“SMOKEY ROBINSON – BAD GIRL”

“Bad Girl” is a 1959 doo-wop single by The Miracles. Issued locally on the Motown Records label, it was licensed to and issued nationally by Chess Records because the fledgling Motown Record Corporation did not, at that time, have national distribution. It was the first single released (and the only one released by this group) […]

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Let Me In | The Sensations

A Philly vocal group who were originally known as the Cavaliers in 1954, the Sensations initially featured dual lead vocalists Yvonne Mills Baker and Tommy Wicks. They enjoyed two Top 40 R&B hits in that vein, the biggest being “Please Mr. Disc Jockey” for Atco in 1956. They changed their style and lineup in 1961, […]

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Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill”

Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone. Source

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SILHOUETTES BY THE RAYS

In May 1957, songwriter Bob Crewe saw a couple embracing through a windowshade as he passed on a train. He quickly set about turning the image into a song. Frank Slay, who owned the small Philadelphia record label XYZ with Crewe, added lyrics, and they soon had a complete song ready to record. The story […]

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Roy Orbison “You Got It”

“You Got It” is a song from Roy Orbison’s twenty-second studio album, Mystery Girl (1989). The song was released in January 1989 with “The Only One” as the B-side,and according to the Official Roy Orbison Discography by Orbison researcher Marcel Riesco, released again with “Crying” (version with k. d. lang) shortly thereafter. The A-side reached […]

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