Don'cha Hear Them Bells

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"Don'cha Hear Them Bells"
1953 45 single release on Capitol Records.
Single by Les Paul and Mary Ford
Released 1953 (1953)
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Les Paul
Les Paul and Mary Ford singles chronology
"Johnny (Is The Boy for Me)"
(1953)
"Don'cha Hear Them Bells"
(1953)
"The Kangaroo"
(1953)

"Don'cha Hear Them Bells" is a 1953 song written by Les Paul and recorded by Les Paul and Mary Ford. The song was released as a single.

Background[edit]

The song was released as a 7" vinyl 45 single on Capitol Records, 45-11878, F2614, backed with "The Kangaroo", in 1953.[1] The recording was also released as a 10" 78 as 2614. The song was composed by Les Paul and was published by the Iris-Trojan Music Corporation in New York. "Don'cha Hear Them Bells" reached no. 13 on the Billboard Jockey Chart in November, 1953 in a 4 week chart run and no. 28 on the Cash Box chart in a 10-week chart run.[2] The flip side "The Kangaroo" reached no. 23 on the Cash Box chart.

Album appearances[edit]

The song appeared on the 1991 album Les Paul: The Legend and the Legacy on Capitol Records and on the 2007 release Les Paul: The Essential Collection on West End Records.

1953 sheet music cover, Iris-Trojan Music Corp., New York.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Jacobson, Bob. Les Paul: Guitar Wizard. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2012.
  • Shaughnessy, Mary Alice. Les Paul: An American Original. New York: W. Morrow, 1993.
  • Wyckoff, Edwin Brit. Electric Guitar Man: The Genius of Les Paul. Genius at work! Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2008.