{MUSIC MINUTE} “The Wheel of Fortune” by Kay Starr

+ Oh, wheel of fortune I’m hoping somehow If you ever smile on me Please let it be now + Billie Holliday declared Kay Starr “the only white woman who could sing the blues”, and there’s no doubt that while you are listening to this moody ballad of luck and love, you will know exactly…

ELLA FITZGERALD: You Smile, I Smile . . .

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. -Ella Fitzgerald It’s the eternal diva’s birthday today, and we couldn’t get away from showcasing her classic elegance, perseverance, and vivacious sense of self. We think that she has…

Music Minute: Poison Ivy – The Coasters(1959) + {Bonus: The Aztecs(1964)}

Written by¬†American songwriting duo¬†Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Poison Ivy was originally recorded by¬†The Coasters¬†in 1959. It went to #1 on the¬†R&B¬†chart and #7 on the¬†Billboard Hot 100¬†chart. The duo would write a string of hits which would lead them to rise to fame in the 50s teaming up with other writers and writing hits…

E.O.F. PhotoBlast: We Want to Ride Our Bicycle!

Well, summer’s here, and it ain’t going nowhere! ¬†So hopefully you aren’t stuck at home going through endless bouts of Summertime Sadness, and can get out into that bright sunlight! Even if it’s just for a little while, we encourage our readers to get up from their mediocrely¬†comfortable chairs, and get that leg over a…

Music Minute: Patsy Cline – “She’s Got You” (1962)

No secret here, we love to revel in Vintage. ¬†We had the privilege to find this rare performance by the incredible Patsy Cline of her hit “She’s Got You” thanks to ¬†crazy4patsycline. ¬†This one goes out to anybody who may be stewing over a lost love, missing days of the past. ¬† We sure as…

Music Minute: Patsy Cline’s Sweet Dreams.

First recorded by country star Don Gibson in 1956, this song was met with some success on the country charts, but not until Patsy Cline recorded it early in 1963 with Owen Bradley producing did the song crossover onto the pop charts to any great extent. Unfortunately the songstress would be in a fatal plane…