Redd Evans and David Mann wrote “There! I’ve Said It Again” in 1945 and it was successfully recorded by Vaughn Monroe. Bobby Vinton revived the song in 1963 and it became a worldwide hit.
True Love Ways was written by Norman Petty and Buddy Holly. The original was recorded with the Dick Jacobs Orchestra along with It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining in My Heart, and Moondreams at Holly’s last recording session before his death on February 3, 1959.
Of all the fictional characters in jazz music few endure like Minnie the Moocher and Smokey Joe.