1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
The Three Bells recorded by the Browns introduced July 27, 1959
Written by Dick Manning & Jean Villard
Produced by Chet Atkins
The bells rang first for Jimmy Browns’ birth, then again for his marriage, and finally his death in this pop/folk song from Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed Brown. It was based on a song called While The Angelus Was Ringing, a hit in France for both Les Compagnons De La Chanson and Edith Piaf.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"From the village hidden deep in the valley, one rainy morning dark and grey, a soul winged its way to heaven"