Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions – Special Addendum: Oh, Neil!

Hello folks! It’s Retro Dee with a special addendum edition of “Musical Misconceptions”! Last week, I talked about two songs, both with the girl’s name “Carol” in their titles. The second song was “Oh! Carol”, a Malt Shop era hit by Neil Sedaka. I was reminded by D.J. Alan Seltzer of The Grooveyard that the… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions – Special Addendum: Oh, Neil!

Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions: The Carols

Hey there folks! It's Retro Dee with another edition of Musical Misconceptions! In this edition, we'll be talking about another pair of songs that can easily be confused by their titles. They both come from the same wonderful era of Malt Shop music, and they both have the popular girl’s name of the day, “Carol”… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: The Carols

Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions: The Purple People Eater

Hey there folks! It's Retro Dee with another edition of Musical Misconceptions! For this edition, we'll be talking about one of the strangest, but also one of the most fun songs to come out of the 50's: "The Purple People Eater"! This song has been a Halloween favorite for decades... many of us can remember… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: The Purple People Eater

Music in the 50's

Musical Misconceptions: Claudette and Colette – A Tale of Two Songs

Hello Retro Music Lovers! It's Retro Dee here with another post on music from The Best Era Ever. The last post I wrote labeled "Musical Misconceptions" was posted on my blog on May 7, 2018. At that point, I couldn't even tell Don and Phil Everly apart by looking at them, let alone tell you… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Claudette and Colette – A Tale of Two Songs

Album Reviews, Music in the 50's

Retro Dee Reviews: The Everly Brothers Don & Phil: The Essential Guide

Hey there folks and Welcome to Retro Dee Reviews! In this section I will be reviewing music albums. I hope this will help other retro fans who are looking to add to their CD collection. (Yes, there are still people who buy CDs) So maybe this review will reveal that an album is just what… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews: The Everly Brothers Don & Phil: The Essential Guide

Keeping the '50s Alive!, Music in the 50's

Finding New Oldies: 8 Lesser-Known Songs from the 1950s

  Hello there, folks! Retro Dee here with another listicle featuring more fab info on the Best Era Ever. As a retro enthusiast, nothing is more thrilling than finding a song from that time period that I've never heard before. It's like unearthing a valuable buried treasure from the past. I simply love when I… Continue reading Finding New Oldies: 8 Lesser-Known Songs from the 1950s