If you stick to certain sources, you would think that creativity in American music was a one way street. One of my projects is to document the fact that a good song is a good song, and things flowed back and forth among musicians and musical genres. (I'm not the first to do this, and I'm WAY behind the curve.) Some of you may know of Sam Cooke. This song was written by Polish American Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski, better know as Pee Wee King. King was big in "country" music, and one album at least dubs him "King of Western Swing." (Fans of Bob Wills would dispute this, and Spade Cooley was known as the King of Western Swing to people in Los Angeles and the West Coast back in the 40s and 50s.) Redd Stewart, who was vocalist with King at the time, wrote the lyrics. Here's a few versions of the song, starting with King's. (What's that bit about the pyramids - You Belong to Me -being a country song?) Here's two version of the song as done by Sam Cooke in 1964. Check out the "Go Go dancers"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=stMV1ZOi5Gc&NR=1 This one's actually from Shindig!. Another version from 1950 by erskine Hawkins. And the most popular version by Patti Page, also 1950. Nora Jones... Man, there are SO many good versions of this song, and you can even dance to some of them!