The Beach Boys: All Summer Long
Album #10: July 1964
Episode date - February 10, 2016
In 1964, the music scene changed very rapidly, too rapidly for most. Popular singers who predated the Beatles were suddenly struggling to maintain relevance.
The Beatles: Something New
Album #9: July 1964
Episode date - February 3, 2016
Top 500 of the Top 40 Album #9 - SOMETHING NEW – THE BEATLES July 1964 - #2 On previous entries, I’ve already bemoaned Capitol’s self-proclaimed license to invent and/or reinvent
The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hitmakers
Album #8: May 1964
Episode date - January 27, 2016
Imagine a day when the Rolling Stones could legitimately claim to be England’s newest hitmakers.
The Beatles: The Beatles Second Album
Album #7: April 1964
Episode date - January 20, 2016
Barely three months after releasing “Meet the Beatles,” Capitol Records assembled a follow-up album from leftover bits and pieces that they previously neglected, or considered unworthy
Bing Crosby: The War Years and Beyond
Channel 21- 8
Episode date - January 15, 2016
In a poll taken from soldiers during World War II, Bing Crosby was selected as the most important personality for boosting troop morale.
Bing Crosby: The Pre-War Years
Episode date - January 8, 2016
As famous as Bing Crosby may have been before the War, it paled to his popularity during the conflagration.
Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News
Album #6: January 1964
Episode date - January 6, 2016
“Ain’t That Good News” is the very last piece of musical evidence we have to suggest what might have been, what should have been, if Sam Cooke lived more than 33 years.
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto
Album #5: March 1964
Episode date - December 30, 2015
Before the Beatles, Jazz and International both enjoyed a strong presence on the charts.
Bing Crosby: Radio Star
Episode date - January 1, 2016
Perhaps it was true that video killed the radio star in the 1980’s, but fifty years earlier, Bing Crosby had precious little to worry about.
Bing Crosby: Merry Christmas
Episode date - December 18, 2015
No artist in the history of music has been more associated with the Christmas holiday than Bing Crosby.