JUKE BOX - MARCH 2014
A-Z OF 50S MUSIC 'N'
1950 - NO WINE, NO WOMEN - MR GOOGLE EYES
The bluesy singer (aka Joe August) with an often forgotten gotten goodie backed by the Billy (of Billy & Lillie fame) Ford Orchestra
1951 - NEW ROVIN' GAMBLER - HANK THOMPSON
Country legend with a song that UK listeners will know this song best by Lonnie Donegan (who re-wrote it as 'Gamblin' Man').
1952 - NOSEY JOE - BULLMOOSE JACKSON
The pioneering R&B performer with another double entendre ditty
1953 - NO HELP WANTED - THE CARLISLES/ THE CROWS
Bill & Cliff Carlisle with their C&W No.1, followed by the R&B version from the act who gave us 'Gee'.
1954 - NIGHT HOWLER - BILLY GALE/IKE TURNER
Little heard Ike Turner Band record that owes more than a little to 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy'.
1955 - NITE OWL - TONY ALLEN & THE CHAMPS
One of the most distinctive doo-wop classics.
1956 - NO MONEY DOWN - CHUCK BERRY / MITCHELL TOROK
Chuck's 'talkin' blues' classic followed by country singer Torok's pop cover (remember his 'When Mexico Gave Up The Rumba' or 'Caribbean'?)
1957 - NEVER ANYMORE - BOB DAVIS
A simple basic rockabilly song that grows on you
1958 - NIGHT HOP - JIMMIE & THE NIGHTHOPPERS
Rockin' instrumental that deserved more success
1959 - NAGGITY NAG - SPEEDO & THE PEARLS
The one time leader of the Cadillacs with a clever Coasters-clone.
1960 - NOT JUST TOMORROW, BUT ALWAYS - BERTELL DACHE
Singer later known as Tony Orlando with an answer record to a Shirelles chart topper.
TRIBUTE TO SHIRLEY TEMPLE
On The Good Ship Lollipop - Wonder Who?
Rose Murphy styled version of Shirley's theme song from Frankie Valli's group