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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

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Travis Wammack, Folk Rocker

Travis Wammack - Tomorrow Night

This catchy vocal folk-rocker is the flip of the instrumental Stay, posted here the other day.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Travis Wammack

Travis Wammack  -  Stay

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Vocal Group 45 of the Week


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Where I'd Like To Have Spent Christmas Forty-Seven Years Ago

The Imperial Hotel at 355 Peachtree Street in Atlanta was home to a succession of nightclubs in the old days, and my fellow Ichiban stalwart Greg G has shared many great ads for them in the past, both here and at his invaluable Atlanta Time Machine site. But to the best of my knowledge, he doesn't have this particular one!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tijuana Christmas

The Border Brass  -  Tijuana Christmas  (1:59)

The Border Brass was just one of many Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass knock-offs that helped feed the world's insatiable appetite for faux Latin easy listening instrumentals back in the late 1960s. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Lionel Hampton - Hep Santa Claus

Via the Jet magazine archives (December, 1957).

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Santa's Movin' On

Happy Magic Christmas

Leonard Clark and Land Of Sky Boys - Happy Magic Christmas  (Thanks to Greg O)

Friday, December 13, 2013

There's A UFO Up There

Travis Wammack - There's A UFO Up There

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chinky Grimes & Jimmy Rushing come to Brooklyn, 1955

Jimmy Rushing  -  Lotsa Poppa  (2:35)

Photo via the Jet magazine archives.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ruth Brown Beat Down

If you're fortunate enough to have a pair of lucky lips, you're probably safe from Ruth Brown's ferocious fists of fury.

Via the Jet magazine archives, 1954.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Louie Louie

Travis Wammack - Louie Louie

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Let's Go To Strollsville

 Boots Brown & The Blockbusters  -  Let's Go To Strollsville  (2:20)

1962 – The Sandy Springs High Class of ‘62 dances at the Marietta Country Club, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's photo Tumblr.  The original caption?  "Those of the Charleston era puzzled? This is ‘The Stroll."

Thunder Road


December Is Travis Wammack Month!