Category: BUBBLING UNDER THE HOT 100


I AM VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT JOE T’S SODA SHOP IS NOW ON DOOWOPRADIO.COM.
THE SODA SHOP IS ON LIVE MONDAY 6-9PM
TUESDAY 5-8PM
WEDNESDAY 10AM-2PM
THURSDAY 10AM-2PM
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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

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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)

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“WALK TO THE DANCE”
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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. THEIR FIRST HIT RECORD WAS “BYE BYE LOVE” IN 1957 A #2 POP HIT AND A #1 COUNTRY HIT IN THE USA. THE EVERLY 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

0a2caa2c67f3ff3a5ad9797f141c06e551zdAdxQwTL._SL500_AA280_HANK WILLIAMS SR. NOT ONLY CHANGED THE SOUND OF COUNTRY MUSIC BUT HIS MUSIC BECAME THE SOUND OF SOME OF THE BIG POP AND ROCK AND ROLL SOUNDS THE WORLD WOULD COME TO KNOW. HANK WAS BORN HIRAM KING WILLIAMS ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1923 IN MOUNT OLIVE, ALABAMA. HE DIED ON JANUARY 1, 1953 ON HIS WAY TO A CONCERT IN CANTON, OHIO. HE WAS 29 YEARS OLD.
I HIS LIFETIME HE WOULD CHART 33 COUNTRY HITS. HIS FIRST WOULD BE MOVE IT ON OVER, CHARTING IN AUGUST OF 1947 AND CLIMBING THE COUNTRY MUSIC CHART TO #4. BETWEEN 1947 AND 1952 HANK WOULD CHART 8 #1 HITS, WITH ONLY 3 OF HIS RECORDS NOT REACHING THE TOP 10 AND THEY WOULD BECOME #12 AND #14 HITS…NOT BAD AT ALL. HIS MUSIC WOULD CONTINUE TO RULE THE COUNTRY MUSIC CHARTS AFTER HIS PASSING. HIS NEXT THREE HITS AFTER HIS PASSING REACHED #1 ON THE COUNTRY CHARTS AND HE WOULD PLACE A TOTAL OF 42 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY MUSIC CHARTS.
HE WORKED ON THE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE FROM 1948-1949
THE GRAND OLE OPRY FROM 1949-1952
FORMED HIS OWN BAND..THE DRIFTING COWBOYS
ALSO RECORDED AS LUKE THE DRIFTER, HE WAS ELECTED TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME IN 1961 AND THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1987 AS A FOREFATHER OF ROCK AND ROLL.
HIS 5 BIGGEST HIT RECORDS ARE: 1-LOVESICK BLUES 1949 #1 FOR 16 WEEKS (42 WEEKS ON THE COUNTRY CHART)
2-JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU) 1952 #1 FOR 14 WEEKS
3-KAW-LIGA 1953 #1 13 WEEKS
4-WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME 1950 #1 FOR 10 WEEKS
5-HEY GOOD LOOKIN’ 1951 #1 FOR 8 WEEKS
HANK WOULD CHART 3 MORE HITS AFTER HIS PASSING, FOR A TOTAL OF 11 #1 HITS BETWEEN 1947 AND 1953.
SOME OF HIS TUNES WOULD BECOME BIG HITS FOR OTHER ARTISTS..COLD COLD HEART FOR TONY BENNETT, MY BUCKETS GOT A HOLE IN IT, FOR RICKY NELSON. BJ THOMAS WOULD HAVE A MILLION SELLER WITH, I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY AND JERRY LEE LEWIS WOULD HAVE A BIG HIT WITH, YOU WIN AGAIN..JUST TO NAME A FEW, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.
TO SAY HE TURNED COUNTRY MUSIC ON ITS EAR WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT..HIS MUSIC CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE ARTISTS TODAY…THERE IS ONLY ONE HANK WILLIAMS.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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LINK TO REMEMBER THEN RADIO… http://www.rememberthenradio.com

HOPE YOU ENJOY THE INTERVIEW

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HERE IS THE LINK TO JOE T’S SODA SHOP ON REMEMBER THEN RADIO
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BOBBY PEDRICK WAS BORN ROBERT PEDRICK ON JANUARY 3, 1946 IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK…HE FIRST RECORDED AT THE AGE OF 12 FOR BIG TOP RECORDS. HIS RECORDING OF “WHITE BUCKS AND SADDLE SHOES” ON BIG TOP RECORDS (BIG TOP 3004) CHARTED ON NOVEMBER 10, 1958 AND CLIMBED THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 TO NUMBER 74. THE SINGLE RECORD REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 4 WEEKS…THE SINGLE BECAME MUCH MORE POPULAR IN VARIOUS MARKETS. THE “B” SIDE OF THE RECORD WAS “STRANDED”, IT DID NOT CHART.

BOBBY WOULD ALSO RECORD ANOTHER AREA FAVORITE “PAJAMA PARTY” IN 1959 ON BIG TOP RECORDS (BIG TOP 3008). THE SINGLE DID NOT CHART ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 BUT DID SELL REASONABLY WELL. “PAJAMA PARTY” DID CHART AT #20 ON THE CANADIAN CHUM MUSIC CHART. THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE WAS “BETTY BLUE EYES”.

BOBBY RECORDED WITHOUT MUCH SUCCESS ON SHELL RECORDS IN 1960 AND ON DUEL RECORDS IN 1962. HE BECAME LEAD SINGER OF BOBBY & THE CONSOLES LATER IN 1962. THEIR RECORDING OF “MY JELLY BEAN” WAS A REGIONAL NEW YORK HIT.

IN 1968 HE BECAME KNOWN AS ROBERT JOHN…AND CHARTED 11 HIT RECORDS ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS BETWEEN 1968 AND 1983. HE RECORDED TWO MILLION SELLING HIT RECORDS…”THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT” IN 1972 (#3) AND “SAD EYES” IN 1979 (#1).

THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL JUKEBOX IS PROUD TO PRESENT…BOBBY PEDRICK, JR…SINGING…”WHITE BUCKS AND SADDLE SHOES” AND “PAJAMA PARTY”.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

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HOPE YOU ENJOY MY INTERVIEW WITH CARL DOBKINS JR. I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME CHATTING WITH HIM…A GREAT GUY TO CHAT WITH, WHO HAS MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF HIS YEARS ON THE POP MUSIC CHARTS.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T.)

PS: CLICK ON CARL’S NAME (IN GREEN LETTERING) TO HEAR THE INTERVIEW.