Just Because (Nelstone's Hawaiians song)

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"Just Because" is a song written by Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin and Bob Shelton and originally recorded by Nelstone's Hawaiians (Hubert Nelson and James D. Touchstone) in 1929 and later recorded by The Shelton Brothers in 1933.[1][2] Some sources[which?] say that Sydney Robin wrote the song alone and the Sheltons added their name when they recorded it.

Covers[edit]

The song has been covered many times, especially since the Shelton Brothers recording. In 1933, RCA Victor released a version of the song done by the Lonestar Cowboys.[3][4] Nelstone's Hawaiians[5] Victor V40273 (1929)[6]

The song has also been recorded by Frankie Yankovic. Columbia agreed to release Yankovic's version of "Just Because" in 1948.[7]

Elvis Presley recorded the song on September 10, 1954 at the Sun Studios; while it was never released on Sun, it was included on Elvis's first album, Elvis Presley after he signed to RCA. Paul McCartney later recorded the song in a style that was similar to that of Presley's version on his Cнoвa в CCCP album.

Al Hirt released a version on his 1964 album, Beauty and the Beard.[8]

One database devoted to rockabilly music lists 17 issues of "Just Because" in the 1950s and 1960s.[9]

"Just Because" is the theme song of the Peninsula Banjo Band of San Jose, California. They have opened with the song at every performance since roughly 1966.

Jorma Kaukonen included a version on his 2002 album release Blue Country Heart.

The song is also included on Brian Setzer's 2005-release "Rockabilly Riot Vol. 1: A Tribute To Sun Records"

The latest cover appears on the self titled: "Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band" (2017) Sire Records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music By Paul Kingsbury, Laura Garrard, Daniel Cooper, John Rumble, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville, Tennessee) Published by Sourcebooks, Inc., 2004 pages 91,480 ISBN 0-19-517608-1, 9780195176087
  2. ^ Books.google.com retrieved January 1, 2009
  3. ^ The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music By Paul Kingsbury, Laura Garrard, Daniel Cooper, John Rumble, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville, Tennessee) Published by Sourcebooks, Inc., 2004. page 91. ISBN 0-19-517608-1, 9780195176087
  4. ^ Kingsbury, Paul (2004-12-16). The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 9780195176087. 
  5. ^ "Obituary: Frank Yankovic". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  6. ^ "VICTOR 78rpm numerical listing discography: V-40000 series". www.78discography.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  7. ^ Nancy's Place For Polkas, retrieved January 1, 2009
  8. ^ Al Hirt, Beauty and the Beard Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  9. ^ Emory University