I could tell you here and now about the group and the song but it might make more sense for me to share with you the link to the Aquatones' website:http://www.aquatones.us/
After you review their website, if you have any further questions, I would be more than happy to try to answer them. The website is run by Dave Goddard, the one remaining active original Aquatone. We have been in touch over the years via email and we have gotten to know each other fairly well (as well as you can know some one thru the internet and email exchanges).
I say "active" but that is not quite right. lol
The newly reconstituted Aquatones are pretty much resting on their laurels as a I type this but you never know what the future holds.
What has impressed me about the Aquatones, new and old, is that they make wonderful music and the new version has done everything to retain the sound of the 50s. And I mean everything.
I own most everything they have put out and I can tell you it is all good, which is no mean feat, considering how many "one hit wonders" never attained anything save the one hit that made them famous. ( I know this because I have personally checked out the other music of most of the one hit wonders and I know why they were one hit wonders.)
Some of their new songs rival or surpass some of their old stuff - they are quite remarkable and the new female member is something very special indeed, in the vocal department.
I am not really trying to push their music but I will say if you loved the sound of "You" you will love much of their other music - new or old.
I did not mean to get so verbose, and there is much more I can say, but I will cut it off here (so Roger and I can have something to chew over about in Timmins, aside from Shania talk). lol
The Aquatones name sounds familiar to me. I thought I heard them before. However I did not remember the "You" song that is your favorite. And I see they're described as a 'one hit wonder' in some sites. Maybe it's one of the more recent songs that I was remembering.
"Say You'll Be Mine" from the original group, I think, has a nice female voice in lead, for a very beautiful melody.
http://s0.ilike.com/play#The+Aquatones: ... c755749d56
I've always been impressed with doowop. When I got drafted into US Army in Jan 1967, we were put on a train from Detroit, to St Louis. Since my last name begins with "A", I was one of the first in line, marched onto the train, with orders to go all the way to the other end and grab a spot for the trip. Unknown to any of us, the last car or two were deluxe Pullman sleepers. I had my own dang apartment.
The gate-door had an upper half and lower half. So I and the guy across the aisle confabbed all the way to St Louis, for 2 days and nights. He'd grown up on a farm too. But while I came from a workaholic family, he came from a music-holic family. He led summer camps, training people how to play and sing - a combination of religious and pop. When we finally got to Fort Leonard Wood, he canvassed our barracks, and out of 80, found four people who could sing and harmonize. I'd been in choir in high school, so knew the basics.
He taught us just one song in the few days we were at reception station awaiting assignment. But we got pretty good. At night, the 4 of us would belt out our 4 part harmony of some popular doo-wop song of the time. The barracks was mostly devoid of furniture, and echoed wonderfully as a reverb chamber. We'd get a crowd of many GI's gathering around our barracks door and windows, to listen to us, before the sergeant supervisor came by, told us to shut up and turn out the lights.
I looked through your link and some of the info, before reading the rest of your post. Interesting that you correspond with Dave, the original member of the group.
Some folks are personally accessible (at least online) like that, some are not. You can't always tell beforehand. For a couple examples, most of the Fabulous Falls are, but not all of them. Dana Delaney is accessible online, to fans, but I guess most of her contemporary counterparts are not.