Category Archives: Music Memories

Jingle Jangle

One of the popular advertising campaigns of the late 1950s and early 1960s featured lively jingles from Pepsi Cola patently directed toward the younger set. Listeners were encouraged to “Be sociable” and “Look smart” and “Keep up to date with … Continue reading

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Do Tell, Rocking Del

One of the neglected songs from the early Elvis Era is “No Good, Robin Hood,” a 1956 rockabilly toe-tapper by Delbert Barker. In no uncertain terms Delbert tells any interlopers to keep away from his girl. Not selfish or greedy … Continue reading

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The Way Life’s Meant to Be

From the moment I spotted the 12” x 9” cerulean letters on the floor of a wide booth at an antique mall, I suspected there was going to be a showdown before I left the building on that bright Friday … Continue reading

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He Put the Bop

      “Hi There, High School” was a periodical published by Scholastic Magazine in the 1940s to introduce teens to the ways of academic life in grades 9-12. The 1947 edition included sections devoted to study habits, clubs, traffic patterns in … Continue reading

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Walk the Squawk

Both guests and staff at the Peabody Hotel certainly follow the admonition evident in the title of Robert McCloskey’s book as they Make Way for Ducklings. A daily ritual at the Memphis hotel takes place when a duck master leads … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Music Man

      The death of George Jonescu on November 17, 2018 at the age of 84 leaves a void on the airwaves that will be impossible to fill. In addition to playing recordings principally from the 1930-1960 period as longtime host … Continue reading

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The Dead Beat Goes On and On

      Some of the announcements we hear on the radio are apt to make us pause, others stop us dead in our tracks. One I heard recently combined both as I paused to reflect on how the quick are tracing … Continue reading

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