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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hey Paula on LeCam Records - Jill and Ray (1963)

Here's the original LeCam Records 45 of "Hey Paula" by Jill Jackson and Ray Hildebrand before their names were changed to Paul and Paula.

The image is the 45 from my collection. The audio is courtesy of Bud Buschardt.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sept. 28, 1975, Pat Boone - Part Four

Here's the final installment of the Sept. 28, 1975 show featuring Pat Boone.

Click here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wonderful WFAA

WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth. Call letters established 6/26/1922 at 833 kc (other sources say 750 kc,) moved to 630 kc on 5/15/1923, moved to 600 kc on 4/15/1927, moved to 550 kc on 11/16/1927, moved to 800 kc on 5/25/1929 (shared with WBAP, and existed only on 800 to 1939,) moved to 600 kc in the late 1930s, moved and merged with KGKO at 570 kc on 5/1/1938
(WBAP's Amon Carter bought KGKO in 1938 as a second frequency for WBAP and WFAA to share; Carter sold half of it to WFAA on 7/26/1940 for $250,000,) moved with WBAP to 820 kc on 3/29/1941 (the national moving day for clear channel stations as a result of the Treaty of Havana.) Station shared frequencies with WBAP-820 from 1929 to 5/1/1970 to maximize use of 820's clear channel signal (they traded dayparts, and each used the 600 or 570 frequency when the other was using 820 (see KGKO, below.) Expanded to current 50kW on 5/10/1930 (using transmitter near Grapevine, built in 1929; new tower opened in 1938, and was the tallest man-made structure in the Southwest at the time.)

Original FRC license date was 6/5/1922. Granted dual-city license on 2/22/1973. Format: Variety, Middle of the Road (4/27/1970-?,) Top 40 (?-11/2/1976,) News/Talk. Owner: A. H. Belo (Alfred Horatio Belo) Broadcasting.

Call letters stood for "Working For All Alike," and also noted as "World's Finest Air Attraction." Nickname: "Newstalk 57" (11/2/1976 to 1983.) Sister station to KERA-FM (1947 version)/WFAA-FM/ KZEW-FM and the "Dallas Morning News" (formerly "Dallas News and Journal" in WFAA's earliest days.)

First network-affiliated station in Texas (initially with NBC beginning 4/2/1923; later with Texas Quality Network, ABC [to 8/1/1975] and CBS thereafter,) first US station to carry educational programs, first to produce a serious radio drama series, first to air a state championship football game, the first to air inaugural ceremonies. Original personalities for the station were drawn from columnists and editors at sister "Dallas Morning News." The phrase, "Shut 'er down, Eddie!", was the nightly signoff indicator.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Buddy Holly on the Arthur Murray show - 1957

You probably got enough Buddy Holly a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn't resist this clip.

I love the way Mrs. Murray refers to them as "rock and roll specialists."

Friday, February 19, 2010

September 28, 1975, Pat Boone - part three

Here's part three of the Pat Boone show. I have to apologize for the quality (or lack thereof.) I think the frequency had drifted a bit.

Click here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Osmonds and Kate Smith

In the Nov. 16, 1975 Nostalgia Place broadcast (posted on January 31, 2010), Bud mentions the Osmonds singing "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" with Kate Smith.

Believe it or not, the video clip is posted on YouTube.
The big question is "why?" ;)

(Unfortunately, the clip I had planned to use was removed, but this is from the same medley just after "I Dig Rock and Roll Music."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

September 28, 1975, Pat Boone - part two

And now, part two of the Pat Boone show. Bud gives some interesting details on Pat when he was a student at North Texas State.

This clip continues the BBC "History of Rock" feature from yesterday, Jimmy Clanton's "My Own True Love" (based on "Tara's Theme" from Gone With the Wind), Pat Boone's tepid cover of "Ain't That A Shame", Marvin Rainwater's only hit, Gene Pitney and The Ravens.

(The Ravens got cut off, so I spliced in the full song. It was too good to be abbreviated.)

Click here to listen to part two.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

September 28, 1975 - Pat Boone

Here's a 20 minute clip from the September 28, 1975 show featuring Pat Boone as Spotlight Artist of the evening.
I have replaced "To The Aisle" by the Five Satins with a modern digital copy because there was CB interference on the original recording. It is one of my favorite doo-wop songs of the era and I thought it was too pretty not to hear uninterrupted.
I had to speed it up by about 5% to match the recorded version on tape. I'm not sure if the recording was too slow or my playback machine is too fast, but that's one thing I don't miss about analog recording!
(It does make me wonder what the original tempos of these songs were, being that they were ALL recorded on analog equipment.)

This clip also features Bo Diddley, Jimmie Rodgers, The Nightcaps (which I have also updated) and the Animals. Tune in for part two tomorrow!

Click here to listen!

More info on the Cruisin' 1957 album that Bud plays.

Monday, February 15, 2010

More "Love" songs

To go along with yesterday's "love" theme, here is a list of "love" songs that hit the top of the charts - all 113 of them!
(Oddly, there have only been 73 "love" songs hit the top of the UK charts. Does that mean Americans are more romantic?)

Pre-Rock Era:
Benny Goodman - Taking A Chance On Love (1943)
Bing Crosby - I Love You (1944)
Mills Brothers - You Always Hurt The One You Love (1944)
Perry Como - Prisoner Of Love (1946)
Nat King Cole - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (1947)
Mario Lanza - Be My Love (1951)
Doris Day - Secret Love (1954)
Jo Stafford - Make Love To Me! (1954)

Rock and Roll Era:
Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (1955)
Joan Weber - Let Me Go Lover (1955)
Elvis Presley - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (1956)
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender (1956)
Pat Boone - April Love (1957-1958)
Tab Hunter - Young Love (1957)
Pat Boone - Love Letters in the Sand (1957)
Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him (1958)
Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love (1959)
Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1961)
Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You (1962)
Tymes - So Much In Love (1963)
Beatles - Love Me Do (1964)
Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love (1964)
Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love (1964)
Supremes - Baby Love (1964)
Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love (1964)
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders - Game of Love (1965)
Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (1965)
Supremes - Stop! In The Name of Love (1965)
Young Rascals - Good Lovin' (1966)
Petula Clark - My Love (1966)
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love (1966)
Beatles - All You Need Is Love (1967)
Supremes - Love Is Here and Now You're Gone (1967)
Lulu - To Sir with Love (1967)
Doors - Hello, I Love You (1968)
Supremes - Love Child (1968)
Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You (1968)
Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue (1968)
Henry Mancini - Love Theme From 'Romeo And Juliet' (1969)
Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970)
Partridge Family - I Think I Love You (1970)
George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (1973)
O'Jays - Love Train (1973)
Paul McCartney - My Love (1973)
Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love (1974)
Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You (1974)
Eagles - Best Of My Love (1975)
Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Fallin' In Love (1975)
Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You (1975)
Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) (1975)
Captain and Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together (1975)
Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow (1976)
Miracles - Love Machine Part 1 (1976)
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster (1976)
Diana Ross - Love Hangover (1976)
Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (1976)
Paul McCartney - Silly Love Songs (1976)
Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen) (1977)
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (1977-1978)
Emotions - Best Of My Love (1977)
Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out (1979)
Barbra Streisand - Woman in Love (1980)
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1980)
Air Supply - The One That You Love (1981)
REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You (1981)
Eddie Rabbitt - I Love a Rainy Night (1981)
Diana Ross and Lionel Richie - Endless Love (1981)
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n Roll (1982)
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) (1984)
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You (1984)
Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It (1984)
Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover (1985)
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love for You (1985)
Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is (1985)
Huey Lewis and The News - The Power of Love (1985)
Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name (1986)
Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love (1986)
Steve Winwood - Higher Love (1986)
Peter Cetera - Glory of Love (1986)
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All (1986)
Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You (1987)
Def Leppard - Love Bites (1988)
Will To Power - Baby I Love Your Way/Free Bird Medley (1988)
Phil Collins - Groovy Kind of Love (1988)
New Kids On The Block - I'll Be Loving You (Forever) (1989)
Nelson - (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection (1990)
Taylor Dayne - Love Will Lead You Back (1990)
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love (1990)
Madonna - Justify My Love (1990-1991)
Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time (1990)
Mariah Carey - Vision of Love (1990)
Stevie B - Because I Love You (The Postman Song) (1990)
Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You) (1991)
Wilson Phillips - You're In Love (1991)
Color Me Badd - All 4 Love (1992)
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (1992-1993)
Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) (1993)
UB40 - Can't Help Falling in Love (1993)
Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes (1993)
Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting - All for Love (1994)
Celine Dion - The Power of Love (1994)
Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love to You (1994)
Bryan Adams - Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman (1995)
Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (1996)
Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love (1999)
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You (2000)
Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z - Crazy In Love (2003)
Mario - Let Me Love You (2004-2005)
Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Love You (2006)
Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. - My Love (2006)
Usher feat. Young Jeezy - Love in This Club (2008)
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love (2008)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day from!

I remember Bud doing a "57 Nostalgia Place" show covering "Songs with 'Love' in the Title." (I wish I had that one recorded.)

Here is the list of "love" songs from that show (click to enlarge):

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Part 5 of the Buddy/Bopper/Ritchie tribute show

Here's the final episode of the tribute show. Hope you've enjoyed it!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tribute show to Buddy, Ritchie & the Bopper

As promised, here's part one of the tribute show that originally aired on February 3, 1974. This was not recorded off the radio so there are no commercials. Special thanks to the man himself, Bud Buschardt, for sharing this with me. I have compressed it into 96 bps mono to cut down on the file size. It probably still sounds better than it did on AM in 1974!

Click here to listen.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Little Richard & Tom Jones

This has nothing to do with "Nostalgia Place" except that I first heard many of Little Richard's hits on the show. Here's Little Richard & Tom Jones singing "Good Golly Miss Molly" - a duet that predates "Ebony & Ivory" by many years!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bud on KERA Channel 13 (PBS)

This is part of a program by the Dallas Community College District. I don't remember the name of the show, because missed the beginning. It still airs on KERA occasionally.
It is dated 1976, the last year of "57 Nostalgia Place."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Remembering Buddy Holly: Sept. 7, 1936 - Feb. 3, 1959

Click the newspaper to see a larger version.

Stay tuned for a Buddy Holly/Big Bopper/Ritchie Valens Tribute show that aired on "57 Nostalgia Place" in 1974!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

November 16, 1975 continued...

More from the show with Paul Anka as Spotlight Artist.

Click here to hear.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bud in the news...

The Dallas Morning News, that is. From November 2, 1975. (Click to enlarge.)

And if you want to hear the song "Smoky Places", here it is.

I'll go ahead and add Dicky Doo and the Don'ts (Gerry Granahan) for fun.