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Feeling Froggy

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  1. I have to sneak one blues tune in, and I feel that this is a worthy one.. This probably isn't her finest, but it is a tune that I laugh at every time I hear it. (Of course, we will be revisiting her for a more traditional and honest effort later.) Simply country music perfection (and the version that he performed on television in 1961 was also a great rockabilly-flavored take on it)... And for something a little further down the rabbit hole... (Also, it is worth note that Gold Star was responsible for giving a certain Houston-area blues musician by the name of Sam Hopkins his more famous "Lightnin'" moniker when he recorded for them in 1947. Gold Star is still an active studio, currently called SugarHill.)
  2. They get even better in the 30s and 20s, in my opinion. Even the major labels have a much more elegant look to them. I will see what I can dig up for some more obscure labels; I know of a country tune that was done in one of the Houston based studios as a candidate for #46. There were a lot of blues recorded in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas through the next 10 or so, too.
  3. I have read that she never wanted to do this song, but I am thankful she did. This is the best version of it, as well as the best song she did, in my opinion...
  4. He recorded over 200 songs, and picking just one probably is impossible, but I would start here... I have to double dip here...
  5. 1951 was a raunchy year... Size. Endurance. Appetite. Automated toys.
  6. Shellac time! This next one was released in 1953 as a 10" 78rpm (G-304) and as a 7" 45rpm (G-7304) in 1954. This is the song that was responsible for making Marvin Gaye a musician. It is that great...
  7. I think the answer to the question is B.
  8. I liked the B side of this next one more, but can't find a picture of it... And, sadly, to go with the above...
  9. Double dipping, but he deserves it. And it is an amazing B side...
  10. I know the answer is C - I have no clue. But I am thrilled this is back! (Guessing B, though.)
  11. A huge downer, but I will make up for it tomorrow... And of course, the greatest TV show of all time...
  12. The splatter platter craze had to have hit the high water mark with this next tune. No other song killed teenagers as gracefully... This was one of those rare examples of there not being a better side, both are great... A. And B. My personal favorite doo-wop track.
  13. And the fella above from the small town of Wink discovered this group out of Odessa and helped them secure a record deal... Phil Spector decided to bring in a particular session guitarist for this track. It was played by some guy in the #67 post... And while Jimi would later get his chance to really shine, the real star of this 45 is the B side...
  14. (Note the writing credits on the next 45. The first names tied to them are Frank and Ray. The song is essentially a sequel to Earth Angel.) And to go along with the soundtrack album above...
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