Friday, July 1, 2011

Bobby Day--Rockin Robin (1958)

     I remember hearing Michael Jackson's version of  'Rockin Robin' for the first time in 1972. It occurred to me at that time that the argument on who's the best teen singer was moot.  (yes, there were arguments on who was the best. Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman??) Although not realizing it at the time it also introduced me to Bobby Day, at least as a songwriter. Day only reached the top 40 once with this song, but several have covered his R&B influenced music. The Dave Clark Five had a hit with, "Over and Over" and, "Little Bitty Pretty One" was covered by several. ....


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