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Rockabilly Guitar Licks | Carl Perkins Vinyl Record Memories

Rockabilly Guitar Licks were made popular by Carl Perkins in the mid fifties when he blasted onto the scene with his #1 hit "Blue Suede Shoes." Perkins would go on to release a masterful mix of rockabilly music that everyone imitated but few others could equal.

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Duke of Earl Oldies Music Lyrics | 1962 Vinyl Record Memories.

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.

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Sammi Smith Oldies Music Lyrics | 1978 "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye."

The Sammi Smith oldies music lyrics brings back those great vinyl record memories and the song "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," a classic remake so revealing and familiar that it often seems as if she's right there beside you, whispering into your ear.

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Only The Lonely | Roy Orbison vinyl record memories

"Only The Lonely" screamed hit from its first few bars. The Anita Kerr Singers, gently crooning those vinyl record memories, "dum dum dum, dum-be-doo-wah" and other such syllables to an instantly memorable bittersweet melody, ending by singing the title phrase.

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Johnny Tillotson Oldies Music Lyrics | 1960 Why Do I Love You So

The Johnny Tillotson 1960 teen love song "Why Do I Love You So" was a short song with a long-lasting heartbroken message. It is perhaps one of the more romantic teen ballads written at the time, and remains another forgotten oldie rarely played on the radio today.

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Pretty Woman Oldies Music Lyrics | Roy Orbison vinyl record memories

In 1964 Roy Orbison and Bill Dees wrote the Pretty Woman Oldies Music Lyrics. The title, inspired by Orbison's wife Claudette, would end up #1 on the charts and would later be used as the movie theme song in the 1990 Pretty Woman movie and 1988 Black and White Night Special.

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Rosanne Cash Vinyl Record Memories | My Baby Think's He's A Train

The Rosanne Cash vinyl record memories would not be complete without "My Baby Thinks He's a Train," a 1981 #1 song for Rosanne from her album, "Seven Year Ache." While The Jordanaires sing backup, Steuart Smith on guitar provides a nothing-short-of-phenomenal performance.

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Patsy Cline Jukebox Memories | Is "Crazy" The Best Jukebox Song Ever?

The song "Crazy" from our Patsy Cline Jukebox Memories collection will always be a reminder of just how good she really was at expressing emotion in a song. Her exceptional vocal phrasing has made her one of the most iconic and influential singers of the 20th century.

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Golden Oldies Vinyl Record Memories | "Lost in the Fifties"

The Golden Oldies Vinyl Record Memories surrounds you with songs that have been forever, "Lost in the fifties." Take a break, step back in time, and enjoy your favorite vinyl record memories and the great old songs we grew up with during the golden age of vinyl records.

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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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Mystery Train Vinyl Record Memories | Who's The Best on Guitar.

Who's the best guitarist on this classic Elvis Presley song? Recalling some of my favorite Mystery Train vinyl record memories I'll start with the original by Elvis and continue with other great guitarists for a special Mystery Train challenge.

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Rockabilly vinyl record memories | Scotty Moore, Eric Clapton tribute

Enjoy some great Rockabilly vinyl record memories with Scotty Moore, Eric Clapton and friends recorded live in 2004 at London's famous Abbey Road studios with a stellar line-up of legendary guitar gods. They called it Rockabilly before they called it Rock-n-roll.

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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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Grease Classic Old Movies | You're the One That I Want 1978 Nostalgia

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.

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Ricky Nelson Cover | "I Will follow You" Vinyl Record Memories.

The Ricky Nelson cover of the song, "I Will Follow You," was originally recorded in 1961 as an instrumental. In 1963 Nelson recorded "I Will Follow You" for his first Decca Album and sang the cover on The Ozzie and Harriet show with a young James Burton on lead guitar.

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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



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.