June 28, 2015

Booker T. Jones

Looking forward to seeing Booker T. Jones in Boston soon – one of
my favorite musicians EVER and king of the Hammond B3 organ.



Check out Steve Cropper talking about his time at Stax Records.



Learn about the Hammond B3 organ from this GROOOVY video.

Diggin' the organ? Here are some previous organ posts, but this scene from 1944's Bathing Beauty starring Ethel Smith is a gem.

June 19, 2015

Muscle Shoals

If you dig 1960s and 70s soul and rock, you'll find this documentary very engrossing. Singers and bands flocked to these Alabama studios for their iconic musical style and influence. Thank God they did.

June 12, 2015

sun, surf and screaming



The above animated GIFs were made from this and this.

June 11, 2015

amusement parks

As a kid, my favorite thing about summer was visiting an amusement park. Here's a 1970s commercial for Hunt's Pier in New Jersey. Here's the Palisades Park commercial from the 60s. Weeeeeeee!


It's summertime at last!

Head down to fabulous New Jersey for some fun in the sun.

Take a gander at the beauties from the Miss New Jersey contest.



And don't worry, nobody will make fun of your training wheels. NOT

June 1, 2015

scariness

Pump up the volume on Dance Party USA. Be very afraid.