Buddy Greco the-lady-is-a-tramp

19/1/17 – Buddy Greco – August 14 1926 – January 10 2017 – Pre Dylan Lyricists /The Lady Is A Tramp – Tommy Dorsey Featuring Edythe Wright – 1937 / Sophie Tucker – 1937 / Lena Horne – 1948 / Ella Fitzgerald – 1956 / Pat Suzuki – 1958 / Frank Sinatra – 1958/1965 / Buddy Greco – 1960 / Shirley Bassey – 1966 / Diana Ross And The Supremes – 1968 / Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – 2011

Who were the great lyricists before Dylan? Well, from the fifties into the sixties you would probably say the men that wrote the words for the musicals, writers like Lorenz Hart. Hart wrote the lyrics for The Lady Is A Tramp and My Funny Valentine and was Richard Rodgers partner till alcoholism (Hart died tragically of […]

Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow - 1958

8/4/16 – Little Anthony And The Imperials – Tears On My Pillow – 1958 / Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show – January 2nd – 1960 – The Penguins – Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) – 1954

Staying on the subject of tears and venturing into scary ground for anyone that might be investigating this site thinking it might be concerned only with guitar bands – the concept behind the archive is to collect and cover all types of music from different generations and genres – there’s nothing worse than a terrible record […]

The Lennon Sisters

21/2/15 – The Lennon Sisters – The Siamese Cat Song – The Lawrence Welk Show – 1958

The Lennon Sisters have been together for 60 years. The two youngest sisters, Janet and Kathy have been in the band continuously since 1955. Youngest sister from the family Mimi replaced Peggy on her retirement in 1999. Dianne retired in 2001 after a measly 46 years (plus she had a four year break in the […]

Esquivel Other World Other Sounds Cover Art 1958

9/2/14 – Esquivel And His Orchestra – Other Worlds Other Sounds – 1958

Six months after I was born, Mexican band leader Juan García Esquivel, made this fascinating album. Esquivel was known as the King Of Lounge Music, a self confessed perfectionist he meticulously recorded original soundscapes with orchestra and an array of novelty instruments and voices that must have wowed the audiences of the day. He was also […]