August 28, 2016

Swing the Jingle

Swing the Jingle was a 1965-1974 advertising project that had popular music groups and singers recording the Coke jingle in their own musical style and sound. Check out the history of this undertaking and have a listen to these groovy radio spots.

August 21, 2016

Sunday morning dose of 1965

The Radiants perform Baby You Got It on The Beat.

August 17, 2016

Take Me In Your Arms

I can't get enough of the Motown sound with its driving percussion, saxophones and terrific arrangements. Is it just me, or did many people in the 70s look like they really smelled? Which Doobie you be?

August 13, 2016

South Dakota Rocks!

The Beatles had a huge influence everywhere. Who knew that South Dakota had such a groovy, mid-1960s music scene?

August 7, 2016

The J. Geils Band

On rainy days when I was forced to hang out indoors, I would rummage through my sister's albums and play records. I discovered one of the greatest live albums while listening to Full House.

Here is the band in 1973, a year after Full House was released.

Check out their concert at Holy Cross College in 1972.

The 1962 version of Homework by Otis Rush (above right)

1965's version of Homework by Al Perkins and Betty Bibbs

The Valentinos (above left) recorded Lookin' For a Love in 1962.

August 2, 2016

The Harlem Shuffle

Hitch hitchhike baby across the floor. Thanks Funky 16 Corners!