to the 50s and early 60s. You will meet zesty
singer Jo Ann Campbell and hear some
of her greatest recordings.
sassy songstress Jo Ann Campbell was
her 1962 top 40 hit single "I'm the Girl
From Wolverton Mountain," an answer
to country crooner Claude King's hit
"Wolverton Mountain," which spent
nine weeks at the top of the
country music chart.
From Wolverton Mountain"
chart pos. #38)
novelty record that became a minor hit
for Jo Ann the following year. "Mother,
Please!" (I'd rather do it myself) was
based on the popular slogan from the
Anacin pain reliever commercials.
chart pos. #88)
had missed a bunch of great recordings
made by this vivacious vocalist from
Jacksonville, Florida. Let's go back
to the start of Jo Ann's career
and check 'em out.
when she was age 18, set the rockin' tone
for many records that followed. "I'm Coming
Home Late Tonight" is an up tempo goody
reminiscent of "Sixty Minute Man," the
hit by Billy Ward's Dominoes
five years earlier.
novelty record king Dickie Goodman's
than spectacular ballad written by
Goodman. If I had been in charge
I would have picked Jo Ann's
original song as the A side!
that pounding piano and a whole
lotta "Rock and Roll Love."