Keeping the '50s Alive!

Keeping the 50’s Alive: 802, Malt Shop Favorites

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

Today We Remember

Today We Remember: The Day Phil Everly Died

On this day in 2014, Phil Everly died. He was just 16 days shy of his 75th Birthday. If you don’t know who Phil Everly was, please get off this site. I’m kidding. Kind of. Phil was the younger of the two Everly Brothers, the best musical duo ever to exist, and quite possibly one… Continue reading Today We Remember: The Day Phil Everly Died

Activities & Events, Music in the 50's

Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 8th Annual Great 88!

Hello folks and Welcome to Retro Dee Reveals where I’ll be revealing the songs I voted for in the The Grooveyard Great 88!     This year’s survey was extra special because it’s the 8th Annual Great 88 on 88.1 FM! That's a lot of 8's! To re-cap, the preliminary rounds began back in September.… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals: My Picks for the 8th Annual Great 88!

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!

Activities & Events

The Great 88 is Coming!

Hi folks, it’s Retro Dee and I want to tell you all about my favorite music survey! It’s called The Great 88 and it's an annual part of my favorite radio show The Grooveyard hosted by D.J. Alan Seltzer on WCWP, a public radio station out of Long Island University. This year's survey is extra… Continue reading The Great 88 is Coming!

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

Album Reviews

Retro Dee Reviews: All The Best – Eddie Cochran

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: All The Best – Eddie Cochran