I find what you said to be interesting...............
What I do not get is ..........
Why are the few of us Trio fans so few????????
Among our peers.....
Maybe we're not..........
Maybe our whole generation doesn't give much of a damn about the music of our youth...
Or ANY music.
Maybe the oldies radio stations are the most that we can hope for........
I favor the "good music" (Sinatra kind of stuff) over the the 1960s rock stuff.....
But, there are no broadcast stations where you can hear Ella and Peggy Lee.....or even Dean.....
Why is this??????????
Most Charted Releases By Label: Columbia: 1,363 Capitol:1,099 RCA: 1,057
I have well over 1000 LPS from the 1960s......
No Elvis......and aside from the Limeliters.....very few RCA albums....
My guess is that I have about the same number of Columbia as Capitol...
If the Trio albums are not considered.
My LPS have been boxed since 1999.....when we moved to a new house where there was no room for them.
When boxed them.....there were very few that I thought I'd want to hear again....
I got CDS to replace the ones I really liked the most......
Now, if I want to hear something old....I go to what used to be Rhapsody.....
Which doesn't offer anything near what it used to have.......
All of Sinatra's LPs were on Rhapsody........
In most instances.....there are just compilations......
All of Tony Bennett's LPS are on whatever it is now.
Music just ain't what it used to be........
And, I'm not either.
BTW, we got a new puppy on Saturday........
Part Golden Retriever....part Poodle......
I think this means you can send him to McDonalds for French Fries......
He loves to chew on things......
He has a curly tail....so we're calling him Curly.
: Jim....I have JW's companion book Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 which is falling apart
: for extensive use. It includes tabulated information similar to that for albums. Not
: surprising for the time period, the artists that top most of these lists are Elvis
: Presley and The Beatles.
: Some notable items:
: Most Charted Singles - Elvis Presley: 149
: I was somewhat surprised that James Brown was 2nd with 94 and The Beatles 5th with
: Most #1 Hits - The Beatles: 20 [Elvis 2nd with 18]
: Most Weeks At #1 - Elvis Presley: 80 [The Beatles a distant 2nd at 58]
: Most Charted Releases By Label: Columbia: 1,363 Capitol:1,099 RCA: 1,057
: --Previous Message--
: I hope that many Xroaders know about Joel Whitburn, simply as music lovers beyond
: being KT fans.
: For more than 40 years, Whitburn has been compiling the most compelling and accurate
: (not to say enormous) volumes of information on Billboard Magazine 's music charts
: from 1894 until 2015. I mean, the extent of his work on published music, sheet
: music, singles, albums, and collections across all the decades and all genres is
: remarkable. You can get some flavor of it looking at his page on Amazon here:
: Joel Whitburn's Page On Amazon
: If you scroll through all the pages, you might see his out-of-print 2001 The
: Billboard Albums volume - IMO the best of the books I've seen - selling for a cool
: Whitburn's own site is Whitburn's Record Research Home Page is so dense it's kind
: of exhausting getting around it:
: Billboard loves Whitburn because he has done so much to promote interest in their
: charts and perhaps even more to do the kind of statistical research and categorizing
: that the magazine itself doesn't do but that makes the data available to and useful
: for journalists, historians, musicologists and so on.
: BB published an interview with Whitburn in 2014 HERE - it tells the whole story
: and I think is really fascinating.
: Whitburn was born in 1939 and consequently is of prime age to be a lifelong Trio
: fan, which is really my point in mentioning him here. In the aforementioned
: interview, Billboard asks him "Who are some of your favorite artists, from
: your earliest days as a music fan to now?" His response:
: I'm partial to a lot of the early artists: Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Duane Eddy.
: Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Beatles, Rolling Stones – the Stones are probably
: my favorite rock & roll band. Who else? Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash,
: Eddie Cochran, Sam Cooke, the Drifters, Fats Domino, the Ventures, the Crystals, the
: Ronettes, the Shirelles – my all-time favorite girl group. Bobby Darin, Buddy Holly.
: And, Jack Scott, not sure if anybody remembers that guy.
: I like the Kingston Trio – they had a nice string of great folk albums. I love that
: stuff. Brenda Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Mamas and the Papas, Gene Pitney, Roy
: In country, I like Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, George Jones. For adult contemporary:
: Andy Williams.
: Needless to say, I have made extensive use of Whitburn's stuff over the years in
: much of my own writing on Wikipedia, CV101, and elsewhere. If I only had a few
: thousand more disposable dollars, I'd buy about half of his books. It seems thought
: that some of them are now available on Kindle and might be more affordable.
: I'll get back to Xroads about that.