THOUSAND MILES AWAY, A

Latest update on 05/05/2017

Artist: Heartbeats
Author: James Sheppard/William Miller
Label: Hull
Year: 1956

Distributed nationally by Rama.

Covers:

1961:

Shep & The Limelites [answer song as Daddy's Home; n°2 US; Shep is coauthor James Sheppard; also first released on Hull]

1962:

Duke Of Earl [idem]

1963:

Paul Anka [idem]

1967:

Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown [idem]

1972:

Jermaine Jackson [idem]

1973:

Toots & The Maytals [idem]

1981:

Cliff Richard [idem, n°2 UK]

1986:

New Edition [idem]

1987:

Persuasions [idem]

1993:

Slow [as Ademloos]

The Heartbeats sing Daddy's coming home, in the answer song Daddy is home. All the rights to A Thousand Miles Away were sold to Roulette Records. Those on the much more valuable answer song Daddy's Home were wisely kept by Hull. Roulette then played it hard (for a small family business): they didn't consider Daddy's Home to be an answer song but plagiarism and sued Hull successfully. The poor company didn't survive.

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