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The Velvets and the 1961 Super Doo-Wop Song, "Tonight (Could Be The Night)" can be heard chanting "doo-wop" behind lead singer, Virgil Johnson. In 1960 it was Roy Orbison who introduced the group to the attention of Fred Foster, president and founder of Monument Records.
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 Orlons oldies music formed the foundation of a golden era in Philadelphia music with songs like Wah-Watusi, Don't Hang up and South Street. The Orlons were actually discovered by high school classmate, "Dovells" lead singer Len Barry (remember the Bristol Stomp).
The Contours Oldies Music Lyrics to the song "Do You Love Me," was written by Barry Gordy Jr of Motown fame. A #2 song in the year 1962, it remained on the charts for five months. Read how Jackie Wilson of "Lonely Teardrops" fame played an important role in their success.
Dance With Me Lyrics was written and recorded by Johnny Rodriguez and was his #2 song from 1974. One of the prettiest waltzes ever..."Dance with me once again darlin'...Though you no longer be mine...Soften the pains that are starting...Dance with me just one more time."
This Earl Grant best love song titled "The End" was a #7 song in 1958 and nearly 60 years later it is sad the song still does not appear on any best love song lists currently viewed online. Another beautiful classic ballad from the fifties you never hear played on the radio.
The very best Blue-Eyed Soul singers from the Cincinnati area were Lonnie Mack and Beau Dollar. Over the years there have been white artists that routinely passed through the Cincinnati R&B scene, but in my opinion, none with more talent than Beau and Lonnie.
The Johnny Rodriguez love song titled "Love Me With All Your Heart" delivers some great vinyl record memories from the past in true Latino tradition. The Spanish version, according to some, is much more romantic and eternal; you make the call.
The Johnny Rodriguez cover of the Eagles song "Lyin' Eyes" from 1976 may not out shine the Eagles original recording but Johnny put a country twist on it and turned it into a Johnny Rodriguez cover that might just be, the best ever on this song.
Devil or Angel is a vinyl record memories favorite and a remake of the 1956 song by The Clovers. Covered by Bobby Vee in 1960, his version placed this smoothe, romantic ballad at #6 on the charts and made it his own.
Baby Im Yours Oldies Music Lyrics was written by Van McCoy, best know for his 1975 disco hit, The Hustle. His 1965 song by Barbara Lewis was covered by Jody Miller in 1971 and she took the song to #5 on the Country Music Charts.
The Angel Baby song was written by 14 year old Rosie Hamlin. Recorded in December 1960 by Rosie And The Originals the Billboard Hot 100 #5 Doo-Wop classic remained on the carts for twelve weeks.
A haunting Sleep Walk instrumental steps back in time to those Santo and Johnny vinyl record memories from 1959. Few songs are so universally and instantly successful at creating a dreamy atmosphere. Covers by Les Paul, Jeff Beck and Hank Marvin adds charm to this classic.
It was 1962 when Eugene Dixon became Gene Chandler and released the Duke of Earl oldies music lyrics under the Vee-Jay record label. A million copies sold in a little over a month and the song would be on the charts for 15 weeks, three weeks at number one.
Martina McBride was not quite 2 years old when Elvis filmed his 1968 "comback" TV Special - 40 years later Martina steps up on stage to sing Blue Christmas with Elvis. His Christmas Album from 1957 is the biggest selling Christmas album of all time for a reason.
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)
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"Looking For An Echo" is street corner music with soul. A time when the ability to sing was mandatory. Read more.
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