Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs – Sugar Shack (LP Dot Records – DLP 3545, 1963).
Producer – Norman Petty
Género: Rock and Roll, Beat
” Sugar Shack ” is a song that was written in 1962 by Keith McCormack and Jimmy Torres. The song was recorded in 1963 by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs, the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico. “Sugar Shack” It was a success that figured in paragraph 1, both on the Billboard Hot 100 (which spent five weeks from 12 October to 9 November 1963) as the singles charts – Cashbox (where he spent three weeks in October 19 the November 2, 1963). On 29 November 1963, the song received the RIAA certification for selling over one million copies, being awarded a gold disc. It was the single and song number one of the year, according to Billboard.
“Sugar Shack” also reached the # 45 position on the Record Retailer chart, UK.
Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs was a US pop band rock and roll very successful, particularly popular in the late 50s and early 60s, originally formed in 1958 under the name of “The Fireballs”.
The original lineup in 1958 was composed by George Tomsco (guitar), Chuck Tharp (vocals), Stan Lark (bass), Eric Budd (drums) and Dan Trammell (rhythm guitar).
The quartet had as a record producer Norman Petty, the same Buddy Holly, who had his own recording studio.
From 1963, the band changed the name to Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs. With the single “Sugar Shack” made it to No. 1 on the charts, selling millions of copies.
In the late 60s, the band broke up.
The biography of this excellent group already inserted this blog.
Tracks / Tracklist:
A1 Sugar Shack (Voss, McCormack)
A2 Let’s Talk (Duncan)
A3 Linda Lu (Sharpe)
A4 Lonesome Tears (Holly)
A5 Let The Good Times Roll (Lee)
A6 Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache (May, Thomson)
B1 Won’t Be Long (McFarland)
B2 Little Baby (Holly, Kendall, Petty)
B3 I Wonder Why (Tharp, Tomsco)
B4 Suzie Q (Hawkins, Broadwater, Lewis)
Pretend B5 (Parman, Lavere, Douglas)
B6 Almost Eighteen (Orbison)
album recorded in the studios of Dot Records.
Musicians / Personnel:
George Tomsco – Guitar, voice
Stan Lark – Guitarra
Jimmy Gilmer – Piano, Voz
Eric Budd – Bateria