Song Pick 
#74 is up!

       This singer from Liverpool

was touted as the fifth Beatle having had major chart success with a number of Lennon/McCartney 

compositions in the 60’s.  

     Here’s a recent release of his that is worthy of a listen and a decision.   

    You can give it a vote here on ISHBAH.


Thanks as always for listening .

~ Lou

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Song Pick #74
" To Liverpool With Love "
~ Billy J. Kramer ~
Billy J. KramerBilly J Kramer
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    I cut this song with the Wrecking Crew in L. A. in 1966.  That's when cars were cars and drive in-movies were where we spent warm summer nights.
   The Army called and I went away ... leaving behind my XKE and my girl ... what could go wrong?  
    Oh Well at least I got a good song out of it ...
    Give it a listen on this Play Back Sunday.
     Thanks  ~Lou
Play Back Sunday  
" If My Car Could Only Talk " 
~ Lou Christie ~
If My Car Could Only Talk Lou Christie
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    Here's our first song pick for the New Year.  It’s my song pick # 73  by an extremely talented singer, producer and 60’s TV show host who had 9 songs of 

his reach the top 100.  

   This song of his has Hit written All Over It … It reached # 46 but I feel it should have been much bigger … What do you think? 


Give it a Listen & Give it a Vote here on ISHBAH. 


   Thanks for listening ~ Lou 

Song Pick #73
"Every Day I Have to Cry"
~ Steve Alaimo ~
Every Day I Have to Cry Steve Alaimo
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Here’s our last song pick for 2019.

It’s one of mine this time.  

    Epic Records had a great idea to help launch it across the country in 1976 but politics as usual got in the way of those best-laid plans.        

    Give it a listen now and let me know if you still want to catch a ride with me “Riding in my Van”.

   Thanks for listening to ISHBAH in 2019 and keep your ears 

tuned in for 2020. 

   ~ Lou

Song Pick #72
"Riding In My Van"
~ Lou Christie ~
Lou Christie-Riding In My Van.mp3Lou Christie
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Here is a song that I wrote to help keep the Spirit of Christmas alive in New York City in the aftermath of 911
...  give it a listen 
      ~ Lou
"Christmas in New York"
~ Lou Christie ~
Christmas in New YorkLou Christie
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Right around Christmas is a good time to stop and listen to the soundtrack of your life ... I don't know about you but there's 

a soundtrack of music streaming;  pardon the pun, thru my mind pretty much 24/7 ... yep even while I'm sound asleep.

Here are some tunes from the soundtrack of my life.  The songs that hang around my ear space especially at Christmas.  Give this Podcast episode a listen when you want to get in the mood of the season.

Lou Christie Xmas.mp3Lou Christie
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This female group from Baltimore was a mixture of the “Sweet Soul Sound” of Motown & The Girl Group Harmonies of the early 60’s.

At times the sound is reminiscent of Little Anthony & the Imperials and since they were produced by Little Anthony’s producer … Brooklyn’s own Teddy Randazzo,  that makes perfect sense.

Give it another listen here on this Play Back Sunday. 


Thanks for listening ~ Lou

Play Back Sunday  
" l Want to Meet Him "
~ The Royalettes ~
I Want to Meet HimThe Royallettes
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This  "Band of Gold" singer is as hot as always on this track that I believe ... should have been a hit.
Give it another spin on this Play Back Sunday. 
        ~ Lou
Play Back Sunday
"Unhooked Generation"
 ~Freda Payne~
Unhooked GenerationFreda Payne
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Check out this wonderful;  in my humble opinion, song from this perky girl group 

from the town of Hanover Pennsylvania. 

I hope you enjoy it ... however I sure hope the title of this song of theirs is not 

a harbinger of things to come.


Thanks for listening ~ Lou 

Song Pick #71

 ~The Pixies Three~

" Cold Cold Winter "
Cold Cold WinterThe Pixies Three
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On this Play Back Sunday give this famous Motown Brother a second listen ... this song jingled the air waves a bit back in the day but I still feel it should have been a much bigger hit than it was ... what say you?
Thank for listening a second time ~
Play Back Sunday
"Hold On To My Love"
~ Jimmy Ruffin ~
Hold On to My LoveJimmy Ruffin
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   I remember slow dancing to this song way back when ... it's  "A Million to One"  that I will ever forget that feeling ... this top ten song brings those great days back to life ... it was a big hit back then and it's just as big a hit today in my book ... is it still a hit to you?
Thanks for Listening - Lou
 Song Pick #70
" A Million to One"
 ~ Jimmy Charles ~
A Million to OneJimmy Charlse
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   It’s OK on this PBS to take a minute and give this song by a legendary group who created & owned their own musical genre “surf rock”.  

   For the life of me I can’t understand why this song is not among their upper echelon hits … maybe you can tell me ~ check it out


~ Thanks Lou 

 Play Back Sunday
 "It's OK"
 ~ The Beach Boys ~
"It's OK "The Beach Boys
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These good looking twins from Long Island had awesome harmonies, great songs & great arrangements. 
I think this song of their's should have been a hit.
    Give my 69th song pick a listen & a vote here on
'It Should Have Been a Hit'
     ~ Lou
 Song Pick #69
" Oh, Lori "
 ~ The Alessi Brothers ~
Oh, LoriAlessi Brothers
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Rock Royalty on this song sing ... however No Brass Ring.
What's up with that? Give it another spin on this Play Back Sunday.
 Thanks  ~ Lou

 Play Back Sunday

 " Let Me Wake Up in Your Arms "
 ~ LULU & The Bee Gees ~
Let Me Wake Up In Your ArmsMerge.mp3LuLu & The Bee Gees
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These five teens began singing together at Clairton High School in 1958.  Their producer, Lennie Martin, gave them the wall of sound that he originated with the Skyliners. 

This song of theirs, on Robbee Records, deserves a spin. I think it should have been a hit.  What do you think?

     Thanks   ~Lou

 Song Pick  #68

 "Lonely Summer"

~ The Holidays ~ 

Lonely SummerThe Holidays
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Here's a gal from a 60's girl group who ventured out on her own with songs written by Carole King  & Gerry Goffin ... not too shabby. 

This song was my song pick #13 way back when and I believe it deserves another listen here on ...

Play Back Sunday.

Thanks for Listening ~ Lou

 This Play Back Sunday song was my pick #13 ... time for another spin 



~ Earl Jean McCrea ~

RANDYEarl Jean McCrea
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This Grammy winning brother & sister duo from Niagara Falls New York had a string of Billboard hits.  Here's one of theirs that I feel should have gone higher up the charts ... give it a spin.

   Thanks ~ Lou