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Title: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 18, 2016, 02:50:55 PM
Most music posted in this section of the board is of recent origin----and understandably so. This new topic is a place for music from the decades prior to the millennium.

If nothing else, it's the context of (or backdrop to) the music of the band to which this forum is dedicated. Other than that, anything goes.

I had this opening song on my mind this afternoon----no reason, no breakages...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80A26-uo-CA


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 19, 2016, 12:16:52 PM
1963 was full of good stuff. This one by the Chiffons was truly exceptional:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXTZ0n2Tt7c


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: undercover-m on September 19, 2016, 07:21:43 PM
I have queued those songs for future listening, john!

I suppose my second favorite artist of the '60s (next to the Beach Boys) might be good ol' Simon & Garfunkel.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: guitarfool2002 on September 19, 2016, 08:00:35 PM
Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis, one of the greatest records ever made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5BRuWS9iAk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5BRuWS9iAk)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: guitarfool2002 on September 19, 2016, 08:03:14 PM
Don't You Care by The Buckinghams, one of the greatest records ever made, by one of the best and most progressive bands of the 60's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvIxDlK-Sg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvIxDlK-Sg)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: krabklaw on September 19, 2016, 10:39:45 PM
Don't You Care by The Buckinghams, one of the greatest records ever made, by one of the best and most progressive bands of the 60's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvIxDlK-Sg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvIxDlK-Sg)

Their greatest hits album was one of the first albums I ever owned. Love them!

Listen to this one, and it's always Summer. Petula Clark 'Call Me':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG6AWr1NdjA


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 20, 2016, 01:15:23 AM
Goodness, there are so many great old records! This is one of my earliest musical memories. That last "you" unnerved me even then...

It's "I Only Have Eyes For You" by The Flamingos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNeh4Mq1o  


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on September 20, 2016, 04:23:25 AM
Don't You Care by The Buckinghams, one of the greatest records ever made, by one of the best and most progressive bands of the 60's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvIxDlK-Sg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvIxDlK-Sg)

I was just listening to Portraits the other day. Good psychedelic album.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on September 20, 2016, 09:13:40 AM
Goodness, there are so many great old records! This is one of my earliest musical memories. That last "you" unnerved me even then...

It's "I Only Have Eyes For You" by The Flamingos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNeh4Mq1o  




One for the ages!



The 60s brought some of the best R'n'B records ever made imo. Listen to this for example (produced by Leiber&Stoller btw):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prlWGe2EHro


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 20, 2016, 01:55:50 PM
The 60s brought some of the best R'n'B records ever made imo. Listen to this for example (produced by Leiber&Stoller btw):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prlWGe2EHro

I'd never given a thought to where that song came from, but this is stunning. So is gf's Barbara Lewis song (which I heard at the time it was released). Those backing vocals!

The US charts in the early '60s were certainly full of surprises. Dick and Dee Dee's "The Mountain's High", a huge favourite of mine, was utterly out of left field (and a B-side to boot) but reached #2 in 1961. That vocal stack is really weird but it works!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU2rjoSXI34


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 20, 2016, 07:43:42 PM
good thread, some other gems - "Runaway", "El Condor Pasa", "Peppermint Twist", Little Richard/Chuck Berry songs, Desmond Dekker & the Aces' "007 (Shanty Town)" (short version).


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 20, 2016, 08:55:13 PM
1963 was full of good stuff. This one by the Chiffons was truly exceptional:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXTZ0n2Tt7c

That was my favorite song from 1963. I liked the "doolang doolang doolang" part.
Oh, I was 6 years old at the time.  :-D


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 20, 2016, 08:57:48 PM
good thread, some other gems - "Runaway", "El Condor Pasa", "Peppermint Twist", Little Richard/Chuck Berry songs, Desmond Dekker & the Aces' "007 (Shanty Town)" (short version).

Great songs.
My favorite Little Richard song was "Lucille".


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 21, 2016, 04:55:38 AM
Great songs.
My favorite Little Richard song was "Lucille".
Little Richard's got the best rock&roll voice. I like his songs because I'm fan of fast songs plus they're positive.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 21, 2016, 07:21:59 AM
U.S. Bonds' 1961 US #1 "Quarter To Three" has one of the wildest intros of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmOib324M7M



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 22, 2016, 07:41:40 AM
"Jeepers Creepers". My favorite version is by Paul Whiteman which they used in lame B-standard horror movies. It's jolly good, as is Tony Bennett's.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 22, 2016, 07:48:08 AM
"Jeepers Creepers". My favorite version is by Paul Whiteman which they used in lame B-standard horror movies. It's jolly good, as is Tony Bennett's.

How about a link in future? Then we can hear what you're enthusing about. I'll do the honours this time:

Whiteman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP0rq4bPVUE

Bennett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgJeq461PeU


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on September 22, 2016, 07:52:37 AM
U.S. Bonds' 1961 US #1 "Quarter To Three" has one of the wildest intros of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmOib324M7M



Great song. It was a a favourite of the Beatles and also, one of those rare cases of a track that was actually an instrumental first.

Here's the original version, "A Night With Daddy G" by the Church Street Five, before the lyrics were added to make it "Quarter to Three":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAcy6jkLN7I


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on September 22, 2016, 11:41:04 AM
U.S. Bonds' 1961 US #1 "Quarter To Three" has one of the wildest intros of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmOib324M7M



Great song. It was a a favourite of the Beatles and also, one of those rare cases of a track that was actually an instrumental first.

Here's the original version, "A Night With Daddy G" by the Church Street Five, before the lyrics were added to make it "Quarter to Three":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAcy6jkLN7I




The intro reminds me of this great record.

Bobby Day - Little bitty pretty one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjOZIUlbxNc


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 22, 2016, 02:43:26 PM
U.S. Bonds' 1961 US #1 "Quarter To Three" has one of the wildest intros of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmOib324M7M



Great song. It was a a favourite of the Beatles and also, one of those rare cases of a track that was actually an instrumental first.

Here's the original version, "A Night With Daddy G" by the Church Street Five, before the lyrics were added to make it "Quarter to Three":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAcy6jkLN7I

The intro reminds me of this great record.

Bobby Day - Little bitty pretty one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjOZIUlbxNc

Great tracks all. I like most of Duane Eddy's 45s but this one is way, way up on another level:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EduWif7kR0   


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 22, 2016, 04:33:14 PM
How about a link in future?
Sure, when the youtube site resumes. Thanks for doing the honors. :police:


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 23, 2016, 02:55:16 PM
Another stonker from that year of years, 1966. I used to own this on 45. Love that dirty water...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVCOjr8fQc


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on September 24, 2016, 01:56:31 AM
Another stonker from that year of years, 1966. I used to own this on 45. Love that dirty water...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVCOjr8fQc


If you like some 60s earthy R'n'B sounds, check this out, you'll love it:

The Jesters - Cadillac man + My babe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv7BiVyMxbs


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 24, 2016, 02:08:53 AM
If you like some 60s earthy R'n'B sounds, check this out, you'll love it:

The Jesters - Cadillac man + My babe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv7BiVyMxbs

Thanks, Rocker. "Cadillac Man" is a corker! (I must confess to preferring Little Walter's original of "My Babe".)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on September 24, 2016, 03:08:06 AM
I love me some early rockabilly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy8AsuTNFL4


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 24, 2016, 04:54:33 AM
I love me some early rockabilly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy8AsuTNFL4

Great! Thanks, Horse.

I defy anyone to keep still while listening to it...


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 25, 2016, 09:02:07 AM
Bought Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels' "Jenny Take A Ride"
in 1965 when it was released as a 45. It still kicks @ss today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6s60SForJM


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on September 25, 2016, 10:22:11 AM
If you like some 60s earthy R'n'B sounds, check this out, you'll love it:

The Jesters - Cadillac man + My babe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv7BiVyMxbs

Thanks, Rocker. "Cadillac Man" is a corker! (I must confess to preferring Little Walter's original of "My Babe".)



Can't blame you. Little Walter's version is epic!




Bought Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels' "Jenny Take A Ride"
in 1965 when it was released as a 45. It still kicks @ss today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6s60SForJM


Didn't know that before. It's a medley of "C. C. Rider" and Little Richard's "Jenny, Jenny" of course.



LaVern Baker - See See Rider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMRs6-xvapU



Chuck Willis---C.C. Rider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7R-ck2LRWo



Little Richard - Jenny, Jenny - 1957

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMPDgf81ik4


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 25, 2016, 10:32:37 AM
Bought Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels' "Jenny Take A Ride"
in 1965 when it was released as a 45. It still kicks @ss today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6s60SForJM

I love that song. Downloaded it to my IPad and listen to it when I need a "pick me up." Sure gets the blood circulating!


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 26, 2016, 01:45:52 PM
Bought this at the tail end of '65 and proceeded to play it to death:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Tfm70dL5s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_to_a_Go-Go_(song)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 03, 2016, 06:09:02 AM
Dire Straits "Walk of life", "old record parade" itself; will not link it as it's well-known.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on October 03, 2016, 06:18:34 AM
Bought this at the tail end of '65 and proceeded to play it to death:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Tfm70dL5s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_to_a_Go-Go_(song)

Oh, 1965 was a wonderful time for great music, songs such as this one and "Shotgun" and "Shake and Fingerpop" (with the wonderful chorus - "Put on your wig woman, we're goin' to shake and fingerpop") by Jr. Walker


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 03, 2016, 07:25:35 AM
Bought this at the tail end of '65 and proceeded to play it to death:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Tfm70dL5s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_to_a_Go-Go_(song)

Oh, 1965 was a wonderful time for great music, songs such as this one and "Shotgun" and "Shake and Fingerpop" (with the wonderful chorus - "Put on your wig woman, we're goin' to shake and fingerpop") by Jr. Walker

I bought "SAF" outright. It had an irresistible groove, like "Jenny Take A Ride". But the best of the bunch in retrospect (for me at least) was the wondrous "Do The Boomerang":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEXUAYfVaQg



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 04, 2016, 08:50:39 AM
The L.A. band Love made some great music. For me, side one of 1966's Da Capo was their peak (rather than its successor).

From that side one, this is "7 And 7 Is", which was released as a 45 several months before the album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX21p671PIg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_and_7_Is


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on October 04, 2016, 02:45:50 PM
I heard both of the following songs on T-Bone Walker's fantastic "Very rare" album from 1972, produced by Leiber&Stoller.



California Slim - Your picture done faded

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNd2Zm0crKg


Bobby Mitchell - Well, I done got over it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HEmBmxAgLI


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 05, 2016, 01:43:59 PM
Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks (later The Band) and the wonderfully evil "Who Do You Love?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROuimcXJc5E


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on October 05, 2016, 02:04:44 PM
Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks (later The Band) and the wonderfully evil "Who Do You Love?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROuimcXJc5E


Nice. Might wanna check out the original performer of this with - among others - one Carl Wilson performing it live in the 80s.


https://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Berry-Diddleys-Rock-All-Star/dp/B00000I1L5



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuPuN9DHm8M


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on October 19, 2016, 02:27:07 PM
Heard these two yesterday, just happen to be my favorites from these bands, both I believe from that wonderful year, 1966.

Rascals - You better Run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEf1wJ_ghyM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEf1wJ_ghyM)


Dave Clark 5 - Try Too Hard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_pTnIvU8t8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_pTnIvU8t8)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 21, 2016, 06:16:24 AM
Here's interesting post for you. :3d Before The Mamas & Papas, Cass Elliot used to be in a band The Big 3. It's trio - she, Tim Rose & her then-husband Jim Hendricks. They've got self-titled album, there is curio "The Banjo Song" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdor8y9JxKs). Date: 1963. As you hear, they slapped Stephen Foster's "Oh Susanna" lyrics to totally different melody written (& sung) by Tim Rose. The other lead is Cass. Did anybody catch the trick? It bears resemblance to Shocking Blue's hit "Venus" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPEhQugz-Ew) which will be out 6 years later! Mariska Veres sings the lead, in the middle 8 she even does the wordless vocal like Cass. The guitar riff etc. - case of "great minds think alike". That said, "The Banjo Song" is way cool. Cass got groove & the raspy chap jolly good.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: thorgil on October 21, 2016, 10:27:28 AM
Mama Cass was simply fabulous.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 21, 2016, 04:37:36 PM
Wonder was Michelle called Mama. I prefer to say Cass Elliot.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 27, 2016, 05:21:07 AM
"The Wanderer" was Dion's finest hour in my opinion. I bought it when it was released back in '62.

Sorry for the long wait before it starts but you have to heard this in mono!

Love that triplet effect in the backing vocals during the bridge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-_3PSVqjK0




Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on October 27, 2016, 07:10:58 AM
"The Wanderer" was Dion's finest hour in my opinion. I bought it when it was released back in '62.

Sorry for the long wait before it starts but you have to heard this in mono!

Love that triplet effect in the backing vocals during the bridge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-_3PSVqjK0







That is such a great song/recording. Thanks for posting it!



I had this in my head for the ride home:

John Lee Hooker / Bottle Up And Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSlozlntn4I


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 29, 2016, 04:20:27 AM
I had this in my head for the ride home:

John Lee Hooker / Bottle Up And Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSlozlntn4I

This reminds me of a most unusual cut by JLH----double-tracked vocals, speeded-up guitar and that crazy echo on the "footsteps"!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbezj9W2dXQ

One of the most joyous songs around... 


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 30, 2016, 04:35:05 AM
As penance for forgetting about Fats and Richard as living r'n'r legends from the '50s (shame on me), here are two great favourites of mine:

"Blue Monday": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3e_y9Bc7hs

"Good Golly Miss Molly": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6akiGRcL8

   


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on October 30, 2016, 05:45:38 AM
As penance for forgetting about Fats and Richard as living r'n'r legends from the '50s (shame on me), here are two great favourites of mine:

"Blue Monday": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3e_y9Bc7hs

"Good Golly Miss Molly": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6akiGRcL8

   



"Blue Monday" is just one of the best R'n'B records I could think of!


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 30, 2016, 04:02:03 PM
As penance for forgetting about Fats and Richard as living r'n'r legends from the '50s (shame on me), here are two great favourites of mine:

"Blue Monday": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3e_y9Bc7hs

"Good Golly Miss Molly": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6akiGRcL8

"Blue Monday" is just one of the best R'n'B records I could think of!

Yes indeed. That sax solo----perfection! Apparently saxophonist Herbert Hardesty had never played baritone sax before that session!


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 30, 2016, 08:20:13 PM
"Hammond Song" by wonderful sister band The Roches (Robert Fripp with meandering guitar solo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA-U5H4VoX8


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 31, 2016, 04:01:21 AM
"Hammond Song" by wonderful sister band The Roches (Robert Fripp with meandering guitar solo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA-U5H4VoX8

My favourite Roches song! Thanks for linking it, RR. :=)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on November 03, 2016, 11:38:29 AM
Los angeles negros- y volvere
http://youtu.be/zPLhQl9ZLrM


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 04, 2016, 03:38:51 AM
And now for a slab of '60s UK psychedelia----here are The Curiosity Shoppe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5AM2koTFPE

Love that manic organ!!!!!!


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on November 04, 2016, 04:05:52 PM
More los angeles negros- como quisiera decirte
http://youtu.be/FVX7BgWxong

WAR-four cornered room
http://youtu.be/WFmCCxMp7BE


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 12, 2016, 02:27:42 AM
I used to work on the fringes of the music business in the early '70s and the company I was loosely affiliated with signed String Driven Thing just before I was kicked out. Why "Circus" isn't better known is quite beyond me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cATm-piRZvs 
 


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: feelsflow on November 12, 2016, 03:00:30 PM
"Four Cornered Room" is a great track, that whole album is great.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: feelsflow on November 12, 2016, 03:03:03 PM
I used to work on the fringes of the music business in the early '70s and the company I was loosely affiliated with signed String Driven Thing just before I was kicked out. Why "Circus" isn't better known is quite beyond me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cATm-piRZvs 
 

I've heard that before.  Must have been you that posted.  "Circus" Rocks.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on November 12, 2016, 03:15:43 PM
Al jarreau- distracted
https://youtu.be/pC5CwBjYNFw

neil sedaka- calendar girl
https://youtu.be/qUlOyj9F5gM


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 15, 2016, 05:09:21 AM
neil sedaka- calendar girl
https://youtu.be/qUlOyj9F5gM

Love Neil's early stuff, particularly the double-tracked vocals. His later material is just as good, things like "Laughter In The Rain":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCusyLPrFCo


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 17, 2016, 12:30:59 PM
This is for bringahorseinhere?, whatever he may be up to right now. We love you, man!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOnOWLhuT80

I remember this scorcher from Mike Raven's radio shows in the mid-sixties----that trumpet! ::)   


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 22, 2016, 12:26:59 PM
Can't let this fine topic slip from view now can we?

I just love doo wop, particularly the second wave of doo wop in the early sixties, so-called baroque doo wop. Music to melt the heart...

These are The Capris and "There's A Moon Out Tonight":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4xNF9uh8SA

http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/various_artists_f2/the_doo_wop_box/


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 24, 2016, 02:27:56 PM
More solid gold doo wop----from 1961, this is the awesome "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Uht69h8Is

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Earl 


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Alex on November 24, 2016, 09:58:45 PM
As penance for forgetting about Fats and Richard as living r'n'r legends from the '50s (shame on me), here are two great favourites of mine:

"Blue Monday": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3e_y9Bc7hs

"Good Golly Miss Molly": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6akiGRcL8

   



"Blue Monday" is just one of the best R'n'B records I could think of!

A much more satisfying listen than New Order's song of the same name.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on November 25, 2016, 01:11:31 AM
This is for bringahorseinhere?, whatever he may be up to right now. We love you, man!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOnOWLhuT80

I remember this scorcher from Mike Raven's radio shows in the mid-sixties----that trumpet! ::)   

Hey John K,

The horse is still here in the land of the living!  Thanks fella.
Great rocker from Sonny there.  Definitely has that classic 'sun' sound.
I love this stuff.
here is a favourite of mine!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP4GesINziU
Sleepy LaBeef did some great rockabilly covers later on post 'Sun' years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfTZFV7IbrA
this is a great track found on early Johnny Horton rockabilly sides.
I used to play this song at gigs, it always went down really well!





Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 25, 2016, 06:26:16 AM
This is for bringahorseinhere?, whatever he may be up to right now. We love you, man!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOnOWLhuT80

I remember this scorcher from Mike Raven's radio shows in the mid-sixties----that trumpet! ::)   

Hey John K,

The horse is still here in the land of the living!  Thanks fella.
Great rocker from Sonny there.  Definitely has that classic 'sun' sound.
I love this stuff.
here is a favourite of mine!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP4GesINziU
Sleepy LaBeef did some great rockabilly covers later on post 'Sun' years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfTZFV7IbrA
this is a great track found on early Johnny Horton rockabilly sides.
I used to play this song at gigs, it always went down really well!

Thank you, sir. Love the BLR song----those screams during the breaks! The whole "little green men" genre of those years is fascinating.

Couldn't play Sleepy's version of "HTHF" but Johnny's version sound pretty good to me... ;D   


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on November 26, 2016, 10:51:11 AM
Tennessee ernie ford- sixteen tons
https://youtu.be/zUpTJg2EBpw

Toddy tee- batteram   For javier ovando :lol
https://youtu.be/We1Q2t0EkxI

Boomer & travis- foul owl on the prowl
https://youtu.be/7HqIEtAhE7I

Sam the sham & the pharaohs-little red riding hood(inspired foul owl on the prowl)
https://youtu.be/_FA85RO89HA


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 27, 2016, 02:13:45 PM
Sam the sham & the pharaohs-little red riding hood

https://youtu.be/_FA85RO89HA

Cool. I used to play this when I worked in the record department of a UK chain store. That first wolf howl was always good to freak a few folks out, lol.

From that same year (1966) this is another great favourite of mine----"Little Girl" by The Syndicate of Sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJgwj_eGD7k



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on November 27, 2016, 06:09:06 PM
Thats a good one!, something about music from the 60s before the counterculture had such a pure sound.
 Most of the older stuff ive heard growing up from my grandparents, the era where musicians were in it for the music then the money unlike today.
Have you ever listened to an american radio station today? rap,rock,country..they all sound the same, its a sham, no diversity just the same repetitive sounds over and over


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 27, 2016, 08:45:01 PM
Have been thinking lately, yes I remember the hits of the early/mid 60s, mainly the ones my sisters listened to (i.e., Lesley Gore, and later, The Beatles).
But what were MY favorites way back then?

I had three big favorites, starting at age 5 (1962)
Soldier Boy (Shirelles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NYw83uAQig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NYw83uAQig)

At age 6, in 1963
he's So Fine (Chiffons)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A)

And at age 7, in 1964
My Boy Lollipop (Millie Small)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtthpER0k6s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtthpER0k6s)

Don't recall any particular favorite in 1965. However, in 1966 there was that song that blew my 9 year old mind:
God Only Knows


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on November 28, 2016, 12:56:53 AM
At age 6, in 1963
She's So Fine (Chiffons)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A)

I love that song. It says everything in less than two minutes! Easily The Chiffons' best...   

Thats a good one!, something about music from the 60s before the counterculture had such a pure sound.
 Most of the older stuff ive heard growing up from my grandparents, the era where musicians were in it for the music then the money unlike today.
Have you ever listened to an american radio station today? rap,rock,country..they all sound the same, its a sham, no diversity just the same repetitive sounds over and over

I couldn't agree more. After a big build-up with some fantastic music, the counterculture was an anti-climax. I reckon '66 was the last great year of that decade----just my opinion, mind.

I live in the Netherlands where the radio stations aren't too hot either!


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 29, 2016, 07:33:32 AM
I like George's "My Sweet Lord". Heard it in good radio staish back 10 yrs. Didn't know it's the Beatle & the title of song (I thought it's about favorite dog Milo), really liked the voice of singer, soft & beautiful. Will not link as you know what it sounds like. Inspired by the posts below about Chiffons (which song, ofc, I don't like, being non-fan of girl groups, find them lame).

Beats me that Danny & the Juniors weren't mentioned here.

“Twistin’ USA”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjkFepKNEH8
“At the Hop”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3KjDpvmtwU


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 29, 2016, 01:16:50 PM
Chiffons (which song, ofc, I don't like, being non-fan of girl groups, find them lame).

Guess it's a generational thing. I grew up listening to lots of girl groups and still love to sing along with them.

HOWEVER...
Thinking about it, for some reason the girl groups in the 60s aren't as adventurous harmonically as, say, the BBs or the Four Seasons.
Not that we can't have wonderful harmonies - listen to the Andrews Sisters (Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, or Bei Mir Bist du Schon) or, better yet, the Boswell Sisters (Crazy People, Roll on Mississippi).


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 29, 2016, 10:53:34 PM
It's not about ge-ge-ge-neration :P - to my ears, the stack of girl voices sound silly. Solo female artists - yes. Brother & sister a la the Carpenters - yes, as it combines both type of voices. The boy groups like BBs etc. sound good too. But when it's multi-girls, I don't like it. Exceptions: "Mr. Sandman" & some of the Supremes tunes. I like Diana Ross. But you're right that 60s girl groups not very interesting, they're kinda the same. I listened before to Andrews Sisters - not bad. If the poster "Ron" were here, you'd've good chat about them. He's big fan.

Vic Damone "Little girl": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pTnnEjf1cY


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 01, 2016, 12:11:41 AM
NOLA, this is for you!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4QDaki3oSE

& 2 by my favorite band NRBQ:

"Ridin' In My Car" (their most well-known song, later She & Him covered it)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fmOkALMR28
"I Like That Girl"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5CBTtAXsOI


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 01, 2016, 07:09:15 AM
NOLA, this is for you!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4QDaki3oSE

Great song. But those lyrics - "she's a working girl"...   ;)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: guitarfool2002 on December 01, 2016, 07:18:27 AM

From that same year (1966) this is another great favourite of mine----"Little Girl" by The Syndicate of Sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJgwj_eGD7k



Same here. Has been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid. One of the best "garage" records of them all, that guitar is awesome.

Another fantastic record from that era, Time Won't Let Me by The Outsiders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZdrcSjLCjU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZdrcSjLCjU)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: guitarfool2002 on December 01, 2016, 07:22:44 AM
I could do a few days' worth on 1966 alone. I voted it the best year in rock during a radio station poll last year. I forgot what year actually won the poll.

Here is a sublimely great record, "Mr. Dieingly Sad" by The Critters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLRR5dtY3jM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLRR5dtY3jM)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on December 01, 2016, 07:48:45 AM

& 2 by my favorite band NRBQ:

"Ridin' In My Car" (their most well-known song, later She & Him covered it)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fmOkALMR28
"I Like That Girl"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5CBTtAXsOI
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Do you like their work with Carl Perkins?


Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Sorry Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13CGQlK7Qco


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on December 01, 2016, 03:43:01 PM
Richie valens- we belong together
https://youtu.be/EONn2gj1ngA

The platters- the great pretender
https://youtu.be/f2t21IMMSbU

the animals- its my life
https://youtu.be/s0KlOmrqdyY

Pink floyd- grantchester meadows
https://youtu.be/2DAdWcsM7Po


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 01, 2016, 07:00:25 PM
Do you like their work with Carl Perkins?


Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Sorry Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13CGQlK7Qco
I've got their album, it's good. Iirc, they didn't tour, just studio work. But NRBQ is revered band, fans the likes of Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, even Bob Dylan.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on December 02, 2016, 12:46:38 AM
Do you like their work with Carl Perkins?


Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Sorry Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13CGQlK7Qco
I've got their album, it's good. Iirc, they didn't tour, just studio work. But NRBQ is revered band, fans the likes of Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, even Bob Dylan.


I don't know very much of them; I like their sound.
But I remember this one as well:


Baby, Let's Play House - Michael Hutchence & NRBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMkugo1Bmno


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on December 02, 2016, 08:04:27 PM
Do you like their work with Carl Perkins?


Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Sorry Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13CGQlK7Qco
I've got their album, it's good. Iirc, they didn't tour, just studio work. But NRBQ is revered band, fans the likes of Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, even Bob Dylan.

I recall Al Anderson saying he wrote "Ridin' in My Car" after listening to "The Beach Boys Today."  Was always a big "Q" fan.  Terry's new version (without Joey -- Sacre Bleu!) is good too.  Here's a band influenced by the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Lovin' Spoonful; Sun Ra, Thelonius Monk, and  Jerry Lee Lewis; the three Stooges...got out records by Skeeter Davis, the Shaggs, and other "outsider" music -- you get the picture!  For my money at their best at their poppiest or when they're groovin' in orbit -- most of the time with their magic golden era rhythm section.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 03, 2016, 02:35:34 AM
Another NYGG hit from '63 (sorry folks). It's the decidedly spooky "Sally Go 'Round The Roses" by The Jaynetts, with a wonderful trick fade. This is the version you want, with organ (unfortunately with a silly image----The Jaynetts were African-American):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_jxUvnufME

 


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 03, 2016, 05:19:49 AM
I don't know very much of them; I like their sound.
But I remember this one as well:


Baby, Let's Play House - Michael Hutchence & NRBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMkugo1Bmno
They usually don't perform/record with other musicians but there is album they did with Skeeter Davis in 1985 "She Sings, They Play". Preview track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiDmpb0L81Q

At one point, they backed John Sebastian to join sing LS hits. Like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2opBZonEMG0

& here is their original Christmas song "Christmas Wish" with tasteful arrangements as usual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwMCGaNzdvM


I recall Al Anderson saying he wrote "Ridin' in My Car" after listening to "The Beach Boys Today."  Was always a big "Q" fan.  Terry's new version (without Joey -- Sacre Bleu!) is good too.  Here's a band influenced by the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Lovin' Spoonful; Sun Ra, Thelonius Monk, and  Jerry Lee Lewis; the three Stooges...got out records by Skeeter Davis, the Shaggs, and other "outsider" music -- you get the picture!  For my money at their best at their poppiest or when they're groovin' in orbit -- most of the time with their magic golden era rhythm section.
Al BBs fan? I knew that Tom was. & Terry said in interview the songs he write with falsetto bring to mind BW but it's not influenced by BW & that whilst it's nice thing to say, he'd try to avoid it. Not sure about Spampinato bros. But the band as diverse as BBs & they got really good singers ( except the drummer? iirc he did sing live). Did you buy recent 50 year boxset? "High Noon", 5 CDs.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 03, 2016, 01:08:19 PM
I could do a few days' worth on 1966 alone. I voted it the best year in rock during a radio station poll last year. I forgot what year actually won the poll.

Here is a sublimely great record, "Mr. Dieingly Sad" by The Critters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLRR5dtY3jM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLRR5dtY3jM)

Oh yes! Lovely record. I preferred their version of "A Younger Girl" to the Spoonful's...

Thanks for reminding me of that Outsiders song. I bought their follow-up ("Girl In Love") when it was released. It must be one of the saddest songs I've ever heard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y0uPRvUEYg

As for 1966 as a whole, I couldn't agree more. (Others opt for '65 or even '67 but I don't buy that.) What an incredible year for music!


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on December 03, 2016, 04:54:33 PM
I don't know very much of them; I like their sound.
But I remember this one as well:


Baby, Let's Play House - Michael Hutchence & NRBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMkugo1Bmno
They usually don't perform/record with other musicians but there is album they did with Skeeter Davis in 1985 "She Sings, They Play". Preview track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiDmpb0L81Q

At one point, they backed John Sebastian to join sing LS hits. Like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2opBZonEMG0

& here is their original Christmas song "Christmas Wish" with tasteful arrangements as usual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwMCGaNzdvM


I recall Al Anderson saying he wrote "Ridin' in My Car" after listening to "The Beach Boys Today."  Was always a big "Q" fan.  Terry's new version (without Joey -- Sacre Bleu!) is good too.  Here's a band influenced by the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Lovin' Spoonful; Sun Ra, Thelonius Monk, and  Jerry Lee Lewis; the three Stooges...got out records by Skeeter Davis, the Shaggs, and other "outsider" music -- you get the picture!  For my money at their best at their poppiest or when they're groovin' in orbit -- most of the time with their magic golden era rhythm section.
Al BBs fan? I knew that Tom was. & Terry said in interview the songs he write with falsetto bring to mind BW but it's not influenced by BW & that whilst it's nice thing to say, he'd try to avoid it. Not sure about Spampinato bros. But the band as diverse as BBs & they got really good singers ( except the drummer? iirc he did sing live). Did you buy recent 50 year boxset? "High Noon", 5 CDs.

Yeah, Tommy was the big BW fan, not sure of the others.  Didn't know about the box set until you mentioned it.   I owned all their LPs through "Gotta Be Loose" or so -- part way through the Johnny era.  Saw them a number of times in various forms -- always great, often transcendent.  Terry is maybe a genius of the 88's and probably one of the most charismatic live performers I've ever witnessed -- in his own bizarre way.  But he was at his best in the classic line up.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on December 03, 2016, 05:18:52 PM
On looking up the NRBQ box set I was led to "The Flat Five," two members of which are in the current no-Spaminato NRBQ.  There are mostly just live videos on youTube (including takes of "Let Him Run Wild" and "Kites are Fun"), but some amazing vocals and great tunes.  Some reminiscent of prime Wondermints as a first impression.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 04, 2016, 09:41:04 PM
Yeah, Tommy was the big BW fan, not sure of the others.  Didn't know about the box set until you mentioned it.   I owned all their LPs through "Gotta Be Loose" or so -- part way through the Johnny era.  Saw them a number of times in various forms -- always great, often transcendent.  Terry is maybe a genius of the 88's and probably one of the most charismatic live performers I've ever witnessed -- in his own bizarre way.  But he was at his best in the classic line up.
Cool you got to see them! They're fun to see in youtube but in flesh might be better. Agreed about Terry, "bizarre" is right way to describe him. I like his piano style & eccentric stage behavior. I read that they don't keep setlist, rather perform random choices given what the crowd likes at this particular gig. Is it true? Have you got any recollections from some of the shows? Funny banter etc. Did you get them to sign the autographs?

Here's the link to box set info: http://americansongwriter.com/2016/10/nrbq-high-noon-a-50-year-restrospective/

Quote
I was led to "The Flat Five," two members of which are in the current no-Spaminato NRBQ.  There are mostly just live videos on youTube (including takes of "Let Him Run Wild" and "Kites are Fun"), but some amazing vocals and great tunes.  Some reminiscent of prime Wondermints as a first impression.
Their vids were posted in the BBs Media topic "The Rolling BBs covers thread". That's where I discovered them. Didn't know some of the band is in NRBQ line-up. Thanks for telling. Nice covers.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on December 05, 2016, 07:17:29 PM
Yeah, Tommy was the big BW fan, not sure of the others.  Didn't know about the box set until you mentioned it.   I owned all their LPs through "Gotta Be Loose" or so -- part way through the Johnny era.  Saw them a number of times in various forms -- always great, often transcendent.  Terry is maybe a genius of the 88's and probably one of the most charismatic live performers I've ever witnessed -- in his own bizarre way.  But he was at his best in the classic line up.
Cool you got to see them! They're fun to see in youtube but in flesh might be better. Agreed about Terry, "bizarre" is right way to describe him. I like his piano style & eccentric stage behavior. I read that they don't keep setlist, rather perform random choices given what the crowd likes at this particular gig. Is it true? Have you got any recollections from some of the shows? Funny banter etc. Did you get them to sign the autographs?

Here's the link to box set info: http://americansongwriter.com/2016/10/nrbq-high-noon-a-50-year-restrospective/

Quote
I was led to "The Flat Five," two members of which are in the current no-Spaminato NRBQ.  There are mostly just live videos on youTube (including takes of "Let Him Run Wild" and "Kites are Fun"), but some amazing vocals and great tunes.  Some reminiscent of prime Wondermints as a first impression.
Their vids were posted in the BBs Media topic "The Rolling BBs covers thread". That's where I discovered them. Didn't know some of the band is in NRBQ line-up. Thanks for telling. Nice covers.

1st time i saw them was promoting "Scraps" and opening for BB King, soon after Al joined but before Tommy and they still had the lead singer Frankie Galder.  Last time was about a dozen years ago with Johnny.  And both those times were excellent.  Saw the "classic" Al Anderson/Tommy Ardolino/Joey Spaminato/Terry Adams version about a half dozen times and  they were always great -- sometimes a little sloppy but when they hit the note they hit the note.  Best was likely at the Cats Cradle in Chapel Hill NC promoting "At Yankee Stadium" in the summer of '78.  With Tommy they just swung and it opened my mind to that concept.  Funny bit they did (among others) was  in the middle Terry yells "Union  Break!" and they stop playing, sit down, someone lights a cig, someone opens a sandwich, they shoot the sh*t among themselves for about 5 minutes and then Terry yells "back to work!" and they start playing again!

I've always been reluctant to approach my heroes. About 8 years ago Terry sat in with and old buddy of mine's band in South Fla (where he lives I believe).  There were maybe 25 people there but I got the "don't talk  to me' vibe from him.  So I didn't.  If I'd ever seen Tommy I would have definitely pulled his coat.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 06, 2016, 01:30:04 AM
1st time i saw them was promoting "Scraps" and opening for BB King, soon after Al joined but before Tommy and they still had the lead singer Frankie Galder.  Last time was about a dozen years ago with Johnny.  And both those times were excellent.  Saw the "classic" Al Anderson/Tommy Ardolino/Joey Spaminato/Terry Adams version about a half dozen times and  they were always great -- sometimes a little sloppy but when they hit the note they hit the note.  Best was likely at the Cats Cradle in Chapel Hill NC promoting "At Yankee Stadium" in the summer of '78.  With Tommy they just swung and it opened my mind to that concept.  Funny bit they did (among others) was  in the middle Terry yells "Union  Break!" and they stop playing, sit down, someone lights a cig, someone opens a sandwich, they shoot the sh*t among themselves for about 5 minutes and then Terry yells "back to work!" and they start playing again!

I've always been reluctant to approach my heroes. About 8 years ago Terry sat in with and old buddy of mine's band in South Fla (where he lives I believe).  There were maybe 25 people there but I got the "don't talk  to me' vibe from him.  So I didn't.  If I'd ever seen Tommy I would have definitely pulled his coat.
Frankie is such good singer, too bad he quit. Definitely best singer during any line-up change. Envious you got to see him. "Scraps" is very good, it differs in style with their 60s album. I read that Tommy was big fan & would go to their shows after them & that's how he got the place & easy to get along with. Is it true?

Thanks for sharing blast from the past, everybody in the band seemed to get Terry's humor & they're funny too! Do you know is there definitive book written about or by NRBQ?

Maybe Terry was tired? Bad timing. If you met him the right time different city he could be in the mood to sign the autograph. :)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 06, 2016, 03:35:57 AM
Heard this yesterday on a Dutch rock'n'roll website. It proves once again that two minutes is quite long enough in the hands of a master!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrzFvZhnhMo   

Would that be Johnnie Johnson on the dazzling piano work or Lafayette Leake? Rocker will probably know...


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 06, 2016, 04:51:08 AM
Heard this yesterday on a Dutch rock'n'roll website. It proves once again that two minutes is quite long enough in the hands of a master!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrzFvZhnhMo   

Would that be Johnnie Johnson on the dazzling piano work or Lafayette Leake? Rocker will probably know...
I can answer :3d - it's Johnnie Johnson.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 06, 2016, 06:01:45 AM
Heard this yesterday on a Dutch rock'n'roll website. It proves once again that two minutes is quite long enough in the hands of a master!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrzFvZhnhMo   

Would that be Johnnie Johnson on the dazzling piano work or Lafayette Leake? Rocker will probably know...
I can answer :3d - it's Johnnie Johnson.

Thanks!

Found this handy list for Leake:

http://www.crlf.de/ChuckBerry/cbdb/musician/103-LEAKEELLIS.html

Johnson's isn't there, apparently because it's too long.  ;D


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: donald on December 06, 2016, 08:22:07 PM
didn't see Darlene Love mentioned in this thread.     To me, she is the greatest voice of the era.   and those songs were written by some of the best New York song writers of the era.  Yes, That crazy -uck Spector gets a lot of credit, and the Wrecking Crew was THE best, but Darlene was the heart and soul of that sound (apologies to Ronnie fans).    and she still has that voice and energy.  Drove 500 miles to see her Christmas show last year.    He's a Rebel. 1963.  he's Sure the Boy I Love, Today I met The Boy I' m Gonna Marry......This is the stuff that transports me to that place in my head that still resides in the year before the Beatles hit.  Sweet stuff indeed.  Glad you folks are out there to share these memories.   


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on December 07, 2016, 03:31:23 AM
Heard this yesterday on a Dutch rock'n'roll website. It proves once again that two minutes is quite long enough in the hands of a master!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrzFvZhnhMo   

Would that be Johnnie Johnson on the dazzling piano work or Lafayette Leake? Rocker will probably know...
I can answer :3d - it's Johnnie Johnson.

Thanks!

Found this handy list for Leake:

http://www.crlf.de/ChuckBerry/cbdb/musician/103-LEAKEELLIS.html

Johnson's isn't there, apparently because it's too long.  ;D



That's interesting! I wouldn't have known...


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 07, 2016, 03:48:38 AM
This is the stuff that transports me to that place in my head that still resides in the year before the Beatles hit.  Sweet stuff indeed.  Glad you folks are out there to share these memories.   

Glad to oblige, donald. Yes, that pre-British Invasion year gave us all some great American music, some of the best ever.

Here's Darlene in festive mood. Magnificent!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8x7H3DD8Y 


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 13, 2016, 03:19:42 PM
Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra's "Some Velvet Morning" is such a strange yet compelling duet (Slowdive did a great cover):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-SVPJM4L4


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 14, 2016, 09:35:12 PM
The only song I know by Nancy is the boring "The boots are made for walkin'". Can't believe it was hit. The clip for the song is meh, what with dorky dancing, some would laugh if they see it.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on December 16, 2016, 09:38:36 AM
Here in all it's beauty, Elvis' undubbed, unedited 1971 recording of "Merry Christmas baby". Love it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsfBhw7ZkC8


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 24, 2016, 03:31:30 AM
My apologies if this one has been linked here already.

"Along Comes Mary" is yet another fantastic song from 1966, far and away my favourite by The Association:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lba1JnNiyBY


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: feelsflow on December 24, 2016, 12:37:47 PM
My apologies if this one has been linked here already.

"Along Comes Mary" is yet another fantastic song from 1966, far and away my favourite by The Association:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lba1JnNiyBY

Okay to link it again!  I'm a fairly big Association fan - a few of the albums on vinyl, including the Good-bye Columbus soundtrack.  On Cd I have the 2-disc Rhino which covers a lot of ground.

You picked the 45 version.  They did this really great live, too.  Was lucky enough to see them a couple of times in the late sixties.  Got to meet them!  Everybody that came to my hometown stayed at the Holiday Inn, so there was no hiding.  My very favorite song by them as well. 

Merry Christmas, John.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 24, 2016, 01:00:28 PM
Oh, Along Comes Mary!
Remember hearing it as a 9 year old, wondering "what were they singing"? And had to assume that it was about drugs.
I liked the song anyway.

As I posted earlier, my favorite song of 1966 was GOK. In 1967 it was "Pretty Ballerina" by the Left Banke. Can't remember what my favorite was for 1968 - that was a WEIRD, HORRIBLE year.

Here's my favorite song of 1969. Being a fan of this song branded me as my school's official Oddball.
Still love it today - A Salty Dog by Procol Harum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOj3kJKy-_U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOj3kJKy-_U)



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 24, 2016, 03:00:39 PM
A Merry Christmas to you too, Will. And to you, Elizabeth. And----oh alright!----to everyone else who reads this. :king

"Pretty Ballerina" and "A Salty Dog" are two great favourites of mine as well. The Procol Harum song might even qualify as a candidate for the UK equivalent of "Surf's Up"----it's that good. :=)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 24, 2016, 03:53:19 PM
And may you all have a wonderfully Merry Christmas as well!
 :woot

With The Association, 2 songs really stand out for me.

One is  "Like Always".  Nice retro feel, amazing harmonies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI2pDpEZCzQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI2pDpEZCzQ)

The other is much more pensive - maybe listen later on, after Christmas.  "Requiem for the Masses." Note - I remember seeing this performance when it first aired on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour way back then:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy9FtCnAF78 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy9FtCnAF78)



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 24, 2016, 11:11:13 PM
Jolly Christmas to everybody celebrating it. Stuff yourselves up with cool dishes. :3d Within reason. :police:

john, gotta say I don't like "Along comes Mary", cool "pa-ba-too-paaahh" & some nice arr. choices. They did it best in Monterey festival. Not fan of "Pretty ballerina" either. I do like "Walk away Renee".
Each band is good; to my ears, Left Banke is best example of baroque pop - is it what they dub it? - & it's intricate, to the point that when I listened to "There's gonna be a storm" comp, I couldn't memorize any track! It's the single band which songs I played then forgot what they were like. The many key & chord changes really mess with the brain. But once I figured, me & Left Banke became friends. :3d

Association, "Pandora's golden heebie jeebies": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewiB_Xy5uR4
Left Banke, Bert Sommer lead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3POr9-pGOQ
It isn't in youtube, "Give the man a hand", featuring the best guitar intro. It might as well be their best song.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 05, 2017, 04:21:32 AM
Association, "Pandora's golden heebie jeebies": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewiB_Xy5uR4

My second favourite of theirs after "Mary". :=)

Roy Wood was on Jools Holland's end-of-year Hootenanny show, looking and sounding good.

Here's a favourite of mine from The Move, their 1966 debut, "Night Of Fear":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYj6XutvUQ


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on January 09, 2017, 07:48:15 AM
Here's one that I recently discovered. I'm not a fan of Genesis but it turns out they have a pretty good first album from back in the 60s. Here's a great track from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iawItFRdjQM


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 09, 2017, 12:14:28 PM
Here's one that I recently discovered. I'm not a fan of Genesis but it turns out they have a pretty good first album from back in the 60s. Here's a great track from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iawItFRdjQM

It is a great track. I like Selling England... and that's enough Genesis for me really. But this is very nice. Thanks, CSM.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 12, 2017, 12:33:24 PM
Odd how just when you think you're set in your ways at age 30+ a new artist comes along who knocks you sideways. (Learning to love established artists is another matter entirely.)

Holidaying in the UK in the late 1970s I saw on the same TV programme this stunning ballad by Judie Tzuke...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q41KukGopk

...and a song by the UK band Tubeway Army, which sparked off a lifelong love affair with the music of Gary Numan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17U-KOsz3es
 
   


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on January 13, 2017, 06:18:37 AM
Really into soft psychedelia from the 60s at the moment. Here's one that probably many of you know but I just discovered the other night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-OrC80NMJ4

I am loving it.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 22, 2017, 05:08:51 AM
This one knocked me out when I heard it at the time (1962) on a French radio station (where else in those days?!). There's an EP out there by The Lafayettes that includes their other classics "Life's So Short" and "Caravan Of Lonely Men". Love the dirty chuckle during the spoken intro of "Nobody But You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQDisMlQFI


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on January 25, 2017, 07:11:27 PM
This one knocked me out when I heard it at the time (1962) on a French radio station (where else in those days?!). There's an EP out there by The Lafayettes that includes their other classics "Life's So Short" and "Caravan Of Lonely Men". Love the dirty chuckle during the spoken intro of "Nobody But You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQDisMlQFI

Great R&B song! I first heard it after reading Mark Lewisohn's Beatles book and he mentioned it as a song they played during the Cavern days. You can see it being a track that The Beatles would have loved to play.

As part of my current soft psychedelia obsession, I have this one stuck in my head all day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4zwp-0GeQ


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 26, 2017, 01:39:22 AM
This one knocked me out when I heard it at the time (1962) on a French radio station (where else in those days?!). There's an EP out there by The Lafayettes that includes their other classics "Life's So Short" and "Caravan Of Lonely Men". Love the dirty chuckle during the spoken intro of "Nobody But You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQDisMlQFI

Great R&B song! I first heard it after reading Mark Lewisohn's Beatles book and he mentioned it as a song they played during the Cavern days. You can see it being a track that The Beatles would have loved to play.

As part of my current soft psychedelia obsession, I have this one stuck in my head all day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4zwp-0GeQ

The Beatles played it? I can only assume Lennon sang it----it sounds a trifle too debauched for McCartney.  ;D

I remember The Honeybus. Like the oboe on that!

Speaking of your obsession, CSM, I assume you've already delved into stuff by The Move. If not, you may appreciate this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTknhO-xj8M

Lovely effect at 2:08...

 



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on January 26, 2017, 05:16:29 AM
This one knocked me out when I heard it at the time (1962) on a French radio station (where else in those days?!). There's an EP out there by The Lafayettes that includes their other classics "Life's So Short" and "Caravan Of Lonely Men". Love the dirty chuckle during the spoken intro of "Nobody But You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQDisMlQFI

Great R&B song! I first heard it after reading Mark Lewisohn's Beatles book and he mentioned it as a song they played during the Cavern days. You can see it being a track that The Beatles would have loved to play.

As part of my current soft psychedelia obsession, I have this one stuck in my head all day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4zwp-0GeQ

The Beatles played it? I can only assume Lennon sang it----it sounds a trifle too debauched for McCartney.  ;D

I remember The Honeybus. Like the oboe on that!

Speaking of your obsession, CSM, I assume you've already delved into stuff by The Move. If not, you may appreciate this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTknhO-xj8M

Lovely effect at 2:08...


Ha! Actually, Lewisohn suggests the song was performed by Paul. Here's what he writes in the book (pg. 668):

The Beatles' intense drive to stay one step ahead of every rival (and they were already at least fifty clear) was taken to extremes by Paul in July/August 1962 when sleuthing songs unknown or unconsidered by others. A good find was "Nobody But You," a B-side by a group from Towson, Maryland, called the Lafayettes. Beyond a mawkish introduction, this was a strong call-and-response number in the style of Kansas City.

--

I do love The Move and, yes, I have been especially into them lately. In fact, funny you should send me that song now because over the last few days I have been working on a cover of Walk Upon The Water. Both that song and listening just now to Grass Grow illustrate what a powerhouse their drummer was.

But, yeah, The Move is right in the wheelhouse of the kind of stuff I am into at the moment. Good choice!


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 26, 2017, 05:50:55 AM
Ha! Actually, Lewisohn suggests the song was performed by Paul. Here's what he writes in the book (pg. 668):

The Beatles' intense drive to stay one step ahead of every rival (and they were already at least fifty clear) was taken to extremes by Paul in July/August 1962 when sleuthing songs unknown or unconsidered by others. A good find was "Nobody But You," a B-side by a group from Towson, Maryland, called the Lafayettes. Beyond a mawkish introduction, this was a strong call-and-response number in the style of Kansas City.

Thanks for that information!

Keeping in roughly the same area as The Move, here's a good-timey one (a UK radio hit only) from early 1968 by The Idle Race (w/ Jeff Lynne):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djsy0daQqpY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Idle_Race


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on January 26, 2017, 06:01:54 AM
Thanks for that information!

Keeping in roughly the same area as The Move, here's a good-timey one (a UK radio hit only) from early 1968 by The Idle Race (w/ Jeff Lynne):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djsy0daQqpY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Idle_Race

That's cool! The only Idle Race songs I knew were the two on the Nuggets comp. Given the association with Jeff Lynne (and their Kinks-esque sound), I feel like I should have investigated further but never did. But hearing this song makes me want to explore a bit more. Thanks for that!


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 31, 2017, 04:32:02 AM
Joe Meek is a name that looms large in early to mid '60s pop in the UK. A tortured genius, he masterminded a whole host of wonderful sounding 45s, often by artists who by their own admission couldn't sing. This was no impediment to sound wizard Meek----they always ended up sounding like professionals! His backing musicians were another matter----these included many great names of later years.

This is actor John Leyton amidst a typical Meek soundscape on "Wild Wind":

https://youtu.be/NYd9Cp3ewcU

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Meek


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 16, 2017, 03:04:53 PM
Perry Como "Papa Loves Mambo", the intro is sth. you don't forget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4X5fe8T0nU


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on February 18, 2017, 02:11:12 PM
Robert and johnny- we belong together


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on February 18, 2017, 02:42:54 PM
Robert and johnny- we belong together

Cool. I love the Ritchie Valens version but it's great to hear the original.

https://youtu.be/fVRTCKTJU5Q

Thanks, SRGF. :=)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: guitarfool2002 on March 04, 2017, 09:52:35 AM
Baby Please Don't Go, by Them with Van Morrison on vocals. Just heard it on the radio, and it's one of those classic records that has as little as one note or one brief musical moment that nails the whole thing. In this case, it's that one "out" flatted 5th guitar note under a menacing bass line that slays me every time. Sounds like something really bad is about to go down in a dark alley somewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fymacb7GYDg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fymacb7GYDg)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: guitarfool2002 on March 04, 2017, 10:01:11 AM
Speaking of blues-fueled 60's records with a menacing guitar and bass part..."Shakin All Over". Now the question is which version, the Johnny Kidd and the Pirates cut or the later Guess Who cover...

Johnny Kidd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n327ncoU_ZU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n327ncoU_ZU)

Guess Who
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lCDQ8j9bE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lCDQ8j9bE)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on March 04, 2017, 03:24:39 PM
Speaking of blues-fueled 60's records with a menacing guitar and bass part..."Shakin All Over". Now the question is which version, the Johnny Kidd and the Pirates cut or the later Guess Who cover...

Johnny Kidd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n327ncoU_ZU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n327ncoU_ZU)

Guess Who
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lCDQ8j9bE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lCDQ8j9bE)

I'd say Johnny Kidd----every time :=)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on March 09, 2017, 10:16:39 AM
This was the first record I remember linking at Smiley and I was told it "sucked"----a great start.

I later came to respect the poster in question but it took a while. He left Smiley and has now left PSF... It's a funny old world.

From 1966, this is Lorraine Ellison and one of those records that stops you in your tracks, "Stay With Me":

https://youtu.be/PIdEBkUsilw


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 12, 2017, 09:16:22 AM
This was the first record I remember linking at Smiley and I was told it "sucked"----a great start.

I later came to respect the poster in question but it took a while. He left Smiley and has now left PSF... It's a funny old world.

From 1966, this is Lorraine Ellison and one of those records that stops you in your tracks, "Stay With Me":

https://youtu.be/PIdEBkUsilw
You mean bgas? Ha! Nice song, despite soul being not the fave genre, with few exceptions.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on March 12, 2017, 01:14:17 PM
This was the first record I remember linking at Smiley and I was told it "sucked"----a great start.

I later came to respect the poster in question but it took a while. He left Smiley and has now left PSF... It's a funny old world.

You mean bgas?

The very same. :=)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on June 07, 2017, 04:24:02 AM
Two great records I first heard within minutes of each other back in the 1960s:

"Matchbox" (Carl Perkins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYH_SS_aYtA

"Slow Down" (Larry Williams): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whgvQkmZWc4

Curiously, these later became the two sides of a Beatles 45 that hit big in Canada and the US... 


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 07, 2017, 07:56:07 AM
Thanks. Hadn't heard the Larry Williams version of Slow Down.

I got interested in Carl Perkins after becoming a fan of Elvis back in the 70s.  Listening to his Sun recordings led me to explore Perkins. I bought a 45 of Matchbox at an old record store. Also a 45 of Blue Suede Shoes b/w Honey Don't. Those are some great records.
just spent an enjoyable time listening to these records along with Elvis' Mystery Train (one of my all time favorites).

Thanks again!  :)


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on June 07, 2017, 09:31:12 AM
Thanks. Hadn't heard the Larry Williams version of Slow Down.

I got interested in Carl Perkins after becoming a fan of Elvis back in the 70s.  Listening to his Sun recordings led me to explore Perkins. I bought a 45 of Matchbox at an old record store. Also a 45 of Blue Suede Shoes b/w Honey Don't. Those are some great records.
just spent an enjoyable time listening to these records along with Elvis' Mystery Train (one of my all time favorites).

Thanks again!  :)

You're welcome, E. Carl Perkins has a fantastic catalogue of songs, so many of them regarded as classics and rightly so.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 09, 2017, 08:13:38 PM
A radio station has temporarily gone to a "Beach Music" format.
I was introduced to Beach Music, also known as Carolina Beach Music, when I lived in North Carolina in the early 1980s. Beach Music is popular primarily in North and South Carolina, and also in the coastal areas of Virginia, Maryland, and perhaps Pennsylvania. Basically, what is known as the US Middle Atlantic States.
Beach Music is r and b that can be adaptable to the dance known as the Shag.
A number of regional groups are known for this type of music, such as The Tams, The Tymes, and The Chairmen of the Board.  Also other groups/singers such as The Drifters, Gene Chandler, have songs that fit the mold.
Wonderful music for a warm summer's night...

One of the most frequently played when I was living there, and one I heard yesterday, is by The Tams - "Be Young, Be Foolish, but Be Happy".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAfaR6IuO-4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAfaR6IuO-4)

Another I heard a lot is by The Tymes - "Ms Grace". Just found out that this was a big hit in the UK in the mid-70s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UdO7eHEpQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UdO7eHEpQ)





Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on December 08, 2017, 05:37:24 AM
This seems as good a place as any to post this. There's plenty of talk about the falsetto prowess of Brian and Frankie V. One name that is invariably left out of the discussion is that of Lou Christie. His "Wild Life's In Season", produced by Jack Nitzsche, is a must-hear (regrettably no longer on YouTube). "Trapeze" is another winner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywjpPP93vGE



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: guitarfool2002 on January 20, 2018, 12:07:14 PM
WXPN is spinning "Dry Your Eyes" by Brenda and The Tabulations as I write this...one of the great, semi-lost slow jam soul classics of the late 60's that was a favorite of The Real Don Steele, who would spin it on his KHJ show.

A GREAT record from '67, #2 on the R&B charts, #20 on the pop charts.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on January 20, 2018, 01:10:37 PM
Thanks. Hadn't heard the Larry Williams version of Slow Down.

I got interested in Carl Perkins after becoming a fan of Elvis back in the 70s.  Listening to his Sun recordings led me to explore Perkins. I bought a 45 of Matchbox at an old record store. Also a 45 of Blue Suede Shoes b/w Honey Don't. Those are some great records.
just spent an enjoyable time listening to these records along with Elvis' Mystery Train (one of my all time favorites).

Thanks again!  :)


Man, been a long time since I looked into this thread.
Re: Perkins, his Sun recordings are imo among the best things recorded at the Memphis Recording Service. Charlie Rich's recordings as well (most of them weren't released on Sun but on Phillips International etc.). That's where the real stuff is. Perkins' version of "Only you" kinda summarizes everything Sun Records was and wanted to be: It's not "beautiful", but it's raw and - to quote Sam Phillips - R-E-A-L. The guitar break just kills me everytime I hear it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvP3JS6-Mdk


If I'd have to point to a record that defines music with "soul", this one would be one of them.

Not to forgert that Carl cut a lot of other great records after he left Sun. He was such a great songwriter, guitar player and singer. If there was any kind of justice, he would be one of the biggest names in country music to this day. He was not as versatile as Presley (few people are) but when it comes to country and Rock'n'Roll Carl could give Presley a run for his money.



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 21, 2018, 03:01:34 AM
Great to see this topic back in action.

Roy Harper is best known these days for his guest lead vocal on Pink Floyd's "Have A Cigar" (1975) but he has had a long and illustrious career of his own.

His album Lifemask was recorded two years earlier. This is the opening track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwbR1TFuTbw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Harper_(singer) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Harper_(singer))


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: D Cunningham on January 21, 2018, 07:29:16 AM
Rocker: Thanks for that link to Perkins (Only You).  Made my morning.

JK: Lou C. is never far from my thoughts.  Your youtube link made me think he might have been an important influence for the Bee Gees.

But I love this crazy strange footage of Lou singing (well, not really) poolside with a couple of local dancers in, I think, Florida.  He loved the ladies!
(the little movie starts about 15 seconds in... Ah the Sixties.)
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXpPj-eVIgE


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on January 21, 2018, 11:59:39 AM
JK: Lou C. is never far from my thoughts.  Your youtube link made me think he might have been an important influence for the Bee Gees.

But I love this crazy strange footage of Lou singing (well, not really) poolside with a couple of local dancers in, I think, Florida.  He loved the ladies!
(the little movie starts about 15 seconds in... Ah the Sixties.)

Great footage of Mr Christie there, DC. I may conceivably have seen him performing (or miming) "Lightning Strikes" on TV at the time but I can't recall it.

A fascinating artist who should be better known.

The fantastic "Wild Life's In Season" is thankfully back on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12atN4qFwnI


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on April 02, 2018, 11:50:32 AM
This one crept into my brain earlier today. It took me some years to get into Supertramp----I had to dig a little deeper but I got there in the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukKQw578Lm8 


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on April 04, 2018, 04:03:09 AM
This is much older. When Round Robin's "Kick That Little Foot, Sally Ann" starting getting airplay in 1964, I and probably a whole host of others couldn't make out one key word in the lyrics, the name of the song's all-important dance. Was it the "saucer"? Or even (in retrospect) the "salsa"? Turns out it was the Slauson. This was probably the reason why no lyrics were to be found online for years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtDy0n_ni5Y


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on April 27, 2018, 05:41:50 AM
It seems the Grateful Dead were not happy with their debut album but I think it's a great combination of "songs" and more extended tracks (including the magnificent "Viola Lee Blues"). This is "Sitting On Top Of The World":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLyNOVDIKyI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grateful_Dead_(album) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grateful_Dead_(album))


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on May 20, 2018, 02:54:35 PM
I'd like to dedicate this 1967 US #1 by Jefferson Airplane to someone at PSF. It's been on my mind now for weeks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7O7ihJCq0w


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on August 08, 2018, 03:14:45 AM
It's been a while since I listened to this wonderful Carl Perkins A-side from '71. Written by Carl himself and Bergen White.

Carl Perkins - Me Without You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOeBX7AOY58



Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 08, 2018, 04:01:03 AM
This is good song. Thanks, Rocker.


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: Rocker on August 09, 2018, 07:37:37 AM
This is good song. Thanks, Rocker.


You're welcome


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on August 27, 2018, 05:24:59 AM
Double's "Captain Of Your Heart" helped me through some troubled times in early 2015.

Actually, I was just looking through my diary notes on our group's Sicily itinerary of 2000 and saw I'd noted that a singer/keyboard player had performed it in our hotel lobby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX-Ru1XkNZc


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on August 28, 2018, 06:48:23 AM
Love the weird sampled harmonica on this. "Suicide Blonde" is the one INXS song I know (and love):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDHJu62X7ww


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on September 15, 2018, 12:00:55 PM
The Stylistics sang some of the most beautiful soul ballads of all time. My son had this one, "Betcha By Golly Wow", playing on Spotify earlier today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alvEUFJtMw8


Title: Re: Old Record Parade
Post by: JK on October 19, 2018, 03:09:09 PM
Beautiful Pet-Soundsy 45 from 1966 by The Mindbenders that I was reminded of recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwEzlFC6ZGQ