Tuesday, July 21, 2009

TIMELESS SPIRAL—Mike Black Offers Three YouTube Favorites

Long-time bud Mike Black—with whom I have spun a vinyl or two—offers three YouTube oldie goldies. Thanks, Mike!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Up Above My Head

Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop

Bobby Vee: The Night Has A Thousand Eyes


Anonymous said...

To add to your viewing enjoyment:

Sister Rosetta's song, of course, was the inspiration for Sam Phillips' "Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us," on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's Grammy-winning album Rising Sand.

One YouTube viewer claims that the harmonica work on "My Boy Lollipop" -- the first big international hit with a Jamaican beat -- is by a then unknown, aspiring musician named Rod Stewart.

And the man in the blue Speedo dancing for Bobby Vee was my first husband.

--Mike Black

Maya said...

What do you mean he was your first husband? You mean a "wasbund"? For real? How old were you at the time? How old was he?

Anonymous said...

Oh, Maya . . . marriage, divorce, marriage, divorce -- l'amour, l'amour -- who can remember all those pesky details!

--Mike Black

Peter Nellhaus said...

That Bobby Vee performance use to get shown on AMC back when they use to show some of the films made for teen audiences in the Sixties.

Anonymous said...

Peter -- that's where I first saw it!

--Mike Black