Sunday, April 10, 2011

Richard Berry - You Are My Sunshine

Richard Berry wrote his classic song, "Louie Louie", at the Harmony Park Ballroom in Anaheim in 1955. Within two years, this song would be released on the FLIP record label, and was later recorded and made famous by The Kingsmen in 1963. Berry's 1957 recording tells the story of a Jamaican sailor returning home to see his loved one and has since become one of the most covered songs of all time. My dad often spoke of driving down to Harmony Park Ballroom to see Richard's band, The Pharaohs and other local rhythm and blues and rock and roll acts perform. I heard this song so many times growing up, but never really heard the flip side, "You Are My Sunshine", until I was almost 40 and starting to transfer many of dad's old records to digital format. Here it is in all it's glory.

1 comment:

  1. You were my sunshine, today.
    i spent half a day surfing and listen to all the songs you have posted .
    Great music and Thanks !!
    I found just a few comments, that's a shame !!