A Song A Day
Whitey Pullen - Let's All Go Wild Tonight
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Whitey Pullen - Let’s All Go Wild Tonight  (c.1959)

…a song for #PassaBeach 


Gillian Hills - Zou Bisou Bisou
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Gillian Hills - Zou Bisou Bisou  (c.1961)


Ronnie Love - Chills & Fever
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Ronnie Love - Chills & Fever  (c.1960)

There are a thousand riffs on Little Willie John’s landmark ‘Fever’, but Ronnie Love’s ‘Chills and Fever’ is perhaps the ultimate - notching up the tempo with a swinging piano riff and cranking up the intensity with dramatic, blaring horns. 

one of the quintessential records which signaled the beginnings of Detroit soul.

*First released as “Johnny Love” on Startime 45-5001, later as “Ronnie Love” on Dot 45-16144.


Нонна Суханова - Hey, Moryak (Эй,моряк | Hey, Sailor)
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Нонна Суханова (Nona S. Sukhanov) - Hey, Moryak (Эй,моряк | Hey, Sailor)   {c.1961}

Nona S. Sukhanov (born 2 April 1934 , Leningrad ) - Soviet pop jazz singer.

 Read more HERE

Nona S. Sukhanov was born in Leningrad in 1934 in the family of an electrical engineer. 

She graduated from the Philological Faculty of Leningrad University. 

Performed in a youth jazz orchestra Anatoly Badhen in Leningrad jazz orchestra Segal, she was a soloist of the orchestra-septet Kandat Orestes (a veteran of the Soviet jazz - bandleader, bandzhista, alto saxophonist, clarinetist). Sang in “Lenkontserte.” 

Unfortunately, the singer has not achieved popularity corresponding to its mastery and external data. Perhaps her performances and recordings ogranicheli because of the desire to sing in English, what the censors of the time disapproved. 

Voice Suhanova whole country heard on Voice Talents execution “Songs of the sea devil” (“Hey, sailor!”) In the 1961 film “The Amphibian Man”, but fame songs repeatedly surpassed the most famous singer. 


Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Sherry
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The Four Seasons - Sherry  (c.1962)

…I saw Jersey Boys - The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tonight in London.  Great show.


The Fascinations - Girls Are Out To Get You
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The FascinationsGirls Are Out To Get You

The Fascinations were an American pop vocal group most active in the mid-1960s. They are best remembered for the Curtis Mayfield-penned hit “Girls Are Out To Get You”, a minor pop hit in the US in 1967 that was re-released in the UK in 1971, where it reached the top 40. - wikipedia.org


Lester Young, The California Playboys - Wobble Time
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Lester Young & His California Playboys - Wobble Time  (c.1962)


Slim Harpo - Raining In My Heart  (c.1961)
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Slim Harpo - Raining In My Heart  (c.1961)


The Kinks - Got Love If You Want It
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The Kinks - Got Love If You Want It  (c.1964)

- Slim Harpo Cover


Sam Cooke - Tennessee Waltz
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Sam Cooke - Tennessee Waltz

A little Sam Cooke on your birthday never hurt anybody.

I’d often passed over Cooke’s version of this tune until @thebrothersal pointed out how badass it is.


The Shirelles - Baby It's You
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The Shirelles - Baby It’s You  (c.1961)


Valery Obodzinskij - Valeriy-Obodzinskiy-Ya-vozvraschayus_-domoy-vokalizpesnya-bez-slov(muzofon.com)
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Valery Obodzinskij (Валерий Ободзинский) - Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой

A swinging 60’s version of the song “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home” (Russian: Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой).  The song became known to the English speaking western audience in 2010 when a 1976 recording and video by Russian baritone singer Eduard Khill became an Internet meme often referred to as “Trololo” or the “Russian Rickroll”.

The song was written by Arkady Ostrovsky.  There are various myths surrounding the song and its lack of lyrics, some saying they were banned by Soviet authorities.  Arkady Ostrovsky’s son, Mikhail, gives another version of the vocalise story:

Nobody banned its lyrics, but my father just composed the music during the period of his disagreement with Lev Oshanin. The latter told him that the lyrics are more important in a song and that a composer is nothing without a lyricist. So Dad told him during the argument, “Well, I don’t need your verses at all, I’ll manage without them.” —Mikhail Ostrovsky


Muslim Magomaev - Best City In the World
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Muslim Magomaev - The Best City In The World

…Moscow celebrated City Day this weekend.  Moscow traditionally celebrates its founding—this year, 866 years ago—during the first weekend in September.   Even the roughest estimate suggests that there were around 1,000 different events and activities.

Moscow is the northernmost megacity on Earth, the most populous city in Europe and the 5th largest city proper in the world.

This tune is the Russian equivalent of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York for Americans.


Muslim Magomayev - Queen of Beauty
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Muslim Magomaev - Королева красоты (Beauty Queen) 

…The “Soviet Sinatra”, Muslim Mahammad oglu Magomayev (Russian: Муслим Магомаев | Azerbaijani: Müslüm Məhəmməd oğlu Maqomayev, August 17, 1942 – October 25, 2008) was a Soviet and Azeri baritone operatic and pop singer of the 1960s and 1970s.  He achieved iconic status in Russia and the post-Soviet countries, including his native Azerbaijan, for his vocal talent and charisma.  #Rad.


Bobby Darin - Irresistible You
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Bobby Darin - Irresistible You  (c.1961)