The Big Bopper, “Chantilly Lace”

Jiles Perry “J. P.” Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, songwriter, and disc jockey, whose big rockabilly look, style, voice, and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his 1958 recording of “Chantilly Lace”.   On […]

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What’s Your Name? by Don and Juan

It is considered one of the signature classics of the doo-wop vocal style. This song was recently nominated to the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame. “What’s Your Name” was also mentioned in the film “Flipped” 2010 by fictional characters portraying “Don and Juan”. In the 1998 film Slam, there is a brief scene where two police […]

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Rosie and the Originals “Angel Baby”

Originally posted on: MissBackInTheDayUSA Rosalie “Rosie” Méndez Hamlin was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 21, 1945, to a Mexican mother and an Anglo-American father. She spent part of her childhood between Anchorage, Alaska and California, before her family moved to National City, California. She started singing with a band at thirteen. She wrote […]

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Just Because |Lloyd Price

Not entirely content with being a 1950s R&B star on the strength of his immortal New Orleans classic “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” singer Lloyd Price yearned for massive pop acceptance. He found it, too, with a storming rock & roll reading of the ancient blues “Stagger Lee” and the unabashedly pop-slanted “Personality” and “I’m Gonna Get […]

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YOU TALK TOO MUCH | Joe Jones

“You Talk Too Much” was written by Fats Domino’s brother-in-law, Reginald Hall. Domino passed the song on to Jones who performed it during his club act. Jones recorded the song for the New Orleans-based Ric Records in New York City in 1960. It was produced by Sylvia Vanderpool Robinsonwho was half of the duo Mickey […]

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Madonna – True Blue

“True Blue” is a song by American singer Madonna. It is the title track from her third studio album True Blue (1986), and was released as the album’s third single on September 17, 1986 by Sire Records. Written and produced by Madonna and Steve Bray, the song deals with the feelings of Madonna for her then-husband Sean Penn. A dance-pop song, it features […]

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