When Bo Diddley recorded "Love Is Strange" (Smith) in 1956 it was the first time the song was put on a record. The composer was actually Bo Diddley using his second wife's name for legal reasons. It was unreleased until 2007!

Months after the Bo Diddley session, Mickey (McHouston Baker) and Sylvia (Robinson/Vanderpool) recorded the "Love Is Strange" (Baker - Vanderpool - Smith) cover and that version topped the charts.