I am restricting this discussion to the 50s and to cases where a white recording act covered a black recording act.
In the 50s there were so many examples of this, including:
The Crew-Cuts covering the Chords on "Sh-Boom."
Cathy Carr and Gale Storm covering Otis Williams and the Charms on "Ivory Tower."
Pat Boone covering Little Richard on "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally" as well as other black recording acts on other recordings of his.
The Diamonds and Teresa Brewer did several covers of black recordings.
Well you get the idea.
I would like to know what was the final instance in the 50s of a white recording act covering a black act and making the top ten with that cover.
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