Category: ELVIS PRESLEY


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

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dodieDODIE STEVENS…BORN GERALDINE ANN PASQUALE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ON FEBRUARY 17, 1946…SHE WAS DISCOVERED WHILE SINGING ON ART LINKLETTER’S HOUSE PARTY TV SHOW AT AGE 8. SHE WAS ONLY 12 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE RECORDED “PINK SHOE LACES” ON CRYSTALETTE RECORDS. HER HIT RECORDING BECAME ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF 1959 WHEN IT ENTERED THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 ON FEBRUARY 16, 1959 AND CLIMBED TO #3…REMAINING ON THE CHART FOR 19 WEEKS.
SHE CHARTED 5 HOT 100 HITS BETWEEN 1959 AND 1960. SHE ALSO RECORDED UNDER THE NAME OF GERALDINE STEVENS IN 1969…WITH THE ANSWER SONG TO KENNY ROGERS HIT “RUBY, DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN”…HER VERSION IS…”BILLY, I’VE GOT TO GO TO TOWN”…IN 1954 SHE RECORDED AS GERI PACE ON GOLD STAR RECORDS.

WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY DODIE STEVENS AS SHE SINGS FOR YOU HER BILLBOARD HOT 100 HITS.
1-PINK SHOE LACES
2-YES-SIR-EE
3-THE FIVE PENNIES
4-NO
5-YES, I’M LONESOME TONIGHT (ANSWER SONG TO ELVIS PRESLEY’S “ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT”

TILL THE NEXT TIME…JOE (JOE T)

Christmas-Tree-animated-Christmas-2008-christmas-2760885-440-330 (1)WISHING ALL OF MY READERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR….THANKS FOR READING MY POSTS AND FOR LISTENING TO MY RADIO SHOW ON www.oldiesplus.net .  YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS FROM THE 50S – 60S AND MORE… ARE HERE ON MY WEBPAGE AND ON MY RADIO SHOWS….

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE “FABULOUS FLIPS” QUIZ.

1…DIANA..PAUL ANKA #1 HITblog

2…BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS..FRANKIE AVALON #8 HIT

3…I GET AROUND..BEACH BOYS #1 HITimages (5)

4…EIGHT DAYS A WEEK..THE BEATLES #1 HIT

5…SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN..CHUCK BERRY #2 HIT

6…LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND..PAT BOONE #1 HIT

7…BLESSED IS THE RAIN..BROOKLYN BRIDGE FEATURING JOHNNY MAESTRO #45 HIT

8…THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER..THE BROWNS #5 HIT

9…I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU..RAY CHARLES #1 HIT

10.MY OWN TRUE LOVE..JIMMY CLANTON #33 HIT

11.YAKETY YAK..THE COASTERS #1 HIT

12.CATCH A FALLING STAR..PERRY COMO #1 HIT

13.ROCKIN’ ROBBIN..BOBBY DAY #2 HIT

14.DREAM LOVER..BOBBY DARIN #2 HIT

15.WHERE OR WHEN..DION AND THE BELMONTS #3 HIT

16.BLUEBERRY HILL..FATS DOMINO #2 HIT

17. FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD..DUANE EDDY #9 HIT

18.WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE..EVERLY BROTHERS #1 HIT

19.THAT’LL BE THE DAY..THE CRICKETS #1 HIT

20.EL MATADOR..KINGSTON TRIO #32 HIT

21.POOR LITTLE FOOL..RICKY NELSON #1 HIT

22.CRYING..ROY ORBISON #2 HIT

23.BURNING LOVE..ELVIS PRESLEY #2 HIT

24.VOLARE..BOBBY RYDELL #4 HIT

25.IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE..CONWAY TWITTY #1 HIT

HOPE YOU DID WELL ON THE QUIZ

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)

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)

THESE ARE A FEW OF ELVIS PRESLEY’S GOSPEL CLASSICS….GOSPEL MUSIC WAS A FAVORITE OF ELVIS’S AND THE FEELING HE PUT INTO EACH TUNE CAN BE FELT….HOPE YOU ENJOY…THESE ARE BUT JUST A FEW OF HIS MANY WONDERFUL GOSPEL RECORDINGS….

How Great Thou Art

Stand By Me

We Call On Him

Only Believe

A Thing Called Love

Help Me

Crying In The Chapel

Till the next time…Joe (JoeT)

ELVIS PRESLEY’S VERSION OF “BLUE SUEDE SHOES” WAS AN ALBUM TRACK FROM HIS FIRST RCA-VICTOR ALBUM…”ELVIS PRESLEY” (LPM1254).  THE SONG WAS RECORDED ON JANUARY 30, 1956.  IT ALSO WAS RELEASED ON RCA-VICTOR (EPA747), AN EXTENDED PLAY RECORD THAT ALSO CONTAINED…”TUTTI FRUTTI”, “I GOT A WOMAN” AND “JUST BECAUSE” IN MARCH OF 1956.

“BLUE SUEDE SHOES” WAS RELEASED AS A SINGLE RECORD BECAUSE OF DEMAND AND CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS ON APRIL 7, 1956 AS RCA-VICTOR SINGLE RECORD (47-6636).  THE FLIP-SIDE OF THE RECORD WAS “TUTTI FRUTTI”.  ELVIS PRESLEY’S VERSION OF THIS CARL PERKINS CLASSIC CHARTED AT #20 AND SOLD OVER 1 MILLION COPIES.

1956 WAS ELVIS PRESLEY’S FIRST YEAR ON THE POP CHARTS.  HE CHARTED 17 HIT SINGLE RECORDS. FIVE OF THOSE BECAME MILLION-SELLERS….

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE