Call Me (Petula Clark song)
|EP by Petula Clark|
|Recorded||1965, London, UK|
|Genre||British Invasion, Pop, Vocal|
|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 (aka 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.
Georgia Gibbs recorded "Call Me" as the title cut for her final album released in 1966. Other versions of "Call Me" have been recorded by Shirley Bassey, Vikki Carr, Eliane Elias, Astrud Gilberto, Peggy Lee, Trini Lopez, Mimì Bertè [Mia Martini], the New Classic Singers, Walter Wanderley, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Joanie Sommers and Nancy Wilson and the rock group Los Tijuana Five (Mexico). In October 2007, as part of his album Romancing the '60s, Frankie Valli also covered this song.