Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide (m. Robert Maxwell, w. Carl Sigman)

First the tide rushes in
Plants a kiss on the shore
Then rolls out to sea
And the sea is very still once more

Robert Maxwell — issued in July 1953 on the single Mercury 70177X45


Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra – 1953 (Instrumental)


Vic Damone – 1953


Roy Hamilton – 1954


Ted Heath and His Music — probably from the 1958 LP Hits I Missed


The Platters – 1960


Earl Grant – from his 1961 album Ebb Tide and Other Instrumental Favorites


Santo & Johnny – from their album Offshore, released in 1963 — It was also released in 1964 as a single, with B-side The Enchanted Sea


Lenny Welch – from the 1963 album Since I Fell for You; also released as a single in 1964


The Righteous Brothers – 1965

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Matt Monro – date unknown


The Del-Satins featuring Johnny Maestro – 1967


Uncle George” Aiuvalasit —  featuring Uncle George on the Chromonica, Alan Bernhoft on guitar and The Pacific Ocean



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Thomas Van Keuren
    May 27, 2014 @ 20:59:03

    Hi – Just discovered your site today!
    Now, regarding “Ebb Tide”, the Robert Maxwell creation:
    The original recording from 1953 by harpist Robert Maxwell on Mercury Records I have recently posted on both YouTube and Jazz-On-Line (aka A Jazz Anthology). I spent quite a bit of time editing the 45 record to get it sounding good for others to enjoy, so feel free to link to it here. It is one of my all-time favorite recordings.
    Maxwell is also famous for “Shangri-La,” first recorded by him with Matty Malneck’s orchestra, and “Solfeggio,” the latter used by Ernie Kovacs in his Nairobi Trio skit.



    • doc
      May 27, 2014 @ 21:33:27

      Thanks. In the future, if you would like me to consider publishing or linking to a video, or to an audio file, please either include the video — just enter the URL for a YouTube video — or a link to a video or audio file, or a page containing the same, in your comment.



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