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Young love

COVERED BY ELVIS

Young Love
Oooh Eee


recording date elvis: Monday, 24 June 1968; Informal
first release:


originally by: Ric Cartey With The Jiva-Tones

recording date: october 1956
release date: 24 november 1956
originally written by: Carole Joyner;Ric Cartey
catalognumber: 539
label: stars

Name: Whaley Thomas Cartey
Born: 18 January 1937
Place: Atlanta, Georgia
Died: 5 August 2009, Palm Harbor, Florida



Ric Cartey was born Whaley Thomas Cartey in Atlantic, Georgia, on 18 January, 1937. He composed the music for "Young Love" when he was nineteen years old; the lyricist, Carloe Joyner, was just seventeen. Cartey's original version of "Young Love" was recorded about October 1956 and released in November 1956 on the Stars label, number 539, as the B-side of "Oooh Eeee." The same coupling was released again on RCA Victor 47-6751 some weeks later.
Cartey's original was overshadowed by Sonny James' cover, which spent nine weeks at number one in the US Country charts in 1956-57. James started his career at the age of three (!) as a member of his family's band, The Lodens, well-known on the radio throughout the South of the USA. In total, James had 23 number 1's in those charts between 1956 and 1972. The number was also a big hit for Tab Hunter, both in the USA and the UK.
Ric Cartey died on 5 August, 2009.


Young Love
performed by:
Ric Cartey with The Jiva-Tones

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Young Love
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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