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  1. katry Says:

    Stephen King quote

  2. minicapt Says:

    Of course this is writer’s block; the cigarette is not dangling properly, and there is no tumbler of cheap whiskey to the right of the keyboard.

    Cheers

    • katry Says:

      minicapt,
      I agree! The fingers are in the air, and she is reading what is on the paper hoping for inspiration.

  3. GnuFool Says:

    Its Wednesday and ……
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    • katry Says:

      Thanks for your Wednesday songs. I look forward to them.

      Gene Pitney was a favorite of mine. This is a great song. I forgot what a clean-cut nice looking guy he was.

  4. GnuFool Says:

    • katry Says:

      Gnu,
      I loved the endings of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet show when Ricky would sing usually at his frat house. The editing for this was done by his father. I remember reading he was one of the first to create music videos.

  5. GnuFool Says:

    • katry Says:

      Gnu,
      This is one of the great ones. Del Shannon had all of us singing along with this one.

      I’m glad for the pictures as I had forgotten what he looked like. It is easy to guess we are still in the late fifties/early sixties by his dress and hair cut.

  6. GnuFool Says:

    a jump to nowadays and a little humorous song that may fit me ?????
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    .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOgd9hitEAE

  7. GnuFool Says:

    • katry Says:

      Gnu,
      I didn’t remember this one until the chorus-that jogged my memory, and it all came back.

      It is amazing how many records he made. The covers just whooshed by.

  8. GnuFool Says:

    • katry Says:

      Gnu,
      I love this one. As soon as it opens that guitar tells you exactly what’s coming. I went looking and found out he is still touring at 71. None of us back then gave thought to rock and rollers getting old. But there were old blues singers like Muddy Rivers and Mississippi John Hurt so that seemed predictable. 71 is a great age for a blues singer.

  9. GnuFool Says:

    • katry Says:

      Gnu,
      I got quite a chuckle from this one. The guy in the wheelchair just sits there without an expression on his face and without joining in at all. The couples were great!

      This could be my theme song!!

  10. im6 Says:

    I’m really enjoying GnuFool’s Wednesday!

    None of these songs are new to me, yet I don’t get around to listening to them nearly enough — especially Mr. Pitney and Mr. Nelson. Those two have an incredible catalog of great recordings that certainly stand the test of time. Mr. Christie had some great ones as well, but his music does sound a bit more dated (but still enjoyable).

    Since it seems like today’s offerings are male vocals, I’ve tried to think of something from around the same time period that’s perhaps a little less familiar. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:

    • im6 Says:

      Proofread, im6, proofread! S/B either “I’m really enjoying” or “I really enjoy.” Whichever you choose to replace my bad grammar with will be correct. I likes it!

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      Gnu has made Wednesday a favorite day for me. He posts so many singers I remember blaring out of my transistor radio.

      Mel Carter is a singer I forgot about though as soon as he started singing I remember this song. I also remember what a great voice he has.

      I did a bit of hunting and found the original release of this song. It was by Karen Chandler. I found it on youTube, and I think you’ll like it.

      • im6 Says:

        Well, *of course* I like this!

        I learn something new every day. I had no idea this was an old song. I’d foolishly assumed Mel’s was an original. Live and learn. Your new information sent me on a search and I discovered Ms. Chandler’s version hit #5 in 1952, but another version by Muriel Smith went to #3 in 1953. A good song is a good song!

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        I missed that Muriel Smith also had a hit with this song. You’re right: a good song is a good song which usually has a long and productive life.

        Muriel’s life is interesting. She starred in opera and musical theater and was a ghost singer who, among other ghostings, was the uncredited voice for Bloody Mary in the South Pacific movie. She also created the role of Carmen Jones on Broadway. She was only 62 when she died.

        From her obit: “As a black artist, Miss Smith found her greatest success overseas. In Britain in the 1950’s, she was ranked among the leading recitalists and theatrical singers.

        In 1956, she turned down an offer from Samuel Goldwyn to star in the film version of ”Porgy and Bess.” She said of the film, ”It doesn’t do the right thing for my people.””

  11. im6 Says:

    Thanks for the research, Kat. Calling Ms. Smith’s life “interesting” is a bit of an understatement! Now I’m going to have to see what other recordings she did that have been “lost.”

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      I would have put the dreaded quotation marks round interesting but that drives me crazy. Pretend they are there for emphasis.

  12. im6 Says:

    Oh, I wasn’t trying to be mean, Kat. Her life truly was interesting — only heightened! South Pacific, Carmen Jones, Porgy & Bess… imagine being associated with so many major Broadway shows. One would be interesting. But three!?! Incredible.

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      I never suspected you were being mean. I just figure you thought I had a bit underestimated interesting.


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