“I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)” was recorded by the backing trio The Ikettes in 1961. Delores Johnson sang the lead, while Tina Turner joined Joshie Armstead and Eloise Hester singing the backing vocals.
“Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes” was written and performed by Chuck Willis as the A-side of a 1958 single with “What Am I Living For” on the B-side.
“A Teenager in Love” is a song written by Doc Pomus and partner Mort Shuman It was originally recorded by Dion and the Belmonts, and was released in March 1959.
“What Am I Living For” was intended as the B side to a Chuck Willis original “Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes but quickly became the favourite track following Willis’s untimely death in early April, a few weeks after the record was released.
The original Medallions featuring the bluesy lead vocals of Vernon Green were the first doo-wop group to record for one of Los Angeles’s premiere doo-wop labels, Dootone Records. Written by Vernon Green.
Charles Singleton and Rose Marie McCoy enjoyed a very productive collaboration from 1954 to 1962 writing successful songs for Big Joe Turner, Faye Adams, Ruth Brown and Elvis Presley among many others