Category: Music 50's & 60's


HERE IS DONNIE OWENS WITH SOME OF HIS BEST SIDES ON THE JAMIE/GUYDEN RECORDS LABEL. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY ONE OF OUR MOST REQUESTED TUNES “NEED YOU” ALONG WITH SOME OTHER GREAT SIDES. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL GUYDEN HIT..”NEED YOU”


NEED YOU


SWEET ANGEL


OUT OF MY HEART


IF I’M WRONG


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JOHNNY MAESTRO AND HIS MUSIC LIVE!!!! IN FACT HE IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ARTISTS ON MY BLOG PAGE AND IS ALSO VERY POPULAR ON MY RADIO SHOW ON http://www.oldiesplus.net DOESN’T MATTER WHAT GROUP..THE CRESTS OR THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE HIS MUSIC IS TIMELESS AND EVERYSONG THAT JOHNNY SANG BECAME HIS OWN.

THIS POST WILL FEATURE A FEW TUNES THAT ARE NOT “A” SIDES OF SINGLE RECORDS, BUT LESS KNOWN. THEY HAVE BECOME FAVORITES ON JOE T’S SODA SHOP. HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE GREAT JOHNNY MAESTRO..TIMELESS TREASURES.


TWEEDLE-DEE ON KING TUT 172..SINGLE RELEASE (1978)


IF MY HEART COULD WRITE A LETTER COED 535 “B” SIDE 1960


BUTTERFLY 1960 FROM COED LP 901


MR. HAPPINESS 1961 COED RECORDS


BESIDE YOU 1958 FLIP OF 16 CANDLES COED 506

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FARON YOUNG IS ONE OF THE GREATEST HIT MAKERS IN COUNTRY MUSIC. BETWEEN 1953 AND 1989 HE CARTED 59 TUNES ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY MUSIC CHART. FARON WAS BORN IN SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA ON FEBRUARY 25, 1932. HIS FIRST HIT SINGLE RECORD WAS “GOIN’ STEADY” IN JANUARY OF 1953. IT BECAME A #2 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD CHART.

“LOVE HAS FINALLY COME MY WAY” CHARTED ON AUGUST 5, 1957 ON CAPITOL RECORDS (CAPITOL 3753) IT BECAME A #12 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD CHART. MANY YEARS AGO WHEN I MET FARON AT A CONCERT OUTSIDE OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, I MENTIONED TO HIM THAT ONE OF MY FAVORITE TUNES OF HIS WAS “LOVE HAS FINALLY COME MY WAY”. HE LAUGHED AND SAID..”BACK IN MY ROCK AND ROLL DAYS”. HE HAD A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND WE SPENT SOME TIME CHATTING ABOUT MUSIC. HE WAS A NICE MAN WHO REALLY ENJOYED HIS FANS AND THE MUSIC.

THE “B” SIDE OF THE SINGLE RECORD WAS THE BEAUTIFUL BALLAD “MOONLIGHT MOUNTAIN”. WHY THIS TUNE NEVER CHARTED AND BECAME A HUGE HIT IS A MYSTERY. I’M SURE YOU WILL ENJOY BOTH SIDES OF THIS WONDERFUL RECORD FROM 1957. FARON DIED IN DECEMBER OF 1996 OF A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND, AT THE AGE OF 64. THE YOUNG SHERIFF AS HE WAS CALLED WAS ALSO THE PUBLISHER OF THE MUSIC CITY NEWS MAGAZINE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

HOPE THAT YOU WILL ENJOY THESE TWO GREAT SIDES, SUNG BY ONE OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S BEST..FARON YOUNG

TILL THE NEXT TIME–JOE (JOE T)

LOVE HAS FINALLY COME MY WAY

MOONLIGHT MOUNTAIN

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SONNY JAMES IS ONE OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S GREATEST CHART ARTISTS. HE HAS CHARTED 72 HIT SINGLE RECORDS ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY MUSIC CHART BEGINNING IN 1953 WITH “THAT’S ME WITHOUT YOU” AND OF COURSE HIS GREATEST HIT OF ALL “YOUNG LOVE” IN 1956.
THE TUNES FEATURED HERE DID NOT CHART. “KATHLEEN” AND “WALK TO THE DANCE” ON CAPITOL RECORDS WERE RELEASED IN 1957. WHY FEATURE THEM? I BOUGHT THE 45RPM RECORD IN 1957 AND PLAYED IT ON MY PHONOGRAPH OVER AND OVER AND HAVE NEVER GOT TIRED OF THIS GREAT RECORD. WHY IT NEVER CHARTED? I DON’T KNOW, BUT WHEN IT IS PLAYED ON MY RADIO PROGRAM….MY AUDIENCE ENJOYS IT.
GIVE THIS GREAT RECORD A LISTEN, I THINK YOU WILL LIKE IT ALSO.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

“KATHLEEN”

“WALK TO THE DANCE”
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THIS IS A CLASSIC RECORDING BY KENNY VANCE & THE PLANO000040000TONES. “LOOKING FOR AN ECHO” IS THE STORY OF A GROUP OF TEENS LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT SOUND. THE RECORDING SAYS IT ALL. DOO WOP AT IS BEST.

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Jay-TraynorJAY TRAYNOR ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER OF JAY AND THE AMERICANS WHO’S HIT RECORDING OF “SHE CRIED” BECAME THE FIRST HIT FOR THE GROUP IN 1962, CHARTING AT #5 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100. HE WAS ALSO A LEAD VOCALIST OF THE MYSTICS, ON TUNES SUCH AS “WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER”, “OVER THE RAINBOW” AND “BLUE STAR”.

HE ALSO TOURED WITH JAY SIEGEL’S TOKENS. JAY PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 2, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 69. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THEIR TIME OF MOURNING.jayamericans3

IT IS SAD TO REPORT THAT PHIL EVERLY HAS PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 74. PHIL WAS BORN ON JANUARY 19, 1939 IN CHICAGO, ILLNOIS. HE AND BROTHER DON EVERLY BECAME THE GREATEST DUO OF THE ROCK ERA. THEY CHARTED 50 HIT RECORDINGS ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1968. PHIL BEGAN SINGING AT THE AGE OF 6, HIS BROTHER DON AT THE AGE OF 8 IN THEIR PARENTS BAND. THEY RECORDED FOR COLUMBIA RECORDS IN 1956 AND THEN SIGNED TO ARCHIE BLEYER’S, CADENCE RECORDS IN 1957. THERE FIRST HIT RECORD WAS “BYE BYE LOVE” IN 1957 A #2 POP HIT AND A #1 COUNTRY HIT IN THE USA. THE EVERYL BROTHERS WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1986.

PLEASE SEE OTHER POSTS ON THE EVERLY BROTHERS ALONG WITH A JUKEBOX OF SOME OF THEIR BIGGEST HITS.

WE SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO THE EVERLY FAMILY. THAT WONDERFUL VOICE IS NOW A PART OF THE HEAVENLY CHOIR.1d39cf7a-16b3-3c48-ba48-d8525ff567dd12bf3145-c70b-3f1b-aa1d-4dfa48382e84323-1-im-Cover-7750Phil-Everly-One-Half-of-the-Everly-Brothers-Dies-Aged-74-413516-2The+Everly+Brothers+4


KIND OF A DRAG 1966


SUSAN 1967


LAWDY MISS CLAUDY 1967


MERCY MERCY MERCY 1967


HEY BABY (THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG) 1967


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JAMBALAYA


LOVESICK BLUES


KAW-LIGA


WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME


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