Posts Tagged ‘Rock and Roll’

A Christmas Twist

December 27, 2018

“A Christmas Twist,” by Si Cranstoun.

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I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis

December 19, 2018

“I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis,” written by Don Kirshner and Bobby Darin, performed by “Debbie Dabney” (or “Marlene Paul,” apparently Marlene Ver Planck). Accompanists include guitarist Kenny Burrell.

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Atom Bomb Baby

November 4, 2018

“Atom Bomb Baby,” written by John F. Young, recorded by The Five Stars, 1957.

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See See Rider

May 12, 2018

See See Rider,” interpreted by The Animals (lead singer, Eric Burdon) on Radio Bremen TV’s “Beat Club,” 1967.

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A Christmas Twist

December 20, 2017

“A Christmas Twist,” by Si Cranstoun.

Si Cranstoun website

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I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis

December 11, 2017

“I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis,” written by Don Kirshner and Bobby Darin, performed by “Debbie Dabney” (or “Marlene Paul,” apparently Marlene Ver Planck). Accompanists include guitarist Kenny Burrell.

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Elvis français a quitté le bâtiment.

December 7, 2017

Elvis français a quitté le bâtiment. Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis,” has left the building. He died Wednesday at age 74. He was best known for his versions of American pop hits with French lyrics.

More:

“Johnny Hallyday, Gallic rocker worshiped as the ‘French Elvis,’ dies at 74,” Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times

“Johnny Hallyday, the Elvis Presley of France, Is Dead at 74,” William Grimes, New York Times

“The Untranslatable French Love for Johnny Hallyday,” Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

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Shake, Rattle And Roll

November 4, 2017

“Shake, Rattle And Roll,” written by Jesse Stone, interpreted by The Animals (lead singer, Eric Burdon) on Radio Bremen TV’s “Beat Club,” 1967. Burdon is the one who isn’t chewing gum. The tune, originally recorded by Big Joe Turner, was a huge hit for Bill Haley & His Comets.

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Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino Jr., 1928 – 2017

October 25, 2017

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., the singer, pianist and songwriter who was New Orleans’ ambassador to Rock n’ Roll, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. He brought a boogie-woogie, R&B sensibility to the world of teen tunes.

More:

“Fats Domino, boogie-woogie pianist who helped launch rock-and-roll, dies at 89,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“Fats Domino, piano-playing prodigy and rock and roll legend, dies at 89” John Pope, Times-Picayune

“Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 89,” Gwen Thompkins, NPR

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Johnny B. Goode

October 7, 2017

“Johnny B. Goode,” written by Chuck Berry. Performed by the composer on “The T.A.M.I. Show” in 1954.

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