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Walk Don't Run 

When I was learning to play guitar in the '60s this was one of the first songs we used to learn. The Ventures were THE guitar instrumental group that everybody else wanted to be. This was one of their biggest hits. And it's still one of the most popular guitar songs around.


The Who's Who Of Jim 'n' Dee Songs 

A few days ago I bought a CD by Johnny Rivers And His L.A. Boogie Band called “Last Boogie In Paris.” It’s a live album recorded in 1974. Boy can this guy rock. I had to see who played on the album. While looking at the credits I noticed that four of the seven band members were guys who have recorded songs written by Dee and I. I Knoooow! How cool. So I went and pulled out some old vinyl, (for those of you too young to remember, that was a form of delivering music way back in the 20th century). Ones with…Read more

My Favorite Album of All Time 

I haven’t had a chance to get to the movies for a while so I thought I’d talk about an album instead. The album I’m thinking of is “Odessey and Oracle” by The Zombies. (Yes, I know it looks like I misspelled a word. I know odyssey is misspelled but I didn’t do it. Lead singer Colin Blunstone: “I knew it was spelled wrong, but I thought it was spelled wrong on purpose. The cover was printed by an artist called Terry Quirk. We had a release date and the printing presses were ready to go with the artwork when…Read more

Don't Listen To Me - I'm An Idiot! 

This week it looks like we’ll be unable to go to the movies; we’re beginning to rehearse Christmas songs for upcoming concerts during the Holiday season, and that is taking up every spare minute we have together. But, what the hey?

It has come to my attention in the last couple of weeks that some folks aren’t going to see some movies I haven’t particularly liked and are giong to see some of those I have. I’m not so sure that’s a good idea. Don’t listen to me! What do I know? When I wrote my first review I… Read more

Meet the Beatles 

 I turned 14 six days before The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan show. I watched the show. The next day my mother took me to the closest music store and bought me "Meet the Beatles." My life was changed forever. I had bought some 45s (a small 7” vinyl platter with one song on each side that played at 45 rpms, for those of you too young to remember such things) by such artists as Rick Nelson and the Four Seasons. But this was my first album (a 12” vinyl platter plainy at 33⅓ rpms…Read more