Thursday, May 29, 2008
Complete Buddy Holly 10
Collecting all ten albums will give ya about ten hours musical pleasure with Buddy Holly and his songs. I sure hope you will like this set.
If you like more Buddy Holly covers let me know. I believe I have one or two other compilation albums.
Labels: buddy holly
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Poll result : What music do YOU prefer
Of course my Blog is MY diary and I can/do write/post about what I like but if it satisfies your appreciation it would be very useful/nice. That's why a simple comment to every posting (at least if you download a 'music file') is so appreciated by me and by every Blogger !! Give us reasons to go on..... Don't be just a 'taker/leecher'. Participate in a discussion !
In the comments are the (few) remarks to this poll.
If you have other suggestions that's also the place to be...
And don't forget to participate in the new poll. It is just one simple click !
Monday, May 26, 2008
Today 1904 George Formby jr was born
Legendary singer and filmstar George Formby did more than any other entertainer to cheer up Britain during the black years of the Great Depression in the 30's, and World War II a decade later. Look at Wikipedia to read his biography.
Here's a 'greatest hits' collection of his original classics, inimitable (though many have tried) performances and inventive songs, shot through with humor, pathos and best of all, blatant innuendo : George Formby - That ukelele man
01-When I'm cleaning windows
02-The window cleaner (no 2)
03-Mr Wu's a window cleaner now
04-Sittin' on the ice in the ice rink
05-Swimmin' with the wimmin'
06-The Lancashire toreador
07-With my little stick of Blackpool rock
08-Our Sergeant Major
10-Sitting on the sands all night
11-Chinese laundry blues
13-In my little snapshot album
14-Mother, what'll I do now
15-Bless 'em all
16-With my little ukelele in my hand
17-I told my baby with my ukelele
18-Frigid air Fanny
19-Leaning on a lamp-post
20-It's turned out nice again
by George Formby to a bunch of soldiers in Normandy.
George was the Elvis of the 1930s,1940s,1950s, nothing in common with Elvis, it's just that the entire British Commonwealth of nations loved him in those 30 or so years and he was the best, but did not think of himself as above anyone else, unlike today's music stars! The guy makes me cry, that age was so innocent, compared to now!
There was early this month elsewhere someone from Botswana (of all places...) who asked for a song (..any song would do..) by George Formby so I promised to post here and today an entire compilation album....
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Repost 2006_10_04 Frank Zappa
When you look at my BLog you may think I only like the real oldies.
So the seventies are also a part of my live.
Sometimes I wonder why I liked that music at the time.
Made today 2 dvd's for my daughter with something they call today 'music'. Really hope she will like it. I don't.
Same goes for my musical appreciation. You can like/dislike it.
Take for instance Frank Zappa's music. I have 20 LP/CD's by him.
I personally like his early music. To a not American it is more understandable than his later compositions. I understand his later work is still great but I have the problem I don't really quite understand his orchestrations.
Anyway I had tonight an enoyable evening with (amongst 2 others) his 1968 album Mothers of Invention - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
I know this may be not his best LP/CD but to me it brings backs back some nice memories of the end 60's. See the comments.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Repost 2006_05_27 Bad habits and the lessons
Read today in the local newspaper something about game junkies (just like drugs/alcohol etc). Todays/future problems.
Remember playing soccer against other district's of my city. It mostly ended up with fighting. But not the way it is today. When one felt down (and cried ..) it was over. Today they 'finish' the whole thing ...
In dental health care one of the new advantages is fluor. It makes your (children's) teeth stronger. But I can tell you from my own experience (....) that's not all. Sugar is bad. Breezer's are bad. Not cleaning your teeth is bad.
I posted earlier a Cassius Clay record. I wouldn't want to fight against him. As far as I know he did a lot for the poor people in the US especially when he became a moslim (whatever you can think of that ; religion is not the issue but the explanation ; I see a dozen moslims a day and we have a lot of fun, even about terrorists ..) and changed his name to Mohammed Ali. Give him credits !!
Here I present you the Adventures of Ali and his Gang vs Mr Tooth Decay from 1976.
Muhammad Ali and friends take on the evils of sugary snacks. I got this one years ago, and this is better than anything I could have hoped for.
Start with Muhammad Ali spending 40 minutes discussing tooth decay. Add appearances by celebrity guest stars like Frank Sinatra and Richie Havens, a bunch of kids, and some truly wooden dialog straight out of a dental textbook. Throw in a song that doesn't make any sense. And if that isn't enough for you, top it off with narration by Howard Cosell.
It was more than enough for me. A sugar high is nothing compared to what I felt listening to this treasure. The clips here barely do it justice ; you want to listen to the whole thing straight through, like I did, and you want to do it twice to catch all the details. Then you want to play it in your car. Your walkman. Your bathroom (while brushing and flossing your teeth) of course. One thing is for sure, I'll never look at ice cream the same way again.
"A Beautiful Children's Story". That's how this strange "educational" album is called on the really trippy back cover, which must have been assembled under the influence of Mescaline-laced toothpaste....
Joining "The Greatest" in his fight against the lead cavity creep are Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Jayne Kennedy, Ossie Davis and Howard Cosell. The experienced voice talent really makes Ali's stilted reading of the script stand apart.
Frank Sinatra is a storekeeper who is about ready to give the kids some Ice Cream on a Hot Summer Day, before Muhammad Ali steps in to save the day, and tell the kids how all that SUGAR in the Ice Cream is the leading cause of Tooth Decay. This Ol' Blue-eyed storekeeper is very happy that Muhammad Ali is interfering with his business. Ali rescues the kids and takes them by bus to a farm. This is an organic fruit and vegetable farm run by a "Mr St John" (played by Ossie Davis) who tells the kids about a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables, and avoiding sugar, and brushing their teeth regularly. He also gives them a talk about preventing tooth decay, but this happens off-mic (while we're flipping the record over, I guess). Instead, we are taken back to the clubhouse scene where Mr Tooth Decay is setting to his nefarious plans. We come back to the farm, and Mr St John repeats the lesson. The kids have questions, but strangely, the most intelligent questions are asked by a woman obviously disguising her voice to sound younger. Then the gang goes back to their clubhouse, and Mr Tooth Decay attacks ! Before Ali can save the day, one of the poor kids falls victim. Medic ! Medic !
Is it any coincidence that this record was produced and co-written by Arther Morrison ? I also notice that this album is copyrighted 1976 by St Johns Fruits and Vegetables Co, of Beverly Hils, CA.I further note St Johns is run by a certain Arther Morrison. Hmmm. Do I smell an angle to this propaganda ? I'm sure you've heard of this one, and maybe you've heard bits and pieces of it in random spots on the web, but here's your chance to have the whole thing to listen to at your own peril.
Just a poll. Can it be me on the left or the right on the first picture ?
Oeffff this is a long one. Sorry. Not entirely my own story....
Info is in the comments. It's in four parts of 10 minute's. 40MB 128Kbits.
Labels: cassius clay
Friday, May 23, 2008
Repost 2007_06_21 Loving memory to my father Nic 1915_06_21
He was a hard worker. He didn't needed much : everything for his family (our mother and their three children).
He was a positive man and a 'singing' guy. While he worked he was singing. Always the 'classics'. He had a nice voice and was invited to join a Russian Kozak choir in the sixties. I remember how much he regretted the fact he had to reject that invitation purely to personal circomstances.
This picture (on the left is my mom) is taken 'today' in 1981 when my dad celibrated his 66th birthday at my place.
On that occasion I gave him a 10LP box containing all the, at the time, available Caruso songs. He was so thrilled with it although I don't think he will have played them a lot (he couldn't handle a turntable).
I never forget the smile on his face : things money can't buy !
When he died in 1989 I only asked two things. This LP box and his handcherchief with his initials.
I still have to digitalize the LP box.
I always carry his (and since two years also my mother's) handcherchief with me.
On this Youtube video you can hear Enrico Caruso sing Vesti la giubba, probably his most well known rendition of this aria from Leoncavallo's opera 'I Pagliacci'.
By the way, isn't it great people make this kind of simple 'historical' video's ?
Look at Wikipedia to read all about Caruso.
My father also liked Mario Lanza. During the last Christmas days I posted his Christmas album.
Again Wikipedia is the place to be to read Mario Lanza's biography. And of course All Music Guide also gives great information.
On this Youtube video you'll see and hear Mario Lanza - Santa Lucia. Great !
RCA issued a few months ago on their label RCA Red Seal 707409 a great 46 track remastered double cd called Essential Mario. I have this and it's a great set ! Recommended to everyone who likes Mario Lanza.
On behalf of my father's birthday I placed a link in the comment to just a few songs not taken from this 2CD (to 'recent' to post).
Examples : Torna A Surriento, La donna e mobile (superb !), Aida, Funiculi Funicula, O Sole Mio, Santa Lucia, Tarentella & Vesti la giubba.
Although these songs are not remastered as on that RCA issue and my bitrate is only 128Kbits I hope some of you will like them. They will not be disappointed.
Funny, when my father died there was no (public) internet. When Google 'indexes' this posting he's also part of 'the new age'....
EDIT in the evening.
My mom and dad know what I am 'doing' at the moment.
Like I always notice, when the problems are the biggest, the help is the nearest. So again today I got a very re-assuring phonecall concerning my future.
Thank you my guardian angels : I treasure those handcherchiefs !
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Repost 2007_01_30 Lazyrebel passed away
Terry55 was the car he always used as signature when posting an item
US Navy Seals & Terry and Tommy speaks for themselves
Terry, to some known as Lazyrebel, passed away today at the age of 62.
Terry wasn't a 'taker' but a 'giver', a superb nice guy.
Imagine, he served the US in Vietnam and lost both hands. But life has to go on. He got two 'hooks' to use instead of normal hands. It was difficult people staring at him. He liked the internet. It was a way to make friends.
Look at Terry's site which he was, since a few month's, building up.
Some time ago I (and a lot of others I understand) got some personal made recordings he made with his band Lazyrebel & The Armed & Dangerous Band (not issued).
Imagine Terry singing but also playing the bass with those two hooks.
I did reread some personal mails and deleted them now, but will keep Lazyrebel in memory.
Hope he has now found peace and a little more luck now up there.
In the comments you will find his fine recordings. Hope for Terry there will be a lot of 'takers' now.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Repost 2006_06_05 Blog 10.000 visitors
Let's go back to almost two years ago.......
Two month's ago (april fools day) I also started a BLog. Just to keep up with you/the youngsters. To learn, to write etc. I still can't handle a mobile phone (sorry son) but I was proud like a child with my first (text only) post : I entered the new world !
Of course I hoped for some vistors somehow in the future but didn't expect too much of it. It would be a lonely matter.
And look now : 10.000 visitors (when you pronounce it it is even bigger) ! Above my wildest dreams.
Of course that will not be 10.000 unique visitors. It's just a counter you see.
Humble as I am ... I guess there will be only a 100 regular BLog visitors. So I thank you all for visiting me a 100 times each (some even twice a day to make the total correct ..) !
Seriously, so far it's been fun. It looks like I've been doing something worthwhile here. Not only to me but also to you.
It calls for a celebration. What to post ? My favorite song, LP, group ? Just a picture ? Do a poll first ?
Well I like the Stones. I don't see much of them on the various BLogs. A lot of Beatles (I hardly can write that name ..) but no Stones. A few weeks ago I played at home for two days only Rolling Stones. I think their starting period is the best. The cover period, the R&B period. Let's say 'till their 5th LP or so.
One song struck me (again). From their later 1978 LP/CD Some girls from which you can see info/tracklist at AMG the song 'Far away eyes'.
'I was driving home early sunday morning through Bakersville listening to gospel music on the colored radiostation and the preacher said ..'.
A great song. Kinda country (parody). Could be a Gram Parsons song.
Here's that LP Some girls. It's only 32Mb because I did it on 112Kbits vinyl, so the advice is to buy .... Hope you (my 100 friends ...) like it.
Up to the next 10.000 !
Look in the comments.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Repost 2007_03_11 Flaco Jimenez
Well known because of Tex-mex music.
Made great albums by himself but also accompanied a lot of other great artists.
A very nice album from Jimenez, who's attracted attention as part of the Texas Tornados recently. He collaborates with an interesting variety of vocalists, as well as Los Lobos, producing an album filled with heart and warm energy, centered on the conjunto style and Jimenez's accordion work. Indeed good stuff.
Stephen Stills, Ry Cooder and of course Emmylou Harris are just a few famous names which you can enjoy when you follow me to the comment section.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Repost 2007_02_05 Billy Fury
I have to tell you all my little sister became today 59 years old (eh sorry : young) !
So happy birthday little sister !!
How she liked in the sixties Billy Fury's Halfway to paradise (written by Carole King).
Remember when Billy Fury was in our country to do a TV concert. It was the first time when more camera's were used and even a zoom camera.
She attended it and came home very excited. It seemed to have been a wonderful evening.
Three weeks later the concert was on TV.
Billy sang I will, Fools errand, Last night was made for love and of course Halfway to paradise. During this last song the camera zoomed in to a girl on the first row in complete adoration with her head in her hands and her elbows on the stage. She was completely in trance, completely 'in heaven', out of this world.
MY little sister that was, my little sister.
Looking at Billy Fury I can imagine she, like so many girls, was crazy about him.
To learn more about Billy Fury go to Wikepedia.
Above you see a nice picture of that girl when she was a little younger. Wasn't she cute ? Although older now, she's still cute. Of course, she's my sister !
Happy birthday again and have a nice evening !
Dear sister in the comment.
Just like the things we talked about this afternoon, this will bring back our youth again a littlebit. Have fun !
Labels: billy fury
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I notice a lot of new visitors just look at my main page to get (music)links of artists/songs they seem to like at that moment.
Half of them don't even look at my Blog history although there must be a lot of interesting stuff for them. So sad. But I understand you don't have much time....
So I decided to use this coming week to repost 'ad random' older articles from the past.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Popcorn & oldies Top20 _2008_05_17
Popcorn & oldies Top20 _2008_05_17
01-Little Eva - Some Kind A Wonderful
02-Bobbettes - In Paradise
03-Marcels - One Last Kiss
04-Trini Lopez - What Have I Got On My Own
05-Della Rae - Hurry Up Summer
06-Ritchie Adams - Two Initials
07-Charlie McCoy - Cherry Berry Wine
08-Johnny Rodriguez - Sister Sue
09-Bobby Valentin - Keep The Faith
10-Pete Terrace - Boogaloo Loo
11-Cal Tjader - Evil Ways
12-Willis Jackson - Boss St Louis Blues
13-Vocalaires - These Empty Arms
14-Jimmie Beaumont - I'm Gonna Try My Wings
15-Bruce Cloud - Let Me Come Back Home
16-Accents - Enchanted Garden
As everyone will know this is not a commercial available album. Just a personal compilation from several singles/LP's.
Labels: compilation popcorn
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sam Cooke's rhythm and blues
05-Baby Won't You Please Come Home
06-Please Don't Drive Me Away
07-Nothing Can Change This Love
08-But Not For Me
09-Don't Get Around Much Anymore
10-Trouble In Mind
11-Little Girl Blue
12-I Lost Everything
13-Chains Of Love
14-Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
15-Since I Met You Baby
16-Cry Me A River
18-Little Red Rooster
19-Out In The Cold Again
20-One More Time
More Sam Cooke on my Blog by clicking the label.
Labels: sam cooke
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Today 1953 Mike Oldfield was born
Suppose everyone will have this outstanding album.
If you are the exception simply check the comments....
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Interesting historical event today 1955
Still have to digitalize all my video's about the fall of the Berlin wall and all that happened in the month's ahead......
Wanda, hope you will have a good trip to Berlin and please visit the places I mentioned !
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Today Danny Kirwin was born
Check the Penguin Archives for his biography.
From Wikipedia info about the album Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House :
After Green left in 1970, the band considered splitting up, but they continued briefly as a four-piece before recruiting keyboard player Christine McVie. Kirwan and Spencer handled the guitars and vocals together on the Kiln House album, released in the summer of that year, and they were able to continue the working relationship they had started whilst recording Spencer's solo album the previous year.
Kirwan's songs on the album included Station Man (co-written with Spencer and John McVie) which became a live staple for some years, stretching into the post-1974 Buckingham-Nicks era. His other songs were Jewel-Eyed Judy, dedicated to a friend of the band, Judy Wong; the energetic Tell Me All The Things You Do, and Earl Gray, an atmospheric instrumental which Kirwan largely composed while Peter Green was still in the band. Kirwan could also be heard providing distinctive backing vocals to some of Spencer's numbers, such as the 1950s-flavoured album opener, This Is The Rock.
Other Kirwan compositions from the second half of 1970, such as those that eventually surfaced on the 2003 "Madison Blues" CD box set, included Down At The Crown, with lyrics centring on a pub down the lane from the communal band house 'Benifold' in Headley, Hampshire. The unsuccessful single Dragonfly, recorded late in the year, was also written by Kirwan, and included lyrics adapted from a poem by WH Davies. Peter Green said of Dragonfly, "The best thing he ever wrote... that should have been a hit." This was not to be the last time Kirwan used a poem as lyrics for a song, and may have been a solution to Kirwan's apparent occasional lack of inspiration when writing lyrics. The B-side of the single, The Purple Dancer, was a co-written effort uniquely featuring both Kirwan and Spencer on lead vocals.
Date 2007_October_29 my Blog featured Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On 1969
Sooooo much better than the 'poppy' Fleetwood Mac with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks as you can check for yourself if you follow the instructions in the comment......
Labels: Fleetwood Mac
Monday, May 12, 2008
Paul McCartney - Chobba B CCCP _1988
02-Twenty Flight Rock
03-Lawdy Miss Clawdy
04-I'm In Love Again
05-Bring It On Home To Me
07-Don't Get Around Much Anymore
08-I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday
09-That's All Right Mama
11-Ain't That A Shame
Check Furyanimal at MUSICNEWS 2008 if you are interested !
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Mother's day 2008 may
Hey folks does the next lines sounds familair ???
Because I said so, that's why
Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about
Don't put that thing in your mouth; you don't know where it's been!
You have enough filth behind those ears to grow potatoes!
Shut your mouth and eat your supper
If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up
You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone
If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!
This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it
If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.
Make sure to change your underwear always; you never know when you'll have an accident. At age of sixteen changed into : you never know when you meet a nice girl
C'mon close that door! Were you born in a barn?
If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all
There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do
Stop acting like your father!
One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you
When you get to be my age, you'll understand
This last one brings me to a light hearted presentation of what we all think about our moms, at different points of our lives. Don't get surprised because we all have the same tendency towards our mothers!
04 Years of age - My Mommy can do anything
08 Years of age - My Mom knows a lot ! A whole lot
12 Years of age - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything
14 Years of age - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either
16 Years of age - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned
18 Years of age - That old woman ? She's way out of date
25 Years of age - Well, she might know a little bit about it
35 Years of age - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion
45 Years of age - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it
65 Years of age - Wish, I could talk it over with Mom
So true, so true. Thanks mom and dad for giving me life and raising me the best you could !!! Same goes of course for my sister and brother.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Mother's day 2008_05_11
Starting with Mother Sure Was Right & Why Didn't I Listen To Mother and ending with Your Wife And Mother.
Johnny Preston - Madre de Dios (Mother of God) is a littlebit out of order but I hád to include it. As a kinda bonus I added one of my first postings, the much searched Troy Hess - Please Don't Go Topless, Mother.
02-Bentleys - Why Didn't I Listen To Mother
03-Ulysses L Baxter - Mother, Congratulate Your Son
04-Connie Francis - Gli Occhi Di Mia Madre
05-Darts - A Mother's Love
06-Desmond Dekker & Aces - Mother's Young Gal
07-Gary Leath - Mother Said
08-Hi-Fi Guys - Rock'n'roll Killed My Mother
09-Jack Dupree - Shakin' Mother For You
10-Jo Ann Campbell - Mother Please !
11-Jo Jo Bennett & Mudies All Stars - Mothers Love
12-Johnny Preston - Madre De Dios
13-Johnny Ray & Timi Yuro - A Mothers Love
14-Laurie London - My Mother
15-Miracles ft Smokey Robinson - If Your Mother Only Knew
16-Oxfords ft Darrell - But Your Mother She Said No
17-Pat Hervey - A Mother's Love
18-Sandra Phillips - Some Mother's Son
19-Toni Carroll - Mother
20-Virtues & Ambassadors - Your Wife And Mother
21-Troy Hess - Please Don't Go Topless, Mother
I just wonder how many of these songs you will have...
So quickly go to the comments, download this one and burn a cd-r. Instead of the usual gifts like sweets or 'neccesary' things for the (her..??..) household or just a bunch of flowers you can give her an hour of musical ode to mommie !
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Complete Buddy Holly 09
Luckily I still have a few albums 'in stock'. Here's the first one.
Labels: buddy holly
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Ron Goodwin Elizabeth serenade_Venus waltz
I was so glad that girl should also be present at my sisters party. Couldn't sleep the weeks before. Had a single Ron Goodwin - Elizabeth serenade / Venus Waltz. O how she looked like the girl on it, a real Venus. Even clicked the sleeve on the wall of my room. The girls were only allowed to attend the party if they were brought home safely. My father would do. It was a nice party with the usual, lemmie say, try and sometimes error.... When the party was over my dear daddy brought the girls home. The last one was the girl I liked so much. But my dad made a bad mistake. He just stopped the car in front of her house instead of just a block away. I had other plans which now ended up in smoke ! You may understand I was so mad at my dad, of course later on he understood.
I lost the single over the years. You know how it goes... But always remembered the girl. Janine E from M. Little sister, when you read this do you remember also ?
Was looking for the single on vinyl fairs for years or at least a replica scan but never found it. Yesterday after Theo Dumoulin's show I stayed on the Laser chat and DaveH helped me finding the scan. Here it is. Didn't I had/have a good female taste ? Sadly mrs SV had to remark 'Jean, do you think she still looks like that picture ??'. How mrs SV could take my romance thoughts away....
My Blog is a personal diary, a place of remembrance... Share your thoughts also in the comments.
My little sister wrote me. She and my mother remembered so well how deeply I felt in love with this girl....
But all women seem to be the same.... She told me that all girls had their hair like that. And her nose was much sharper compared to this picture. And.....
How women can take my romance thoughts away...
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Gypsy Popcorn tonight on Laser radio !
Saturday at exactly 20hrs local_CET time (14hrs_ECT 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: #laserradio.nl
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 as usual my (alternative) playlist.
As usual, this is not a normal LP/CD, just some songs gathered from various singles/albums. I follow Theo's playlist tracks but just use some other songs by the same artists. So there is popcorn and non-popcorn !
04-Gladstone Anderson - Movie Star
06-Gene Bua - Blue Eyed Darling
13-Dean And Jean - I Cry
14-Byrdie Green - Get A Hold Of Yourself
15-Johnny Duncan - Wheels
16-Freddie Houston - Chills And Fever
18-James Darren - Angel Face
20-Azie Mortimer - Put Yourself In My Place
21-Kenny Lynch - Stand by me
22-Danny White - One Way Love Affair
23-Roy Hamilton - Only You
25-Jerry Wallace - Little Miss Tease
27-Dickey Lee - Wolverton Mountain
28-Duffy Powers - If I Get Lucky Some Day
31-Phil Phillips & Twilights - Sea Of Love
32-Nick Todd - Tiger
36-Aaron Neville - Waitin' at the Station
37-Baba Brooks ah Band - Watermelon Man Ska
38-Obrey Wilson - In A Woman's Eyes
The music link to this, in my opinion very nice, compilation is in the comment.
Labels: compilation popcorn
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Interesting historical event today 1960
At first, the United States government denied the plane's purpose and mission, but was forced to admit its role as a covert surveillance aircraft when the Soviet government produced its remains (largely intact) and surviving pilot, Gary Powers. Coming just over two weeks before the scheduled opening of an East-West summit, the incident was a great embarrassment to the United States and prompted a marked deterioration in its relations with the Soviet Union.
Check a not complete article at Wikipedia.
Gary Powers died 1977_august_01 when his helicopter ran out of fuel and crashed just a few miles from Burbank Airport.
In 2000, on the 40th anniversary of Powers being shot down, his family was finally presented with his posthumously awarded Prisoner of War Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross and National Defense Service Medal. In addition, then CIA Director George Tenet, authorized Powers to posthumously receive the CIA "Director's Medal" for extreme fidelity and courage in the line of duty.
According to his son, when asked how high he was when flying on May 1, 1960, Powers would often reply, "not high enough".
So today is a day to remember Gary Powers.