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#91 is up!
     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 ... you listen ... decide ... and vote here on ISHBAH.
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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
   On this ISHBAH Sunday... we are putting up a Double Play of Love for all of you ... who have been good boys & girls ... wearing your mask and playing by the rules. 
   Be safe, be well.
        ~ LOU
Play Back Sunday
"Hold On to My Love"
~ Jimmy Ruffin ~ 
Hold On to My LoveJimmy Ruffin
00:00 / 04:46
Play Back Sunday
bonus second song !
" Who's Loving you" 
~ Dobie Gray ~
Who's Loving YouDobie Gray
00:00 / 05:34
   Sometimes we have to look back to move forward.
    Here is a song that talks about just that from a great singer and a great friend of mine.  I miss her and I miss the old days.
    On this Play Back Sunday lets go Back to Where We Once Belonged.
        ~ LOU
Play Back Sunday
     with VOTING
" The Old Crowd "
~ Leslie Gore ~
The Old Crowd
00:00 / 04:12
   Jimmy Webb wrote the song ... this famous group released it as the follow up to their Grammy Award winning Hit Song and album ... and yet no Hit.
Go figure.
      I say it's time to revisit the song and this album from a legendary song writer and this fabulous vocal group.
    On this Play Back Sunday
give it a listen ... give it a vote.     Thanks
 
        ~ LOU
Play Back Sunday
     with VOTING
" Summer's Daughter "
~ The Fifth Dimension ~
Summer's DaughterThe Fifth Dimension
00:00 / 04:05
    Here's another song from my 1971 album ... 
    "Paint America Love"
     Thanks for revisiting my album with me over the last few months.
      Now that it looks like the quarantine is loosing up a bit I will be able to get back in the studio again to record some new picks for 
It Should Have Been a Hit.
     Stay tuned music fans.
All the best,  
        ~ LOU
Song Pick #88 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Wood Child "
~ Lou Christie ~
1-Wood Child
00:00 / 04:37
 "HERE COMES SUMMER"
    Today, June 20, 2020 at
5:44 pm ET...
     Let's hope the next three months are better than the last three.
    
     Be well my friends-enjoy my Video & your summer.
     
  ~ LOU
    Here is another song of mine from my album "Paint America Love".
    It was written many years ago but I feel it's as relevant today as it was back then.        It's about following the light that leads you through the dark. 
    I hope the light you follow helps guide you through the landmines & obstacles that life has a way of placing in front of us now and then.
     Be well my friends stay in the light of your Lighthouse.
     Love  ~ LOU
Song Pick #87 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Lighthouse "
~ Lou Christie ~
LIGHTHOUSE
00:00 / 03:36
    I don't know where plastic comes from but I do know I don't like it.
    Wherever it comes from it stays around forever.
   Only 9% of plastic has been recycled in the 70 years it's been with us. 
    I do however love paper.  It's organic, it comes from the trees and you can reuse and recycle it. 
   Here is a song of mine I'd like to recycle your way on ISHBAH this Sunday.
  Give it a listen and let me know what you think ...     
       Paper or Plastic?
     Thanks  ~ LOU
Song Pick #86 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Paper Song "
~ Lou Christie ~
PAPER SONG
00:00 / 03:38
    Here's a song from "Paint America Love" that brings me to a personal place that I call America. 
   With all that is happening in America right now I think it's a good reason to take a step back in time and revisit that special place in our hearts that we call home ...
a place called America.
    I hope this song in some way helps you find your way back home.
       ~ LOU
Song Pick #85 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Best Way to See America "
~ Lou Christie ~
The Best Way To See America
00:00 / 03:01
    Here's another song from my album " Paint America Love "
     It's about growing up and learning to navigate the long winding roads between here and there ... I traveled those back roads with my friend and my dad's surrogate son, Chuckie.
    We two rode around  dad's farm in an old beat "32 Ford Model A pickup and traveled the world in our minds.
    That was my escape until I found music.
     ~ LOU
Song Pick #84 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Chuckie Wagon "
~ Lou Christie ~
4-Chuckie Wagon
00:00 / 02:53
   This song was banned on the radio because of the line "six more brownies left till you get to Ontario." Boy the times sure have changed haven't they.
   What this song is really about is two young guys traveling across America in the 60's trying to find themselves.
 
   If you get a chance check out the movie "Midnight Cowboy" and give this song of mine, from "Paint America Love", a listen here on ISHBAH.
   ~ LOU
Song Pick #83 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Waco "
~ Lou Christie ~
WacoLou Christie
00:00 / 03:22
Here's a song from my album Paint America Love. 
Leonard Bernstein sent me a wonderful letter about Paint America Love when the record was released in 1971 and I still remember his congratulatory words today.
I think this song sums up what a lot of us are feeling and going thru these days.  I hope you are all well and I hope this song speaks to your heart in these uncertain times.
     ~ Lou
Song Pick #82 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Look Out the Window "
~ Lou Christie ~
LOOK OUT THE WINDOW
00:00 / 05:43
   The year was 1971 ... the world was rapidly changing.  Twyla and I went into the studio with some really talented people to record a totally different kind of record than what we had done in the past.
  One of those talented people was our arranger Ron Frangipani.
We left the studio feeling the music clicked on all cylinders and the three of us felt that we had achieved what we set out to accomplish.  To tell the story of what America was going through in those days of change.
   I'm so sorry to report that Ron passed away this week from  coronavirus.  He will be missed but hopefully remembered every time this album is played.
    Please try to be safe & well in these trying days that we are all going through now.
   ~ Lou
Song Pick #81 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Paint America Love "
~ Lou Christie ~
Paint America Love
00:00 / 05:15
Close your eyes 
Take a deep breath
Listen to this great song by
a great group from
Pittsburgh that I hope helps
you get through the day ...
        ~ Lou
Play Back Sunday 
 April 26, 2020 
" Close Your Eyes "
~ The Skyliners ~ 
Skyliners
00:00 / 04:47
" Let Me Get Close To You "
     My song pick this week is from one the first women to achieve major stardom in the country music field. She was an influence on both Tammy Wynette & Dolly Parton and was hailed as an "Extraordinary Country/Pop Singer" by the music critic Robert Palmer in The New York Times.
    However this song's title is about something we are not suppose to do at this present time, but I do think it should be safe for you to just listen to this song.  I also think It Should Have Been a Hit. 
   Give it a Listen & Vote
                    ~  Thanks Lou
Song Pick #80
" Let Me Get Close to You "
~ Skeeter Davis ~
Let Me Get Close To You
00:00 / 05:34
     Easter and Passover usher in the Spring, a season of growth and rebirth.  However;  many people in the world this year may be feeling a sense of what this song’s title conveys.

     Although the title may be a harbinger of the times we’re all living through in the world right now, the line that rings true to me in this song is:  

 

    “In a helpless state of Confusion, 

         Love is the Only Solution”

      I believe that to be true and I believe that this song should have been a Hit.

 

     On this Play Back Sunday please give it a listen ~               

     Thanks

           ~Lou 

 
Play Back Sunday 
 April 12, 2020 
" Helpless "  
~ Kim Weston ~
Helpless
00:00 / 04:05
   The seminal 60's surfer-rock duo tried bridging the musical gap with this remake of a song written by the original British Invasion Group.  It ended up as a  B-side and it didn't become a Hit ... but that shouldn't stop you from giving it a well deserved LISTEN and VOTE here on ISHBAH.
   Thanks 
         ~Lou
 
Song Pick #79
" Norwegian Wood "
~ Jan & Dean ~
Norwegian WoodJan & Dean
00:00 / 04:31
    Here's a gal who's been through a lot in her life and career and has come out on Top.
   On this Play Back Sunday ... It's a lesson for us all to learn that if you keep on keeping on "It's Gonna Work Out Fine"
    Thanks,   
            Lou
Play Back Sunday 
 March 22, 2020 
" It's Gonna Work Out Fine " 
~ Ike & Tina Turner ~ 
It's Gonna Work Out FineIke & Tina Turner
00:00 / 04:57
    Heres's a song from a "Hall of Fame" group with a long string of hits and a 50 year career. This song of theirs didn't reach the top of the charts and I've always wondered why.
     It's my song pick #78.
Give it a listen and your opinion.
     You vote always counts here on ISHBAH.
    Thanks,
           ~ Lou
Song Pick #78
" Shoppin' For Clothes "
~ The Coasters ~
Shoppin' For ClothesThe Coasters
00:00 / 06:30
~The Clouds of Rock~
East Coast Hall of Fame June 2019
Clouds of Rock (1)Lou Christie
00:00 / 08:46
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