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Here's another Doo-Wop Oldies classic from 1957 titled Come Go With Me, made popular by The Del-Vikings vocal group. Another street corner original that will add a few Dom dom dom's to your music vocabulary. A time when song lyrics were creative, but also simple.
The Orange Blossom Special train song was released in 1965 by Johnny Cash featuring Charlie McCoy on Harmonica, and Boots Randolph on Saxophone. Often called simply, The Special, enjoy this true account of the man who wrote the song in 1938.
The Steve Goodman City of New Orleans lyrics is a well-written train song with a beautiful message. The haunting lyrics re-create a time some 50 years ago when people traveled by train from Chicago to New Orleans.
Grease Classic Old Movies rediscovers great music and teen life in the 50s. With a rockin', rollin' all-star cast and an irresistible sound track, this original high school musical will make you wanna get up and dance. It's a happy and fun musical for lovers of Grease.
The Ronnie Milsap song I Hate You is one of my favorite songs by Milsap. The title may give you pause but the soft soothing intro by the Nashville Edition leaves you with the feeling that this might not be such a bad song after all. Milsap at his best early in his career.
The Last Cowboy Song Lyrics was written by Ron Peterson and Ed Bruce in 1980. Is this the Best Cowboy Song ever? Maybe not but the lyrics are unforgettable and tells a real cowboy story.
This Billy Joel cover is from the 2005 awesome "My Lives" box set. One thing many people may not realize is how strong a cover artist Billy Joel is. Two of his Elvis covers are great, but his cover of The Beach Boys, "Don't Worry Baby" is my favorite by far.
Dreaming of You, from the classic old movie soundtrack Singing in the Rain, showcases the immense talent and funny side of Debbie Reynolds, with one of the really cute songs from this popular 1952 movie.
Key Largo is from the 1981-82 music era and when it comes to music, there’s quite literally something out there to suit everybody. I write about the times and memories from three special decades that mattered most to me, music wise. Key Largo blends well with those times.
American Graffiti is filled with song memories and a classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock n’ roll. Considered one of the best teen movies ever, it will bring back great memories of cars, pretty girls and street racing.
Over the Mountain, Across the Sea was the actual title and reached #3 on the R&B charts. Bobby Vinton recorded the song in 1963 and the cover made it to #21 on Billboard Hot 100. Over the Mountain Oldies Music Lyrics was one of many Bobby Vinton career cover songs.
Frankie Avalon vinyl record memories and 1959 #1 song details a man's plea to Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, to send him a girl to love and one who would also love him in return.
Are You Lonesome Tonight is a vinyl record memories Norah Jones music tribute to Elvis. Touches of smoky jazz, country twang, and even a little Memphis soul seem to flow through her original songs and great choices of cover songs like this one.
The Mickey Gilley song "Doo-Wah Days" brings back those Vinyl Record Memories of his previous country crossover classics, "True Love Ways" and "Stand by Me." The seldom played 1986 oldies "Doo-Wah Days" charting in at #6, would be his final Top 10 hit.
With a career spanning six decades the Neil Sedaka Vinyl Record Memories began with his Connie Francis inspired first hit, "The Diary." Neil Sedaka never ceases to amaze and as member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame here are four of his best known tracks.
Thanks for an excellent musical experience. I found your website by accident and just kept enjoying one classic after another. Great job! Like yourself, I am still enjoying my vinyl collection. We share many of the same favorite artists. Regards,
Jim Miles, Germantown, MD
Congratulations on an outstanding site. I am from the old school. I was 13 when Rock & Roll erupted in 1955. I would literally run home from school to watch Bandstand every day. I lived outside Philly and grew up with all the Philadelphia music scene and its performers. Keep up the good work and I thank you for your time and effort in keeping the old vinyl music alive for us and future generations.
Bill Moore (retired)
Connie Francis is NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. How ridiculous is that? Read more...
"Poor Little Fool" song writer claimed Ricky ruined her song. Read the story here.
The real "Little Deuce Coupe" story with great video. Read more.
Hottest rockabilly ever performed in one setting! Watch as Carl Perkins sings rockabilly songs with George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and others. Read more...
The song "True Love Ways" was recorded in the presence of Buddy's wife, and should be appreciated for the impact of this great song, and the love that inspired it. Read the story here.
Why did Patsy dislike the song "Crazy" when she first heard it? Read more.
"Looking For An Echo" is street corner music with soul. A time when the ability to sing was mandatory. Read more...
"We practiced in a subway,
In a lobby or a hall
Crowded in a doorway
Singing "Doo-wops" to the wall"
Tucked between the 50s Doo Wop groups and the mid-60s British invasion was the phenomenon known as the Girl Groups. Read More.
Merle performs his classic #1 song live with Jewel. It is one of the better versions of the song ever recorded as a duet. Simply put...Jewel is a Diamond and Merle is pure Gold. Read more.