1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
My Bonnie Lassie recorded by the Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalterís Orchestra and Chorus
Written by Roy Bennett, Sid Tepper, and Marion McClurg Introduced September 24, 1955 on RCA Victor records #47-6208
The Ames Brothersí recordings Rag Mop, Sentimental Me, Undecided, You, You, You, The Naughty Lady ofShady Lane, and Melodie DíAmour were all top-five hits. Their Irish-flavored, drums-drumming, bagpipes-humming, My Bonnie Lassie (Cominí to me) was one of their more unusual recordings. It begins with the brothers humming the tune, then the song builds, and the group hits one of their strongest performances. This superb 1955 record, with its catchy lyric, international flavor, fifties arrangement, and up-tempo beat, never made the top-ten. The very next year, another exceptional recording from this close harmony vocal quartet, It Only Hurts for a Little While also failed to make it into the top-ten. Brothers Joe, Gene, Vic and Ed Urick formed the Ames Brothers in the late 1940s. After twenty years, the group ended their recording career, but youngest brother, Ed Urick (retaining the name Ed Ames), became a solo star in the 1960s with his top-twenty hits My Cup Runneth Over and Who Will Answer?
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Drums in my heart are druminí I hear the bagpipes huminí, my bonnie lassieís cominí, cominí to me"