Thursday, 8 September 2016

Jay Justin - 1963 - Proud Of You

Proud Of You/Promise Me/Why Don't You Try/ Love Me Love Me Baby Darling

 Jay Justin a shoe salesman-cum-pop singer, Justin first hit the Australian charts in 1961 with his second record, "Why Don't You Try". The popularity of this hit helped Justin to become a regular on national TV shows Bandstand and the Johnny O'Keefe Show. More small local hits

followed until Justin recorded the biggest hit of his singing career in 1963, the smash "Proud of You" his own composition it reached # 3 in Brisbane & Sydney , & # 2 in Melbourne , April 1963, it was also released in the USA, (though failing to chart in that country).

In addition to recording, Justin has also written songs for other artists, such as Bryan Davies, Little Pattie, and Patsy Ann Noble. 'He’s My Blond Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy’ by the 14-year-old Little Pattie. It got to No. 2 in the Sydney charts and got her a best female Vocalist Award for 1963. The B side was 'Stompin’ at Maroubra’ and both songs were written by producer Joe Halford and singer Jay Justin. 

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