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“Little Caesar & The Romans – Those Oldies But Goodies”

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Little Caesar & the Romans

were an American musical group from Los Angeles active briefly in the 1960s.

The Romans minus Little Caesar began recording in 1959 as The Cubans, but changed their name to The Upfronts after the Bay of Pigs Invasion. They had three hits: the first and biggest was the nostalgic tune “Those Oldies but Goodies (Reminds {sic} Me of You)”, a #9 Pop and #28 R&B hit in 1961.[1] “Those Oldies But Goodies” was written by Paul Politi. Charles Wright, the famous leader of Charles Wright and his Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, at the time was A&R Director for Del-Fi Records. Wright played both piano and bass on the original “Hit” recording of “Those Oldies But Goodies” (Reminds Me of You). The follow-up, “Hully Gully Again”, hit #54,[1] and subsequent release “Memories of those Oldies but Goodies” Bubbled Under at #101.[2] They also released a full-length album on Del-Fi Records.

David Johnson served a lengthy prison term beginning shortly after Hully Gully Again, and when he was released from prison, he reformed a group using the name Little Caesar and the Romans. They worked briefly in the mid seventies, performing at Art Laboe’s Club on the Sunset Strip. Singer Rickie Lee Jones was a back up singer for that show. ” The group’s live act sometimes included wearing togas on stage and on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” television show. They broke up in 1962, at least partly due to an argument between lead singer Carl (Little Caesar) Burnett and member David Johnson (who performed the spoken-word portion of “Those Oldies but Goodies”) as to which of them should be called Little Caesar.[2] In 1975, Johnson put together a new Little Caesar And The Romans and recorded a single called “Disco Hully Gully”. For a while they toured as Marvin Gaye’s opening act.

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“JOE TURNER Shake, Rattle and Roll 1954” includes BILL HALEY’S AND THE COMETS VERSION

“JOE TURNER Shake, Rattle and Roll 1954”  includes BILL HALEY’S AND THE COMETS VERSION

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Joseph Vernon “Joe” Turner, Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985),[1] best known as Big Joe Turner, was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, “Rock and roll would have never happened without him.”While he had his greatest fame during the 1950s with his rock and roll recordings, particularly “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, Turner’s career as a performer endured from the 1920s into the 1980s.[2] Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, with the Hall lauding him as “the brawny voiced ‘Boss of the Blues'”.

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1950s Women’s Fashion

1950s Women’s Fashion

Straight Out Of The 50s

February 4th, 2018
1950s Fashion in Kodachrome –

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“Yep .. this the life!” Kodachrome color photo of young woman relaxing in the sun in the 1950sVintage style in amateur found photographs of everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks captured in magical Kodachrome color from the 1950s era. What they wore at home, for Christmas, for evening wear, at the beach or going skiing. A real time capsule! It’s sad in a way that people throw these out. They represent real lives lived. But at least we get to find them !
You’ll find the original vintage slide photos on Ebay and Etsy if you’re not too late.Beauty Contest

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Two contestants at a beauty pageant. That hairstyle on the right is spectacular !1950’s Pencil Skirt

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1950’s Evening Dress

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Straight-out-of-the-50s – Graduation Dress

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“Take those rollers out young woman!” Varsity house girls

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all ready for the formal !

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What IS that dress fabric made from ?

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A charming rayon silk evening dress. Comes with own plug.

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What was the occasion for these lovely ladies dressing in such exotic dresses?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A final wee tippler after an evening out?1950’s Swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s - 1950s swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s -Kodachrome color photo of young woman sunbathing in her back garden. Image Lives of Others Etsy

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This young woman is all set for some sunbathing. A time traveler with her yellow smartphone?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

this charming photo is possibly a potential modelling shot. Did she get that job?

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Hmm .. that water looks chilly to me !

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1950’s Christmas

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all black is the Christmas fashion in this household

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More wine girls ?

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Presents all ready from Santa

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Straight-out-of-the-50s – Wrapping the presents on Christmas eve1950’s Holidays

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Straight-out-of-the-50 – Nevada Ghost Town

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Ready for a day on the course !

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We have skis, we have boots and we’re wearing shades .. let’s hit the road !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Possibly late 40s or early 50s judging on her cool outfit. The hair roll is very 40s though.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We love this beautiful bride and her stunning gown. Hope she had a good day !That’s all !
©Glamourdaze 2018Original post: http://glamourdaze.com/2018/02/straight-out-of-the-50s.html

 

1950s-Woman-in-Swimsuit

“Yep .. this the life!” Kodachrome color photo of young woman relaxing in the sun in the 1950sVintage style in amateur found photographs of everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks captured in magical Kodachrome color from the 1950s era. What they wore at home, for Christmas, for evening wear, at the beach or going skiing. A real time capsule! It’s sad in a way that people throw these out. They represent real lives lived. But at least we get to find them !
You’ll find the original vintage slide photos on Ebay and Etsy if you’re not too late.Beauty Contest

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Two contestants at a beauty pageant. That hairstyle on the right is spectacular !1950’s Pencil Skirt

Straight-out-of-the-50

1950’s Evening Dress

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight-out-of-the-50s – Graduation Dress

Straight-out-of-the-50s

“Take those rollers out young woman!” Varsity house girls

Straight-out-of-the-50s

all ready for the formal !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

What IS that dress fabric made from ?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A charming rayon silk evening dress. Comes with own plug.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

What was the occasion for these lovely ladies dressing in such exotic dresses?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A final wee tippler after an evening out?1950’s Swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s - 1950s swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s -Kodachrome color photo of young woman sunbathing in her back garden. Image Lives of Others Etsy

Straight-out-of-the-50s

This young woman is all set for some sunbathing. A time traveler with her yellow smartphone?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

this charming photo is possibly a potential modelling shot. Did she get that job?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Hmm .. that water looks chilly to me !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

1950’s Christmas

Straight-out-of-the-50s

all black is the Christmas fashion in this household

Straight-out-of-the-50s

More wine girls ?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Presents all ready from Santa

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight-out-of-the-50s – Wrapping the presents on Christmas eve1950’s Holidays

Straight-out-of-the-50

Straight-out-of-the-50 – Nevada Ghost Town

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Ready for a day on the course !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We have skis, we have boots and we’re wearing shades .. let’s hit the road !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Possibly late 40s or early 50s judging on her cool outfit. The hair roll is very 40s though.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We love this beautiful bride and her stunning gown. Hope she had a good day !That’s all !
©Glamourdaze 2018Original post: http://glamourdaze.com/2018/02/straight-out-of-the-50s.html

1950s Fashion in Kodachrome –

1950s-Woman-in-Swimsuit

“Yep .. this the life!” Kodachrome color photo of young woman relaxing in the sun in the 1950sVintage style in amateur found photographs of everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks captured in magical Kodachrome color from the 1950s era. What they wore at home, for Christmas, for evening wear, at the beach or going skiing. A real time capsule! It’s sad in a way that people throw these out. They represent real lives lived. But at least we get to find them !
You’ll find the original vintage slide photos on Ebay and Etsy if you’re not too late.Beauty Contest

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Two contestants at a beauty pageant. That hairstyle on the right is spectacular !1950’s Pencil Skirt

Straight-out-of-the-50

1950’s Evening Dress

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight-out-of-the-50s – Graduation Dress

Straight-out-of-the-50s

“Take those rollers out young woman!” Varsity house girls

Straight-out-of-the-50s

all ready for the formal !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

What IS that dress fabric made from ?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A charming rayon silk evening dress. Comes with own plug.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

What was the occasion for these lovely ladies dressing in such exotic dresses?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

A final wee tippler after an evening out?1950’s Swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s - 1950s swimwear

Straight-out-of-the-50s -Kodachrome color photo of young woman sunbathing in her back garden. Image Lives of Others Etsy

Straight-out-of-the-50s

This young woman is all set for some sunbathing. A time traveler with her yellow smartphone?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

this charming photo is possibly a potential modelling shot. Did she get that job?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Hmm .. that water looks chilly to me !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

1950’s Christmas

Straight-out-of-the-50s

all black is the Christmas fashion in this household

Straight-out-of-the-50s

More wine girls ?

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Presents all ready from Santa

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight-out-of-the-50s – Wrapping the presents on Christmas eve1950’s Holidays

Straight-out-of-the-50

Straight-out-of-the-50 – Nevada Ghost Town

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Ready for a day on the course !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We have skis, we have boots and we’re wearing shades .. let’s hit the road !

Straight-out-of-the-50s

Possibly late 40s or early 50s judging on her cool outfit. The hair roll is very 40s though.

Straight-out-of-the-50s

We love this beautiful bride and her stunning gown. Hope she had a good day !That’s all !
©Glamourdaze 2018

Original post: http://glamourdaze.com/2018/02/straight-out-of-the-50s.html

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Posted by on February 13, 2018 in 1950s, culture, nostalgic

 

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“THE COASTERS – POISON IVY”

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“Poison Ivy” is a popular song by American songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959.[1] It went to #1 on the R&B chart, #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, [2] and #15 in the UK. This was their third top-ten hit of that year following “Charlie Brown” and “Along Came Jones”.

The song discusses a girl known as “Poison Ivy”. She is compared to measles, mumps, chickenpox, the common cold, and whooping cough, but is deemed worse, because “Poison Ivy, Lord, will make you itch”. According to lyricist Jerry Leiber, “Pure and simple, ‘Poison Ivy’ is a metaphor for a sexually transmitted disease”.[3]

The song also makes references to other flowers such as a rose and a daisy.

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Posted by on February 12, 2018 in 1950s, billboard, classic music

 

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“Be my baby – The Ronettes”

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The Ronettes were an American girl group from New York City. One of the most popular groups from the 1960s, they placed nine songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which became Top 40 hits. The trio from Spanish Harlem, New York,[1] consisted of lead singer Veronica Bennett (later known as Ronnie Spector), her older sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley. Among the Ronettes’ most famous songs are “Be My Baby”, “Baby, I Love You”, “(The Best Part of) Breakin’ Up”, and “Walking in the Rain”, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Walking in the Rain” won a Grammy Award in 1965, and “Be My Baby” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.[2] The Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

The girls had sung together since they were teenagers, when they were known as “The Darling Sisters”. Signed first by Colpix Records in 1961, they moved to Phil Spector’s Philles Records in March 1963, and changed their name to “The Ronettes.” In late 1964, the group released their only studio album, Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica, which entered the Billboard charts at number 96. Rolling Stone ranked it number 422 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[3] The group were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. The Ronettes were the only girl group to tour with the Beatles.

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Sam Cooke – Another Saturday Night

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“Another Saturday Night”
is the title of a 1963 hit single by Sam Cooke
from the album Ain’t That Good News. It reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and was number one on the R&B chart for a single week. In the UK, the song peaked at number 23 on the UK Singles Chart.

Session drummer Hal Blaine played on this version of the song. Other musicians on the record included John Anderson on trumpet, John Ewing on trombone, Jewell Grant on sax, Ray Johnson on piano, and Clifton White and Rene Hall on guitar, and Clifford Hills on bass.

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Posted by on February 5, 2018 in 1950s, 1960s, billboard, culture, nostalgic

 

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SO CUTE!!! Celebrities AS CHILDREN/Prodigies- Little Richard, Brenda Lee, Sammy Davis Jr.

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Little Richard

made the kind of Rock ‘n’ Roll you think only exists in the movies.

Richard pounds the piano, scats out some vocals, the weak of heart faint, the old women scold, and the only thing the sun-dress-&-white-gloves-wearing, fan-carrying bastions of middle-class Americana can think to say are words like “Well, I never”, and “Land sakes!”.

There was never anything ‘little’ about Little Richard – the hair was huge, the performances were grandiose, and the character was most definitely larger than life.

Little Richard’s music was monumentally important to the early years of rock and roll, but just as important to the future of rock was Richard’s irrepressible personality, the kind of flamboyant rock diva that some would label a menace to society, while others would hail as a living legend.

Born in December 1932, Richard Wayne Penniman was one of 12 children born to Bud and Leva Mae Penniman of Macon. His father sold bootleg liquor and owned a bar called The Tip In Inn, while his mother ran a rapidly growing household.

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Inductee Rockin Roll Hall Of Fame:

Brenda Lee

(vocals; born December 11, 1944)
Known as “Little Miss Dynamite,” Brenda Lee – who stood all of four feet, nine inches tall – was blessed with a powerful voice that belied her size. She could sing rockabilly, country and pop standards with equal conviction, and her versatility as an interpreter has allowed her a career of extraordinary longevity. She is the kicking, countrified upstart of “Jambalaya” and “That’s All You Gotta Do,” the pert, jaunty rocker of “Sweet Nothin’s” and “Let’s Jump the Broomstick,” the heartbroken balladeer of “I’m Sorry” and “Break It to Me Gently,” the sophisticated songstress of “I Just Want to Be Wanted” and “You Can Depend on Me,” and the country storyteller of “Big Four Poster Bed” and “Nobody Wins.” She is also indelibly associated with the holiday season, as her 1958 recording of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” has become a standard that’s heard every year and is ensconced at #4 on the all-time list of popular seasonal records.
Brenda Lee was born Brenda Mae Tarpley in Atlanta, Georgia. Her vocal skills were evident early on, as she won her first talent contest at age five. She performed on a local radio show and at seven became a regular on a Saturday-afternoon TV show. Soon after, she began performing for money, which her family desperately needed after the untimely 1953 death of her father in a construction accident. In 1956, she auditioned for country singer Red Foley and wound up joining the cast of Ozark Jubilee, a Missouri-based country-music TV show. That May, she signed to Decca Records, inaugurating a prolific and hit-filled recording career. Her third single, “One Step at a Time,” was her first to chart, reaching #15 on the country chart and just missing the pop Top Forty by three places. Her major breakthrough, and the biggest hit of her career, was “I’m Sorry,” which inaugurated a string of ballads that did quite well for her in the early ..

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Watch “Jambalaya – Brenda Lee (Avery Winter, 2010)” on YouTube

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Sammy Davis Jr.

Biography
Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the “greatest living entertainer in the world”.

He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Puerto Rican ancestry. Davis Jr. was known as someone who could do it all–sing, dance, play instruments, act, do stand-up–and he was known for his self-deprecating humor; he once heard someone complaining about discrimination, and he said, “You got it easy. I’m a short, ugly, one-eyed, black Jew. What do you think it’s like for me?” (he had converted to Judaism).

A short stint in the army opened his eyes to the evils of racism–a slight man, he was often beaten up by bigger white soldiers and given the dirtiest and most dangerous assignments by white officers simply because he was black–and he helped break down racial barriers in show business in the 1950s and 1960s, especially in Las Vegas, where he often performed; when he started there in the early 1950s, he was not allowed to stay in the hotels he played in, as they refused to take blacks as customers. He also stirred up a large amount of controversy in the 1960s by openly dating, and ultimately marrying, blonde, blue-eyed, Swedish-born actress May Britt.

He starred in the Broadway musical “Golden Boy” in the 1960s. Initially a success, internal tensions, production problems and bad reviews–many of them directed at Davis for playing a role originally written for a white man–resulted in its closing fairly quickly. His film and nightclub career were in full swing, however, and he became even more famous as one of the “Rat Pack”, a group of free-wheeling entertainers that included Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

A chain smoker, Davis died from throat cancer at the age of 64. When he died, he was in debt. To pay for Davis’ funeral, most of his memorabilia was sold off.

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Watch “Sammy Davis Jr (7 yrs old) – You Rascal You” on YouTube

 
 
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