Way Back 2014

Eat, Drink with Youngbloods and Bobby D., "What'd I Say" and "Kansas City" Spell Sports

"Get Together" by The Youngbloods has been popping up regularly on Kentucky Fried Chicken's "KFC Favorites" commercials, while Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea" continues airing for The Kraken Black Spiced Rum. Professional sports knows what's crackin': The NBA is warming up for the new basketball season with promos featuring a remixed, rap-infused version of Ray Charles' 1959 party jam "What'd I Say." Baseball's... MORE ››

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Frankie Avalon

Teen scream Frankie Avalon lands romantically in the middle of the Top 100 Two-Sided Hits of the '50s and '60s! Check out all 200 double-the-fun favorites ... MORE ››

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JOHNNY MATHIS

Johnny Mathis

When George Avakian, head of the jazz department at Columbia Records, brought 20-year-old singer/track star Johnny Mathis to America's leading record company, it was with the intention of positioning him as a jazz singer, a move that would likely limit his exposure despite the success many jazz artists have attained. Columbia took an unusual tactic with the promising vocalist, skipping the standard procedure of releasing a single to radio; instead, they introduced him to the world with a full album featuring well-crafted versions of standards by the likes of Duke Ellington and Cole Porter and other selections irresolutely more pop than jazz. The world barely noticed...or cared. Turns out it was his destiny to sing popular, tastefully-arranged romantic pop songs, his own ... MORE ››



Vinyl Attack Sheb Wooley

The Purple People Eater
by Sheb Wooley

When a guy like Sheb Wooley sets out to be a successful country singer, the end result isn't always as originally planned. Sheb was different from a lot of western-style musicians, always taking a lighthearted, often humorous approach to the music he made. Self-composed songs like "Mule Boogie" ('how that mule could kick!'), "Down in the Toolies" ... MORE ››