Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now (1972) HQ MUNROWS RETRO
Published on Jul 22, 2017
This is the 45th anniversary of the week this song went to #1 on the Cash Box Top 100 in the USA! Many may remember this family soul singing group for the iconic dance single "Treat Her Like A Lady" which went to #3 in 1971. But I will NEVER forget this song that reached #2 on Billboard on July 15, 1972 and peaked at #1 on Cash Box on July 29, 1972, "Too Late to Turn Back Now." I find, much to my surprise, that it had been released previously in 1970, but failed to chart. Maybe it was slightly ahead of its time, because it matches the mood of the year it became a big hit so perfectly. It remains one of my all time favorite love ballads by any soul or R&B group since the early 1960s. "Too Late to Turn Back Now" is ranked as the 34th biggest U.S. hit of 1972, but it will always be in my top 10 for that year ... and one of the tops of the entire 70's decade. Some of us are stuck in certain years that we relive again and again in our memories ... 1972 is one of mine, and this song was a part of the theme music of my life at that time.
Published on Jul 23, 2017
The beautiful Deborah Harry sings the immortal Blondie classic ... their greatest all time hit single which peaked at #1 on April 12, 1980 (Cash Box date). "Call Me" was a collaboration composed by Giorgio Moroder and Debbie Harry.
From Wikipedia: "Call Me" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film American Gigolo. Released in the US in early 1980 as a single, "Call Me" was number one for six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it became the band's biggest single and second #1.
The original video mashed with other footage, some live, makes this one action-packed music video. Enjoy!
Henri René & His Orchestra and Chorus - Roller Coaster (1951) HQ MUNROWS RETRO
Published on Jul 18, 2017
"Roller Coaster" was the flip side of "I'm In Love Again" by Henri René & His Orchestra Featuring April Stevens which reached #10 on August 11, 1951. The recording was also used during the closing credits of the popular TV game show, "What's My Line?" It was also an early hi-fi and stereo favorite for young and older adults. Most of the video footage is from McGraw-Hill Crawley Films and Centron Films produced in 1952, 1953 and 1957. Some of it was also shot by amateur photographers in 1952, 1953 and the late 1950s.
The Yardbirds - Heart Full of Soul (1968) With Jimmy Page Connor Burd
Published on Jun 24, 2010
The Yardbirds performing "Heart Full of Soul" in 1968
Keith Relf - vocals
Jim McCarty - drums
Jeff Beck(audio) Jimmy Page(visual)
Chris Dreja - bass
Graham Gouldman -songwriter
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Published on Jun 2, 2011
Geoge Harrison and Eric Clapton were close friends and they fell in love with the same woman during different time of their lives :
Geoge Harrison married Patricia Ann Boyd in 1966
They Divorced in 1977.
Eric Clapton married Patricia Ann Boyd in 1979
They Divorced in 1988.
"Badge" is a song performed by Cream, written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison. It was included as a track on Cream's final album, Goodbye. Peaking at number 60 on Billboard's Hot 100, "Badge" was a minor hit after its release as a single in April 1969. The single was much more successful in the United Kingdom, where it reached #18.
"Badge" was originally an untitled track. During the production transfer for the album Goodbye, the original music sheet was used to produce the liner notes and track listing. The only discernible word on the page was "bridge" (indicating the song's bridge section). Due to Harrison's handwriting, however, Clapton misread it as "badge" — and the song was titled soon thereafter.
Harrison remembered the story differently: "I helped Eric write 'Badge' you know. Each of them had to come up with a song for that Goodbye Cream album and Eric didn't have his written. We were working across from each other and I was writing the lyrics down and we came to the middle part so I wrote 'Bridge.' Eric read it upside down and cracked up laughing-- 'What's BADGE?' he said. After that, Ringo walked in drunk and gave us that line about the swans living in the park."
A common legend or misconception is that the name came about because its chord progression is B-A-D-G-E (it is not), or simply because an anagram of a guitar's standard tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E) can be arranged to spell "Badge".
A live performance of the song from Clapton's album 24 Nights features him singing the refrain "where is my badge?", incorporating the title into the song.
WE'VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN--THE ADDRISI BROTHERS (NEW ENHANCED VERSION) HD AUDIO/720P cinematic35
Published on Sep 29, 2014
Frank sent me a nice mp3 encoded at 256 kbs that had a decent sound so I was able to make a restored recording for multitrack system and do a enhanced version of it. I really wanted to work on an Olivia Newton John classic but I decided to quick throw some work into this one as it is one of my all time favorites. This was not an easy song to enhance and it took me 12 hours and I must have played it back and forth at least 150 times till I got it to sound the way I wanted. I hope you 70's music fans like it as well!
Published on Nov 16, 2013
Although 'Remember Then' was their only hit, the Earls were one of the most accomplished white doo-wop groups of the early 60s. The lead singer Larry Chance (Larry Figueiredo, 19 October 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) formed the group in New York's Bronx area in the late 50s. The other members were first tenor Robert Del Din (b. 1942), second tenor Eddie Harder (b. 1942), baritone Larry Palumbo (b. 1941) and bass John Wray (b. 1939). For their first single, the group revived the Harptones' 1954 R&B hit 'Life Is But A Dream', released by the local Rome label in 1961. The following year, the group moved to another New York label, Old Town, and made 'Remember Then' which reached the Top 30. The Earls continued to release singles on Old Town until 1965, but the only record to make an impact was a maudlin version of 'I Believe', dedicated to Palumbo, who had died in a parachute accident. With various personnel changes, including the addition of Hank DiScuillo on guitar, Chance continued to lead the group on occasional records for Mr G and ABC Records. With their big hit on numerous oldies compilations during the 70s, the Earls appeared on rock revival shows. 'Remember Then' was a UK Top 20 hit in 1979 for revivalist band Showaddywaddy.
Published on Sep 25, 2014
Stella Stevens and Jerry Lewis from the film, The Nutty Professor, (1963) directed by Jerry Lewis. The song "Pretty Blue Eyes" sung by Steve Lawrence, composed by Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein.