"Don't Think Twice" - Wonder Who? - December 1965
Coincidentally, "Don't Think Twice" and “One Has My Name” charted during the same time span. They shared similar trajectories and roughly the same amount of success.
Both records began their Billboard ascent at Halloween '65 and reached their zenith together in early January of 1966. Frankie Valli's novelty number managed to hit the top 10 while Barry Young's sound-alike song stalled at #13.
As a newbie on the Dell scene my musical tastes were heavily skewed toward rock and soul. Dean Martinesque
pop songs weren't exactly my thang.
Yet somehow, "One Has My Name" got under my skin.
Every time the Mighty 9-10 played the song I liked it more, so much so that I ran over to Mailman’s and
That Barry Young LP became a guilty pleasure of mine.
Late at night...home alone...behind closed doors...in the privacy of my room...I played the record and.....(can you
tell that I’m blushing right now?).....I sang along! Lawdy Miss Clawdy, if the guys at the Dell would have found out about my secret shame they'd have tarred and feathered me in the parking lot! Dang me, they oughta take a rope and hang me!
If you thought that was surreal just wait till you flip that
Barry Young 45 over!
“Show Me the Way,” the killer bee, is my Pick to Click because Young nails Dean Martin even more effectively.
To help facilitate the illusion, I have provided you with another image of Dean Martin. As you listen to “Show Me
the Way,” gaze at the photo below and imagine that you're listening to the iconic, boozy-voiced crooner! Maybe you'll agree with me that Barry Young did Dean Martin better than Dean Martin did Dean Martin!
Everybody loves somebody sometime and little old wine drinker me loves Barry Young for doing the best imitation
of Dino this side of Houston, Houston, Houston!
Hey lady! Oh lady! Nice lady! Good lady!.....
Have a Shady day!