|Single by The Mystics|
|B-side||"Adam and Eve"|
|Songwriter(s)||Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman|
|The Mystics singles chronology|
"Hushabye" is a song that was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman in 1959 for the doo-wop vocal group the Mystics. It is based on the lullaby "All the Pretty Horses". It spent sixteen weeks on Billboard Hot 100 (nine of those in the top 40), reaching #20 at its peak. Personnel on the original recording included Al Caiola and Bucky Pizzarelli on guitars and Panama Francis on drums. Disc jockey Alan Freed featured "Hushabye" as the closing tune on his televised Saturday night "Big Beat Show".
The Beach Boys version
The song was covered by the Beach Boys on their 1964 album All Summer Long, featuring Brian Wilson and Mike Love on lead vocals. In 1993, two new versions of the song appeared on the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations box set, one live version and the other a split track with vocals in one channel and instruments in the other.
- 1966 – The Kingsmen, Up And Away
- 1969 – Jay and the Americans, Sands of Time.
- 1982 - Robert John, Atlantic 45-2884