Category Archives: The 50s

Hot Chicks, Cool guys

I received a link in my email the other day, via my account at Classmates, to some fotos of my high school class reunion that had been posted by a classmate whom I remember as a very cool guy. I … Continue reading

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Swing Low, Sweet Pontiac

In the fall of 1963, I was a young airman stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base in upstate New York. I had recently returned from a tour of duty just outside Istanbul, Turkey and the Rome/Utica area just didn’t have … Continue reading

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Let There Be Soul!

In the beginning the music was formless and void,and a great emptiness went forth across the airwaves.All that could be heard therein was Patti Page,Theresa Brewer and Frankie Laine. Then God said, “Let there be rhythm, let there be blues!”;and … Continue reading

Posted in Americana, Pop Music, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll, Soul, the 40s, The 50s | 9 Comments