Monday, October 26, 2015

Wow! Wow! Wow!/ (Wish You'd Belong To Me)

George Young

Chord 45-1301
Chord Music Corp. , N.Y.

Billboard 7 Oct 1957 :
Wow! Wow! Wow! ................73
Rhythm side with a novelty-lyric chanted by group. Some action
possible. (Cherio, BMI)  
You Know I Wanna Love You.........69
Blues chanted by vocal group.  Lead singer gets a good sound,
and instrumentation provides a chaotic effect which may mean
something. (Cherio, BMI)

George Young was born in Detroit in 1936. While attending Cass Tech High School in the early 1950's, Young began to sing and play guitar professionally. At 18 he appeared with Bobby Darin. During his Army years, Young was stationed in Freiburg, Germany, where he became friends and jammed with Elvis Presley, another soldier/musician. Detroit-based entertainer and bandleader,he worked with TV personality Soupy Sales, and also hosted TV music shows on CKLW-TV (Windsor, ON) and WKBD-TV (Detroit).  This Chord release is his first record.  He also recorded for Fortune, Mercury and on his own Pacesetter label.

Jerry Graller (co-writer of both sides) was a long time friend of George Young, and encouraged George to start his own band (George Young and the Youngsters) Jerry became the first keyboard player in the group, which had its first gig at the Wayne Show Bar on Michigan Avenue in Wayne, now Charlie's Too.

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