Category: OLDIES

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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: PLAY THAT BEAT FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF DJING

It feels weird putting HIP HOP in the OLDIES category, but I guess we’re finally at that point in history. Here’s a tune that deserves way more credit than it gets.

G.L.O.B.E. & WHIZ KID – PLAY THAT BEAT MR. D.J.

 

When a member of…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WILL WE EVER SEE ANOTHER RAY CHARLES?

Image has become so vitally important in music. It’s not necessarily that today’s artists need to be pretty (although that helps immensely), but they do need to visually fit the musical style that they are representing. I doubt we’ll ever see another performer, like RAY CHARLES, rise to fame. That’s not the only thing that…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: THE QUEEN OF ROCKABILLY

Would the raspy voice of JANIS JOPLIN ever have been accepted into the mainstream, without the path first being paved by WANDA JACKSON?

 

WANDA JACKSON – LET’S HAVE A PARTY

She’s know, today, as the “Queen Of ROCKABILLY”, but it wasn’t until she was well into…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: THE TEMPTATIONS SING SMOKEY

Let’s go back to a simpler time in music. Back to the year 1964, when MOTOWN ruled the charts.

THE TEMPTATIONS – MY GIRL

It’s one of the greatest songs of all time, largely due to the catchiness of the opening guitar riff which, for you music nerds, is a perfect C…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: EXPLANING PINK FLOYD TO GEN Y

WISH YOU WERE HERE is a song and album that has been written about over and over again, in meticulous detail, by people far better researched and more connected with the music than I could ever be. I don’t have any unique perspective or new light to shed on this song, which is, without argument,…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WHO WANTS CANDY?!

Sorry to interrupt, but if we’re gonna talk about the early 80s, there’s one band…infact, one song, that MUST be addressed within the discussion. Let’s get started.

BOW WOW WOW  – I WANT CANDY

Originally recorded by THE STRANGELOVES, in 1965, it’s a 1982 cover…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: LET’S DANCE TO SOME BOWIE

The single most important person in the history of popular music is DAVID BOWIE. “…he has permeated and altered more lives than any comparable figure.” – David Buckley

DAVID BOWIE – LET’S DANCE

It’s the title of both his biggest hit single, and best selling album, so it might surprise you to know that LET’S DANCE was…



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DEAD FRIDAYS: WILDLY ORIGINAL

Dead Kids (artists previously featured on DKGL) always get extra credit for originality. When there’s something about a particular song that you haven’t heard before, it can end up leaving a lasting impression in your mind. Some of the below songs are a few years, or a few decades old, and the ground they broke…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: BUZZ ON BABY SITTIN’

A song doesn’t have to change the world to get featured on THROWBACK THURSDAYS. It just needs to be old, and unique, and quite often, it helps if it’s also fun.

 

BUZZ CLIFFORD – BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE

BUZZ CLIFFORD is regarded as a one hit wonder, despite the fact that he has remained active in music right…



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DEAD AIR BASS 009 (THAT WAS INTERESTING)

This month’s theme is “That was interesting”. If you think DAB has been boundary pushing in the past, wait til you hear what I’ve got planned for this one. I might even take it too far. Hahaaaa. We’ll see what happens