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Adrift Soundtrack Has an International Flavor, Evie Sands, Flamingos, Otis and Brenton Impact Movies, TV

Shailene Woodley's latest star turn in Adrift, a sail-across-the-ocean love story with a heavy dose of disaster, offers the most diverse mix of vintage music of any current box office film. To start with, there's "Flamenco Sketches" by boss trumpeter Miles Davis (from his benchmark 1959 album Kind of Blue) and "I'm Old Fashioned" by sax whiz John Coltrane. Brazilian... MORE ››

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Dinah Washington

Queen Bee Dinah Washington ranks among the Top 100 Music Artists of the '50s and '60s! See the list of the biggest and best mid-century hitmakers... MORE ››

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The Shirelles

There were these four girls at Passaic High School in New Jersey who sang pretty well together. Their talent was more obvious to classmate Mary Jane Greenberg that it was, perhaps, to themselves. Fortunately Mary Jane's mother, Florence Greenberg, had been thinking about getting into the record business, if for nothing else than to break up the monotony of being a housewife. She just wasn't sure how to follow through on the idea. When her daughter came home raving about the girls' performance at a school talent show, Florence was interested in seeing just how good these teenage singers were. Shirley Owens, Addie "Micki" Harris, Doris Coley and Beverly Lee had been calling themselves The Poquellos. When they sang for Florence, she wanted ... MORE ››

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My Dad
by Paul Petersen

The Donna Reed Show premiered September 24, 1958 on ABC-TV and it just couldn't miss. The precedent for family comedies had been set with series like Father Knows Best and Leave it to Beaver, but this show eclipsed the others in one respect with Oscar-winning movie star Reed in the central role of housewife Donna Stone. Another previously... MORE ››