Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Checkers - Don't Stop Dan

The Checkers were an offshoot of The popular R&B group, The Dominoes. This song, recorded in 1954 features the bass vocals of Bill Brown who sang the lead on The Dominoes' song "Sixty Minute Man" in 1951
"Dont Stop Dan" was written by Henry Glover.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Four Tops - "Sad Souvenirs"

This song is the B-side of "I Can't Help Myself," and was written by Mickey Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter. Great stuff!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "Luau"

Here is the other side to this 45 by Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars.
Luau was penned by the late, great Shorty Rogers.
Gotta' love that 9 cents sticker.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hutch Davie - Honky Tonk Train

Here is the other side of the Hutch Davie, ATCO 45 from 1958.
This song was written by American pianist and composer, Meade Lux Lewis in the 1920s.
My favorite version of this number was recorded by the late, great Keith Emerson and is featured on the ELP album, Works Volume 2.

Monday, April 4, 2016

George Wright - "Quiet Village/The Petite Waltz"

Here is side 2 and the other two tracks from this e.p.
"Quiet Village" is an orchestral pop instrumental that was written and originally performed by Les Baxter in 1951.
"The Petite Waltz" was written by pianist, Joe Heyne around 1949-50

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mom's 45s?

SERGIO MENDES & BRAZIL '66 - Night And Day

Mom and dad both loved music, although their tastes were somewhat different from each other. Mom liked classical music, folk and pop music, while dad enjoyed RnB, Jazz and rock selections.
Occasionally, mom would get a record of things she particularly liked. In this case the 45 was bought to help my mom learn to sing a song for some sort of talent event they had at our local church at the time. She sang the A side, The Look Of Love and she sang it pretty well.

Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 had hits with their sound that bridged latin jazz/bossa nova with contemporary pop music.

I preferred the flip side that featured a great version of the Cole Porter standard, Night And Day. Let's hear it now.