The Stripper

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This article is about the song. For the occupation, see Stripper. For other uses, see Stripper (disambiguation).
"The Stripper"
Single by David Rose & His Orchestra
A-side "Ebb Tide"
B-side "The Stripper"
Released 1962
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 1:57
Label MGM
Writer(s) David Rose
David Rose (standing on the right) in AFRS Radio Show, c. 1946

"The Stripper" is an instrumental composed by David Rose, recorded in 1958 and released four years later. It evinces a jazz influence with especially prominent trombone slides, and evokes the feel of music used to accompany striptease artists.

The song came to prominence by chance. David Rose had recorded "Ebb Tide" as an A-side of a record. His record company, MGM Records, wanted to get the record on the market quickly, but they discovered they had no B-side for it. Rose was away at the time the need for the B-side song surfaced. An MGM office boy was given the job of going through some of Rose's tapes of unreleased material to find something that would work; he liked the song and chose it as the flip side for the record.[1] The song reached number one on Billboard's Top 100 chart in July, 1962.[2] It became a gold record. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 5 song of 1962.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bacon, James (21 July 1964). "Beatles Hit In New Film; Rose Is Happy". Gettysburg Times. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits. New York: Billboard Books. p. 112. ISBN 0823076776. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1962

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Preceded by
"I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
July 7, 1962 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton
Preceded by
"I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles
"Billboard" Easy Listening number-one single
by David Rose

July 7, 1962
(two weeks)
Succeeded by
"Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton