GLORIA

Latest update on 08/01/2010

Artist: Bob Hayward
Author: Leon René
Label: Exclusive
Year: 1946

With Buddy Baker's Orchestra. Exclusive was Leon René's own label, first successful with Joe Liggins' Honeydripper (see there). Author Leon René also wrote Crawfishin' and Route 90 (both for Clarence Garlow), I Sold My Heart To The Junkman (Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles), Rockin' Robin (Bobby Day), When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Louis Armstrong) and When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano.

Covers:

1946:

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers [vocal: Charles Brown]

1948:

Ray Anthony

1948:

Mills Brothers

1954:

Cadillacs [oldest doo-wop version; their manager Esther Navarro takes all the credits]

1956:

Channels

1960:

Dee Clark

1961:

Passions

1962:

Escorts

1962:

Vito & The Salutations [also crediting Esther Navarro]

1963:

Love Notes

1975:

Manhattan Transfer

2000:

Brian Setzer [also credited to Esther Navarro]

Esther Navarro didn't write shit. Just the fact that Leon René lived in Los Angeles and The Cadillacs (and The Passions and Vito & The Salutations) in New York, enabled Navarro to defy copyrights while nobody noticed. That's what you get with guys running their own label singlehandedly like René, lacking eyes on their back.

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