Oldies - R&B/Soul/Rock and Roll (late 40s-60s)

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    I've been meaning to create this thread for a while. I've always said if I were filthy rich I'd want to start a little oldies radio station. If this thread takes hold I hope it becomes a place to talk about our love for early rock and roll, Motown, surf rock, Rat Pack, classic country, pretty much anything you would've heard on an oldies radio station if you were a kid in the 80s and early 90s. This includes songs both popular and obscure so have fun with it.

    I heard these two songs while working out in my garden this morning. "Crystal Blue Persuasion" just screams summer to me.


    Love this slower version of "Blue Velvet"


    What are some of your favorites?
     
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    1958 Louisiana teeny bopper doo-wop. I think I first heard this song in the 1986 movie Peggy Sue Got Married which starred Kathleen Turner, had Nicholas Cage doing a terrible nasal voice, and also had a very young Jim Carrey.
     
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    This was Etta's first single in 1955 which topped the R&B charts. She was 15 or 16 at the time.

     
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    Fun. I'll play.

    This man introduced distortion to the electric guitar with this single in 1958. Thanks Link.

    Just look at the smile on Jimmy Page's face in the second clip as he listens to this song.

    Link Wray - Rumble





     
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    Two from one of the most flamboyant singers in early rock and roll - Little Richard.



     
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    I like the dancers during "Tutti Frutti."
     
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    Charles Brown was a blues singer and pianist. This 1959 song will sound familiar to Sam Cooke fans. Cooke took it and turned it into "Bring It On Home To Me."

     
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    Its appearance in Twin Peaks last night made me want to share. A sweet ballad with relatively understated Phil Spector production.
     
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    this is gonna be my new favorite thread
     
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    Great thread theme. I feel at home already :)

    Amos Milburn


    Gene Allison
     
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    This 1950 single was Ruth Brown's first #1 R&B hit. She'd previously done mainly standards.
     
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    This Lee Dorsey classic from mid-60´s is fantastic. (Of course a Toussaint jam)



    Here is the man himself in a later rendition.

     
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    ? and The Mysterians are a Mexican-American garage rock band out of MI. And this 1966 song is their biggest hit. I remember playing my dad's 45 over and over as a kid. Those simple organ riffs and ?'s vocals were so mesmerizing. The name of the band was inspired by a Japanese sci-fi film about aliens looking to procreate with Earth women. There's more happening but that's the gist.

    Anyway, enjoy.
     
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    One of my favorite Supremes songs of all time. This marks the change from the repetitive sound of their earlier hits to something more mature. I just love the way it builds.
     
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    I am all about this thread!

    There is a local station here in Phoenix, oldies 92.7 that pretty much plays this exact era and genre of music you are talking about. I love it. I heard this song on that station for the first time a couple months ago:



    When I heard it, I couldn't stop laughing. I've dubbed it the original hoes in different area codes song.
     
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    Ha! I like this one. Same release year, I think.

     
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    This song was a big hit here in Sweden in early sixties. According to Wikipedia he was the first Grammy winner from Mississippi.

     
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    Hah! Perfect! They had something of a theme going that year.
     
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    She is a legend.
    And this is my favorite of hers. This clip is great.

     
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    My most played oldie according to my iPod.

     
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