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|Donald Adkins||The Safari|
|Don & The Good Times||And It's So Good|
|Ira Louvin||Empty Wallet & A Broken Heart|
|Merry Clayton||It's In His Kiss|
|Rolling Stones, The||Out Of Time|
|Billy Taylor||St. Thomas|
|New Cars, The||Not Tonight|
|Bobby Lord||Everybody's Rockin' But Me|
|Art Neville||Bo Diddley|
|Desi Arnaz||I'll Take The Rhumba|
|WHAT'S IN MICHAEL'S MAILBOX?`||Dennis Diken left:|
|Four Seasons, The||Huggin My Pillow|
|Sanland Brothers, The||Vaccination For The Blues|
|Soul Stirrers, The||Lead Me Jesus|
|Elvis Costello||I Can't Stand Up For Fallin Down|
|Sam & Dave||You Don't Know What You Mean To Me|
|Dave Brubeck Quartet||Theme From Mr. Broadway|
|Bobby Russell||Better Homes And Gardens|
|Everly Brothers, The||It Only Cost A Dime|
|King Curtis||Instant Groove|
|Bill Carlisle||Love, Love, Love (That's What It Is)|
|Steve Gibbons Band, The||No Spitting On The Bus|
|Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples||Ain't That Good|
|Eddie Floyd||Big Bird|
|Eddie Floyd||Things Get Better|
|Johnnie Taylor||Just The One (I Was Looking For)|
|Eddie Floyd||People, Get It Together|
|Eddie Floyd||Raise Your Hand|
|Eddie Floyd||I Never Found A Girl|
|Eddie Floyd||Knock On Wood|
|NRBQ||I Got A Little Secret|
|Sandy Nelson||Over, Under, Sideways, Down|
|Milton Banana Trio||Ora Bolas|
|Jimmy Wakely||Goo Goo Dada|
|Me & Them||Show You Mean It Too|
|Clarence Carter||Harper Valley PTA|
|Globetrotters||Theme (Funky Mix)|
|Ramones, The||She's The One|
|Hank Thompson||This Train|
|THE DECEDENT ACTIVITY UPDATE with||Phast Phreddie Patterson|
|Hank Thompson||A Six Pack To Go|
|Ramsey Lewis||The Mighty Quinn|
|Johnny Paycheck||The Johnsons Of Turkey Ridge|
|Johnny Paycheck||The Cave|
|Billy Preston||Will It Go Round In Circles|
|Wipper Brothers||Mt. T On The 700 Club|
|Radio Commercial||Otto's Grotto|
|Radio||Hitler Is Dead|
|Grandma||Young At Heart|
|Half Pint||Ed's Records|
|Tube Bar||Frank N. Stein|
Sat. 11/10/07 11:09am
Nobody's posted yet?? Michael, maybe it comes from growing up in NJ in the 60s, but I totally agree with Dennis on the Seasons.
Sat. 11/10/07 12:21pm
Mark "Daddy-o Dilly" Dillman:
Always happy to hear any great musician from Memphis. We had a blast there at the 2006 Ponderosa Stomp!
Sat. 11/10/07 12:31pm
Oh wait, you said "Leave a comment on the playlist", not "Leave a comic". Oh what the heck...
Sat. 11/10/07 12:35pm
Is Dennis Dikon loco? Seasons over the Beach Boys? Time to update your medication Dennis...these were the Wilson brothers who created a sound and a legacy & went on to influence pop usic for years to come. What else can be said...oh yea, BRIAN WILSON...enough said.
Sat. 11/10/07 12:35pm
request: r. stevie moore's cover version of DYNAMITE (The dBs) went number 1 yesterday on Cash Box. is it on your dance card?
Sat. 11/10/07 12:38pm
Is Dennis Diken loco? Seasons over the Beach Boys? Time to check the dosage of your medication. The Wilson brothers created an original sound & a legacy that went on to influence pop music for years. What else can be said?...BRIAN WILSON...enouh said.
Sat. 11/10/07 12:40pm
Saw Hank Thompson on stage here in my hometown twice during the 1990s. Super shows. He was one of those guys who would sign autographs and pose for pics after the shows. He showed lots of attention to his fans. Good guy. Will be missed lots.
Sat. 11/10/07 12:41pm
And yes, Dennis Dikon...you've been in New Jeresy far too l-o-n-g....(not a good thing)...I wouldn't see JERSEY BOYS even if you put a gun to my head...
Sat. 11/10/07 12:51pm
Thumbs down on the 4 Seasons...sure they had some good hits but Frankie Valle's voice could actually be downright annoying at times. Brian & Carl Wilson always hit those high, sweet sounds that were most seductive. Compare the catalogs & influence...lets give a call to the Hamptons & see what Paul McCartney thinks? Koodoo's to Michael Schelly for confronting Dikon at Belock's wedding reception...someday has to try to bring D.D. back to reality.
Sat. 11/10/07 12:53pm
Wow! Scott gets another Billy Preston!
Sat. 11/10/07 12:56pm
Give him the BROTHER LOUIE!
Sat. 11/10/07 11:42pm
Denis Dikon has a point. The Four Season definitely hold their own with the Beach Boys at times. Amazing vocals. Great hooks. Tremendous pop stuff. Sure, they failed to cut a Pet Sounds, but the 'Boys, as great as they are, cut a lot of dogs (ditto for the Seasons) IMHO. They were cooked after Brian cracked, while the Four Seasons pumped out some wicked guilty pleasures. And the recently released Smile is such a huge disappointment (after 30+ years of hype), why, I'd rather listen to the Four Seasons (or The Smithereens!), than listen to that pompous Van Dyke Parks-fed windbaggery. P.S. I am not a friend of Dennis's. And I think Michael Shelley rules.
Wed. 11/21/07 9:35am
How ridiculous to compare one group over another. Two totally musical experiences... what's the dopey point in rating one over the other? I like them both so cooties to all of you.
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