The label wrongly credits (Boudleaux) Bryant as writer, a mix-up with the Everly Brothers song of the same name (see below).
Chart-topping Sydney band that originated in the surf music scene as The Nocturnes. After acquiring Ray Brown as their lead singer, they went on to become one of the most popular Australian bands of the British Invasion era.
Although the record apparently showed the songwriting credit of Bryant, this is a different song from the Boudleaux Bryant composition recorded by the Everly Brothers.
APRA lists both songs and shows Ray Brown as an artist under both, but he seems to have recorded only the Dennisons song.
Reference: Full history at Milesago. Thanks to John Gambrill for the red herring alert.
SAME TITLE BUT NOT THE SAME SONG AS 'DEVOTED TO YOU' BY RAY BROWN & THE WHISPERS.
Also recorded by Helen Merrill, The Beach Boys, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, The Seekers.
On Decca compilation album Live At The Cavern, Liverpool (1964).
The Dennisons were a Liverpool band who had two charting singles in the UK: their own composition Be My Girl (1963, #46) and Rufus Thomas's Walkin' The Dog (1964, #36).
Drummer Clive Hornby plays the part of Jack Sugden in the long-running BBC serial Emmerdale Farm (aka Emmerdale). He also pops up in an early Minder episode, The Bengal Tiger.
Further reading: The Dennisons history and discography at British Beat Boom.
On the album Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs. The album also included Pride, originally by Brent Edwards but recorded famously in Australia by Ray Brown & The Whispers.
Ray Brown and Billy Thorpe shared a manager, John Harrigan, at this time, and both launched their careers from Sydney's Surf City where Brown followed Thorpe into residency. (TS)
Version alert from Terry Stacey.