)
James Taylor - #4 in 1977

I have seen conflicting reports regarding whether or not Jimmy Jones sang on
the Sparks of Rhythm version.

When will they ever learn
When will they ever learn
#14) Kingston Trio, The: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (1962) [21] {-}

This song would have filled a large gap in the alphabet in GOLQ328, in which
the three themes were songs that were done by Johnny Rivers, Linda Ronstadt,
or the 4 Seasons, but it had been used too recently.  At the time, I mentioned
a song that I knew had been done by both Rivers and Ronstadt ("The Tracks of
my Tears") and one that I knew had been done by both the 4 Seaons and Ronstadt
("Will You Love Me Tomorrow"), but I said that I didn't know one that had been
recorded by both Rivers and the 4 Seasons.  Well, now I have one--this song.
The 4 Seasons did it on their 1964 album BORN TO WANDER.

Jessica Raine:  Written by Pete Seeger.

Other notable versions:
Peter, Paul, & Mary - classic recording in 1962
Pete Seeger - classic recording in 1964
Johnny Rivers - #26 in 1965

Two lovers parked on Lover's Lane
Just watchin' the stars above
They don't have to say a thing
#15) Loudermilk, John D.: "Language Of Love" (1961) [32] {-}

Also written by him, this was his biggest Hot 100 hit as an artist.  He also
wrote and recorded "Angela Jones," a hit for Johnny Ferguson, whose version
was included in GOLQ316.  In fact, he recorded at least three songs with Jones
in the title.  The others were "Mr. Jones" and "The Jones."  Another of his
songs, "What A Woman In Love Won't Do" by Sandy Posey, was also included in
GOLQ316.  The following month, a different quizmaster used "Ebony Eyes" by the
Everly Brothers, yet another Loudermilk song, in GOLQ317.

I'll be right with you
You and I should be together
Take this love I long to give you
I'll be at your side forever
#16) Montez, Chris: "Call Me" (1966) [22] {-}

As noted in GOLQ352, I considered using one of THREE different songs done by
Chris Montez in the 1960s that share titles with 1980s #1 hits that are
different songs ("Let's Dance," #4 for him in 1962, #1 for David Bowie in
1983; "Call Me," #22 for him in 1966, #1 for Blondie in 1980; and "Time After
Time," #36 for him in 1966, #1 for Cyndi Lauper in 1984).  I've used "Let's
Dance" in a GOLQ before and learned at the time that a version of the Montez
"Let's Dance" by Ola and the Janglers also reached the Hot 100 in the GOLQ
era.  It was an alphabetically-fitting response at the time.

This song was written by Tony Hatch and originally recorded by Petula Clark.
DEC & Friends noted a version of this song by Trini Lopez.  It has been
recorded by more than 60 other artists.

To further confuse matters, there have been other songs called "Call Me" over
the years, including:
Johnny Mathis - #21 in 1958
Aretha Franklin - #13/#1 R&B in 1970
Blondie - #1 in 1980
Donnie Brooks under the name of Johnny Rivers - year unknown, did not chart

(The well-known Johnny Rivers does not appear to have done any song called
"Call Me," but Donnie Brooks under the Donnie Brooks name did a song called
"Memphis" that is not the Chuck Berry song that Johnny Rivers had a hit with.)

They're gangin' up on me baby
Comin' on strong
Tryin' to turn you
Against me and take you home
#17) Newbeats, The: "Everything's Alright" (1964) [16] {n/c}

Written by John D. Loudermilk.  I would have rather have had the song by the
Nashville Teens in this slot so that I wouldn't have had to deal with yet
another misspelling of "All Right," but by using this song, I was able to put
a two-fer in this quiz.  I had considered using the Newbeats (although
probably not this song) in GOLQ340 because two of the three members were
brothers Dean and Marc Mathis.

There's only one cure for this body of mine
And that's to have that girl that I love so fine
#18) Presley, Elvis, with the Jordanaires: "All Shook Up" (1957) [1] {1}

This was the Whitburn top hit of 1957.  In GOLQ344, I chose a different Elvis
song, "Don't Be Cruel," the top hit of 1956.

First time that I saw you girl
I knew that I just had to make you mine
But it's so hard to talk to you
With fellows hangin' round you all the time
#19) Roe, Tommy: "Dizzy" (1969) [1] {-}

Written by Tommy Roe and Freddy Weller.  Weller was a member of Paul Revere
and the Raiders for several years, starting in 1967.  This is the only
Billboard Hot 100 #1 song written or co-written by any of the Raiders.  He
also had a solo country music career.  Although I am not aware of any version
of this song by the Raiders, Weller eventually recorded his own version.  I
had chosen this song for GOLQ344 but removed it after I decided I had too many
songs from 1969.

I stood right still and I did the freeze
He did the stroll right up to me
Made a noise with his feet that sounded like a drum
Say you'll be here when the mornin' comes
#20) Simmons, Gene: "Haunted House" (1964) [11] {n/c}

I chose this song because of Halloween.  I hadn't done an October GOLQ in a
few years.  In past years when I have done October GOLQs, I used "Spooky" by
the Classics IV and the "Romeo and Juliet on Halloween" line from "Calendar
Girl" by Neil Sedaka.

Delphi Trivia Club--The nickname Jumpin' was printed on the 45rpm, but not in
the Billboard book.

No entry gave Jumpin' as part of the name.  I would have accepted either

Another person named Gene Simmons was part of the post-GOLQ group KISS.  In
fact, Gene Simmons was not his original name; he renamed himself in honor of
this Gene Simmons.

The cotton was high
And the corn was growin' fine
But that was another place and another time
#21) Springfield, Dusty: "Willie & Laura Mae Jones" (1969) [78] {-}

When I thought I was finished with GOLQ316, I discovered that I had 26 regular
songs instead of 25.  This was the one I cut, since it had been such a low-
charting song, plus I already had enough songs from the late 1960s.  This was
written by Tony Joe White (but was listed as one of the John D. Loudermilk
songs by the entry that listed eight such songs).  As noted by DEC & Friends,
he has recorded his own version, which is on YouTube.  Dusty did this song on

It's good to see you
I must go
I know I look a fright
Anyway my eyes are not accustomed to this light
#22) Statler Brothers, The: "Flowers On The Wall" (1965/66) [4] {-}

As with the previous song, this one was the casualty of a late edit of a GOLQ,
but in this case, it was an edit I forgot to do.  I had planned to remove one
of the songs from GOLQ340 that was too close thematically and chronologically
to another one and replace it with this one, but I forgot to do so.  At the
time, I thought that none of the Statler Brothers were brothers at all but
would meet the theme figuratively like the Righteous Brothers and the Walker
Brothers.  I later learned that two of their four members, Harold and Don
Reid, were brothers.

Every time you up and hurt my feelings
I pretend it couldn't matter less
I'm just hiding all of my emotions
Behind my broken heart I guess
#23) Tillotson, Johnny: "Talk Back Trembling Lips" (1963/64) [7] {-}

Written by John D. Loudermilk.

I'm sorry now I ever went away
Every night and day
I'm gonna stay
#24) Torme, Mel: "Comin' Home Baby" (1962) [36] {5}

This is a song that I heard as an instrumental on some albums I got, both by
groups that mainly recorded instrumentals (such as the Ventures) and groups
that normally recorded songs with vocals (Paul Revere and the Raiders).  I got
curious about it and decided to research it.  I learned that it was originally
written as an instrumental by Ben Tucker and first recorded by the Dave Bailey
Quintet in 1961.  Herbie Mann recorded it live at the Village Gate in 1962.
His version bubbled under at #101.  After Bob Dorough wrote words for it, Mel
Torme recorded it.  I had forgotten about this vocal hit when I worked on
GOLQ352 but came across it later and regretted that I hadn't had a chance to
use it then.

Mel Torme is one of several Jewish songwriters who are known for writing one
or more Christmas standards.  When you hear Nat King Cole or someone else
singing, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire," in the next few weeks, you'll
be hearing a song with music composed by Torme and co-written by him.

As a matter of opinion
I think he's tops
My opinion is
He's the cream of the crop
#25) Wells, Mary: "My Guy" (1964) [1] {n/c}

After I did GOLQ320, I was sorry that I didn't use a Mary Wells solo hit
instead of one of her duets with Marvin Gaye in that quiz.  I don't know if I
would have used this particular song, but I decided to use it here.

Petula Clark's version reached #70 in 1972.


She always tells me just how nice you are
And how you kiss goodnight in your car
But maybe someday you will see
All the things I want to be
#T1) Cake, The: "Baby That's Me" (1967) [-] {-} - Submitted by 4 entries
#T1) Gore, Lesley: "Baby That's Me" (1965) [-] {-} - Submitted by 2 entries

This song was also recorded by The Fashions.  Mike Weaver mentioned all three
versions in his entry:

"I knew T1 as a Lesley Gore song.  It was on an album and I always liked the
tune.  As far as I know it was not released as a single, which is a shame
because I think it would have done well for her.  I listened to my MP3 and
found that the word 'that' exists in the last line: 'All the things THAT I
want to be'.  Ditto a fairly obscure version by The Fashions.  This left only
The Cake which more closely matches the lyric set.  I recall that one of the
group members (I have forgotten which) of Cake recently passed away."

The Cake was a girl group originally from New York City but who recorded this
and other songs at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood.  The members were Jeanette
Jacobs, Barbara Morillo, and Eleanor Barooshian, later known as Chelsea Lee.
Only Barbara Morillo is still alive.  Jeanette Jacobs, who became Jeanette
Jacobs Wood after marrying Chris Wood of Traffic, died in the early 1980s.
Eleanor Barooshian died on August 31, 2016.  Her recent death led me to use
this song, which I first heard on a four-CD box set of the girl group sound
put out by Rhino that I got several years ago.  I like it a lot.  It was
written by Jack Nitzsche and Jackie DeShannon.  Lesley Gore's version was on
her album MY TOWN, MY GUY AND ME.  The Fashions' version was released on a
single in 1964.  I wondered if DeShannon had recorded her own version, but I
haven't been able to find one.

The Cake made a few TV appearances, including ones on the Smothers Brothers'
show and a special called POPPENDIPITY (in which the artist in #07 above also
appeared).  Following the release of a few unsuccessful records, the group
split, but the members appeared as backup vocalists for various artists,
including Dr. John and Ginger Baker's Air Force.  Barooshian appeared in a
couple of movies.

Somebody ran off with the mayor's wife
Somebody tried to take the sheriff's* life
Somebody stole the judge's ragged old gown
#T2) Thompson, Sue: "Big Daddy" (1964) [132] {n/c}
- submitted by 4 entries (The recording I had in mind with "sheriff")
#T2) Reed, Jerry: "Big Daddy's Alabamy Bound" (19??) [-] {-}
- submitted by 2 entries (The recording I had in mind with "police chief")
#T2) Orlons, The: "Big Daddy" (19??) [-] {-}
- submitted by 1 entry
#T2) Jackson, Wanda: "Big Daddy" (19??) [-] {-}
- submitted by 1 entry

* - The recording I had in mind when I chose this song says "sheriff's" here.
It turns out that other versions that fit alphabetically say "police chief's".

Written by John D. Loudermilk.  Loudermilk wrote at least four songs with
which Sue Thompson charted in the Hot 100--"Sad Movies (Make Me Cry),"
"Norman," "James (Hold The Ladder Steady)," and "Paper Tiger"--and I already
had one of them inserted into this GOLQ until I remembered my misheard lyrics
and my connection of this song to "Cherry Blossom Pink (And Apple Blossom
White)."  After I discovered that "Big Daddy" by Sue Thompson bubbled under, I
decided to use it as a tie-breaker.  It's a good thing I have it in my
collection because the only version of "Big Daddy" by Sue Thompson that's on
YouTube is a poor quality version with lots of skips that's combined in a
video with two other songs, one of which is a different song called "Big
Daddy."  It is also not available on another source I've been using lately,
Google Play.  I suspect someone has a copyright claim on this particular song,
because just about every other Sue Thompson song I know of is available on

An 11-year-old would most likely think that someone known as "Big Daddy" would
be part of a family, hence my misheard lyrics.  As a northerner, I was
probably not yet familiar with the pronunciation of "Alabamy."  When this song
came into my collection in the 1990s as part of a Sue Thompson anthology CD, I
not only learned and understood the correct lyrics, I learned who was singing
the song I had heard on the radio in 1964.

Mike Weaver also mentioned John D. Loudermilk's own version and the fact that
he wrote a number of songs recorded by Sue Thompson.  Vito and the Salutations
also mentioned a version by Kenny Price in addition to the ones by Jerry Reed
and Wanda Jackson.  In my searching on YouTube for versions of this song, I
found one by The Browns, which doesn't fit alphabetically with any of the
known artists for T1.  And coming full circle from "Cherry Blossom Pink (And
Apple Blossom White)," I found a ragtime piano instrumental of "Big Daddy's
Alabamy Bound" by someone named Allen (sic) Dale on YouTube!

One final word about GOLQ357 in general:

All of the recordings used in this GOLQ are available on YouTube as of now.
Most of the other versions of them and other songs mentioned here are also
available there, including John D. Loudermilk's own versions of some of the
songs represented here as well as other hits that he wrote, "The Pale Faced
Indian" by Marvin Rainwater, "Dizzy" by Freddy Weller, "Willie & Laura Mae
Jones" by Tony Joe White, TV appearances by The Cake, "Baby That's Me" by both
Lesley Gore and The Fashions, and various recordings of "Big Daddy".  I have
not included links to them because such links sometimes tend to disappear,
plus I now mainly access on devices other than the desktop computer I use for
my GOLQ work.  Therefore, I can't easily transfer the direct links to this
document.  I found all of the songs I checked by using the YouTube search


This chart ranks the songs/artists from most to least recognized.  The second
number on the line denotes the average number of points scored on that song
(total points divided by number of entrants, to 2 decimal places).  For
comparison purposes, tie-breakers are scored here on the usual 20-point scale.

In any GOLQ in which two regular songs did worse than both tie-breakers and in
which three other regular songs did no better than the higher-scoring tie-
breaker, there had to have been surprises.  In this case, it was the tie-
breakers, especially "Baby That's Me."  Among the five regular songs that did
the same or worse than "Big Daddy," I thought "Haunted House" and "Call Me"
would do better.  Another song that did worse than I expected was "All Shook
Up."  Some of the songs written by John D. Loudermilk did better than
expected, probably because of the mini-theme.  The first 10 songs listed below
were identified by every entry.

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #01) Beatles, The: "Hey Jude" (1968/69) [1] {-}
T01 20.00 #02) Casinos, The: "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" (1967) [6] {-}
T01 20.00 #06) Darin, Bobby: "Mack The Knife" (1959/60) [1] {6}
T01 20.00 #07) Diamond, Neil: "Solitary Man" (1966, 1970) [55, 21] {-, -}
T01 20.00 #10) Four Tops, The: "Reach Out, I'll Be There" (1966) [1] [1]
T01 20.00 #25) Wells, Mary: "My Guy" (1964) [1] {n/c}
T07 19.17 #09) Fardon, Don: "(The Lament Of The Cherokee) Indian Reservation"
T07 19.17 #14) Kingston Trio, The: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (1962)
T09 19.00 #03) Charles, Ray, and his Orchestra: "Hit The Road Jack" (1961) [1]
T09 19.00 #13) Jones, Jimmy: "Handy Man" (1959/60) [2] {3}
T11 18.33 #11) Hamilton, IV, George: "A Rose And A Baby Ruth" (1956) [6] {-}
T11 18.33 #19) Roe, Tommy: "Dizzy" (1969) [1] {-}
 13 18.00 #04) Charles, Ray, Singers: "Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando...)"
T14 16.67 #12) Heartbeats, The: "A Thousand Miles Away" (1956,1960) [53,96]
T14 16.67 #15) Loudermilk, John D.: "Language Of Love" (1961) [32] {-}
T14 16.67 #22) Statler Brothers, The: "Flowers On The Wall" (1965/66) [4] {-}
T14 16.67 #23) Tillotson, Johnny: "Talk Back Trembling Lips" (1963/64) [7] {-}
 18 15.00 #17) Newbeats, The: "Everything's Alright" (1964) [16] {n/c}
 19 14.83 #08) Duke, Patty: "Don't Just Stand There" (1965) [8] {-}
 20 14.33 #18) Presley, Elvis, with the Jordanaires: "All Shook Up" (1957) [1]
T21 13.33 #20) Simmons, Gene: "Haunted House" (1964) [11] {n/c}
T21 13.33 #T2) Thompson, Sue: "Big Daddy" (1964) [132] {n/c}
 23 12.50 #16) Montez, Chris: "Call Me" (1966) [22] {-}
 24 10.83 #21) Springfield, Dusty: "Willie & Laura Mae Jones" (1969) [78] {-}
 25 10.00 #T1) Cake, The: "Baby That's Me" (1967) [-] {-}
T26  8.33 #05) Dale, Alan: "Cherry Blossom Pink (And Apple Blossom White)"
T26  8.33 #24) Torme, Mel: "Comin' Home Baby" (1962) [36] {5}

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