RELEASE ME

Latest update on 14/04/2018

Artist: Eddie 'piano' Miller
Author: Eddie Miller/Dub Williams/Robert Gene Yount
Label: 4-Star/Rainbow
Year: 1949

B-side of Motel Time. Full title: Release Me (And Let Me Love Again). Sometimes called "the world's most performed country song". Written in '46.

Covers:

1953:

Jimmie Heap & The Melody Masters [top 5 C&W; vocal: Perk Williams]

1954:

Kitty Wells [top 10 C&W]

1954:

Ray Price [top 10 C&W]

1954:

Patti Page

1960:

Jivin' Gene & The Jokers [inspired Esther Phillips]

1962:

Esther Phillips [n°1 R&B]

1963:

Everly Brothers

1966:

Jerry Wallace

1967:

Dean Martin

1967:

Engelbert Humperdinck [n°1 UK & B]

1968:

Johnny Adams

1968:

Jerry Lee Lewis [and in 2010]

1969:

Clifton Chenier [as a zydeco waltz]

1970:

Elvis Presley

1970s:

John Holt [reggae version]

1971:

Roger Ruskin Spear & His Giant Kinetic Wardrobe [member of the Bonzo Dog Band]

1973:

Charlie McCoy

1977:

Yvette Horner [in Nashville]

1978:

Urbanus [in sketch De Verloving]

1989:

Def Leppard [B-side of Rocket]

1996:

Mike Flowers Pops

2012:

Lyle Lovett [title track cd; duet with k.d. lang]

Without Engelbert Humperdinck's Release Me, The Beatles would have held the UK top position with all of their singles between From Me To You in '63 and The Ballad Of John And Yoko in '69.

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