Bobby Helms performs “My Special Angel” Live Video 1957.

It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent 4 weeks at #1 on the US Country music chart. The single made the R&B chart as well peaking at #8.

YouTube jacob6657 Channel
YouTube jacob6657 Channel

My Special Angel

Lp cover Bobby Helms ( Decca 1957 )
Lp cover Bobby Helms ( Decca 1957 )

“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).

Some versions:

Sonny Land Trio 1957 (Cue Records)
Malcolm Vaughan 1957 (His Master’s Voice)
Connie Francis 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……….





Bobby Helms – My Special Angel Lyrics

(Angel, angel, whoa-oh-oh-oh, whoa)
(Angel, angel, whoa-oh-oh-oh, whoa)

You are my special angel
Sent from up above
The Lord smiled down on me
And sent an angel to love (to love)

You are my special angel
Right from paradise
I know you’re an angel
Heaven is in your eyes

The smile from your lips brings the summer sunshine
Tears from your eyes bring the rain
I feel your touch, your warm embrace
And I’m in heaven again

You are my special angel
Through eternity
I’ll have my special angel
Here to watch over me

(A smile from your lips brings the summer sunshine)
(The tears from your eyes bring the rain)
I feel your touch, your warm embrace
And I’m in heaven again

You are my special angel
Through eternity
I’ll have my special angel
Here to watch over me (watch over me)

Here to watch over me
(Angel, angel, whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh, oh oh, oh)

Single Bobby Helms ( Decca 1957 )
Single Bobby Helms ( Decca 1957 )

Miquel Batlle
mbatllegarriga@gmail.com