Monday, August 1, 2011
THAT CRAZY FEELING ~ KENNY ROGERS
That Crazy Feeling is the the title of a song written by Ray Doggett and recorded by American country music artit Kenny Rogers (then known as Kenneth Rogers). It was released in 1958 as his debut single, first by Cue Records and then picked up by Carlton Records soon after. The song was a major seller in Houston, Texas, Rogers home town, where he was established among the general public as a member of the doo-wop outfit, The Scholars, who had just broken up after several releases.“That Crazy Feeling” was issued with “We’ll Always Have Each Other”, as the b-side, selling well, reaching the top 3 in the local sales charts. The success of the single did earn Rogers an appearance on national TV to promote the single on “American Bandstand” , however, its huge success in Houston was not mirrored elsewhere. However, it was successful enough to be included on a various artists collection issued by Carlton the following year entitled “One Dozen Goldie’s” , and they also issued a follow-up single by Rogers called “I’ve Got A Lot to Learn”. While it did not reach the Billboard magazine national chart, it did chart in the rival publication Cash Box hit list.