Lovin' On Back Streets
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By Oompa-Ken +3 in the Style of Mel Street
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Imikimi - sharing creativity Inspired by many to do this song tonight....a very big hit song for the Late MEL STREET whom was born Oct. 21st, 1933 and also passed away on Oct. 21st, 1978 at the age of 45 exactly at his own hand with self inflicted gun wound.....What a beautiful legacy in Music he left behind.... Hope that all of you will enjoy my rendition of this wonderful song, perhaps troubling to him it may have been...we will never know....God Bless and may you REST IN PEACE ....Mr Mel Street....Thanks KEN About Mel Street Occasionally a singer will come along that you don't fully appreciate until their gone. Such is the case with Mel Street. Mel came to prominence in 1972 with two top-10 songs, Borrowed Angel and Lovin on Back Street. He moved to Nashville from West Virginia to take his place in the country arena. However, Street grew restless and unhappy despite his moderate success. Unfortunately, on his 43rd birthday in 1978, he took his own life. Mel Street was born on October 21, 1933, in Grundy, Virginia. He started entertaining on local radio in the early-50s. Although his primary interest was music, he owned and operated a automobile paint and body shop. As his singing developed and expanded, he acquired his own TV program in Bluefield, West Virginia called Country Showcase. Meanwhile, he continued working local clubs and honing his skills. After he moved to Nashville from West Virginia, Mel had material released on a few tiny labels in the early-'70s. Borrowed Angel, was the first record to put Mel in the top-10. The self penned song was released on Royal American Records. Further chart activity generated from a series of label associations during the mid-'70s. Those were Metromedia (1972-73), GRT (1974-77), Polydor (1977-78) and Mercury (1978). Street also had material issued on Sunbird. His association with these companies allowed him to work with several leading producers, including Joe Deaton, Nelson Larkin, Dick Heard, Jim Vienneau and Jim Prater. Throughout his recording career, Mel had a string of songs in the top-40. Lovin' on Back Streets and Walk Softly on the Bridges, were released on Metromedia and Forbidden Angel, Smokie Mountain Memories and I Met a Friend of Your's Today, were released on GRT. Smokie Mountain Memories was written by Earl Thomas Conley. Street had moderate success with Polydor in the late-'70s. His albums Mel Street (1977) and Country Soul (1978), generated the singles; Barbara Don't Let Me be the Last to Know, written by Bob McDill and Wayland Holyfield, Let the Phone just Keep on Ringing and Shady Rest, both Bob McDill compositions. Mel's final top-10 entitled, If I Had a Cheating Heart, was written by Wayland Holyfield. Mel had other moderate releases that included, Lovin' on Borrowed Time (Metromedia), You Make me Feel More Like a Man (GRT) and Even if I Have to Steal (GRT). Street's best effort for Sunbird Records was Tonight Let's Sleep On It. Mel sang the title song of Dusty's Trail, a major syndicated TV show that debuted in the fall of 1973. It was his first national TV exposure and it broadened his already spiraling career in the entertainment field. Street planned and recorded an album during the summer of 1978. It was scheduled for release in November that year, but tragically, he died on October 21. Mel, apparently despondent over career and personal problems, took his own life at his Hendersonville, Tennessee home on his 45th birthday. His Mercury Records album called Mel Street was released posthumously in 1978. Mel's material is extremely difficult to find and little has been issued on compact disc (CD) . However, Deluxe Records released a CD comprising most of his biggest singles. Entitled Mel Street -- Greatest Hits, it contains 20 sides, including Borrowed Angel, Town Where You Live, I've Hurt Her More (Than She Loves Me), Lust Affair, I Met a Friend of Yours Today, Big Blue Diamond, Smokey Mountain Memories, Even If I Have to Steal, You Make Me Feel More Like a Man and Lovin' on Back Streets. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since there have been and still are several country music artists playing traditional country music, yet receiving no recognition from the self acclaimed industry experts, we the staff of RJB Productions, have decided to honor these people in our own special way. Therefore, we are initiating our own Original Country Music Hall of Fame award. This award is given those arts whose talents have been largely ignored and whose recognition in some cases is years past due. The star we now proudly welcome as an inductee into the Original Country Music Hall of Fame on this 17th day of May 2009 is proclaimed to be Mel Street. RJB Productions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhere between the greed for money and sound judgment, the legends of country music were tossed aside for the outlandish sound they call country music today. RJB Nashville, Tennessee Category: