Way Back 2016

Fitness Tracker Oldies Battle:
Delfonics Versus Domino,
Elvis & Nixon Brings the
Soul, Rock and Gospel

Nick Jonas is seen pushing his running routine to the limit while The Delfonics' 1968 hit "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)" supplies momentum in a current TV commercial for Apple Watch and its fitness app (one of the device's many uses). Apparently competition is fierce, as Fats Domino's 1957 rock classic "I'm Walkin'" serves a similar function on Fitbit's latest spot for its fitness wristband ... MORE ››

Top 100 Lists

James Brown

"Hardest Working Man in Show Business" James Brown sweated his way to the top ten on the list of the Top 100 Male Solo Singers of the '50s and '60s! ... MORE ››

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THE PLAYMATES

The Playmates

Donny Conn, Morey Carr and Chic Hetti rank among the most outstanding popular singers of the mid-20th century. Their individual vocal chops were impressive enough; when it came to harmonizing, this trio from Waterbury, Connecticut (about 30 miles west of Hartford) approached perfection. A popular touring act in Canada in the early '50s, they could have played it straight like The Four Aces of Philadelphia, the era's most successful vocal group, or slightly off-center like Canadian quartet The Four Lads. Instead they staked a claim early as a novelty act, going by the name The Nitwits, singing silly songs (some of which they wrote) or humorously altering existing hits while acting up in front of audiences. But while crazy stage antics worked on the road ... MORE ››



Vinyl Attack Doris Troy

Just One Look
by Doris Troy

It would be easy to think of Doris Troy as the singer who had one great song, "Just One Look," and then dropped out of sight...except that's far from the truth. Looking further, she had another hit as a songwriter and yet another as an unnamed guest vocalist; later she was associated with the two most popular and accomplished rock groups of all time ... MORE ››