Our original artist was a songwriter and singer with a smooth vocal style. Today’s song came to the attention of the Shadow artist in the early 1960’s and the Shadow artist signed him to his record label primarily as a songwriter.
This song turned out to be a number one hit for the Shadow artist and is certainly much more associated with him than with the original artist, who sadly faded into obscurity by the 1980’s.
Today’s Shadow artist went by his first and middle name. He recorded a cover version of a song that was adopted as the state song of his home state.
Bonus; can you also name the band that had a minor hit with this song in the 70’s featuring the voice of a famous DJ?
The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Coney Island Brewing Company.