In the early days of Rock n Roll, it was common to for artists to do covers of other artists songs. Usually, cover songs are not as good as the original recording. However in this case, we’re not talking about usual, we’re talking about phenomenal; we’re talking about Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly covered several songs… Continue reading Music in the 50’s: Covered by Buddy
Welcome to 50’s study hall. In this section, I will be publishing a series of lists that will allow readers to use them as a reference for the given topic. Please feel free to message me if any of the info needs correcting, or if you have anything to add. I hope this section will… Continue reading Fifties Study Hall: Top Solo Recording Artists of the 1950’s
Hi everyone! It's Retro Dee and once again, I have more great songs for you from the 1950's era, or as I like to call it, "The Best Era Ever". Today's two songs are similar in more ways than one. One way is that they are both about being lonely and the tears people cry… Continue reading Music in the 50’s: Two Songs, One Theme
Hi folks! It's Retro Dee with some more great music from The Best Era Ever to brighten your day! When I feel the need to be energized and uplifted, and maybe even when I need a bit of hope- I look no further than to some of my favorite hits from the Nifty Fifties. One… Continue reading 5 Songs From The 50’s That Will Lift Your Spirits
Hi folks, it’s Retro Dee and in honor of Fats Domino’s February 26th Birthday, we’re going to look at three of his biggest hits! I find it interesting how back in the early days of Rock n Roll and Pop music, many artists had an on-going theme for their songs. At one time, during his… Continue reading Three Blue Hits for Fats Domino
Hello folks and Welcome another edition of "Retro Dee Reveals"! Once again it’s time to reveal my picks for the latest Song Survey by The Grooveyard! And that survey is none other than The 6th Annual Love Song Survey hosted by D.J. Alan Seltzer on WCWP’s 88.1 FM! For this survey, there were two categories:… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 6th Annual Love Song Survey!
Sometimes I wonder why songs from the 1950’s and early 60’s are grouped together as one. I know it’s all the same era, but is it all the same genre? No. Even so, I’ve gotten used to sharing my 1950’s favorites with the sudden shift in music that happened in the early 60’s. I’ve even… Continue reading Keeping the 50’s Alive: 802, Malt Shop Favorites