1957

OVER THE RAINBOW * THE ECHOES * SPECIALITY 601 * USA

Taken from the film The Wizard Of Oz this song, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, appeals to romantics and dreamers of all ages and, along with many other things from the film, like: 'Follow the yellow brick road', 'The wicked witch of the West', and 'We're not in Kansas anymore' has become embedded in the collective memory of millions. The song has been through countless covers and interpretations, this rocking Doo-wop version by The Echoes seems to be the groups only release for the label, though they recorded for many others: Ace, Andex, Combo, Dimond Jim, Edco, Felsted, Gee, Impala, Le Mans, Rockin', Seg-Way, Spotlight, SRG, and Swan; but maybe they all weren't the same group.


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