Thursday, August 06, 2009
Jango Song Of The Day-Bobby Vee
Song:Take Good Care Of My Baby
Bobby Vee was one of several singers who emerged after the death of Buddy Holly. Vee sounded enough like Holly to be successful and producer Snuff Garrett was smart enough to use Brill Building songs. Take Good Care Of My Baby was Vee's only number one hit. He was born Robert Thomas Velline Apr. 30, 1943 in Fargo, ND. He had a group called The Shadows that actually played that fateful gig in Fargo after Holly's plane went down in 1959. Snuff Garrett signed him to Soma Records and Vee's first single Suzie Baby did well enough for Liberty Records to pick up his contract for national distribution. Davil Or Angel was a top ten hit followed by Rubber Ball. But Take Good Care Of My Baby was his biggest hit and was number one for three weeks in 1961. The song was written by the legendary songwriting team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Vee started to fade after that and like a lot of early 60s stars his career was killed by the British Invasion. Vee continued to record for Liberty until 1969 and then attempted to reinvent himself in 1972 as a singer songwriter using his real name on United Artists. That didn't work and Vee has toured the oldies circuit ever since. This comp on Capitol has all his hits. Here's Bobby Vee performing Take Good Care Of My Baby 1989.