Sunday, June 11, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: LXXIX-  ANGEL OF THE MORNING. Continues: next week.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Angel Of The Morning
Angel of the Morning Juice Newton.jpg
Merrilee Rush headshot 1969.jpgJuice Newton  recorded the most successful version to date of the Chip Taylor song "Angel Of The Morning". In 1981, her single reached #4 Pop and #1 Adult Contemporary in America. 
There had been a few earlier recordings of the same song prior to Newton's interpretation. The original was issued in 1967 by Evie Sands (see below). Merrilee Rush (pictured left) was the 1st to chart with the song, her version peaking at #7 the following year.
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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