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Golden Oldies Top 40 #25

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Good on you edna. :) Roy Orbison is the Big O. :thumbsup:

B.B.King was Blues Boy (shortened from 'The Beale Street Blues Boy').

1. The King - Elvis Presley (pinkstones)

2. The Big O -Roy Orbison (edna)

3. The Godfather Of Soul - James Brown (pinkstones)

4. Mr. Excitement - Jackie Wilson (Laurie)

5. The Fat Man - Fats Domino (pinkstones)

6. The Prince Of Wails -

7. The Genius - Ray Charles (pinkstones)

8. The Ice Man -

9. The Big Man - Clarence Clemons (pinkstones)

10. Mr.Blues -

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Well done Mindcrime and bazooka. :coolio: However...

Johnny Ray was 'The Prince Of Wails'. And I hate to be pedantic, but Albert Collins was 'The Iceman' (one word) and this R & B singer, who's had a lot of crossover 'Pop' Hits, is 'The Ice Man'. You're pretty good bazooka. I never even thought of Albert Collins. I expect this one to be the toughest. Or maybe #10 ?

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1. The King - Elvis Presley (pinkstones)

2. The Big O -Roy Orbison (edna)

3. The Godfather Of Soul - James Brown (pinkstones)

4. Mr. Excitement - Jackie Wilson (Laurie)

5. The Fat Man - Fats Domino (pinkstones)

6. The Prince Of Wails - Johnny Ray (Mindcrime)

7. The Genius - Ray Charles (pinkstones)

8. The Ice Man - ? /The Iceman - Albert Collins (bazooka)

9. The Big Man - Clarence Clemons (pinkstones)

10. Mr.Blues - ?

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Up:

+5 Raindrops - Dee Clark

+4 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

+3 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino

+2 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

+1 16 Candles - Crests

Down:

-5 I'm Ready - Fats Domino

-4 Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon

-3 Poetry in Motion - Johnny Tillotson

-2 Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison

-1 Candy Girl - 4 Seasons

In:

+5 Charlie Brown--Coasters

+4 Cathy's Clown--The Everly Brothers

+3 Kansas City--Wilbert Harrison

+2 I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee

+1 That'll Be the Day--Buddy Holly & the Crickets

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Up

+5 "Little Sister" - Elvis Presley

+4 "Stay" - Maurice Williams & Zodiacs

+3 "Great Balls of Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis

+2 "Long Tall Sally" - Little Richard

+1 "Louie Louie" - Kingsmens

Down

-5 "Runaround Sue" - Dion

-4 "Blue Velvet

-3 "Shop Around" - Miracles

-2 "Its My Party" - Lesley Gore

-1 "Love Potion #9" - Clovers

New

5 "Just For Old Times Sake" - McGuire Sisters

4 "At Last" - Etta James

3 "Telstar" - Tornadoes

2 "Moon River" - Henry Mancini

1 "Chances Are" - Johnny Mathis

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Thanks for voting Don and Angel. :) Just Lea, bazooka, RonJon and myself to go. I'm waiting to support some NEW songs already nominated that have a chance of making it into the Top 40. There's really no point in nominating others at this stage. I'll vote early next week.

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1. The King - Elvis Presley (pinkstones)

2. The Big O -Roy Orbison (edna)

3. The Godfather Of Soul - James Brown (pinkstones)

4. Mr. Excitement - Jackie Wilson (Laurie)

5. The Fat Man - Fats Domino (pinkstones)

6. The Prince Of Wails - Johnny Ray (Mindcrime)

7. The Genius - Ray Charles (pinkstones)

8. The Ice Man - Jerry Butler (mindcrime) /The Iceman - Albert Collins (bazooka)

9. The Big Man - Clarence Clemons (pinkstones)

10. Mr.Blues - Wynonie Harris (Lucky)

The Ice Man - He's said to have gotten the name "because of his cool demeanour while singing often intensely emotional lyrics". He was the original lead singer of a well known R & B Group. Still alive, 70 this year.

Mr.Blues - He sang a song in the late 1940s (covered by one of the Artists above) which is widely considered to be one of the first Rock & Roll songs. He died about 40 years ago.

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And I do believe you are correct, Lucky. :coolio:

Wynonie Harris' 1948 Good Rockin' Tonight - covered by Elvis Presley in 1954 - is a song that always gets a mention when the 'Birth' of Rock 'N' Roll is discusssed.

Here's the Full List. Thanks to all who participated. :)

1. The King - Elvis Presley (pinkstones)

2. The Big O -Roy Orbison (edna)

3. The Godfather Of Soul - James Brown (pinkstones)

4. Mr. Excitement - Jackie Wilson (Laurie)

5. The Fat Man - Fats Domino (pinkstones)

6. The Prince Of Wails - Johnny Ray (Mindcrime)

7. The Genius - Ray Charles (pinkstones)

8. The Ice Man - Jerry Butler (mindcrime) /The Iceman - Albert Collins (bazooka)

9. The Big Man - Clarence Clemons (pinkstones)

10. Mr.Blues - Wynonie Harris (Lucky)

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To be absolutely straight with you , I neither know anything nor care very much about oldies rock . I enjoy it as it's dished out to me by some DJ on the radio or a muzak , but have no lingering interest in it at all - it's immediately flushed down my mental toilet - much like music today . :laughing: So , I don't think I'm the kind of player you need right now -I know my limitations. No offense ,it looks fun , and I can learn from the sidelines . Maybe later .

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Plus..Move em up!

+5 THERE GOES MY BABY - DRIFTERS

+4 THEN HE KISSED ME - CRYSTALS

+3 Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton

+2 BLUE BAYOU - ROY ORBISON

+1 Johnny Angel - Shelly Fabares

Minus..Move em down

-5 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

-4 JAILHOUSE ROCK - ELVIS PRESLEY

-3 HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

-2 Poetry in Motion-Johnny Tillotson

-1 Candy Girl - The Four Seasons

Should Be On There...

+5 Will You Love Me Tomorrow-Shirelles

+4 Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline

+3 Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison

+2 Chances Are - Johnny Mathis

+1 Da Do Ron Ron - The Crystals

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Last night while we were eating at Long John Silvers, the song Da Do Ron Ron came on the jukebox. I'll probably support it next week if it doesn't make it this week, but I'm scared it could kill Then He Kissed Me's potential to become a top 5 hit.

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A.

+5 LONG TALL SALLY - LITTLE RICHARD

+4 YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN

+3 JUST ONE LOOK - DORIS TROY

+2 THE END OF THE WORLD - SKEETER DAVIS

+1 GET A JOB - SILHOUETTES

B.

-5 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA

-4 EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL - CONNIE FRANCIS

-3 JOHNNY ANGEL - SHELLEY FABARES

-2 COME GO WITH ME - DELL-VIKINGS

-1 LOUIE LOUIE – KINGSMEN

C.

+5> LOVER PLEASE - CLYDE MCPHATTER ('58)

+4> KANSAS CITY - WILBERT HARRISON ('59)

+3> I KNOW - BARBARA GEORGE ('61)

+2> CANDY MAN - ROY ORBISON ('61)

+1> PEPPERMINT TWIST - JOEY DEE & STARLITERS ('61)

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I do believe Mr Blues is Wynonie Harris.

Wynonie Harris is Mr Blues, and he did cover Good Rockin' Tonight, but the song originally belonged to Roy Brown. And no, normally I would not know this stuff, but that particular song is a particular favorite of a very good friend of mine (and yours). ;)

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+5 Johnny Angel

+4 Candy Girl

+3 Long Tall Sally

+2 Great Balls of Fire

+1 Blue Bayou

-5 You've Really got a Hold On Me

-4 The End of The World

-3 I Walk the Line

-2 Jailhouse Rock

-1 Shop Around

new

+5 Little Deuce Coupe -the Beach boys

+4 Charlie Brown

+3 Telstar

+2 Witch Doctor

+1 Will You Love me Tomorrow

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Thanks for voting Ron. Very Positive !!!:)

Thanks Lucky for the info on Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown.

I was sure our friend would know that one ! :)

The only version I ever heard when I was young was Elvis'. All those great old R&B songs just didn't get any airplay here, unless they were a Pop Hit also. We can thank "Rock'N'Roll" for bringing many of these great Artists to our attention.

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