Category: SONG OF THE DAY


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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HOPE YOU ENJOY THE LIVE INTERVIEW WITH HAROLD WINLEY AND THE CLOVERS….

ONE OF MY FAVORITE TUNES RECORDED BY JIMMY CLANTON IS HIS 1969 RECORDING OF “CURLY” ON LAURIE RECORDS (3508). CURLY MADE ITS BILLBOARD HOT 100 DEBUT ON NOVEMBER 15, 1969. THE SINGLE WITH “I’LL NEVER FORGET YOUR LOVE” ON THE FLIP-SIDE CHARTED AT A HIGH OF #97 AND REMAINED ON THE HOT 100 FOR 3 WEEKS. THE FLIP-SIDE DID NOT CHART. CURLY WOULD BE JIMMY CLANTON’S LAST CHARTED HIT.

ALL THIS SAID…CURLY IS ONE OF JIMMY’S BEST RECORDINGS…AND IF THIS TUNE WAS AROUND IN THE LATE 50S OR EARLY 60S…JIMMY SURE WOULD HAVE HAD A HUGE HIT WITH THE TUNE.

JIMMY WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1940 IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. HE IS THE BROTHER OF IKE CLANTON. HIS BIGGEST CHART HITS WERE RECORDED ON THE ACE RECORDS LABEL. HE RECORDED WITH FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS SESSIONMEN…HUEY “PIANO” SMITH AND LEE ALLEN AND TOURED WITH DICK CLARK’S CARAVAN OF STARS. HIS MUSIC REMAINS POPULAR TODAY HIS CLASSIC HITS…JUST A DREAM…GO JIMMY GO…MY OWN TRUE LOVE…ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT…AND…VENUS IN BLUE JEANS…ARE JUST A FEW OF HIS GREAT HIT RECORDINGS…JIMMY IS STILL OUR THERE PERFORMING TO HIS FANS…AND THOUSANDS MORE ARE DISCOVERING HIS TIMELESS MUSIC…

I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY ONE OF HIS BEST….”CURLY”…BY JIMMY CLANTON

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427088_385400898136623_2123543331_nTHE TUNE ROCKERS ARE AN INSTRUMENTAL ROCK AND ROLL BAND FROM BUFFALO, NEW YORK. MEMBERS INCLUDED GENE STRONG…LEAD GUITAR, FRED PATTON…GUITAR…JOHNNY CAPELLO…SAX, TIM NOLAN…BASS AND MICKEY VANDERLIP…DRUMS.

ON AUGUST 25, 1958 THEIR UNITED ARTISTS SINGLE (139) MADE ITS BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART DEBUT. THE SINGLE RECORD BECAME A BIG HIT, PEAKING AT #44 AND REMAINING ON THE HOT 100 FOR 10 WEEKS. THE FLIP-SIDE OF THE RECORD…”WARM UP”, DID NOT CHART. THROUGH THE YEARS “THE GREEN MOSQUITO” HAS BEEN A FAVORITE ON OLDIES RADIO. THE TUNE ROCKERS WERE HONORED IN 2012 BY THEIR INDUCTION INTO THE BUFFALO MUSIC…HALL OF FAME FOR THEIR CLASSIC RECORDING.

JOHNNY CAPELLO ALSO CHARTED HIT RECORDS AS LEAD SINGER OF THE DOO-WOP GROUP…THE GRADUATES. THEY CHARTED HITS WITH…”BALLAD OF A GIRL AND BOY” IN 1959 AND “WHAT GOOD IS GRADUATION” THAT SAME YEAR.

WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY LISTENINING TO THE TUNE ROCKERS, AS THEY PERFORM BOTH SIDES OF THEIR CLASSIC 1958 HIT RECORD.

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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….

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CONWAY TWITTY’S HIT RECORDING OF “IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE” IS THE MOST VIEWED BLOG I HAVE WRITTEN IN THE TWO AND A HALF YEARS I HAVE BEEN WRITING…”THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.  NO WONDER IT WAS SUCH A HUGE HIT IN 1958 (#1 FOR 2 WEEKS).  THE SINGLE RECORD WAS WRITTEN BY CONWAY AND JACK NANCE…IT WAS SUCH A HUGE HIT AROUND THE WORLD…#1 IN THE UK AND CANADA…#2 IN NORWAY…#5 IN AUSTRALIA AND #9 IN ITALY…THE LIST GOES ON….images (68)

WE ARE PLEASED TO BRING YOU BOTH SIDES OF THIS MULTI-MILLION SELLING RECORD…THE ORIGINAL “A” SIDE…I’LL TRY…AND THE SIDE THEY FLIPPED OVER TO PLAY…IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE…THEY WERE RELEASED ON MGM RECORDS (Mimages ctblogGM12677) AND FIRST CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1958…

CLICK THE TITLES BELOW AND ENJOY…CONWAY TWITTY…SINGING TWO CLASSIC HITS FROM THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

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imagesIN 1989 VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS RELEASED A SONG THAT WOULD BECOME A “CHRISTMAS CLASSIC”…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” ON THE WALDOXY RECORD LABEL.  THE SINGLE CHARTED EVERimages (5)Y YEAR ON THE BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SINGLES AND TRACKS CHART FROM 1994-2000, PEAKING AT #31 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN 1999.  LISA LAYNE SINGS THE LEAD VOCAL ON THE CHRISTMAS LOVE SONG.  THE SONG BECAME THE MOST PLAYED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TUNE ON RADIO.  THE SINGLE ALSO CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECURRENT AIRPLAY CHART AT #23 IN 2002.  IT WAS WRITTEN BY TROY POWERS AND ANDY STONE.

THE MELODY OF “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” IS BASED ON BOBBY VINTON’S #9 HIT SINGLE FROM 1964…”MY HEART BELONGS TO ONLY YOU” WITH A COUPLE OF CHANGES.  THE GROUP HAS GONE THROUGH MANY CHANGES SINCE “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” FIRST BECAME A HIT, BUT ONE THING HAS REMAINED…THE SONG IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE SONGS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.

HERE IS VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS…SINGING THEIR ALL-TIME CHRISTMAS CLASSIC…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

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DION IS ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE OF ALL THE ROCK AND ROLL ARTISTS TO COME ALONG SINCE THE 1950S.  HIS AMAZING VOICE HAS SENT MANY A HIT ON TO THE BILLBOARD POP SINGLES CHARTS SINCE 1958, WITH DION & THE BELMONTS…THAT FIRST HIT IS THE CLASSIC…”I WONDER WHY” A #22 POP HIT AND A TIMELESS DOO-WOP STANDARD.  DION, AS PART OF DION & THE BELMONTS AND AS A SOLO ARTIST HAS CHARTED…33 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 AND 7 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD R&R CHART.

DEJA NU ALBUM BY DION WAS RELEASED IN 2000 ON THE COLLECTABLES LABEL…THE FIRST TRACK ON THAT ALBUM IS…”SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK).  THE RECORDING SOUNDS AS IF IT HAD BEEN RECORDED BY DION AND NOT RELEASED FOR YEARS…BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE.  THE POP/DOO-WOP SOUNDING TRACK IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC.  HAD IT BEEN RELEASED DURING HIS HEYDAY IN THE EARLY 60S, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MILLION-SELLER.  “SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK) IS A FAVORITE ON MY RADIO SHOW ON www.oldiesplus.net WHERE IT FITS IN WITH THE ROCK AND ROLL HITS OF THE 50S AND 60S AND THE GREAT DOO-WOP CLASSICS.

CLICK THE TITLE BELOW…LISTEN AS DION SINGS A “TRUE CLASSIC”….”SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK)…THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER IS STILL CREATING WONDERFUL MUSIC….

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I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY VOL. 2 OF THE LEGENDARY JACK SCOTT…AT HIS VERY BEST

I Never Felt Like This-1959

Baby Baby-1960

It Only Happened Yesterday-1960

Patsy-1960

Sad Story – 1962

A Little Feeling (Called Love) – 1961

Now That I – 1961

Geraldine – 1958

Cool Water – 1960

Save My Soul – 1958

There Comes A Time – 1959

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