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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

200 Greatest Hits of the Shady Dell Part 11 (#100 to #91)

Alright, no more foolin' around. Time to get serious. Time to roll out the private stock and maximize the awe and shock. Time to start counting down the 100 Greatest Hits of the Shady Dell!

There are actually 12 songs on this week’s list. That's because, in a couple of cases, two songs were tied for the same position. You’ll see what I mean and why I did that in a moment. Here are this week’s lyric clues. Name those tunes!

What a bright time, it’s the right time
To rock the night away

Those children’s hearts will break
If I don’t make this trip

Will you let me hold you? (Clocking in at 1:41 this James Brown side is the shortest song in the Dell’s Top 200. Recorded live in Tampa, FL, the blistering vocal and instrumental workout consists mainly of JB repeatedly shouting the title, ad-libbing, and screaming.)

I bought you a new coat and a $20 hat

And when we take a stroll
Tonight if it's cold
We'll cuddle up close

A little bit now a little bit later a little bit in between
A little bit now a little bit later a little bit in between
A little bit now, baby you know what I mean

It’s been two years since I last saw you, now
Somethin’ tells me you ain’t been true

(The next tune is a Stax/Volt instrumental that was covered nicely by the Mag Men. Hint: rhymes with chili dog.)

Floating on a sea of shattered dreams
To an isle of tears and woe.

Saint or sinner calls and always finds him there

I said put your hands up now, baby, baby
Let your backbone bend

(end of clues)


Remember the grading scale:

All 10 right – Congratulations! You’ve been appointed dean of the College of Musical Knowledge

7-9 right – Licensed lyric lover

4-6 right - Lyrically challenged

1-3 right – Sign up for remedial classes at the School of Rock

0 right – You just dance and hum along!


Now, here are this week's 10 Shady Dell countdown songs:

100. "Jingle Bell Rock"/"Captain Santa Claus" - Bobby Helms (every Christmas season ’57 thru ’66)



99. "Tell Me That You Love Me" - James Brown (October '66)

98. "B Side Blues" - Righteous Brothers (March '66)

97. "I'm A Happy Man" - Jive Five (August '65)

96. "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box" - Bangers (circa early 1965)and/or Doug Clark & The Hot Nuts (circa November '66)



95. "Cheating" - Animals (June '66)

94. "Philly Dog" - Mar-Keys (March '66)

93. "Washed Ashore (On A Lonely Island In The Sea)" - Platters (July '67)

92. "He" - Righteous Brothers (June '66)

91. "Karate Boogaloo" - Emperors (July '67)

Do you have a Shady Dell Top Tunes list of your own that you would like to share? I'd love to see it, especially if it covers a different period of Dell history. It doesn't have to contain 200 songs; even a Top 10 would be interesting and instructive. Submit your Dell's Greatest Hits list in the form of a comment and I'll get it posted.

Have a Shady day!

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