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{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}

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Hope this entry takes you away to somewhere warm and sunny . . . 

Until we meet again,

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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 famous Shangri-Las, but The Goodees give it like their momma is gonna take it away in an equally charming and seductively innocent way.

A fantastic narrative is enhanced by the flourish of its Pop-charged orchestration, and some thrilling sound effects to make this story a well rounded tale of youthful resilience, adventure, and lost love.

There’s no doubting that this single fits amongst the legendary moments of pure Girl Group GOLD!  Listen to this tune once, or over and over again as we have been since the minute we heard this song entitled “Condition Red”….

Hope You Enjoy!

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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Music Minute: “Frankenstein’s Den” 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 Vocal group formed in the late 40s, during a high school talent show.  They would go on to perform through the span of the 50s whilst rotating members and band names.  Their most famous singing would be “Buzz Buzz Buzz”, later featured on the 2001 “Blow” Soundtrack.

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{Dance Party in Los Angeles! Circa. 1939.}
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{The Rolling Stones Leap for Joy, each with an individual flare !  Circa. 1970s}
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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 themselves.  Some famous songs include “Hound Dog“, “Jailhouse Rock” “Stand By Me” “On Broadway“.

About a girl names Ivy, calling her “Poison Ivy” because of the girls reputation.  In a recently published biography about Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller, the song’s authors, it was confirmed that they also intended Ivy’s “poisonous” nature to be a code for her actually carrying a sexually-transmitted disease. She is compared to measles, mumps,chickenpox, the common cold, and whooping cough, but is deemed worse, because “Poison Ivy, lord, will make you itch.” The song also makes references to other flowers such as a rose and a daisy.

Poison Ivy grew to be covered The Rolling Stones recorded two different versions in 1963, the second version appeared on the EP The Rolling Stones, released early 1964.  The Hollies recorded a version in the 1960s, The Romantics – on the 1985 album, Rhythm Romance.

We love all versions of this hit, but we’ve tracked down a version on youtube by Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs from 1964 that we really wanted to share with our readers.  Maybe not the original (a hard performance to find by the Coasters) but we love a little Aztec Enchantment, and the mid 60s groove in the video above!

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Music Minute: Claudine Clark – Walkin’ Through a Cemetery (1962)

This will keep you buzzing and grooving all the night (or day) through! Hope you enjoy this forgotten classic by the great girl groupstress Claudine Clark. This one takes you “Walkin’ Through a Cemetery”, so don’t get scared!

Hope you enjoy!

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R.I.P. Etta James (January 25, 1938 – 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 heard and remembered.
The Eye

COMMERCIAL BREAK: Psychedelic Beach Rock

Thanks GrimlyFormingPW. Amazing, we found an Anthem to call our own! Wave your flag and let it fly, we’re going psychedelic at The Eye. And hey, that’s okay! Because we got the beat! So get on your feet and give this a listen and Jive baby Jive!

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