Tuesday, March 31, 2015


By 1958 Rock’n’Roll as a “genre” was still new enough that the record companies and Top 40 radio stations weren’t quite sure what “it” was exactly and whether it would sell and what people tuning in wanted to hear. So in between records like “Book of Love” and “Great Balls of Fire” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” you got stuff like “Tea for Two Cha Cha” and “Topsy II” and “Chanson d’Amour.” And this one, Robin Luke’s all-the-way-from-Honolulu take on rockabilly, “Susie Darlin’.”

Robin Luke • Susie Darlin’ • 1958

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Radio Gold Volume 3 is your one-stop for “Susie Darlin’” and 29 other tunes typical of the period referenced above.


  1. I was very young, but know I heard it on the radio back then - and still enjoy it today. You're spot on - there was so much variety across the dial during the '50s and '60s. Thanks for posting it, Frank!

    1. Many thanks. This one's been popping into my noggin for a few weeks and I finally gave in. . . .