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Frankie Ford, R.I.P.
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Singer Frankie Ford has passed away yesterday following a lengthy illness at the age of 76.

Ford is best known for his 1959 hit “Sea Cruise” which made him a teen idol. “Sea Cruise” was written and originally recorded by New Orleans music legend Huey “Piano” Smith. In fact, Ford’s vocals are sung over Smith’s arrangement. You can watch the video below complete with an introduction from Dick Clark sponsored by Beech Nut spearmint gum.

He would also have a minor hit with a cover of Joe Jones’ “You Talk Too Much“.

Although Ford never topped the charts again, he spent more than 50 years performing both in his native New Orleans as well as on the Oldies circuit until illness forced him abandon his career in 2013.

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