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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

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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


 It's November 1966.   

 History has turned a page, uh-huh, 

 and the beat goes on. 

Some of the most distinctive Dell classics have found slots in the jukebox this month. They include a regional hit by a Philly bar band, a drama dripper by the man who built Grand Funk Railboad, and the dirty ditty by the rowdy bunch of guys who performed semi-nude at frat parties!

 Experience the look and sound of 
 young America! 


 New, Hot and Hitbound: 

“Let’s Get Lost on a Country Road” – Kit Kats 

“Find Someone (Who’ll Make You Happy)” – Kit Kats 

“I (Who Have Nothing)” – Terry Knight & the Pack 

“(I Know) I’m Losing You” – Temptations 

"Baby Let Me Bang Your Box” – Doug Clark & the Hot Nuts 

"Mellow Yellow”– Donovan 

"Good Vibrations” – Beach Boys 

"Heaven Must Have Sent You” – Elgins 

"Nineteen Days” – Dave Clark Five 

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – Supremes 

"(Come Round Here) I’m the One You Need” – Miracles 

“Winchester Cathedral” – New Vaudeville Band 

“Stop Stop Stop” – Hollies 


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

“Tell Me that You Love Me” – James Brown (October ’66) 

“Don’t Be a Dropout” – James Brown (October ’66) 

“Devil With a Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly” – 
Mitch Ryder (October ’66) 

“Beauty is Only Skin Deep” – Temptations (September ’66) 

“Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody” – Sam & Dave 
(September ’66) 

“If You Got the Loving (I Got the Time)” – Sam & Dave 
(September ’66) 

“Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the
 – Rolling Stones (October ’66) 

“Lady Godiva” – Peter & Gordon (October ’66) 

“Walk Away Renee” – Left Banke (September ’66) 

"I'm Your Puppet” – James & Bobby Purify (October ’66) 

“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” – Jimmy Ruffin
(August ’66) 

“Baby, I’ve Got It” – Jimmy Ruffin (August ’66) 

"Cherish” – Association (September ’66) 

"Reach Out I’ll Be There” – Four Tops (September ’66) 

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

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

"Ain't Too Proud to Beg” – Temptations (June ’66) 

You’ll Lose a Precious Love – Temptations (June ’66) 

“Is it Yes or is it No” – James Brown (May ’66) 

“It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” – James Brown (May ’66) 

Big changes are coming to the Dell jukebox next month as we sleigh our way to Christmas.

Which of these songs will still be there? Which ones will be nowhere, man?

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

Have a Shady day!


  1. What a rich lineup for us today! I just heard Mellow Yellow while in a store the other day. Carnie Wilson seems to be one of the most visible progeny today of the 60's stars and she certainly has her old man's singing chops. I hope both their lives are straightened out.

    I also heard Diana Ross sing on tv earlier this year and it seems her voice has lost something over the years. It's nice to hear it in all it's glory.

    Another stellar post for us today, friend Shady- have a terrific day!

  2. Shelly - I was working at that rock video TV station when Wilson Phillips made a splash with their video "Hold On" featuring the beautiful Chynna Phillips. My favorite memory of Diana Ross was of her courageously singing in the violent storm during her 1983 Showtime concert in Central Park. Thank you very much for stopping by, dear friend Shelly, and have a wonderful day over your way!

  3. Well...Shady, I see you are on the ball this morning with another great post! Not being familiar with the Kit Kats, I really liked Let's Get Lost on a Country Road. Terry Knight's I Who Have Nothing was a great one. I Know I'm Losing You has always ranked way up there with me.

    In high school I remember hearing "stories" about Doug Clark and The Hot Nuts...something about the peanut man. ;~☼ Back in the days of Mellow Yellow I was clueless about saffron being yellow and still not sure what was yellow in the song. Good Vibrations is my favorite of all you listed. Can you believe Brian Wilson is almost 70! It was fun to listen to Winchester Cathedral this morning. First runner up to my top favorite listed is You Keep Me Hanging On by the Supremes. I wish we had more groups today that would interest and excite me as these old groups of my youth. Then again I am reminded of that old "splendor in the grass, glory in the flower" quote.

    November has begun at the Shady Dell in a delightful way, Shady!

    ‹(•¿•)› Thank you! ‹(•¿•)›

  4. Cindy - My day is off to a delightful start thanks to you and Shelly, dear friend. That Kit Kats two-sider and Terry Knight's dramatic reading of "I (Who Have Nothing)" are examples of esoteric "Dell songs." Their popularity at the Dell surpassed their popularity elsewhere including the Billboard chart. Doug Clark & the Hot Nuts were fixtures on the East Coast frat party circuit, notorious for performing in the nude wearing only velvet athletic supporters! Thank you very much, dear Cindy, for coming by early with your wonderful comments. Have a great day!

  5. I love the '60s, so thanks so much for this!

  6. Shady...Remember me? haha. Been a bit busy but trying to catch up on some reading. These songs are all great. I just loved Winchester Cathedral. Such a fun song isn't it? There isn't one on the list that I don't like. Great post.

  7. Melissa - Hello and welcome to SDM&M! I'm delighted by your visit. If you like the 60s then I hope you'll stick around because the music and memories of that decade are the main focus of my blog. Thank you very much for coming by, Melissa, and have a great day!

    Barb - It's always nice to welcome back a friend from the past! (LOL) Yes, it's been quite a while and I've missed you here. "Winchester Cathedral" was one of those catchy songs that easily got stuck in your head for hours or days at a time. It was also a "mother approved" record, clean and wholesome enough to pass inspection by the guardians of our morals, (not like that Alice Cooper character). Thank you very much for coming back to see me, Barb, and have a wonderful day!

  8. I've never heard the Kit Kats but I liked their sound very much. I loved Mellow Yellow when it came out; in fact I think I liked most of Donovan's songs. I was surprised I had never heard Nineteen Days because I was a big fan of the Dave Clark Five. Good Vibrations is certainly a great song. I'll have to agree with Cindy, the Supreme's song was my favorite this morning.

    I remember as a teen copying the Supreme's hairstyles and wanting to dress like them. They always looked and sounded terrific. So, as Abba sings, "Thank you for the music."

  9. Belle - You're welcome for the music, dear friend! "Nineteen Days" is another of those hardcore Dell songs that was more popular on the barn jukebox than in the rest of the world. The girls seemed to like the Supremes more than the boys. I liked them best in their pre-1964 obscurity. After they became major stars I began to tune out. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" was a hit at the Dell, however, and I liked it more than most of their other recordings. If you are an Abba fan then I'd like you to know that I'll be posting a little something from them two weeks from now as I mark an historic event. Thank you very much for looking and listening, dear friend Belle, and enjoy your evening in Western Canada.

  10. Love that Supremes song! and Donovan and Good Vibrations! Such great songs! Donovan lives (or lived) in Cork in Ireland. My friend's dad was his drummer!

    Hope you're keeping well my friend!

    Emma x

  11. Temptations and Beach Boys! Two bands you can never go wrong with! :)

  12. Emma - Hello, dear friend! I'm so glad you stopped by to listen to Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" and a few other favorites that were popular light years before you were born. It's so cool that a friend of your dad was Donovan's drummer! Donovan's son stars in one of my favorite teen musicals, The In Crowd (1988). I am well, thank you, and very happy now that you have come calling. Your friendship matters to me and I've missed you. Good night to you in Dublin, dear Emma!

    Kristina - Both of those groups had long strings of hits that are well known today not only to boomers but to younger generations as well. In two weeks you'll see one of the Temptations performing a hit from his solo career as I observe a special anniversary with the help of a guest blogger host. Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Ms. K, and give my buddy Wyatt a pat and a biscuit!

  13. Alright! :) I will do that! :) Thanks for the kind comment on my blog post, I responded there - but thought I would swing by and say although I do wish that excuse would be valid, she is happily married with a kind husband and a handsome little boy...not the case, just the person she tends to be and I tend to have a heart too big for my own good. time to embrace it, let go and move on! :) Thanks for the friendship Shady!

  14. Hi, Kristina! Thanks for the follow-up. Although your friend might appear to have the perfect relationship and family you never know for sure what's going on behind closed doors or in someone else's mind. She might still feel envious of all that you have because what you have is quite rare. I hope you will not harden your heart because the world needs big hearted people like you. I agree, however, that you must know when to cut your losses in the interest of self preservation. Thanks again for your friendship and support, dear friend Kristina!

  15. Hi Tom dear friend. The family are now driving back to France, so, hopefully, normal service will be resumed as far as my blogging is concerned! What a fantastic mixture of sounds you have come up with on this post. Like Belle, I don't know of The Kit Kats (it's a bar of chocolate over here. LOL!), but I do like their sound. So many of my favourites here today, The Hollies, Peter & Gordon, Donovan, Dave Clark Five, The Supremes, New Vaudeville Band - the list goes on. It was really great to bop along to all these tunes today. Keep up the good work. Hugs to you.

  16. Thisisme - Hugs to you, dear friend! You've been missed! The Kit Kats were a Philadelphia area bar band that had a great sound but didn't achieve much fame or success outside of the Delaware Valley and the mid-Atlantic region. Some believe it was because of they chose a nondescript group name that reminded people of the candy bar. I greatly appreciate your visit and comments, dear friend Thisisme. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  17. OH had me smiling all the way down the list! I turned up my boom box and joyously danced to these tunes! You always hit just the right...notes! Yeah corny I know but so true! And when I saw Shake a Tail Feather I just lost it...! Most of these songs are still being played in many a bar in New Orleans. Maybe because they live in the past so well??? I don't know but your sure made me smile and my dancing feet tap today!

    Can't wait to see what Santa has on his list...


  18. Hugs hugs hugs to you, Sush! Back in the 80s when I was still a drinking man there were a number of oldies bars around the greater Tampa Bay area. Deejays spun records and they also featured nostalgic live performances by original acts. Our Hooters restaurant chain, which was established here in Clearwater, played oldies of the 50s and 60s on its jukebox as well. I'm glad I got your toes tapping today, dear friend, and I thank you very much for your kind visit! Have a super Wednesday evening!

  19. I'm looking forward to the Abba post! My daughters loved Abba too.

  20. Belle - It's coming November 15th but it's not exactly what you might be expecting. Shady's up to his old tricks. You'll see what I mean. Thanks for stopping by, dear friend, and remember to "pay it forward."

  21. I love 60's music. That's when I was a teen.

  22. A Gracious Home - Hello and welcome to Shady Dell Music & Memories! I'm so glad you found your way here and I hope you'll stay. If you were a teenager in the 60s then I'm sure you'll recognize many of the tunes that I post. I also hope to introduce you to great artists and recordings that you haven't heard before. Thank you very much for coming by and I hope you'll join me again soon!

  23. Hi, Shady!

    Wow! That's quite a variety of interesting songs there. I'd never heard "Nineteen Days" or that version of "I (Who Have Nothing)" before. Pretty interesting. Hadn't heard the Kit Kats in ages. They used to play at the 615 (at 615 E. Market St.) in York often, but seeing that was a nightclub serving drinks, and I was only a teen, I didn't go there. "Stop, Stop, Stop" is my favorite early Hollies/Bacharach-David song, from the movie "What's New, Pussycat". I miss Peter Sellers acting---he was Eddie Murphy's inspiration for playing multiple characters in movies. "Good Vibrations" one of the most expensive singles every recorded, and took months, but very best Beach Boys song. Even made #1 in England, where they hadn't enjoyed much success before. Heard the Elgins "Darling Baby" on the radio just this past weekend. Very enjoyable.

    Have a good week, buddy!

  24. Hi, Ron! How about the audio quality of that Elgins embed? I take my hat off to the YouTuber who's uploading all of those HQ Motown remixes. Normally I cringe when I even see the word "remix" but that guy is doing an incredible job with the sound while staying faithful to the original recordings. If you like Peter Sellers stay tuned because I have a post that ties in with one of his most famous movies coming up at the end of the month. Thanks for your comments, Ron, and I'll be seeing you in your next feature this coming Tuesday!


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