Vince Martin (Marcellino) and the Terriers (Alan Arkin, Erik Darling and Bob Carey) first recorded "Cindy, Oh Cindy" (Nemeroff and D'Lugoff under the pseudonyms Barron and Long) using the Jamaican melody to "Pay Me My Money Down" in 1956.

The same year this was Eddie Fisher's last top ten single. Eddie is father of actresses Carrie with Debbie Reynolds and Joely Fisher with Connie Stevens.