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The Corsairs Smoky Places

The Corsairs Smoky Places

Beach Music

Sometimes we make a mistake and marry the wrong person. The Corsairs were from La Grange, North Carolina.  They were the three brothers Jay “Bird” Uzzell,  James Uzzell , and Moses “King Moe”  Uzzell , and their cousin George Wooten. They released  “Smoky Places”  in 1961, and in 1962, it went to #10 on the R&B Chart and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was featured in the film There Goes My Baby (1994) and in an episode of the TV series The Sopranos. The Corsairs had a great sound and bridged the gap between 50s doo wop and 60s R&B. They disbanded in 1964, as there were many competing new currents in popular music, from the British Invasion to Motown to soul to surf and folk rock.

Here are the lyrics to “Smoky Places” by The Corsairs:

“Meeting in smoky places
Hiding in shadowy corners

Dancing where no one
Knows our faces
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smoky places

Oh, how I cried
Your wedding day
Like my heart would break

Now you regret
Mmm, your wedding day
Now you’re paying
For your sad mistake
(For your sad mistake)

Mmm, meeting, in smoky places
Mmm, hiding in shadowy corners

Oh, we are dancing
Where no one knows our faces
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smoky places

Some sunny day
He will set you free
To be by my side

Some sunny day, sweetheart
He’ll set you free
And we’ll be satisfied

Meeting in smoky places
Mmm, hiding in shadowy corners

We’ll just keep dancing
Where no one knows our faces
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smoky places

Sharing love stolen in the night
In smoky places
Sharing love stolen in the night
In smoky places”

If you are interested in reading about Beach Music: “The First Wave of Beach Music,” by Stewart Tick.

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop music, rock and roll hits, 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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