Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 30, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1964 King records recorded James Brown live at the Royal Theater in Baltimore. The only song on the album recorded in the studio was “Oh Baby Don’t You Weep.” However, crowd noise was added to make it sound live. … Continue reading

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November 29, 2014 Record of the Day

The Marvelettes was the first of Motown’s girl-groups to have a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It happened in 1961 with “Please Mr. Postman.”   With the rise of the Supremes, the Marvelettes were given less promotion. But despite … Continue reading

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November 28, 2014 Record of the Day

“Hey Joe” was the last song sung at Woodstock and by Jimi Hendrix and mostly associated with him. The song’s authorship is not clearly known. First copyrighted in 1962 by Billy Roberts, a local California folk singer, the song tells … Continue reading

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November 27, 2014 Record of the Day

Eddie Cochran is included among the early Rock and Roll giants who died young and tragically. Only 21-years old when his life ended in a car accident, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, … Continue reading

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November 26, 2014 Record of the Day

As the Funk Brothers was the studio band for Motown so was the Mar-Keys for Stax records where some of the greatest Soul songs of the sixties were recorded. In 1961 the Mar-Keys hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 … Continue reading

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November 25, 2014 Record of the Day

Jerry Seinfeld said his show was about nothing and that’s what Paul McCartney said about the Beatles’ record “Hello Goodbye.” The song was part of the “Magical Mystery Tour” album. When released as a 45 in 1967, it became the … Continue reading

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November 24, 2014 Record of the Day

At the end of the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movie “Pardners,” the boys tried to put aside the rumors that they were about to break up by shooting up “The End” sign and exclaiming “We’re not ready for ‘the … Continue reading

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November 23, 2014 Record of the Day

Dinah Washington once stated that Annie Laurie was her favorite singer. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Annie Laurie had several singles that met with little success until she hit big in 1957 with “It Hurts to be in … Continue reading

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November 22, 2014 Record of the Day

“This Boy,” also known as “Ringo’s Theme,” was on the first Beatles album on Capitol records, “Meet the Beatles.” John Lennon tried to give the song a Motown feel. Paul McCartney said they were also influenced by the Phil Spector … Continue reading

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November 21, 2014 Record of the Day

With hits like “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” it seemed like Jerry Lee Lewis’ star would burn bright for a long time, that is until he married his 13-year old cousin. The hits stopped. The … Continue reading

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