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Sea of Love by Phil Phillips

"Sea of Love" by Phil Phillips

R&B

The song “Sea of Love” by Phil Phillips with The Twilights is one of the most often-requested golden oldies. New Orleans has spawned all kinds of music. Phil Phillips is an R&B artist, but he is also categorized as swamp pop. This type of music combines R&B, country and Western, and some French Louisiana influences. So many times a man writes a song to impress a girl. That’s the story behind “Sea of Love,” written by Phil Phillips (born John Phillip Baptiste) and George Khoury. Phillips was working at a bellhop at a hotel in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and wanted a certain girl to love him back. He said: ”I felt if I could sing about it – a sea of love where it’s quiet and peaceful – I could really show her how much I loved her and cared for her.” The song was arranged and produced by Eddie Shuler. Phillips called his backing group The Twilights. They recorded the song in 1959. Things didn’t work out with that girl, but the recording went to #1 on the R&B Chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record.

There have been numerous covers of the song, including versions by Marty Wilde, The Honeydrippers, Del Shannon, and Tom Waits. The song was used prominently in the 1989 film Sea of Love, which starred Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin.

Here are the lyrics to “Sea of Love” by Phil Phillips:

“Come with me, my love
To the sea, the sea of love
I want to tell you how much I love you

Do you remember when we met
That’s the day I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you how much I love you

Come with me, to the sea of love
Do you remember when we met
That’s the day I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you how much I love you
Come with me, to the sea of love.

Do you remember when we met
That’s the day I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you how much I love you”

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The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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