Showing posts from May, 2008

Rock On Baby !

Hey sorry folks, 'was busy again doing an exorcism for a friend who bought the last Celine Dion cd. Tough job. Well, poor Bill Sherrell, I can’t find any information about him...I'm desperate. Ok, our Bill's from Indianapolis, that’s why maybe ‘Rock On Baby’ sounds like a car-racer with its rippling virtuoso piano solo leading into a hot ride on the guitar fret-board.. Hu. Ok, his 45s were originally issued on the Tyme label and oh boy, aren’t they grand ! Bill Sherrell : * Rock On Baby * * Yes, No Or Maybe * * Kool Kat *

Meshugga Beach Party !

Now folks, sit down at the bar with a He Brew beer and enjoy the music ! Surf guitar guru, Mel Waldorf has brought together the seemingly unlikely pairing of traditional Jewish songs and instrumental surf guitar into a wonderfully funny and musically relevant CD entitled Meshugga Beach Party: Twenty Songs of The Chosen Surfers ! Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Mel Waldorf grew up loving the foods and traditions of his Jewish heritage as well as rock and roll music, and surf music in particular. Waldorf explains, "Growing up in Suffern, New York, there was no surf scene - no beach, no waves, and no surficilicious babes - but it was a fantasy more than a few of us shared." Now settled in northern California, Waldorf continues to play with the Mel-Tones playing with members of several well-known San Francisco area surf bands. In addition to his recording and performing ventures, Waldorf has written orginal surf music for a variety of TV shows and movies includi

Hip Hip Baby !

It's Monday ! It's posting time ! Dennis Herrold was a texas singer and he recorded this terrific single in 1958 for Imperial Records (by the way, he also wrote ‘Stood Up’ for Ricky Nelson). Hip Hip Babyyy! Dennis Herrold : * Hip Hip Baby * * Make With The Lovin' *

Bobby Vinton !

Hello people !!! A change for a bit, let’s all go sentimental/depressive/romantic/suicidal shall we ? Born Stanley Robert Vintula, Jr. in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Bobby Vinton was probably the all-time most successful love singer of the Rock-Era. After a brief spell in the U.S. Army, Vinton was signed to Epic Records in 1960 as a bandleader: "A Young Man With a Big Band." Two albums and several singles were not successful however, and with Epic ready to pull the plug, Vinton found his first hit single literally sitting in a reject pile. The song was titled "Roses Are Red (My Love)." It spent four weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Arguably, his most famous song is 1963's "Blue Velvet" that also went to No.1. Twenty-three years later, my good friend David Lynch named his movie Blue Velvet after the song. In 1990, "Blue Velvet" climbed to the top of the music charts in Great Britain ! Anyway, from 1962 through 1972, Vinton had more Billb