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His Latest Flame Original

His Latest Flame Original & Cover Released Within Months

Songwriters Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman wrote “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame”, a “light-hearted story song with a Latin-influenced Bo Diddley beat”. Rock ‘n’ roll musician Del Shannon released the “His Latest Flame” original in June 1961 on his debut album Runaway With Del Shannon. And then a couple months later, Elvis Presley released a more successful and well-known cover in August 1961. A likable tune, “His Latest Flame” performed well on both pop and easy listening radio stations.

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Baby Face Original

A 1920s Baby Face Original

In the 1920s, songwriter Harry Akst wrote the music for “Baby Face” and vaudeville performer and songwriter Benny Davis wrote the lyrics. They published the song in 1926. In 1958, Little Richard, one of the most influential people in popular music and culture for seven decades, released a rock ‘n’ roll version of “Baby Face” that became his highest charting single in the UK. However Jan Garber and his orchestra recorded the “Baby Face” original back in 1926. Since that time, the song has been a standard, with versions that range from vaudeville to disco, released by a variety of artists.

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