Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jerry Robinson on Royce 1640

Jerry Robinson - Paper Moon / Here Is Your Heart (Royce 1640)

Carl Mann's 1959 hit revival of Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa" may have inspired this little-known take on the Harold Arlen standard. About Jerry Robinson nothing is known, but I suspect that the uncredited backing group is Link Davis and the Cajuns. It certainly sounds like the inimitable Walter "Buck" Henson on bass, who was Davis's main bassist. Royce was a label co-owned by singer Johnny Nelms, and this is a Houston Records press from about 1961-62.