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    Smiley Lewis "I Hear You Knocking" LP Imperial 9141 (1961). Like his label-mate Fats Domino, Lewis recorded on Imperial and recorded songs written or co-written by Dave Bartholomew. Unlike Fats, Lewis never found crossover success on the Pop charts with his own records. His biggest hit was the title cut which peaked at #2 on the R&B charts in 1955. That same year Gale Storm took the song to #2 on the Pop charts, and Dave Edmunds scored his biggest hit with it in 1971, taking it to #4 on the Hot 100. This was his only album and also included two other R&B hits of Smiley -- "The Bells Are Ringing" (1955) and "One Night" (1956; Elvis had a big hit with it in 1958). Lewis was one of the big R&B influences on the early Rock 'n Roll movement and on later artists. Condition: EX 7/ EX 7.

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