Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Joe Jones - "California Sun"

The Rivieras had a top 10 hit with "California Sun," but three years before that, New Orleans-born, Joe Jones released the first recorded version in the winter of 1961. You might remember Jones' hit "You Talk Too Much," from the year before.
The song has been covered many times over the years, but this is the version I grew up hearing and is still my favorite.
The song is credited to Henry Glover and Morris Levy. The latter was also the owner and founder of Roulette Records.

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