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Baby Blue

April 22, 2022

One of the songs that stuck with me since my youth is the 1961 tune Baby Blue by the Echoes. It is in fact one of the songs that influenced my own singing style years later.

The song released in 1961 and was written by Long Island assistant high school principal Val Lageux and music teacher Sam Guilino. The song spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at No. 12, while reaching No. 8 on Canada’s CHUM Hit Parade.

Baby Blue was ranked No. 66 on Billboard‘s end of year “Hot 100 for 1961 – Top Sides of the Year”.

The Echoes originated in Brooklyn, New York and were active from 1960 to m1965.  They consisted of  Tommy Duffy, Harry Doyle and Tom Morrissey. The three had been members of the Laurels who had released the original version of Baby Talk in 1959, which became a hit for Jan and Dean later that year.

The Echoes continued to release singles through 1965, but none experienced the same level of success as Baby Blue. After changes, the group would be re-branded as The Scoundrels and they faded into relative obscurity.

Here is the song from 1961.

If you remember this song, you are in a special group of geezers. Shout out if you recall this one!

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6 Comments
  1. Very catchy tune. I can see why this was a hit. I always wonder about what it would be like to be very popular and then kind of drop off the planet. That must be difficult. Music is always changing. Nice looking bunch of fellows. Hope all is well sending hugs to you and your family. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ¦‹

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    • Welcome to my world. I was a very well-known song writer in the 1970s and now just a very few remember anything I wrote. 😎

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      • I doubt that is true my friend. I think that is highly unlikely. Writing music, lyrics are not easy. Happy Friday. Big hugs to you and your family. ❀️

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  2. jackielagata permalink

    Hi again Allen: My Dad and my Uncle used to do some gigs with Jan and Dean before they became more popular. My Uncle has a few songs on You Tube under the name of Roy Stevens. He sang Western style music, my Dad played the drums. Some of his songs, not all written by him though, are: No Love Like a True Love; You Never can Tell; I Think Today and Over Again. Jan and Dean also painted our house to earn extra money, in the late 50s.

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  3. Wow. Takes me back. WAY back. πŸ™‚

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  4. I remember it, but barely. Nice sound, though. πŸ™‚

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