August 2010 Bop Street Archives

A SUMMER SOUNDTRACK For the Dog Days of August along with a few Birthdays-in-Blue From the Land of the Round Haircut….

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SUMMERTIME in the Land of the Round Haircut this Record Breakingly HotHotHot Afternoon, along with BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE for BOBBY HATFIELD of the Righteous Brothers, the Ever Alluring RONNIE SPECTOR, the Poet of the Blues Himself—PERCY MAYFIELD, BUSTER BROWN of Fannie Mae Fame, JIMMY McCRACKLIN and JACKIE ‘Rocket 88’ BRENSTON. and JACKIE ‘Rocket 88’ BRENSTON.

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BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut, one of them a little too close to home….

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BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut, Kansas City Style for The Kid From Red Bank COUNT BASIE, The President of the Tenor Sax LESTER YOUNG, Mr Five by Five Himself JIMMY RUSHING, and the Architect of Modern Jazz CHARLIE PARKER. Other Birthdays this week include WYNONIE ‘Mr Blues’ HARRIS, WYNONA CARR, the Queen of the Blues DINAH WASHINGTON and from the Realm of Vocal Group Harmony—the ill fated RUDY LEWIS of the Drifters and the inimitable WILLIE WINFIELD of the Harptones—

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Today we are Guests of Honor at Somebody Else’s High School Reunion. Are you old enough to remember how it used to go? And while we’re on the subject, just how ever did the rest of ‘em get s-o-o-o old?!?

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