bill mann 1st May 2013 As others have posted previously, this always reminds me of 'the muscleman' on the tele from back when ! Not my cuppa tea. My Friend Jack 1st May 2013 Sort of forgettable.
Not for me. This was part of the BBC Light Programme's staple daytime diet in the early 60s. Whenever I hear it, I'm taken back to the time just before I started school. teddyboydwarf 1st May 2013 Sort of forgettable. Whyperion 3rd Dec 2012 Why for Wheels has the German release got different composer credits ?
Why has the Danish picture sleeve got a ? in the B Side title , (not on the disc ) GeneRobertson 3rd Dec 2012 Yes - "Am I Asking Too Much" is a semi-decent vocal, which actually sounds like a young Cliff Richard! camshaft 2nd Jun 2012 The Joe Loss version was the one used by the muscle man on "Opportunity Knocks".
I prefer the version by The Ventures as it sounds more gritty and more danceable too. Whyperion 11th May 2012 Everybody plays Wheels .
(Sorry!) Whyperion 11th May 2012 VIDEO
I always thought the vocal was more Cliff Richard in style.
M603 Warwick on USA Listing member informs us Vocal by Mickey Boyd.
http://www.rockabilly.nl says Keith McCormack. zabadak 9th Apr 2012 VIDEO bigtom 17th Jun 2011 That would have been one of my early ones as it being a Norman Petty tune and production even one member of the group was a Buddy lookalike. fabgear66 17th Jun 2011 bigtom16:
Here's a Buddy related item, you may wish to accumulate, if you haven't already. See my comment 25th Feb 2011. Oakley Boys 25th Feb 2011 I love these little snippets about incorrect spellings etc. I've passed on loads of copies of this 'cos I thought I had it but now I have to check which one I've got! fabgear66 25th Feb 2011 Thanks KeithS for the link. Great info. There's always more to these little pieces of 7" vinyl if one digs deep enough. KeithS 25th Feb 2011 I remember something about the String.a.longs were a group called the Leen-Teens or something. I'm off to check
Heres something from Ace Records CD Compilation
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7445 fabgear66 25th Feb 2011 Purchased this yesterday for 99p as a nice little London American collection filler. Initially I thought this must be a version of Joe Loss - Wheels Cha Cha, but was surprised to learn from David McKees's book that this got to No. 8 in the UK (Only remember this as being used as background music for a guy flexing his muscles on the telly!). David also mentions this was recorded for Norman Petty and for which he takes the composing credit on the label although written by two guys in the group and of course a Buddy Holly sounding vocal on the instrumental! B side. I would appear to have the copy with the correct spelling and punctuation. Will now have this filed in my mind as a Buddy Holly related item. All in all a very interesting 99p worth. Mystdrf 22nd Aug 2010 Having corrected the spelling they then decide to correct the punctuation - quite right too! Polegateman 31st Dec 2009 I am reliably informed by Ashteadman that "Am I asking too much" is actually a vocal. Polegateman 30th Dec 2009 Looks like when they detected the misspelling of 'to', they just added an extra 'o' but didn't re-centre the whole line of type. Please login or join 45cat to add your comment about this record.