Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 21, 2014 Record of the Day

The Impressions was one of the most popular and successful groups of the sixties with hits like “Gypsy Woman,” “It’s All Right,” “Amen,” “People Get Ready,” and “Keep on Pushing.” The “Keep on Pushing” album is the Impressions’ most successful. … Continue reading

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October 20, 2014 Record of the Day

Bill Haley and the Comets were true Rock N Roll pioneers. It was Haley’s performance of “Rock Around the Clock” at the beginning  of the movie “Blackboard Jungle” in 1954 that blew open the doors to let Rock N Roll … Continue reading

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October 19, 2014 Record of the Day

The Hollies were consistent hit-makers in the sixties and seventies with classics like “Bus Stop,” “On a Carousel,” “Carrie-Anne,” and “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress.” But the hits first started coming in 1964 with the release of their … Continue reading

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October 18, 2014 Record of the Day

Many consider the Shirelles to be the first great girl-group of the Rock N Roll era but others say it was the Chantels who first hit big in 1957 with the doo-wop classic “Maybe.” Led by lead singer Arlene Smith, … Continue reading

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October 17, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1995 Michael Jackson released his first album on his own record label, MJJ Productions. The title is “History: Past Present and Future Book 1,” commonly called “HIStory.” It was also his first album after the sexual abuse allegations. Many … Continue reading

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October 16, 2014 Record of the Day

The album “Holly in the Hills” by Buddy Holly was released by Coral records in 1965, long after the famous plane crash that claimed Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. The music is by Buddy and Bob Montgomery. The … Continue reading

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October 15, 2014 Record of the Day

From 1960-1968 Mayberry was the place everyone wanted to live along with Sheriff Andy Taylor, Barney Fife, Aunt Bee, Opie, Goober, Gomer and a host of other lovable characters that made small town living so appealing. The show lives on … Continue reading

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October 14, 2014 Record of the Day

“Moanin’ in the Moonlight” by Howlin Wolf was his first album. It featured some cuts recorded at the legendary Sun studios in Memphis. But it was the famous record producers Phil and Leonard Chess who bought the masters and released … Continue reading

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October 13, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1986 Dwight Yoakam became a star with the single “Honky Tonk Man” from his debut album “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc.” His video of “Honky Tonk Man” is one of the most watched videos in Country music history. But the 45 … Continue reading

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October 12, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1964 Vee Jay records, on the verge of losing the Beatles to Capitol records, released “Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage.” The album, consisting of four previous released Beatles songs and eight by Frank Ifield, was … Continue reading

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