SEA OF LOVE

Latest update on 17/09/2020

Artist: Phil Phillips & The Twilights
Author: George Khoury/John Baptiste
Label: Khoury's
Year: 1959

N°1 on all national charts US, except Billboard. Black singer from Lake Charles, LA; real name: John Phillip Baptiste (coauthor) accompanied by the Cupcakes of Cookie & The Cupcakes fame (see: Mathilda) and who also worked for George Khoury (under different names). Production: Eddie Shuler, recorded in his makeshift Lake Charles studio but released on the other coauthor's label with headquarters around the corner. National distribution handled by Mercury, with success: some 20 million records sold.

Covers:

1959:

Marty Wilde

1959:

Katie Webster

1963:

Cookie & The Cupcakes [for the second time]

1969:

Heptones

1973:

Kevin Coyne [on cd version Marjorie Razorblade]

1975:

B.J. Thomas

1976:

U-Roy [as Do You Remember]

1980:

David Essex [in film Silver Dream Racer]

1981:

Iggy Pop

1981:

Del Shannon

1985:

Honeydrippers [group with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Nile Rodgers; top 3 US]

1988:

Shakin' Stevens

1990:

Tom Waits [in film Sea Of Love]

1995:

Steve Phillips

1996:

Dave [as Toujours le mème bleu]

2000:

Cat Power

2004:

Freddy Fender

2005:

Chris Evans [als Toujours ainsi]

2015:

Emily West

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