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Mo' Music Monday: Shout! it's the modern craze!

Posted on September 21, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon Ginchers,

It's Mo' Music Monday and on this very day in 1959 the Isley Brothers charted with the new modern craze ... SHOUT!  Who hasn't been to a wedding, dance, party or event with music that didn't dance to the song SHOUT?  A little bit softer now, a little softer now ... hey, ey, ey ey .... hey, ey, ey ey ... Shout, come on and ... Shout!  This phenom began in 1958 when the Isley Brothers closed their show at the Uptown Theater in Philly with a cover tu...

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Soul Sunday: Ben E. King, Drifter to stardom!

Posted on September 20, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

Welcome to Soul Sunday ... as you all know Sunday's are special to me and always have been since my days as a young man going to Sunday school, stopping at Aunt Kate's on the way home to have a morning breakfast of Kiska and eggs all the way through my adult life as a Husband and Father.  We try to carry out my wife's family tradition to this very day, the kids and grandkids join us for our Sunday, Italian dinner which always has pasta and sauce, meatballs, salad ...

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Wa'sup Wednesday: The Movies ... what happened???

Posted on September 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

Time once again for Wa'sup Wednesday ... what happened to the movies???  Here I go trippin' back to the good old days again when watching a movie was fun, exciting, made you use some of your imagination... I'l expand on that a little later.  I was channel and movie searching recently and saw so many movies that I didn't even know existed.  Luckily you can click on them and they give you some infoabout the flick and some even have a preview.  After a...

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Tune In Tuesday: 3WS Summer Oldies Concerts!

Posted on September 15, 2020 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

Are you ready to Tune in Tuesday?  Let's go back 30 years ... Three Rivers Stadium, Saturday morning til night ... the annual 3WS Summer Oldies Celebration!  So let me set the stage... about two weeks ago while at my Ginchy store and museum, a young man, I would guess in his late thirties came up to me and asked if I would do a selfie picture with him for his Mother.  As we stood there he explained that going through my museum was like a trip back in tim...

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Mo' Music Monday: Big Yellow Taxi ... Til it's gone!

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

It's Mo' Music Monday ... and, I'm Back ... Big Yellow Taxi ... Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you got til it's gone?  A week ago I stopped writing my blogs because I thought it was a waste of time and nobody really read it anyway.  Boy, was I wrong ... I came to find out that a lot of friends looked forward to remeniscing about the good old days.  Hearing Join Mitchell's song "Big Yellow Taxi" sure did help!  The lyrics just t...

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Feature Friday: President Barney Ales ... Motown Records

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

It's Feature Friday ... President Barny Ales, Motown Records ... Gordy's ace in the hole.  So the turbulent 1960's produced some of the greatest music in the history of music, how did this happen.  It was a time of social unrest, protests, civil rights, and a black owned record company decides to produce a mostly black stable of musicians and entertainers to America and call it the "Sounds of Young America" and make it part of the Pop Music Culture!  The...

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Throw Back Thursday: A Real Soda Fountain!?

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon Ginchers,

Time for a much needed Throw Back Thursday!  Today if I would say Soda Fountain to a young person they think about every fast food restaurant on the planet, just put your cup under the spout press back on the release hickey and wha-la ... a carbonated soft drink.  If you say how about a milk shake to a young person today, same thing ... fastfood restaurant and a cup of processed soft serve Ice Cream that you have to eat with a spoon, I don't know why t...

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Wa'sup Wednesday: When Radio was real Readio ... WJAS

Posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Morning' Ginchers,

Sooo Wa'sup Wednesday?  When Radio was real Radio ... WJAS.  WJAS is now Talk Radio however it was one of the staple radio stations in Pittsburgh at one time, it was one of the original five AM stations in Pittsburgh and signed on the air in 1922.  Over the years the station went through many changes and even name changes like WAMP briefly in the 1950's, WKPQ and WKTQ (13Q) in the 1970's but eventually went back to WJAS.  I want to talk about WJAS ...

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Tune in Tuesday: Still hope for TV ... The Beav!

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Afternoon Ginchers,

It's Tune in Tuesday ... still hope for TV ... The Beav!  It's a miracle, it's the biggest find of the year ... what is it you ask?  Well, as the boredom set in watching the same political TV, Gloom and Doom TV, mordern day anything goes TV, I did some serching last night and found out that I had Hi-Def Filter on my TV's ... when I changed it to ALL TV ... it was like my house landed in OZ, the door opened and there was a colorful world of fun, beauty,...

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Mo Music Monday: Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye ... Gene Hughes

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

Today is Mo Music Monday and a trip down memory lane ... who doesn't remember dancing to the classic ballad "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye?"  What do you think of when you here that record?  The Casinos?  The High School Dance?"  "Maybe being with your main squeeze in your old Chevy?" ... I think about Gene Hughes, lead singer of the Casinos and great guy!  Let's chat about Gene for a minute before I tell you my association with him.  Gene ...

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