Love You So

Review By William E Martin

Oh the fantastic songs of yesterday, timeless classics brought back to life. Personal favorite is “Love You So.” Step back in time with the wonderful melodies and current rendition from the very talented and the inspired Nick Dukas. Just sit back and enjoy….A Plus!!

 

“One and Forever Love” Play List

Mr. Moon (Take it Away)
Sway
One and Forever Love
Love Came to Me
Black Magic Woman
Lonely Teenager
Volare
Love You So (Now Playing)
My Pledge of Love
That’s When Your Heartache Begins
Queen of the Hop

The Story Behind the Song “Love You So”

Ron Holden’s Love You So is a mesmerizing and melodic record that could surely make anyone yearn for the golden years of rock n’ roll. A contemporary of Doo-wop favorites Dion and Frankie Lymon, Ron Holden’s start in the music biz is such an interesting thing in itself its worth telling.

As the story goes, the self-described “dancehall singer” got his big break when, after getting arrested on charges of alcohol and marijuana possession, a police officer in the station overheard the then-18 year old Ron singing doo-wop harmonies with several fellow inmates. Impressed, the police officer encouraged Holden to contact him as soon as he gets out of prison. That police officer was Larry Nelson, who was already planning to leave the force to fulfil his dreams of starting his own label and managing other aspiring singers.

After Ron finished his term, the two unlikely friends recorded and released Love You So — Ron’s debut song in 1960. One review writes: “Love You So” employed the unusual and hypnotically off-beat Caribbean-derived clavé pulse. The song, however, kicks off with what is considered (by modern-pop-single-standards) an impossibly long — twenty bar — instrumental intro before Holden’s plaintive vocals begin.

The song became a hit in the US, peaking at the 11th spot on the US R&B Singles Chart and the 7th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. Shortly after its success, Donna Records bought the rights to Holden’s recordings and issued a full LP entitled Love You So. It then got re-issued on the year 1994 by Del-Fi Records.

With this compelling Nick Dukas revision featured in this album, get ready for some golden rockn’roll memories to get stirred up!

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