GOODNIGHT MY LOVE

Latest update on 13/01/2013

Artist: Jesse Belvin
Author: John Marascalco/George Motola
Label: Modern
Year: 1956

With Barry White on piano, who was 11 then.

Covers:

1956:

McGuire Sisters

1959:

Ray Peterson

1963:

Fleetwoods

1966:

Ben E. King

1968:

Paul Anka

1968:

Duprees

1969:

Vogues

1969:

Jay & The Americans

1973:

Lenny Welch

1976:

James Brown

1977:

Tavares

1987:

Los Lobos [in film La Bamba]

1999:

Alex Chilton

2013:

Aaron Neville

In The Modern Records Story booklet, coauthor George Motola clears out he had written the song in '46 but lacked a bridge. That's the part Jesse Belvin wrote, the day he came by on a songshopping spree. After contributing these four lines, Motola proposed to share the credits, an offer Belvin returned. He wanted $400 in cash and he got them on the spot from witness John Marascalco, who as a songwriter had flair for obvious hit potency. That's how he got credits without contributing a single note.

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