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On a cloudy Sunday, a gorgeously graceful documentary is the greatest gift one could get. Bitter-sweet and highly emotional, „Standing in the Shadows of Motown” presents the one and only Funk Brothers, the unrecognized and uncredited musical backbone who played on Motown‘s recordings from 1959 up to 1972 that had far more number 1 hits   Read More …

Then:   Now (Virgil Johnson singing live):

Nothing compares to a live performance. With a little help from my friend, YouTube, I often find stunning videos with powerful performances from the ’50s and ’60s. Voices are loud and clear, artists are shining and smiling and the audience goes crazy. All these cannot be comprised on a 2-minute disc recording, so all we   Read More …

Tommy James, the music legend responsible for the hits “Crimson & Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuation,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Hanky Panky,” “Sweet Cherry Wine,” and “Mony Mony,”  has announced an agreement with The Orchard to launch the Tommy James and the Shondells official YouTube channel, available at http://www.youtube.com/TJShondells. “The new YouTube channel is going   Read More …

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1966. New York, ordinary night, ordinary pub. Everybody does the Hanky Panky. 2013. Bucharest, ordinary night, ordinary pub. Suddenly, “Hanky Panky” fills up the room. Less than two hours later, in another ordinary hipster club, “Mony Mony” vividly starts and takes me by surprise. I smiled to the DJ and said to my friends: “This   Read More …

18 pretty years and a blast of talent – please meet Charlotte, the modern doo-wop singer. Talented professional, charmingly enthusiastic singer and romantic songwriter, she revives the oldies tunes with her brother. OldiesMusicBlog: What is the story of The Fontaines? My brother and I began playing music together probably around six months ago professionally, but   Read More …

I was familiar with Mauri Kunnas’ work long before. Kunnas is, in fact, the bestselling Finnish author and illustrator. Coincidentally, I worked for the publishing house that locally promoted his children’s books. His skilful art, his fabulous sense of humour and delightful stories turned him quickly into one of my favourite authors. Thanks to Otava   Read More …

According to “Inside The Songs Of The Sixties” (Brian L. Forsythe), the “Do The Freddie” album, by Freddie and The Dreamers, included foot diagrams from the legendary dance instructor Arthur Murray. So that’s how they got the moves! 🙂  

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Categories: Stories of artists