Way Back 2023

Grammy Nominees Include
a Wealth of Historic
Mid-Century Recordings

A diverse selection of vintage artists and songs have been honored with nominations for the upcoming 66th Grammy Awards, starting with I Am Everything, a documentary film on the fascinating, complicated life and career of Little Richard in the category Best Music Film. Its companion category, Best Music Video, includes an animated short for The Beatles' great Revolver track "I'm Only Sleeping" competing against four current ... MORE ››

Top 100 Lists

Earl Grant

Jazz organist Earl Grant flaunts his golden voice on the Top 100 Decca-Coral-Brunswick Hits 1950-1969! Check out the record company's biggest and best ... MORE ››

More Fun with
on Twitter and Facebook!

Twitter logo Facebook logo

Featured Artist


Tommy Sands and Annette

In the early months of 1956, as soon as it became obvious Elvis Presley was the most explosive singer since the recording industry had been launched on cylinders in the 1880s, the search began for "The Next Elvis." Anyone who might fit the bill would need to have Presley's teenage heartthrob looks and a convincing country/rhythm and blues approach to delivering a song. Tommy Sands was a good candidate; he just had to figure out a way to introduce himself to a nationwide audience. He achieved it through a promotional music-and-TV tie-in that had been done a few times before. Tommy became one of 1957's hottest young celebrities, but by the time a few years had passed it seemed the public was more interested in his marriage to the daughter of an entertainer ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack Shadows of Knight

Shadows of Knight

Roughnecks? Troublemakers!? Why were some of the good citizens of Arlington Heights, Illinois referring to local band The Shadows in this way? Okay, they were prone to pranksterism...and loved to party...and they couldn't resist the hometown girls who made themselves available once they'd gained a reputation in the Northern Chicago ... MORE ››