June 3, 2023
May 27, 2023
• I Can't Believe What You Say, 1964
• River Deep Mountain High promo, 1966
• Playboy After Dark, 1969
• Proud Mary, Ike and Tina Turner Revue, 1970
• Nutbush City Limits, Soul Train, circa 1975
• What's Love Got To Do With It, 1984
River Deep Mountain High, Ike and Tina Turner, 1966
May 20, 2023
May 13, 2023
Choir! Choir! Choir!
Where are you?
There you are. Put that hamburger down and join me in a little shake.
If you love 1960s soul music, you'll dig Funky 16 Corners radio.
Hide and Seek, Lillian Dupree, 1965
May 6, 2023
Outta my way!
What are you doing on Saturday? I'm Rollerskating. What else?
I Got My Mind Made Up, Instant Funk, 1978
April 29, 2023
April 22, 2023
April 8, 2023
April 2, 2023
March 25, 2023
Don't know how? Tune in to The Lawrence Welk Show and learn.
Watusi with Lucy, The Dovells, 1964
March 18, 2023
March 11, 2023
Zephyr winds which blow on high...
February 25, 2023
• Chills and Fever and What'd I Say, 1964
February 18, 2023
Saturday morning dose of 1965
For the rest of us: commercials and tv show openings. Yippeeee.
February 8, 2023
It's a Beautiful Morning
Check out this guy talking about Felix and the Hammond.
Felix and Gene perform at The Blue Note. Click pic to make big.
Honolulu Lulu, Jan and Dean, 1963
January 28, 2023
January 21, 2023
January 14, 2023
Rock'n Mania Records
Sam & Dave "best of" album. Click on it to make big.
January 7, 2023
December 31, 2022
Happy New Year!
December 24, 2022
December 17, 2022
Every Christmas as a teenager, my mom would ask me for a list of 6 albums that I wanted. I would giggle at the thought of her in line with my selections. One of the Christmas commercials that aired in 1982 was for K-tel's "The Beat." I wanted it. I gave my mom the address to send for it and she came through. I still have it. I'm too lazy to make a new Christmas mix so here are some old ones. Enjoy the season!
Click on the album to make it big. Some of the groups on the record:
Go-Gos • Split Enz • Waitresses • Depeche Mode • Duran Duran
Kim Wilde • Bow Wow Wow • Haircut 100 • A Flock of Seagulls
December 10, 2022
push it over
I love backup singing in the 1960s. Here are 2 songs I've fallen in love with that have groovy backup singing and they're both about pushing:
Push a Little Harder, The Avons, 1963
The timpani and the "space organ" crack me up.
Push a Little Harder, The Enjoyables, 1964
How do you not enjoy a song by a group called The Enjoyables?
Beautiful harmonies in the style of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. Keep On Pushing and since we're pushin' it...
December 3, 2022
November 26, 2022
November 19, 2022
Good News, Eugene Church, 1960
November 5, 2022
October 29, 2022
October 22, 2022
Saturday afternoon dose of 1979
David Bowie, Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias perform Bowie's tune The Man Who Sold the World as SNL's musical guest in 1979. I loved Real People as a teen, especially the segments with the weirdos.
The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie, 1970
October 15, 2022
I cut back on reading biographies and autobiographies. I didn't like the ugly things I was learning. So many of our beloved artists were abused, ripped off and discarded. I have yet to learn much about Mr. Lymon because it didn't end well. I prefer to think of him as an incredible performer who contributed greatly to the world. He was only 14 in the above clip while singing the decades-old standard Goody Goody.
Goody Goody, Frankie Lymon (without The Teenagers), 1957
October 8, 2022
October 1, 2022
September 24, 2022
September 17, 2022
September 10, 2022
back to school to learn the golden rule
My first day of school as a first grader in September 1971
September 3, 2022
August 27, 2022
August 20, 2022
I see your magnificence
I've Got News, The Magnificent Men, 1966
August 14, 2022
Sunday morning dose of Shindig
Jackie Wilson belts his 1965 tune with Billy Preston and go-go girls.
August 7, 2022
Never On Sunday
Nana Mouskouri followed by Connie Francis in English, 1961
Now that we're on the Greek thing, have a dance with Zorba!
Zorba's Dance, Mikis Theodorakis, 1964
July 29, 2022
In the blink of an eye
We really can handle anything that life throws at us. The roof of the condo building I've lived in for almost 20 years went up in flames a few nights ago displacing us for a year. I'm now forced to figure out what comes next, but that's life. Always remember this: things don't happen to you, they happen for you. Enjoy the rest of summer and stay cool.
That's Life (That's Tough), Gabriel and the Angels, 1962