Saturday, 3 November 2007

Look at Life - guitar making

This seems to be taken from one of those "Look at Life" shorts which were shown at the Cinema in the days when you got two films, the Movietone News, a load of adverts and maybe even a cartoon for your money.

Now you have to get a bank loan just to get in, then all you get is one film full of unadulterated sex and bad language ..... and I don't like the bad language.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Little Miss Dynamite

Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1960s she had more charted hits than any other woman, and only three male singers/groups (Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and The Beatles) outpaced her. She was one of the earliest pop stars to have a major contemporary international following.
She was given the nickname Little Miss Dynamite after recording
Dynamite in 1957; the explosive strength of the sound pouring out of her small frame amazed audiences and promoters. Her general popularity faded as her voice suffered damage and matured in the late 1960s, but she successfully continued her recording career by returning to her roots as a country singer. She was able to chart in Billboard's CW top ten twice in 1980.
She enjoys one distinction unique among successful American singers: her opening act on a UK tour in 1960 was a struggling foursome from
Liverpool, England - The Beatles.

Wonder what happened to them?

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Saturday Nite at the Duckpond - Cougars 1963

Another classic instrumental by one-hit wonders The Cougars.

I wonder where they are now?

Monday, 29 October 2007

Please Stay - The Cryin' Shames 1966

This record was Joe Meek's last chart hit before his demise.

Lyrics by Burt Bacharach, it was also released by the Bay City Rollers and the Drifters amongst others but this, to me, is the definitive version.