Monday, November 29, 2010
What more can i say about the great Wynonie Harris? His music was great, he played rhythm and blues right before rock n' roll hit, yet he never trully gets the respect he deserves. great jiver
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Its not necessarily a stroller, jiver, or bopper but its a bad ass jam
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Just listen to that tremelo in the intro!! ultimate bopper dance floor filler! It was approx a year ago that I came across this song. I checked it out over the title alone and loved it. Insts were real big back in the doowop era with mainstream artists like Duane Eddy & The Tornados (Telstar). I only heard 3 hits by this band and yet youtube tells me otherwise. More recently I came across Tornado by Dale Hawkins and like it!.
The Jiants - Tornado -
Claudra CL-112 (1959)
Monday, November 15, 2010
Fantastic Stroller from Little Willie John, this song is just as raunchy as its composer! Little Willie John actually got arrested years latter for murder, and died a little while after in jail.
Friday, November 12, 2010
They may have the faggiest name in all of rock n' roll history, but the gaylords did produce one great song. I've listened to some of their other catalog and frankly im not impressed, they sound like a poor man's Dean Martin. But Ma-Ma-Ma Marie is a solid jiver, and one that will make any rock n' roll dance floor jam packed!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Just listen to that barritone voice! The lead singer of this group (the Spaniels) was Pookie Hudson in this song however Gerald Gregory is singing; apart from this masterpiece, which by the way was a remake of a song in the play Oklahoma, they are best known for recording "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight, which is a great track in itself and would of propelled the spaniels to more success had it not been for the McGuire Sisters covering the song and gaining them the success that was due to the Spaniels. Anyway this is a great jiver, and great song to dance to.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Great rare jiver by Bill Haley, this song is a spanish remake of Chubby Checker's ""Lets Twist Again". This song was recorded in 1962, while Bill Haley moved to Acapulco (Mexico).