: For this discussion I am using the term
: "cover" to refer to a record that
: was released to directly compete with an
: existing record still on the market. (With
: this in mind Linda Ronstadt's recording of
: "When Will I Be Loved" was not a
: cover of the Everly Brothers' hit but a
: remake. But she is not part of this
: discussion anyway because she came later and
: does not apply based upon the following
: 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
: Cathy Carr and Gale Storm covering Otis
: Williams and the Charms on "Ivory
: 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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