1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
We Could recorded by Nick Noble produced by Snuff Garrett with orchestra and chorus
Written by Felice Bryant Introduced September 15, 1957, on Liberty records #55488, LB-1465
We Could (You and I) is a simple melody, with an unpretentious arrangement featuring a piano, a small group of backup musicians, and an unlisted female joining Nick Noble on the title line “we could—you and I.” If there was ever a quintessential, optimistic fifties young love song, this attractive, effortless country-styled if-anyone-could-find-true-love-we-could ballad is it. Nick Noble’s honest and gentle baritone voice vowing that ‘he’d be happy anywhere as long as he’s with his girl’ is certainly an overlooked should-have-been-hit that never even made it onto the top 100. Seven years later Al Martino did manage to break into the top 100 with his version of We Could that managed to reach #41 on the charts in 1964. Nick Nobel was born Nicholas Valkan in Chicago on June 21, 1936. He had modest success with The Bible Tells Me So on Wing Records in 1955 and also recorded To You My Love, A Fallen Star, and Moonlight Swim for Mercury, but none made it into the top-twenty.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"If anyone could find the joy that true love brings a girl and boy, we could; If anyone could ever say that their true love was here to stay, we could you and I"