Way Back 2022

TV, Baseball and Movies
Give Us Etta, Alpert, Jimi,
Jerry Lee, Isley Bros,
Marvin and Tammi

Etta James' hit 1968 version of Otis Redding's "Security" comes blasting out of home screen speakers in a current commercial designed to suppress web trepidation while building Gmail's user base. Meanwhile, anyone who's hungry but simultaneously committed to avoiding exercise can hum Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass's rendition of Riz Ortolani's "Mae" (from the '65 ... MORE ››

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Brook Benton

Brook Benton's got it goin' on with seven songs on the list of the Top 100 Mercury-Smash-Philips Hits 1950-1969! Check out the Chicago label's best ... MORE ››

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THE ASSOCIATION

The Association

Their fan club had a creative name: "Association Admiration Aggregation." Or AAA for short...and you thought those letters had something to do with cars! A little more than a year after formation, this Los Angeles-based sextet scored a hit, the double-entendre "Along Comes Mary" (as in a female love interest...or a different kind of longing for a popular inhalable herb sometimes known as "Mary Jane")...and everyone knows a little mild controversy that gets people talking can give a new act an edge on the competition. But maybe a promotional advantage wasn't necessary. The Association had talent; at the ... MORE ››



Vinyl Attack Barry Mann

Who Put the Bomp
(In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
♦ by
Barry Mann

The goal was set: write songs, make records, become famous. These things were all within Barry Mann's reach...less than 20 miles from home! As soon as high school ended in 1956, he left his Brooklyn stomping grounds for Manhattan, making a northern-loop detour to the Catskills to earn some much-needed money ... MORE ››