DION….”SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK)…..SONG OF THE DAY

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)

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FABULOUS FLIPS…QUIZ

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….

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ELVIS PRESLEY…”IF EVERYDAY WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS” 1966

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

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“GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL JUKEBOX”…..JACK SCOTT VOL. 2

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

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SONG OF THE DAY…ERSEL HICKEY…”BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN” / “HANGIN’ AROUND”

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

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TRIVIA TEASER…542

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…

 

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ANSWER…HEARTS OF STONE (DEL UXE 6062)

ELVIS PRESLEY…”BOSSA NOVA BABY” / “WITCHCRAFT”

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

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