Patti Drew “Tell Him”

A share from: MissBackInTheDayUSA Patti Drew (born December 29, 1944, Charleston, South Carolina) is an American pop singer who achieved brief success in the late 1960s. Drew… Read more “Patti Drew “Tell Him””

Fig-filled Pecan Pie

Servings 8 servings

1 pie crust refrigerated, softened as box directs
1 cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stemmed, chopped
1 cup light brown sugar packed
3 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp bourbon
3 eggs large
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp orange zest finely zested
1 1/2 cups pecans chopped, toasted
sweetened whip cream

Adjust oven rack to middle position. Preheat oven to 375°.

Coat a 9-inch glass pie plate with vegetable oil spray.

Fit pie crust into plate; flute edge. Chill until ready to bake.

In medium saucepan, combine figs, brown sugar, butter and bourbon.

Stir over medium heat until butter and sugar melt. Remove from heat.

In medium bowl, whisk eggs and salt until well blended. Whisk in corn syrup and orange zest.

Stir in fig mixture; mix well. Sprinkle nuts evenly over bottom of crust.

Gently pour fig mixture over nuts in crust.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until center is just set, shielding crust with foil after 30 minutes. Cool. Chill until serving time. Pie can be made up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated. (Reheat in 300° oven for 10 to 15 minutes.) Served with whipped cream.

*Variation: Substitute1teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons water for the bourbon.

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“So Fine!” The Fiestas

The Fiestas were an American Rhythm and Blues musical group from Newark,New Jersey.

Organized in 1958, The Fiestas contracted with Old Town Recordscompany in 1959 after the company’s owner, Hy Weiss, overheard the group singing in a bathroom adjacent to his office in Harlem.

Their debut single was 1959’s “So Fine”, written by Johnny Otis; the song was a hit in the U.S., reaching #3 on the R&B Singles chart and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 (and also featured in LittleBigPlanet 3) with a hidden gem, “Last Night I Dreamed”, on the flip side.

A series of soul singles followed from the group, among them “You Could Be My Girlfriend”, “Anna”, and “Think Smart”, but only 1962’s “Broken Heart” managed to chart, scoring #18 on the Black Singles chart.

Ending their relationship with Old Town, the group later recorded for the Strandand Vigor labels, releasing music into the mid-1970s. wiki


–and other foods — the poor circulation within your stomach can develop into uncomfortable sufferings (as punching-bag feelings) that lead to many illnesses.

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Eating habits can Affect your health, Here’s Everything You are doing wrong!


Many vegetarians eat rice-based meals (particularly polished, white rice). Plain white rice, coloured/flavoured rice, biryani, dosa, idli and so on. Now People turn up their noses to super-healthy indigenous veggies like lady’s finger, brinjal, avarai, kothavarai, etc. in favour of potato-based curries. Healthier veggies like capsicum, beans, cauliflower or cabbage are taken only in limited amounts.

It’s common to see meals like these: a large amount of rice, eaten with limited amounts of vegetables; a healthier meal would contain as many veggies as rice.


Whether out of boredom or due to a need to socialise, we devour savoury fried snacks like samosas, chaat, murukku/chakli, bondas, bajjis, vadas that pack in a lot of fat and carbs, and/or sweets that have a lot of sugar. We eat them every few hours along with milky tea or coffee (with sugar). Gulab Jamuns are an egregious example.

Basically fried dough and milkfat chilled in sugar syrup; two balls have about 387 calories. You will have to jump rope for 40 minutes to burn them off. If you take some savoury snack like murukku along with it (to take the edge off the sweetness), that’s another 200 calories. Then drinking a cup of coffee with milk and sugar, to top it off, packs another 150 calories. You’ve just consumed the equivalent of a full meal!

Non-Vegetarians Who Want Every Meal To Be A Meat-Lovers’ Delight!

This is true especially for those who frequent ‘western’ fast-food joints. The body only needs a certain amount of protein; anything above that has to be processed and ‘handled’ by the kidneys, liver, etc.

The extra protein puts a strain on them, and over time, the organs involved wear out and that create health problems. These problems are preventable – by eating no more than what is required or by substituting non-meat proteins.

Some non-meat complete proteins include eggs, milk, cheese, yoghurt, soy and quinoa. You can also pair up certain incomplete proteins to get complete proteins – like beans and rice, a staple of many cultures.


More than water, we drink sugary soft drinks or sweetened juices. A 375 ml can of cola has 10 teaspoonfuls of sugar! Every can is a loaded bomb aimed at your pancreas.

It is indeed lamentable that when a free, zero-calorie, healthy, life-sustaining drink is readily available, we often pay for a more ‘fashionable’ soft drink. The marketers have convinced us that our self-image is better with a can in hand.

Fruit juices are only slightly better than colas – they contain natural sugars like fructose, but sugar is sugar! Better to eat the fruit than drink the juice – the fruit has a lot of fibre and other nutrients that are lost when juiced.


Maybe this was true in the stone-age – when food was scarce and people had to fill up whenever it was available and eat more than the other guy. When food is plentiful (as it is in this day and age, especially at festivals, parties, celebrations or buffets), there is no need to out-eat the other guy. If we are paying, we try to eat as much as we can – to make sure we ‘get our money’s worth’. If it’s free, great – then we fill up anyway!


Overeating is one of the main causes of weight gain. At restaurants, you can pack and take leftovers home, or better yet, pack half the meal (for later) even before eating. No need for waste, however, just take enough for each meal and reserve the rest.


Eating fast without chewing food properly can cause a toll on your overall health. Our stomachs are very likely full well before our brains have a chance to sense the fullness. So, we end up overeating.

It takes about 20 minutes for the ‘tank full’ signal to reach the brain, which then tells us to stop eating (not that we listen, we continue to eat even after we are full). If we can slow down the initial eating – by taking smaller mouthfuls, chewing at least 20 times and eating the fibre-laden food (like vegetables) first, it will give more time for the ‘full’ signal to develop, with less food consumed overall.


We gobble something convenient (but unhealthy) for breakfast in a hurry, as we are getting ready for the workday or grab some fast-food on the way and eat it while driving or travelling. We eat in a state of stress, in the presence of stress hormones like cortisol which affects metabolism and increases fat storage.

Taking the time to have a relaxed meal enables you to be mindful about what you’re eating, which helps the body process the food much better.


Actually, we don’t even eat out! A number of food delivery companies bring to your door, pretty much anything you want to eat in 30 minutes or less! Restaurant food tends not to be healthy, and you have no idea what’s in it.

The oil may be old, the veggies may be wilted and there may be added artificial flavouring and colour – you really don’t know what you’re eating.


The human body can properly metabolise 2 or 3 meals a day; it cannot handle continuous feeding. A recent study found that we eat over a period of almost 15 hours a day. That leaves 9 hours; assuming we sleep for 7 hours, we are pretty much eating all the time.

Breaks give the organs time to recover after processing and metabolising a meal. Without breaks, the organs have to work continuously, and over time will get exhausted and give out, leading to all sorts of chronic health issues. Give your body a rest.


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“Mother-in-Law” Ernie K-Do


“Mother-in-Law” is a 1961 song recorded by Ernie K-Doe. It song was a number-one hit in the U.S. on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. The song was written and produced by Allen Toussaint who also played the piano solo. It was issued by Minit Records.

After several unsuccessful takes, Allen Toussaint balled the composition up and threw it away as he was leaving the room. One of the backup singers, Willie Hopper, thought that it was such a good song that he convinced Ernie K-Doe to calm down and give it one more try.

Other versions

The 65 album, Big Beat Sounds by The Newbeats.

Jello Biafra released a live cover of the song as part of his 2015 album, Walk on Jindal’s Splinters.

Herman’s Hermits released a version on their first U.S.,LP. Wiki

banana bread biscotti. 🍌


Today’s recipe is for some really delicious banana bread biscotti! my mom has been bringing home a bunch of overripe bananas from her coworkers, so i thought i’d use one of them for something.

➭ warning: this dough is v e r y sticky. don’t try to knead it like i did (oops): just divide it in two with a spatula, then just sorta ~plop~ it onto your baking tray.

this recipe would be good with some chopped nuts thrown in there, but my family prefers plain banana bread. :)

✿ ingredients:

1 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 ripe banana

1 tablespoon neutral oil (canola, grapeseed, etc.)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

cooking spray

⌇ recipe:

In a large bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, mash the banana, then add the oil, vanilla, and egg. Mix well. Combine the wet and dry ingredients in the larger bowl, and stir until it becomes sticky dough. Spray a baking tray with cooking spray, then use a paper towel to wipe away and spread any excess. Using a spatula, place half of the dough on the tray at a time. Form each dough half into a flat loaf shape, about 8 inches long. Bake at 350°F/180°C for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Slice each loaf into 12 pieces with a knife. Reduce the oven temperature to 250°F/120°C, then bake the slices for 15 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven, then flip the slices over (please don’t use your fingers like i did lol). Return to the oven and bake again for 15 minutes.

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Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny || Violin Cover by Rohan Roy

Sleep Walk” is an instrumental tune written, recorded, and released in 1959 by brothers Santo & Johnny Farina, with their uncle Mike Dee playing the drums. Prominently featuring steel guitar, the song was recorded at Trinity Music in Manhattan, New York City.

“Sleep Walk” entered Billboard’s Top 40 on August 17, 1959. It rose to the number 1 position for the last two weeks in September and remained in the Top 40 until November 9. “Sleep Walk” also reached number 4 on the R&B chart. It was the last instrumental to hit number 1 in the 1950s and earned a gold record for Santo and Johnny. Wiki

It’s with a gentle flow that Rohan plays his string version. AmericaOnCoffee is looking forward to sharing more of his music.

Trish Toledo “Somebody Please “ a song cover from the 1960’s Vanguard group

Trish Toledo is a singer-songwriter who found her interest in music and began singing at the age of 6.

Trish performs a lot of oldies music covers and, her style can be described as soul / 60s, early 70s era music. She has been likened to folks that listen to artists such as Aretha Franklin, Barbara Mason & Brenton Wood. Inspired by her idols & their success in music, Trish practiced and developed her musical skills through her childhood and got her first studio experience at the age of 18. She has continued to record and release material, currently working on her 4th release.

Her live performances have grown into selling out venues, and her loyal fanbase continues to grow.

ABOUT the song: Somebody Please

The Vanguards were led by James Davis, a dynamic soul vocalist who’d built his chops singing doo-wop in the halls of Shortridge High. After graduating from Shortridge in the early ‘60s, Davis spent a couple years overseas in the military. Davis formed The Vanguards immediately after returning home, and by 1969 The Vanguards were dominating the Indianapolis soul scene. 

Cue Lamp Records’ co-founder and artistic director, Herb Miller, who’d heard The Vanguards singing at the now-defunct Dave’s Lounge on W. 16th Street. With encouragement from the influential WTLC soul jock Spider Harrison, Miller signed The Vanguards to cut the first release for his fledgeling label. The featured track on the single was “Somebody Please”, a devastating breakup ballad penned by Davis, with assistance from early Vanguards’ guitarist “Cadillac” Paul Irvin.

Both Davis and Miller had high expectations for their debut effort, but neither one could’ve anticipated the song’s incredible rise. “Somebody Please” was an immediate hit in Indianapolis, and quickly began to break into other markets. 

An Indianapolis Recorder article dated September 20, 1969 announced the song had hit the number one spot in both Columbus, Ohio and Orlando, Florida. That action attracted attention from national distributors. Double Shot Records picked the release up and issued an edited version of “Somebody Please” on their subsidiary label Whiz. By the end of the year “Somebody Please” had hit the Billboard R&B Hot 100, climbing all the way to #49 on December 9, 1969. 

“Somebody Please” set the gold standard for Naptown soul, and it’s one of the most important pieces of art ever created in Indianapolis. The record’s rapid ascent on the national charts is certainly impressive, but the enduring appeal of “Somebody Please” is even more compelling. 

Since its release in 1969 “Somebody Please” has maintained steady interest from soul music fans around the globe. In recent years the song has attained an almost viral popularity online. There are probably over a dozen YouTube users who’ve uploaded the original Vanguards’ recording of “Somebody Please” onto the site. 

All told, The Vanguards’ classic easily has over twelve-million views on YouTube alone.