Monday, March 31, 2008


Cruisin' 1957 Joe Niagra WIBG, Philadelphia

This is the third in a small serie of Cruising records. You can get more info about this serie at the great Cruisin' blog. This isn't just nostalgia. It's history !

The sound comes thundering into your teenaged head and it's 1957 in "Wibbageland," the greater Philadelphia area within the broadcast range of Joe Niagara and WIBG Radio. On this volume of the CRUISIN' series Joe sells you a Muntz TV and a '57 Mercury...he ad libs a rhymed patter ("You heard the word/From this rockin' bird...")...he plays all your favorite teenaged hits. The words come tumbling from his lips in phrasing and originality that will influence a decade of disc jockeys, affecting a generation of listeners.
If you were growing up near Brotherlylovesville in the Fifties, you had someone worth emulating in Wibbageland, you had a friend at "Radio 99" - someone who talked to you confidentially, but with a sense of excitement. In every way, Joe Niagara seemed right for rock radio.
He had been born in South Philly (birthplace of Mario Lanza and Joey Bishop) and had come to WIBG in 1947 following service in the Panama Canal Zone and a year at another of Philadelphia's dozen or so radio stations. Between 1947 and 1957 he had the highest rating of any radio personalities in the city.
1957 was a year of accelerating excitement. The "cover" concept (whites singing songs originally recorded by blacks) was passe. Pacakage rock shows were racially mixed and packing houses everywhere. The 78 rpm record was dead. You held a fist-full of 45s now, hooking them over your thumb. And you hung knitted dice from the rear-view mirror of your chopped and lowered Forty-nine Ford. A radio announcer from upstate New York appeared in Philadelphia with a new idea in after-school television programming; he was called Dick Clark and it was called "American Bandstand." In October Little Richard threw $8,000 worth of jewelry into a river, said he was quitting show biz "to prove his faith in God," and enrolled in a seminary...and Elvis Presley got his draft notice. But it didn't seem to slow the rush. Things were, as Elvis himself shouted, All Shook Up.

Cruisin' 1957 Joe Niagra WIBG, Philadelphia.
Joe Niagra resume.
Philadelphia Stations:
Other Stations:
KPOP/Los Angeles
Retired July 31, 1999
Died at 76 on 2004_June_04 of heart failure.
Joe is in the Guiness Book of World Records 1980, for playing the most (over 500) consecutive different versions of Stardust.

SIDE ONE (19.45 minutes) starts with Joe Niagara Theme
Dale Hawkins - Susie-Q & Muntz TV Commercial
Tuneweavers - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - Gelatin-Plus & Rayco Commercial
Chuck Berry - School Days - WIBG Jingle - The WIBG Weather Sound - 1957 Ford Cml
Spaniels - Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight - WIBG Station ID

SIDE TWO (19.45 minutes) continues with
Diamonds - Little Darlin' - Maternity B.V.M. Hop Announcement
Johnnie & Joe - Over The Mountain, Across The Sea - WIBG Calling all cars
Larry Williams - Bony Moronie - WIBG Community Club Awards Promo
Five Satins - To The Aisle - WIBG Newstip Promo
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - 1957 Mercury Commercial
Lee Andrews & Hearts - Long Lonely Nights

Again, I wouldn't be surprised if you find download info in the comment...
Detailed info about the songs is in the text-file.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Today 2004 Timi Yuro died

Rosemary Timotea Yuro (born 1940_August_04 in Chicago, Illinois and died 2004_March_30 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American soul and R&B singer. She is considered to be one of the first blue-eyed soul stylists of the rock era.

Richie Unterberger from All Music Guide wrote about Timy Yuro :
Known as "the little girl with the big voice," Timi Yuro's booming, resonant vocals were sometimes mistaken for being black, being a man's, or both. Her voice was indeed mammoth, and her delivery astonishingly mature, on her debut single, "Hurt." This 1961 version of the pop standard reached number four and was followed by a brief period of stardom in the early '60s. Too pop in orientation to be called a rock singer, too conscious of rock and soul trends to be pigeonholed into what was then called the adult market, Yuro's undoubted talents never fully jibed with her material. While there was soul in her voice, it was of the Dinah Washington or Nancy Wilson sort, with perhaps more of a bend for straight pop than pop/rock. Over the course of the few years following "Hurt," she actually found her greatest success on the easy listening charts, but also dabbled in girl group pop, R&B, Gene Pitney-like ballads, and Patsy Cline-like country. She scored several minor hits during this time, the biggest of which was the most soulful: "What's a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You)"; reaching number 12 in the U.S., it was covered by the Small Faces a few years later as the B-side of their first single. Continuing to record throughout the '60s and into the '70s, she experienced little success after leaving the Liberty label in 1964. After a brief retirement in the late '70s, Yuro attempted a comeback in 1980. However a throat ailment was discovered that required surgery, forcing the singer to not only cancel her planned recording date, but also preventing her from singing - or even talking - for six months. She eventually did make a comeback, one not unlike other pop stars who spent brief reigns on the top of the charts - playing her hits to small pockets of grateful fans around the world. She continued to record too, releasing an album of Willie Nelson covers and a re-recording of her most popular songs, including "Hurt." Unfortunately problems with her throat again forced her to stop singing, but the prognosis this time was cancer. Yuro struggled, first with throat cancer in the '90s then inoperable brain cancer in the 00's, which effectively ended her singing career. Timi Yuro passed away in March of 2004.

Timi Yuro - The lost voice of soul
02-Just Say I Love Him
05-Let Me Call You Sweetheart
06-Count Everything
07-I Know (I Love You)
08-What's A Matter Baby
09-Only Love Me
10-That's Right, Walk On By
11-Should I Ever Love Again
12-The Love Of A Boy
13-I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
14-Insult To Injury
15-Make The World Go Away
16-Gotta Travel On
17-Down In The Valley
18-Leavin' On Your Mind
19-She's Got To You
20-I'd Fight The World
21-Permanently Lonely
22-Are You Sure!
23-A Legend In My Time
24-Call Me
25-Something Bad On My Mind
26-It'll Never Be Over For Me

Great songs. Of course her big hit Hurt but also nice Popcorn songs like Count Everything, What's a matter baby, I Ain't Gonna Cry No More & Insult To Injury.
Check the comments.


Saturday, March 29, 2008


Complete Buddy Holly 04

PC-94, the fourth in the set of 10 by Purple Chick.
In the file is again complete recording info (date, place, artists and so on).


Friday, March 28, 2008


The golden time of Robertino Loreti

Isn't in may mothers day ? Well here is your chance to pick an album she certainly will like. Italian Robertino (born 22 October 1948 in Rome) had such a nice boys-voice beginning sixties his records like Mama & O sole mio were sold millions worldwide.
I was thinking about the pure Gigliola Cinquetti and Robertino when I 'showed' my Italian speaking last week..... Learn just a little bit more about Robertino by visiting Wikipedia.

Robertino - Mama & O solo mio

Most of the sleeves for this nice video were taken from the Boys soloist site.
By going there you will find Robertino's complete recordings.

Robertino (Robertino Loreti) - Golden Time
01-O Sole Mio
02-Torna A Surriento
03-Santa Lucia
05-Signora Futura
06-Luna Rossa
09-La Paloma
10-Oh Mein Papa
12-Anema E Core
13-Parlami D`amore Mariu
16-Ave Maria


Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Today 1942 Aretha Louise Franklin was born

Aretha Louise Franklin (born 1942_march_25, in Memphis, Tennessee to the Rev. CL Franklin, a Baptist minister, and Barbara Siggers Franklin) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She is known to the music world as The Queen of Soul and is affectionately called Sister Ree by her fans. She is renowned for her soul recordings but is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, gospel, and even opera. She is widely acclaimed for her passionate, soulful vocal style, which is aided by a massive and powerful vocal range.

Franklin, Aretha - Aretha In Paris 1968_05_07
01-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
02-Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
03-Soul Serenade
04-Night Life
05-Baby, I Love You
07-(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
08-Come Back Baby
09-Dr Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)
10-Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
11-I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
12-Chain Of Fools

To re-attend this Aretha's live concert go to the comments.


Monday, March 24, 2008


Jeff Dunham - Achmed the Dead Terrorist

Achmed the Dead Terrorist from Jeff Dunham's Comedy Central and new DVD, Spark Of Insanity. I encourage you all to go out and buy it, it is worth it.
Added on Youtube September 29, 2007 and viewed 39,137,605... Are you one of them ?

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Boppin & oldies Top20 _2008_03_23

Popcorn, boppin' and oldies are the ingredients to an extra internet Eastern show dj's VTone and JayCee will do tonight at CET 21pm-until late... (I think that's EST 4pm-until late... at the moment).
To already boil the eggs (I mean to interest you..) I offer here some of the songs VTone played last weeks.
Boppin & oldies Top20 _2008_03_23
01-Jo Ann Campbell - A Kookie Little Paradise (Short V)
02-Jimmy McGriff - All About My Girl
03-Ronnie & The Crayons - Am I In Love
04-Connie Francis - Besame Mucho
05-Jamie Coe - But Yesterday
06-Skatalites - Cleopatra
07-Barbara Lynn - Don't Be Cruel
08-Roy Lee - Honey Lies
09-Don Swan ah Orchestra - Hooray For Hollywood
10-Cascades - Jeannie
11-Toni Fisher - Laugh Or Cry
12-Dante - Leave Your Tears Behind You
13-Jimmy Beaumont - Never Say Goodbye
14-Amorettes - No More Crying
15-Velvets ft Virgil Johnson - Spring Fever
16-Dick Roman - The Truth Hurts
17-Turbans - Three Friends
18-Ben E King - Walking In The Footsteps Of A Fool
19-Johnny O'Keefe - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
20-Susan King - You Got Me In A Fix

If your eggs are boiled now you can attend them live if you JOIN them with this link !
The music link to my 50 minutes listening pleasure (and 'of course...' your reply) is in the comment.


Saturday, March 22, 2008


Complete Buddy Holly 03

PC-93, the third in the set of 10 by Purple Chick.
In the file is again complete recording info (date, place, artists and so on).


Friday, March 21, 2008


Meet the Majors ft Ricky Cordo

When I visited a few months back Cologne (Köln as they say) in Germany I bought a nice compilation album by the Majors. Discovered I had more on various compilation albums. Visited SoulfulKindaMusic which gives a discography. So I learned I also had to search for the Premiers and the Versatiles.
Found out producer Jerry Ragovoy was involved with this group. Ragovoy also co-wrote Garnet Mimms' Cry Baby and produced later on Janis Joplin. And did you know he wrote under the pseudonym of Norman Meade that great Rolling Stones song Time is on my side (amongst others) ?? I like this kind of info.

I made a compilation Majors ft Ricky Cordo - Meet the Majors 1962
01-Versatiles - Passing By _1958
02-Versatiles (Sonny Day & The) - Half Moon _1958
03-Versatiles (Sonny Day & The) - Speedillac _1958
04-Versatiles - Lundee Dundee _1960
05-Versatiles - Whisper In Your Ear _1960
06-Versatiles - Just Words _1962
07-Majors - A Wonderful Dream _1962
08-Majors - Time Will Tell _1962
09-Majors - She's A Troublemaker _1962
10-Majors - A Little Bit Now (A Little Bit Later) _1962
11-Majors - Come On, Come On _1962
12-Majors - I Wonder Who's Dancing With Her Now _1962
13-Majors - Your Life Begins _1963
14-Majors - Which Way Did She Go _1963
15-Majors - Tra La La _1963
16-Majors - Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) _1963
17-Majors - Ooh Wee Baby _1963
18-Majors - Come On Up To My Room
19-Majors - Laughing On The Outside, Crying On The Inside
20-Majors - You Ran Away With My Heart
21-Majors - Don't You Lose Your Cool
22-Majors - Lost In A City

If you check above SoulfulKindaMusic you will notice I miss some songs from their discography and ask for your help. If someone has the following please send them to me. Would be very grateful.
Premiers (members Robert Morris, Eugene Glass, Frank Troutt, Rick Cordo and Ron Gathers). I see quite a few mentioned in my DBase but don't know if that's this group. So would like to get some discography info.
Versatiles (members Idella Morris, Eugene Glass, Frank Troutt, Rick Cordo and Ron Gathers)
Atlantic 2004 - Passing By / Crying _1958
Peacock 1910 - White Cliffs Of Dover / Just Words _1962

Majors (members Ricky Cordo, Eugene Glass, Idella Morris, Frank Troutt & Ronald Gathers)
Imperial 5914 - Anything You Can Do / What In The World _1963
Imperial 5936 - Tra La La / What Have You Been Doin' _1963
Imperial 5968 - Get Up Now / One Happy Ending _1963
Imperial 66009 - Ooh Wee Baby / I'll Be There _1963

Any help will be very appreciated. Check the comments.

EDIT 2008_03_25. Thanks for the (private) comments so far. I will make an addition later on.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Paul McCartney divorced : full judge ruling

Yesterday UK BBC News revealed At a glance : McCartney vs Mills ruling about the divorce of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.
Heather Mills had a "warped" sense of her four-year marriage to Sir Paul McCartney and proved her "own worst enemy" in her gold-digging claim to the ex-Beatle's fortune.
That's the scathing assessment of the British judge Sir Hugh Bennett who awarded Mills a € 30 million divorce settlement - far below the € 150 million she demanded.

Elsewhere I did read the following.
Heather Mills was "a less than impressive witness" whose evidence was "not just inconsistent and inaccurate but also less than candid", a High Court judge said in a ruling the ex-model did not want the world to see.
The full judgment of the divorce battle between Miss Mills and estranged husband Paul McCartney was released after her attempt to appeal against Mr Justice Bennett's decision to release it failed at the Court of Appeal.
The judge described Sir Paul McCartney's evidence as "balanced".
Mr Justice Bennett said Heather Mills was a "strong-willed and determined personality" who had shown great fortitude in overcoming her disability.
He said: "She has conducted her own case before me with a steely, yet courteous, determination." The judge described her as a "kindly person" who is "devoted to her charitable causes".
Of Sir Paul, he said: "He expressed himself moderately though at times with justifiable irritation, if not anger. He was consistent, accurate and honest."
However, Mr Justice Bennett said: "But I regret to have to say I cannot say the same about the wife's evidence.
"Having watched and listened to her give evidence, having studied the documents, and having given in her favour every allowance for the enormous strain she must have been under (and in conducting her own case), I am driven to the conclusion that much of her evidence, both written and oral, was not just inconsistent and inaccurate but also less than candid. Overall she was a less than impressive witness."
The judge said he could not accept Miss Mills' case that she was wealthy and independent by the time she met the former Beatle in the middle of 1999.
"I find that the wife's case as to her wealth in 1999 to be wholly exaggerated. The assertion that she was a wealthy person in 1999 is, of course, the first step in her overall case that her career, which in 1999 she says was one producing rich financial rewards, was thereafter blighted by the husband during their relationship."

Well divorcing is costly. It's always about (the...) money.
Does it has to be € 25.000, 100.000, 200.000 or more for normal people ? It never seems enough and it never seems possible to communicate in a 'normal' way about children or this material issue. So far my personal speaking...

The full ruling (a small 300kb Adobe document) of Mr Justice Sir Hugh Bennett can be found in the comment.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Cruisin' 1958 Jack Carney WIL, St Louis

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.

On 2007_November_08 I wrote an article about Cruisin' 1959 Hunter Hancock KGFJ, Los Angeles. You can get more info about this serie at the great Cruisin' blog. This isn't just nostalgia. It's history !

Today it's 1958 radio on the CRUISIN' series and in St. Louis it's the sound of Jack Carney, a man whose sense of humor made it seem he was trying to add a "D" to his station's call letters, WIL. That would have put him in Boston, on WILD, another of the several stations he worked in the Fifties; Jack was one of radio's gypsies before he settled down in Missouri. This was where he made his mark, concocting bizarre stunts that appealed to so many (mostly teenagers) his station went from number seven in the seven-station city to number one six weeks after he joined the staff. He invented a character called Pookie Snackenberg, who became a hero to St. Louis teens. He asked listeners to pull the tuning knobs off their home and car radios so the dial couldn't be moved from WIL - and weeks later irate parents still were digging through the three barrels of knobs Carney had received from their sons and daughters. He offered twenty dollars to anyone who showed up with a bird on his head (after playing a record called Bird On My Head) and there were fifty takers standing around with birds in half an hour. And when it was time for summer vacations to end he asked for fifty words or less - he said he'd settle for one - on "Why I am delighted to be returning to school," the winner to be driven by Carney to class and home each day for a week, in a limousine. Hokey. But Carney's presentation of "The Silver Dollar Survey" was one of the most influential programs on radio at the time.

Cruisin' 1958 Jack Carney WIL, St Louis.

Jack Carney resume:
WIL, KMOX St. Louis, WABC New York, KSFO San Francisco
Host, "The Comedy Show" (Syndication)
Jack Carney died in November, 1984 while taking a swimming lesson at a St. Louis YMCA. He was 52. His funeral was carried live on KMOX. He was posthumously inducted into the St. Louis Radio Hall of Fame.

SIDE ONE (18 minutes) starts with Jack Carney theme
At The Hop - Danny and Juniors & WIL Back to School contest
Tequila - Champs & 1958 Mercury commercial
Book of Love - Monotones & WIL Summertime jingle
Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry & Pookie Snackenberg Button Bit
Short Shorts - Royal Teens & WIL Station ID

SIDE TWO (18 minutes) continues with Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper & Gillette commercial
Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day & WIL jingle
Get A Job - Silhouettes & Gary Owens Show plug
Ten Commandments of Love - Harvey & Moonglows & 1958 Chevrolet commercial
Reber Rouser - Duane Eddy

I wouldn't be surprised again if you find download info in the comment...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Complete Buddy Holly 02

PC-92, the second in the set of 10 by Purple Chick.
In the file is again complete recording info (date, place, artists and so on).


Monday, March 17, 2008


Help Required - Technical Support

Lately I did somewhere read this cry for help.

18 months ago, I upgraded to GirlFriend 1.0 from DrinkingMates 4.2, which I had used for years without any trouble. However, there are apparently conflicts between these two products and the only solution was to try and run GirlFriend 1.0 with the sound turned off.
To make matters worse, GirlFriend 1.0 is incompatible with several other applications, such as LadsNightOut 3.1, Football 4.5, and Playboy 6.9.
Successive versions of GirlFriend proved no better. I tried a shareware programme, Slapper 2.1, but it had many bugs and left a virus in my system, forcing me to shut down completely for several weeks.
Eventually, I tried to run GirlFriend 1.2 and Girlfriend 1.0 at the same time, only to discover that when these two systems detected each other, they caused severe damage to my hard-drive.
I eventually upgraded to Fiancee 1.0, only to discover that this product soon had to be upgraded further to Wife 1.0.
While Wife 1.0 tends to use up all my available resources, it does come bundled with FreeSexPlus and Cleanhouse2008.
Shortly after this upgrade, however, I found that Wife 1.0 could be very unstable and costly to run. Any mistakes I made were automatically stored in Wife 1.0's memory and could not be deleted. They then resurfaced months later when I had forgotten about them.
Wife 1.0 also has an automatic Diary, Explorer and E-mail Filter, and can, without warning, launch TurboStrop and Whinge. These latter products have no help files, and I have to try to guess what the problem is.
Additional problems are that Wife 1.0 needs updating regularly, requiring ShoeShop Browser for new attachments and Hairstyle Express which needs to be reinstalled every other week. Wife 1.0 also spawns unwelcome junior processes that drain my resources. These conflict with some of the new games I wanted to try out, warning me that they are an illegal operation.
Also, when Wife 1.0 attaches itself to my Audi TT hard drive, it often crashes. Wife 1.0 also comes with an irritating pop-up called MotherInLaw, which can't be turned off.
Recently I've been tempted to install Mistress 2008, but there could be problems. A friend of mine has alerted me to the fact that if Wife 1.0 detects Mistress 2008, it tends to delete your home and all of your Money before uninstalling itself.
Any ideas?

Any help will be appreciated !

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Popcorn & oldies Top20 _2008_03_16

Yesterday we did fly to Belgium to attend a Popcorn party in Antwerp with dj's Ron, Ferre & Michel. Was a lot of fun. It did strike me how many youngsters were present and how much fun they had while (real...) dancing. So 'our' old music isn't just ment to us. A new generation is present to take over.....
Here again a compilation I gathered from several albums/singles just to give an impression. Note these aren't all Popcorn songs : about half of them. The songs played on the party were even quite different : true dancefloor shakers !

01-Lovettes - A Love Of Mine
02-Gene McDaniels - A Tear
03-Mickey DeMatteo - Baby That's All
04-Robin Portee & Group - Casanova
05-Timi Yuro - Count Everything
06-Shepard Sisters - Deeply
07-Debbie Dovale - Hey Lover
08-Baby Jane & Rockabyes - Hickory Dickory Dock
09-Johnny Rebb - How Will It End
10-Bet E Martin - I Know A Girl
11-Tommy Boyce - I'll Remember Carol
12-Baby 'Justine' Washington - Leave Me Alone
13-Jimmy Gilmer - Look At Me
14-Ska Kings - Oil In My Lamp
15-Castells - Sacred
16-Jerry Fuller - Tennessee Waltz
17-Annette (Funicello) - The Rock-a-Cha
18-Claudine Clark - Walking Through A Cemetary
19-Don & Julian - What I Really Mean To Say
20-Nighthawks - When Sin Stops

Check the comments.


Saturday, March 15, 2008


Popcorn Party tonight Centrum Antwerp

Will go to Antwerp saturday to buy some 45's,
to drink some Belgium beer and to Popcorn party.
Take a look at to get more info.


Friday, March 14, 2008


Today 1991 Doc Pomus died

Today 1991_march_14 Doc Pomus, American composer, died of lung cancer.
Who may Doc Pomus be ?? Check him out at Wikipedia. A composer ? Indeed. And a great one, together with Mort Shuman. Check for some examples the site Doc Pomus compositions.

How to remember the man ? I decided to give you 20 examples of one of their most memorable song Save the last dance for me. Info about this song you can get at Leibowitz's Canticle: Save The Last Dance For Me.

01-Blue Diamonds - Save The Last Dance For Me
02-Buck Owens - Save The Last Dance For Me
03-Dalida - Garde-Moi La Dernière Danse
04-Damita Jo - I'll Save The Last Dance For You
05-Dion di Mucci - Save The Last Dance For Me
06-Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me (remake)
07-Drifters ft Ben E King - Save The Last Dance For Me
08-Emmylou Harris - Save The Last Dance For Me
09-Floyd Cramer - Save The Last Dance For Me
10-Harry Nilsson - Save The Last Dance For Me
11-Ike & Tina Turner - Save The Last Dance For Me
12-Jerry Lee Lewis - Save The Last Dance For Me
13-Johnny O'Keefe - Save The Last Dance For Me
14-Manuela - Mit 17 Fängt Das Leben Erst An
15-Marcels - Save The Last Dance For Me (Acapella)
16-Paul Anka - Save The Last Dance For Me
17-Quotations - Save The Last Dance For Me
18-Spotnicks - Valentina (Save The Last Dance)
19-Swinging Blue Jeans - Save The Last Dance For Me
20-The Heptones - Save The Last Dance For Me

Check the comment to get your last dance in your ballroom booklet...
If you check the above given links you might as well like to know about other songs. In that case I'm willing to make another compilation. It's up to you.......

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Ashley Alexandra Dupre & Eliot Spitzer : sex !!

Why not a littlebit sex on my Blog ? Today's hot news......
What's in a name : Ashley Alexandra Dupre & Eliot Spitzer...
It seems this morning you could get her songs for free from the net, but at the end of the day it did cost already 95 $cent.... I meant her songs, not her.... that'll cost ya a few thousand bucks... lol.

Ashley Alexandra Dupré is better known as Kristen, the escort whose rendezvous with Eliot Spitzer at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on Feb. 13, 2008 led to his disgrace and sudden resignation as governor of New York almost a month later.
The details of the encounter were described in an affidavit filed in federal court along with charges against four people involved in running the escort service, Emperor's Club V.I.P.
A different picture of Ms. Dupré emerges from her MySpace page. She writes of her “odyssey to New York from New Jersey through North Carolina, Miami, D.C., Virginia and Austin, Texas;” public records show that she lived in Belmar, N.J., in 2001, and in North Carolina in 2003. She owns a company, created in 2005, called Pasche New York, which her lawyer said was an entertainment business designed to further her singing career.
In 2006, Ms. Dupré changed her legal name, according to records in Monmouth County Superior Court, from Ashley R. Youmans to Ashley Rae Maika DiPietro, taking her step-father’s surname. In an interview, she referred to herself as Ashley Alexandra Dupré.
The court documents included snippets of conversation, captured on a wiretap, between Ms. Dupré and someone at the escort service following the encounter with Mr. Spitzer. When the woman described complaints other escorts had voiced about Mr. Spitzer, Ms. Dupré responded: "I don't think he's difficult. I mean it's just kind of like, whatever, I'm here for a purpose. I know what my purpose is. I am not a … moron, you know what I mean."
On her MySpace page, Ms. Dupré described her love of music and her ambitions as a singer. In the interview, Ms. Dupré spoke nervously of the repercussions from her unwanted fame. "I just don't want to be thought of as a monster,''' she said.

-- The New York Times March 12, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Complete Buddy Holly 01

PC-91, the first in a set of 10 by Purple Chick.
When you collect them all, in the weeks ahead, you will have at the end all you ever wished you'd had from Buddy Holly. In the file is complete recording info (date, place, artists and so on).


Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Do you remember the McGuire Sisters ?

McGuire Sisters & Orchestra Dick Jacobs - Do You Remember When _1956
01-Do You Remember When
02-Sometimes I'm Happy
03-June Night
04-All By Myself
05-Tiptoe Through The Tulips With Me
06-Them There Eyes
07-Mississippi Mud
08-Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovey Mine
09-Does Your Heart Beats For Me?
10-Somebody Loves Me
11-'S Wonderful
12-Blue Skies

Great songs from a great blog by Scarpia called Singinandswingin.
And while you are there to check this album why don't you explore more of his Blog. I'm certain a lot of my visitors will come back to him.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Today 1997 LaVern Baker died

LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) was an American Rhythm & Blues singer, originally billed as "Little Miss Sharecropper", then "Bea Baker". She had taken the first name "LaVern" by 1952, when she began recording with Todd Rhodes and his band. Born Delores Baker (she is occasionally known as Delores Williams because of an early marriage to a Eugene Williams) in Chicago, Illinois. By 1953 Baker had signed with Atlantic Records, and immediately began releasing hits, such as Soul on Fire, Play It Fair and Tweedle Dee. Georgia Gibbs scored the bigger hit with her version of Tweedle Dee, for which Baker unsuccessfully attempted to sue her.

LaVern Baker - See See Rider & Blues Ballads
01-See See Rider
02-You Better Stop
03-He's A Real Gone Guy
04-Story Of My Love
05-You Said
06-I'm Leavin' You
07-Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
09-Half Of Your Love
10-A Little Bird Told Me So
11-Endless Love
12-All The Time

13-I Cried A Tear
14-If You Love Me
15-You're Teasing Me
16-Love Me Right
18-So High, So Low
19-I Waited Too Long
20-Why Baby Why
21-Humpty Dumpty Heart
22-It's So Fine
23-Whipper Snapper
24-St Louis Blues

Diabetic LaVern Baker died from coronary complications in 1997 and if you wanna cry a tear about her death go to the comments...

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Evolution of Dance by Judson Laipply

The funniest 6 minutes you will ever see ! Remember how many of these you have done !
Added on Youtube 2006_april_06 and viewed 77,668,636... Are you one of them ?

And here is the evolution of dance for the rest of us... Viewed 1,201,280 times. Do you recognice yourself ?

Saturday, March 08, 2008


Today 2003 Adam Faith died

Terence (Terry) Nelhams-Wright, known as Adam Faith (born 23 June 1940 and died of heart failure 8 March 2003, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) was a English singer, actor and financial journalist. He was born at 4 Churchfield Road, East Acton, West London. He was unaware that his real surname was Nelhams-Wright until he applied for a passport and obtained his birth certificate.
Wife: Jackie Irving (married 1967, until his death, one daughter Katya).

Info about Adam Faith can be found at Wikipedia or his fan site or All Music.

Two video-clips I hope you will like. Left Adam Faith - What do you want and

at the right right Adam Faith - What do you want & Poor me

But you don't come to me just to read, you just wanna listen to music !?!?!
So here is Faith, Adam - Adam 1960

01-Wonderful Time
02-Diamond Ring
05-Piper Of Love
06-Girl Like You
07-Turn Me Loose
08-So Many Ways
09-Singin' In The Rain
10-Fare Thee Well My Pretty Maid
11-I'm A Man
12-Hit The Road To Dreamland

Note this is the remixed stereo version of this smooth mono LP. Comment..

Friday, March 07, 2008


Boppin & oldies Top20 _2008_03_07

I will listen today (every friday EST 2pm-4pm or CET 8pm-10pm) to the Doo-wop Cafe when dj VTone does his Record Rendezvous show. VTone is a fan of Ska/reggae and boppin oldies as you can check on his V-Rocket site.
You can attend him live if you JOIN him with this link ! This way you get the internet stream directly in your Winamp or Mediaplayer. You can also go to the Doo-wop Cafe index page and their stream.
Today I will give you some songs he played last weeks.

Boppin & oldies Top20 _2008_03_07

01-Adriano Celentano - 24.000 Baci
02-Frankie Laine - A Kiss Can Change The World
03-Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)
04-Donnie Brooks - Boomerang
05-Echoes - Boomerang
06-Julie Grant - Cruel World
07-Betty Smith & Group - Hand Jive
08-Barbara Redd - I'll Be All Alone
09-Barbara Jackson - Invitation To A Wedding
10-Milton Grayson - It Ain't Necessarily So
11-Passions - Jungle Drums
12-Harold Burrage - Master Key
13-Patty And The Emblems - Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
14-Mickey & Sylvia - Mommy Out De Light
15-Castells - On The Street Of Tears
16-Dolly Lion - Palm Of Your Hand
17-Barbara Jackson - Second Best
18-Savages - Stop Twisting My Arm
19-Jay & The Americans - Tonight
20-Little Peggy March - You Make Me Laugh

The music link to this 50 minutes listening pleasure (and 'of course...' your reply) is in the comment.


Thursday, March 06, 2008


Louis Prima & Gia Maione fly with Mary Poppins

The score of Mary Poppins was recorded by many singers and musicians after the movie's premiere in 1964, including Duke Ellington and John Coltrane (Chim Chim Cheree).
Singer-trumpeter Louis Prima was one of the first, cutting versions of A Spoonful of Sugar and Stay Awake before executives from the Buena Vista label (owned by Disney) suggested he record enough additional material for a full album. The LP is very brief (27 minutes), Prima only takes one trumpet solo on The Perfect Nanny and the ten numbers are essentially treated as novelties by Prima and his wife of the period Gia Maione. Only one number is longer than 2:41 but there is a cheerful warmth in the vocal interplay of Prima and Maione.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is one of the well known songs (here also the Italian version).

Prima, Louis & Gia Maione - Let's Fly with Mary Poppins 1965
01-A Spoonful of Sugar
02-Feed the Birds
03-The Perfect Nanny
04-Chim Chim Cher-ee
05-Sister Suffragette
06-Stiamo Svegli (Stay Awake, Italian Version)
07-Jolly Holiday
08-Stay Awake
09-Let's Go Fly a Kite
11-I Love to Laugh
12-Supercalifragilistic-Espiralidoso (Italian Version)


Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Four Preps Collector's Series

The clean-cut West Coast-based Four Preps are best remembered for a string of Top 100 hits during the late '50s and early '60s, including Twenty Six Miles (Santa Catalina), Big Man, Down by the Station, Lazy Summer Night, Got a Girl, It Ain't Never, Moon River, Lollipops and Roses, My Special Angel and others.

Four Preps Collector's Series
01-Dreamy Eyes
02-26 Miles (Santa Catalina)
03-Big Man
04-Lazy Summer Night
05-Summertime Lies
07-I Ain't Never
08-Down By The Station (Early In The Morning)
09-Got A Girl
10-More Money-For You And Me (Medley)
11-The Seine
12-The Big Draft (Medley)
14-A Letter To The Beatles
15-I've Know You All My Life
16-I'll Never Be The Same
17-The Girl In The Shade Of The Striped Umbrella
18-Let's Call It A Day Girl
19-Love Of The Common People
20-Draftdodger Rag

You know where to look....

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


To know him is to love him

Phil Spector wrote, inspired by the epitaph on Spector's father's tombstone, the lyrics to To know him is to love him and this song is best known by The Teddy Bears (in which he participated).
In my humble opinion the best version ever made is by those great female singers Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

On the left their Trio-album video clip and on the right a 1987 live version.
Watch in particular how good looking the ladies were, especially Emmylou Harris. Well, I'm a guy and no need to explain further....


Monday, March 03, 2008


Sweet Smoke Just a Poke

I don't know much about Sweet Smoke. AMG gives no info. I have only a few lines written down from the back sleeve few years back.
In short. It was a US (kinda jazz percussion) band who lived in Germany early 70's and toured in Europe. The band consisted of 5 musicians but helped by family members (the hippie/commune years) so there could be easily 10 people on stage.

Sweet Smoke - Just a Poke 1970
01-Baby Night
02-Silly Sally

Each side of this LP is just one track (17 minutes).
I like the second side best because of the drum/percussion solo : great ! If you like songs like Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky man this is a 'must have' !
But side one is also interesting. This track consist of three parts. The second part (starts at 8.30 minutes) reveals a hidden (not noted on the back sleeve of this LP) cover of the Doors - The soft parade (see my Doors posting february_23).
If you find this interesting check the comments.

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Tonight Laser Radio says Hello Popcorn

Tonight it's again Popcorn evening. Just checking the songs at this moment of writing (friday evening). It seems I have about half of the scheduled songs, not too bad.

So tonight there's on LASER radio already the third 2008 Popcorn programm called Hello 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.

Here's my 'alternative' playlist of Theo's 2008_03_01 Hello Popcorn
01-Jerry Jackson - Se Habla Espanol
02-Chuck Jackson - Any Other Way
03-Pierre Lalonde - It's Gonna Be Cloudy
04-Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
05-Roy Hamilton - Let the music play _take 5
09-Rochell & Candles & Johnny Wyatt - Each Night
10-Martha Reeves & Vandellas - Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)
11-Ritchie Adams - Two Initials
13-Helen Grayco - Teach me tonight
14-Verdelle Smith - Tar and cement
15-Mark Wynter - Shy Girl
19-Gems - A Love Of Mine
21-Matadors - Ace Of Hearts
23-Juliana - You Can Have Any Boy
24-Four Holidays - I Can't Wait
25-Walter Jackson - Then Only Then
26-Byron Lee & Dragonaires - Elizabethan Reggae
27-Imperials - Bermuda Wonderful
29-Gary Criss - My Little Heavenly Angel
31-Savannah Churchill - I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You)
32-Paul Anka - Ogni Notte (Every night)
38-Oscar McLollie & Jeanette Baker - Hey girl, hey boy
40-George Tindley - Just For Her

Please note.
NONE of the above songs are on Theo's playlist. You'll have to listen yourself.
Some songs can be called Popcorn but not all. But they're all 'my alternative songs'.

I did choose as a funny 'bonus' 31-Savannah Churchill - I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You) in it's original 1947 recording. Theo will play the 1950 version (and issued a second time in 1954) by Savannah Churchill with the Lynn Proctor Trio which is a great Popcorn version !

Two video-clips to end with. Left Jerry Jackson - Wide awake a in dream and

right Paul Anka - Piangerò per te, Ogni Volta, Io ho in mente te (7 minutes).

Go to the comments to get the songs of my 'alternative' playlist of Theo's 2008_03_01 Hello Popcorn.


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