INTERVIEW WITH GRACE MASTRANGELO…WIFE OF JOHNNY MAESTRO…5/28/13

638a6805-f37b-39bf-ba0c-43a00d053a9dTHIS IS THE INTERVIEW I DID TODAY WITH GRACE MASTRANGELO, THE WIFE OF THE LATE JOHNNY MAESTRO…HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY IT…THANK YOU GRACE…FOR BEING SO KIND.

TILL THE NEXT TIME, JOE (JOE T)

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JIMMY JONES… “HANDY MAN” AND OTHER GREAT JUKEBOX HITS

jimmy-jones-2cd-(2)WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF JIMMY JONES ON CUB RECORDS..TWO OF HIS HIT SINGLE RECORDS BECAME BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP 10 HITS.
HANDY MAN…#2 CHARTING IN DECEMBER OF 1959
GOOD TIMIN’…#3 CHARTING IN APRIL OF 1960
OTHER BILLBOARD HOT 100 HITS WERE…THAT’S WHEN I CRIED, #83…CHARTING IN JULY OF 1960 AND I TOLD YOU SO, #85 IN MARCH OF 1961.
OTHER NOTABLE RECORDINGS ARE: EE-I EI-I OH (SUE MAC DONALD) SEPTEMBER OF 1960, CHARTING AT #102 ON THE BILLBOARD BUBBLING UNDER THE HOT 100 CHART AND THE FLIP-SIDE OF HANDY MAN…THE SEARCH IS OVER.

HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE GREAT TUNES FROM…JIMMY “HANDY MAN” JONES.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

BOBBY DARIN…”DREAM LOVER” / “BULLMOOSE

1057270064_image003_xlargeBOBBY DARIN WOULD CHART ONE OF HIS MOST ENDURING TUNES OF HIS CAREER ON APRIL 20, 1959…THE SINGLE RECORD ON ATCO RECORDS LABEL (6140) IS THE CLASSIC…”DREAM LOVER”. IT WOULD CHART AT A HIGH OF #2 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100, #4 ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART, CHARTING ON MAY 18, 1959 AND #3 ON THE TOP 100 POP ON THE NATION’S HIT PARADE…ALSO CHARTING ON APRIL 20, 1959

“DREAM LOVER” WOULD BECOME A MILLION SELLING SINGLE RECORD….OFTEN OVERLOOKED IS THE FLIP SIDE OF THIS RECORD…”BULLMOOSE” A GREAT ROCK TUNE THAT DID NOT CHART, BUT RECEIVED AIR PLAY…HAD IT BEEN RELEASED AS A SINGLE ON ITS OWN…I BELIEVE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIG HIT. OF COURSE AFTER “DREAM LOVER” BOBBY WOULD CHANGE MUSICAL DIRECTION AND RECORD THE CLASSIC…”MACK THE KNIEF”, “BEYOND THE SEA” AND OTHER GREAT HITS AND THEN CHANGE DIRECTION ON CAPITOL RECORDS WITH SOME COUNTRY FLAVORED RECORDINGS AND THEN AGAIN ON ATLANTIC RECORDS WITH GREAT FOLK TUNES.

WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY HEARING “DREAM LOVER” AND THE ROCKIN’ “BULLMOOSE”…JUST ONE OF THE GREAT SINGLE RECORDS BY THE GREAT BOBBY DARIN.

TILL THE NEXT TIME…JOE (JOE T)

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JIMMY CLANTON…”EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE”

jimmycoverfinal%20copyJimmy Clanton has a great CD on the market that is filled with wonderful new music and a re-make of his first million seller “JUST A DREAM”. I have listened to this album and was totally amazed at how wonderful Jimmy sounds after all these years…55 years, making great recordings.

The title track “EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE” is a track that after just one listening, you will be back giving it more spins on you sound system…”LOVIN’ LOUISIANA” is a classic tune, that Jimmy sings to perfection and the lyrics will tug at your heart strings. “JUST A DREAM” really is a classic…for the second time. Jimmy sings this song with so much soul that my radio listeners are raving about it…

This great CD is filled with outstanding music, recorded by one of the biggest stars of the “Golden Era Of Rock And Roll”, Jimmy Clanton. The tracks mentioned are here for you to enjoy…the CD is available through Jimmy Clanton’s web site jimmyclanton.com

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Till the next time…Joe (JoeT)

JIMMY CLANTON…LIVE INTERVIEW…MAY 2, 2013

522338_332277183505795_68503231_nON MAY 2, 2013 I WAS HONORED TO INTERVIEW JIMMY CLANTON ON MY RADIO SHOW ON http://www.oldiesplus.net HERE IS THAT INTERVIEW.

Till the next time…Joe (JoeT)