“Time To Play B-Sides”- “Daddy Rollin’ [In Your Arms}- Dion. This b-side was brought to my attention a couple of decades ago when Dave Marsh listed it as #452 in his book- The Heart Of Rock N Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made. “Daddy Rollin’ [ In Your Arms} was the b-side to Dion’s final Top 40 hit – 1968’s “Abraham, Martin and John” which went to #4. This isn’t the Dion of the early 60’s that is for sure- it is a song about heroin addiction-something that he had beaten. A haunting song.
Dion by the way was on the Winter Tour- which took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. He was offered a ride on the plane but declined because he didn’t want to spend the money $36 on the flight.