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.

Friday, March 25, 2016

We're Back!

Greetings music lovers.
After a bit of a hiatus after the DivShare service went down, I am happy to say that Dad's 45s & 78s is back.
I am in the process of restoring the previous links and will resume new postings some time after all the old links are restored. I am starting with the most recent links and working my way backward.
Stay tuned and happy listening!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Treniers ‎– Hadacole That's All

Here is another gem from The Treniers.
Hadacol was a patent medicine marketed as a vitamin supplement. Its principal attraction, however, was that it contained 12 percent alcohol (listed on the tonic bottle's label as a "preservative"), which made it quite popular in the dry counties of the southern United States.

The Treniers - Hadacole That's All

Hadacol was the product of four-term Louisiana State Senator Dudley J. LeBlanc, a Democrat from Abbeville in Vermilion Parish in southwestern Louisiana. He was not a medical doctor, nor a registered pharmacist, but had a strong talent for self-promotion. Time magazine once described him as "a stem-winding salesman who knows every razzle-dazzle switch in the pitchman's trade".