Oldies/Missing Song


Sissy H wrote at 2009-01-24 04:35:47
I think you're looking for 'Soldier Boy' by the Shirelles.  I found it on youtube, you know, one of those ones where you watch the 45 vinyl version play on someone's turntable.  Ha!  Just like the old days!

HR White wrote at 2009-09-14 12:13:36
other possibles: The Shirelles - Soldier Boy (1962) and The Six Teens - A Casual Look (1956) has a lyric "Oh soldier boy..."

joe wrote at 2009-11-19 08:09:05
He John,

Could it have been the Shirelles? There was another tune with military connects by a black group in my time, "Greetings, this is Uncle Sam...I'm gonna take you to a far off land..I want youuuu. yea..." If you were getting drafted, and I was, the song was a bummer, but true...who sang it please?


Kerri wrote at 2016-05-30 00:04:35
The Shirelles, "Soldier Boy," sounds like what you might be looking for!


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I can answer most questions regarding 1950s Black Vocal Group music, called Doo Wop (Do Wop). Having lived in the era & grew up with the sounds of the early 50s.


Extensive research into 1950s doo wop and have resoures at hand to draw from..

United Group Harmony Association, Doowop Society, Doowop Corner, etc..

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