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Vintage VOTD: The Johnny Otis Show – Willie & The Hand Jive

“Willie and the Hand Jive” is a song written by Johnny Otis and originally released as a single in 1958 by Johnny Otis Show, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #5 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song has a Bo Diddley beat and was partly inspired by the music sung by a chain gang Otis heard …

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Vintage VOTD: Johnny Cash – You Dreamer You

26th April 1959 – Johnny Cash appeared on “The Chevy Show” on NBC TV alongside The Everly Brothers.Shared from youtube channel – Hippekuln

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Vintage VOTD: Ernest Tubb – Walking The Floor Over You

26 April 1941 Sound Recording Studios, Dallas, TX – Ernest Tubb (Smitty Smith [gt/steel], ? [bass])WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU /WHEN THE WORLD HAS TURNED YOU DOWN /OUR BABY’S BOOK /I’LL ALWAYS BE GLAD TO TAKE YOU BACK /MEAN MAMA BLUES /I WONDER WHY YOU SAID GOODBYE”Walking the Floor Over You” is a country music song written by Ernest Tubb …

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Vintage VOTD: Johnny Carroll – Crazy, Crazy Lovin’

25 April 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN – Johnny Carroll (Grady Martin [gt], Harold Bradley [gt], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Owen Bradley [piano])CRAZY, CRAZY LOVIN‘/ TRYIN’ TO GET TO YOU/ROCK AND ROLL RUBYThe clip is from the movie “Rock Baby Rock It” and doesn’t feature the original studio recording.ROCK BABY – ROCK IT!Local …

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Vintage VOTD: The Monotones – Book Of Love

This great song was at these positions in the regional R&B charts this week in 1958 -Charlotte – 4, Chicago – 2, Detroit – 7, LA – 6, New York – 4, Philadelphia – 3.It was at number 7 in the national pop charts this same week.  

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Vintage VOTD: Gene Vincent – Baby Blue

Released this week in 1958, Billboard magazine said ” Gene Vincent can regain his winning ways with this sock reading of a funky blues effort. He sells it powerfully and the backing is low down. This can happen! Rating 80″.The b-side was “True To You”.

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Vintage VOTD: Hank Williams – I Saw The Light

Date: April 21, 1947Location: Castle Studio, Nashville, TNLabel: MGMHank Williams (voc, g), Tommy Jackson (fid), Dale “Smokey” Lohman (sg), Zeke Turner (eg), Louis Innis (rg), Bronson “Brownie” Reynolds (bas)a. 47-S-123-1 (50-XY-437) MOVE IT ON OVER – 2:44 (Hank Williams)MGM 78: 10033 (1947)b. 47-S-124-2 (51-XY-446) I SAW THE LIGHT – 2:43 (Hank Williams)MGM 78: 10271 (1948)c. 47-S-125-3 (50-XY-438) (LAST NIGHT) I …

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Vintage VOTD: Mimi Roman – Singing The Blues

Mimi Roman – This green-eyed female singer was born in Salinas, California on the 20th April 1935. At an early age, she took a liking to riding horses as she grew up near the Salinas Rodeo. When she was fourteen years old, her family moved to New York, where she attended Erasmus High School in Brooklyn.You can see her full story …

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Vintage VOTD: Autry Inman – It Would Be A Doggone Lie

19 April 1956 Music City Recordings, 804 16th Ave., South, Nashville, TN –Autry Inman/*Jack & Daniel (Autry Jack Inman [vcl/rh gt], Floyd Daniel Robinson [vcl-1], Grady Martin [ld gt], Bob Moore [bass])IT WOULD BE A DOGGONE LIE/BE BOP BABY/PRETTY SOON* -1 unissued/S-T-R-E-T-C-H YOUR LOVE* -1 unissued.Shared from youtube channel – ClassicCountryMusic1’s channel

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Vintage VOTD: Billy Fury – Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves On The Trees)

Ronald William Wycherley (17 April 1940 – 28 January 1983), better known by his stage name Billy Fury, was an English singer from the late 1950s to the mid 1960s, and remained an active songwriter until the 1980s. Rheumatic fever, which he first contracted as a child, damaged his heart and ultimately contributed to his death.An early British rock and …

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