Bell Kelly's Teenage Wasteland

September 10, 2017 Options

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Options I Can Do That - Lana Rae & The Racket (CD demo) [no label]
Options Jeepster - T. Rex (12" LP: Electric Warrior) 1971 [Reprise]
Options 16 Tons - The Rockerati (CD demo) [no label]

Options I Want My Ramones Records Back - The Rulers (CD: This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio Volume 4) [Kool Kat]
Options From Me To You - The Beatles (45) 1963 [Vee-Jay]
Options Hotdog - Juliette Seizure & The Tremor-Dolls (CD: Seizure Salad) [Off The Hip]
Options That's Amore - Dean Martin (45) 1953 [Capitol]
Options Nazi Beer - Mr. Payday (CD: Welcome To The Modern World) [Polanco]
Options 24 Hours (Everyday) - The Headstones (45) 1966 [Pharaoh]

Options Stars - Indonesian Junk (CD: Stars In The Night) [Rum Bar]
Options You're No Good - Betty Everett (45) 1963 [Vee-Jay]
Options Sheena Says - James McCann & The New Vindictives (CD: Gotta Lotta Move-Boom) [Off The Hip]
Options Western Movies - The Olympics (45) 1958 [Demon]
Options (Why Are You) Shaking? - The Tomb Weavers (45) [13 O'Clock]
Options So Much - Little Phil & The Night Shadows (45) 1966 [Dot]

Options I Want Truth - The Beginner's Mynd (12" LP: Don't Lose Your Mind) [13 O'Clock]
Options I'll Take You Back Again - Florraine Darlin (45) 1964 [RIC]
Options Tally Ho! - The Woggles (CD: Tally Ho!) [Wicked Cool]
Options One Note Man - The Youngbloods (12" LP: The Youngbloods) 1967 [RCA Victor]
Options Shindig - The TarantinosNYC (CD: Gnarly Wave Vol. 2) [Bongo Boy]
Options Baby - The Tasmanians (45) 1967 [Conda]

Options Fool For Your Love - The Doughboys (CD: Front Street Rebels) [Ram]
Options Banana Boat (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte (45) 1956 [RCA Victor]
Options A Lot Of Time - The Rippers (12" LP: A Gut Feeling) [Slovenly]
Options Long Green - The Fireballs (45) 1969 [Atco]
Options Cheshire Moon - The Crown Vics (CD: Hell Yeah) [no label]
Options I Can Beat Your Drum - Fever Tree (45) 1967 [Mainstream]

Options Not Alright - The Two Tens (CD: On Repeat) [Man Della]
Options New Orleans - Gary "U. S." Bonds (45) 1960 [Legrand]
Options A Few Home Truths - The Hoodoo Gurus (CD: Purity Of Essence) 2010 [Hoodoo Gurus]
Options Little Black Book - Jimmy Dean (45) 1962 [Columbia]
Options Love On A Higher Ground - The Bo-Dogs (CD: Bad Bad Dog!) 2014 [Low Impact]
Options Can't Help Thinking About Me - David Bowie & The Lower Third (45) 1966 [Pye]

Options Sinking, Flying - Carissa Johnson (CD: Only Roses) [no label]
Options Yakety Yak - The Coasters (45) 1958 [Atco]
Options I Feel Pretty - The Norvins (CD: Turnin' Around With...) [Soundflat]
Options Happy-Go-Lucky Me - Paul Evans (45) 1960 [Guaranteed]
Options Sweet Lenore - The Leather Girls (CD: Leather Girls) [Yippee Ki Yay]
Options Mama Rand's - The Footprints (45) 1967 [Capitol]
Options Cuckoo Clocks, Chocolate And LSD - The Primevals (CD: Dislocation) [Triple Wide]


Listener comments!

Avatar Sun. 9/10/17 3:14pm Stay Frosty:

I need to clicky star this Bill.
  Sun. 9/10/17 3:20pm Larry from Westwood and now Chicago:

Awesome show hello from
  Sun. 9/10/17 4:36pm Al:

Song playing now sure sounds like David Bowie.
  Sun. 9/10/17 4:37pm Al:

Because it WAS Bowie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 9/10/17 4:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice work today, Bill. Happy that X. Ray Burns got his phone back.
  Mon. 9/11/17 12:20pm pasta fazool:

"That's Amore" did not attain #1, but stayed at Billboard's #2 or #3 from mid-December 1953 thru Feb 1954, behind either paesano Tony Bennett's "Rags to Riches" or Eddie Fisher's rendition of "O Mein Papa." "Amore" co-writer Harry Warren also had a hand in "We're in the Money," "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "Jeepers Creepers," "Forty-Second Street," "Lullaby of Broadway," and "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
Vaya Con Dios, C'est Si Bon
  Tue. 9/12/17 8:05am everybody loves the same song sometime:

A week or two in those early 1954 charts the diverse top ten included 3 versions of Kismet's "Stranger in Paradise" (Bennett, 4 Aces, Tony Martin) plus 2 versions of "O Mein Papa" (Fisher, Calvert). Someone writes that another version of "Banana Boat" charted simultaneously (The Tarriers with Alan Arkin hit #4, & Belafonte). 4 versions of "Unchained Melody" charted simultaneously. Let me bookmark this site for reference:
  Tue. 9/12/17 11:21am BK:

One of the chart services used to list the hit song's title, followed by all of the multiple versions receiving airplay around the country. Over time, only the most popular of the versions of hit songs are remembered by oldies stations and record geeks like me. I'd LOVE to get my hands on some of those charts. I currently have reference guides for the Billboard, Cashbox and Record World hit parades, none of which list the myriad of wanna-be regional versions of popular hit songs.
  Thu. 9/28/17 11:44am memories are made of this:

I found CASHBOX listed a hit song's title, followed by multiple versions in Jan. 1954:

Jan. 1954 BILLBOARD magazine had "TERRITORIAL BEST SELLERS" charts covering Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Seattle, and Washington-Baltimore:

BILLBOARD, CASHBOX, and many other magazines are archived at (though it's tough slogging through the PDF files):

Friendlier digitized CASHBOX charts are at:

BILLBOARD's Hot 100 is digitized at (but not including regional "Territorial Best Sellers" charts):

An April 1968 Buffy Sainte-Marie cover (but article is missing) of FM Guide is at:
  Thu. 9/28/17 9:26pm BK:

Awesome, M R M O T
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