Music on Mondays (7-13-15)—Music, real estate, California, and a cat…. obviously a great guy!

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

In the past I would sometimes buy an album or CD for just one song. That was back in the days when we had to do that. Now if we just like one song, we just buy that one song! Ah, digital music….

Billy Idol’s 1990 album “Charmed Life” is one such album. I bought it for “Cradle of Love” and pretty much dismissed the rest of the album….

….until I equalized the album yesterday. That’s when I discovered “Endless Sleep.”

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I knew the song from somewhere; Wikipedia helped me out.

The original song was written and sung by Jody Reynolds (1932-2008) in 1958. Yes, I did have it in my music collection.

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“Endless Sleep” peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1958.

Jody Reynolds was born in Denver, raised in Shady Grove, Oklahoma, and eventually settled in Palm Springs, California, working in real estate for Fred Sands Realty in La Quinta. He also had a cat named Bandit. Music, real estate, California, and cats…. Obviously a great guy!

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10 thoughts on “Music on Mondays (7-13-15)—Music, real estate, California, and a cat…. obviously a great guy!

  1. dogleadermysteries

    I love your Music Mondays.

    In recent months I got a 2-disc set of Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits. Overnight, I’ve become a big fan, humming along to his stellar vocals on California Blue, Only the Lonely and I Drove All Night!

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  2. reocochran

    I really like music. You know I post with music 9 times out of 10 there will be a song or band named. 🙂 So happy to learn this about Endless Sleep, I liked both versions. Thanks, Russ!

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  3. mvschulze

    I remember the 1958 original, and Jody Renyolds, although I would have had a hard time remembering his name. In NYC, it would have been played on Alan Freed’s show, WINS.
    Thanks as usual, for the music. M 🙂

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      When I first saw his name I thought to myself, “That’s a great song. Why don’t I have it in my collection?” Well, I did have it in my collection but even then I didn’t recognize his name.

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