Thursday, February 28, 2008


Dave Clark Five's Weekend In London

Mike Smith of Sixties group The Dave Clark Five has died aged 64, it has been announced. He died from pneumonia at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, agent Margo Lewis said.
Smith, the band's lead singer and keyboardist, was admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit on Wednesday with a chest infection.
He had been in hospital since September 2003 following a spinal cord injury that left him a tetraplegic. He was released in December when he moved to a specially-prepared home near the hospital with his wife.
He had been preparing to travel to New York to be inducted into the American Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame with his band mates on March 10.
Ms Lewis said last night: "These last five years were extremely difficult for Mike.
"I am incredibly saddened to lose him, his energy and his humour, but I am comforted by the fact that he had the chance to spend his final months and days at home with his loving wife, Charlie, whom he adored, instead of in the hospital, and that he was able to attend a recent concert in London by his good friend, Bruce Springsteen.
"He was extremely excited and honoured to have been inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and I am glad that he will be remembered as a 'Hall of Famer', because he was in so many ways."

The Dave Clark Five were second only to the Beatles in the "Great British Invasion" of the US. The band sold over 100 million records and enjoyed 30 hit singles worldwide. They topped the chart with Glad All Over in 1963 and recorded a total of 23 albums, many of them for the US market.
The Dave Clark Five broke up in the 1970s.

Dave Clark Five - Weekend In London 1965
01-Come Home
02-We'll Be Running
03-Blue Suede Shoes
04-Hurting Inside
05-I'll Never Know
06-Till The Right One Comes Along
07-I'm Thinking
08-Your Turn To Cry
09-Little Bitty Pretty One
10-Remember It's Me
11-Mighty Good Loving

Check the comment to get this album I downloaded from the net two years ago.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Legends of Doo Wop by Tony Mortillaro

This award-winning comedic short has played in festivals all over the world. It's about two men who claim to have been the "hit factor" behind the biggest names in rock n' roll! Watch it if you dare !

People who understand me a littlebit know how I like to tease, to make jokes.
This video is an example of the kind of humor I like. You will not be disappointed by watching ! I think I even see my favorite car the 1959 Chevrolet Bel-Air !
Songs in this clip : I wonder why - Dion & Belmonts / Hound dog - Elvis Presley / Love came to me - Dion & Belmonts / Rockin Robin - Bobby Day / Sh-boom sh-boom - The Crewcuts / Hit the road Jack - Ray Charles / It's now or never - Elvis Presley / Stand by me - Ben E King / Oh Boy - Buddy Holly / Everyday - Buddy Holly / Come go with me - The Del Vikings / Stay - Maurice Williams & Zodiacs / I wonder why - Dion & Belmonts.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Today 1928 Fats Domino was born

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino was born 1928_February_26. He is a classic R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter and (according to Joel Whitburn's Billboard books) was the best selling R&B artist of the 1950s.

When Hurricane Katrina was approaching New Orleans in August 2005 Fats didn't wanted to be evacuted. Someone thought Fats was dead, and spray-painted a message on his home, "RIP Fats. You will be missed", which was shown in news photos. The rumour was spread widely.
Gladly Fats was saved by a coast guard helicopter. And so he is celebrating today his 80th birtday. Happy birthday mr 'fat man'.

Fats didn't went to heaven yet so here's Fats Domino - Whiskey heaven.
01-My Old Friend
02-I'm Ready
03-So well when you're well
04-Wait till it happens to you
05-I Know
06-Lady Madonna
07-Honest papas love their mamas better
08-Make me belong to you
09-One for the highway
10-Lovely Rita
11-One more song for you
12-Whiskey Heaven
13-I'm going to cross that river
14-Big Mouth

15-It's a sin to tell a lie
16-Wait till that happens to you
17-I'm going to help a friend
18-The lady in black
19-Another mule
20-When your smiling
21-These old shoes
22-Lawdy miss clawdy
23-Work my way up steady
24-New Orleans ain't the shame
25-Sweet patootie
26-Have you seen my baby
27-Everybody's got something to hide
28-My Toot toot

Check the comments to join Fats in his whiskey heaven....


Monday, February 25, 2008


Elvis Presley - Follow that dream session

Last monday it went a littlebit wrong but tonight Wanda will do her utmost to 'air' with again two great hrs of just Elvis songs.
Although her show was cancelled I found out there was indeed interest in the Studio B outtakes I gave you.
To warm ya up for tonight I give you here again more outtakes recorded at RCA Studio B Nashville, July 2 and October 15, 1961.
Elvis - Follow that dream sessions
01-Angel (Take 1 - 6)
06-Angel (3 unknown takes)
09-Follow That Dream (Take 1 - 6)
15-What A Wonderful Life (Take 1 - 7)
22-I´m Not The Marrying Kind (Take 1 - 8)
30-A Whistling Tune (Take 1 - 4)
34-Sound Advice (Take 1 - 6)

Wanda's Elvis radio show is every monday 9pm(Eur)----11pm >> 3pm(Est)----5pm ! You can attend her live by JOINING her with this link ! This way you get the internet stream directly in your Winamp or Mediaplayer.
Check the comments to follow Elvis in his dream.


Sunday, February 24, 2008


Poll what music do YOU prefer

Result of my little poll on the left so far

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Doors' soft parade 1969_07

The Doors - The soft parade 1969_07
01-Tell all the People
02-Touch me
03-Shaman's blues
04-Do it
05-Easy ride
06-Wild child
07-Runnin' blue
08-Wishful sinful
09-The soft parade

While going to college in the sixties I learned about the Doors. Just wanna post this without further info. Next week I will return to this post.
EDIT march_03. Check my Sweet Smoke article march_03.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Kathy Kirby and her very best

Without further info : Very best of Kathy Kirby.
01-Secret Love
02-Sometimes I'm Happy
03-Dance On
04-Way Of Love
05-Let Me Go Lover
06-I Wish You Love
07-You're The One
08-Havah Nagilah
09-I Want To Be Happy
10-I Belong

11-That Wonderful Feeling Of Love
12-Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
13-Love Me Baby
14-Body And Soul
15-All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings
16-Old Man Mose
17-Sweetest Sounds
18-Make Someone Happy
20-Where In The World

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


On doctors orders I have to quit

I placed this funny gif just as a setup joke 2007_jan, but yesterday it had become reality. On doctor's orders I had to use the quit button.......

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Scorpions (UK) greatest hits and more

Saturday I wrote about Doris Troy and her selfpenned Just one look. That song strangely enough remembered me to the UK longhaired Scorpions.
My mother, who was born today 1922_feb_19, fiercely opposed the Beatles. Terrible with that long hair.... Well I liked the Rolling Stones so obvious I got even more problems at home. When I got home with a Scorpions single and my mom saw the sleeve I had a real problem. Maybe you experienced the same. Later on my mom said she liked Yesterday and As tears go by but that was as far as she could go....

Here's Scorpions - Greatest hits including that nice song Just one look.
01-Hello Josephine
02-Johnny B Goode
04-Some other guy
05-Just one look
06-Just like me
08-Bye bye Johnny
09-Rip it up
10-What did I say
11-Not fade away
12-Baby back now

13-Stand by me
14-Under the boardwalk

I added these two songs as a bonus. I'm wondering if you would call these as Popcorn....
Check the comments to get 40 minutes of simple UK beat from them sixties.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Elvis Presley's Studio B Nashville Outtakes

Every monday evening W is 'on air' with two great hrs of just Elvis songs.
The so well known hits of course but I prefer outtakes. They're mostly so refreshing. Not finished, raw, with mistakes or even totally different versions. Lemmie give ya an example.
The early sixties is one of producer Ernst Jørgensen's favorite periods in Presley's career, and for good reason they prove Elvis a consummate professional, where the outtakes are nearly better than the master selections. The famed studio itself sounds tremendous, Presley and the peerless Nashville studio pros are usually in good spirits, and Elvis' vocals are absolutely superb -- powerful yet supple, soft but dynamic, as per the song being rendered.

Elvis Presley's Studio B Nashville Outtakes 1961_1964
01-Kiss Me Quick _take 1
02-That's Someone You Never Forget _take 5
03-I'm Yours _take 4
04-His Latest Flame _takes rehearsal & 2
05-Little Sister _takes 1,2,3
06-For The Millionth And The Last Time _take 1
07-Anything That's Part Of You _takes 4,5
08-I Met Her Today _takes 8-9
09-Something Blue _takes 3,4
10-Gonna Get Back Home Somehow _take 1
11-(Such An) Easy Question _take 3
12-Fountain Of Love _takes 1,2
13-Just For Old Time Sake _takes 3-4
14-Night Rider _takes 2-3
15-You'll Be Gone _take 1
16-I Feel That I've Known You Forever _take 1
17-Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello _take 2
18-Echoes Of Love _takes 2-3
19-Please Don't Drag That String Around _take 2
20-Love Me Tonight _take 3 & 4
21-Western Union _take 3
22-Memphis Tennessee _take 1
23-Ask Me _take 8-9

Check the comments to join Elvis in Nashville's Studio B.
W's Elvis radio show is every monday 9pm(Eur)----11pm >> 3pm(Est)----5pm ! You can attend her live by JOINING her with this link ! This way you get the internet stream directly in your Winamp or Mediaplayer.
EDIT 3.30EST : sorry, no broadcast tonight, can't fix the stream.....


Sunday, February 17, 2008


A JeansMusicBlog warning

Do NOT press this warning !!!!!!! :) :)

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Today 2004 Doris Troy died

Doris Troy (born 6 January 1937 and died 16 February 2004 from emphysema at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American R&B singer, known to her many fans as "Mama Soul."
She was born Doris Payne in The Bronx, the daughter of a Barbadian Pentecostal minister. Her parents disapproved of "subversive" forms of music like rhythm & blues, so she cut her teeth singing in her father's choir. She was working as an usherette at the Apollo where she was discovered by the 'Godfather of Soul', James Brown.
Doris Troy worked with Solomon Burke, The Drifters, Cissy Houston and Dionne Warwick before she co-wrote and recorded Just One Look which hit #10 in 1963. The song has been covered by The Hollies, Linda Ronstadt, Bryan Ferry and Harry Nilsson, among others.

Doris Troy - Just One Look includes nice Popcorn songs like the title song, Time and What'cha Gonna Do About It
01-Just One Look
02-Bossa Nova Blues
03-Stormy Weather
04-Someone Ain't Right
05-Lazy Days (When Are You Coming Home)
06-Be Sure
07-Tomorrow Is Another Day
08-But I Love Him
09-What'cha Gonna Do About It
10-Trust In Me
11-Somewhere Along The Way
13-Please Little Angel
14-One More Chance
16-He Don't Belong To Me
17-How My Heart Aches (Heartaches)
18-You'd Better Stop
19-I'll Do Anything (He Wants Me To Do)

Check the comments to get 45 minutes of great Soul and Popcorn !


Friday, February 15, 2008


Today 1981 Mike Bloomfield died

Michael Bernard Bloomfield was born July 28, 1943, Chicago, Illinois and died February 15, 1981, San Francisco, California.
Search Google for the Butterfield Band or the Electric Flag and Al Kooper as examples of bands Mike Bloomfield was involved in.

The album Super Session grew out of a single nine hour jam in 1968 by guitarist Mike Bloomfield and multi-instrumentalist Al Kooper and Stephen Stills of CSNY fame. Kooper and Bloomfield had both previously worked in support of Bob Dylan, in concert and appearing on his ground-breaking classic, Highway 61 Revisited.
Here's that Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills - Super Session _1968.
01-Albert's Shuffle
03-Man's Temptation
04-His Holy Modal Majesty
06-It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
07-Season Of The Witch
08-You Don't Love Me
09-Harvey's Tune
10-Blues For Nothing

The music link to my 55 minutes white blues history of them sixties, when I lived in a kinda commune, is in the comment.


Today 2005 Youtube was launched

YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips.
YouTube was created in mid-February 2005 by three former PayPal employees. The San Bruno-based service uses Adobe Flash technology to display a wide variety of video content, including movie clips, TV clips and music videos, as well as amateur content such as videoblogging and short original videos. In October 2006, Google Inc. announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the company for US$1.65 billion in Google stock. The deal closed on November 13, 2006.

Few statistics are publicly available regarding the number of videos on YouTube. However, in July 2006, the company revealed that more than 100 million videos were being watched every day, and 2.5 billion videos were watched in June 2006. 50,000 videos were being added per day in May 2006.

On the right a videoclip on which Chuck Jackson sings at an Burt Bacharach special, 1965.
He performs the Burt Bacharach song Any day now, which later on became a huge hit by Elvis Presley.
But Chuck performed the original and in my opinion the best version !!
Note Burt Bacharach playing the organ himself !

One hardly can believe Youtube is just three years old today....

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Boudleaux and Felice Bryant continued

Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant was born Shellman, Georgia, February 13, 1920.
Felice (Scaduto) Bryant was born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 7, 1925.
Boudleaux (pronounced Bood-Lo) Bryant died of cancer in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 25, 1987. Felice Bryant died on April 22, 2003 also of cancer. Both are resting on the third floor of the mausoleum at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Few songwriters have compiled a catalog to rival that of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, who scored in both country and rock music.
Their first hit was Country Boy, a hit for little Jimmy Dickens in 1949. In the early '50s they wrote for many of the top country acts, including Carl Smith and Eddy Arnold. By 1957, the Bryants were writing for country-influenced rockers the Everly Brothers. Together the husband and wife team wrote such classics as Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, Problems, Poor Jenny, Take A Message to Mary, Brand New Heartache and Sleepless Nights. On his own, Boudleaux Bryant penned All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bird Dog, Devoted to You and Love Hurts.
The songs of the Bryants obviously made an impression on the Byrds. Dillard & Clark recorded Rocky Top, and Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris cut three of their songs: Sleepless Nights, Brand New Heartache and, most memorably, Love Hurts.
One of the Bryants’ best-known songs is Rocky Top which they wrote in only ten minutes in 1967. First popularized by the Osborne Brothers in 1968, Rocky Top is now known as one of the seven official Tennessee state songs and the unofficial fight song for the University of Tennessee’s athletic teams.

Among the Bryants' many industry honors are membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (1991), the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame (1986) and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1972). Affiliated with performing rights organization BMI throughout their careers, Felice & Boudleaux Bryant earned a total of 59 BMI Pop, Country and R&B Awards.

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant 2

01-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 2
02-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 3
03-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 4
04-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 5
05-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 6
06-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 7
07-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 8
08-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 9
09-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _take 10
10-Everly Brothers - Like Strangers _final take
11-Emmylou Harris - Like Strangers _live
12-Dick Lory (=Dick Glasser) - My Last Date
13-Skeeter Davis - My Last Date (With You)
14-Buddy Holly - Raining In My Heart
15-Everly Brothers - Rocky Top
16-Dillard & Clark - Rocky Top
17-Flying Burrito Brothers - Rocky Top _live
18-Roy Orbison - Seems To Me
19-Elvis Presley - She Wears My Ring
20-Everly Brothers - Sleepless Nights
21-Emmylou Harris - Sleepless Nights
22-Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - Sleepless Nights
23-Everly Brothers - Take A Message To Mary _take 7
24-Everly Brothers - Take A Message To Mary _final take
25-Chet Atkins - Take A Message To Mary
26-Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds - Take A Message To Mary
27-Bob Dylan - Take A Message To Mary
28-Everly Brothers - Wake Up, Little Susie _take 1
29-Everly Brothers - Wake Up, Little Susie _take 6
30-Everly Brothers - Wake Up, Little Susie _final take
31-Frankie Lymon - Wake Up Little Susie
32-Joe Melson - Wake Up Little Susie

Isn't it fun to see so many tracks of just one Everly Brothers song ?? If you also wanna listen, instead of just seeing, hurry up to the comments.
Note : track 26 is (also) a very special one......


Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Today 1920 Boudleaux Bryant was born

Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter was born this day.
Have to gather songs written by him and his wife Felice from various artists and albums.
So this is just a preview posted tuesday evening. Just wonder at this very moment how many of you know about him and his music.....
Don't do a Google search now : just out of head !
On wednesday evening, just before midnight, I finished this article.
Well, check Wikipedia, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, songwritershalloffame (please don't forget to click the discography button !) and/or do a Google search.
During their distinguished career, the Bryants had some 1,500 songs recorded by more than 400 artists, amounting to sales of over 250 million records........ So they were not the least in music.....
Boudleaux and Felice Bryant were among the first in Nashville to make a full-time career of songwriting. More importantly, they wrote some of the most enduring songs of the 1950s and 1960s, including many of the Everly Brothers’ best-known hits.

I decided to honour them in today's and tomorrow's posting ! I'm certain you will know most of these songs, but probably not in these particular versions... !!

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant 1

01-Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream _take 1
02-Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream _take 5
03-Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream _final take
04-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - All I Have To Do Is Dream
05-Sue Thompson - Angel Angel
06-Everly Brothers - Bird Dog _take 1
07-Everly Brothers - Bird Dog _final take
08-Jim Reeves - Blue Boy
09-Everly Brothers - Brand New Heartache _take 2
10-Everly Brothers - Brand New Heartache _final take
11-Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love _take 1
12-Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love _final take
13-Simon & Garfunkel - Bye Bye Love _live 8 minutes !
14-Ray Charles - Come Live With Me
15-Everly Brothers - Devoted To You _final take
16-Beach Boys - Devoted To You _unissued rehearsal take
17-Linda Ronstadt - Devoted To You
18-Ruth Brown - Have A Good Time
19-Frankie Laine - Hey Joe!
20-Elvis Presley - How's The World Treating You
21-Rick Nelson - I'm Not Afraid
22-Bob Luman - Let's Think About Living
23-Everly Brothers - Love Hurts _final take
24-Harris, Emmylou - Love Hurts
25-Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - Love hurts
26-Bob Moore - Mexico _instrumental

I wonder how many times the comment will be opened. Must be a lot !


Tuesday, February 12, 2008


The greatest Johnny Otis Show 1957_1959

One of the granddaddies of rhythm & blues, Johnny Otis led a West Coast big band that launched numerous careers (including those of Etta James and Esther Phillips). Otis' band wasn't just a launchpad for others, however. Johnny Otis scored big with Harlem Nocturne in 1945, then left his indelible imprint on the world of bar bands by writing Willie and the Hand Jive.
Johnny Otis' contributions include the introducing of some of rock's earliest pioneers to the public (including Jackie Wilson) and his live shows have been credited with giving rock its performance roots.
I somehow felt I couldn't get around Johnny Otis ah great live shows with those famous voices like Marci Lee and Marie Adams after yesterday's Gene Vincent. If you like simplicity, rhythm and blues, then listen to this album and enjoy the early sounds of great rock n' roll.

Elsewhere on my Blog you'll find nice albums by Little Esther Phillips & Etta James. But today we (..??) will visit the greatest Johnny Otis Show 1957_1959.
01-Shake It Lucy Baby
02-Ma (He´s Making Eyes At Me) _ft Marie Adams & Three Tons Of Joy
03-(Romance) In The Dark _ft Marie Adams & Three Tons Of Joy
04-Willie And The Hand Jive
05-Bye Bye Baby _ft Marie Adams
06-Loop De Loop _ft Marie Adams
07-Can´t You Hear Me Callin´
08-The Light Still Shines In My Window _ft Marie Adams
09-Hum Ding A Ling
10-Well Well Well _ft Mel Williams
11-Story Untold _ft Jeannie Sterling & The Moonbeams
12-All I Want Is Your Love _ft Marie Adams
13-Good Golly
14-You Just Kissed Me Goodbye _ft Mel Williams
16-Three Girls Named Molly, Doin' The Hully Gully
17-A Fool In Love _ft Marie Adams
18-Crazy Country Hop
19-Hey Baby, Don´t You Know
20-I´ll Do The Same Thing For You _ft Marci Lee
21-What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For _ft Marci Lee
22-Willie Did The Cha Cha
23-Mumblin´ Mosie
24-Let The Sun Shine In My Life
25-Castin´ My Spell _ft Marci Lee
26-Telephone Baby _ft Marci Lee

Not just well known hits but also some underestimated other songs you can access when you check the comments.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Today 1935 Gene Vincent was born

Gene Vincent, real name Vincent Eugene Craddock, (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rock'n'roll pioneer musician, best known for his super hit Be-Bop-A-Lula.
In July 1955 he was involved in a severe motorcycle accident that shattered his left leg. He refused to have it amputated, the leg was saved, but left him with a permanent limp and considerable chronic pain for the rest of his (too short) life.

On 2006_june_17 I offered you A rockin' date with Gene Vincent.
Today's offer is Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps 1957_03_04.
01-Red Blue Jeans And A Ponytail
02-Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me
03-Unchained Melody
04-You Told A Fib
05-Cat Man
06-You Better Believe
08-Double Talkin' Baby
09-Blues Stay Away From Me
10-Pink Thunderbird
11-I Sure Miss You
12-Pretty, Pretty Baby

Bonus :
13-Important Words
14-B-I Bickey-Bi, Bo-Bo-Go
15-Five Days, Five Days
16-Teenage Partner (Version One)
17-Five Feet Of Lovin' (Version One)

The music link to this 40 minutes listening pleasure is in the comment.


Sunday, February 10, 2008


Bill Haley ah Comets sing super rarities & more

Yesterday in 1981 was the day Bill Haley died. A man who has been called many times the father of rock'n'roll, but in fact he wasn't. That's an honour that goes to many black artists. On 2006_june_23 I offered you a Bill Haley greatest hits LP.

Today something complete different. I'm tired of all those well known songs so this time some Bill Haley ah Comets - Super rarities and more.
01-El Quelite
02-Adios Marquita Linda
03-Negra Consentida
04-La Cucaracha
05-Let's Twist Again
06-Al Compas Del Leroy
07-Spanish Twist
08-Pepito Mi Corazon
09-La Paloma Adieu
10-Altar Of Love
11-Don't Mess Around
12-This Is Goodbye, Goodbye
13-Train Of Sin
14-The Wobble
17-Flip Flop & Fly
18-Let The Good Time Roll, Creole
19-So Right Tonight
20-Chick Safari
22-Tongue Tied Tony
23-Limbo Rock
24-Skookian A Go-Go
25-Boogie A.B.C.
26-Viva La Rock & Roll
27-Nocturne De Harlem
30-Candy Kisses
31-Singing The Blues
33-This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You)

Don't you agree with me this is quite a different tracklist compared to what you normally see of Bill Haley ? The music link to this 70 minutes listening pleasure (and 'of course...' your reply) is in the comment.


Saturday, February 09, 2008


Today 1966 Sophie Tucker died

Sophie Tucker (January 13, 1884–February 9, 1966) was a singer and comedian, one of the most popular entertainers in America during the first third of the 20th century.
She was born Sonia Kalish to a Jewish family in Tsarist Russia. Her family emigrated to the United States when she was an infant, and settled in Hartford, Connecticut. The family changed its name to Abuza, and her parents opened a restaurant.
Read more about her at Wikipedia.

You would think I just like the music I offered ya untill now. No, my musical taste goes even into the deep thirties.
Today is a good moment to give you an example of that era.

I wonder how many of you will download the songs below...... Listen to great lyrics like Stay at home papa from 1934_may. And because of this kind of lyrics she was adored by so many women !

Tucker, Sophie - Golden age of Sophie Tucker (compilation).
1923_03-Aggravatin' papa
1924_01-Hula Lou
1924_01-I've got a cross_eyed papa
1924_02-Red hot mama
1927_09-I ain't taking orders from no one
1927_09-Some of these days (never issued : 2 lines accidentally changed)
1927_09-What'll you do
1928_04-Oh you have no idea
1928_06-My Yiddische momme pt1 (English)
1928_06-My Yiddische momme pt2 (Yiddish)
1928_08-He hadn't up 'till yesterday
1928_09-The man I love
1934_05-Louisville lady
1934_05-Stay at home papa
1937_02-Life begins at forty
1937_02-No one man is ever going to worry me
1937_02-When a lady meets a gentleman Down South

If you don't mind the crackles check the comments.

Friday, February 08, 2008


Barbara Lewis said Hello to a stranger

Tomorrow is Barbara Lewis' birthday. She was born 9 February 1943, Salem, near Ann Arbor, Michigan).
A friend rediscovered his 'Baby I'm yours' vinyl by Barbara Lewis.
Of course he wants to see her also, so here he and you all go :

But you don't wanna just watch video's you wanna listen to (her) music.
Lewis, Barbara - Hello Stranger 1963_1966 (compilation).
01-Hello Stranger
02-Make Me Your Baby
03-Baby I'm Yours
04-Make Me Belong To You
05-Puppy Love
06-My Mama Told Me
07-Sho Nuff
08-Think A Little Sugar
09-Pushing A Good Thing
10-Someday We're Gonna Love Again
11-Spend A Little Time
12-On Bended Knee
13-I'm Thankful
14-I Remember The Feeling
15-Does Anyone Want A Lover
16-How Can I Say Goodbye

By the way, she wrote all of the songs on her original debut LP Hello Stranger and the backup group on many songs on this album are The Dells.
Check the comments to get some nice Popcorn songs like Hello stranger, Make me belong to you, Think a little sugar and Pushing a good thing too far.


Thursday, February 07, 2008


1990 Event of the day

To me an important day in 1990. The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly of power : collapse of the Soviet Union.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


The musical story of Ritchie Valens

Last sunday I presented you a little videoclip about that 1959 airplane crash in which Buddy Holly, JP Richardson (aka the big Bopper) & Ritchie Valens died.
On monday I offered ya a Buddy Holly album. On 2007_october_24 I did the same with the big Bopper.
So let's not forget Ritchie Valens. Here's his musical story.

01-Come On, Let's Go
04-La Bamba
05-Fast Freight
06-Big Baby Blues
07-Dooby Dooby Wah
08-That's My Little Suzie
09-In a Turkish Town
10-Little Girl
11-We Belong Together
12-Blue Birds Over the Mountain
13-Stay Beside Me
14-Cry Cry Cry
15-Paddi-Wack Song
16-Ooh! My Head
18-Hurry Up
19-Rockin' All Night
20-Bony Maronie

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


My sister was halfway Billy Fury's paradise

My little sister isn't little anymore : she became 60 today. Happy birthday and so sorry for revealing your age to the whole world.....
Sixty years isn't the end, sixty years is the beginning !!!!!

When you check last year's february you will know she liked Billy Fury. Early in the sixties she attended a Billy Fury TV show and was sitting on the first row. What a fun we had when the show was broadcasted and there was a full close up of my sister 'halfway to paradise'....
My birthday gift to her is again a Billy Fury compilation album.

01-Halfway to paradise _1961
02-It's only make believe _1964
03-Last night was made for love _1962
04-I will _1964
05-Wondrous place _1960
06-Don't worry _1961
07-We were meant for each other _1963
08-Our day will come _1963
09-I'll never fall in love again _1963
10-Forget him _1983
11-Love or money _1982
12-Begin the beguine _1989
13-Be mine tonight _1981
14-Don't leave me this way _1960

If you wanna congratulate my little sister you can do so in the comments !


Monday, February 04, 2008


Buddy Holly's posthumous last LP

Buddy Holly's posthumous last LP is called The Buddy Holly Story 1959.
This 12-track compilation album was rushed out within weeks of Buddy Holly's death.
It combines what previously had been credited as Crickets group-titles and Buddy Holly solo recordings, containing all eight of Holly and the Crickets' Top 40 hits, 1957-1959: That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy!, Maybe Baby, Rave On, Think It Over, Early In The Morning, and It Doesn't Matter Anymore, plus the chart entries Heartbeat and Raining In My Heart and the classics Everyday and It's So Easy.
There is more great Buddy Holly, of course, but this is an excellent single-LP compilation.
Check the comments to get these nice stero-versions.


Sunday, February 03, 2008


Buddy Holly's end at Clear Lake 1959_feb_03

Today is a sad day on which we remember that plane crash at Clear Lake in 1959 by which Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper (JP Richardson) and Ritchie Valens died.

Here's a small video filmed just hours after that plane crash.
Note the name Buddy Holley on his grave...

Read the complete story of what happened that day over here.
And you certainly will remember what Don McLean sang on his album American pie : the day the music died...!


Saturday, February 02, 2008


Popcorn & oldies Top20 _2008_02_02

01-Capris - A Hum Diddley Do
02-Five Satins - Ain't Gonna Dance
03-Lance Fortune - Be Mine
04-Paul Anka - I'd Never Find Another You
05-Little Guy & Giants - It's You
06-Suburbans - Love Me
07-Concords - One Step From Heaven
08-Kenny Lynch - Puff
09-Marci & Mates - Shall I Tell Him You're Not Here
10-Eddie Rambeau - Skin Divin'
11-Val Martinez - Someone's Gonna Cry
12-Della Reese - The Bottom of Old Smokey
13-Marc Raven - Tough Enough
14-Aki Aleong - Trade Winds, Trade Winds
15-Jorgen Ingmann - Violetta
16-Platters - Volare
17-Debbie Reynolds - You Better Move On
18-Lenny Welch - You Don't Know Me
19-Bruce Channel - You Make My Happy
20-Juliana - You're Saying Goodnight

As promised below. Check the comments.



Some Enchanted Popcorn on Laserradio tonight

This saturday it's again Popcorn evening.
Check LASER radio for this february's Popcorn programm called Some Enchanted Popcorn presented by Mr 'Mellow Popcorn' Theo Dumoulin.
Saturday at exactly 20hrs local_CET time (14hrs_CST time) Theo Dumoulin starts again. You can attend live if you JOIN us ! This way you get the internet stream directly in your Winamp or Mediaplayer.
You can also go to the LASER stream page and their Laser stream.

Sadly the playlist appeared on the Laser site just last night at 03 o'clock. After waking up this morning and doing my usual things I had too little time to make an alternate playlist (at the moment of writing it's almost 18 o'clock).

I have in stock another 20 songs almost ready and intended to post next week. Maybe I will post that today or tomorrow.
EDIT sunday : posted above.


Friday, February 01, 2008


Today 1937 Don Everly 71th birthday

I like The Everly Brothers. Such a great harmony ! Today Don Everly, the oldest of them turns 71 !
Happy birthday from the bottom of my heart !

Check again my archives 2006_april where I wrote articles like Everly Brothers BBC radio broadcast 2006_04, my first LP It's Everly Time and Don & Phil Everly.
But also elsewhere on my Blog you can find info about them.
Here's (again...) a compilation album Everly, Don - Brother jukebox.


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