Video of the Week: September 8. 2014


A first this week–we feature a video not for the artist or version of the song shown, but for a cover version of the song that is no longer publicly available.  That’s because Dick Clark signed a contract as a recording artist on this date in 1958.  His first album, called Dance With Dick Clark , featured covers of recent hits and credited to “The Bandstanders.”   Here’s the track list:

  • Willie and the Hand Jive
  • Drifting and Dreaming
  • Gazackstahagen
  • Short Fat Fanny
  • Dawn
  • Love is Strange
  • Isle of Capri
  • Miss You
  • Goggles
  • Sentimental Journey
  • Like Help Man
  • Long Tall Sally

While Dick Clark was known for many talents, singing was never one of them, and one could just imagine his vocals on any of these songs.  The fact that the recordings are no longer available is probably not a coincidence.  However, here is Dick Clark the way we prefer to remember him…

Don’t forget that voting is open now in our annual Grooveyard Greats listener poll.  You can vote daily for your 10 favorite songs of 1959 here. Voting for your favorite songs of 1956 opens later this week.  And join us each Thursday at 9 PM on . . .

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