Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jerry Robinson on Royce 1640

Jerry Robinson - Paper Moon / Here Is Your Heart (Royce 1640)

Carl Mann's 1959 hit revival of Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa" may have inspired this little-known take on the Harold Arlen standard. About Jerry Robinson nothing is known, but I suspect that the uncredited backing group is Link Davis and the Cajuns. It certainly sounds like the inimitable Walter "Buck" Henson on bass, who was Davis's main bassist. Royce was a label owned by songwriter Ray Jackson, and this is a Houston Records press from about 1961-62.


  1. I know of another single by Jerry Robinson on Royce (#1542). You're The Reason/White Christmas. Good rockin' versions of these two standards too.

  2. I don't know the JN control numbers but I was wondering what is the approx. date of this.

    It sounds late, early 60s, but much of this is due to the prominent electric bass which was in wide use in East Texas. But also quite large title print. A nice record at any rate, which is what counts.

    Dave Sax.

  3. Any chance of the flip side "here is your heart" or Royce 1542 "white Christmas" Thanks