Category Archives: Oldies

Tuesday Temptation ~ Tom Jones ~ “Without Love (There is Nothing)”

Man I’ve got to do a complete blog on this sexy man as in all of his songs.

I remember I still was very young when Tom Jones hit the scene and got HOT. And I’m mean Hot! As in sizzling….

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Entertainment, MUSIC, Oldies, Pop

Motown Monday ~ Mr. Excitement Jackie Wilson ~ Baby Workout!

You don’t need any details of why this Man was called this. The music says it all.

Jackie was one of the most dynamic performers to watch and listen to. If that man couldn’t make you dance you were DEAD!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1950s, 1960s, Big Bands, Dancing, Detroit Mi., Doo Wop, Entertainment, Motown, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day, Soul

Sunday “Summertime” ~ Billy Stewart

Written by George Gershwin – Music
DuBose Heyward – Lyrics

There was no other like Billy Stewart. This man blew this 1935 written song completely apart with his rendition in 1966. Talk about explosive, man a total understatement.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Entertainment, Jazz, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, R&B, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day, Soul

Motown Monday ~ Take Me In Your Arms ~ Kim Weston

“Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)”
Written by Holland / Dozier / Holland
Released in 1965

Kim Weston – vocals
The Funk Brothers – music

Another powerful voice of Motown but you wouldn’t know it since this was another artist Berry Gordy just left on the shelf.

Kim Weston born Agatha Natalie Weston was signed by Motown in 1963.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Detroit Music, Entertainment, Hitsville USA, Motown, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, Song of the Day, Soul

Motown Monday ~ The Velvelettes ~ Stop Beating Around The Bush

Written by Harvey Fuqua
Recorded in 1964

Mildred Gill, Bertha Barbee, Carolyn Gill, Betty Kelley & Norma Barbee

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Detroit Mi., Detroit Music, Entertainment, Hitsville USA, Motor City, Motown, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, Song of the Day

A Hot Motown Monday ~ Martha & The Vandellas ~ Heat Wave

Just the beginning of one. ENJOY IT!

Written by Holland–Dozier–Holland
Released in 1963

Martha Reeves – vocals
Rosalind Ashford – vocal
Annette Beard – vocals

Music – The Funk Brothers

Richard “Pistol” Allen: drums
James Jamerson: double bass
Joe Hunter: electric piano
Robert White: guitar
Eddie Willis: guitar
Thomas “Beans” Bowles: saxophone solo

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Detroit Mi., Detroit Music, Entertainment, Hitsville USA, Motown, MUSIC, Oldies, Song of the Day, Weather

Sultry Saturday ~ Jr. Walker & the All Stars ~ Cleo’s Mood

Written By Junior Walker, Harvey Fuqua and Willie Woods.
Originally Released in Sept. 1962 on the Harvey Label.

Junior Walker – Saxophone
Willie Woods – Guitar
Victor Thomas – Organ
James Graves – Drums

Re-Released on Tamla 1966

James Jamerson – Bass

Born Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr., Walker Smoked on Sax.

Cleo’s Mood is my favorite song from this group.

It’s a raw, seductive, sultry bump and grind number. A combination of Blues & Jazz.

I only wished the song could of gone longer like 30 Minutes. But I’ll take what I can get.

Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under 1960s, Blues, Detroit Music, Entertainment, Hitsville USA, Jazz, Motown, MUSIC, Oldies, R&B, Song of the Day, Soul

Motown Monday ~ The Miracles ~ I’ll Try Something New

Written by Smokey Robinson.
Released off the third self titled album in 1962.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Detroit Music, Entertainment, Motor City, Motown, MUSIC, Oldies, Song of the Day, Soul Music

Motown Monday ~ Gino Washington ~ Gino Is A Coward

Written by Ronald Davis
Released in 1963

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Detroit Music, Entertainment, Motor City, Motown, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, R&B, Rock-n-Roll

Motown Monday ~ Reach Out, I’ll Be There ~ The Four Tops

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under 1960s, Detroit Music, Entertainment, Hitsville USA, Motor City, Motown, MUSIC, Oldies, R&B, Song of the Day, Soul Music

Wednesday Woes ~ Don’t Bring Me Down ~ The Animals

Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

Released in 1966.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Entertainment, MUSIC, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day

Motown Monday ~ I Want A Love I Can See ~ The Temptations

Written by Smokey Robinson
Released in 1963

Lead vocals by Paul Williams
Background vocals by Eddie Kendricks,
Al Bryant, and Otis Williams
Instrumentation: The Funk Brothers

How in the world this didn’t become the very first hit for ” The Temptations ” is beyond me.

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under 1960s, Detroit Mi., Detroit Music, Entertainment, Hitsville USA, Motor City, Motown, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, R&B, Song of the Day, Soul Music

Thankless Thursday ~ “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” ~ The Blues Magoos

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s Psychedelia, Entertainment, MUSIC, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day

Wednesday ” Words ” ~ The Monkees

Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

Released in 1967.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s Psychedelia, Entertainment, MUSIC, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day

Monday Mourning ~ The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore ~ John Walker Dies at 67.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Breaking News, Entertainment, MUSIC, News, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll

Motown Monday Mania ~ Get Ready ~ Rare Earth

Written by Smokey Robinson.

Rare Earth in Concert 1971.

Recorded: Civic Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL., Marine Stadium – Miami, FL., Cornell University – Ithaca, NY and At The Pharmacy – The Roostertail, Detroit, Mi.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s Psychedelia, Detroit Music, Entertainment, Motor City, Motown, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day, Soul

Motown Monday ~ The Satintones ‘Motor City’ and the Label of Correc-Tone.

Released in 1959 on the Tamla Label.

James Ellis
Chico Leverette
Robert Bateman
Sonny Sanders
Vernon Williams- added later

You are listening to the very first group ever signed to the ” MOTOWN ” Label in 1959. Yet Berry Gordy never ever gave this group any recognition what so ever. But that doesn’t surprise me.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1950s, 1960s, Detroit Music, Detroit News, Doo Wop, Entertainment, Motown, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, R&B, Song of the Day, Soul Music

Wednesday ~ The Wanderer ~ Dion

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1960s, Doo Wop, Entertainment, MUSIC, Music History, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day

The Rationals ~ I Need You ~ Song of the Day

Released in 1967 on the  A2 Records Label/A² 402

Written by Carole King & Ray Davies

Steve Correl – lead guitar, vocals
Bill Figg – drums
Scott Morgan – guitar, vocals
Terry Trabandt – bass, vocals

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under 1960s, 1960s Psychedelia, Blues, Detroit Music, Entertainment, MUSIC, Oldies, R&B, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day

STAND TALL ~ Burton Cummings ~Song of the Day

Written by Burton Cummings of ” The Guess Who ” Released in 1976 as a Solo Artist.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Entertainment, MUSIC, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day

It’s not FREEZING outside. It’s All in Your Mind ~ It is HOT!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1950s, 1960s, 1960s Psychedelia, Entertainment, Motown, MUSIC, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day, Song of the Night, Weather