Sanford Clark isn’t as well known as his early rock n’ roll and rockabilly peers, even though “The Fool” (1956), his biggest hit, charted on three formats:  pop, R&B, and Country,  and has had numerous covers, including one by Elvis Presley.

Clark died earlier this month, at 85 y/o, and, luckily, his oeuvre has been preserved; a 34-song CD package is available from German based Bear Family Records.

ATTENTION AFICIONADOS: Dave Sholin recommends  “Lonesome For A Letter,” the flip side of “The Fool.