Wall-Of-Soundalikes [The Best Records, Phil Spector Never Produced!]• I’ve totally gone 180 degrees here, but I know I have friends of the show that DO prefer 60s pop over 50s country–so you boppers and honky tonkers can take a break and go out and enjoy the Spring–haha!
This time were are doing records by those who were influenced by Phil Spector’s Wall-Of-Sound productions–many of these folks were actually watching Phil and taking notes [Sonny Bono, Brian Wilson, Nino Tempo etc..]…even Berry Gordy observed so we have an hours’ worth of delights by The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, The Four Tops, Ruby and the Romantics, Kane and Abel, Clydie King, The Dreamlovers. and others
WHat??? You Bought More “Rekkids”??• This is what I’ve come up with in the last six months or so–it ain’t all of what I got but some nice examples–mostly hillbilly and rockabilly but also a few odd-ball pieces
45 RPM doughnuts by Gene Henslee, Mickey & Sylvia, Al Runyon, Slim Whitman, Rex [aka Orval] Prophet, Jim Boyd, Hayden Thompson, The Fleetwoods [ya gotta be kiddin’[, Tom Jones [oh my he’s really lost it..but wait..it’s an early Joe Meek production–oh ok it OUGHTA BE AT LEAST HALF-WAY GOOD!!] and more stuffffffffff
April 17th 1960---A sad day in rock n roll history-while the world was still mourning the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valenas and the Big Bopper- [not to mention the recently departed Jesse Belvin]. Eddie was killed in a car wrck en route to the London airport that was to take him back to the US from a highly successful UK tour.
Gospel Roots• No Comments (Edit) This is a show I put together for Easter Week. I lik the early gospel sounds anyway, so I may do more in the future. There is both black and white gospel–with a rural flavor.
artists include The Browns Ferry Four, SIster O M Terrell, Carl Smith, Lil’ McClintock, Eddie Head, Reno & Smiley, The Radio Four, and a triple shot of Brother Claude Ely.
Get Hip Baby-R & B 45 Spinout• OOOOOOH got me some good stuff to lay on ya now….spinnin’ some great rockin’ R & B, and Doo Wop 45s from all your faves like Wilbert Harrison, Elmore James, The Penguins, The Five Keys, Wild Jimy Spruell, and a very very early Isley Brothers pounder from 1957!!