High School Yearbook Photo

"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

Thursday, May 5, 2011

--- Now Playing at the Shady Dell --- Jukebox Giants of May 1966


A new month means a new 

batch of records in the old 

Dell jukebox. It's May 1966, 

the greatest month in Dell 

history for those of us who 

love soul music! 

Many of the older Dell favorites are still going strong
and week by week some of the best soul sounds of the decade are joining the lineup.

Experience the look and sound 

of  young America! 

New, Hot and Hitbound: 

“Is it Yes, or is it No?” – James Brown 

“It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” 
– James Brown 

“I am a Rock” – Simon & Garfunkel 

“Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)” 
– Swingin’ Medallions 

“Paint it, Black” – Rolling Stones 

“Barefootin’” – Robert Parker 

“Come On Let’s Go” – McCoys 

“Love is Like an Itching in My Heart” 
– Supremes 


Old Dell Gold: 
(Records from past weeks, months and 
years that have maintained their popularity) 

“Cool Jerk” – Capitols (April ’66) 

“Hello Stranger” – Capitols (April ’66) 

“Hold On, I’m a Comin’” – Sam & Dave (April ’66) 

“I Got Everything I Need” – Sam & Dave (April ’66) 

“(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” – Righteous Brothers 
(March ’66) 

“When a Man Loves a Woman” – Percy Sledge (April ’66) 

“I’ll Take Good Care of You” – Garnet Mimms (April ’66) 

“This Old Heart of Mine” – Isley Brothers (March ’66) 

“(I’m a) Road Runner” – Jr. Walker & the All Stars (April ’66) 

"Shoot Your Shot” – Jr. Walker & the All Stars (April ’66) 

"No Man is an Island” – Van Dykes (March ’66) 

“I Won’t Hold it Against You” – Van Dykes (March ’66) 

“Peace of Mind” – Magnificent Men (January ’66) 

“All Your Lovin’s Gone to My Head” – Magnificent Men 
(January ’66) 

“The Boogaloo Party” – Flamingos (March ’66) 

“Philly Dog” – Mar-Keys (March ’66) 

“A Groovy Kind of Love” – Mindbenders (April ’66) 

“Daydream” – Lovin’ Spoonful (March ’66) 

“Get Ready” – Temptations (March ’66) 

“Fading Away” – Temptations (March ’66) 

“Good Lovin’” – Young Rascals (March ’66) 

“Mustang Sally” – Young Rascals (March ’66) 

“Gloria” – Shadows Of Knight (March ’66) 

“Kicks” – Paul Revere & The Raiders (March ’66) 

“Time Won’t Let Me” – Outsiders (March ’66) 

“Everybody’s Gotta Lose Someday” – Del-Chords aka 
Del-Cords) (December ’64) 

“Close Your Eyes” – Five Keys (March ’55) 

“Agent Double-O Soul” – Edwin Starr (August ’65) 

“Human” – Tommy Hunt (September ’61) 

“Big City Lights” – Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs 
(August ’65) 

“B Side Blues” – Righteous Brothers (March ’66) 

Big changes are coming to the jukebox in the month of June.

Which of these songs will still be around and which ones
will bite the dust?

You have
one month
to speculate
but remember,
ladies & gentlemen,
this is only
an exhibition,
this is not
a competition;
so please --
no wagering!

Have a Shady day!


  1. That was a busy year for hits and I was amazed at how many of them were my favorites. Again some groups I had not heard of but enjoyed listening to them. These sounds were the perfect start to any day. Thanks my friend for another awesome selection.

  2. Odie - I'm happy to know that the Dell's jukebox giants got your day off to a good start. Thanks for your comment and have a fantastic Thursday, my friend!

  3. Brought back memories of a Sam the Sham performance at Hershey Park a few years back. He played his hits plus did a long guitar solo that brought down the house. He got a standing ovation and thanked the audience by saying "I'm old, but I'm not cold". Another great list Shady.


  4. Jerre - I never knew Hershey Park was hosting all of those big name acts from the 60s. What strikes me is the number of rockers who are still touring and putting on a show that's well worth seeing. Thanks for your visit and comment, Jerre!

  5. Another great list from the old jukebox, Shady! Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones really brought back memories for me. I really enjoyed listening to all those old hits again. Thank you dear friend!

  6. Thisisme - Great to hear from you clear across the pond! You fancy the Stones? Word has it that Mick and his mates are English! Thanks for coming to call and have a wonderful evening in Devonshire, dear friend Thisisme!

  7. I didn't realize that Come On Lets go wasn't an original by Ritchie Valens. I still prefer Mr. Valens' rendition but this is another interesting tid bit I will carry around :)

  8. What a great month! I have been listening to them all and catching up on all my favourite blogs ( including yours)! It's hard to choose but my favourites of May 1966 are James Brown- It's a mans world and The Supremes. Thanks for sharing such a great selection. Hope you are having a wonderful week Shady x

  9. Great selection, Shady. When I was 16 I listened to the radio as much as possible so I knew all of these and loved most of them. "Paint It Black" is amazing, but I think "I Am A Rock" is the one that will last for all time. I noticed "A Groovy Kind of Love" on your list. That was a favorite of mine back then.
    I don't think "A Double Shot of My Baby's Love" will last forever, but it always makes me smile.

  10. Amber Blue Bird - Your original assumption about "Come On Let's Go" was correct, sweetie. It was originally recorded by Ritchie Valens in 1958. The McCoys recorded their nifty cover version of the song in 1966 and it became a big favorite at the Dell. Thank you for visiting, Amber, and have a delightful weekend in Connecticut!

    Kelly-marie - You are very kind and thoughtful for naming my blog as one of your favourites! Thank you! Normally I embed the original studio recordings of Dell songs but I sometimes make exceptions. James Brown's live performance of "Man's World" is a keeper and the Supremes song that you mentioned in an example of some of the excellent remixes available on YouTube. Have a wonderful weekend in England, Kelly-marie!

    Belle - In case you're thinking that it's a typo, I want you to know that a comma actually belongs in the official title of "Paint it, Black." The strange location of the comma sparked debate over the possibility that the song was a racial slur, an allegation vehemently denied by the Stones. When asked in an interview about the comma's origin, Keith Richards reportedly said, "It's Decca's" meaning that someone at the record label decided to add the comma to the title. But why? It's one of those great unsolved mysteries! Thanks for visiting, Belle, and have a fine weekend up your way!

  11. I was lucky enough to see James Brown play live just before he died, I admit I wasn't really a fan beforehand but he knew how to put in a great show!
    Have a great weekend Shady!

  12. Emma - That's right, JB always gave 110%. I saw him live at the York Fair in 1968 when he was at his peak. Thank you very much for your visit, dear friend Emma, and enjoy a fine weekend in Dublin!

  13. You're right, Jon Hamm certainly does get around, but I'm not complaining, I think he's a very talented actor and comedian not to mention easy on the eyes;)

    Thank you for awarding me the versatile blogger award along with cindy, I truly appreciate the kind words and support!

    Have a great weekend too!

    PS The video was very strange and funny! :D


  14. Emma - Betty Johnson's "The Little Blue Man" went top 20 in the spring of 1958. Influenced by the Cold War, the space race and a general mistrust of scientific experimentation, a large number of novelty horror and science fiction related songs become hits during the late 50s. I dare say that 1958 was the biggest year of all for such records. I agree with you that Jon Hamm is easy on the eyes. My eyes, however, are fixed on January Jones, Christina Hendricks and Alison Brie. You richly deserve the upcoming award and many more, dear friend Emma. Have a delightful Dublin weekend!

  15. That is interesting about the comma. I would bet is was just a typo. I guess we will never know (like the erased 18 minutes on Nixon's tape).

  16. Belle - I'm going to launch an investigation into a possible connection between the two! (LOL) Have a great night in B.C., dear friend!

  17. I've listened "paint in black" live during the Rolling Stones gig in Chorzow in 1998...

  18. Wanilianna - Lucky you! One of the top items on my bucket list that remains unchecked is to attend a Stones concert. Maybe there's still time! Thank you very much for your visit, dear friend Wanilianna, and enjoy your weekend in Poland!

  19. what a great year book photograph! :P

  20. Jason - Frankly I'm a little embarrassed by that photo. When I posed for it at age 17, I was going through a Fred MacMurray (My Three Sons) phase. On the upside, people say I haven't changed a bit! Thank you for coming in for a visit, Jason, and please return to my space soon and often!

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