woensdag 27 maart 2013

Angels In The Sky (1954)


"Angels In The Sky" is a popular song by Dick Glasser. It was published in 1954 and has been recorded by a number of artists. The first recording was by Glasser himself and was issued on Jack Gale's label, Triple A (#2522), flipped with "Is It Too Late?", another Glasser composition.
 
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Gene Autry recorded a version on December 3, 1953 at Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA –
Gene Autry (Gene Autry [vcl], Carl Cotner Orchestra:Johnny Bond [gt], Jerry Scoggins, Bert Dodson [bass], Buddy Cole [organ])

ANGELS IN THE SKY Released March 1954 on Columbia 4-21229 (Matrix RHCO 10687)


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In 1954, Jack Gale would strike a deal with RCA Victor for the song and it was then recorded and released by Tony Martin on RCA Victor #5757 about August 1954, flipped with "Boulevard Of Nightingales". A part of the deal was that Glasser's recording would be withdrawn from the market. The biggest hit for the song would happen later in the following year with a version by The Crew-Cuts on Mercury Records #70741. It first reached the Billboard Magazine charts on December 17, 1955. On the Disk Jockey chart, it peaked at #16; on the Best Seller chart, at #11; on the Juke Box chart, at #13; on the composite chart of the top 100 songs, it reached #13. The flip side was "Mostly Martha". Dick Glasser re-recorded the song after having signed with Columbia Records by Autumn 1958. It was released as his third single for the label (#41357) about March 1959, this time flipped with "Get Thee Behind Me".


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Recorded versions

Dick Glasser (1953); (1959)
 
Buddy Cunningham (1954)



Tony Martin (1954)

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The Van Cleaf Sisters (1954)

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Herb and Kay (1954)

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The Crew Cuts (1955) had an eigteen week run in the US hitparade (#11 spot)

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The Monarchs (1955)




Rockets (1956)

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Bobby Vee (1960)



Gene McDaniels (1961)



Walter Brennan (1962) on album MAMA SANG A SONG

Joel Christie (1965)

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Glen Campbell (1970)  on album OH HAPPY DAY

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