“Sausalito” was written by Terry Cashman and Tommy West, if you don’t recognize those two names, I’m sorry, they, along with Gene Pistilli, wrote some of the most beautiful songs of the late 60s and early 70’s as well as “discovering” and producing all of Jim Croce’s music. More on them another time. The singer here is Al Martino, one of the crooners of the 50’s and 60’s. Born Jasper Cini in Philadelphia, he placed 1st in Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts TV show in 1952. His first single was “Here In My Heart”, it would top the charts for 3 weeks in June of 1952. Al’s career would span 26 years on the charts and produce 26 Adult Contemporary (Easy Listening) Top 10 singles, including 4 #1s, plus the aforementioned #1 on the Hot 100. “Sausilito” spent 3 weeks on the Hot 100 at #99 and reached #13 on the Adult Contemporary charts. Looking at the radio stations that played the song, they are mostly concentrated in the northeast. I heard it on Portland, Maine’s WLOB and Boston’s WRKO and loved it, later I discovered the authors and their version, which also was released in 1969 but failed to chart. As much as I loved Al’s version, I would have to choose Cashman & West’s original version: