Friday, March 30, 2012

Graceland Too - Holly Springs, Mississippi

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Last Train out of Kingsport Depot - April 30, 1954

Thursday, March 15, 2012

World Book Encyclopedia in the fifties

And then there were the grocery store encyclopedias!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Duncan Hines' 1934 restaurant guide, "Adventures in Good Eating."

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Bad Songs Poll

I’ve had a lot of folks ask me if such-and-such a song got any votes in my recent Bad Song poll.
Here’s a list of every song that got a vote, 44 in all. I must confess I don’t think there’s a song on the list that I didn’t sing along to on the car radio at some time.:
“ABC” - Jackson 5
“Achy Breaky Heart” – Billy Ray Cyrus
"Angel Baby" - Rosie and the Originals
“Blind Man in the Bleachers” – Kenny Starr
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – Deep Blue Something
“Crimson and Clover” – Tommy James and the Shondells
“Disco Duck” – Rick Dees
“Feelings” – Morris Albert
“Fly” - Sugar Ray
“Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon” – Neil Diamond
“Guantanamera” - Sandpipers
“Having My Baby” – Paul Anka
“Henry the Eighth” - Herman’s Hermits
“Honey” - Bobby Goldsboro
“I Got Tears In My Ears” - Homer and Jethro
“Like A Virgin” - Madonna
“Little Red Riding Hood” - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
“Love is Blue” - Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra
“Loving You” - Minnie Ripperton.
“Macarena” – Los del Rio
“MacArthur Park” – Richard Harris
“Maggie May” - Rod Stewart.
“Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard” – Paul Simon
“Mickey” - Toni Basil
“Midnight At The Oasis” - Maria Muldaur
“My D-I-V-O-R-C-E” - Tammy Wynette
“Puberty Love” from the movie “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”
“Ragg Mopp” - Ames Brothers
“Rats in My Room” - Joey Reynolds and Danny Neaverth
“Seasons in the Sun” - Terry Jacks
“She Drives Me Crazy” - Fine Young Cannibals
“She Loves You” - Beatles.
“Stairway to Heaven” – Led Zeppelin
“Stand By Your Man” – Tammy Wynette
“Sugar, Sugar” –Archies
“Teen Angel” – Mark Dinning
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” –Tokens
“They’re Coming To Take Me Away” – Napoleon XIV
“Tie Me Kangaroo Down” – Rolf Harris
“Tiptoe Through the Tulips” - Tiny Tim
“Under My Thumb” – Rolling Stones
“Who Are You” - The Who
“Wildfire” – Michael Martin Murphey
“Winchester Cathedral” – New Vaudeville Band
“You Light Up My Life” - Debby Boone
Of course “MacArthur Park” was the winner of the poll.