Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ed Rambeau: One Note Ahead

Fans of the handsome and multi-talented Eddie Rambeau ("Concrete and Clay") will enjoy S.J. Dibai's interesting, informative and highly entertaining interview with the man himself. To check it out, click on the link below:

One Note Ahead: Rambeau, Part II

Eddie also had a minor hit with "My Name is Mud," and he cowrote two Top Forty recordings for Diane Renay - "Navy Blue" and "Kiss Me, Sailor."

Ed is a performer's performer - his stage presence and phrasing are impeccable, and he puts just the right amount of emotion into every song he sings. He's also extremely good to look at! For proof, check out the video below, from one of Ed's Shindig appearances in 1965. If you're a red-blooded, heterosexual female who doesn't swoon when Ed looks directly into the camera and sings "I'll always love you, baby," then you probably should get a medical checkup!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Dixie Cups on MySpace

Remember The Dixie Cups, that lovely and talented trio from New Orleans? Of course you do. Who can forget these beautiful and talented ladies with their pristine harmonies and their string of hit records, beginning with "Chapel of Love" and culminating with "Iko Iko?" Both of these tunes remain as popular as they were back in 1964 and '65 - you almost can't go to a wedding without hearing the first song, and the second is often performed at parties and other functions where guests will "second line" while carrying umbrellas and waving handkerchiefs and various other props. The Dixie Cups themselves remain active as performers - although they stopped recording in 1966, they have never disbanded - and now they have an official page on MySpace. Please click on the link to check out their profile and enjoy the audio and video on the page - and, if you have a MySpace account, feel free to add them to your Friends list.