Monday, November 29, 2010

Wynonie Harris-Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me

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 17, 2010

The Jiants - Tornado (1959)

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

Little Willie John - I'm Shakin'

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

The Gaylords - Ma-Ma-Ma Marie (1958)

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

Wally Cox - The Heebee Jeebees

I dont have much information on Wall Cox or this tune but all i have is that this is a great song, that doesn't get enough airplay as it should.

Spaniels - People Will Say We're In Love

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

Bill Haley y sus Cometas, Más Twist(Let's Twist Again), 1961, USA/Mexico

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).

Kieth Corvale - Trapped Love

This is a fantastic bopper! Every time i hear it at viva las vegas, its an instant dance floor filler! Love the intro cause it gives you enough time to finish one last swig and go boppin' on the dance floor.

Sister Wynona Carr - Boppity Bop (Boogity Boog)

Great Wynona Carr Song, this is a great jiver, if you dont have it in your collection of 45's already i suggest you get to ebay and order yourself a fresh copy.

Lord Lebby - Caldonia

All i could find about this song is that it comes from a Jamaican Record Company, but its deffenetly a different more frantic rendition of the original song by Louis Jordan