Buck Owens, guitar; Don Rich, fiddle; Jelly Sanders, guitar; Tom Brumley, pedal steel guitar; Doyle Holly, electric bass; Mel King, drums. Hollywood, 6 January 1964 Get it: I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail
One of the few consolations to being in the 8th grade in the early ’60s was listening to the latest tunes on a little desktop radio after school. “Angel Baby” by Rosie & The Originals was one of the highlights of 1960–1961. Something about Rosie’s wistful, high-pitched vocals, the shambling Originals, and especially, the almost completely airless sax solo by bass player Tony Gomez, really made this song stand out, one you hoped would come on at least once during your afternoon listening session. (And then there was the rumor that she was attending your local high school but you wouldn’t be going there for two more years and by then she’d probably already have graduated. . . .)
Luther Ingram, lead vocal; poss. Archie Ingram, Richard Ingram, Lawrence Witherspoon, Connie Perry, vocals; Ike Turner, guitar; Kings of Rhythm: poss. Raymond Hill, Eddie Jones, tenor saxes; Jackie Brenston, baritone sax; Fred Sample, piano; Jesse Knight Jr., bass; Eugene Washington, drums. Cincinnati, 13 September 1956
Recently I was listening again to Doc Watson’s 1966 recording of the traditional “Riddle Song” and of course it reminded me of Johnny Mathis’ 1957 pop version) which was the flip side of “Chances Are”).