Skip to comments.Lost in the 1950s Part II [And some 1960s tossed in also]
Posted on 09/23/2013 5:21:48 PM PDT by Bender2
Did a little more looking and came up with more 1950s record albums [and some 1960s thrown in, too] that were either owned me, my family or ones that I saw at friends houses or just know of being around. Enjoy!
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Nice. I think I still have some. LOL!
Good lord .
I’d say just about everyone should remember these.
Stared at that album for hours.
Now checking iTunes for some of these.
Really, no need to be formal... you can just call me Sir--
I have a lot of those. In Seattle, before our move to Kentucky, looking for something to do my wife and I got hooked on estate sales. I ended up purchasing roughly 1500 records in bulk, 20 here a hundred there. We kept the 800 best and gave away the rest.
It’s a blast listening to that stuff on vinyl, while enjoying a makers mark (I’m just a little ways from their distillery now) and watching a few of my 22 lava lamps dance.
Al Hirt was so good you had to post him twice! I’d like to hear the Chet Baker and Art Pepper album.
Well, don't forget my royalties... payable in cash or booze
Great stuff. Except for Danny and the Juniors, at the time not respected by rock’s con-a-sewers (and for good reasons -square.)
I’ve got “26 Miles” by the Four Preps” (didn’t come with a picture jacket as a 45, at least in my hood); The Beatles Second Album; Herb Alpert’s Whipped Cream; Rusty Warren’s “Knockers Up” (no jacket, darn it);Vaughn Meader’s “First Family” - a funny takeoff on the Kennedy family, and a few others.
Wish I had the Mills Brothers. If you want to hear real singing, these brothers did it - smooth, clean, and just enjoyable.
Also wish I had Shelley Fabreges back when I was young. Talk about a beautiful young lady, though Sherry Jackson wasn’t bad either (Star Trek - hot, hot, hot!)
BENDER 2: you’ve got a really varied collection with some of the all-time great singles and albums. They represent the breadth, width and depth of the American creative musical soul, unmatched by anyone else.
Upon further review, I would love to hear Roddy McDowall read ‘The Call Of Cthulhu’.
They really knew how to make album covers in those days. BTW, I didn’t realize Brenda Lee was that cute!
Wow ... four of them, including the First Family, I have/had in my own collection! Spooky!!
I have the Brubeck Album. The rest, not so much. I do like some of the Ventures material (old surf rock is fun stuff).
Is this a great country or what?!!
Oooooooooooopppppppppssssssssssssssss!!!!! Second one was supposed to be this...
Is this a great country or what?!!
Gadzooks! "26 Miles" is my most favorite 50s song... ever!
I listen to it at least once a week and you can listen to it now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ouBi1v5Lw8
Did you make it to the Bourbon Festival?
Weather was beautiful on Saturday, but the music was so over the top loud that we did not stay as long as usual. We always enjoy the cars. Like being back in high school again.
It’s cool, thank you for posting.
Really-- We are all so relieved that you finally... made the correct and proper decision--
Otherwise, I'd have to... go ape on you!
Thanks for posting this, Bender. They bring back lots of memories. I think that I have seen maybe two-thirds of these album covers. I still have about a dozen of them.
Yes, Brenda was... a hottie--
And not to toot my own horn, in Nashville in 1957, there has a local TV Talent Show. I sang "Sugartime" and Brenda Lee awarded me 1st Place!
Somewhere deep in the back of my Fibber McGee closet are the certificate and some photos of the even. If anyone here has never heard "Sugartime" the McGuire Sisters version is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92iVi1tqdME
We got to see Al Hirt back in the 60’s when he came to Mississippi State University. We also saw P,P, and M when they came. A few of us got to meet them afterwards at a reception. I still have a poster of them and they all signed it. There is an Internet station which plays music from that era and earlier.
I had always thought that "26 Miles" was inspired by the 1947 Freddy Martin recording "Santa Catalina, Island of Romance." But when I was doing volunteer work at a cable TV studio, I got to speak with a member of the Four Preps, who was being interviewed as part of a program. He told me that he had never heard of Freddy Martin's opus and that probably none of the other members had, either.
Yes, you are... correct, sir!
"Harrington became famous in the 1950s as a member of Steve Allen's TV comedy troupe, the 'Men on the Street' (which also included Don Knotts, Tom Poston, and Louis Nye). Harrington also gained considerable recognition for his many appearances as the comedic Italian immigrant 'Guido Panzini' on 'The Jack Paar Show' in the mid-1950s. [That's where I first got to know him.] In the late 1950s, he had a recurring role on Danny Thomas's CBS sitcom, 'Make Room for Daddy.'
"In the 19641965 television season, he guest-starred on numerous programs, including ABC's sitcom 'The Bing Crosby Show, McHale's Navy,' and NBC's 'Kentucky Jones' (starring Dennis Weaver). In a 1965 episode of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Bow-Wow Affair'), Harrington reprised his role as 'Guido Panzini'. That same year he appeared as Thomas Kelly in the unusually-titled episode, 'There's a Penguin in My Garden', of the NBC education drama series, 'Mr. Novak,' starring James Franciscus.
"In 1967, he appeared in the Elvis Presley film Easy Come, Easy Go. He also parodied 'Get Smart' in an episode of 'F Troop,' in which he played secret agent 'B Wise'.
"Harrington worked as a voice actor, most notably providing the voice of 'The Inspector' from 1965 to 1969 in the theatrical cartoon series of the same name. He was also the voice of Ray Palmer/the Atom on 'The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure' in 1967. In 1974, he co-starred with Peter Falk and Robert Conrad in the 'Columbo' episode An 'Exercise in Fatality.'
"However, Harrington is also widely known for his role as affable building superintendent 'Dwayne Schneider' on the 19751984 television sitcom 'One Day at a Time.' He won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his work on this series. He reprised his role as Schneider in a series of commercials for Trak Auto Parts after the show ended. In 2012, he also appeared as a guest star on the TV Land Sit-com, 'Hot In Cleveland,' which stars Valerie Bertinelli, a co-star of One Day at a Time."
They jacked up the prices. Last year the drinks were 3, 5 and 8 tickets. This year they were 5, 8 and 10 tickets, tickets being a dollar each. I decided to use the money to buy stuff instead.
The music is not something I go for any more. I started playing in rock and bar bands back in 1999, have met and played with a few famous “rock stars” and sorta got burned out on the whole thing. Most of the bands at these things are just not all that good. Not bad, mind you, but the volume and pa sound quality just don’t do it for me, kinda like what you said.
That being said, I saw a band at Renton River Days about 12 years ago that did Jimmy Hendrix songs with a lead electric fiddle player. It was amazing. I like being amazed by truly talented and skilled musicians now. And there really are not that many of them.
But my wife got her annual Four Roses candle and I got a wild turkey real turkey caller for all the turkeys that hang around my property. I hope to shoot a few this time. I always like to check out the cars. I love that part.
Oh, and I think my wife and I have just tired of the food offered at these “make a buck” festivals. What we ordered was terrible and overpriced. We went home and had some nice homemade chili by the campfire for dinner.
We really like Bardstown though and enjoy a nice Bourbon Barrel Ale at the Talbot.
Dang, I’m starting to sound cantankerous about these things. ;-)
A couple you missed was was Del Shannon and this guy, Ronnie Dove whose every song was a hit...
I had his "Star" album.... and his Nat King Cole tribute album.
You can hear him sing "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJO0fNqMVvA
He died way too young at 53 in 1990.
Usually I buy Bourbon Festival tee shirts for select clients in other states. But I just didn’t see any that I thought had that zing this time.
Couple of clients said they liked ones that referenced Bardstown along with the festival. There weren’t really any like that this year.
Come Christmas I will have bourbon barrel cakes sent out to clients. Not cheap, but they are a big hit in other states and garner me a lot of good will. More impressive than the food gifts the other vendors send. And the customers usually remember “that vendor from Kentucky”.
That’s a real nice Mercedes 300 convertible in that picture. The girl’s not bad, either.
One of my much older cousins had that “Whipped Cream and other Delights” album and was considered to be scandalous. It’s looking pretty tame to me now.
I got a Four Roses stainless steel coffee mug in the shape of a barrel for work. It’s one of those “thermos style” with the hollow air gap. It really worked and got a lot of compliments on it. And it cost just a little more than a couple of cheep shots.
I wanted to try some Angel’s Envy, but they didn’t have any.
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