{MUSIC MINUTE} “DARLING” by BACCARA

Well, the weather outside is crummy, and Baby, it's cold outside! So, with the help of two Spanish beauties - one dressed in black, and one dressed in white, we are taken away to a tropical paradise in this next addition to our ever growing {MUSIC MINUTE} series: Presenting "DARLING" by Bacarra {circa. 1977} + …

Music Minute: “Condition Red” by The Goodees

"Why doesn't he get a haircut? Why doesn't he shave? You know, he used to be such a nice looking fellow until he grew that awful beard..." Here's a wonderfully atmospheric and dazzling Music Minute provided by the original good girls driven bad, The Goodees. Some say they are a complete rip-off of the more …

Music Minute: ‚ÄúFrankenstein’s Den‚ÄĚ by The Hollywood Flames

A great track to keep you in the ghoulish mood, as Halloween's Eve inches ever nearer. ¬†Tonight we'll be¬†Ghost Hunting¬†on Toronto Island and we wish we could bring you all along. ¬†We'll have to remain dancing in our dreams with you, as Frankensteins shackles ring out a tune. The Hollywood Flames were an American R&B …

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 …

R.I.P. Etta James (January 25, 1938 ‚Äď January 20, 2012)

Today our thoughts are with the James' family as they deal with their loss on this difficult day. ¬†Icon and legend Etta james succumbed to her tribulations with leukemia and other diseases today and we take a moment to remember the women and star, that is Etta James. Her music and soul will always be …