Two Volumes of Golden Goodies


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Golden Goodies: Vol. 2

Various Artists

Side One

Why Do Fools Fall in Love – Frankie Lymon
Look in My Eyes – The Chantels
Charlie Brown – The Coasters
Crying in the Chapel – Sonny Till & The Orioles
Priscilla – Eddie Cooley
Tears on My Pillow – Little Anthony & The Imperials

Side Two

I Only Have Eyes for You – The Flamingos
For Sentimental Reasons – The Cleftones
Little Girl of Mine – The Cleftones
Gee – The Crows
A Thousand Miles Away – The Heartbeats
Chapel of Dreams – The Dubs

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Golden Goodies: Vol. 9

Various Artists

Side One

Shout – Joey Dee & The Starliters
Funny – Maxine Brown
Walkin’ with Mr. Lee – Lee Allen
Hey Little Girl – Dee Clark
Maybelline – Chuck Berry
Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep – Buddy Knox

Side Two

The Gypsy Cried – Lou Christie
Goody Goody – Frankie Lymon
Honeycomb – Jimmie Rodgers
I’m Stickin with You – Jimmy Bowen
Party Doll – Buddy Knox
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You Lose It – Ral Donner

Take the A Train to Easy Love on a Foggy Day in September


I bought this at Garnick’s because it had great artists on it, but mostly because it had Nina Simone on it and the roomie and I are going through a wee but of an obsession with her lately. The Betty Roche song is pretty amazing, I was unfamiliar with her and it was an absolutely fantastic surprise! We started with Side Two, but I definitely think I’ll be replaying both sides over and over for a while!

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Bethlehem’s Finest: Volume 10

Various Artists

Side One

Lullaby of Birdland – Chris Connors
A Foggy Day – Julie London
Scenes in the City – Charlie Mingus
Take the “A” Train – Betty Roche
You Make Me Feel So Young – Sallie Blair

Side Two

He Needs Me – Nina Simone
Easy to Love – Carmen McRae
What Is This Thing Called Love – Mel Torme
September in the Rain – Frances Faye
There Will Never Be Another You – Jerri Winters

 

The Top 100 Country Hits of All Time


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The Top 100 Country Hits of All Time: Album One

Various Artists

Side One

Your Cheating Heart – Hank Williams
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine – Jimmie Rodgers
Help Me Make It Through the Night – Sammi Smith
My Heart Is an Open Door – Carl Dobkins Jr
My Special Angel – Bobby Helms
Singing the Blues – Guy Mitchell
Don’t Touch Me – Jeannie Seeley
Wild Side of Life – Hank Thompson
Shutters and Boards – Jerry Wallace
Detroit City – Bobby Bare

Side Two

Send Me the Pillow You Dream On – Hank Locklin
Skip-a-Rope – Henson Cargil
Dark Moon – Bonnie Guitar
Oh, Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
Last Date – Johnny “Piano” Wilson
Whiskey River – Johnny Bush
Making Believe – Kitty Wells
Party Doll – Buddy Knox
Burning Bridges – Jack Scott
Talk Back Trembling Lips – Ernest Ashworth

The Top 100 Country Hits of All Time: Album Two

Side One

Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson
Gone – Ferlin Husk
Tall Oak Tree – Dorsey Burnette
Standing In the Shadows – Hank Williams Jr
Gonna Find Me A Blue Bird – Marvin Rainwater
So Sad – Sand Posey
Caribbean – Mitchel Torok
I Just Can’t Help Believing – BJ Thomas
Truck Drivin’ Son-Of-A-Gun – Dave Dudley
My Elusive Dreams – David Houston

Side Two

Heartaches By the Number – Guy Mitchell
Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page
Oh, Oh I’m Falling in Love Again – Jimmie Rodgers
Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine – Tom T. Hall
From a Jack to a King – Ned Miller
End of the World – Skeeter Davis
Running Bear – Johnny Preston
I’ll Never Pass This Way Again – Slim Whitman
Hurt – Timi Yuro
Hey, Good Looking – Hank Williams

The Top 100 Country Hits of All Time: Album Three

Side One

Three Bells – The Browns & Jim Ed Brown
Laura – Leon Ashley
Mocking Bird Hill – Patti Page
Another Sleepless Night – Jimmy Clanton
Hello Walls – Faron Young
All Alone Am I – Tim Yuro
Working Man Blues – Johnny Russell
Sleepwalk – Nashville Guitars
Last Kiss – J. Frank Wilson
I Can’t Help It – B.J. Thomas

Side Two

Misty Blue – Wilma Burgess
Honeycomb – Jimmie Rodgers
You Gave Me a Mountain – Johnny Bush
Rebel Rouser – Duane Eddy
I Love How You Love Me – Sandy Posey
Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
Happy Tracks – Kenny Price
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Stonewall Jackson
A Fallen Star – Ferlin Husky
Please Help Me, I’m Falling – Hank Locklin

The Top 100 Country Hits of All Time: Album Four

Side One

Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – Casinos
In the Middle of a Heartache – Wanda Jackson
Why Me, Lord – Jack Greene
Games People Play – Joe South
Fraulein – Bobby Helms
This Old House – Rosemary Clooney
What In the World’s Come Over You – Jack Scott
High Noon – Frankie Laine
Devil or Angel – Bobby Vee
Walking After Midnight – Wanda Jackson

Side Two

Country Sunshine – Dottie West
My True Love – Jack Scott
Mexico – Bob Moore
Am I That Easy To Forget – Carl Belew
Just Walking in the Rain – Johnny Ray
Make the World Go Away – Timi Yuro
Primrose Lane – Jerry Wallace
Amazing Grace – Warner Mack
More Than I Can Say – Bobby Vee
Right or Wrong – Wanda Jackson

The Top 100 Country Hits of All Time: Album Five

Side One

Waterloo – Stonewall Jackson
Baby – Wilma Burgess
Raunchy – Bill Justis
One Day at a Time – Jeannie Seeley
Mountain of Love – Harold Dorman
A Satisfied Mind – Porter Wagner
Midnight Train to Georgia – Lynn Anderson
The Fool – Sanford Clark
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – Kitty Wells
In the Misty Moonlight – Jerry Wallace

Side Two

It’s Such a Pretty World Today – Wynn Stewart
Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Ned Miller
Little Things Mean A Lot – Timi Yuro
Keep on the Sunny Side – Carter Family
Wings of a Dove – Ferlin Husky
Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley
Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
Evil on My Mind – Jan Howard
Church in the Wildwood – David Houston
I’m Leaving It All Up to You – Dale and Grace

Bermuda + Coca Cola = Steel Drums (Yeah, I Don’t Really Know Either)


When my dad got sick, he made it a point to take family trips on my school vacations. We went to Alaska and various islands in the Bahamas in the few short years we had. While we were there, I really fell in love with the steel drum players and bands you would see everywhere. I guess that’s why when I found this for $3.99 in a Boston record store (well Cambridge, but they’re rude so no name), I couldn’t help myself.

I really couldn’t find any information on the group though! I just love listening to this album, it takes you away! Do you know anything about this album or band? Please let me know in the comments! I would absolutely love it. I recently bought some more steel drum albums so be on the look out for those too!!

 

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The Clay House Inn, Presents The Real Thing Steel Band (Sponsored By The Coca-Cola Bottler in Bermuda)

The Real Thing Steel Band

Side One

The Real Thing Theme
Poet & Peasants
Hallelujah Chorus
Somewhere My Love
Mas In Madison Square Garden

Side Two

Voices of Spring
Yellow Bird
Holly City
Siboney
Extro Real Thing

 

Also, as some of you followers may know, I’m also doing something insane. For those of you just popping by for the first time, I’m rappelling down 22 stories of the Hyatt in Boston, MA to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. I really need some help raising money in order to rappel, as my minimum is $1000.00 raised. Wouldn’t it be awesome to double that amount for the Special Olympics?

I know times are tough for people, but a donation as small as a few dollars would really help bring me closer to my goal. I greatly appreciate it! Please just click HERE to get to my personal donation page. Click GIVE NOW and be brought right to the donation page for me. If you are kind enough to visit and follow along with my experience (I’ll be posting updates here, on Facebook and Instagram), please leave a comment and let me know you’re coming through My Dad’s Albums so I can be sure to thank you loud, proud and on here!! Thank you so much for your support.

Gentle Is My Love


On my first trip to Garnick’s I really wasn’t sure what I had gotten myself into. I figured it may be a place to find hidden gems but had no idea what I’d find.

My roommate asked for Nina Simone and we were instantly handed this while one of the owners left to find Nina. The price was right and we picked this up while putting Nina on hold for the week. After moving last summer and the roomie’s illness, we hadn’t actually gotten around to hooking up our record player. Pathetic, I know, but we’re also of the digital era so it wasn’t like I was going without music! We listened to Nancy’s album today after setting everything up. I’ll admit, I was not familiar with Nancy Wilson before but now, I’m in love.

Nancy Wilson (born February 20, 1937) is an American singer with more than 70 albums, and three Grammy Awards. She has been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a “consummate actress”; and “the complete entertainer.” The title she prefers, however, is song stylist.

Wilson’s debut single, “Guess Who I Saw Today”, was so successful that between April 1960 and July 1962 Capitol Records released five Nancy Wilson albums. Her first album, Like in Love, displayed her talent in Rhythm and Blues, with the hit R&B song “Save Your Love for Me.” In 1962, she collaborated with Cannonball Adderley, producing the album Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley, which propelled her to national prominence.

Between March 1964 and June 1965, four of Wilson’s albums hit the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top LPs chart. In 1963 “Tell Me The Truth” became her first truly major hit, leading up to her performance at the Coconut Grove in 1964 – the turning point of her career, garnering critical acclaim from coast to coast. In 1964 Wilson released what became her most successful hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am”, which peaked at No. 11.

After making numerous television guest appearances, Wilson eventually got her own series on NBC, The Nancy Wilson Show (1967–1968), which won an Emmy in 1975. In the 1980s, she recorded five albums for Japanese labels because she preferred recording live, and American labels frequently did not give her that option. She gained such wide popularity that she was selected as the winner of the annual Tokyo Song Festivals.

In the early 1990s, Wilson recorded an album paying tribute to Johnny Mercer with co-producer Barry Manilow entitled With My Lover Beside Me. In this decade she also recorded two other albums, Love, Nancy and her sixtieth album If I Had it My Way. In the late 1990s, she teamed up with MCG Jazz, a youth-education program of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, nonprofit, minority-directed, arts and learning organization located in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1999, she hosted a show in honor of Ella Fitzgerald entitled Forever Ella. All the proceeds from 2001′s A Nancy Wilson Christmas went to support the work of MCG Jazz.

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Gentle Is My Love

Nancy Wilson

Side One

Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
There Will Never Be Another You
If Love Is Good To Me
My One and Only Love
Funnier Than Funny
More

Side Two

Gentle Is My Love
At Long Last Love
Time After Time
If I Ever Would Leave You
When He Makes Music

Atlantic Rhythm and Blues


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Atlantic Rhythm and Blues: Volume 4

Various Artists

Side One

I Cried a Tear – La Vern Baker
The Right Time – Ray Charles
Charlie Brown – The Coasters
What’d I Say (Parts 1 & 2) – Ray Charles
There Goes My Baby – The Drifters
Along Came Jones – The Coasters
Let the Good Times Roll – Ray Charles

Side Two

Poison Ivy – The Coasters
Dance with Me – The Drifters
Just For a Thrill – Ray Charles
This Magic Moment – The Drifters
Save the Last Dance for Me – The Drifters
Shopping for Clothes – The Coasters
Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King

Side Three

Young Boy Blues – Ben E. King
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Gee Whiz – Carla Thomas
Saved – La Vern Baker
Just Out of My Reach (Of Two Empty Arms) – Solomon Burke
Little Egypt – The Coasters
Amor – Ben E. King

Side Four

Last Night – The Mar-Keys
I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) – The Ikettes
You Don’t Miss Your Water – William Bell
I Found a Love – The Falcons
Cry to Me – Solomon Burke
Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) – Ben E. King
Green Onions – Booker T. & The MG’s

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Atlantic Rhythm and Blues: Volume 6

Various Artists

Side One

Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
When Something Is Wrong with My Baby – Sam & Dave
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
Soul Man – Sam & Dave

Side Two

I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) – Aretha Franklin
Do Right Woman – Do Right Man – Aretha Franklin
Show Me – Joe Tex
Tramp – Otis and Carla
Funky Broadway – Wilson Pickett
Hip Hug-Her – Booker T. & The MG’s
Respect – Aretha Franklin

Side Three

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Soul Finger – The Bar-Keys
Baby I Love You – Aretha Franklin
Skinny Legs and All – Joe Tex
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
I’m In Love – Wilson Pickett
Memphis Soul Stew – King Curtis

Side Four

(Sittin’  On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Tighten Up – Archie Bell & The Drells
Slip Away – Clarence Carter
Think – Aretha Franklin
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Take a Letter, Maria – R.B. Greaves
Rainy Night in Georgia – Brook Benton

Over the Edge! Please Help!


This is not a music related post, but I need some help and figured I could count on some of my followers for support while I try to raise money for an amazing foundation. When my dad got sick, he still made it about others and donated to Dana Farber, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Lakes Region Hospital. Aside from the album collection, I want to keep his giving spirit alive.

As a kid, I climbed everything, flipped off roofs into snow, and gone over my handlebars more times than I can count. I’m finally taking my crazy risk taking personality and putting it to good use. Yep, I am only 1 of 100 people going “Over the Edge” for Special Olympics and rappelling from the rooftop of the Hyatt Regency, Boston!!!

Please join me in helping Special Olympics Massachusetts provide this wonderful program.  CLICK HERE and you will be taken to my personal donation page where you can make a secure, tax-deductible online credit card donation. I know that times are tough for everyone, but even a few dollars will bring me that much closer to my $1000.00 donation.

Why would I do something so crazy?  Because individuals with intellectual disabilities face their fears every day and Special Olympics has been there helping them do that for over 40 years.  Special Olympics Massachusetts provides year round sports training and competition programs for over 11,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities for free.  Sports is the platform from which athletes gain self esteem and confidence to achieve their everyday objectives.  Sports is the catalyst for acceptance, inclusion, community engagement and so much more.

For more on the Athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts and how you can get involved visit http://www.specialolympicsma.org.

Thank you so much for your support!