Boone June: Speedy Gonzales


The cartoons you are about to see are products of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society. These depictions were false then and are still false today. While the following does not represent the WB view of society, these cartoons are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as to claim these prejudices never existed.

Speedy Gonzales

“Speedy Gonzales” is a 1961 David Dante about Speedy Gonzales, “the fastest mouse in all Mexico”. The song was popularized in the U.S. as a 1962 single by Pat Boone.

The Boone version peaked at the #6 Billboard Hot 100 position in 1962 during a total chart run of 13 weeks, doing better in many national charts in Europe, where it sold a million copies.

Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales

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Speedy Gonzales

Side Two

The Locket

Boone June: There’s A Gold Mine Walking The Floor Over You My Candy Sweet


Last month, I hit my initial goal for my Over the Edge / Special Olympics Massachusetts fundraiser so I upped my goal to double! Next month will be the rappel so don’t worry if you haven’t donated yet, you still can HERE! It’s a really fun event that gets the Special Olympics a lot of attention. I mean, just look at the views from last year!

Over the Edge 2014 Collage

I had been a bit distracted from the blog because of the fundraising but it’s really so worth it. Since I’m still working on raising more for the Special Olympics, I do also want to shed some light on celebrity philanthropy efforts, even with different organizations. I haven’t touched on Pat Boone’s work up until now, but he’s partnered with some great foundations!

Since 1977, Boone has hosted the annual Pat Boone Golf Tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a celebrity event that benefits a faith-based home for children of families in crisis.

According to the Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner, Boone partnered with GOD TV in 2010 to provide foundational funding for a community development center in East Africa. The Pat Boone Family Life Center in Loiborsoit, Tanzania provides much needed health services and clean water through a deep water well.

“Clean water, and with it small medical clinics and even basic primary and secondary schools, are literally life-changing developments, offering healthy lives and unthought-of futures to countless thousands who otherwise would live and die with no chance even to participate in the 21st century,” Boone wrote in an article about his trip to Africa, in WorldNetDaily.

Pat Boone There's a Gold Mine in the Sky

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There’s a Gold Mine in the Sky

Side Two

Remember You’re Mine

Pat Boone Walking the Floor Over You

Side One

Walking the Floor Over You

Side Two

Walking the Floor Over You

Pat Boone Candy Sweet

Side One

Candy Sweet

Side Two

Delia Gone

Boone June: Twixt Twelve And Twenty


’Twixt Twelve and Twenty is a book by Pat Boone which offered advice to teenagers.

The title refers to how the teen numbers (from 13 to 19) are between (or “betwixt”) 12 and 20. The book was a best seller.

Pat Boone Twixt Twelve and Twenty

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Twixt Twelve and Twenty

Side Two

Rock-Boll-Weevil

Boone June: Beyond The Sunset To The Center Of The Earth


Pat Boone was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Margaret (Pritchard) and Archie Altman Boone. His family moved to Nashville from Florida when Boone was two years old. His younger brother, whose professional name is Nick Todd, was also a pop singer in the 1950s and is now a church music leader.

In a 2007 interview on The 700 Club, Boone claimed that he is the great-great-great-great grandson of the American pioneer Daniel Boone. He is a cousin of two stars of western television series: Richard Boone of CBS’s Have Gun, Will Travel and Randy Boone, of NBC’s The Virginian and CBS’s Cimarron Strip.

In November 1953, shortly before he turned 19 years old, Boone married Shirley Lee Foley. They have four daughters: Cheryl Lynn, Linda Lee, Deborah Ann (better known as Debby), and Laura Gene. Starting in the late 1950s, Boone and his family were residents of Leonia, New Jersey.

In college, he primarily attended David Lipscomb College, later Lipscomb University, in Nashville. He graduated in 1958 from Columbia University School of General Studies magna cum laude and also attended North Texas State University, now known as the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas.

Pat Boone Beyond the Sunset

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Beyond the Sunset

Side Two

My Faithful Heart

Pat Boone To the Center of the Earth

Side One

To the Center of the Earth

Side Two

To the Center of the Earth

Boone June: Pat Boone Will Be Home For Tutti Frutti


I do have just one Pat Boone LP, but a ton of singles so going forward, it’ll be Boone June! Who doesn’t love a good rhyme?

Look forward to more information on Mr. Boone like his childhood, career and charity works!

Pat Boone Tutti Frutti

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Tutti Frutti

Side Two

I’ll Be Home

End Of The Month Wrap Up: May 2015


I said I wanted to make May a more musical month and I did for sure. However, my mix of wanting to see love music, the Special Olympics fundraiser and just a tad bit of laziness didn’t make for an excellent cataloging and blog month. I do apologize for leaving you, my faithful followers hanging!!

Ea$y Money Preview Party

Like I said, it was a more musical month with mine and the roomie’s first trip out to Ea$y Money’s listening party for his new music. We found out about it because Mr. Richard is now interning for Killer Boombox. He’s starting up this week I believe so we’ll have some more events on the horizon and I’m really excited for him.

AWOL

The party was at AWOL, a sneaker and clothing store in Alston. It made for an intimate feel and Seduce vodka was there serving up some adult beverages. Pretty much everyone from the Boston rap and hip hop scene was there, Dutch ReBelle, members of STL GLD, etc. There happens to be a show coming up at the Middle East with all of them in a few months so if you’re in the area, be sure to look it up.

Ea$y Money at Preview Party

At times, it was a bit hard to hear the music, with everyone chatting but I do strongly recommend you head over to iTunes and download Ea$y Money’s new album ASAP. The samples used are dope, there were a few instances with the crowd singing along and his flow is damn on point too.

Piff Unit in Lawrence MA

That was the beginning of the month and we kept it pretty low key until last weekend. We ventured up to Lawrence. LawTown as they call it, LawlessTown as the roommate calls it. We went up because Dutch was going to be there, so as much as we did enjoy finding some new acts like Piff Unit, I was bummed she only performed Yen. Aside from Piff Unit (above), we also got some songs by Ea$y Money and Terminology.

Lumidee in Lawrence MA

Closing out the show was Lumidee. Since Lawrence does have that reputation, lights went up and security was quick to rush us out.  And by quick, I mean, I’m glad I didn’t need to us the rest room or anything because I’m sure they would have watched. We were rushed to waiting police, rushing everyone to their cars. It was a little intense.

When it was over with, it was still a great show. Dutch can always perform, even switching out mics mid song without missing a beat. Check out my Instagram for that!

June is the month of Boone – Pat Boone! I have pretty much scheduled those out so here’s hoping there’s no hiccups! I’m also planning on getting back to work on the blog. As much as I want to get back on it right away tonight, it’s getting late and I have a Special Olympian visiting my office tomorrow that I need to prepare for.

Raffles in the office every week, bake sales every two weeks and a bar night coming up! I’ve hit my initial goal for the fundraiser, but I’m hoping to have my whole team of 22 hit $30,000 for the Special Olympics. We have just under 50 days until the rappel down the Hyatt in Boston and are at almost at $18,000 so I think it’s very possible!

You can check out my fundraising page HERE (it’d be f*cking awesome if you donated) and follow along on the My Dad’s Albums Facebook page for a more personal look at my adventure from start to rappel day!

Over the Edge 2014 Collage

At the Hop


At the Hop

Various Artists

Side One

Danny & The Juniors – At the Hop
Jimmy Rodgers – Honeycomb
Elegants – Little Star
Pat Boone – April Love
Fontane Sisters – Eddie My Love
Sonny James – Young love
Gale Storm – Dark Moon

Side Two

Del Vikings – Come Go With Me
Lloyd Price – Stagger Lee
The Poni-Tails – Born Too Late
George Hamilton IV – A Rose and a Baby Ruth
Barry Mann – Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp)
The Shields – You Cheated
The Royal Teens – Short Shorts

Side Three

Del Shannon – Runaway
Tommy Roe – Shelia
Chantays – Ripeline
Surfaris – Wipe Out
Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction
Tams – What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)
Impressions – It’s All Right

Side Four

Mamas & Papas – California Dreamin’
Grass Roots – Let’s Live For Today
Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
O’Kaysions – Girl Watcher
Eddie Holman – Hey There, Lonely Girl
Richard Harris – Mac Arthur Park
Three Dog Night – Easy To Be Hard