Friday, November 30, 2007


Today 1929 Dick Clark was born

Today is Dick Clark's birthday : he was born Nov 30, 1929 in Mt Vernon, New York. He's so well known for presenting on TV American Bandstand, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and the Pyramid game shows and a lot of radio shows.
His American Bandstand compilation DVD's are worth to watch.
Here I present you the only album he's compiled, Dick Clark's radio's uncensored bloopers. From time to time you can buy it up to $20 depending on the quality at E-Bay. At 'my place' it's free....
In the accompaning txt file I give you his biography. Dick Clark on Wikipedia is another interesting source. So, no more bla bla here.... :)
Dick Clark : radio's uncensored bloopers
side 1
01-And now the news
02-A message from our sponsors
03-Twist my tongue
04-It happened in Hollywood

side 2
05-Hello you're on the air
06-The sky is falling
07-What's the score
08-You can't say that on the radio
09-Now back to the news
10-Dick Clark speaks, sort of
11-Just for laughs

If you find this historical info interesting enough, read further in the comments.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Today 1933 John Mayall celebrates his birthday

Today is John Mayall's birthday. A white British blues singer who has to be remembered. He still performes and made a couple of years ago again a wonderful (celebration) album.

Mid sixties I played soccer/football in the first team of my club (when I was 15 or 16, so years earlier, I made my debut). I was left midfielder and had for years an average of two goals a match. Not bad I think.
Some newspaper quotes : the 'goal machine' started - who else - has done several times before scoring directly out of a corner - the topscorer of the division - he never missed a penalty - scored from 50 yards - got the ball from his own goalkeeper and passed the whole field to score on the other side...
Still have those newspapers somewhere.

I was a good soccer player but I'm certainly not like Pele, Cruyff, Beckenbauer. Although I was asked I never wanted to join a professional club. I liked the game but in an amateur way. I rather played with my friends. It's always the team that counts. I also wanted to go to the university and in my opinion this couldn't match. Never regretted my choice.
After the match we always went to one of our houses, watched on TV the major soccer league, ordered Chips or Chinese food, played some silly games (mostly card games) and played records. Them years we liked the English white blues like Alexis Corner, Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall and so on. Very different styles I agree. We weren't so much into the 'beat-scene'.

Mayall, John - The Blues alone 1967_11
side 1
01-Brand New Start
02-Please Don`t Tell
03-Down The Line
04-Sonny Boy Blow
05-Marsha`s Mood
06-No More Tears

side 2
07-Catch That Train
08-Cancelling Out
09-Harp Man
10-Brown Sugar
11-Broken Wings
12-Don`t Kick Me

So go to the comments if you wanna 'relive' with me them UK blues period ; better said this wonderful John Mayall album.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Today 1940 Bruce Chanel celebrates his birthday

I remember so well the moment when Bruce Chanel's - Hey baby was issued in 1962. To me the intro wasn't right : harmonica player Delbert McClinton made a mistake. Have you noticed at the time and/or do you remember ? Here's the chance to re-listen. The b-side Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) is at the end not right but on this LP it is ok. Anyway, it was his greatest succes.

These two songs are on his very first LP Hey! Baby 1962 which is today's issue.
01-Hey! Baby
02-Breakin Up Is Hard To Do
03-Baby, It's You
04-Chantilly Lace
05-Ain't Got No Home
06-Sorry Baby
07-Dream Baby
08-Since I Met You Baby
09-Love Me
10-If Only I Had Known
11-Dream Girl
12-Baby You Got It Takes

In 1962 Delbert McClinton was touring as a member of Channel's band in Britain. On one of their shows, they were supported by a then-unknown Liverpool group, the Beatles, who had yet to cut their first record. John Lennon was smitten by McClinton's style of playing, and picked up some pointers that he put to use on the Beatles' very first single, Love Me Do. In fact, McClinton's influence can be easily detected in Lennon's harmonica playing on many early Beatles tracks from 1962 and 1963. Just compare Hey baby to their Love me do & Please please me (as example).

Check the comment and tell me if I'm right or wrong.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Emmylou Harris Songbird box set is great

I got Emmylou's new box set and although every real fan already will have a lot of the songs it's again a real gem, a 'must have'.

I did listen to it already two times. Wonderful music and a wonderful compilation made by Emmy herself.

One has to make priorities and so today no article and offer of a different artist.
Also this box is way to new to offer (buy it) so you just have to do with my today's remarks.

An 8 minute video clip in which Emmylou herself introduces this box.


Monday, November 26, 2007


Harmonicats and Jerry Murad's greatest hits

Last monday I presented you the Dutch Hotcha Trio. This week I present you part two of a small serie of harmonica albums with the famous Harmonicats.
The Harmonicats are an American harmonica-based group.
Originally they were named The Harmonica Madcaps and the group consisted of Jerry Murad (chromatic lead harmonica), Bob Hadamik (bass harmonica), Pete Pedersen (chromatic), and Al Fiore, (chord harmonica).
They reformed later as a trio with Jerry, Al, and bassist Don Les.
Pete Pederson remained a contributor to the group throughout its existence.

Harmonicats ft Jerry Murad - Greatest hits

01-Peg O My Heart (1947)
05-Galloping Comedians (1951)
06-Maria Elena
07-Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom
09-A Taste Of Honey
11-The Last Outpost

Hope you all enjoy after you have used the comment info.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Chet Atkins has an East Tennessee Christmas

Continuing my sunday serie of lesser known/unknown Christmas records from the past, here's a nice instrumental by Chet Atkins.
Atkins, Chet - East Tennessee Christmas

01-Jingle Bell Rock
02-White Christmas
03-Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
04-Winter Wonderland
05-The Christmas Song
06-I'll Be Home For Christmas
07-East Tennessee Christmas
08-Do You Hear What I Hear
09-The Little Drummer Boy
10-God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
11-Silent Night
12-Away In A Manger

Headache after last night's wedding party : no story, just listen to quiet music.


Babies and fathers (think and rethink...)

When I got home after yesterday's wedding party I recieved this clip.

Guys, guys don't say when you're in this kind of trouble, DD & JD didn't warn ya...
This is what's ahead of you and it really stinks.... LOL

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Shopping with your well educated child.....

Have to go to a wedding party today. Always puzzled what to give.
Maybe this is an idea ? A gros of what this advertisement is all about ? LOL.

When you are about to get wed don't tell me later on I didn't warn ya...
Of course you always could say he's just like your wife and her parents..

Friday, November 23, 2007


Popcorn & oldies Top20 _2007_11_23

Today 1994 Tommy Boyce committed suicide at the age of 55 (born September 29, 1939, in Charlottesville, Virginia). Tommy Boyce ?? Ever heard of him ??
Well search the internet for the Monkees and you can't get around his name, alongside Bobby Hart.

Tommy Boyce is responsible for songs like Monkees - Last train to Clarksville and Jay & Americans - Come a little bit closer. Earlier he co-wrote with Curtis Lee - Pretty little angel eyes. Don't forget also Fats Domino - Be my guest or Freddy Cannon - Where the action is.
To us Popcorn fans he left the wonderful Tommy Boyce - I'll remember Carol.

Although my today's article is again a Popcorn & oldies compilation I have to make a small tribute to Tommy Boyce. He should be remembered !

Popcorn & oldies Top20 2007_11_23
01-Santo & Johnny - April Showers
02-Six Teens (Trudy Williams & The) - Arrow Of Love
03-Covay, Don - Betty Jean
04-Boyce, Tommy & Bobby Hart - Coca-Cola Commercial1
05-Delicates - Flip Flip
06-Baby Jane & the Rock_A_Byes - Half Deserted Street
07-Twitty, Conway - Heavenly
08-Evans, Paul - Hushabye Little Guitar
09-David, Alan - I want so much to know you
10-Lee, Curtis - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
11-Teen Queens - Movie Star
12-Carroll, Cathy - Poor Little Puppet
13-Boyce, Tommy & Bobby Hart - Coca-Cola Commercial2
14-Clovers - Rock And Roll Tango
15-Brown, Maxine - She's Got Everything
16-Pedrick, Bobby - Summer Nights
17-Boyce, Tommy - The Gypsy Song
18-Miller, Jimmy - There's always a first time
19-Williams, Warren & Squares - Too proud to cry
20-Fuller, Jerry - Wake Up Sleeping Beauty
21-Gorshin, Frank - You went right on dancing
22-Boyce, Tommy - I'll Remember Carol

Two movie clips as special bonus :
Tommy Boyce - Medley of 3 of his songs and Story of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

I know by now these compilations are 'hot topics' so the comment section will have to work overtime again....


Thursday, November 22, 2007


Today 1962 John F Kennedy was assassinated

I suppose everyone has experienced events in the past about which, even today, one can say what he was doing at the moment.
Such an event is to me, even after 45 years, the assassination in 1963 of John F Kennedy (35th President of the US) in Dallas, Texas by (we all assume) Lee Harvey Oswald.
I was going home from the dance-hall in our town and we stopped at the fish markett. Suddenly I cursed in a bad way, something I don't do.
We all went our own way. When I came home I was told John F Kennedy was dead.
Is there more between heaven and earth ?

Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, but was murdered two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be put on trial. The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald had acted alone in killing the president; however, the House Select Committee on Assassinations declared in 1979 that there may have been a conspiracy. The entire subject remains controversial, with multiple theories about the assassination still being debated. The event proved to be a poignant moment in US history due to its impact on the nation and the ensuing political fallout. Many regard President Kennedy as an icon of American hopes and aspirations; he continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings of former US president.

I suppose you all will be informed today about this historical event.
To be short. To us (at the time) youngsters a dream came to an end. The dream came a little bit live again with Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy but you will remember how sad that ended too.

Check also my article 2007_May_29 (the day Kennedy was born).


Today 1941 Terry Stafford was born

Today 1941 Terry Stafford was born in Hollis, Oklahoma. He died 17 March 1996 in Amarillo of liver failure.
Stafford, Terry - Suspicion 1964

03-Playing With Fire
04-Invitation To A Kiss
05-Slowly But Surely
06-For You My Love
07-She Wishes I Were You
08-Pocket Full Of Rainbows
09-Everything I Need
10-I'II Touch A Star
11-Everybody Has Somebody
12-Kiss Me Quick

Check the comment if you wanna be suspicious too or if you just wanna listen to the fine Popcorn song I'll touch a star.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Rolling Stones Necrophilia at Licorice Pizza

I'm a fan of the Rolling Stones. I read today at Licorice Pizza an article about their never to be released 1974 album Necrophilia. Very nice background info.

This unfinished/unreleased Necrophilia as well as the 1975 released Metamorphosis are worth to listen to. Check Licorice Pizza.



Today 1940 Dr John the Nighttripper was born

Today 1940 Dr John the Nighttripper (also Dr John Creaux) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr John is the stage name of Malcolm John Rebennack Jr, a colorful pianist, singer, and songwriter, whose music spans, and often combines, blues, boogie woogie, and rock and roll. Rebennack gained fame beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with music that combined New Orleans-style rhythm and blues with psychedelic rock and stage shows that bordered on voodoo religious ceremonies, including elaborate costumes and headdress. For a time he was billed as Doctor John, The Night Tripper. The name 'Dr John' came from a legendary Louisiana voodoo practitioner from the start of the 19th century.

In the sixties I lived a short while in a kinda commune on the country side where the others also played psych music. I'm not so much into that but I like Dr John's 1968 debut album a lot.

Dr John - Gris gris 1968.
1-Gris_Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
2-Danse Kalinda Ba Doom
3-Mama Roux
4-Danse Fambeaux
5-Croker Courtbullion
6-Jump Sturdy
7-I Walk On Guided Splinters

Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya, Mama Roux, Jump Sturdy and I Walk on Gilded Splinters have become cult favorites. In 2003, this album was ranked number 143 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Quite an honour I think.
Go to the comments if you wanna make up your mind yourself.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


JJ Cale was sooo naturally in 1971

Was listening two weeks ago to his first great (smooth) 1971 LP.

01-Call Me The Breeze
02-Call The Doctor
03-Don’t Go To Strangers
04-Woman I Love
07-Crazy Mama
08-Nowhere To Run
09-After Midnight
10-River Runs Deep
11-Bringing It Back
12-Crying Eyes

Note 09-After midnight. This was Eric Clapton's first major hit but JJ Cale was the author. This is (also) a great version (in my opinion even better) ! Check the comments again...

Monday, November 19, 2007


Hotcha Trio - Mundharmonika Rhythmen vol2

Last year I found on the very nice Easylistening blog a very fine LP from the Dutch Hotcha Trio - Mundharmonika Rhythmen vol2 _1972.

Hotcha Trio - Mundharmonika Rhythmen vol2
01-In the Mood
02-Goody Goody
03-Grands Boulevards
04-Sabre Dance
05-Meet Mr Callagan
06-Le Grisby
07-Maple Leaf Rag
08-Canary Polka
09-Padam, Padam
11-Paris Canaille
12-Bugle Call Rag

I got a request to upload it again and so you can benefit too.
You will find downloadinfo in the comment (mit vielen Dank an Roman Schmahl).


REQUEST Sarah Vaughan - You Got It Made

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I don't have a real 'wanted list'. But now I've a request. Does someone has this song (in a hopefully decent version) for me ?
The best (and only...) info I can find is :
LP box Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Vol. 4, Pts. 1 and 2: (1963-1967) Recording Date July 19, 1963-Jan 1967. Song is written by Mort Goode.
I don't see it mentioned on another album or CD so I guess it's an outtake.

Please mail me (check 'about me' my profile) or post a link in the comments.

Request filled by Jos (and I believe 'mellow T'...).
Thanks to both for this great song in perfect quality !!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Kay Martin knows what he wants for Christmas

Kay Martin once was, amongst other things, a pinupgirl and 'party album' artist.
From time to time you can buy her albums on E-bay, but they aren't cheap...

1-Hang Your Balls on the Christmas Tree
2-I Want a Casting Couch for Christmas
3-Come On Santa, Let's Have a Ball
4-The Night Before Christmas Binge
5-Santa's Doing the Horizontal Twist
6-Santa's Going to Be Late Tonight
7-The Girls Were All Happy
8-I Know What You Want for Christmas
9-A Funtastic Panorama of On-Stage Humor

Her best known album is this 1962 one. The dark lady on this sleeve isn't blonde Kay but on the back you can see a real picture of this girl. Look at the tracks and you understand what to expect by Kay and her Body Guards when you use the info from the comments.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Today referring to some older articles

Today 1944 Gene Clark (The Byrds) born (died 1991).
Check 2007_August_25 for Doug Dillard and Gene Clark's fantastic expedition.

Today 2006 Ruth Brown died (born 1928_january_12).
On 2007_January_20 you can find a nice Ruth Brown compilation.

Today 2006 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
My pages 2007_March_10, 2006_December_18, 16, 14 show some nice video's about the song The elements written by Tom Lehrer.
At 2006_September_15 you can find a great 2LP by the master Tom Lehrer himself including this (predicting) song The elements.
So, how true he is/was finishing this 1956 (...) song :
These are the only ones of which the news has come to Hah-vard
And there may be many others but they haven't been dis-cah-verd


Friday, November 16, 2007


Today 1933 Garnet Mimms was born

We stay beginning thirties because today 1933 Garnet Mimms was born.
So today just a personal compilation of his first 2 LP's with the Enchanters.
I added as kinda 'bonus' 2 songs he recorded earlier as lead singer of the Gainors.

Mimms, Garnet & Enchanters - Personal Compilation
01-There Goes My Baby
02-A Little Bit Of Soap
03-A Quiet Place
04-Look Away
06-So Close
07-Cry To Me
08-One Woman Man

09-Cry Baby
10-For Your Precious Love
11-One Girl
12-I'll Take Good Care Of You
13-Until You Were Gone
14-The Truth Hurts
15-Wanting You
16-It's Just A Matter Of Time

Bonus Gainors ft Garnet Mimms
17-The Secret
18-You Must Be An Angel

Although I didn't add Popcorn songs like Nobody but you and Tell me baby I did add, in my personal view, far more interesting songs like A Quiet Place and Look Away.
Recently I found another version of A quiet place with a totally different title (and artist... will not reveal now....). A great one. Maybe it will be aired in the future in Theo Dumoulin's radio show you can listen to every first saturday of the month.
In the text file you can also read something about producer Jerry Ragovoy who was responsible for Garnet Mimms' as well as for Janis Joplin's version of Cry baby. His best-known composition Time Is on My Side (written under the pseudonym of Norman Meade) was made famous by the the Rolling Stones, although it had been recorded earlier by Kai Winding and Irma Thomas.
He's also responsible for the Popcorn song I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face by Baby 'Justine' Washington.
Always interesting to know these kind of details don't you agree ? Ahhhh, you simply can check for instance AllMusicGuide or Wikipedia !
If you don't think this is interesting please never, never come back to me.........
In the comment section more info to this Garnet Mimms compilation.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Today 1932 Clyde McPhatter was born

Today 1932 Clyde McPhatter was born (he died 1972_june_13).
Lead singer of Billy Ward's Dominoes from 1950-1953. Founded The Drifters and was lead singer from 1953-1955. Went into the army and solo later on.

McPhatter, Clyde - Hits 59_62 compilation
01-Ta Ta
02-I Ain't Giving Up Nothing
03-I Told Myself A Lie
04-Who's Worried Now
05-How Many Times
06-Think Me A Kiss
07-High School Social
08-Let's Try Again
09-Everything's Gonna Be Alright
10-Tomorrow Is A Comin'
11-What Am I Living For
12-I Never Knew
13-I'll Stop Anything I'm Doing
14-Lover Please
15-Hey Love
16-Little Bitty Pretty One
17-I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday
18-Happy Good Times
19-The Best Man Cried
20-Such A Night

In my posting about Ruth Brown on 2007_January_20 you can find two nice duets with her (Love has joined us together b/w I gotta have you).
In the comment more info.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Today 1934 Cornell Gunter (Coasters) born

Today 1934 Cornell Gunter was born ; he died in 1990. Was listening yesterday to three LP's by the (early) Coasters. Here's my today's selection for ya.
01-Little Egypt
02-Shoppin' For Clothes
04-Charlie Brown
05-Down In Mexico
06-Girls, Girls, Girls
07-Yakety Yak
08-Run, Red, Run
09-Poison Ivy
10-Young Blood
11-That Is Rock & Roll
12-Along Came Jones
13-Three Cool Cats
14-Riot In Cell Block #9
15-The Shadow Knows
16-I Must Be Dreamin'
17-Smokey Joe's Cafe
19-Bad Blood
20-The Idol With The Golden Head

Check the comments again...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Emmylou Harris, Iris Dement & Mary Black vid

Left : Emmylou Harris & Mary Black - Green Rolling Hills _1996
From first 'Transatlantic Sessions' 1996. Aly Bain and Jay Ungar on fiddles, Russ Barenberg on mandolin. A song Emmylou first recorded for her 'Quarter Moon in a 10c Town' album.

Right : Emmylou Harris, Iris Dement, Mary Black - Wheels of Love _1996
Performance from the same 'Transatlantic Sessions' of the song Emmylou recorded for her 'Brand New Dance' album. Iris also provided backup vocals on that recording.
Our children like to watch MTV and so on. One gets really insane watching that. This is real. This is real music. To these ones I can look and listen to for hours.



Today 1990 The World Wide Web began

In 1990 the World Wide Web began.
Wikipedia has some interesting background info about the
history of the Internet.
The underlying ideas of the Web can be traced as far back as 1980, when, at CERN in Switzerland, Tim Berners-Lee built ENQUIRE (referring to Enquire Within Upon Everything, a book he recalled from his youth). While it was rather different from the system in use today, it contained many of the same core ideas (and even some of the ideas of Berners-Lee's next project after the World Wide Web, the Semantic Web).
In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal, which referenced ENQUIRE and described a more elaborate information management system. With help from Robert Cailliau, he published a more formal proposal for the World Wide Web on November 12, 1990.

Just like a telephone it looks nowadays so simple.. Click and you are where you wanna be. But it was in the last 17 years quite a proces/development to get you coming to me by the
Internet by simply following a hypertext link to my Blog-page (not even typing the underlaying IP adress...).
Just some interesting historical info...

Monday, November 12, 2007


Holy Day Bahá'í Faith : Birth of Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláh (ba-haa-ol-laa, Arabic: بهاء الله "Glory of God") 1817_November_12 - 1892_May_29 born Mírzá Husayn-`Alí, Persian language: میرزا حسینعلی), was the founder of the Bahá'í Faith.

Birth of Bahá'u'lláh is one of nine holy days in the Bahá'í calendar that is celebrated by Bahá'ís and during which work is suspended. The holy day celebrates the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith.

Faith of Bahá'í.
The Bahá'í Faith is a religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. There are around six million Bahá'ís in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
According to Bahá'í teachings, religious history has unfolded through a series of God's messengers who brought teachings suited for the capacity of the people at their time, and whose fundamental purpose is the same.
Bahá'u'lláh is regarded as the most recent, but not final, in a line of messengers that includes Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and others. Bahá'u'lláh's claim to fulfill the eschatological promises of previous scriptures coincides with his mission to establish a firm basis for unity throughout the world, and inaugurate an age of peace and justice, which Bahá'ís expect will inevitably arise.
Bahá'í can be an adjective referring to the Bahá'í Faith, or used as a term for a follower of Bahá'u'lláh. (Bahá'í is not a noun meaning the religion as a whole.) The word comes from the Arabic word Bahá’ (بهاء), meaning "glory" or "splendour".

Three core principles of Bahá'ís teachings are often referred to simply as follows: the unity of God, the unity of religion, and the unity of mankind. Many Bahá'í beliefs and practices are rooted in these priorities; but taken alone these would be an over-simplification of Bahá'í teachings !

The Bahá'í religion was listed in The Britannica Book of the Year (1992–present) as the second most widespread of the world's independent religions in terms of the number of countries represented. Britannica claims that it is established in 247 countries and territories; represents over 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups; has scriptures translated into over 800 languages; and has seven million adherents worldwide [2005].

In minority one chooses later on his own Religion/thought. Mostly, one's Religion is that of your parents. Be aware of that when one claims 'I have the only true Believe'). Is it really a choice you made yourself or just following your parents ?
So, although I was born as and still consider myself Roman Catholic I am glad I learned a lot about Bahai in the sixties. Still have a lot of books so I looked into some of them today.
Just wanted you to inform. Please check the above Wikipedia links and read... When we approach each other more as equal and be a little bit more tolerant the world would be far better of !


Today 1943 Brian Hyland was born

Today is the birthday of Booker T Jones (born 1944). I wrote about him earlier, so check my archives 2007_September_23 or 2006_October_02 or 2006_April_14.

Today we also celebrate the birthday of Brian Hyland. Two of the many differences between Brian Hyland and yours truly is that I am retired and he isn't but that I can't sing and he surely can !
So here are some of my personal favorites of Brian Hyland.

01-Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polka Dot Bikini
02-The Clickity Clack Song (Four Little Heels)
03-Lop-Sided, Over-Loaded (And It Wiggled When We Rode It)
04-Ginny Come Lately
05-I Should Be Getting Better
06-Sealed With a Kiss
07-Summer Job
08-Warmed Over Kisses, Left Over Love
09-Don't Dilly Dally Sally
10-The Joker Went Wild

11-Baby face
12-So Long, Marianne
13-Schön war die Zeit (Sealed With A Kiss)
14-Weil Du Die Puppe Bist (Summer Job)
15-Ginny, O Ginny (Ginny Come Lately)
16-Du Bist Mir Unvergesslich (I Should Be Getting Better)

He made so many nice songs I could easily make up a cd 3 or 4 but this is enough for ya.
Lop-Sided, Over-Loaded (And It Wiggled When We Rode It) and Baby face can be considered as Popcorn songs.
Note that So long Marianne is the famous Leonard Cohen song. It's a little 'out of order' here (it's from 1971 and rest is beginning sixties) but it is such a nice version I hád to add it.
As a kinda extra bonus there are two of his hits in German as well as their b-sides.

My personal compilation is to be continued in the comment.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Harry Belafonte wishes you a merry Christmas

This sunday's Christmas album is one by my old fav calypso singer Harry Belafonte entitled Belafonte, Harry - To Wish You A Merry Christmas 1958.

01-A Star In The East
02-The Gifts They Gave
03-The Son Of Mary (What Child Is This)
04-The Twelve Days Of Christmas
05-Where The Little Jesus Sleeps
06-Medley side1 _We Wish You a Merry Christmas _ God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
07-Mary, Mary
08-Jehovah The Lord Will Provide
09-Silent Night
10-Christmas Is Coming
11-Medley side2 _The Joys of Christmas _ O Little Town of Bethlehem/Deck the Halls
12-I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day


Saturday, November 10, 2007


Remember the Titans (movie 2000)

My son came home with this video and we watched it tonight. We both were impressed by the story and the great play of actors like Denzel Washington.

Based on the true story of the explosive events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971 when African-American football coach Herman Boone was hired to guide an integrated but racially polarized high school team--the T.C. Williams Titans. Angry, stubborn and a rigid taskmaster, Boone faces a cool reception from the team's players as well as an awkward relationship with assistant coach Bill Yoast, a local white man with seniority and a tradition of winning who was bypassed for the job. It's made clear that Bill has feelings of animosity for having to be an assistant under a black man. As the two men learn to overcome their ignorance and bigotry and realize that they have much in common (integrity, honor, and a strong work ethic) they work together to transfom a group of angry, unfocused players into a dynamic winning team of responsible young men. In the process, they also unite a divided community and ensure that Virginia will always "Remember the Titans."

My son said by this movie he understands a littlebit how it was for black people in them years. Told him some stories about Nat 'king' Cole, Billie Holiday ('Strange fruit' song) & Paul Robeson.
Just wanted to say I like this kind of movies with some underlaying thoughts.


Sonny James & Roy Orbison at young age

We all know thre more familiar songs of these two artists. So much more pleasant is listening to their unknown songs.
Sonny James & Roy Orbison at young age

01-07 Orbison, Roy
Almost Eighteen _ The Bug _ I'll Never Tell _ Jollie _ Paper Boy _ Sweet & Innocent _ Seems To Me

08-19 James, Sonny
Apache _ Magnetism _ Young Love _ No Lana _ The Legend Of The Brown Mountain Light _ Listen To My Heart _ Hey' Little Ducky _ Innocent Angel _ Broken Wings _ The Day's Not Over Yet _ Dance Her By Me (One More Time) _ Times Running Backwards For Me

Hope you like this pleasant 45 minutes listening. Not just because of the Popcorn song 'Innocent angel' but also because of the rest as you can check yourself.

Friday, November 09, 2007


Pretty woman & Dymo label maker commercial

I watched on TV the movie Pretty Woman with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts again. Can't help getting tears in my eyes in various scenes.

I know I'm sentimental.
I love these kind of fairy tales like also West Side Story.

But goodlooking young people will also getting old and that brings me to the next item. Developing and maintaining a Blog is sooo costly, you can't imagine...
So you and I see more and more advertisement banners all over the place.... Every hit seems to give them one dime (yes ...., so they will become rich......).

Please (please) watch at this Dymo label maker commercial and make me also a wealthy man....:)

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Cruisin' 59 Hunter Hancock KGFJ, Los Angeles

I wrote earlier about our car in 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala. Go to my 2007_july archives to get a lot of 'car related' songs.

I'm (one of) the proud owner of the complete great Cruisin' serie. Originally it was just a 7-LP serie but later new CD-issue's went from 1955 'till 1970.
Such a good idea at the time to produce this kind of LP radio shows instead of just compiling sample albums.
Released .. Title .......... Personality/Station and city
6/70 ....... CRUISIN' 56 .. Robin Seymour/WKMH Detroit
6/70 ....... CRUISIN' 57 .. Joe Niagara/WIBG Philadelphia
6/70 ....... CRUISIN' 58 .. Jack Carney/WIL St Louis
6/70 ....... CRUISIN' 59 .. Hunter Hancock/KGFJ Los Angeles
6/70 ....... CRUISIN' 60 .. Dick Biondi/WKBW Buffalo
6/70 ....... CRUISIN' 61 .. Arnie Ginsberg/WMEX Boston
6/70 ....... CRUISIN' 62 .. Russ Knight/KLIF Dallas
Each album is not just a collection of the top pop music of a particular year, but a total recreation by a top disk jockey (of that year) doing his original program over a major pop music station. That means actual commercials, promotional jingles, sound effects, newscast simulations and even record hop announcements in addition to the original records themselves.

I collected over a thousand of these kind of radio shows. So much fun to listen to the news of the sixties.... From my favorite off-shore radio station Veronica I have the last week complete (and even the last hour from the studio master).

cruisin' (krew'-zin) Teen-age custom of driving around, primarily to listen to pop music stations on the car radio, while observing other kids and cars doing the same thing; popular all over the United States beginning in the mid-fifties.
I suddenly have to think about a 2LP Everly Brothers compilation with 50 questions to boys and girls about them years.
What did you always carry in your wallet.... Right answer of course a condom....

You can get more info about this serie at the great Cruisin' blog.
This isn't just nostalgia. It's history !

I played some of these records a while ago and, just because on this sleeve you will notice of course the back of a Chevrolet Bel Air Impala, prepared this for ya.

Cruisin' 1959 Hunter Hancock KGFJ, Los Angeles
Resume Hunter Hancock (who passed away in 2004) :
KFVD, 1947-51, KFOX, 1951-54, KFVD/KPOP, 1954-57, KGFJ, 1957-66.

Note: He was mentioned in Stan Freberg's 1957 single Rock Around Stephen Foster.
Freberg (to vocal group): "C'mon, c'mon, where you guys gettin' your arrangements from, Abbey Rents? You know what Confucious said, 'If they can't bop to it, bombsville!' You want me to tear up your autographed pictures of Hunter Hancock?"
Vocal Group: "NO!!!"

SIDE ONE (23 minutes) starts with Hunter Hancock Theme
(Baby) Hully Gully - The Olympics & Jordan High School Record Hop
There Is Something On Your Mind - Big Jay McNeely & Chuck Berry Bit
Almost Grown - Chuck Berry & Saturday Evening Post Commercial
What A Difference A Day Makes - Dinah Washington & Champion Spark Plug Commercial
Say Man - Bo Diddley & KGFJ Station ID

SIDE TWO (20 minutes) continues with Sixteen Candles - The Crests & Beer commercial
Personality - Lloyd Price & Dolphin's of Hollywood Commercial
It's Just A Matter Of Time - Brook Benton
Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips & Robert Hall Commercial
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison & Hunter Hancock Theme

I wouldn't be surprised if you find download info to this nice one in the comment...

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Today 1938 Delectus (Dee) Clark was born

Today 1938 American singer Dee Clark was born. He died 1990_december_07 at the age of 52. Biography :

Dee Clark seems to be many different persons, or better, many different voices, but all of them are worth listening. If you like the true OLD R & R, you'll love this album. Dee hit it big with Raindrops and Nobody But You.
If you like the late fifties and early sixties music, than this pearl must be in your collection ! Check the comments.

Clark, Dee - Raindrops 1964

02-Just A Little Bit
03-Just Keep It Up
04-Hey Little Girl
05-Dock Of The Bay
06-Only You
07-Twilight Time
08-Little Bitty Pretty One
09-Bare Footin'
10-High Heel Sneakers

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Dean Martin at the Sands hotel 1964

The Sands hotel in Las Vegas was taken down a few weeks ago. To remember this famous hotel here's Dean Martin at the Sands hotel 1964_02_08.
01 Bourbon From Heaven Medley
02 Opening Monologue
03 June In January
04 You Must've Been A Beautiful Baby
05 Memories Are Made Of This
06 That's Amore
07 Laughs
08 Medley
09 Pretty Songs Medley
10 On A Slow Boat To China
11 Volare and Evening In Roma
12 Closing Monologue
13 Closing Theme
14 Frank, Sammy & Dean for Pete Epsteen Pontiac

Monday, November 05, 2007


Today 1946 Gram Parsons was born

Never to forget : Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973)

Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris "Big Mouth Blues" live Liberty Hall, Texas 1973

Flying Burrito Brothers - Christine's Tune

Note the nice girls on this video aren't friends but just some unknown models hired to put on the sleeve of their LP...... They must be proud afterwards....
Search my Blog for more Gram Parsons, Flying Burrito Brothers, Byrds...


Sunday, November 04, 2007


Christmas ft Elmo, Patsy and others

Christmas with Elmo & Patsy and others.

01-Julie Andrews - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
02-Engelbert Humperdinck - Silent Night
03-Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
04-Andy Williams - O Holy Night
05-Doris Day - Toyland
06-Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
07-Gene Autry - Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
08-Jim Nabors - Joy To The World
09-Jack Dorsey - Sleigh Ride
10-Patti Page - We Wish You A Merry Christmas

EDIT 2007_nov_07
There seems to be a poll going around.....
Changed the article because there were today a lot of visitors searching for the title of the b-side of Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
EDIT 2007_dec_07
Don't know if the poll is still going round but it's time to give some (not all....) deeper background info about Elmo & Patsy.... ha ha.
Veterinarian Dr Elmo Shropshire and wife Patsy Trigg Shropshire enjoyed a "side" career as a comedy-bluegrass duo in California clubs before becomming annual holiday celebrities with their surprise hit record of 1984 Grandma Got Run-over by a Reindeer.
The couple had actually been pushing the single since 1979 before Epic Records picked up the single as a novelty number and the record went gold. Making millions for Elmo & Patsy and it's writer Randy Brooks.
Elmo & Patsy eventually made 4 albums together before their divorce, but never reaching the success of Grandma.... Dr Elmo continued his Veterianary practice until 1995.

Now in his 60s, Elmo has remarried and owns a large rural estate in California (which serves as home to about a dozen wild deer) established Laughing Stock Records and hosts his own Dr Elmo website and annual Christmastime radio show.

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