Sea Cruise

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"Sea Cruise"
Song by Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns
Released1959
LabelAce Records
Songwriter(s) Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns

"Sea Cruise" is a song written and sung by Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns. This recording was included on the 1971 Ace Records compilation Huey "Piano" Smith's Rock & Roll Revival! [1]

Original release

"Sea Cruise"
Single by Frankie Ford with Huey "Piano" Smith and Orchestra
B-side"Roberta"
Released1959
Recorded1958
Genre Rock and roll
Length2:10 (A-side)
2:00 (B-side)
Label Ace Records
Songwriter(s)Huey "Piano" Smith (A & B-sides)
Frankie Ford with Huey "Piano" Smith and Orchestra singles chronology
"Cheatin' Woman"
(1958)
"Sea Cruise"
(1959)
"Alimony"
(1959)

The song was first released by Frankie Ford in 1959, sung over Smith's original backing track. [2] On the Billboard charts, it reached number 14 in the Hot 100 and number 11 on the Hot R&B Sides. [3] Released on Ace Records, it sold over one million copies, gaining gold disc status. [4] The single included ship's bell and horn sound-effects, as well as boogie piano, a driving horn section and a beat that anticipated ska music.

Recorded cover versions

It was later also covered by:

Song in other media

See also

References

  1. ^ "Huey "Piano" Smith – Huey "Piano" Smith's Rock & Roll Revival!". discogs. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Frankie Ford, Singer of 'Sea Cruise,' Dies at 76". The New York Times. September 30, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Frankie Ford Chart History". Billboard.
  4. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p.  114. ISBN  0-214-20512-6.
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  6. ^ [1] Archived December 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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  10. ^ "John Fogerty – John Fogerty". discogs. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "Nicky Hopkins – No More Changes (Vinyl, LP)". discogs. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  12. ^ [2] Archived November 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Showaddywaddy – Crepes & Drapes (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". discogs. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2009.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  15. ^ "Various – The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". discogs. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  16. ^ Sea Cruise on YouTube
  17. ^ [3] Archived March 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Status Quo – The Way It Goes (CD)". discogs. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  19. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2014). Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 187. ISBN  978-1442233218.