THE TUNE ROCKERS…”THE GREEN MOSQUITO”

427088_385400898136623_2123543331_nTHE TUNE ROCKERS ARE AN INSTRUMENTAL ROCK AND ROLL BAND FROM BUFFALO, NEW YORK. MEMBERS INCLUDED GENE STRONG…LEAD GUITAR, FRED PATTON…GUITAR…JOHNNY CAPELLO…SAX, TIM NOLAN…BASS AND MICKEY VANDERLIP…DRUMS.

ON AUGUST 25, 1958 THEIR UNITED ARTISTS SINGLE (139) MADE ITS BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART DEBUT. THE SINGLE RECORD BECAME A BIG HIT, PEAKING AT #44 AND REMAINING ON THE HOT 100 FOR 10 WEEKS. THE FLIP-SIDE OF THE RECORD…”WARM UP”, DID NOT CHART. THROUGH THE YEARS “THE GREEN MOSQUITO” HAS BEEN A FAVORITE ON OLDIES RADIO. THE TUNE ROCKERS WERE HONORED IN 2012 BY THEIR INDUCTION INTO THE BUFFALO MUSIC…HALL OF FAME FOR THEIR CLASSIC RECORDING.

JOHNNY CAPELLO ALSO CHARTED HIT RECORDS AS LEAD SINGER OF THE DOO-WOP GROUP…THE GRADUATES. THEY CHARTED HITS WITH…”BALLAD OF A GIRL AND BOY” IN 1959 AND “WHAT GOOD IS GRADUATION” THAT SAME YEAR.

WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY LISTENINING TO THE TUNE ROCKERS, AS THEY PERFORM BOTH SIDES OF THEIR CLASSIC 1958 HIT RECORD.

Tune Rockers, Green Mosquito

Warm Up , Tune Rockers

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL JUKEBOX…DEL SHANNON

images (59)IN 1961 I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING DEL SHANNON AFTER A CONCERT A THE ROCHESTER WAR MEMORIAL…IT WAS A WINTER NIGHT AND THE ROADS WERE COVERED WITH SNOW…THERE WAS NOT A LARGE CROWD AT THE SHOW BUT DEL SHANNON HEATED THE BUILDING UP WITH HIS WONDERFUL MUSIC AND HIS KINDNESS TO THE CROWD THAT MADE IT TO THE SHOW…HE WAS A VERY GENTLE MAN WHO SHOWED HIS FANS THAT HE REALLY CARED…WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY SOME OF DEL’S CLASSIC HITS…

Del Shannon Runaway 1961

Del Shannon Hats Off to Larry 1961

Del Shannon Hey Little Girl 1961

Del Shannon Little Town Flirt 1962

Del Shannon So long Baby 1961

Del Shannon Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun) 1964

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL JUKEBOX….THE GRADUATES…”THE BALLAD OF A GIRL AND BOY” & THEIR OTHER CLASSIC SIDES

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The Graduates What Good is Graduation

Graduates – Lonely

THE GRADUATES (Buffalo,NY)- CARE-1959 Shan-Todd- B ( GRAET DOOWOP)

Ballad Of A Girl & Boy-1959

HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE CLASSIC RECORDINGS….THE GRADUATES, FROM BUFFALO, N.Y. ONE OF THE BEST FROM THE LATE 1950S

TILL THE NEXT TIME…JOE (JOE T)

TRIVIA TEASER….545

images (4)VITO PICONE WAS THE LEAD SINGER OF THIS GROUP FROM STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK THEY CHARTED A #1 HIT RECORD IN 1958 ON THE APT RECORDS LABEL. THE RECORD WOULD BE THE GROUPS ONLY BILLBOARD CHARTED HIT….CAN YOU NAME THE GROUP.

THE ANSWER IS PRINTED BELOW

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

ANSWER: THE ELEGANTS

GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL JUKEBOX…PATTI PAGE (2)

13 A Poor Man’s Roses (Or a Rich Man’s Gold)

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16 Left Right Out of Your Heart

14 Old Cape Cod

17 One of Us (Will Weep Tonight)

20 The Boys’ Night Out

Till the next time…Joe (JoeT)

GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL JUKEBOX….PATTI PAGE

patti page05 I Went To Your Wedding 1952

08 With My Eyes Wide Open 1959

03 Tennessee Waltz 1950

01 Mockingbird Hill 1951

01 (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window-

More hits to come…
Till the next time—Joe (JoeT)

PATTI PAGE

Patti Page was born on November 8, 1927 in Muskogee, OK. She was raised in Tulsa, OK. Her birth name was Clara Ann Fowler. She appeared on KTUL radio with Al Klauser and His Oklahomans, as Ann Fowler, in the late 1940’s. Another singer was billed as “Patti Page” for the Page Milk Company the sponsor of the show. When she left, Fowler took her place and name and became Patti Page. She sang with the Jimmy Joy Band in 1947. On the Breakfast Club, Chicago radio also in 1947.

She was signed by Mercury Records and began charting hit records in 1948 with her recording of CONFESS. That single record would become a #12 hit on the Billboard chart. Her first #1 hit would chart in 1950 with her recording of ALL MY LOVE and later that year her classic recording of the TENNESSEE WALTZ would become the biggest recording of her long career.

She would continue to have hit records into the rock era, becomming the #1 Female Artist of the 1950’s….hits such as…LET ME GO, LOVER 1954, ALLEGHANY MOON 1956, a #2 hit and her 1957 classic….OLD CAPE COD a #3 hit would keep her music on radio with Elvis and all the other rock artists of the day. In 1958 she was back in the Top 10 with….LEFT RIGHT OUT OF YOUR HEART a #9 hit on the Top 100. In 1965 Patti charted her last Billboard Hot 100….Top 10 hit, HUSH, HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE a #8 hit, from the movie of the same name, starring Bette Davis.

In her career she charted 110 hits…landing on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, Adult Contemporary chart and the Country charts. She recorded 16 gold single records, 1 platinum (Tennessee Waltz) and sold over 100 million records. Patti used a multi-voice effect on her recordings….sounding different from other artists of her era. She even had her own TV series, THE PATTI PAGE SHOW 1955-1958 and THE BIG RECORD, 1957-1958. She was in the 1960 movie ELMER GANTRY.

To say she was a big recording star would be like saying the Atlantic Ocean is a lake….Disc Jockey, Jack Palvino of radio station WBBF in Rochester, NY dubbed her…”The Singing Rage Of The Atomic Age”. She continued to chart pop hits into 1970 and country hits into 1982.

Patti passed away on January 1, 2013 at the age of 85…she may be gone, but her legend lives…her music will live on forever…for she was truly one of a kind…the waltz queen…PATTI PAGE.

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Till the next time—Joe