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the future: let's rock again

friday random ten, 1960 edition

1. The Drifters, “Save the Last Dance for Me.” Don’t forget who’s taking you home. #1 on the black and pop charts.

2. The Fleetwoods, “Runaround.” Not exactly two-hit wonders, as this song shows. Go have your fun.

3. Jimmy Jones, “Good Timin’.” A tick-a-tick-a-tick-a-tick.

4. Joe Jones, “You Talk Too Much.” You even worry my pet.

5. The Viscounts, “Harlem Nocturne.” Beautiful title, beautiful song, beautiful saxophone.

6. John Coltrane, “My Favorite Things.” A different way to play the saxophone.

7. Gary U.S. Bonds, “New Orleans.” Hey hey hey yeah!

8. Connie Francis, “Siboney.” From the album Connie Francis Sings Spanish and Latin American Favorites. Used to good effect in Wong Kar-wai’s 2046.

9. The Crests, “Step by Step.” Eventually we’re gonna get far enough ahead in time that there won’t be any more doo-wop on these lists. That will be sad.

10. Billy Bland, “Let the Little Girl Dance.” Not Bobby “Blue” Bland. Nor is it Jackie Wilson, who it sounds like.