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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC.....


OMIGOSH...didn't we older ones all love THIS MAN...
DEAN MARTIN.....SUCH A VOICE...and such a funny personality....
I JUST LOVED HIM TO PIECES.....
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"The music of the 1950s flourished as a result of the previous decade. The 50s saw the emergence and rise of what would come to be known as Rock ‘n Roll, but it was also witnessed the popularity of Country and Western music in a variety of forms. Musicians like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Hank Williams helped to redefine the entertainment industry with the types of music that they created during this time period. Following the detrimental effects of World War II, the United States was about to embark on a musical journey that changed the face of music for decades to come."
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I am sure that the music of our teen-age years is the music we end up
loving, forever and ever....
well.....I was a teenager in the 50's and, let me tell you,
WE HAD THE BEST DANG MUSIC THERE HAS EVER BEEN.....!!
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just a few of MY favorites......
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Oh, yeah....JERRY LEE LEWIS....
definitely A HUGH FAVORITE OF MINE....
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AND, if you ever liked JERRY LEE, I hope you got the chance to see this
ADORABLE movie....if not, you can still RENT IT.... and please think of ME when you watch it....:O)

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yep, even when we all knew he had maried his FOURTEEN YEAR OLD COUSIN,
we still loved his music...(i'm not sure but i think he was pretty crazy)
That marriage dang near cost him his career.....
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"I found my thrilllll.....on BLUEBERRY HILL.....it lingered until......my dreams came true."
when i saw MR. DOMINO in person,
I was real weak for about a week !
He was so so good...
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MEMPHIS, TENNESSE...
woo hoo ..

CARL PERKINS....wrote BLUE SUEDE SHOES ...
story is that, one day ELVIS called CARL and asked if it was ok for him to record
BLUE SUEDE SHOES....
CARL said it was the BEST thing that ever happened to him..
because the success of the song, sung by ELVIS was HUGH !!!
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The ONE AND ONLY time I ever saw THE KING in person, I jumped up and down, spun around, sobbed, almost fainted 16 times, almost wet my pants, hugged my girlfriend (we're not gay), swooned again and again and screamed so hard, I couldn't have even said HI to him if I had the chance !! Couldn't talk for 2 days!!
My favorite song of his, of ALL TIMES, is
"THAT'S ALRIGHT, MAMA"....*sigh heavy duty
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THIS FELLA, CHUCK BERRY....OH MY GOSH...
HE was so full of energy that he set the stage on fire !
'MAYBELLINE, WHY CAN'T 'CHA BE TRUE...OH, MAYBELLINE, WHY CAN'T 'CHA BE TRUE".....

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and OF COURSE....
MR. JOHNNY CASH....
later to become known as THE MAN IN BLACK....
I sure do miss him!
I saw him in person, only once, and I just KNOW he winked at me before going on stage...
now...my girlfriend says he winked at HER and we have been fussing about it
for almost 55 years !!!!!
ooo, and my friend's name is ALICE !! (he was lookin' at ME, Alice !!)
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When BILL HALEY and THE COMETS sang ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK...
I could not keep from dancing TO SAVE MY LIFE.......
THEN, I SAW HIS PICTURE....WITH THAT GOOFY HAIRDO ...
and I nearly died...back then, we didn't see their photos that often and I always bought the little 45 records that didn't have their pictures on them like the large records in jackets.....

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GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY.....
when I went to see LITTLE RICHARD in concert at the age of 16.....
I screamed my tonsils right out of my throat.....!!
He is the cutest little guy !!
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DORIS DAY will ALWAYS be my favorite female singer....KASARRA SARRA....
and, oh, what a great little actress she was...
when she and ROCK HUDSON starred in a movie together, it was just short of MAGNIFICENT...they were so great together on that big screen....
she so .........beautiful...
him so........handsome...
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AND.......

BY FAR....MY ALL- TIME FAVORITE...MR. RAY CHARLES...
'america, america, god shed his grace on thee.....'

I will miss Mr. Charles til the day I die !!
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THANK YA'LL for letting me share these great singers of my time....
I have so taken a long walk down MEMORY LANE today and.......
I almost...ALMOST...have gone back to those fabulous, carefree days in the
50's.......

XO, bj

34 comments:

Southern Lady said...

BJ ...

Thank you for the walk down Memory Lane. I, too, loved (and still love) the music of the 50s. Some of those singers you mentioned were truly one of a kind and they don't make many like that any more, whose music will still be played 50+ years later.

Great post!

Kathleen Grace said...

That was some good music! I wasn't born til '58 ;>), but my Aunt was just "In Love with" Elvis and I still love Johnny Cash. When my girls were young teens we got a Johhny Cash CD and they moaned and groaned about the musuc. They got another for their dad for Christmas that year and then proceeded to play it til we thought they would wear it out. They got all their friends converted to CAsh fans too and it was the funniest thing to see all those 15 year olds at parties listening to Johhny Cash!

Chris said...

Great great post today, my friend. Now,let me see of the ones you posted, I have met backstage,with Johnny Cash, so drunk he almost fell on me when my uncle was taking my picture with him, Jerry Lee Lewis, sat with him in the bleachers while he and my uncle talked about when they were block masons. Carl Perkins, so drunk he ended up not even going on stage that night. In those years, there would be 10 to 12 performers come to Curtis Hixon Hall, in Tampa all at the same time.I don't remember how or why , I was about 16 when my uncle took me over to see these entertainers.And we always would go back stage. Try doing that in today's time. They were all very young then too, just starting to be famous. The one I never got to see and my idol was Elvis. You and I must be the same age, well we are, and your favorites were mine too. Except, I didn't see James Dean mentioned here. Oh, I was so in love with him....Great walk down memory lane. Come by , I've got a tag for you.

Love Ya,
Chris

Linda said...

This walk down memory lane is a great way to start my day. About all I listen to is music from the 50's, 60's and country. Do you remember the song "Green Door"? I was in grade school and my sister would play this song. I loved it so much I talked Mom into painting the inside of my bedroom door green.

Beverly said...

I was a teenager in the late sixties and early seventies, and that is the music I love best.

My mother always loved and still loves Elvis. My father loved Dean Martin and Ray Charles.

Princess Of Pink said...

Thanks BJ!! My fave from that time period is always and will aways be ELVIS!
And the Doris Day, oh the dresses she wore! She is really from before my time, but I think I have seen most of her movies. And they are still so great. And the others are so good too! Fats Domino. YAY!!

I am a product of 1957 but had a 12 year older brother who LOVED Elvis and his time period music, so he installed that love in me too.

Hugs from Marian

Judy said...

Even tho I grew up in the 60's I remember listening to all of them. Thanks for the trip you gave me :)

Stacey said...

BJ, I came along in the 60s but love the music!! We have satellite radio and I listen to it all the time. I've always been a Ray Charles fan. :)

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ...thanks girl for the trip down memory lane..as I also grew up in the fifties..when air was clean and sex was dirty years??and Girl I go to Reno Hot August Nights every year and last year I seen Chuck Berry and he's old and I seen Little Richard 5 years ago and he could't remember the words to his own songs..I don't care to see the oldies now I want to remember them as they were..I seen Elvis when I was 13 and girl I almost fainted also..its still hard for me to belive that Elvis just had his Birthday on Jan 8th and would have been 74...I tell you the day his died I was just shocked...hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Smilingsal said...

Those were the days, my friend.
I thought they'd never end.
We'd sing and dance forever and a day.
We'd live the life we'd choose.
We'd fight and never lose.
For we were young and sure to have our way.

La La La La La La
La La La La La La
La La La La La La La La La La

~♥~ Monica S said...

My oh my have you ever had a wonderful teenage life!!!!
I love Elvis too!!! :-)
HE died way too soon though!

Smiling sally's got it.. that must've been the days!

Monica

Picket said...

Morning BJ...I love this walk down memory lane..I have always loved the 50's music...the Beatles were big when I was a teenager but I never really liked their music (did I just say that!) My aunt was always playing the records from the 50's and especially Elvis & Chuck Berry & my Dad always loved Johnny Cash! So I am a mixture of both! Have a great day girl!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi BJ,
I loved all of them too. I think I was born a decade too late. I loved the music of the 50's much more that that of the 60's....I was so in Love with Dean Martin....When I was 13 I announced to my parents that he would marry me when I turned 18..I was devasted when he married some woman names Cathy - lol.
Hug,
Penny

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Wouldn't we all love those care free days....... thing is we didn't know how wonderful those glorious 50's were..... the music the clothes the innocence was all a magical place in time...
HUgs
Linda

Bo said...

Oh BJ, You do the greatest posts! I love going down memory lane & I'm so grateful my memory still works! LOL Keep 'em coming.. ♥ Bo

salmagundi said...

Such fun going down memory lane with you. I saw Bill Haley and the Comets in about l955 in person. Kids were dancing in the isles, and security made them stop. It was a great concert in a high school stadium with good seats. What fun we had that night even though someone broke into our parked car during the concert and stole my purse. Memories!!! Sally

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, This is the music I grew up with. My daddy loved music. He taught us to dance at a very.. early age. The 50's music is still some of my favorite. And it sure brings back good memories. I could jitter-bug before I was 10. And the twist. I loved to twist among others. Wouldn't it be fun to have a blogger pj's party. WE could stay up all night dancing to these favorites.
Hugs, Terrie

Risa said...

Oh I just love music and all it's American glory. Maybe that's why I almost minored in music in college. I took a whole course on Elvis! So crazy and fun.

I just went to the New Kids on the Block concert a few months ago and had the time of my life. I was reliving my childhood at that concert!

judicreations said...

Hi BJ
I wasn't a teenager in the 50s but I do enjoy that music. My teenage years were around 1970 and I feel the same about the music of my time also. Its wonderful to have great music to enjoy whenever and whatever your mood at the time.
thank you for this interesting post and pics.
hope you are having a great day!
Judi

Brenda said...

I wasn't born until 64,but coming from a musical family I love all the old music. Did I ever tell you my mom went to church with Jerry Lee? they were in choir together. He is the cousin of Jimmy Swaggert. Jimmy's dad was the preacher. she said Jerry and Jimmy would get in there and play boggie woggie's on the piano before the choir leader got there. hehe the good old days for her.

char72 said...

I'm glad I was a teenager in the 50s. Maybe that's why I think that music is the best. Oh dear, these poor teenagers now.
The only one of these singers I saw in person was Elvis. Wow Wow Wow! I was and still am an Elvis fan.
Thanks for the memories.
Oh, I loved Dean Martin too.
Charlotte

JyLnC said...

I was born in 1953 so I was a little young for the 50's music. However, I had a sister and brother who were 7 and 9 years older than me so I was exposed to the music.

I remember Dean Martin from his TV show and from the Martin/Lewis movies.

His voice was like melted butter or silk, take your pick.

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi BJ!
What a fun post and I love the music from the 50's too... I hope you are doing great and all things are beautiful in your world!
Love,
Kim

Raggedy Girl said...

The very best music. I love Rock and Roll. The Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Fabian, and Bobby Darin. Oh thank you for the nice memories.
Roberta Anne

Deanna said...

All the greats BJ. All the greats.
Doris is my favorite too and I just love Que Sera Sera. My mother used to sing to us in the morning to wake us up so we could get ready for school. Still gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

Deanna :)

Jackie said...

Aww, BJ most of your favorites are mine as well and I was born in
1955. They don't make music like that anymore.

Guess what....I am going to get to meet Ginger when Harv and I go to Vegas. I am so excited!!!!

God bless.

Ginger said...

I tried to post a comment and it said I had a duplication, so will start over.
Thanks for the memories. I too got to see Elvis perform in concert before he died...I was such a big fan of his (still am). There was a club I hung out at that had singers performing before they became popular...Ike and Tina Turner, the Beach Boys, and lots others that I can't even remember. (I have CRS, lol).
Do you ever watch the Do Wap shows on PBS television?
The music of the 50's and 60's was the best.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Thanks for the memories! That was fun. laurie

imjacobsmom said...

What a great idea! Although I was born in the early 60's, I grew up listening to and I still listen to Elvis, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Dean Martin, and all of the above. My Mom's favorite Elvis song is Heartbreak Hotel and mine is Teddy Bear! My Dad's favorite Johnny Cash song is Cry, Cry Cry....and of course it wouldn't be Christmas without "Blue Christmas". I went to a Fats Domino concert when I was a teen, and a Johnny Cash concert, too. ~ Robyn

dana said...

What a terrific post, BJ!! You gave a great review of some of the best entertainers EVER!!! The music from that era is such a treasure for all generations to love and enjoy!

Hope you're having a great week! Dana

g said...

Hi, BJ, thanks for your nice comments on my Pink Saturday post.

I love this post! This is so great.

Not to brag, but....My husband, here in L.A., was joining some people at a private club (he works for a non-profit org and was going to see donors) and stepped into the elvator of the bldg where the club was locatd and - OMG! Little Richard was stepping out of the elevator.

My husband nodded and said, "Hello, Mr. Penniman. I admire your work."

Little R said, "Why, thank you!"

Raggedy Girl said...

OK bj:
I put up all my favorites in a post. Thank you so much for such a fun post. I really enjoyed it!
Roberta Anne

PEA said...

That's when music was MUSIC!! Omigosh, you saw Elvis in person??? Ooooooh I'm so green with envy!! I've been a huge fan of his since I was 8 years old and my two older brothers brought me to the movies to see "Harum Scarum"...oh myyyyyy, it was love at first sight and I never looked back, still a big fan of his:-) I was born in 1957 but I've always said I should have been a teenager by then because I've always loved that era! Johnny Cash is another favourite...mom use to play his records all the time:-) A wonderful post, dear BJ!! xoxo

The Muse said...

im crying on the inside..i sooo miss them all!