months since that post ran, a couple more people
have joined the club. With that in mind, I'd like
to take this opportunity to officially introduce
to my new friends and followers three great
guys - original Dell rats who for years have
generously shared their memories and
contributed lists of their favorite songs
only 14. Ron and I also attended Penn State
at the same time. Nobody loves soul music
more than Ron, and I think it is also safe
to say that no one has attended more
live soul shows across the country.
I hadn't seen nor heard from Ron in decades
when suddenly, out of the blue, shortly after
my one year blog anniversary in 2009,
Ron contacted me, having just seen
SDMM for the first time.
two or three followers at the time and my
anniversary post received ZERO comments.)
label that was proudly adopted by
the teenage patrons themselves.
60s soul. "Island Of Love" didn't
make the Billboard 100, only the
Bubbling Under chart, but Ron
says it was huge at the Dell!
Luther Dixon who had Tommy record the
single "The Parade Of Broken Hearts."
Tommy's record didn't receive much
exposure on radio until New York DJ
Jocko Henderson accidentally played
the wrong side - "Human." Tommy's
churchy ballad took off and became
the biggest U.S. hit of his career.
that could - Shady Dell Music & Memories.
perf. on UK TV show Top Of The Pops)
from home, Shady Dell Music & Memories!