Category: Great Artists & Groups of the 1970’s


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THIS IS A CLASSIC RECORDING BY KENNY VANCE & THE PLANO000040000TONES. “LOOKING FOR AN ECHO” IS THE STORY OF A GROUP OF TEENS LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT SOUND. THE RECORDING SAYS IT ALL. DOO WOP AT IS BEST.

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

THIS IS A WONDERFUL TUNE FROM JIMMY CLANTON…”OLD ROCK AND ROLLER” (1976)…THIS TUNE IS A FAVORITE OF JIMMY’S AND A FAVORITE OF HIS FANS IN HIS PERSONAL APPEARANCES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

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RAY CHARLES FIRST HIT SINGLE ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS WAS “SWANEE RIVER ROCK” ON ATLANTIC RECORDS (ATLANTIC 1154). THE SINGLE RECORD MADE ITS CHART DEBUT ON OCTOBER 28, 1957. THE TUNE CLIMBED TO #34 AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 15 WEEKS. RAY’S HIT RECORD ALSO CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART, CLIMBING TO #14. THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE RECORD WAS “I WANT A LITTLE GIRL”, IT DID NOT CHART.

RAY WOULD GO ON TO PLACE 91 TUNES ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1993. HE WOULD CHART 86 RECORDS ON THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART BETWEEN 1949 AND 2002.

THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL IS PROUD TO POST RAY’S HIT RECORDING OF “SWANEE RIVER ROCK” FOR YOU TO ENJOY…JUST ONE OF THE HUGE NUMBER OF HIT SINGLE RECORDS RECORDED BY “THE GENIUS” RAY CHARLES.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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638a6805-f37b-39bf-ba0c-43a00d053a9dJOHNNY MAESTRO COULD SING ANY SONG AND MAKE IT HIS OWN…HIS FEELINGS ARE SHOWN IN EVERY WORD HE EVER SANG…ALTHOUGH THIS TUNE NEVER CHARTED FOR HIM IT IS A CLASSIC…LISTEN AS THE EMOTION OF THE LATE JOHNNY MAESTRO COMES THROUGH EVERY LYRIC OF THIS OUTSTANDING RECORDING.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

SINGER FONTELLA BASS PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 26, 2012 AT THE AGE OF 72…WE PASS OUR GRATITUDE TO HER FAMILY….FOR HER WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC…THROUGH HER MUSIC SHE WILL NEVER LEAVE US…OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HER FAMILY….

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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)

“JUST A GIGOLO” IS A POPULAR SONG, ADAPTED BY IRVING CAESAR IN 1929.  IT WAS WRITTEN IN 1928 BY LEONELLO CASUCCI, WHO WROTE THE MUSIC AND JULIUS BRAMMER, WHO WROTE THE LYRICS.  THE SONG APPEARED IN THE MOVIES IN 1931 AND A BETTY BOOP CARTOON IN 1932.

“JUST A GIGOLO” IS BEST KNOWN BY LOUIS PRIMA IN 1956 WHEN HE PAIRED IT WITH ANOTHER OLD STANDARD, “I AIN’T GOT NOBODY”.  LOUIS RECORDED THE TUNE IN APRIL 1956 AT CAPITOL TOWER STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.  PRIMA IS BACKED BY HIS LAS VEGAS GROUP, SAM BUTERA & THE WITNESSES.  THE GROUP CONSISTED OF SAM BUTERA, TENOR SAX…JAMES “RED” BLOUNT…TROMBONE, WILLIAM “WILLIE” MC CUMBERdownload (5)…PIANO, JACK MARSHALL…GUITAR, AMADO RODRIQUES…BASS AND ROBERT “BOBBY” MORRIS…DRUMS…KEELY SMITH, LOUIS PRIMA’S WIFE JOINED THE GROUP ON BACKING VOCALS.  LOUIS PRIMA, SANG LEAD VOCAL, BUT DID NOT PLAY TRUMPET ON THIS TRACK.images (77)

THE SONG BECAME THE OPENING TRACK OF HIS FIRST CAPITOL ALBUM…”THE WILDEST!”, RELEASED IN NOVEMBER OF 1956.  THE SONG WENT ON TO BECOME LOUIS PRIMA’S SIGNATURE TUNE.  LOUIS WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 7, 1910 IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.  HE PASSED AWAY IN AUGUST OF 1978, ALOUIST THE AGE OF 67.

DAVID LEE ROTH, LEAD SINGER OF VAN HALEN FROM 1973-1985 CHARTED HIS VERSION OF “JUST A GIGOLO”/”I AIN’T GOT NOBODY” IN MARCH OF 1985 AND HAD A #12 HIT RECORD ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100.  THE SINGLE REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 17 WEEKS.  DAVID’S VERSION OF THE SONG WAS RECORDED ON THE WARNER RECORD LABEL.  DAVID DID A GREAT JOB ON HIS RECORDING…KEEPING THE SONG AS CLOSE TO LOUIS PRIMA’S A POSSIBLE.

THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROCK” IS PLEASED TO BRING YOU BOTH VERSIONS OF THE CLASSIC TUNE…JUST LISTEN TO THE POWER OF LOUIS PRIMA’S AND DAVID LEE ROTH’S VOCALS…..

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  DAVID LEE ROTH

 

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

TODAY’S TRIVIA TEASER QUESTION IS:  IN APRIL OF 1973…SINGER/SONGWRITER/ACTOR…KRIS KRISTOFFERSON CHARTED A RECORD THAT WOULD BECOME HIS BIGGEST POP AND COUNTRY HIT…THAT HE RECORDED…THE SINGLE RECORD CHARTED AT #16 ON THE POP CHART AND #1 ON THE COUNTRY MUSIC CHART.  IT WAS A MILLION-SELLING SINGLE…AMAZINGLY IT REMAINED ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 FOR 38 WEEKS AND ON THE COUNTRY CHART FOR 20 WEEKS.

CAN YOU NAME THE SONG

THE ANSWER IS PRINTED BELOW

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T.)

 

 

 

ANSWER: “WHY ME”