SEA OF LOVE
SEA OF LOVE – 2021
Another 1950s love song loved by Eddy McManus!
Written by John Philip Baptiste (better known as Phil Phillips) and George Khoury in 1959, Sea Of Love was the only top-40 chart-maker for Phillips, who never recorded another hit. Baptiste (Phillips) wrote “Sea of Love” for a love interest. He was introduced to local record producer George Khoury, who brought Baptiste into his studio to record it. At Khoury’s request, Baptiste took the stage name of Phil Phillips. The song, originally credited to Phil Phillips with The Twilights, was released on a small record label owned by Khoury, but due to its success was eventually leased to Mercury Records. Despite the success of “Sea of Love”, Phillips claims that he has only ever received US$6,800 for recording it.