Studio One

Season 7 Episode 9

Let Me Go, Lover

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Nov 15, 1954 on CBS
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Let Me Go, Lover
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A disc jockey is involved in a murder. As he played peekaboo with a psychopathic killer and tangled with the police, turntables all over the place kept spinning a record called "Let Me Go, Lover", the murderer's favorite song, of course.

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    John Cannon

    John Cannon

    Announcer (1950 - 1958)

    Betty Furness

    Betty Furness

    Spokesperson (1949-1958)

    Joe Maross

    Joe Maross

    Johnny Baer

    Guest Star

    Cliff Norton

    Cliff Norton

    Mr. Foster

    Guest Star

    Anthony Ross

    Anthony Ross

    Inspector Williams

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      • Newcomer Joan Weber could hold her lead with the hottest new hit since Stan Freberg's "1953 St. George and the Dragonet". Only a few months ago, 18-year-old Songstress Weber was happily singing weekend dates with her husband's dance band in and around her home town of Paulsboro, N.J. (pop. 7,842).

      • Other labels rushed into the groove with versions of the song by Patti Page (Mercury), Sunny Gale (Victor), Teresa Brewer (Coral) and Peggy Lee (Decca).

      • A week after it's airing, the song went to the number one position on the Billboard Charts for Joan Weber, Patti Page's version of the song only made it to tenth place, followed by Teresa Brewer's version.

      • Teresa Brewer remarked that when this episode of "Studio One" aired she received calls the next day to record the song herself. She said, that she was not the only one to do this but that it was also recorded by Patti Page, Peggy Lee and Sunny Gale.

      • The original title of the song was "Let Me Go, Devil", the devil being the bottle. Mitch Miller suggested they hire the young Joan Weber to record it.

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      • Based on the "Redbook" story "Who's Been Sitting In My Chair"

      • As the producers were planning a drama about skulduggery in the record industry and needed a song, they turned to Mitch Miller, head of the CBS recording subsidiary Columbia Records. He gave them an obscure ballad called "Let Me Go, Devil" and urged that it be sung on the soundtrack by an unknown songstress rather than an established star to heighten the dramatic impact. With remarkable foresight, he then saw to it that, prior to telecast, the record stores were well stocked with the recording of the song, which was renamed "Let Me Go, Lover" and sung by Joan Weber. By the next day after broadcast the song became a phenomenal hit. (It sold over one million copies).

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