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DION IS ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE OF ALL THE ROCK AND ROLL ARTISTS TO COME ALONG SINCE THE 1950S.  HIS AMAZING VOICE HAS SENT MANY A HIT ON TO THE BILLBOARD POP SINGLES CHARTS SINCE 1958, WITH DION & THE BELMONTS…THAT FIRST HIT IS THE CLASSIC…”I WONDER WHY” A #22 POP HIT AND A TIMELESS DOO-WOP STANDARD.  DION, AS PART OF DION & THE BELMONTS AND AS A SOLO ARTIST HAS CHARTED…33 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 AND 7 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD R&R CHART.

DEJA NU ALBUM BY DION WAS RELEASED IN 2000 ON THE COLLECTABLES LABEL…THE FIRST TRACK ON THAT ALBUM IS…”SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK).  THE RECORDING SOUNDS AS IF IT HAD BEEN RECORDED BY DION AND NOT RELEASED FOR YEARS…BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE.  THE POP/DOO-WOP SOUNDING TRACK IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC.  HAD IT BEEN RELEASED DURING HIS HEYDAY IN THE EARLY 60S, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MILLION-SELLER.  “SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK) IS A FAVORITE ON MY RADIO SHOW ON www.oldiesplus.net WHERE IT FITS IN WITH THE ROCK AND ROLL HITS OF THE 50S AND 60S AND THE GREAT DOO-WOP CLASSICS.

CLICK THE TITLE BELOW…LISTEN AS DION SINGS A “TRUE CLASSIC”….”SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK)…THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER IS STILL CREATING WONDERFUL MUSIC….

Shu-Bop (The Lost Track)

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

THE FOLLOWING SONGS ARE ALL FABULOUS FLIPS…SOME CHARTED…SOME DID NOT…BUT ALL OF THESE TUNES EITHER RECEIVED AIR-PLAY OR HAVE BECOME FAN FAVORITES…LISTED ARE THE FLIP SIDES…IF THEY CHARTED THEIR CHART POSITION IS LISTED AND THE YEAR THE “A” SIDE CHARTED….CAN YOU NAME THE “A” SIDE OR TOP SIDE OF THESE WONDERFUL TUNES…

1…DON’T GAMBLE WITH LOVE…PAUL ANKA 1957

2…A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL (10)…FRANKIE AVALON 1959

3…DON’T WORRY BABY (24)…BEACH BOYS 1964

4…I DON’T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY (39)…THE BEATLES 1965

5…REELIN’ & ROCKIN’…CHUCK BERRY 1958

6…BERNARDINE (14)…PAT BOONE 1957

7…WELCOME ME LOVE (48)…BROOKLYN BRIDGE Featuring JOHNNY MAESTRO 1969

8…TEEN-EX (47)…THE BROWNS 1960

9…BORN TO LOSE (41)…RAY CHARLES 1962

10.LITTLE BOY IN LOVE…JIMMY CLANTON 1959

11.ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART…THE COASTERS 1958

12.MAGIC MOMENTS (4)…PERRY COMO 1958

13.OVER AND OVER (41)…BOBBY DAY 1958

14.BULLMOOSE…BOBBY DARIN 1959

15.THAT’S MY DESIRE…DION & THE BELMONTS 1959

16.HONEY CHILE…FATS DOMINO 1956

17.THE QUIET THREE (46)…DUANE EDDY 1959

18.MAYBE TOMORROW…EVERLY BROTHERS 1957

19.I’M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE…THE CRICKETS (BUDDY HOLLY) 1957

20.HOME FROM THE HILL…THE KINGSTON TRIO 1960

21.DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY…RICKY NELSON 1958

22.CANDY MAN (25)…ROY ORBISON 1961

23.IT’S A MATTER OF TIME…ELVIS PRESLEY 1972

24.I’D DO IT AGAIN…BOBBY RYDELL 1960

25.I’LL TRY…CONWAY TWITTY 1958

HOW GOOD DID YOU DO?…….THE CORRECT ANSWERS WILL BE POSTED IN FABULOUS FLIPS…ANSWERS…TO BE POSTED IN A COUPLE OF DAY….

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TUNES IS ELVIS PRESLEY’S CLASSIC…”IF EVERYDAY WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS” FROM 1966.  THIS AMAZING RECORDING IS ELVIS AT HIS EMOTIONAL BEST…THE SONG WAS WRITTEN BY RED WEST AND GLEN SPREEN.  ELVIS RECORDED THE SONG ON JUNE 10, 1966, AT RCA STUDIO IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

ALTHOUGH THE SINGLE DID NOT CHART…IT HAS BEEN CREDITED WITH SALES OF OVER 1 MILLION COPIES.  THE RCA SINGLE WAS RELEASED ON A STANDARD RELEASE ON (RCA-47-8950) IN NOVEMBER OF 1966 AND ON RCA GOLD STANDARD SERIES AS (RCA 447-0681) IN MAY OF 1972.  THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE ON BOTH RELEASES WAS…”HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE” FROM HIS 1963 MOVIE…IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR.  IT DID NOT CHART.

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT TO YOU…ELVIS PRESLEY…SINGING HIS CLASSIC CHRISTMAS RECORDING OF…”IF EVERYDAY WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS”…JUST LISTEN TO THE WORDS AND THE EMOTION OF THIS WONDERFUL RECORDING…ELVIS PRESLEY…”THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL” AT HIS BEST….

If Every Day Was Like Christmas

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY VOL. 2 OF THE LEGENDARY JACK SCOTT…AT HIS VERY BEST

I Never Felt Like This-1959

Baby Baby-1960

It Only Happened Yesterday-1960

Patsy-1960

Sad Story – 1962

A Little Feeling (Called Love) – 1961

Now That I – 1961

Geraldine – 1958

Cool Water – 1960

Save My Soul – 1958

There Comes A Time – 1959

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

ERSEL HICKEY WAS BORN IN BRIGHTON, NEW YORK…A SUBURB OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK ON JUNE 27, 1934.  THE ROCKABILLY  SINGER/GUITARIST IS BEST KNOW FOR HIS 1958 HIT RECORD…”BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN”.  THE SINGLE RECORD ON THE EPIC RECORD LABEL (9263) MADE ITS BILLBOARD  TOP 100 DEBUT ON APRIL 28, 1958.  THE SINGLE CLIMBED THE TOP 100 TO #75, REMAINING ON THE CHART FOR 6 WEEKS.  THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE RECORD WAS…”HANGIN’ AROUND”…IT DID NOT CHART.

ERSEL WOULD NOT CHART ANOTHER TOP 100 HIT ALTHOUGH HE WOULD RECORD MANY OTHER GREAT SIDES INCLUDING…”GOIN’ DOWN THAT ROAD” 1958…”YOU NEVER CAN TELL” 1958…AND MANY OTHERS.  HE MAY BE CONSIDERED A ONE-HIT WONDER…BUT THE FACT IS…HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST EARLY ROCKABILLY ARTISTS…HIS ONLY CHARTED HIT “BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN”, HAS BEEN COVERED BY SUCH LEGENDARY ARTISTS AS, RONNIE HAWKINS, RITCHIE VALENS AND THE BEACH BOYS.  ERSEL HICKEY WROTE AND RECORDED HIS TIMELESS CLASSIC THAT IS MORE POPULAR TODAY THEN IT WAS BACK IN 1958.  ERSEL PASSED AWAY IN JULY OF 2004 AT THE AGE OF 70.

WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT ERSEL HICKEY SINGING BOTH SIDES OF HIS EPIC HIT RECORD…A SOLID GOLD CLASSIC FROM “THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”

Bluebirds Over The Mountain

Hangin’ Around

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

TODAYS TRIVIA TEASER QUESTION IS…OTIS WILLIAMS & HIS CHARMS CHARTED MANY HIT R&B/DOO-WOP AND POP HIT RECORDS.  IN OCTOBER OF 1954 THEY CHARTED THEIR BIGGEST R&B HIT AND A MONTH LATER THEY CHARTED THEIR FIRST POP HIT…WITH THIS SAME CLASSIC TUNE.  THE RECORD WENT ON TO BECOME A #1 R&B HIT, REMAINING AT #1 FOR 9 WEEKS AND A #15 POP HIT…SELLING A MILLION COPIES AND EARNING THEM A GOLD RECORD AWARD.

CAN YOU NAME THIS CLASSIC TUNE FROM…OTIS WILLIAMS AND HIS CHARMS?

 

THE ANSWER IS PRINTED BELOW…

 

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

 

 

 

 

ANSWER…HEARTS OF STONE (DEL UXE 6062)

ELVIS PRESLEY CHARTED HIS LAST BILLBOARD R&B HIT SINGLE IN NOVEMBER OF 1963…A TUNE FROM HIS MOVIE…”FUN IN ACAPULCO”…”BOSSA NOVA BABY” (RCA VICTOR 47-8243), MADE ITS R&B DEBUT ON NOVEMBER, 16, 1963.  THE SINGLE RECORD WOULD CLIMB THE R&B CHART, REACHING #20.  ELVIS CHARTED HIT SINGLE RECORDS ON THE R&B CHART FROM 1956 THROUGH 1963.  HE WOULD PLACE 35 TUNES ON THE CHART IN THAT TIME.  SIX OF THE SINGLE RECORDS WOULD BECOME #1 HITS, 23 WOULD BECOME R&B TOP 10 HITS.  ELVIS WOULD BE THE #2 ARTIST ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART DURING THE 1950’S…SECOND TO THE LEGENDARY, FATS DOMINO.

THE “B” SIDE OF “BOSSA NOVA BABY” WAS “WITCHCRAFT”, A TUNE THAT WOULD BECOME A #32 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100, BUT DID NOT CHART ON THE R&B SINGLES CHART.  “BOSSA NOVA BABY” CHARTED AT #8 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100…THE SINGLE EARNED ANOTHER GOLD RECORD FOR ELVIS, WITH SALES OF OVER 1 MILLION COPIES.

“THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL” IS PROUD TO PRESENT ELVIS PRESLEY SINGING BOTH SIDES OF HIS LAST CHARTED BILLBOARD R&B SINGLE RECORD FROM 1963…

“KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE”

Witchcraft

Bossa Nova Baby

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

MARK DINNING CHARTED JUST 4 BILLBOARD HOT 100 HITS.  THEY WERE ALL ON THE MGM RECORDS LABEL AND CHARTED BETWEEN DECEMBER 21, 1959 AND FEBRUARY 20, 1961.  HE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 17, 1933 IN DRURY, OKLAHOMA.  HE IS THE BROTHER OF THE DINNING SISTERS VOCAL TRIO.  HE PASSED AWAY IN MARCH OF 1986, AT THE AGE OF 52.  HIS HITS INCLUDE THE #1 HIT…”TEEN ANGEL” A SONG THAT HELD THE #1 SPOT ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 FOR 2 WEEKS AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 18 WEEKS.  THE TEENAGE…TRAGIC LOVE SONG ALSO CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART…CLIMBING TO #5.  “TEEN ANGEL” SOLD OVER 1 MILLION COPIES…AND EARNED A GOLD RECORD AWARD.

THE FOLLOWING ARE MARK DINNING’S HOT 100 HITS…TEEN ANGEL…(12845) 12/59 #1…A STAR IS BORN (A LOVE HAS DIED)…(12888) 4/60 #68…THE LOVIN’ TOUCH…(12929) 8/60 #84….TOP FORTY, NEWS, WEATHER AND SPORTS…(12980) 2/61 #81.

“THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL” IS HAPPY TO BRING THESE MARK DINNING TUNES TO YOU…TO ENJOY!!!

Teen Angel

A Star Is Born (A Love Has Died)

The Lovin’ Touch

Top Forty, News, Weather and Sports

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

BORN SANDER NELSON ON DECEMBER 1, 1938 IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA.  SANDY WENT ON TO RECORD 9 BILLBOARD HOT 100 HIT RECORDS.  HE BECAME A PROMINENT STUDIO MUSICIAN…HE CAN BE HEARD ON MANY HIT RECORDS, INCLUDING…A THOUSAND STARS…TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM AND ALLEY OOP.

HIS BIGGEST HITS BOTH BECAME BILLBOARD HOT 100, TOP TEN HITS…THEY ARE…”TEEN BEAT”, THAT SINGLE RECORD CHARTED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 1959.  IT WAS RELEASED ON THE ORIGINAL SOUND (5) RECORD LABEL.  THE SINGLE BECAME A HUGE HIT AS IT REACHED #4 ON THE HOT 100 AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 16 WEEKS.  “TEEN BEAT” CROSSED OVER TO THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART AND BECAME A #17 HIT.  SANDY’S SECOND HIT CHARTED ON OCTOBER 30, 1961 ON THE IMPERIAL RECORDS LABEL.  “LET THERE BE DRUMS” IMPERIAL (5775) BECAME ANOTHER TOP 10 HIT AS IT CLIMBED THE HOT 100 TO #7 AND REMAINED ON THE POP CHART FOR 16 WEEKS.

HIS ONLY OTHER TOP 40 POP HIT CHARTED ON FEBRUARY 10, 1962.  “DRUMS ARE MY BEAT”, IMPERIAL (5809) REACHED #29 ON THE HOT 100 AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 7 WEEKS.  IN 1963 SANDY LOST PART OF HIS LEG IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, BUT HE RETURNED TO PERFORMING IN 1964.

WE ARE PROUD TO BRING TO YOU, BOTH OF SANDY NELSON’S TOP 10 HITS…HIS CLASSIC…”TEEN BEAT” AND HIS TOP 10 HIT…”LET THERE BE DRUMS”…BOTH ARE A PART OF THE GREAT INSTRUMENTAL HITS…THAT ARE FROM “THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

Sandy Nelson – Teenbeat

Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

ROCK AND ROLL BAND THAT WAS FOUNDED BY GERRY GRANAHAN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.  THE GROUP WAS NAMED AFTER THE NICKNAME OF DICK CLARK’S SON, DICKY DOO.  OTHER GROUP MEMBERS INCLUDED…HARVEY DAVIS, BASS…RAY GANGI, GUITAR…AL WAYS, SAX…AND DAVE ALDRED (EX-DRUMMER OF BUDDY KNOX’S RHYTHM ORCHIDS).

THEIR HITS INCLUDED:  CLICK-CLACK..#28 IN 1958…NEE NEE NA NA NA NA NU NU…#40 AND THE FLIP-SIDE…FLIP TO BOX…#46 IN 1958.  LATER IN THE YEAR,  LEAVE ME ALONE (LET ME CRY) CHARTED AT #44 AND THE GROUPS LAST CHARTED HIT…TEARDROPS WILL FALL…CHARTED AT #61 IN FEBRUARY OF 1959…ALL OF THE GROUPS HITS WERE ON THE SWAN RECORDS LABEL.

JOE TROIANO’S “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL” IS PROUD TO PRESENT…DICKY DOO AND THE DON’T…SINGING THEIR ORIGINAL GREATEST HITS FOR YOU TO ENJOY…

Click-Clack (1958)

Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu (1958)

Flip Top Box (1958)

Leave Me Alone (Let Me Cry) (1958)

Teardrops Will Fall (1959)

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)