The Baysiders (Los Angeles)
Jackie Walker (Tenor)
Sally Stevens (Soprano)
Jim Mitchell (Bass)
Jim Patton (Baritone)
1960 - Over The Rainbow / My Bonnie (Everest 19366)
1960 - Trees / Look for the silver lining (Everest 19386)
1961 - The Bells of St. Mary's / Comin' Thru The Rye (Everest 10393)
Jackie Walker & The Baysiders
1962 - I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / Dearly Beloved (Everest 20010)
1957 - On The Way Home / Love Sublime (Dot 15552)
1957 - Peggy Sue / Wonderful One (Imperial 5473)
1958 - Only Teenagaers Allowed / Push Pin (Imperial 5490)
1958 - Eternally,Wanting You/ Good,Good Feelin' (Imperial 5521)
1962 - Heart Breakin' News / Take A Dream (Everest 20004)
1963 - Ready Or Not / Come Along With Me (Everest 2026)
1961 - The Baysiders "Over The Rainbow" (LP Everest 1124)
Over The Rainbow / Trees / You Were Mean't For Me / Look for the silver lining All I Do Is Dream Of You / My Blue Heaven / I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / The Bells of St. Mary's / Comin' Thru The Rye / Dearly Beloved / Love Somebody / My Bonnie
Jackie Walker discovered his musical talent at an early age. At four he was often put on the dining room table to sing to gathered guests. At six he wrote his first song, words and music. By eight he was part of a 15-minute radio show, The Army Hour. He had his first record on Imperial when he was 14 and at 17 had a regional hit on Dot Records, Love Sublime. He entered UCLA at 17 to study music and at 20 had another regional hit with Oh, Lonesome Me, a cover of Don Gibson's recording which he performed on American Bandstand.
Jim Mitchell, Sally Stevens and Jackie Walker were students together at UCLA. With Jim patton they formed a Quartet, The Baysiders. Jackie Walker had been experimenting with arrangements using one female versatile voice and three males. Jim had recorded some sides for Everest Records and was approached about doing the quartet.
Jackie Walker Jim Patton
Sally Stevens Jim Mitchell
The Baysiders recorded some singles and an album for Everest Records entitled Over the Rainbow which included the title song that became another regional hit. After the initial success, things stale-mated and Sally took a job with Ray Coniff Singers. She went on to become one of the best studio singers in Hollywood and has a huge amount of credits.
Jackie Walker was busy with his solo career and as a songwriter/composer. Jim Patton became one of the lead disk-jockeys at KLOS in Los Angeles and died of an over-dose several years ago. We had a lot of fun but it was short lived.
Over The Rainbow Love Somebody My Bonnie
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows Trees My Blue Heaven
Look For The Silver Lining Comin' Thru The Rye All I Do Is Dream Of You
You Were Meant For Me The Bells of St. Mary's
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