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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!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

For Yon Dell Rats Only: 35 of the Geator's Greatest, Grooviest, Ginchiest, Gone Golden Gassers! (Part 1)

The Geator with the Heater...the Boss with the Hot Sauce...

Jerry Blavat has been a broadcasting icon since he took to the radio airwaves in the Philly market in 1961. In the mid 60's, Jerry brought his record hops to television beginning with Discophonic Scene in 1965 and Jerry's Place in 1967.

With his patented greetings and salutations to get the party started, pompous yet benign sermons and soliloquies, impeccable song selection, and the most deft and dapper dancers in the land, Jerry Blavat hosted the greatest televised dance program for teenagers...period...end of discussion. It was the real deal!



It is my pleasure to present the first authentic Shady Del Knight playlist for a Knocked-Out Geator House Party!

In this exclusive 3-part series, the Ginchiest Geator Goldens are arranged in chronological order.

"Jam Up (Twist)" - Tommy Ridgley (1954)

We begin in the mid 50's with Tommy Ridgley's R&B instrumental "Jam Up," a jump tempo tune that became the Geator's show opener and theme. Get clickin' and start reminiscin'.....



“Dear Lady Twist” - Gary “U.S.” Bonds (January 1962)



“Do the New Continental” – Dovells (February 1962)



"Bristol Twistin' Annie" - Dovells (June 1962)



“A Wonderful Dream” Majors (September 1962)



“Let Me Go the Right Way” – Supremes (December 1962)



“The Bounce" - Olympics (May 1963)
also by Jackie Lee (January 1966)




“Cross Fire!” – Orlons (October 1963)



“Quicksand” – Martha & the Vandellas (December 1963)



“When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” – Supremes (January 1964)



"Leaving Here" - Eddie Holland (February 1964)



Wait a minute! Wait just a doggone minute! Let's back up and take another look at this Belgian import Eddie Holland CD.

That face and that peek-a-boo hairstyle look mighty familiar! Now let's take a look at Rachel from Friends, Jennifer Aniston, as she appeared on the cover of a 1996 issue of Rolling Stone.

Am I missing something here? Can somebody please explain to me how a picture of Jennifer Aniston wound up as the cover art on an Eddie Holland CD made in Belgium? Is there a connection between Jen and Eddie that I don't know about? Are they dating? Are they "friends." Have we all been sucked into a worm hole and transported to a bizarro parallel universe where absolutely anything is possible?

More momentous Geator goldens coming up in my next post...so please stay tuned!

Have a Shady day!

4 comments:

  1. Great info and song selections. Haven't heard the Bounce for some time. I will also dig out my For Lovers Only albums and live thru the scratches again. If you like the Dovells, you will like the killer B called "The Actor". Not on a Lovers Only album, but could have been. Jerre

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  2. I'm sure that fab flip by the Dovells is a great one, Jerre. Yet, strangely enough, the only actor I'm focused on at the moment is Jennifer Aniston! Thanks for your comment, brother rat!

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    1. I'm in the middle of an adoption search for medical reasons. Can u tell me if you recall a ray miller or a hank from shady dell in the early 1970

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    2. I'm sorry, but I don't recall either of those names, but thanks for visiting nevertheless. Good luck with your search!

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