Way Back 2021

Many Saints of Newark Dominates Vintage Music This Week, With Add-Ons from Venom and TV's Big Sky

The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to HBO's beloved series The Sopranos, premiered in theaters and on HBO over the weekend. Set during Tony Soprano's childhood, the film features a wildly diverse lineup of vintage recordings that run the gamut: for starters, there are the chart-toppers "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu" by Domenico Modugno and "The Ballad of the Green Berets" by S/Sgt. Barry Sadler ... MORE ››

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Tony Bennett

Still-at-it singing star Tony Bennett ranks among the hottest acts on the list of the Top 100 Columbia-Epic Hits 1950-1969! Check out all the classic tracks ... MORE ››

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THE BUCKINGHAMS

The Buckinghams

Chicago, Illinois, for decades the stomping ground of jazz acts, blues wailers and later the smooth, soulful ladies and gents of the '60s, was finally rocking with a vengeance as local bands offered an alternative to the many British groups overshadowing them on their home turf. The New Colony Six, Shadows of Knight, Ides of March, Cryan' Shames and American Breed were among the mostly-teenage guitar-based rockers that emerged around 1965. One such group gained a bit of an edge over the others after landing a regular spot on The All Time Hits, a variety series on Chicago's channel 9, WGN-TV. Hosted by former big band singer Bob Carroll, the show also featured '50s hitmaker Billy Williams and was similar in approach to Your Hit Parade except that it ... MORE ››



Vinyl Attack The Dukays

The Girl's a Devil
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the Dukays

Chicago's Regal Theater, at 47th and South Parkway, had been the premier nightclub for jazz aficionados since 1928; all the top acts performed there including the rhythm and blues singers of the 1950s and beyond. Eugene Dixon lived about a block from the Regal for the first decade of his life, so his desire to be a singer came as no surprise. The Spaniels... MORE ››