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Fats Domino

Fats Domino passed away last week. I meant to post something but my son, Jay, beat me to it. This is his post on jaypeterson.ca. Here is his guest post on Fats Domino. I should note that as the dad walking his son past the CD bargain bin in Sears, his adventures discovering new/old music…

EVO’s Album Release Trailer

It’s finally here! Be the first to buy our debut album at the Red Brick Café Album Release Party! Get there early to secure good seats. Here is the trailer for our debut album, “Last Chance To Dance.” We’ll start selling the CDs and Vinyl Albums in September, 2017. It shows footage from the band…

Choo Choo Ch’Boogie

The song “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” is one of the first songs that Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra learned.  It’s a shuffle and for me it epitomized “Jump Blues” from the late forties.  In fact the recording by ”Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five” was on the R&B charts for 18 weeks in 1948.  I loved the song…

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry passed away this week. He was 90 years old. I had heard of Chuck Berry, like a lot of my generation, through the Beatles and the Rolling Stones’ covers. I first saw Chuck perform at my very first rock festival called “Pop 69” at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium in 1969.   I had never…

Last Chance to Dance – Live Video

Matty of Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra

We have started adding original songs to our set list, and we’ve recorded a video of one of Matty’s called “Last Chance to Dance”. It should be out in the spring. Here is the song during our latest performance at the Red Brick Cafe. Below is Matty’s comment on how the song grew. “This Could…

Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947 1974 Collection

Many years ago, I separately purchased individual volumes of the Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947 – 1974 Collection.  I likely started with Volumes 5 and 6.  Growing up in the 60s, the CDs included soul and R& B songs I was familiar with from my teenage years: The Drifters: Up on the Roof, On Broadway,…

Moondog Matinee

Moondog Matinee by The Band

The Band’s “Moondog Matinee” album is not a well-known album. None of my friends had it and I don’t think it was ever widely promoted. I believe I found it in a “Sam the Record Man” delete bin. I had heard a story at the time that the songs were a collection of tracks “The…

Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive

Back in 1981, I was visiting a friend who was one of those friends always turning me on to new and different records and sounds. He pulled out two albums to play me. The first one was Peter Gabriel’s fourth album “Security” (the one with “Shock the Monkey”). The second album was “Jumpin’ Jive” by…

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