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    This is the country band that got Lou into country music in the first place. From the hills of Tennessee to the steel mills of Pittsburgh ...  Abby Neil and the Ranch Girls.

    Lou's path led him to the stage of The Grand Ole Opry  where he sang our second tune in his new Podcast.  Listen to it all here on ISBAH.  It's ten minutes well spent.

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Queen of the Purple SageLou Christie
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 Lou Christie's new Podcast 
 May 16, 2021
 ~ Lou Christie &
Abby Neil and the 
 Ranch Girls ~
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100 Song Picks here on ISHBAH!
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  Mothers Day might be the Perfect Day to take another spin on Lou's
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   This Grammy award winning country quintet is a bluegrass band with a solid foundation in rock music and deep delta soul vocals.

   Every member of this lineup is a virtuoso instrumentalist. 

   Lou's picked 3 songs of theirs to introduce you to this band of extremely talented Nashville songsmiths and pickers.

    Hope you enjoy this excursion into bluegrass heaven. 

 Lou's THREE Picks!
May 2, 2021
 ~ Chris Stapleton & The Steeldrivers ~ 
The Steeldrivers
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   This artist played a Mandolin at The Grand Ole Opry at the tender age of 6 with the "Father of Bluegrass".  His musical career has gone nowhere but straight up from there ...what with his 15 Grammy Awards.

      Our entry this week has him singing with a legendary female country group.

      This is pure Country Gold in our Book. 

New Pick-from Lou
 " Walk Softly on
  This Heart of Mine "
 ~ Ricky Skaggs & The Chicks ~ 
Walk Softly on This Heart of MineRicky Skaggs & The Chicks
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   Here's a young group of very talented musicians & singers based around the Robinson siblings from Callahan, Florida. 

   These cats can "pick more notes than the number of ants on a Tennessee anthill" and their lead singer sounds like a Country Karen Carpenter.

     So put on the cowboy boots and be prepared to kick up some bluegrass music here on ... ISHBAH.

New Pick-from Lou
 " You're the One "
 ~ Flatt Lonesome ~ 
You're the OneFlatt Lonesome
00:00 / 10:23

       The seasons may change but this guys voice is always right for any season.

        Here's one of his songs that didn't quite reach the heights his major hits did but it is well deserving of a second listen here on ...

It SHOULD Have Been a HIT!

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" I Make a Fool of Myself " 
 ~ Frankie Valli ~
I Make A Fool Of MyselfFrankie Valli
00:00 / 05:53

      Here's a Double Doo Wop from the early rock and roll archives.   

      The first song is from The Flamingos ... one of the premiere vocal groups of the 50's & 60's.  

      The Next tune is from a group very few have ever heard of ... The Quin-Tones. This song from 1958 is their only hit.  It sold close to a million copies from which they received no royalties.

      Give these two songs a listen.  They deserve it.

New Pick-from Lou
Double Doo Wop
" Love Walked In "
~The Flamingos ~
" Down the Aisle of Love "
~The Quin-Tones ~
Love Walked In/Down the Aisle of LoveThe Flamingos/The Quin-Tones
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     Chris Montez and Kathy Young were two teenagers from California in the early sixties. Chris grew up in Hawthorne, California, the hometown of the Beach Boys.  His first hit song at 19 landed him a tour of England where his opening act was a rising band called The Beatles.  The collarless jacket Chris wore on stage at that time inspired The Beatles to follow suit.  Kathy Young, from Santa Ana, California meanwhile had a million selling hit on her hands at the tender age of 15.  

    The two young Californians teamed up as "Chris & Kathy" on this song that Chris co-wrote with Barry DeVorzon.

     In our book this song of theirs is a Hit!  Give a listen & a vote here on ISHBAH.

Play Back Sunday
" All You Had To Do Was Tell Me"
~Chis Montez 
Kathy Young~
All You Had To Do Was Tell MeChris Montez & Kathy Young
00:00 / 03:05

     According to your votes, podcast plays and website visits... here are the TOP TEN songs from our first 100 song picks.

    We here at ISHBAH appreciate your interest and support of our attempts to give great forgotten songs another chance.

    After all, everything and everyone deserves a second chance.

    ~Happy Valentines Day 2021~

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No.1  "It's OK" ~ The Beach Boys
1. It’s Ok The Beach Boys
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No.2  "Coldest Night of the Year" ~ Lou Christie & Angelina Ray
2. Coldest Night of the Year Lou Christie & Angelina Ray
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No.3  "Teardrop"
~ Santo & Johnny
3. Teardrop - Santo & Johnny
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No.4 "Close Your Eyes"
~ The Skyliners
4. Close Your Eyes The Skyliners
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No.5 "A Love So Beautiful"
~ Roy Orbison
5. A Love So Beautiful Roy Orbison
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No.6  "Riding in My Van" ~ Lou Christie
6. Riding In My Van Lou Christie
00:00 / 05:28
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No.7  "Shoes"
~ Reparata & The Del Rons 
7. Shoes Reparata & The Delrons
00:00 / 04:31
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No.8  "The Old Crowd"
~ Lesley Gore
8.The Old CrowdLesley Gore
00:00 / 04:12
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No.9  "I'm Afraid to Go Home"
~ Brian Hyland
9. I'm Afraid to go Home Brian Hyland
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No.10  "Keep on Dancing"
~ The Ronettes
10. Keep On DancingThe Ronettes
00:00 / 06:21
       You have a Backstage pass to Lou Christie's interview with Lesley Gore from backstage at the Holiday Star Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana on February 17, 1990.
Backstage Pass with Lou Christie
Lou Christie's intervieww/Lesley Gore
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"It Should Have Been a Hit " 
Lou Christie Says...
" It Should Have Been a Hit ! "