Way Back 2017

Baby Driver Syncs Car
Chase Thrills to Extensive,
Fascinating Music Soundtrack

Recently, anticipation for the Vol. 2 soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy was running high. Well, it does have "Bring it on Home to Me" by Sam Cooke and "Come a Little Bit Closer" by Jay and the Americans...but...it's not the premier compilation of 2017. That would be writer-director Edgar Wright's fast-car-action-flick Baby Driver, which features an extraordinary variety of more than 70 pop culture music selections ... MORE ››

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The 4 Seasons

The 4 Seasons rule the list of the Top 100 Vee-Jay Hits 1954-1966! Check out the unique lineup of R&B, pop and rock acts on Chicago's legendary label ... MORE ››

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BOBBY GOLDSBORO

Bobby Goldsboro

Bobby Goldsboro was having a nice run of hits in the mid-'60s when suddenly, with the release of a song called "Honey" in 1968, he became a major star. In one fell swoop, he was in hot demand. Johnny Carson wanted him on The Tonight Show. Music fans were clamoring for the single and album that featured this emotion-filled song about a man in love with his wife, who planted a tree with her and watched it grow, surprised her with a puppy at Christmastime, then came home one day to find she had died. Perhaps the timing was right, although the record would likely have connected with the public at any time, but either way it was one of the biggest hits of the decade and has overshadowed everything he did before or since. Looking through the ... MORE ››



Vinyl Attack Larry Williams

Short Fat Fannie
by Larry Williams

In a not-so-random comparison of Little Richard and Larry Williams, the two most popular artists of the mid- to late-1950s signed to Specialty Records of Los Angeles, we find a similarity in musical styles and subject matter (Richard did "Long Tall Sally," Larry countered with "Short Fat Fannie"). For years, Little Richard seesawed between ... MORE ››