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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Post 211 - Jay Justin - Letter To Santa Claus / White Christmas

It's been over 45 years since "Proud of You" first hit the charts on its way to a national Number 1. Jay was unusual in that he actually wrote his own songs, as well as writing or helping to write hits for others. A school girl named Patricia Amphlett was one of his discoveries. At the age of 13, she'd appeared on the TV show, Opportunity Knocks but her career really took off when Jay saw her performing at the Bronte Surf Club and introduced her to EMI records. He and EMI producer Joe Halford wrote the 2 songs which would be Little Pattie's first single release "He's My Blonde-Headed Stompie-Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy" on the A side and "Stompin' at Maroubra" on the B side. Jay had a number of other hits himself, including "Reminiscing." Here to download is Jay's Christmas single recorded on Jamboree Records "Letter To Santa Claus" b/w "White Christmas" (J1) backing vocal by the Peakhurst Girls High School and produced by Jay and Peter Dilosa.

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