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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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Vinyl Record Memories relives the times, the music, the golden age of vinyl records. Please join me as we remember those artists and groups of the 50's, 60's & 70's, who set the bar high for a genre that was characterized by quality and class.
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With original classics like "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," The Platters were the smooth, classy alternative to the street-corner sounds of the early doo wop groups, and became one of the preeminent vocal groups throughout the second half of the '50s.
Continue reading "The Platters Greatest Hits | Only You & The Great Pretender Oldies"
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 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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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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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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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.
Continue reading "No Good Chain Gang | Waylon and Johnny Cash 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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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.
Continue reading "Wanted Man Lyrics | Johnny Cash Live At San Quentin Prison."
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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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 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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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.
Continue reading "Jimmy Dean Vinyl Memories | Big Bad John #1 Country song in 1961. "
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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"In The Still Of The Night" (1956)
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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.
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.
are a blessing to all of Us. Thanks for sharing your memories with us. I
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The song "You Were Mine" was written by Paul Giacalone. Read the story here.
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.
February 15, 2015
Danny, Great job !!!! I can't express enough how much my mother
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"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."
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
"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."
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.
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.
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