David HessThe Last House on the Left
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2014
Release Date: 4/19/2014
Format: 12" Vinyl
Label: One Way Static
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
One Way Static Records is proud to announce the release of this historical motion picture soundtrack written by David Hess. Now available as a limited and numbered PICTURE DISC EDITION with printed inner sleeve (1,500 copies worldwide). Comes with EXTENSIVE & EXCLCUSIVE liner notes from RUGGERO DEODATO (Cannibal Holocaust, The House On The Edge Of The Park) ULLI LOMMEL (The Boogey Man, Zodiac Killer) FRANCO NERO (Django, Django Unchained, Die Hard 2) GIOVANNI LOMBARDO RADICE (The House On The Edge Of The Park, Cannibal Ferox, City Of The Living Dead) MARC SHEFFLER (Happy Days, Who's The Boss?, Charles In Charge) … and many more. * Record Store Day 2014 PICTURE DISC EDITION. Limited and numbered to 1,500 copies worldwide __Packaged in a cardboard picture disc sleeve with printed insert __Comes With Extensive And Exclusive Liner Notes Born in 1936 in New York City, David Hess began his career when he recorded the original version of the Otis Blackwell composition "All Shook Up" under the stage name Dave Hill in 1956. The song became a Number 1 hit for Elvis Presley a year later and Hess became a songwriter at Shalimar Music. David went on to compose "Start Movin'" for Sal Mineo and "Rockin' Shoes" for the Ames Brothers. He continued to write songs for Elvis throughout the '50s and '60s, (including the Presley hit "I Got Stung" that was later covered by The Beatles). Other Hess tunes performed by The King include "Come Along," and "Make Me Know You're Mine" (first performed by Conway Twitty). "Your Hand, Your Heart, Your Love" became a 60s hit when it was performed by Andy Williams. In 1963 David wrote and recorded "Speedy Gonzalez," which became a number one single for Pat Boone, selling more than eight million copies worldwide. David then recorded two solo albums for Kapp Records, again topping the charts, this time with a Top Ten folk hit called "Two Brothers." After a career as a record company executive, including becoming head of A&R at Mercury Records (where he co-wrote the Grammy award winning 1970 rock opera ‘The Naked Carmen’) in New York and working with PolyGram Records’ German affiliate in the 1970s, Hess took on the role of actor, writer, director and producer in the movie industry.