Call Me (Petula Clark song)
|Recorded||1965, London, UK|
|Label||Pye Records NEP 24237 (UK)|
Vogue CPV 8343 (France)
"Call Me" (Tony Hatch) - 2:43
(Tony Hatch-Petula Clark-George Aber) - 2:37
"Everything in the Garden"
(Roger Greenaway) - 2:55
"Strangers and Lovers (Tony Hatch) - 2:51
|Single by Chris Montez|
|from the album The More I See You/Call Me|
|B-side||"Go Head On"|
|Chris Montez singles chronology|
"Call Me" first appeared as the title cut on a Petula Clark EP released in 1965 by Pye in the UK. "Call Me" and the three other tracks on the EP: "Heart", "Everything in the Garden" and "Strangers and Lovers" were also released on Clark's album I Know a Place (a.k.a. The New Petula Clark Album).
Also in 1965 Chris Montez, who had scored the hit "Let's Dance" in 1962 and subsequently dropped out of the music business, was invited to resume recording by A&M Records' founder Herb Alpert. Alpert was unhappy when Montez began recording for A&M in his previous Chicano rock style and personally suggested Montez shift to easy listening choosing "Call Me" as the song to be Montez's debut single on A&M. Released in November 1965, "Call Me" entered the Easy Listening Top 40 in Billboard that December entering the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1966; that March "Call Me" peaked on the Easy Listening chart at #2 and on the Hot 100 at #22.
Montez's version of "Call Me" was released as a single in the UK on the Pye label in January 1966 but failed to chart. "Call Me" was also a non-charting UK single release in 1966 for Lulu, as well as being recorded by Frank Sinatra on his 1966 Strangers in the Night album, and Nancy Sinatra for her album How Does That Grab You? (1966).
- Joanie Sommers for her 1965 album Come Alive! (Columbia CS 9295).
- Nancy Wilson for her 1966 album A Touch of Today (Capitol ST 2495).
- Jackie DeShannon for her 1966 album Are You Ready For This? (Imperial LP 9328).
- Frank Sinatra for his 1966 album Strangers in the Night (Reprise FS 1017).
- Nancy Sinatra for her 1966 album How Does That Grab You? (Reprise RS 6207).
- Brenda Lee for her 1966 album Coming on Strong (Decca DL 74825).
- Leslie Uggams for her 1966 album A Time to Love (Atlantic 8128).
- Brian Hyland for his 1966 album The Joker Went Wild (Philips PHM 200-217).
- Jane Morgan for her 1966 album Jane Morgan in Gold (Epic LN 24190).
- Lulu for her 1967 album Lulu! (Ace of Clubs ACL7933).
- Sarah Vaughan for her 1966 album The New Scene (Mercury SR 61079).
- Melveen Leed for her 1966 album Sings Today's Hits (Makaha M-2047).
- Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley for their 1966 album A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness (Verve V6-8673).
- Vikki Carr for her 1967 album Intimate Excitement (Liberty LST-7506).
- Bobby Vinton for his 1967 album Sings the Newest Hits (Epic LN 24245).
- Jackie Trent for her 1967 album Stop Me and Buy One (Pye NPL 18201).
- Susan Maughan for her 1967 album Hey Look Me Over (Philips BL 7791).
- The Square Set for their 1967 album Silence is Golden (Continental ZB 8167).
- Rita Reys for her 1967 album Rita A Go-Go (Philips 844 048 PY).
- Sandy Edmonds for her 1967 album The Sound of Sandy (Festival SFL-932233).
- The Foundations for their 1967 album From the Foundations (Pye NSPL 18206).
- Shirley Bassey for her 1968 album 12 of Those Songs (Columbia SCX 6204).
- The Playboy Club Bunnies for their 1968 album Caught Live at the Playboy Club (Decca LK 4951).
- Al Martino for his 1968 album Love is Blue (Capitol ST 2908).
- Steve and Eydie for their 1969 album Real True Lovin (RCA LSP-4107).
- The Supremes and the Four Tops for their 1971 album The Return of the Magnificent Seven (Motown MS-736 DJ).
- Julie Budd for her 1971 album Julie Budd (RCA LSP-4622).
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- "The Chris Montez Interview". Classicbands.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
- "Classic AOTW - Chris Montez THE MORE I SEE YOU SP-4115 | A&M Corner Forums". Amcorner.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28.