Marcels Backing Tracks

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Marcels Backing Tracks

Marcels Backing Tracks – Blue Moon  …   Heartaches  …  

The Marcels was an American vocal group formed in 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The group was named after a popular hair style of the day, the ‘marcel wave’. They were famous for ‘making over’ popular songs into the doo wop / rock and roll style and a new version of the ballad “Blue Moon”, began with the bass singer saying, “bomp-baba-bomp” and “dip-da-dip.” The record sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. It is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Originally a mixed race group, the band went through some changes due to racial tensions in the 1960’s although there was a brief reunion of the original members in 1973.


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Marcels Backing Tracks

Blue Moon  …   Heartaches  …  


Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue Moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper, ‘Please adore me’
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold

Blue Moon, now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

The Marcels’ popularity in 1961 was so great that they were included in the film Twist Around the Clock which also showcased fellow artist Chubby Checker,

The Marcels were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.