On Thursday night’s edition of “The Grooveyard” at 9 PM, host Alan Seltzer will share Phil Spector singing a rarely-heard recording of “Spanish Harlem”. a song made famous by Ben E. King and The Drifters among other groups. After Spector wrote the song with Jerry Lieber, he made a demo recording that was played for Ben E.King before he recorded the original hit. There’s been over 150 recordings of the song since then, including hot versions by The Drifters (above), Jay and the Americans and Aretha Franklin.
This week’s “Top Ten @ 10” will feature the hits of August 23rd, 1958. While we won’t give anything away, the video version of the #1 song that you will see on this blog will feature an English translation.