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Del Shannon Part Two

Del Shannon Part Two

Del Shannon Part Two

I’m so happy to do Del Shannon Part Two, because I can play just his albums, and only his, until I’m though with this blog.

Later Career

Shannon‘s career slowed greatly in the 1970s, owing in part to his alcoholism. The Welsh rock singer Dave Edmunds produced the single And the Music Plays On in 1974. In 1978 Shannon stopped drinking and began work on Sea of Lovereleased in 1982 on his album Drop Down and Get Me, produced by Tom Petty. The album took two years to record and featured Petty‘s band, the Heartbreakersbacking Shannon. However, RSO Records, to which Shannon was signed, foldedFurther work on the LP was done for Network Records (distributed by Elektra Records). Seven songs are Shannon originals with covers of songs recorde...

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Del Shannon Part One

Del Shannon Part One

Del Shannon Part One

It’s been awhile, but I would play “Runaway” everyday, and now that I’m doing Del Shannon Part One, I’m playing his whole album. 


Del Shannon (born Charles Weedon Westover; December 30, 1934 February 8, 1990was an American rock and roll and country musician and singer-songwriter, best known for his 1961 number 1 Billboard hit Runaway.

Del Shannon

Shannon in 1965



Background Information



Birth Name

Charles Weedon Westover

Also Known As

Del Shannon

Born

December 30, 1934

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Died

February 8, 1990 (aged 55).

Santa Clarita, California, United States.

Genres

Rockcountry.

Occupations

Singer-songwriter.

Instruments

Vocals, guitar.

Years Active

1958 1989.

Labels

Bigtop, London, Twirl, Berle...

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Oop-Shoop Shirley Gunter

Oop-Shoop Shirley Gunter

Oop-Shoop Shirley Gunter

Your probably wondering who she is, well I known her for a long time, well she’s hard to find, on CD’s, but I found her on iTunes on a single. Oop-Shoop Shirley Gunter, will let you know everything including her single, so enjoy.

Shirley M. Gunter (September 29, 1934 December 1, 2015) was an American singer and songwriter who led one of the earliest female doo-wop groups, Shirley Gunter and the Queens, in the mid-1950s.

Shirley Gunter

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Background Information

Birth Name

Shirley M. Gunter

Born

September 29, 1934
Coffeyville, Kansas, U.S.

Died

December 1, 2015( aged 81).
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Genres

R&B, gospel.

Occupation

Singer.

Instrument

Vocals.

Years Active

1953 1965.

Labels

Flair, Modern, Tangerine, Te...

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Charlie Pride Part Three

Charlie Pride Part Three

Charlie Pride Part Three

They’re maybe other C&W performers, singing great songs, but he made me listen to everyones else’s. In Charlie Pride Part Three, I’ll show you what I mean.

1970s and Northern Ireland

During the rest of the 1970s and into the 1980s, Pride continued to rack upcountry music hits. Other Pride standards then include Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town, Someone Loves You, Honey, When I Stop Leavin (I‘ll Be Gone),Burgers and Fries, I Don’t Think She‘s in Love Anymore, Roll on Mississippi,Never Been So Loved (In All My Life), and You‘re So Good When You‘re Bad. Like many other country performers, he has paid tribute to Hank Williams, with an album of songs that were all written by Hank entitled There‘s a Little Bit of Hank in ...

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Charley Pride Part Two

Charley Pride Part Two

Charley Pride Part Two

Charley Pride Part Two, types about how real C&W sounds like.

Rise To Music Fame

While he was active in baseball, Pride had been encouraged to join the music business by country stars such as Red Sovine and Red Foley, and was working towards this career. In 1958, in Memphis, Pride visited Sun Studios and recorded some songs. One song has survived on tape, and was released in the UnitedKingdom as part of a box set. The song is a slow stroll in walking tempo calledWalkin (the Stroll).
He played music at clubs in Montana solo and with a four-piece combo called the Night Hawks during the time he lived in Montana. His break came when Chet Atkins at RCA Victor heard a demonstration tape and got Pride a contract. In 1966he released
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Charley Pride Part One

Charley Pride Part One

Everyone was so upset about a rap singer, being kicked off the C&W charts, well here’s a real C&W singer, let’s see if you like Charley Pride Part One, he’s the real deal.

Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1934) is an American singer, musicianguitarist, business owner, and former professional baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career (1966 87), he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 30 of which made it to number one.

Charley Pride

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Charley Pride Part One

Pride performing at the Capital Centre on the 1981 Inauguration Day

Background Information

Birth name Ch...

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Billy Paul Part Four

Billy Paul Part Four

“Am I Black Enough” dispute Yet Paul’s large success was brief. The follow-up solitary–” Am I Black Enough for You?”– fell short to get to the elevations of “Mrs. Jones”, with the track’s Black Power political message verifying way too much for mainstream radio’s preference. There was as well as remains to be much debate bordering the selection to launch this track as the follow-up to a cross-over blockbuster.

In a 1977 meeting, Paul made simple that he opposed the option initially:

I assume though that a great deal of errors were made at the time. The greatest one was launching ‘Am I Black Enough For You’ directly after ‘Mrs. Jones’. Individuals weren’t all set for that sort of a track after the pop success of ‘Mrs. Jones’...

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Billy Paul Part Three

Billy Paul Part Three

Billy Paul Part Three

Billy Paul Part Three

I’m back, but I’m still editing, and I have a new look for Billy Paul Part Three, which has a new album that I just bought at iTunes. I hope you enjoy the updates.

Neptune as well as Wager launches

Paul as well as his spouse and also supervisor Blanche Williams remained in the procedure of tape-recording his launching cd when they fulfilled Kenny Wager. Paul remembered:

Billy Paul pointed out the Beatles as the vital impact on his music development from jazz to various other music styles.

I was vocal singing in a jazz club called the Sahara. He had a document store on South St & & Philly– best round the edge as well as I was singing with a triad at the Sahara club on Friday, Saturday, and also Sunday...

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Willie Nelson Part Eight

Willie Nelson Part Eight

Willie Nelson Part Eight

Willie Nelson Part Eight

I’m back with Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson Part Eight was almost done before I took my vacation from my website, but I needed that break. Now I’ll be more active on my website, from now on. Willie Nelson Part Eight, is the first to show my new change for my website, and I’m glad it’s for Willie Nelson to start with everything.

Activism

Nelson is energised in a selection of problems...

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Jackie Wilson Part Five

Jackie Wilson Part Five

Jackie Wilson Part Five

Jackie Wilson Part Five

In Jackie Wilson Part Five, I found tidbits and trivial information for you, plus a  new album, which I already downloaded, to my website, which meant I had to use it before the milk gets spoiled(joke).

  • In the VH-1 5-part tv unique, Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America, fellow Rock and also Roll Hall of Famers Smokey Robinson and also Bobby Womack both commemorated Wilson. Smokey clarified that “Jackie Wilson was themost vibrant vocalist as well as entertainer that I assume I’ve ever beforeseen. Bobby included “He was the actualElvis Presley, as for I’m worried … and also Elvis took a whole lot from him as well.”
  • In his memoir To Be Loved(called for among the hit songs he created for Wilson) Motown owner Berry Gordy mention...
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