“My Special Angel”, a song written by Jimmy Duncan, was recorded by Bobby Helms for the Decca label on July 9, 1957, in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, at the session of recording Bobby was accompanied by: Harold Bradley (guitar), Hank Garland (guitar), Grady Martin (guitar), Ray Edenton (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Owen Bradley (piano) and Anita Kerr Singers With the production of Paul Cohen, the song was released on August 26, 1957, and on December 9, 1957, reached # 1 on the Country & Western charts, for four weeks in a row. It was the second and last number one in the career of Bobby Helms. The song became a crossover hit in 1957 for Bobby Helms.
The song was included in Bobby’s first studio album, Bobby Helms Sings To My Special Angel (Decca 1957).
Sonny Land Trio 1957 (Cue Records)
Malcolm Vaughan 1957 (His Master’s Voice)
Connie Franis 1959 (MGM)
Bill Haley & His Comets 1960 (Warner)
Bobby Vinton 1963 (Epic)
Jack Greene 1968 (Decca)
The Vogues 1968 (Reprise Records)
Mel Tillis 1969 (Kapp Records)
Bobby G. Rice 1976 (GRT Records)
And many more……….
my husband of 60 years and I dated 2 years prior…. he sang this to me often….he passed sway last April and now is mine…