Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Today is Queensday in Holland

Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of Oranje-Nassau (born 1938_januari_31 in Baarn), Prinses of Oranje-Nassau, Prinses of Lippe-Biesterfeld, is since 1980 reigning Queen of the Netherlands.
Today is Queensday in Holland. A day when they celebrate the queens birthday. Nowadys a little incorrect though, cause Queen Beatrix was born januari 31.... But her mother (Queen Juliana) was born that day and Beatrix decided to keep Queensday on april_30.

You see on the pictures below Queen Beatrix, crownprince William-Alexander and his Argentinian wife the very nice prinses Máxima.

. Holland was once again ORANGE .

A short but nice article about Queensday can be found at Kats-in-Klompen.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Today 1931 Lonnie Donegan was born

A short while ago someone asked me for a particular song which turned out to be sung by a UK skiffle group beginning sixties. In the end of the fifties skiffle music was very popular in the UK. Lonnie Donegan was part of that 'movement'.

Lonnie Donegan MBE (born Anthony James Donegan in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, on 1931_april_29 and died 2002_november_03) was possibly the most famous of the skiffle musicians with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is also known as the King of Skiffle and is often cited as a large influence on the generation of British musicians who became famous in the 1960s.
Quote by Paul McCartney : "He was the first person we had heard of from Britain to get to the coveted No. 1 in the charts, and we studied his records avidly. We all bought guitars to be in a skiffle group. He was the man."
Quote by Queens Brian May : "He really was at the very cornerstone of English blues and rock."

Check the official Lonnie Donegan webpage or the great site about UK artists.

Here is a Lonnie Donegan's greatest hits selection but if you can buy a live album you will really feel the true fun in this kind of music.
Lonnie Donegan - Puttin' on the style_the greatest hits
01-Rock Island Line
02-Lost John
03-Bring a Little Water, Sylvie
04-Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O
05-Cumberland Gap
06-Gamblin' Man
07-Puttin' on the Style
08-My Dixie Darling
09-Jack O' Diamonds
10-Grand Coolie Dam
11-Sally Don't You Grieve
12-Tom Dooley
13-Don't Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour
14-Battle of New Orleans
15-Sal's Got a Sugar Lip
16-My Old Man's a Dustman
17-I Wanna Go Home
20-Have a Drink on Me
21-Michael Row the Boat
23-The Comancheros
24-The Party's Over
25-Pick a Bale of Cotton

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Sunday, April 27, 2008


Complete Buddy Holly 08

PC-98, # eight in the set of 10 by Purple Chick.
In the file is again complete recording info (date, place, artists and so on) about Buddy Holly and The Norman Petty Trio, Carolyn Hester, Harry Nilsson, Lou Giordano, Rick Tucker, Sonny Curtis & Waylon Jennings.


Saturday, April 26, 2008


Unique Popcornparty tonight in Belgium

Popcorn lovers can attend a unique Popcornparty tonight in Belgium.
DJ Witte does one of his few shows, tonight in Willebroek.

To that special occasion we fly again to Antwerp and use a cab to go to Willebroek. You would be a fool, if you are near, not to go there too and join the party of the year.
There's at the youngsters nowadys an after party but I present ya a pre-party....
Popcorn & oldies Top20 _2008_04_26

01-Admirals Ft Cathy Ryan - 24 Hours A Day
02-King-Pins - A Lucky Guy
03-Clydie King - By Now
04-Hearts - Dear Abby
05-Crystalairs - Dr Jekyll And Mrs Hyde
06-Barbara McNair - Flipped Over You
07-Dalida - Garde-Moi La Dernière Danse
08-Intruders - Gloria
09-Susan Maughan - I Didn't Mean What I Said
10-Karen Verros - Little Boy
11-Nat King Cole - Mr Wishing Well
12-Limelighters - My Sweet Norma Lee
13-Bill Haley & Comets - One Two Three Twist
14-Frankie Love - Stranger At The Dance
15-Nancy Holloway - Tu N'es Pas Venu
16-Royal Robins - Turn Me Loose
17-Le Vons - We're Just Friends Now
18-Lee Estes - You And Johnny Smith
19-Denny & Jenny - You Tear Me Up
20-Vibraharps - Be My Dancing Partner

If you wanna be my dancing partner tonight fill my ballroom-book which can be found in the comment.....


Friday, April 25, 2008


Time magazine : most influential person ?

At first glance, one wouldn't say so....

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Rolling Stones singles collection London years 3

I suppose you all were awaiting to the last one of this super 3CD set of the greatest rock and roll band in the world.

CD 3 ('The Rock Period') is maybe a bit more dismissable, but not entirely: after all, how can one dismiss an album with Honky Tonk Women on it ? And most of the other 'new' tunes on here you probably don't know at all, unless you're a diehard fan, as most of them are singles that were originally culled from Metamorphosis (a stupid situation - the album itself is unavailable on CD, but the singles taken from it are !). The version of Memo From Turner on here actually differs from the one on Metamorphosis: it's much longer and a bit more underarranged; actually, I think it's the authentic soundtrack version, while the old one was really made up as a song, not as a bit of soundtrack. And tacked onto the end are several more songs from the album that made it onto the singles - I Don't Know Why, Try A Little Harder, Jivin' Sister Fanny and, curiously, that ridiculous orchestrated variant of Out Of Time is also on here. Note how the singles all accentuate the late Sixties period, not the less self-assured, inaccurate early Sixties' outtakes. In any case, as of now, this is the only place you can take a sniff of what a Stones' outtake sounds like without having to dive in into the bootleg pool.

1) Street Fighting Man; 2) No Expectations; 3) Surprise Surprise; 4) Honky Tonk Women; 5) You Can't Always Get What You Want; 6) Memo From Turner; 7) Brown Sugar; 8) Wild Horses; 9) I Don't Know Why; 10) Try A Little Harder; 11) Out Of Time; 12) Jivin' Sister Fanny; 13) Sympathy For The Devil.
Check the comment again, and remember you will need all three together !
If you did you can simply unpack them on your harddisk using the password.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Rolling Stones singles collection London years 2

It is so much fun to look in the booklet which was in the original first issue of this 3CD set. You saw the front yesterday. Later editions just give the three (or in Japan even four) cd's sec. It's too bad.

CD 2 (The Pop Period) has eight songs that you certainly need. Among them are such timeless gems as the middle-class bashing 19th Nervous Breakdown and hey, there's Jumpin' Jack Flash ! Funny how the studio version sounds so 'soft' when compared to any live version, right? On the other hand, the magnificent guitar/bass/drums intro was never done live, so you need to hear it in any case. But that's not all (luckily). There are two wonderful Aftermath-style ballads, Sad Day and Long Long While, which would fit in with that album quite perfectly. There's the glorious B-Side to Have You Seen Your Mother..., a mean, echoey, killer blues rocker Who's Driving Your Plane, one of the hardest, most uncompromised tunes they recorded during that period; were it released in 1964, it could have become a classic, as it is, it was just overshadowed by even better songs. There's the famous 'psychedelic' single We Love You, a trippy, piano/Mellotron/brass dominated chant with Lennon/McCartney on backing vocals and lyrics like 'We love you/We love you/And we hope you love we, too', written as a 'thank you' for fans who supported the Stones in jail, and its B-side, the gorgeous ballad Dandelion. And there's the Stones' goodbye to psychedelia, Child Of The Moon, yet another tune that's quite trippy, but this time melodic and wonderfully gentle.

Tracklist CD II:
1) Gotta Get Away; 2) 19th Nervous Breakdown; 3) Sad Day; 4) Paint It, Black; 5) Stupid Girl; 6) Long Long While; 7) Mother's Little Helper; 8) Lady Jane; 9) Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadow?; 10) Who's Driving Your Plane?; 11) Let's Spend The Night Together; 12) Ruby Tuesday; 13) We Love You; 14) Dandelion; 15) She's A Rainbow; 16) 2000 Light Years From Home; 17) In Another Land; 18) The Lantern; 19) Jumpin' Jack Flash; 20) Child Of The Moon.
Check the comment again, and remember you will need all three together !


Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Rolling Stones singles collection London years 1

Album Review Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
The three-disc box set Singles Collection The London Years contains every single the Rolling Stones released during the '60s, including both the A- and B-sides. It is the first Stones compilation that tries to be comprehensive and logical -- for all their attributes, the two Hot Rocks sets and the two Big Hits collections didn't present the singles in chronological order. In essence, the previous compilations were excellent samplers, where Singles Collection tells most of the story (certain albums, like Aftermath, Beggars Banquet, and Let It Bleed, fill in the gaps left by the singles). The Rolling Stones made genuine albums -- even their early R&B/blues albums were impeccably paced -- but their singles had a power all their own, which is quite clearly illustrated by the Singles Collection. By presenting the singles in chronological order, the set takes on a relentless, exhilarating pace with each hit and neglected B-side piling on top of each other, adding a new dimension to the group; it has a power it wouldn't have had if it tried to sample from the albums. Although it cheats near the end, adding singles from the Metamorphosis outtakes collection and two singles from Sticky Fingers, this captures the essence of the '60s Stones as well as any compilation could. Casual fans might want to stick with the Hot Rocks sets, since they just have the hits, but for those that want a little bit more, the Singles Collection is absolutely essential.

Someone elses review, edited by me a little bit.
CD 1 (The R'n'B Period) has five 'new' songs compared to the above mentioned compilations like Hot Rocks. There are the two first Stones' singles: Chuck Berry's Come On, backed with I Want To Be Loved, and Lennon/McCartney's I Wanna Be Your Man, backed with Stoned. All four of these kick butt. I mean, Come On sounds oh so tame and pale compared to the stuff they'd begin to release only a year later, but it's still fun - and shows how much their sound depended on Bill Wyman's amazing basswork in these early days. Mick blows a mean harmonica, too, though! Ah, but the bassline is even more amazing in I Wanna Be Your Man (which, by the way, was written specially for the Stones, and only added later to With The Beatles as an afterthought), the 'ultimate' early Stones' hardcore rocker: the bassline is simply crazy, Mick croaks out the vocals like a maniac, and Keith (Brian?) adds a ferocious, stingy solo. And don't forget about the mean instrumental Stoned (later ripped off by the Beach Boys as Stoked, although probably not off the Stones, but off their common source which I do not know)! Nowadays, it sounds pretty tame, I guess, but can you imagine the horror of mothers every time the mean blues rhythm ceased and Mick uttered 'STONED... OUT OF MY MIND...' I mean, it's like, here come the warm jets! Would you let your daughter go out with a Rolling Stone? No way!
The fifth 'original' track here is a version of Time Is On My Side, quite different from the one you'll find on 12x5: less gospelish organ, more bluesy guitar. I actually prefer this one, but it's your bit.

Tracks CD I:
1) Come On; 2) I Want To Be Loved; 3) I Wanna Be Your Man; 4) Stoned; 5) Not Fade Away; 6) Little By Little; 7) It's All Over Now (I added also a stereo version); 8) Good Times Bad Times; 9) Tell Me; 10) I Just Want To Make Love To You; 11) Time Is On My Side; 12) Congratulations; 13) Little Red Rooster; 14) Off The Hook; 15) Heart Of Stone; 16) What A Shame; 17) The Last Time; 18) Play With Fire; 19) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction; 20) The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man; 21) The Spider And The Fly; 22) Get Off Of My Cloud; 23) I'm Free; 24) The Singer Not The Song; 25) As Tears Go By.

I will post all three cd's in 3 parts in the days ahead and you will need all the links !
Check the comment for part 1.


Monday, April 21, 2008


Today 1978 Sandy Denny died

Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, known as Sandy was born 1947_january_06 and died today 1978_april_21 (at the much too young age of 31) of a traumatic mid-brain hemorrhage, due to complications arising from a fall down stairs.
She was an English singer and songwriter. The late Sandy Denny is revered as the pre-eminent British folk rock singer. She emerged in the mid Sixties while still a teenager, performing on the folk revival scene where she displayed her mastery of traditional singing and interpretation.
Search her name in Google or Yahoo and you will be prompted with all the info you want.

Before she joined in 1968 Fairport Convention (click the label below) and became worldwide famous she recorded earlier in 1967 in Denmark as member of The Strawbs an album called All our own work. Issued in Denmark in 1968 and later on in 1973, for obvious reasons, also in the UK and other countries.
It contains one of her best known songs Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Judy Collins recorded the song, helping to bring Sandy Denny attention) but also most of the others songs are of great musical quality.
Release history : Region_Date_Label_Format_Catalog
United Kingdom_1973_Pickwick_stereo_LP SHM 813
Australia_1973_Summit_stereo_LP SRA 088
Canada_1973_Pickwick_stereo_LP SPI-7019

These versions are all now deleted and the album has not so far (2007) been reissued on CD format. Most of the tracks resurfaced on the 1991 release "Sandy Denny and the Strawbs" (Hannibal Records HNBL 1361) albeit different mixes and some with additional strings.

Here is that superb album which I must have bought beginning 70's.
Strawbs (ft Sandy Denny) - All Our Own Work _1968
01-On My Way
02-Who Knows Where The Time Goes
03-Tell Me What You See In Me
04-Always On My Mind
05-Stay Awhile
06-Wild Strawberries
07-All I Need Is You
08-How Everyone But Sam Was A Hypocrite
09-Sail Away To The Sea
11-Nothing Else Will Do
12-And You Need Me

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Sunday, April 20, 2008


Complete Buddy Holly 07

Historical event : today 1961 failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US troops against Cuba. See my posts earlier this week.

PC-97, # seven in the set of 10 by Purple Chick.
In the file is again complete recording info (date, place, artists and so on).


Saturday, April 19, 2008


Today 1942 Alan Price was born

Today Alan Price was born 1942_april_19 in Fatfield, County Durham, England. Alan Price is a musician, songwriter, record producer and actor.
A self-taught musician, primarily a keyboard player, he was educated at Jarrow Grammar School, South Tyneside, and was a founding member of the Tyneside group The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, then renamed The Animals. His playing on their international hit House of the Rising Sun and other tracks was a key element in the Animals' success. His arrangement of House of the Rising Sun, a traditional folk song, has become more recognisable than previous incarnations.
Check also my 2007_December_18 article about Animals member Chass Chandler.
Alan Price left the Animals in May 1965, to form the highly successful Alan Price Set. Starting in 1966, he enjoyed singles success with I Put A Spell On You, the Randy Newman song Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear, and the original The House That Jack Built, following it up in 1968 with the jazzy Don't Stop The Carnival. His second album, A Price On His Head in 1967 features even seven songs by Randy Newman, at a time when the latter was virtually unknown.
A lot of these songs you will find on my next compilation as well as the great Chuck Jackson hit Any day now.

01-I Put A Spell On You
02-Never Be Sick On Sunday
03-Any Day Now
05-Take Me Home
07-Mercy Mercy
08-Getting Mighty Crowded
09-Willow Weep For Me
10-Yours Until Tomorrow
11-Simon Smith & Amazing Dancing Bear
12-Tickle Me
13-The House That Jack Built
14-Who Cares
16-Don't Do That Again
17-Don't Stop Th Carnival
18-The Time Has Come
19-Love Story
20-My Old Kentucky Home

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Friday, April 18, 2008


DooWop Cafe Record rendez vous 14 ECT

The Doo-wop Cafe is on air 24/7 with great doo-wop shows.
You can attend them live if you JOIN them 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 at 14ECT (20CET) there is again a Record Rendez Vous with dj VTone. And of course we will try to get you in the mood again.....

Boppin & oldies Top20 _2008_04_18
01-Betty O'Brien - Is That The Way You Planned It
02-Donnie Elbert - Believe It Or Not
03-Freddie Scott - Hey, Girl
04-Birdie Green - How Come
05-Ike & Tina Turner - I Idolize You
06-Gene McDaniels - It's a Lonely Town
07-Gentleman June Gardner - It's Gonna Rain
08-Kim Roberts - Mr Right
09-Barry Mann - One Girl
10-Peanuts - Quien Sera
11-Fortune Tellers - School Prom
12-Jackie Ross - Selfish One
13-Clovers - The Gossip Wheel
14-Millie Vernon - The Weatherman
15-Jimmy Beaumont - There's No Other Love
16-Dean Barlow - Third Window From The Right
17-Three Pennies - Why Am I So Shy
18-Tiaras - You Told Me
19-Lesley Gore - Young And Foolish
20-Trini Lopez - Perfidia

Comment section to get this obscure LP :-)


Thursday, April 17, 2008


Today 1930 Chris Barber was born

An advantage of being old can be the variety of music one collected. In them eighties I even collected for ten years just classical music..... By so I don't have anything pop from these years (apart from the well known 50/60/70's artists who still recorded) and I am not interested too. So no bubblegum music for me.
In the nineties I started buying my old fav's on cd and so adding/replacing bit by bit my vinyl collection.

Today is an interesting (historical) day.
Today 1940 British singer Billy Fury was born.
Today 1960 is also the day Eddie Cochran died.
Search for their music my Blog !
Two days ago I offered ya Cruisin' 1961 Arnie 'woo woo' Ginsberg and I pointed to the today's Wikipedia Bay of Pigs Invasion article which was on that sleeve.
And finally today in 1969 Czechoslovak Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubček & (here also) was deposed. I travelled so many times to Eastern Europe and in particular Czechoslovakia/Prague in those years....

Interesting of course, but I wanna go back even more into time, way back....
Donald Christopher 'Chris' Barber was born 1930_april_17 at Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England and is best known as a trombonist playing in his Tradional revivals with his Dixieland jazz band.
Who doesn't remember the hit Petite Fleur with Monty Sunshine on clarinet ?
How great was that Danish female singer Ottilie Patterson (who was at one time Mrs Barber). What a voice. When I am dead and gone their Precious Lord lead me on has to be played....!!!

Nice dixieland for ya all with Chris Barber's Jazz Band - Bandbox #1 _1956
01-Hiawatha rag
02-Si tu vois ma mere ft Monty Sunshine
03-Darling Nellie Gray ft Otillie Patterson
04-Give me your telephone number
05-I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair
06-How long blues ft Otillie Patterson
07-Hot house rag
08-Swanee river
09-Squeeze me ft Otillie Patterson
10-Creole song
11-There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight ft Otillie Patterson

12-Golden striker
13-Don't go 'way nobody
14-Allright okay you win ft Otillie Patterson
15-Ain't nobody's bussiness ft Otillie Patterson
17-Little Liza Jane ft Pat Halcox
18-Tell it to the marines
19-Lonesome ft Monty Sunshine
20-Swanee river (alternate take)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008



Read this somewhere.....

An Irish daughter had not been home for over 5 years. Upon her return, her Father cussed her.
'Where have ye been all this time? Why did ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old Mother thru?'
The girl, crying, replied, 'Sniff, sniff....Dad....I became a prostitute...'

Father 'Yer what!!? Out of here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a disgrace to this Catholic family.'

'OK, Dad-- as ye wish. I just came back to give mum this luxurious fur coat, title deed to a ten bedroom mansion plus a $5 million savings certificate. For me little brother, this gold Rolex.
And for ye Daddy, the sparkling new Mercedes limited edition convertible that's parked outside plus a membership to the country club.......................
(takes a breath)............. and an invitation for ye all to spend New Years Eve on board my new yacht in the Riviera and... ...'

She is then interrupted by her Dad. "Hold on girl, Now what was it ye said ye had become?'

Girl, crying again, 'Sniff, sniff....a prostitute Daddy! Sniff, sniff.'

'Oh! Be Jesus girl! Ye scared me half to death! I thought ye said a Protestant. Come here and give yer old Dad a hug.'

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Cruisin' 1961 Arnie Ginsberg WMEX, Boston

This is the fourth in the small serie of Cruising records. You can get more info about this serie at the great Cruisin' blog. This one is on request (by Mark L) as will be the next one (by Chi-Town) Cruisin' 1960 Dick Biondi WKBW, Buffalo.

The year is 1961 and CRUISIN' presents radio, just as it was then. Like the other volumes in the CRUISIN' series, this record consists of hit songs, radio commercials, jingles, disc jockey chatter and other audio memorabilia from the year. Our host for '61 is Boston's own Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg, the city's number-one disc jockey from 1956 to 1967. Arnie's WMEX show was called Night Train and, through a curious chain of associations with the sounds of trains going "Woo Woo" in the night, Mr. Ginsburg gained his nickname. He was virtually a household word in the New England area thanks to a promotion by the Adventure Car Hop which offered two-for-one specials to any customer who mentioned "Woo Woo" Ginsburg. Adventure also named a special dish after him, the Ginsburger. Arnie's Friday night record hops at the giant Surf Ballroom in Nantasket Beach were a year-round tradition for a decade and every name artist and group eventually played there with Arnie. He was on the air continuously for twelve years and his youthful following was fantastic in its devotion, possibly because he transformed adolescent insecurities into a triumph. His voice - a continual teenage crack - combined with the constant clatter of kazoo, cowbell, buzzer, bermuda bell, car horn, oogah and train whistle, epitomized the noisy awkwardness of teenagery, but Arnie managed to bring it all off with humorous grace.

Please take a precise look at the front scan bottom right. The newspaper headline "Bay of pig'..... Do you also remember that event ?? It was two days from now in 1961 as you can check in the informing Wikipedia Bay of Pigs Invasion article.
Cruisin' 1961 Arnie 'woo woo' Ginsberg WMEX, Boston.
Arnie 'woo woo' Ginsberg resume.
WBOS [Boston] 1957
WMEX [Boston] 1959
WRKO [Boston] 1967
WBCN [Boston] 1970 - GM
WWEL [Boston] 1972 - GM
WXKS [Boston] 1979 - partner
WVJV-TV [Boston] 1985 - owner
Pyramid Broadcasting [Boston] 1987 (WXKS +12 others)
Now: Shel Swartz of The Big 68 WRKO Remembered reports that Arnie retired to his home on the coast of Maine in 1996. Shel says, "In 1997, Arnie was one of just 25 American disk jockeys saluted in a special event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Arnie is considered personally responsible for the breaking out of dozens of rock 'n' roll records in New England."

SIDE ONE (18.01 minutes) starts with The 3D's - Themesong _Wmex Boston
02-Chuck Berry - Nadine _Wmex Tower Of Talent
03-Jive Five - My True Story _Adventure Car Hop Commercial
04-Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart _Wmex Mystery City Contest
05-Clarence Frogman Henry - But I Do _1961 Ford Falcon Commercial
06-Little Caesar & Romans - Those Oldies But Goodies _Wmex Station Id

SIDE TWO (15.54 minutes) continues with Freddie Cannon - Arnie Ginsburg Theme
08-Bobby Lewis - Tossin' & Turnin' _Wmex Teacher Of The Day Contest
09-Del Shannon - Runaway _Wmex Jingle Fenway Dj Promo
10-Shep & Limelights - Daddy's Home _Pal Mal Rock Commercial Mal, The 3D's, and Arnie
11-Lee Dorsey - Ya Ya _1961 Pontiac Commercial
12-Marathons - Peanut Butter

I had/have a problem. This is the tracklist from the CD (you can hear strange cuts) but to the original LP (at least in my country) 4 other songs were here left out/replaced. So I added these as a bonus.
Freddie King - Hide Away, Marcels - Blue Moon, Playmates - Beep Beep, Regents - Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann is so well known by the Beach Boys but here it is by the original artists. Interesting to know is that Barbara Ann was the grilfriend of one of the groupmembers/writers....
Even history has its own history, and our gravel-throated host, Arnie Ginsburg, chose to play a "Blast From The Past" during his reconstructed 1961 show. The flashback is to 1958 and the Playmates. What else could a man with the nickname "Woo Woo" play than Beep Beep?

As usual, I wouldn't be surprised if you find download info in the comment....

Monday, April 14, 2008


Complete Buddy Holly 06

PC-96, the sixth in the set of 10 by Purple Chick.
In the file is again complete recording info (date, place, artists and so on).


Sunday, April 13, 2008


Brook Benton continuing from wednesday

Last wednesday I presented ya part 1 of Brook Benton's 40 greatest hits.
AMG Review by Greg Adams.
40 Greatest Hits is one of the most complete CD anthologies of Brook Benton's Mercury hits. The two-disc set includes every one of Benton's Top 100 pop hits, except for a Christmas single and a minor spoken-word hit. Everything else, including his two rock-oriented duets with Dinah Washington and smash hit The Boll Weevil Song, is here. Benton's smooth Nat King Cole-influenced vocals are very white-sounding at times, but he was a pioneer in hiring black string players for his sessions, and his eclectic choices of material show that he was an artist with broad tastes and exceptional talent. His range is remarkable, spanning gospel, pop, country, rock & roll, and easy listening balladry, and his recordings were often crisply produced in the Nashville Sound-style by Shelby Singleton. Colin Escott wrote the liner notes for this package, which concludes with Benton's last major hit, Rainy Night in Georgia. A cross-licensed collection could conceivably round up his remaining minor hits and be marginally more complete, but 40 Greatest Hits is the ideal summary of Benton's peak years on the chart.

Brook Benton - 40 Greatest Hits 2
21-Baby (You've Got What it Takes) (with Dinah Washington)
22-A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)
(with Dinah Washington)
24-Walk On The Wildside
25-Hit Record
26-Lie To Me
27-Hotel Happiness
28-Still Waters Run Deep
29-I Got What I Wanted
30-Dearer Than Life
31-My True Confession
32-Two Tickets to Paradise
33-Going Going Gone
34-It's To Late To Turn Back Now
35-Another Cup Of Coffee
36-A House Is Not A Home
38-Do It Right
39-Love Me Now
40-Rainy Night In Georgia

Check the comment for more nice (Popcorn) oldies...
EDIT : corrected the link thanks to AJ.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Popcorn party's tonight in Belgium

Popcorn lovers can choose tonight from two great partys in Belgium.
They can go to Kruibeke and DJ Dirk or to Kortrijk and DJ's Rita & Giuseppe.
Take a look at to get more info.

Friday, April 11, 2008


Asterix & Obelix and Tintin complete

I like those old comic books like Tintin. You too ?
Of course you and me bought them all in printed format years ago.

A few days ago I offered ya just one album by Asterix and Obelix in pdf format. Wouldn't it be fun to get more to read on your Windows (??) based Personal computer system ?
Don't tell anyone what I saw here concerning Asterix and here about Tintin.
But maybe you can tell ME in the comment something alike about Lucky Luke.....

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Yesterday 1928 Tom Lehrer himself !!

Born yesterday, in 1928, was Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer, an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater.
My pages 2006_December_18, 16, 14 and 2007_March_10 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

Finally (although I'm not sure about that) I post Tom Lehrer himself.
This is taken from University Mr Kaps 80th birthday.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Today 1988 Brook Benton died 1

Today 1898 Paul Robeson, American singer and civil rights activist was born. He died 1976_january_23. Well known songs by him were Ol' Man River, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho and Summertime. A few years ago I read his autobiography. Interesting stuff. Maybe I can make an article about this great man in the future.

Second to mention is Brook Benton though in a sad way. Today we remember the day he died in 1988.
Brook Benton (19 September 1931 — 9 April 1988) was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he scored hits such as It's Just A Matter Of Time and Endlessly, many of which he co-wrote.
He made a comeback in 1970 with the ballad Rainy Night in Georgia. Benton scored over 50 Billboard chart hits as an artist, and also wrote hits for other performers.

Brook Benton - 40 Greatest Hits 1
01-It's Just a Matter of Time
02-Hurtin' Inside
04-So Close
05-Thank You Pretty Baby
06-With All of My Heart
07-So Many Ways
08-This Time of the Year
09-The Ties That Blind
10-Hither and Thither and Yon
12-The Same One
13-Fools Rush In
14-Someday You'll Want Me to Want You
15-Think Twice
16-For My Baby
17-The Boll Weevil Song
18-Frankie And Johnny
19-It's Just A House Without You

Check the comment for nice (Popcorn) oldies...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Today 1929 Jacques Brel was born

Jacques Romain Georges Brel (April 8, 1929 – October 9, 1978) was a Belgian French-speaking singer-songwriter. Brel was born in Schaarbeek, Belgium, a district of Brussels, but lived half of his life in Paris. He died in Bobigny in the suburbs of Paris, of lung cancer, and is buried in the Marquesas Islands where he lived the last part of his life.

Brel recorded two live albums : En Public à l'Olympia 1961 & En Public à l'Olympia 1964. I offered ya the first one 2007_October_09 and today the second one.

Brel’s second album of 1964 was also his second recorded at the Parisian concert hall Olympia, a venue that was to Europe what Carnegie Hall or the Royal Albert Hall were in their respective countries: you hadn’t made it until you’d played there. By October 16-17, Brel hadn’t just made it – as far as the French and the Belgians were concerned, he was king of the world.
Following close behind Brel’s 1964 studio LP Les Bonbons, Olympia 64 introduces Amsterdam, Mathilde and Tango Funèbre, and revives Au Suivant, all of which would be covered by Scott Walker. It also features Les Bonbons, Les Vieux, Les Toros, and Les Bigotes from his previous album, but the repetition simply demonstrates the difference between Brel in person and in the studio. At Olympia, he inhabits the songs, living the stories, throwing himself in from the outset, acting them out. There is no let-up in drama, satire, or passion. He dies many, many times over the course of the 48 minutes; the rest is spent in sick beds, mobile brothels, and bars. In Les Toros, he becomes a dying bull, staring up at his tormentors, relating it to Waterloo, Verdun, and contemporaneous wars on formerly French territories.

Jacques Brel En Public a l'Olympia Paris 1964_10_16
02-Les Timides
03-Le Dernier Repas
04-Les Jardins Du Casino
05-Les Vieux
06-Les Toros
07-Tango Funèbre
08-Le Plat Pays
09-Les Bonbons
11-Les Bigotes
12-Les Bourgeois
14-Au Suivant

Check the comment to attend Jacques Brel live again.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Today 1922 Mongo Santamaria was born

Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría (April 7, 1922 in Havana, Cuba – February 1, 2003) was an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. He is most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard Afro Blue, recorded by John Coltrane among others. His 1963 hit rendition of Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1950 he moved to New York where he played with Perez Prado, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Fania All Stars, etc. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul, paving the way for the boogaloo era of the late 1960s.

Mongo Santamaria - La Bamba
01-La bamba
04-Jose outside
05-Coconut milk
06-Watermelon man
07-Do it to it
08-Ricky Tick
09-Streak o'lean
10-From me to you

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Sunday, April 06, 2008


Asterix and Obelix

So much fun to read Asterix & Obelix as well as Tintin & Lucky Luke.....
In the comment is a link to an English pdf version of Asterix, the Gaul.

Saturday, April 05, 2008


Tonight : ready steady go ! Popcorn !

For tonight's Popcorn playlist go to LASER radio or the Steady Popcorn and take a look at the playlist.
Saturday at exactly 20hrs local_CET time (14hrs_EST 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.

You can join us in the Laser Radio chatroom.
Chatroom info if you use MIrc. Server: IRCnet Channel:
The language is Dutch but everyone can answer in English. Give it a try if you like the below tunes !! But please be there in time, we have just a small room ... :-)

To get everyone a littlebit 'in the mood' here's my (alternative) playlist.
As usual, this is not a normal LP/CD, just some songs gathered from various singles.
2008_04_05 Steady Popcorn
01-Chuck Jackson - A Tear
02-Steve Alaimo - I Don't Know
03-Roy Hamilton - To The One I Love
05-Jamie Coe - Close Your Eyes
06-Dellwoods - She's A Serious Teenager In Love
08-Five Emprees - Little Miss Sad
09-Don Schroeder - Peggy Sue
12-Russ Loader - When Your Heart Is Broken

14-Kenny Lynch - That's What Little Girls Are Made For
16-Fred Darian - Now And Then
17-Sonny Sinbad - Emily (note !!!)
18-Richard Street & Distants - Save Me From This Misery

23-Dickey Lee - Patches
24-Ray Fleming - Something In The Wind
26-Lacey Jones - Two Time Loser
29-Diane Trask - Lover Is Just Another Name For Fool
31-Dee Clark - High Heel Sneakers
32-Bluesbusters - You're The One
33-Petula Clark - La Nuit N'en Finit Plus
38-Jimmy Williams - My One Desire

The music link is in the comment.

EDIT. Made a mistake.
17-Sonny Sinbad - I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way has to be the song Theo played 17-Sonny Sinbad - Emily. So please rename that in the downloaded file !


Friday, April 04, 2008


George Orwell's novel 1984

George Orwell 1984.

I wrote about George Orwell on 2007_jan_21 on behalf of his birthday. On 2007_june_06 I wrote about Orwell's neighborhood covered in spy-cameras.

April the 4th, 1984. To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Thought Police, from a dead man...

Best is to buy this great book. But the complete text of this novel can also be obtained here. Even watching the video on DVD is possible.
Another way is to listen to an audio-book. If there is need I can upload one read by Richard Matthews for ya. It is 45 chapters of approx 15 minutes. I will make three files of 95MB each (bitrate about 67kbs, good listening quality).
01/45 - Introduction to '1984' by George Orwell
02/45 - Suddenly he began writing in sheer panic
03/45 - Momentarily he caught O'Brien's eye
04/45 - Parsons was Winston's fellow employee
and so on.
Example of the the first part can be optained in the comment.

If there are no (or not enough) requests before april_4 I will just leave it to this message. I will not make your comments public.

EDIT 2008_04_04.
For a limited time the links to this 30hrs audiobook are in the comments.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


Complete Buddy Holly 05

PC-95, the fifth in the set of 10 by Purple Chick.
In the file is again complete recording info (date, place, artists and so on).


Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Today 1973 this very moment Radio Veronica

On monday evening 2 april 1973 there was a big storm on the Northsea together with high tide.
Everyone who was listening to off shore radio station Radio Veronica suddenly heard at 21.15 o'clock an announcement by technician Ruud Doets : "The anchor line is broken and we're drifting towards the coast. We are sorry to interupt our program but hope to return soon. Best regards to our women". Panic, on the vessel, the listeners, but also on a 'board meeting' in Hilversum where a meeting with the Dutch government was prepared which was scheduled on april 18.
The broadcasting went on as long as possible but minutes before the vessel the Norderney passed the Dutch coastline they had to remove the send crystal, otherwise they had been breaking the law. Although so often called a pirate station they weren't pirates at all but only used a leak in the law....
"Uncle Bull" Verweij already ordered 'man before the ship' so everyone left the ship immediately. Without the crew Veronica stranded in the night (so it was tuesday) on the beach quite high against the dunes.Although Radio Veronica wanted to be on land it was not intended this way. It was the next day an emotional moment to walk alongside the ship, I can assure you. It shouldn't be there, it should be on the sea !!
They tried several times to get the vessel into the sea again, but they all failed. Everyone was afraid the ship should break into two because it had to be put into a better place with a lot of force. April 18, when it was high tide again, the Norderney finally could leave the beach. Within hours Rob Out and Tineke de Nooij were the first who could broadcast again. Back in bussiness !!!!!! Hoorray !!!!
Just memories of 35 years ago....

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


JeansMusicBlog exists TWO years .....

When I started my Blog today exactly two years ago I asked myself (and look at the header of my blog) "will it survive one year, two years ?"

My first posting :
This old man has fixed on april fool's day 2006 his own Blog !
What will the future bring ?
Surprise surprise.

Don't expect to see a posting every day. One or two a week will already be an effort for me because I'm still a very busy guy. But who knows with your help ...

Jean Dupree
I think this old, in the meantime now definite retired, man improved the looks of my Blog very much compared to my chosen original template. That's what I'm most proud of..... Still trying to train my brains.... and compete with youngsters.

So today my Blog celebrates it's second birthday party....


Today 1932 Debbie Reynolds was born

Debbie Reynolds (born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, 1932_april_01) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress, singer, and dancer.

At the peak of her career, actress Debbie Reynolds was America's sweetheart, the archetypal girl-next-door; best remembered for her work in Hollywood musicals, she appeared in the genre's defining moment, Singin' in the Rain, as well as many other notable successes. Born in El Paso, Texas, she entered the film industry by winning the Miss Burbank beauty contest in 1948, resulting in a contract with Warner Bros. She soon exited for the greener pastures of MGM, where 1950's Two Weeks with Love garnered Reynolds strong notices. Reynolds acquitted herself more than admirably in 1952's Singin' in the Rain, a film that remains one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever produced. A series of less distinguished films followed, with the studio continuing to insert Reynolds into lackluster projects. Finally, in 1955 she appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the hit The Tender Trap, and two years later starred in Tammy and the Bachelor, the first in a series of popular teen films. In 1959, Reynolds' marriage to Eddie Fisher ended in divorce when he left her for Elizabeth Taylor. The effect was an outpouring of public sympathy which only further increased her growing popularity, and it was rumored that by the early '60s she was earning millions per picture.

Debbie Reynolds - Best of Debbie Reynolds
02-Very Special Love
03-Am I That Easy To Forget?
05-Time After Time
06-Mean To Me
07-Love Is A Simple Thing
09-You Won't Be Satisfied
10-Hooray For Love
11-Aba Daba Honeymoon
(with Carlton Carpenter).
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