Friday, December 19, 2014

Six shopping days til Christmas!!

So, will we have a white Christmas?  Hmmmmmm...?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Aaarrooooooooooooooo....

Today's forgotten oldie was a #2 smash in both the USA and Canada in 1966,  "Little Red Riding Hood" from the garage band Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs was based on the fairy tale and the kids loved it. It's rare to hear it on the radio, but it's been used in movies, TV shows and even Volvo commercials.  I think it's a great song that deserves airplay!!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1966, a big year for Keith

I don't mean me, I mean James Barry Keefer, known to the record industry as Keith.  First he had a huge hit with the song "98.6", and then later in 1966 he scored a top forty hit with "Ain't Gonna Lie".  But that was it for Keith, he goes down in history as a Two-Hit Wonder.  Still, Ain't Gonna Lie is a solid song, but forgotten today.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Something In The Air

In 1969 Pete Townsend of the Who put together a band to record songs sung by Pete's friend Speedy Keen.  Townsend even played bass for the band.  The band, named Thunderclap Newman, released a song Speedy wrote, "Something In The Air".  The song went to #1 in England and was a hit around the world, reaching the top 40 in the USA in May. It's a great 60's style song, probably most notable for the dozens of movies and TV commercials it was featured in. Tom Petty had a hit with the song in 1994, but the Thunderclap Newman version is best.  Maybe it's not truly forgotten, but it should be played more!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lady Godiva

Nope, it's not a history lesson, it's today's forgotten oldie. Peter and Gordon took the song "Lady Godiva" all the way to #6 on the Hot 100 on December 10, 1966. A top ten hit, mostly forgotten today.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Gift Idea....

Here's the toy you need for the Crazy Cat Lady on your list...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

British Invasion 1964

One of my favorite British Invasion bands was The Searchers.  They had a wave of releases in 1964 and 1965, most of them valid hit records, and all of them excellent songs.  One of the best was "When You Walk In The Room" written by Jackie DeShannon.  It reached #35 on the Hot 100, but much higher in England and Canada.  Just a great song, mostly forgotten today!
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