Echo's Of The Past

1967 45 Rpm Merle Haggard And The Strangers I THREW AWAY THE ROSE on Capitol 5844 #1967 #45rpm #MerleHaggard #MerleHaggardAndTheStrangers #CapitolRecords #IThrewAwayThe Rose #Country #Outlaw #CountryRules #Pop #Sixties #Vinyl #VinylAddict #VinylClub #VinylCountry #Record #RecordClub #Recordaddict #RecordsRule #Wax #MidCentury #CrateDigger #NowSpinning

As a performer and a songwriter, Merle Haggard was the most important country artist to emerge in the 1960s, and he became one of the leading figures of the Bakersfield country scene in the ’60s. While his music remained hardcore country, he pushed the boundaries of the music quite far. Like his idol, Bob Wills, his music was a melting pot that drew from all forms of traditional American music — country, jazz, blues, and folk — and in the process, developed a distinctive style of his own. As a performer, singer, and musician, he was one of the best, influencing countless other artists. Not coincidentally, he was the best singer/songwriter in country music since Hank Williams, writing a body of songs that became classics. Throughout his career, Haggard has been a champion of the working man, largely due to his rough and tumble history.

Bad decisions  @coalcreekboys Whiskey broads! 👍🎶  Unfortunatley no coal creek boys.. :(

Bad decisions @coalcreekboys Whiskey broads! 👍🎶 Unfortunatley no coal creek boys.. :(

Maurice Williams is one of the most extraordinarily durable figures in the history of classic R&B and rock & roll, despite the fact that, as a performer, he only ever racked up one major national hit on the pop charts. That song, “Stay,” became one of the classic singles in the history of rock — a number one hit upon its release in 1960 on Al Silver’s Herald label, and a popular favorite for decades since, revived in 1987 with its prominent use in the movie Dirty Dancing. Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs recorded only two more minor pop hits before they disappeared from the charts, but Williams has remained active as a performer and, periodically, as a recording artist and songwriter ever since.

1956 45 Rpm Robert & Johnny YOU’RE MINE On Old Town 1029. Best known for there hit WE BELONG TOGETHER Also Recorded On The Old Town Label.. #1956 #45rpm #RobertAndJohnny #YoureMine #OldTownRecords #doowop #doowoprules #doowopforever #idigdoowop #vinyl #vocals #vinylclub #vinylrules #vinyladdict #vinylcollector #vinylcollection #record #recordclub #recordsrule #recordaddict #recordcollector #recordcollection #wax #midcentury #blackcrack #nowspinning

A Bronx duo remembered for “We Belong Together,” a beautiful harmony ballad that made the Top 40 in 1958, Robert Carr and Johnny Mitchell made about a dozen singles for the Old Town label in the late ’50s and early ’60s, none of which made remotely as much impact. As one-hit doo wop wonders go, though, they were more interesting than most. They wrote almost all of their material and had a pleasingly distinctive contrast between their closely harmonized voices (one smoky, one nasal). They also covered a more versatile ground than most acts of the genre, proving capable at up-tempo bluesy numbers as well as ballads.