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        Our First group on this Double DooWop was inducted into the Rock n'Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 ...an honor they "Sincerely" deserve.  Our second entry this week is a DooWop standard we're sure you all know & love. 

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"Most of All"
~The Moonglows~
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"In the Still of the Night"
~The Five Satins~
Most of All & In the Still of the NightThe Moonglows&The Five Satins
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     Shirley Gunter is often credited with helping jumpstart the popularity of R&B girl groups in the 1950's.  She grew up in a musical family, her brother Cornell Gunter went on to become a member of the Coasters. In her early teens, Shirley formed a group called "Shirley Gunter & The Queens" with Blondene Taylor, Lulu Bee Kinney and Lula Mae Suggs.

       Etta James recalled in her autobiography that "The Queens were the first female group where all the gals could sing". 

      Here's a song of theirs from 1954 that was the first record to be written & performed by a group of young black women.

     We here at ISHBAH feel it should have been a bigger hit for the gals... and it was a big hit later for the Crew Cuts.  

    Give a listen & a vote here on ISHBAH.

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" OOP SHOOP "
~ Shirley Gunter 
& The Queens ~
Shirley GunterShirley Gunter & The Queens
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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.

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" All You Had To Do Was Tell Me"
~Chis Montez 
Kathy Young~
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All You Had To Do Was Tell MeChris Montez & Kathy Young
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     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~

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
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No.7  "Shoes"
~ Reparata & The Del Rons 
7. Shoes Reparata & The Delrons
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No.8  "The Old Crowd"
~ Lesley Gore
8.The Old CrowdLesley Gore
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No.9  "I'm Afraid to Go Home"
~ Brian Hyland
9. I'm Afraid to go Home Brian Hyland
00:00 / 04:32
No.10  "Keep on Dancing"
~ The Ronettes
10. Keep On DancingThe Ronettes
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    Here's a song with Lou and the lovely Angelina Ray that is sure to help you warm up the Coldest Night of The Year.

    Stay tuned next Sunday for ISHBAH's Top Ten song list, selected from Lou's 100 song picks.

    These 10 songs are sure to thaw out the Ice & Snow.

" Coldest Night 
of the Year "
~Lou Christie 
Angelina Ray~
&
Coldest Night of the YearLou Christie & Angelina Ray
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   It's time to get Sirius with Lou Christie & Ol' Blue Eyes.

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~Siriusly Sinatra~
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   Hand claps, sleigh bells, tamborines & harmonies.

      Let's warm up this Cold Cold Winter with some Hot Hot Music from The Pixies Three. 

   This song from the girl group from Hanover Pennsylvania can warm up any Cold Cold Winter.

Play Back Sunday
" Cold Cold Winter "
~ The Pixies Three ~
Cold Cold WinterThe Pixies Three
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Look Out The Window 

 

look out the window 

never mind the tears running 

down my face

look out the window

i know that love is gonna leave 

it’s trace 

time is going home

hear the humble tone

of men who watch their children die

who gave the reasons now question why

can’t we join hands and 

help our brothers live to serve mankind

Peace will come 

na na na na na na  

Peace will come 

na na na na na na  

~ from Lou's album 
   Paint America Love ~
~ Look Out the Window ~
~ Lou Christie ~
Look Out the WindowLou Christie
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      Twyla & Lou wrote this song for the concept album "Paint America Love" in response to the changing times America was going through in the early 1970's. Those tumultuous times are very reminiscent of what our country is going through right now. 
   Here at ISHBAH we feel it's time to put "Look Out The Window" on the turntable again and "Paint America Love" 
~ from Lou's album 
      Paint America Love ~
~ Look Out the Window ~
~ Lou Christie ~
Look Out The Window Lou Christie
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       Wasn't it nice to come home from school and have a favorite radio station to listen to or a certain record or favorite TV show to catch on Thursday night?
    Remember waiting for I Love Lucy, Your Hit Parade, or the Jackie Gleason Show?   
    Boy wasn't life a lot simpler then!  We had time to think, feel, and come to our own decisions.
     Let's bring those feelings & great memories in to the New Year and give Lou & Lesley's new song "Don't You Remember?" another spin.
              Happy New Year.
"Don't You Remember?"
~Lou Christie & Lesley Gore~
Don't You RememberLou Christie & Lesley Gore
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      "Now it's time to say goodbye to all our family"    
       That was the last thing you heard on the Mickey Mouse Club every night.  When Annette Funicello was the sweetheart of America.
      We are thinking ahead of the new smile we want to put on your face next year. New talk ...new ideas ... and great records to hear once again.
       So stay safe ...stay tuned and don't forget your backstage pass. 
        ~ LOU
        Here is the 100th song pick on ISHBAH !
        It's an unreleased single written and sung by: 
     Lou Christie & Lesley Gore   
       The song is called "Don't You Remember?"  
       Give it a listen and you'll never forget. 
Song Pick # 100!
New Song Release
"Don't You Remember?"
~Lou Christie & Lesley Gore~
Don't You RememberLou Christie & Lesley Gore
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       Hey There, Hi There, Ho There here's part three ... the conclusion of Lou's interview with Lesley Gore from backstage at the Holiday Star Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana on February 17, 1990.
     Listen to all three when you get a chance ... They're here on ISHBAH and Lou's Podcast.
    "Remember ... you've got a Backstage Pass" !!!
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This Backstage Pass:
~ Lou Christie  Interviewing
Lesley Gore ~  Part  Three
Lou Christie intervieww/Lesley Gore Part Three
00:00 / 15:12
       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.
     Listen to Part Two here only on ...ISHBAH.  
This Backstage Pass:
~ Lou Christie  Interviewing
Lesley Gore ~  Part  Two
Lou Christie interviewLesley Gore Part Two
00:00 / 09:16
       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.
       Listen to Part One here only on ...
      ISHBAH
This Backstage Pass:
~ Lou Christie  Interviewing
Lesley Gore ~ Part One
Backstage Pass with LouLesley Gore
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       If it feels like life has you up in the air lately ... up on a tightrope without a safety net below and you're looking for some commiseration & empathy you should revisit this song of Lou's this Play Back Sunday. 
     
       Lou is singing with the awesome trio of Peggy, Denise & Bernadette from  Jessica James & the Outlaws and the Angels. 
Play Back Sunday
" Trapeze"
~ Lou Christie ~ 
TrapezeLou Christie
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       Every Back-up Singer that I have worked with on my records had to have something special, something unique, something no one else could copy.
      Well ... right on time, and always in tune were, Peggy Santiglia, Bernadette Carroll and Denise Ferri. 
        Very sad news came this weekend when I heard of the passing of Denise.  Denise was a very exceptional person, with her kindness, her sweetness, her sincerity and her beauty!  Laughing, we did a lot whether it was rehearsing or at the microphone.  There was always a twinkle in her eyes. 
      Denise you will make a beautiful Angel. Thank You for being in my life and helping me in so many ways. 
 
    Remember Love goes on forever.
                          ~ LOU
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" We'll Be Making Out "
~ Jessica James & The Outlaws ~
We'll Be Making Out Jessica James & The Outlaws
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      This vocal group from Chicago was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 by none other than Frankie Valli.  
      As Billboard Magazine said of them "They are universally hailed as one of the finest and most influential vocal groups in pop music history, the Flamingos defined doo wop at it's most elegant and sophisticated." 
        Here is a song of theirs that didn't go as far up the charts as some of their hits but here on ISHBAH we feel that it should have been a Hit.  
     Give it a listen and a vote and let us know what you think.
Play Back Sunday
" Time Was "
~ The Flamingos ~
TIME WAS The Flamingos
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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 ...
Play Back Sunday
" In His Car "
~ Robin Ward ~
In His Car ~Robin Ward
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   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
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