Angel Baby – What In The World’s Come Over You – Louie, Louie – 24K Gold Music Shows
The most popular recorded version of “Angel Baby” was recorded by Rosie and the Originals in 1960. Rosie Hamlin, the lead singer, was only 15 years old when the first recording was made. It is interesting to note that Rosie also wrote this song when she was just 14. It began as a poem inspired by a then boyfriend. Her family enjoyed music and would frequently host friends and family for jam sessions. They set her poem to music and it was recorded in an airplane hanger near her home. The recording equipment was not up to industry standards and the musical backing seemed unpolished but Rosie’s vocals were top notch and that is what ultimately turned this song into the classic it is today. ‘Angel Baby’ charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 and peaked at #5. It remained on the charts for a total of 13 weeks.
Jack Scott, a Canadian/American singer, wrote and performed “What in the World’s Come Over You” in 1960. This is song reached #5 on the pop charts and was listed on Billboard’s top 100 singles of 1960. While Jack was very talented and he did enjoy a certain amount of success, he is not as well known today as many other oldies artists. He is said to be shy, he had a laid back kind of presentation and he did not enjoy the touring aspect of the business. These are all possible reasons for his lack of notoriety today.
There have been more recordings of “Louie Louie” than any other song in history to date. It is no wonder, as every garage band in America in the 1960’s was playing this song. Its strong rhythm and simple chord pattern lend itself to being played over and over again. It is has become a true American classic. The most recognized version is given to us by the Kingsmen, but Paul Revere & the Raiders also recorded a version in 1963.
Enjoy the 24K Gold Music Shows performance of this trio of songs!