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Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 9th Annual Great 88!

Ooh, yes folks, it's that time of year again. The end of the year, that is. And for most of us, 2020 can not end too soon! Although to me, the end of the year means one thing: revealing the songs that I voted for on The Grooveyard Great 88! That's right, here's where I… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 9th Annual Great 88!

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Rudolph Goes Retro: 5 Versions of a Holiday Classic

Happy Holidays, folks! For this post I've decided to take one great Holiday song and showcase 5 different versions of it, with each version by a classic artist. The song I chose is "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer". Why? Because it's my Uncle Anthony's favorite, and like many of us, he's had a difficult year. So… Continue reading Rudolph Goes Retro: 5 Versions of a Holiday Classic

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Music in the 1950’s: Three for Eddie C.

Hello everyone and Welcome to this installment of Music in the 1950's. I'm Retro Dee and today we'll be celebrating Eddie Cochran in honor of his Birthday this month. Eddie Cochran (born October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, MN) was a phenomenal talent, gone far too soon. Best known for his 1958 mega-hit "Summertime Blues",… Continue reading Music in the 1950’s: Three for Eddie C.

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5 Hits I Didn’t Think Were Real Songs

Hey everyone, Welcome to Music in the 50's. I'm Retro Dee with another post about some of the great hits of yesteryear that we're still enjoying today! For this post, I'm going to list 5 Hits from the 1950's that I didn't think were real songs. Yes, that's right. The following 5 songs I either… Continue reading 5 Hits I Didn’t Think Were Real Songs

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Retro Dee Reviews: The Fifties, A Decade to Remember: Do You Wanna Dance?

Warning: This post contains language that might be offensive to some readers. Hey there folks and Welcome to Retro Dee Reviews! It's been a while since I've reviewed a CD. (Yes, there are still people who buy CDs) I decided that this next one should be a simple compilation of Oldies, (no more than 20… Continue reading Retro Dee Reviews: The Fifties, A Decade to Remember: Do You Wanna Dance?

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Part 2: Five MORE Favorite Songs of the 1960’s

Hello folks! It’s Retro Dee, and here is Part 2 of my Favorite Songs of the 1960's. As I noted in Part 1, most Oldies stations, shows and album compilations define the “Malt Shop” era to be from 1954 (the dawn of Rock n Roll) to 1963 (just before the British Invasion.) Certainly by 1964,… Continue reading Part 2: Five MORE Favorite Songs of the 1960’s

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Retro Dee Reveals: 5 Favorite Songs of the 1960’s

Hello folks! It's Retro Dee, and Surprise! This time I'll be taking about songs from the 60's! That's right! Although the 1950's decade is by and large my passion, when it comes to music, the "Best Era Ever" doesn't only include the 1950's; it also includes the first few years of the 1960's, too. So,… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: 5 Favorite Songs of the 1960’s