Way Back 2015

Big Screen Songs by Ray, Stan, Astrud, Patsy and Animals Overshadowed by Small
Screen Bandage-Leg Dog

The Intern, starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, makes use of three great songs from the '50s and '60s: "Deed I Do" by Ray Charles, bossa nova classic "The Girl From Ipanema" by sax man Stan Getz and Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto, and memorable movie melody "You Were Meant For Me," sung by Gene Kelly (to Debbie Reynolds) in 1952's Singin' in the Rain. The well-exposed ... MORE ››

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Sarah Vaughan

"The Divine One," Sarah Vaughan, ranks high on the list of the Top 100 Female Solo Singers of the '50s and '60s! Check out the complete rankings ... MORE ››

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The Cowsills

In 1965, Rhode Island-born, guitar-playing brothers Bill and Bob Cowsill were 17 and 16 years old, inspired by the harmonies of The Everly Brothers and mesmerized like so many others by the brilliant success of The Beatles. They'd already been singing together awhile in Newport, their island-bound hometown, when the preference for rock and roll took over. Destined to remain a duo a short time, younger members of their large family were gradually added to the act. Soon Barry (the eleven-year-old bassist) and John (the nine-year-old drummer), the fifth and sixth oldest of the musically-inclined siblings, made the band a quartet, a configuration that lasted about two years until darn near the whole family got involved. The Cowsills became successful with ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack The Impalas

Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)
♦ by the Impalas ♦

Baritone singer Richard Wagner and tenors Tony Carlucci and Lenny Renda lived blocks away from Jamaica Bay in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, New York. In 1958 they were singing on street corners hoping to get noticed; the one person impressed by their talents was 15-year-old Joe Frazier (he claimed to be in a group called ... MORE ››