1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
I Went To Your Wedding recorded by Patti Page introduced August 30, 1952
Written by Jessie Mae Robinson
Orchestra conducted by Jack Rael
Written by one of the few black female songwriters and inspired by her niece’s wedding, this ultimate, melodramatic, lost-love song was #1 for ten weeks. The groom’s mother was crying as Patti Page cries too. She sings the verses over a simple guitar arrangement, then full-voice as the orchestra swells behind her. Patti Page released this seminal, plaintive lost-love song and it begat her 1953 Changing Partners, June Valli’s Crying in the Chapel, Teresa Brewer’s A Tear Fell, Caterina Valente’s The Breeze and I, Toni Arden’s Padre, and Joan Weber’s Let Me Go Lover.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Your mother was crying, your father was crying, and I was crying too"