Friday, June 4, 2010
I recorded "Little Waterfront Girl" on Warner Bros. Records, in New York, in 1963. The song was co-written by Jerry Keller and Artie Wayne. Both Jerry and Artie have contributed a lot to the music industry with their writing and recording talents. My "Little Waterfront Girl" recording session was arranged and conducted by Alan Lorber and produced by the great Al Kasha. I've always liked this song a lot.
Jerry Keller, co-writer of "Little Waterfront Girl". Jerry had a smash hit in 1959 with "Here Comes Summer" on Kapp Records, a song he wrote and recorded. I first met Jerry in 1959 in Cedar Lake, Indiana at a ballroom on the lake. We were the warm-up band before the main artists came on stage. The only acts I remember on the main bill is Jerry and Dickey Doo and the Don'ts. The next time I saw him was in New York when we got together after I found and wanted to record "Little Waterfront Girl". He is a great guy.
Artie Wayne, co-writer of "Little Waterfront Girl". Artie wrote "Midnight Mary", the hit recording by Joey Powers on Amy Records in 1963. Artie is a prolific song writer and has written songs for numerous artists, including Cher, Ricky Nelson, Paul Anka and many others.