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Jody Miller He's So Fine Cover | 1971 Chiffons Classic Remake

Originally released by the Chiffons in early 1963, "He's So Fine" became a hit for Jody Miller in 1971. Miller's cover version peaked at No. 5 C&W in July 1971, and crossed over to the Pop charts and also Easy Listening charts where it peaked at #2. A well done cover song.

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Baby Im Yours Oldies Music Lyrics | Jody Miller Vinyl Record Memories

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.

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Johnny Tillotson Country Music Classic | I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

The Johnny Tillotson 1962 cover of the song "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" highlights Johnny's clear voice and perfect phrasing making this version my favorite cover. The song was written by Hank Williams in 1949 about loneliness and his troubled relationship with his wife.

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Just Stay Here And Drink | Merle Haggard "Back to The Barrooms"

Merle Haggard features another great barroom song, "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink," a number-one song from the album, "Back to The Barrooms," filled with songs of bars, booze and the blues. Considered by many to be one of the finest stand alone country albums ever.

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No Good Chain Gang | Waylon and Johnny Cash Vinyl Record Memories.

There Ain't No Good Chain Gang was written and sung from the perspective of a prison immate telling of the lessons learned while incarcerated. Recorded with Waylon Jennings in 1978 the song reached #2 on the country music charts.

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Cowboy Campfire Songs | Tumbling Tumbleweeds vinyl record memories

Come with me and let's relive those bygone days with the cowboy campfire songs and words to some of your favorite western classics. Polish up your spurs, Saddle up ole paint and get ready to relive your childhood!

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Wanted Man Lyrics | Johnny Cash Live At San Quentin Prison.

The Wanted Man lyrics takes a look back on this classic prison song co-written by Bob Dyland and Johnny Cash. Ten years prior when he first performed at San Quentin prison, Cash began a series of prison concerts that would continue throughout the rest of his career.

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Happy Trails Vinyl Record Memories | Michael Martin Murphey Cover Song

The Happy Trails vinyl record Memories will carry you into a world of legends, lullabies and longhorn cattle. And for the real cowboy songs listener, what better world could there be than listening to these classic cowboy campfire songs from Michael Martin Murphey.

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Statue of A Fool | Ricky Van Shelton Vinyl Record Memories

Among all the versions of “Statue of a Fool,” Jack Greene’s 1969 recording was the most successful, but was it the original? Some say David "My Girl" Ruffin wrote the song in 1958. My personal favorite and I believe the best cover, is by Ricky Van Shelton.

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Dance With Me Lyrics | Johnny Rodriguez Vinyl Record Memories

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."

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Jimmy Dean Vinyl Memories | Big Bad John #1 Country song in 1961.

The Jimmy Dean vinyl memories returns to the early sixties and with the help of Floyd Cramer of "Last Date" fame, carries a distinctive sound that helped make this Country music classic a huge hit in 1961.

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Andrew Gold Oldies Music Lyrics | That's Why I Love You

The remarkable Andrew Gold is a welcome addition to vinyl record memories with his 1975 classic, "That's Why I love You." Andrew Gold died on June 3rd, 2011, at the young age of 59 and is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated artists of our time.

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The Elvis Presley Story | Sun Sessions vinyl record memories.

The Elvis Presley story is based on my vinyl record memories from the time Elvis first became popular, and the content from a vinyl LP record album titled, "The Complete Sun Sessions."

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That Kind Of Fool Lyrics | Jerry Lee Lewis "Odd Man In" vinyl album.

That Kind of Fool lyrics from the album "Odd Man In" has Lewis sounding as if he's singing through a hangover that suits his bleary-eyed charm mood. And it's really odd that a album this good didn't gain much traction upon its release.

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Neil Sedaka Vinyl Record Memories | Oldies Hits Medley

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.

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An Old Song
A New Friend


"I don't usually contact doo wop article authors as I rarely find much value in the articles, but your article struck me as sincere, genuine and respectful."

Tom Sokira,
Producer, Audio Engineer
"In The Still Of The Night" (1956)

Read the story here.



Flooded With Memories...


Danny, I could not believe the content of your website. It is just amazing to recall so much we lived through just by checking out so many old posters & album covers.

Your site floods me with memories & reinforces my belief that it truly was a great time to be a teenager. Good work, Danny, please stick with it.

Sincerely Dale
dalekleeart.com



A kind reply
From a grateful family.


Danny, I think you did a great job and my family enjoyed it as well. I have had some more time to go through your site and find it to be fantastic, and your personal story is great as well. 

You truly are a blessing to all of Us. Thanks for sharing your memories with us. I look forward to seeing and hearing more from you.

Paul Giacalone

The song "You Were Mine" was written by Paul Giacalone. Read the story here.



"Duke of Earl" Homecoming


I just read your article on Duke of Earl/Vee Jay Records. My father was Randy Wood, President of Vee Jay at the time.

I'm doing some research on the company and am learning how influential Vee Jay was in shaping the future of music.  Nice to see your web page.

Michele Marotta
February 15, 2015

Read the Duke of Earl story.



A True Story...
"Darling Lorraine"


Danny, Great job !!!! I can't express enough how much my mother would have been so happy with your work on her song. As for myself and the rest of my family, we really appreciate your time & effort to let everyone who is interested in her song know the true story behind it.  Read more...

Thanx so much, Bob



Memories, Memories


"Thank you so much for all the work you have done on these pages.  I found my way here, and spent the next two hours in absolute bliss. Memories, memories...thank you for rekindling them."

Bob Douglass,
VA



One Classic After Another...


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'm still enjoying my vinyl collection. We share many of the same favorite artists.

Regards, Jim Miles
MD



Love Your Comments!


"Just stumbled onto this site and decided to stay and visit for a while. You have it laid out so wonderfully. Easy to get around and love your comments. Thanks for my trip down memory lane. Really, really enjoyed it."

Priscilla Hernandez,
Arkansas



A Special Place To Visit.


Danny, great going with your site. I will be visiting often.  I have all of my dad's LPs and several of my own, so your site is of special interest to me.

Roy Webber,
Utah



Keeping The Old Vinyl Music Alive.


Congratulations on an outstanding site. I am from 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,
Lugoff, SC
Deceased 2020

Bill was our first newsletter subscriber.
Rest easy my friend.



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