March 31, 2012

More History of British Rock and Roll

Here's the rhythm and blues part of the series. Mucho Stones.

History of British Rock and Roll

This is a nice documentary series with lots of great footage!

Be thankful for what you've got...

Can't stop listening to this song. Great message too! Interesting answers to "what's diamond in the back?" Thanks Glenn!



Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Gangsta whitewalls
TV antennas in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall


Just be thankful for what you've got
Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin' the scene
With a gangsta lean
Gangsta whitewalls
TV antennas in the back


You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall
Just be thankful for what you've got


– William DeVaughn


March 25, 2012

Sunday morning Beatles fix

Sometimes life makes you scream Heeeeeelp! Then help arrives.

March 23, 2012

Friday night slice of American Cheese

Started singing this jingle out of nowhere. Ooo la la Sasson.

March 18, 2012

Sunday morning get-up-and-go-go...

with The Who singing Heatwave on beat-club circa 1966.

March 16, 2012

Top of the Pops opening...

and top 20 rundown from 1968. The floating heads are hilarious!

Friday morning slice of American Cheese

weird, scary, awesome, hideous, moldy, bizarre, wacked, smelly

March 11, 2012

Dream Baby by Roy Orbison...

from 1965. Glen Campbell doing a version on Shindig!

March 8, 2012

just a little more 60s organ...

Wainer and Storer doing the Peter Gunn theme on the Hammond.

1960s organ

Still in a little 60s organ phase. Here's Do The Uncle Willy from 1965. From 1966. Below is a version by a group called Zoot Money.

March 7, 2012

Wednesday morning dose of ska...

with The Specials performing Message To You Rudy from 1979.

March 6, 2012

The incomparable Patsy Cline...

doing a magnificent rendition of She's Got You. Here's More.

March 5, 2012

pop-culture infused commercial...

from 1967. Three pubescents are singing about being wieners.

March 4, 2012

very early Glen Campbell...

with the most massive tidal wave hair do sounding great.

March 3, 2012

closing credits to Shivaree...

with a rockin' performance by Jim Doval and the Gauchos singing Annie Ya Ya from 1965. More about Shivaree here and here.

Saturday morning dose of Shindig!

A segment from 1964 with lots of audience shots. Aretha at 3:30.

March 2, 2012

Neil Young

The Crosby, Stills & Nash post got me thinking of Neil Young. Check out this incredible performance of Old Man if you're so inclined.

Friday morning dose of 1966...

with The Image on Germany's Beat-Club. Love the organ!

The Moody Blues

Still roaming around in 1969. The Moody Blues live! Check 'em out on Shindig! from 1965. Go Now from 1964. Whoooooaaaaaaahhhhh!