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Sorry for the overly punful moniker, but all my normal nicknames were taken. In my experience, every Tom, Dick & Harry is named Jim.
In any case, I am a music collector with what used to be an encyclopedic memory for trivia on hits from the 50s & 60s. I have spent a ton of time & money on records, reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, and CDs. I used to tape from records & radio onto reel-to-reel tapes, and I miss the flexibility of being able to change speeds and volume to, for example, splice Hank Ballard & Chubby Checker together for a twist-fest, highlight the ending of Please Mr. Postman, and fade out the Doors when the song should have ended, I am tired of paying premium prices for music I bought before, often more than once, and want good prices, extra tracks and at-least-as-good-as-original sound when I buy music. So where can we go to buy a serious selection of music for good prices?
Also, where can we go for decent oldies radio programs? I'm looking for intelligent presentation and wide selection. Are there any deejays any more who have the freedom to put their own programs together (I'm remembering Dick Lillard and Alan Lee in the Washington DC area and Dr. Demento in Los Angeles) and the smarts to put a little musicology into their selection--double plays like Louie Louie by Richard Berry & The Kingsmen; I'm Into Somethin' Good by Earl-Jean & Herman's Hermits; Blue Moon by Elvis & The Marcels (or a triple with Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald's version); Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday on Saturday Night by Al Jolson & Ian Whitcomb; Work With Me Annie by Hank Ballard with Dance With Me Henry by Etta James; They're Coming to Take Me Away by Napolean Bonaparte with I'm Normal by "Emporer" Bob Hudson; "A" side with "B" side of a hit 45; answer songs, sequels, take-offs (satires), tributes, mentions and regional hits (anyone remember Round Robin on the Lloyd Thaxton Show?).
I have sub-collections within my collection--songs by girl groups (e.g., Cookies, Crystals, Jewels, Ronnettes, Teddy Bears, Patience & Prudence), songs about girls (from Arthur Alexander's Anna to Alan Sherman's My Zelda), humor (think Dr. Demento), dance songs (anyone remember Little Eva's Turkey Trot or Joey Dee & The Starliters Peppermint Twist?), and collected works of (most of the standards like Elvis, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Beatles, Rolling Stones but also occasional less-than-stellar talent--I once had all three albums by The Seeds). I continue to find additions to the music but am starting to think about videos, especially of the dances--the second line from New Orleans (refer to the mention in Down Home Girl by the Stones), the Madison from Columbus, and whatever Watusi that was on the original song of that name in which couples actually held hands, unlike later versions that were most suitable for Beach Party films. Where does one go for dance videos?
Finally, where can we go to demonstrate against the latest US revisions to copywrite law? When you're dead, your compositions should go into the public domain.
All (useful) suggestions will be gratefully received. Sincerely, OBG1Kenobie
Hello OBG1, I hope you don't mind me calling you that for short.....lol. Here may be the answer to your request, please check it out and let me know if this is what you are looking for. I have used them for a long time to fill my Juke Box with 45's and keep the place jumping.....
I think you can find what you are looking for thru them. Good luck.