Dim, Dim the Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere)

Album: Shake Rattle & Roll (1954)
Charted: 11
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Songfacts®:

  • Even Though Haley had already chalked up several hits, including the original chart run of "Rock Around The Clock," "Crazy Man Crazy," and "Shake, Rattle and Roll," this is one of his most significant recordings as it was the first R&B song recorded by a white artist to cross over to the R&B charts. American DJ Alan Freed haled it as "the grand daddy song of rock n' roll."
  • This was the first major hit for the songwriting duo of Julius Dixson and Beverly Ross, a rare musical pairing of an African-American male and a white female in the 1950s. The duo are probably best known for penning the Chordettes hit "Lollipop."

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThis record just missed being Haley's first Top 10 record, it peaked at #11 in 1955 and stayed in the Top 100 for 15 weeks!!!
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