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Vinyl Records newsletter No. 18
April 29, 2013

Vinyl Record Lovers Newsletter
Issue 018, April 28, 2013


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Vinyl Record Lovers

Issue #018, April 28, 2013

Welcome to my Vinyl Record Lovers Newsletter and thank you for subscribing. I do appreciate the time you take to read my newsletter.

In this Issue:

----What's new at all-about-vinylrecords?

----"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"

----Another Big Vinyl Record sale on eBay!

----My view on C&W singers and POP music today.

----All about vinyl records selected to review Rock album.

----Betcha didn't Know.

----One Cool Product from Ramotion.

----What's next for all-about-vinylrecords?

What's new at all about vinylrecords?

Those who subscribe to my vinyl record blog know that you will automatically receive a notice via the RSS feed whenever a new or updated entry is made on this site.

I spent time this month updating and adding photo's to the blog. If you are not subscribed you can click on "What's New" at the top of the left navigation bar and then choose the photo or corresponding link to see the new or updated latest entries.

I've added a really cool video to the "Last Cowboy song" page. It's a cattle drive from the 1948 movie "Red River" with my favorite Cowboy, John Wayne. The cool part is LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Arnold singing "Cattle Call" with the movie as a the background. You can view the video here.

I'll begin adding 70s material and the most recent is Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" from 1978. You can view a very nice live video of the performance right here.

"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"

In 2005 Sandra Dee, the "Queen of the Teens" died after spending most of her adult life marked by poor health. On April 8th of this year my other favorite "Teen Queen" died after spending most of her adult life also marked by a serious disease.

She wrote of her triumphs and struggles in her 1994 autobiography, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" — the title taken from a Disney song.

On April 8th, 2013 Annette Funicello died at age 70.

Everyone remembers Annette on the Mickey Mouse Club. I also remember Annette on Spin and Marty, a popular series of television shorts about the Triple-R Ranch, a boys' western-style summer camp that aired as part of ABC's Mickey Mouse Club show starting in 1955 and ran thru 1957.

When Annette was added in the second series our Junior H.S baseball coach would joke about us itching to get home to watch the Spin and Marty show because he knew we all really just wanted to see Annette. We would all say Naaaaa...we don't watch that girly stuff.

As soon as practice was over and we were out of sight of the coach we would start running through yards, jumping fences and pole vaulting over houses so as not to miss the start of the show. Of course now you just set your DVD recorder, but it was more fun what we had to go through back then just to watch an on time program. At least that's my thoughts.

Watching a program showing how Annette appeared in 2012 and the effects of what this terrible, terrible disease MS has done to her was so sad to watch. I admire her husband the way he took care of her until the very end.

About ten years ago I found the very second album that Annette released in 1960 called "Annette sings Anka." Paul Anka wrote all the songs on the album for Annette. Annette had asked Paul if he would write a song for her and he said he liked her and her parents so much "I'll write a whole album for you." That quote is written on the inside paper record sleeve of that album.

If you grew up in the Sandra Dee and Annette Funicello era you can appreciate how much these special ladies will be missed.

Carl Perkins eBay sale - Do you have this album?

On April 8th, 2013 I did some checking and one site reported 1,706,692 active listings for the search term LP on eBay for the week ending on the eighth. Lots of records for sale on the big vinyl machine and lots of expensive records changing hands!

If you have the Carl Perkins Dance Album from 1957 you just hit the jackpot. The original 1957 Rockabilly LP Sun 1225 sold for $976.66. No I do not have this album.

What C&W singers do I listen today? What about POP music?

I've had more than a couple of questions regarding who I would consider as the Country & Western singers I would listen to or write about today, if any, and do I listen to any Pop music at all.

Without a doubt the two C&W singers that come to mind immediately are George Strait and Alan Jackson. I have George Strait's first vinyl album. These two began their careers at the beginning of the eighties so they really were not far off from what I had been listening to.

Some of you may have noticed I had George's video "Amarillo by Morning" on my home page for about two weeks and got hundreds of views each day. I did that for everyone, including my friends in Texas, but especially for my daughter who lives North of Austin, Texas and is a big George Strait fan.

As far as Pop music goes, I have said in the past there is good music and good singers in every decade, even today, but to me the bad and nasty music has got a hold on our youth. So sad to see today's children exposed to much of this bad music and how it effects the way they behave and gives them a bad start on life. Subscribers to this newsletter know exactly what type music I am talking about.

A Rock vinyl album review request

The leader of a Rock band wrote to me recently and asked if I would review their new album that was due out April 20th in vinyl. He sent me a private link to review with the listed album tracks.

He must not have read my website other than I write about vinyl records. The album is split between another rock group and the individual I am asked to review. According to his label, Desert Mine Music, his style is in a new-found lo-fi acoustic punk setting. I don't even know what that means.

I listened to his tracks and was hoping I could at least find one song that I might be able to give him some sort of positive review. Nothing...simply a terrible singer (my opinion of course) and he just talks (as if drunk) through every song. I imagine it is some sort of Rap type delivery but it was not something I listen too.

I declined the review as it would not have been positive in any way and I didn't want to be nasty, and I knew I probably would be. He did not return any additional messages. I did not indicate his name or the Rock band as some subscribers may listen to his music so I chose not to offend anyone. I respect everyone's choice of music, except that particular style.

Betcha didn't Know.

In 1958, in New York, Bobby Darin recorded "Splish Splash." It was written with DJ Murray the K (Murray Kaufman), who bet that Darin couldn't write a song that began with the words, "Splish Splash, I was takin' a bath", as suggested by Murray's mother, Jean Kaufman.

The song was credited to Darin and "Jean Murray" (a combination of their names) to avoid any hint of payola. The song helped to give Darin a major boost in his career, reaching #3 on the US pop singles charts.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson sang for first time on ABC-TV's "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" at the age of 16. He performed his version of the Fats Domino song "I'm Walkin." You can see Ricky and Fats Domino singing that song in concert nearly 30 years later on this website right here.

The record for the longest time between number one albums belongs to Johnny Cash. He had the top LP on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with "At San Quentin" in 1969. In 2006, he repeated this feat with "American V: A Hundred Highways", a span of 37 years.

After Jan Berry of Jan and Dean was seriously injured in a car accident on April 12, 1966 and could no longer perform, his partner Dean Torrence formed a graphics design company that was responsible for over 200 album covers.

He won a Grammy Award for Best Album Cover of the Year in 1972 for the LP "Pollution" by the group of the same name and was nominated on three other occasions.

By 1968, around eighty-five different manufacturers had sold over 2.4 million cassette players world wide and in that year alone, the cassette business was worth about $150 million.

B.B. King named his guitar Lucille after nearly losing it in a fire started by two men fighting over a woman with that name.

One Cool Product from Ramotion

Play all your music on a vinyl turntable online. Ramotion has the perfect product.

The product called TurnPlay is actually the World's most popular vinyl turntable revived on iPad. You simply download the product (It's a couple of bucks) and you can play all your music on a vinyl player Ramotion designed.

This is a quality company with quality products. Turnplay was selected as one of Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Apps of the year 2012. I do not receive any payment for recommending this product. You can view the product right here.

What's next at

I have a couple of projects I'm trying to complete for my internet friend Bill Moore from South Carolina. He's given me some good tips and information and told me about a particular song he was singing at area "Senior Dances" and I had mentioned I had a good idea for a page for that song.

So I'm working on that and lots of others....stay tuned.

Don't miss out on My favorite vinyl record Blog:

If you're into Vinyl Records and want good quality content, be sure to visit Collecting Vinyl My friend Robert Benson puts a lot into his blog. You will not be disappointed.

Do you have some favorites?

If you have any favorite vinyl record topics you'd like to see on this site, Please Click here and enter your information in the contact form.

I'll respond withing 24 hours.

Have a great month.


Danny Sandrik

Don't miss out on My favorite vinyl record Blog:

If you're into Vinyl Records and want good quality content, be sure to visit Collecting Vinyl My friend Robert Benson puts a lot into his blog. You will not be disappointed.

Do you have some favorites?

If you have any favorite vinyl record topics you'd like to see on this site, Please Click here and enter your information in the contact form.

I'll respond withing 24 hours.

Have a great month.


Danny Sandrik

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