Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 21, 2015 Record of the Day

Ray Charles had his first big hit for Atlantic records in 1955 with “I Got a Woman.” Then the flood gates opened with more classics like “What’d I Say” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” But before Ray Charles began … Continue reading

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January 20, 2015 Records of the Day

In 1963 Paul Revere and the Raiders recorded and released their version of the Rock and Roll classic “Louie Louie.” They used the same studio in Portland Oregon where the Kingsmen recorded the definitive and legendary version. Had it not … Continue reading

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January 19, 2015 Records of the Day

Clarence Carter has one of the best known records even though it received no airplay because of its suggestive lyrics. That song is “Strokin’.” Its notoriety and popularity spread through jukebox play and word of mouth. Carter’s biggest hit came … Continue reading

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January 18, 2015 Record of the Day

Little Richard’s back-up band was the Upsetters. Among the members during those early years of Rock and Roll was a man who would epitomize the Soul sound of the 60s. That man was Otis Redding. Best known for his #1 … Continue reading

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January 17, 2015 Record of the Day

One of the comic book characters brought to TV in the golden age of television was “Dennis the Menace.” The series on CBS ran from October of 1959 through July of 1963. It preceded the most popular TV show on … Continue reading

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January 16, 2015 Records of the Day

The Reflections were blue-eyed Doo Wop singers from Detroit when they reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964 with “(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet.” They tried the formula again two years later with “Like Adam and Eve.” But … Continue reading

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January 15, 2015 Records of the Day

The Cadets were a Doo Wop group who hit #15 on the charts in 1956 with “Stranded in the Jungle,” which was also a hit for the Jayhawks as well as the Gadabouts. But the Cadets weren’t really a one-hit … Continue reading

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January 14, 2015 Record of the Day

The Beatles’ 5TH album for Capital records is “Beatles 65’,” containing their hits “I’m a Loser,” “She’s a Woman” and “I Feel Fine.” The album also shows the respect the Beatles had for legendary Rock and Roll pioneer Carl Perkins … Continue reading

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January 13, 2015 Records of the Day

Blues artist Jimmy Reed had a major impact on many of Rock N Roll’s superstars from Elvis Presley to the Rolling Stones. The Yardbirds dedicated an instrumental to him on their album “Having a Rave Up.” Elvis recorded two of … Continue reading

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January 12, 2015 Record of the Day

The second album for Buffalo Springfield was released in 1967. It took a while to complete as bass player Bruce Palmer was often away due to drug abuse and Neil Young often absent for his own personal reasons. Among the … Continue reading

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