ROSE AND A BABY RUTH, A

Latest update on 09/09/2012

Artist: George Hamilton IV
Author: John Loudermilk
Label: Colonial
Year: 1956

As G. Hamilton & The Country Gentlemen. Nationally distributed (and a hit) by ABC Paramount.

Covers:

1956:

Ralph Flanagan

1956:

Eddie Fontaine

1956:

Country Gentlemen

1957:

Johnson Brothers [as A Rose And A Candy Bar]

1960:

Crests

1967:

Troy Shondell

1970:

Al Kooper

1970:

Joey Welz

1975:

Jim Croce [posthumous]

1992:

John Fahey

1999:

Marilyn Manson [miles away from the original]

Not about the baseball legend but the candy bar. Since Baby Ruth's weren't shipped overseas, George Hamilton re-recorded it as A Rose And A Candy Bar for the English market. Shortly after the release of the original, Colonial Records was sued by the manufacturers of Baby Ruth Candy Bars..., until they realized the hit helped sell considerably.

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