Tuesday, May 20, 2014



If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger,There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats

When Legends Gather #849

Posted: 19 May 2014 08:57 PM PDT

Officer Big Mac and Phil Lynott

In the Studio #154

Posted: 19 May 2014 08:54 PM PDT

Don Post

annals of public performance #87

Posted: 19 May 2014 08:51 PM PDT

Chuck Berry rocks the gym

Fun in the Sun #20

Posted: 19 May 2014 08:48 PM PDT

Bo Diddley

Artists in Action #859

Posted: 19 May 2014 08:47 PM PDT

The Germs try the seafood

The Record Men #10

Posted: 19 May 2014 06:56 AM PDT

Lew Chudd, founder of Imperial Records, with the label's star turn Ricky Nelson
'"Lew Chudd had a remarkable knack of filling distributors' warehouses with the wrong sounding records," said Johnny Vincent, President of Ace Records and a former distributor himself. It's true Lew Chudd was a business man first, and as a record man he came a poor second. On the other hand professional jealousy, and perhaps sneaking admiration, may lie behind Vincent's remarks, since in Fats Domino, Slim Whitman and Ricky Nelson, Lew Chudd had three of the hottest stars  in the 1950's and their records did not impose too much on distributors' valuable floor space.'
(from Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans by John Broven)