THERE’S NO ONE BUT YOU, The Strollers, Carlton #546 1961 Flipside: COME ON OVER – Here’s another really great uncharted song from my collection. “THERE’S NO ONE BUT YOU” never charted nationally on Billboard, but the flipside “COME ON OVER” did, charting in April 1961 for 2 weeks reaching #91.
Eugene (Gene) Williams (lead) hailed from Washington DC and traveled to Philadelphia with other group members known as The Cruisers. They were introduced to V-Tone Records and first recorded a song that Gene Williams wrote “IF I KNEW” V-Tone #207 1960. They followed that up with another recording in 1960 “CRYIN’ OVER YOU” V-Tone #213. Although the 2 songs had some success on the East Coast, neither song charted nationally and because of a lack of finances the group was forced to move back to Washington DC. Eugene Williams remained in Philadelphia and later formed the singing group The Strollers.
In 1967 Eugene Williams was asked to re-form The Cruisers and record for another well-known Philadelphia record label, Gamble records. The Cruisers recorded a great song, in fact one of my favorites “I NEED YOU SO” Gamble # 207. “I NEED YOU SO” was originally recorded and written by Tommy McLain. They recorded their second single for Gamble “PICTURE US” - #4000 in 1970.
I’m uploading “THERE”S NO ONE BUT YOU” by The Strollers on my YouTube channel to celebrate Mrs. Mints birthday today, May 3rd, 2017.
“THERE’S NO ONE BUT YOU,” my sincere Happy Birthday wish to Mrs. Mint. Enjoy this great ballad with Eugene Williams singing lead!