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Stay" is a doo-wop song written by Maurice Williams and first recorded in 1960 by Williams with his group the Zodiacs. Commercially successful versions were later also issued by The Hollies, The Four Seasons and Jackson Browne. The song was written by Williams in 1953 when he was 15 years old. He had been trying to convince his date not to go home at 10 o'clock as she was supposed to. He lost the argument, but as he was to relate years later, "Like a flood, the words just came to m.
Maurice Williams The Royal Charms (Members Maurice Williams, Earl Gainey, Willie Jones, William Massey, Norman Wade). The Gladiolas (Members Maurice Williams, Earl Gainey, Willie Jones, William Massey, Norman Wade). Excello 2101 - Little Darlin', Sweetheart Please Don't Go - 1957 Excello 2110 - Run Run Little Joe, Comin' Home To You - 1957 Excello 2120 - Hey Little Girl, I Wanta Know - 1957 Excello 2136 - Shoop Shoop, Say You'll Be Mine - 1958. Cole 100 - T Town, Golly Gee - 1959. Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs. Cole 101 - Lover (Where Are You), She's Mine - 1959 Herald 552 - Stay, Do You Believe - 1960 Herald 556 - I Remember, Always - 1960 Herald 559 - Come Along, Do I - 1961 Herald 563 - Come And Get It, Some Day - 1961 Herald 565 - High Blood Pressure, Please - 1961.
Four numbers from a 1965 live album cut at Myrtle Beach, . show off Williams and company doing superb covers of other peoples' songs ("The In Crowd," "Sherry," "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," "It's Not Unusual"), the mix of band and backing vocals startlingly good for what should be one of the great mid-1960's live soul albums
A "best-of" or "greatest-hits" compilation of Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs certainly is a stretch, since they only had a single hit, the number one chart-topper "Stay," known for the great falsetto lead vocals of Shane Gaston. Of the remaining 11 tracks on this short CD, only "I Remember" and "Come Along" made the Top 100. There are nice versions of jazz tunes "But Not for Me" and "The Nearness of You" here, and the collection also includes "Always," the parallel song to "Stay