Category: Goofy Greats/Novelty Hits


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
GREAT DOO WOP MUSIC AND MUCH MORE. HERE IS THE LINK
http://www.doowopradio.com

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

dodie2DODIE 1Dodie4NOVEMBER 18 AT 7:O0PM (ET) ON JOE T’S SODA SHOP ON REMEMBER THEN RADIO…DODIE STEVENS JOINED ME FOR A LIVE INTERVIEW. WE A HAPPY TO BRING THAT INTERVIEW TO YOU TO ENJOY…FROM HER FIRST HIT “PINK SHOE LACES” IN 1959 THROUGH TODAY.

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

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)

ROCK AND ROLL BAND THAT WAS FOUNDED BY GERRY GRANAHAN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.  THE GROUP WAS NAMED AFTER THE NICKNAME OF DICK CLARK’S SON, DICKY DOO.  OTHER GROUP MEMBERS INCLUDED…HARVEY DAVIS, BASS…RAY GANGI, GUITAR…AL WAYS, SAX…AND DAVE ALDRED (EX-DRUMMER OF BUDDY KNOX’S RHYTHM ORCHIDS).

THEIR HITS INCLUDED:  CLICK-CLACK..#28 IN 1958…NEE NEE NA NA NA NA NU NU…#40 AND THE FLIP-SIDE…FLIP TO BOX…#46 IN 1958.  LATER IN THE YEAR,  LEAVE ME ALONE (LET ME CRY) CHARTED AT #44 AND THE GROUPS LAST CHARTED HIT…TEARDROPS WILL FALL…CHARTED AT #61 IN FEBRUARY OF 1959…ALL OF THE GROUPS HITS WERE ON THE SWAN RECORDS LABEL.

JOE TROIANO’S “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL” IS PROUD TO PRESENT…DICKY DOO AND THE DON’T…SINGING THEIR ORIGINAL GREATEST HITS FOR YOU TO ENJOY…

Click-Clack (1958)

Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu (1958)

Flip Top Box (1958)

Leave Me Alone (Let Me Cry) (1958)

Teardrops Will Fall (1959)

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

PAUL EVENS CHARTED THREE BILLBOARD HOT 100…TOP 20 HITS IN ONLY EIGHT MONTHS…THE FIRST… (SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS)SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT IN SEPTEMBER OF 1959, THE SINGLE WOULD CHART AT #9 ON THE HOT 100.  THE SECOND HIT IS THE CLASSIC…MIDNITE SPECIAL…CHARTING IN JANUARY OF 1960 AND CLIMBING TO #16.  HIS THIRD HIT…HAPPY-GO-LUCKY-ME…CHARTED IN MAY OF 1960 AND BECAME HIS SECOND HOT 100, TOP 10 HIT…CHARTING AT #10.

PAUL’S THREE TOP 20 HITS, SPENT A COMBINED 45 WEEKS ON THE HOT 100…SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS (18 WEEKS), MIDNITE SPECIAL (13 WEEKS) AND HAPPY-GO-LUCKY-ME (14 WEEKS).  PAUL WOULD CHART ONE MORE HOT 100 HIT SINGLE.  HIS RECORDING OF THE BRIGADE OF BROKEN HEARTS, CHARTING IN AUGUST OF 1960 WOULD CLIMB TO #81.

PAUL ALSO WROTE SUCH ROCK CLASSICS AS…WHEN…AS RECORDED BY THE KALIN TWINS…ROSES ARE RED BY BOBBY VINTON AND I GOTTA KNOW BY ELVIS PRESLEY, JUST TO MENTION A FEW.  THE TALENTED PAUL EVENS ALSO WROTE MUSICAL SCORES FOR BROADWAY AND THE MOVIES…PAUL WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK ON MARCH 5, 1938….

CLICK THE SONG TITLES BELOW TO HEAR PAUL SING HIS HIT SINGLES

Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat

Midnight Special

Happy-Go-Lucky-Me

Till the next time…Joe (JoeT.)

Last Friday on February 3…marked 53 years since the tragic airplane crash took the lives of three of the biggest stars of Rock and Roll…BUDDY HOLLY…BIG BOPPER and RITCHIE VALENS.  They lost their lives in a plan crash near Mason City, Iowa.  The world grew a little sadder that day when news of their death flooded the air-waves…their star status…lifted to legendary…their music was of course, “original in sound”, each so very distinctive.

THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL” IS PROUD TO PRESENT A FEW OF THEIR CLASSIC HITS…LONG MAY THE MUSIC AND THEIR MEMORY LIVE…THEIR SONGS HAVE TOUCHED US ALL!!!

Big Bopper – Chantily Lace – 1958 Mercury Records

Big Bopper – Big Bopper’s Wedding – 1958 Mercury Records

Ritchie Valens – La Bamba – 1958 Del-Fi Records

Ritchie Valens – Donna – 1958 Del-Fi Records

Buddy Holly – Everyday – 1957 Coral Records

Buddy Holly – Maybe Baby – 1958 Brunswick Records (The Crickets)

LEGENDS LIVE FOREVER…

Till the next time—Joe

13-LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING–FOUR ACES  DECCA RECORDS  1955-6 WEEKS AT #1

14-ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ–KAY STARR  RCA VICTOR RECORDS  1956-6 WEEKS AT #1

15-THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS–LES BAXTER ORCHESTRA  CAPITOL RECORDS  1956-6 WEEKS AT #1

16-THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS–MITCH MILLER  COLUMBIA RECORDS  1955-6 WEEKS AT #1

17-MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS–DEAN MARTIN  CAPITOL RECORDS  1956-6 WEEKS AT #1

18-APRIL LOVE–PAT BOONE  DOT RECORDS  1957-6 WEEKS AT #1

19-THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS–JOHNNY HORTON  COLUMBIA RECORDS  1959-6 WEEKS AT #1

20-YOUNG LOVE–TAB HUNTER  DOT RECORDS  1957-6 WEEKS AT #1

21-IT’S ALL IN THE GAME–TOMMY EDWARDS  MGM RECORDS  1958-6 WEEKS AT #1

22-THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER–SHEB WOOLEY  MGM RECORDS  1958-6 WEEKS AT #1

23-TAMMY–DEBBIE REYNOLDS  CORAL RECORDS  1957-5 WEEKS AT #1

24-LOVE ME TENDER–ELVIS PRESLEY  RCA VICTOR RECORDS  1956-5 WEEKS AT #1

25-MY PRAYER–THE PLATTERS  MERCURY RECORDS  1956-5 WEEKS AT #1

THE RECORDS IN VOL. 1 AND VOL. 2 ARE THE BIGGEST #1 HITS OF THE EARLY YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL-1955-1959.  THERE ARE SO MANY MORE GREAT SONGS FROM THOSE EARLY DAYS…BUT THESE ARE THE BIGGEST.

THANKS TO JOEL WHITBURN FOR HIS CHART INFORMATION…CHECK OUT HIS WEB SITE FOR ALL THE GREATEST CHART BOOKS: www.recordresearch.com

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

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