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#98 & #99 
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      In 1963 this singer had a Big Hit. It was her only hit and considered a one-hit-wonder.  However with her amazing voice she went on to be one of the singers on The Red Skelton Show, the Danny Kaye Show, The Carol Burnett Show and in the 70's with Sonny & Cher.
      She was the singer on the Rice-a-Roni, "The San Francisco Treat" commercial and many others as well as being a singer on several TV show themes including Flipper, Batman, Love American Style, and most notably The Partridge Family.
 
      Elton John said her voice on Pat Boone's hit "Speedy Gonzales" was his inspiration for "Crocodile Rock"
        Here on ISHBAH we feel her follow up single "In His Car' should have been her follow up Hit. 
     Give it A Listen & A Vote here ...
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Play Back Sunday
" In His Car "
~ Robin Ward ~
In His Car ~Robin Ward
00:00 / 02:56
   This Album was a true labor of love for Twyla and I.  We wrote more than we ever wrote before and for the first time we weren't thinking of cracking the top forty but rather trying to capture the changing times America was going through in the early 1970's.
 
     Those were heady times back then; very reminiscent of the times we are going through now. 
     I'd like to believe that this album stands the test of time. Let us know what you think here on ISHBAH ...
Paint America LoveLou Christie
00:00 / 12:18
Listen to all the songs from Lou's Album       ~Paint America Love~ 
    
       This song was written by a famous songwriter with many hits under his belt.  It's sung by the lead singer of a legendary million selling R&B group, produced and backed with the "Motown Wall of Sound" and it somehow got lost in the shuffle.
 
    This gem could have ... and should have been a hit & we think it could be a hit today.
 
     Give it a listen & vote and let us know what you think here on this Play Back Sunday.
Play Back Sunday
" On And Off "
~ David Ruffin ~
On And OffDavid Ruffin
00:00 / 03:00
    This legendary rock duo's father first heard the steel guitar when he was in the Army stationed in Oklahoma.  When he got back home to Brooklyn he got one for his sons.   The rest is Rock History ... A Number One Instrumental!
 
    Lou's song pick this week is Santo & Johnny's follow up record.  George Harrison of the Beatles was very inspired by this song ... and here on ISHBAH we feel that this should have been their second #1 hit.
      Give it a listen and vote here on this Play Back Sunday.
Play Back Sunday
 " Teardrop "  
~ Santo & Johnny ~
TeardropSanto & Johnny
00:00 / 04:00
       Here on ISHBAH on this Play Back Sunday we are featuring a duet that Lou sang many times in concert with his singing partner Lesley Gore.  Their voices blended perfectly and complimented each others amazing vocal ranges & love of pop music. 
      This song always brought the house down when they closed their show with it.  The audiences lucky enough to hear them sing this gem in concert will never forget it.
      Give it another listen right here right now... 
stay tuned to ISHBAH for another Lou & Lesley song that was never released !
Play Back Sunday
" Medley "
~ Lesley & Lou ~
MedleyLesley & Lou
00:00 / 04:48
    Here's one of Lou's songs this Play Back Sunday recorded in 1966 in Los Angeles with The Wrecking Crew. The top session players in the crew included Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye & Tommy Tedesco.
 
    Give it listen and a vote here at ISHBAH 
Play Back Sunday
" If My Car Could Only Talk "
~ Lou Christie ~ 
If My Car Could Only TalkLou Christie
00:00 / 04:25
   Here's Lou's picks #98 & #99.  It's another Double helping of Doo Wop from two of the earliest Doo Wop groups  Both were formed in the mid 50's.  One from San Bernardino California and the other from Harlem in New York.   These groups helped to spread Doo Wop across America from sea to shining sea.
   Their classic 50s vocal harmonies & sound led straight to the coming soul era of music.  Lou covered one of these songs on his Roulette Records album.
   
   Lou's song pick #100 is coming up in a couple of weeks.  Be sure to stay tuned to ISHBAH to find out what this milestone pick of Lou's is.
Song Picks # 98 & 99
   The Pentagons & The Dubs
The Pentagons & The Dubs
00:00 / 08:43
     Here's Lou's pick on this Play Back Sunday.  It's from five Pittsburgh teenagers who started harmonizing in Clairton High School in 1958. They were produced by Lennie Martin, the producer of The Skyliners.
   Although they achieved regional success with a couple of their songs on Robbee Records we feel that this song of theirs should have gone national and become a much bigger hit for them.
   Give it a second listen here on ISHBAH.
Play Back Sunday
" Miss You "
~ The Holidays ~
MISS YOUThe Holidays
00:00 / 02:40
     Here are two rock solid Doo Wop entries for Lou's Song Picks #96 & #97 ... 
from one of the first Girl Doo Wop groups from Da Bronx & the other from the seminal Doo Wop group from Lou's favorite music city, Pittsburgh.
   Give this Double Doo Wop a listen for yourself.
Song Picks # 96 & 97
~ The Chantels & The Skyliners ~
The Chantels-The Skyliners
00:00 / 08:24
       We got such a great response from our first Double Doo Wop that we're doubling down on Doo Wop again this week.
    Here's our second helping of great Doo Wop Groups for your listening pleasure ...
The Moonglows & The Five Satins.
    Enjoy!!!
Song Picks # 94 & 95
~ The Moonglows & The Five Satins ~
The Moonglows-The Five Satins
00:00 / 08:07
       If anything can cure what's wrong with the world ... Doo Wop Can Do It.
    Here's Lou's Double Shot of Doo Wop for you. 
    Anyone can sing along ... it's fun. Try it you'll see.
      Be a Doo Wop Baby on It Should Have Been a Hit!
Song Picks # 92 & 93
~ The Jacks & The Penguins ~
The Jacks-The Penguins
00:00 / 08:05
     Seasons may change but this guy's voice soars above the Seasons of the Year. 
Many years in fact ... over a half a century and still going strong.  
    This song is Lou's 91st song pick on It Should Have Been a Hit.
     Why wasn't it a hit you ask ? We're not sure.
Song Pick 91
" I Make a Fool of Myself "
~ Frankie Valli  ~
I Make a Fool of MyselfFrankie Valli
00:00 / 05:53
   Here is Song Pick  # 90 for  ISHBAH...and it's a "doozy". 
    This week Lou also recommends his first Movie Pick.
     Listen here and give these picks a listen & a look-see.
Song Pick 90
" Keep On Dancing "
~ The Ronettes ~
Keep On DancingThe Ronettes
00:00 / 06:21
  Here's Lou's first song pick since the pandemic quarantine.  He's finally able to get back in the studio and record his new song picks.
 
    This song is from one of the top back up singers in the biz.  She sang with many of the top acts in the business including Lou.  She may never have had a hit on her own but she sang back up on countless hits over her career.  
    Clydie passed away last year.  
     This song of hers Should Have Been a Hit.
Song Pick 89
" He Always Comes Back to Me "
~ Clydie King ~
He Always Comes Back to MeClydie King
00:00 / 09:01
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