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Artist:The String-A-Longs
Label:  London
Country:UK
Catalogue:HLU 9278
Date:Feb 1961
Format:7"
Chart Position:8
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:67 Own
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TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerRating
AThe String-A-LongsWheelsPetty8.3  Rate
BThe String-A-LongsAm I Asking Too MuchMcCormick, Thames7.5  Rate


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Whyperion
24th Feb 2014
 finally re-found my copy in lovely later spiral sleeve.
 

 
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 .

(Example)


(Sorry!)
 

 
Whyperion
11th May 2012
 

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
 
 

 
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.
 


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