Pete Fountain “Pete Goes Pop”

Pete Fountain Jumps On Pop Cart

It upsets the purists that Pete should wander into different areas of music, I say thank you Pete. You have added your special “Toot” to even pop music and made it extra special with that New Orleans twist. For example, a friend of mine absolutely hates the “Sound Of Music”, but loves Pete’s version, it does not appear on this set, but it does on the Movies & Shows CD, just thought I’d mention how Pete affects people in different ways.


In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
(beginning & boundary) roughly
 a haunting song by Zager & Evans
Denny Zager & Rick Evans from Nebraska
A regional hit on Truth Records 8082, picked up by RCA Victor in 1969, RCA 0174 #1 (6 weeks)


I Know A Place by English/French Superstar for absolutely decades
Petula Clark (born England 1932)
Warner Records 5612 #3 – (1965)


I’m Henry The VIII, I Am – A silly little ditty from 1910
very much a cockney style music hall song
Written in 1910 in England by Fred Murray & R.P. Weston
Harry Champion on UK Columbia 1621 #1 – 1911

Herman Hermits US MGM 13367 #1 – 1965

Pete’s Version Below


Somethin’ Stupid
Nancy & Frank Sinatra Reprise 0561 #1 (4 weeks) – 1967

Hank Facer speaks his mind