Another “You Pick ‘Em” Musical Poll

Nothing much going on today, so I thought I’d offer up a couple of different versions of a song that Mrs. Big Geez and I differ on. You might recall that I did the same thing a month or so ago, in a piece called Choosing Young Love. I might also mention that my version won the poll last time — not that I’m gloating or anything. 😉

In the late Sixties a clean-cut and well-dressed Cincinnati group called the Casinos had a big hit with a song called “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.” It was a slow and smooth piece evocative of an earlier doo-wop era, and even though the group continued to make records for a while it was to be their only big success.

A year or so later, country crooner Eddy Arnold recorded the song and took it to number one on the country charts.

(Thirty years after that, Neal McCoy presented the song to modern country music fans and did pretty well too, but he’s not in our poll.)

The Casinos – “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”

Eddy Arnold – “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”


2 thoughts on “Another “You Pick ‘Em” Musical Poll

  1. According to what I’ve dug up, it was recorded by a number of others but these were the biggest sellers. The composer, John D. Loudermilk (who performed as Johnny Dee) probably sold a few records with it.


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