Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Al Casey - Doin' The Shotish

Back in January of 2011, when I started this blog, I posted THIS little number by legendary session guitarist, Al Casey.
The flipside has the same sound in terms of instrumentation, but is a bit more uptempo with a great organ leads dueling with the axe and sax. A shotish (or schottische) is a polka-type dance by the way.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Bill Doggett - Ram-Bunk-Shush

Ram-Bunk-Shush is the A-side to Blue Largo and was released on King Records in January of 1957. The song was written by  Lucky Millinder, and was released first in 1952. Doggett’s version, thanks largely to Clifford Scott’s honking lead sax, made both the pop and R&B charts, peaking at #10 on the R&B. Ram-Bunk-Shush was also released by surf group The Ventures in ’61.

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.

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!