Welcome To Stopadoodledoo's Retro World



Welcome fellow retroettes to my blog the date is 19th January 2011 but im hoping to take you back to the far off days of black and white TV and the sounds of the 50's 60's 70's & 80's music, films, & products, of those far off days when everything was a whole lot better.

No rules really just no swearing and i ask if you take anything from this site you please do not put it anywhere else this is for YOUR personal pleasure Only and if you need to join the larger files please use Hjsplit.

I'm Now Going To Concentrate On The Charts From 1952 - 1990 The Whole Top 40's Or What They Were Back In The Day. If Anythings Down Please Message Me So I Can Then Sort.

So sit back and enjoy with me once again the golden age of RETRO.

Stopadoodledoo..........A.K.A. Jimbo.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Heatwave - Too Hot to Handle 1976

Soul Music With Heatwave Their First Album From 1976 Great Tunes Enjoy !!!!

Heatwave is an international funk/disco band formed in 1975. Its most popular lineup featured Americans Johnnie Wilder, Jr. and Keith Wilder (vocals) of Dayton, OhioEnglishman Rod Temperton (keyboards), SwissMario Mantese (bass), Czechoslovak Ernest "Bilbo" Berger (drums), Jamaican Eric Johns (guitar) and Briton Roy Carter (guitar).
They were known for their singles "Boogie Nights", "Always and Forever", and "The Groove Line".



Tracklistings......

01.Too Hot to Handle
02.Boogie Nights
03.Ain't No Half Stepping
05.Super Soul Sister
06.All You Do Is Dial
07.Lay It on Me
08.Sho'nuff Must Be Luv
09.Beat Your Booty

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Roy Wood - Through The Years

And The Final Album Today From The Master Roy Wood A Move Come ELO Come Wizzard Compilation And Very Good Too.......Enjoy




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Roy Wood Boulders 1973 Special Edition

And The Second From 1973 Boulders.....


Tracks:
All songs written by Roy Wood.
01. Songs Of Praise - 4:39
02. Wake Up - 3:20
03. Rock Down Low - 3:50
04. Nancy Sing Me A Song - 3:25
05. Dear Elaine - 4:07
06. a)All The Way Over The Hill/b)Irish Loafer (And His Hen) - 4:49
07. Miss Clarke And The Computer - 4:19
08. When Gran'ma Plays The Banjo - 3:12
09. Rock Medley: a)Rockin' Shoes/b)She's Too Good For Me/c)Locomotive - 7:30
Bonus:
10. Dear Elaine (previously unreleased rough mix) - 4:10


Boulders is the first solo album by Roy Wood. Apart from harmonium on track one played by John Kurlander, all the instruments (including guitars, cello, saxophones, recorders) and voices were by Wood, who also wrote, arranged, and produced the whole album, and did a self-portrait for the front cover. Issued on Harvest, it peaked at No. 15 in the UK Albums Chart The album also peaked at 176 on the US Billboard 200.
Most of the album was recorded while Wood was still in The Move, although it was not released until he had left the Electric Light Orchestra and was fronting Wizzard. Two singles were taken from the album, "When Gran'ma Plays the Banjo" (February 1972), and "Dear Elaine" (August 1973). The latter reached No. 18 in the UK Singles Chart.
"Rock Down Low" and "The Locomotive" were sometimes featured by Wizzard in their live performances.
"Songs of Praise" was recorded by the New Seekers and reached the last six for the British entry to the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest.
Wood had previously attempted recording "She's Too Good for Me" in 1968 with Move bandmate Trevor Burton, before re-recording the song entirely himself for "Boulders". These early attempts were released on The Move Movements boxed set and on Anthology 1966–1972.
Boulders was reissued on CD by EMI/Harvest in August 2007, with an additional 'rough mix' of 'Dear Elaine".


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Roy Wood - Mustard 1975... (2000 Special Edition)

The First Of Three Albums From The Wizzard Himself Roy Wood Still Doing Live Gigs Off To See Him In March Can't Wait !!!!

Here From 1975 Is Mustard......


Tracklistings

Side One
  1. "Mustard" – 1:28
  2. "Any Old Time Will Do" – 4:13
  3. "The Rain Came Down on Everything" – 6:35
  4. "You Sure Got It Now" – 5:11
Side Two
  1. "Why Does Such a Pretty Girl Sing Those Sad Songs" – 4:34
  2. "The Song" – 6:35
  3. "Look Thru' the Eyes of a Fool" – 2:55
  4. "Interlude" – 1:23
  5. "Get On Down Home" – 7:32


Bonus Tracks

  1. "Oh What a Shame"
  2. "Bengal Jig"
  3. "Rattlesnake Roll"
  4. "Can't Help My Feelings"
  5. "Strider"
  6. "Indiana Rainbow"
  7. "The Thing Is This (This Is the Thing)"

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Desmond Decker - The Best of Desmond Decker 2016....

Changing Themes On To Reggae And One Of The Best a Great Compilation From Desmond Decker....

Desmond Adolphus Dacres was born in Saint Andrew Parish (Greater Kingston), Jamaica, on 16 July 1941. Decker spent his early formative years in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. From a very young age he would regularly attend the local church with his grandmother and aunt. This early religious upbringing as well as Decker's enjoyment of singing hymns led to a lifelong religious commitment. Following his mother's death as a result of illness, he moved to the parish of St. Mary and then later to St. Thomas. While at St. Thomas, Decker embarked on an apprenticeship as a tailor before returning to Kingston, where he secured employment as a welder. His workplace singing had drawn the attention of his co-workers, who encouraged him to pursue a career in the music industry. In 1961 he auditioned for Coxsone Dodd (Studio One) and Duke Reid (Treasure Isle), though neither audition was successful. The young unsigned vocalist then successfully auditioned for Leslie Kong's Beverley's record label and was awarded his first recording contract.


Despite having achieved his aim of securing a record deal it would be a further two years before Dekker would see his first record released. Eventually in 1963 Kong chose "Honour Your Mother and Father" (written by Dekker and the song that Decker had sung in his Kong audition two years earlier), which became a Jamaican hit and established Decker's musical career. This was followed by the release of the tracks "Sinners Come Home" and "Labour for Learning". It was during this period that Desmond Dacres adopted the stage-name of Desmond Dekker. His fourth hit, "King of Ska" (backing vocals by The Cherrypies, also known as The Maytals), made him into one of the island's biggest stars. Decker then recruited four brothers, Carl, Patrick, Clive and Barry Howard, as his permanent backing vocalists to perform with him under the name Desmond Decker and The Aces.
The new group recorded a number of Jamaican hits, including "Parents", "Get Up Edina", "This Woman" and "Mount Zion". The themes of Decker's songs during the first four years of his career dealt with the moral, cultural and social issues of mainstream Jamaican culture: respect for your parents ("Honour Your Mother and Father"), religious morality ("Sinners Come Home") and education ("Labour for Learning"). In 1967 he appeared on Derrick Morgan's "Tougher Than Tough", which helped begin a trend of popular songs commenting on the rude boy subculture which was rooted in Jamaican ghetto life where opportunities for advancement were limited and life was economically difficult. Decker's own songs did not go to the extremes of many other popular rude boy songs, which reflected the violence and social problems associated with ghetto life, though he did introduce lyrics that resonated with the rude boys, starting with one of his best-known songs, "007 (Shanty Town)". The song established Dekker as a rude boy icon in Jamaica and also became a favourite dance track for the young working-class men and women of the United Kingdom's mod scene.[3] "007 (Shanty Town)" was a Top 15 hit in the UK and his UK concerts were attended by a large following of mods wherever he played.
Dekker continued to release rude boy songs such as "Rude Boy Train" and "Rudie Got Soul", as well as mainstream cultural songs like "It's a Shame", "Wise Man", "Hey Grandma", "Unity", "If It Pays", "Mother's Young Girl", "Sabotage" and "Pretty Africa".[4] Many of the hits from this era came from his debut album, 007 (Shanty Town).
In 1968 Decker's "Israelites" was released, eventually topping the UK Singles Chart in April 1969 and peaking in the Top Ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 in June 1969. Decker was the first Jamaican artist to have a hit record in the US with a form and style that was purely Jamaican. That same year saw the release of "Beautiful and Dangerous", "Writing on the Wall", "Music Like Dirt (Intensified '68)" (which won the 1968 Jamaica Independence Festival Song Contest), "Bongo Girl" and "Shing a Ling". 1969 saw the release of "It Miek", which became a hit both in Jamaica and the UK. Decker also released "Problems" and "Pickney Gal", both of which were popular in Jamaica, although only "Pickney Gal" managed to chart in the UK Top 50.
In 1969 Dekker took permanent residency in the UK.

In 1970 Decker released "You Can Get It If You Really Want", written by Jimmy Cliff, which reached No. 2 in the UK charts. Decker was initially reluctant to record the track but was eventually persuaded to do so by Leslie Kong.
 Decker's version uses the same backing track as Cliff's original. Kong, whose music production skills had been a crucial part of both Decker's and Cliff's careers, died in 1971. This affected the careers of both artists for a short period of time.[2] In 1972 the rude boy film The Harder They Come was released and Decker's "007 (Shanty Town)" was featured on the soundtrack along with Cliff's version of "You Can Get It...", as well as other artist's Jamaican hits, giving Reggae more international exposure and preparing the way for Bob Marley.
In 1975 "Israelites" was re-released and became a UK Top 10 hit for a second time. Decker had also begun working on new material with the production duo Bruce Anthony in 1974. In 1975 this collaboration resulted in the release of "Sing a Little Song", which charted in the UK Top Twenty; this was to be his last UK hit.

The 1980s found Decker signed to a new label, Stiff Records, an independent label that specialized in punk and new wave acts as well as releases associated with the 2 Tone label, whose acts instigated a short-lived but influential ska revival. He recorded an album called Black & Decker (1980), which featured his previous hits backed by The RumourGraham Parker's backing band and Akrylykz (featuring Roland Gift, later of Fine Young Cannibals). A re-recorded version of "Israelites" was released in 1980 on the Stiff label, followed by other new recordings: Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross" and "Book of Rules". Decker's next album, Compass Point (1981), was produced by Robert Palmer. Despite declining sales, Decker remained a popular live performer and continued to tour with The Rumour.
In 1984 he was declared bankrupt. Only a single live album was released in the late '80s. In 1990 "Israelites" was used in a Maxell TV advert that became popular and brought the song and artist back to the attention of the general public. He collaborated with The Specials on the 1993 album, King of Kings, which was released under Desmond Decker and The Specials. King of Kings consists of songs by Decker's musical heroes including Byron LeeTheophilus Beckford, Jimmy Cliff, and his friend and fellow Kong label artist, Derrick Morgan.[10] He also collaborated on a remix of "Israelites" with reggae artist Apache Indian. In 2003 a reissue of the The Harder They Come soundtrack featured "Israelites" and "007 (Shanty Town)".
Decker died of a heart attack on 25 May 2006, at his home in Thornton Heath in the London Borough of Croydon, England, aged 64. He was preparing to headline a world music festival in Prague. Decker was divorced and was survived by his son and daughter.


Tracklistings.....

1. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - (Poor Mi) Israelites [02:36]
2. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - 0.0.7 (Shanty Town) [02:33]
3. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - It Mek [02:20]
4. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Unity [02:22]
5. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Licking Stick [02:15]
6. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Intensified '68 (Music Like Dirt)[02:45]
7. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Problems [02:43]
8. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - It Pays [03:04]
9. Desmond Dekker - (Where Did It Go) The Song We Used to Sing[03:07]
10. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Rude Boy Train [02:26]
11. Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces - Get Up Edina [02:39]
12. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Mother Pepper [02:21]
13. Desmond Dekker - Live and Learn (The More You Live) [03:18]
14. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Rudy Got Soul [02:48]
15. Desmond Dekker - First Time for a Long Time [02:29]
16. Desmond Dekker - Honour Your Mother and Father [02:28]
17. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Mother's Young Gal [02:58]
18. Desmond Dekker - Mother Nature [03:35]
19. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Wise Man [02:14]
20. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Fu Man Chu [03:19]
21. Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want [02:37]
22. Desmond Dekker - Sing a Little Song [03:01]
23. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Pickney Gal [02:47]
24. Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces - Mount Zion [02:43]
25. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Pretty Africa [02:39]
26. Desmond Dekker - Get Up Little Suzie [03:12]
27. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Beautiful and Dangerous [02:49]
28. Desmond Dekker - Generosity [03:00]
29. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Bongo Gal [02:29]
30. Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces - This Woman [02:32]
31. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Sabotage [02:52]
32. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Archie Wah Wah [02:36]
33. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Young Generation [02:19]
34. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - It's a Shame [02:24]
35. Desmond Dekker - King of Ska [02:43]
36. Desmond Dekker - Perseverance [02:46]
37. Desmond Dekker - Coconut Water [03:28]
38. Desmond Dekker - Everybody Join Hands [04:00]
39. Desmond Dekker - Baby Come Back [03:41]
40. Desmond Dekker - Jamaica Ska [02:23]

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Donna Summer - I Remember Yesterday 1977

I Remember Yesterday is the fifth studio album by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer. It was originally released in May 13, 1977, seven months after the release of her previous album. Like her previous three albums, it was a concept album,[citation needed] this time seeing Summer combining the recent disco sound with various sounds of the past. I Remember Yesterday includes the singles "Can't We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)", "I Feel Love", the title track, "Love's Unkind" and "Back in Love Again". "I Feel Love" and "Love's Unkind" proved to be the album's most popular and enduring hits, the former of which came to be one of Summer's signature songs.
The album was recorded in Munich at Musicland Studios and Arco Studios with Summer's long-term collaborators and production team headed by producers Moroder and Bellotte. Arrangements were handled by Thor Baldursson. The artwork was designed by Gribbitt! with photography by Victor Skrebneski.



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Shakin Stevens - This Ole House 1980.....

Another 80's Superstar Shaky And This Ole House....

Michael Barratt (born 4 March 1948), known as Shakin' Stevens, is a platinum-selling British Rock N Roll Singer and songwriter who was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s. His recording and performing career began in the late 1960s, although it was not until 1980 that his commercial success began.

In late 1979, Stevens signed what was to be his most successful management deal with Freya Miller, who immediately advised Stevens to sever his association with the Sunsets and continue developing a more lucrative solo career. Under Miller's deft hand, in 1981, Stevens scored his first UK chart-topping number 1 with "This Ole House" and would follow up with 10 more songs reaching the top five, including three number 1 hits with "Green Door", "Oh Julie" and "Merry Christmas Everyone", while "You Drive Me Crazy" and "A Love Worth Waiting For" reached number 2 in 1981 and 1984 respectively. His 1984 hit "Teardrops", which reached No. 5 in the UK, featured Hank Marvin on guitar, and since then, Stevens has often featured famous musicians such as Albert LeeRoger TaylorBonnie Tyler and more recently Tony Joe White on his recordings.
Chart successes also included his album Shaky reaching number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. In the mid-1980s, Stevens re-united with former producer Dave Edmunds to record an album Lipstick, Powder and Paint, and the Christmas smash "Merry Christmas Everyone", which was a number 1 hit in 1985. Its original planned release was put back by a year to avoid clashing with the runaway success of Band Aid's charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", to which he did not contribute, having been out of the country touring at the time of recording. Despite Stevens's chart domination over the previous few years, he was not invited to perform at Live Aid on 13 July 1985.
However, Stevens was one of the celebrities to appear in an advertising campaign for Heineken in the late-1980s. The slogan "refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach" was confirmed in the advert as he stops shakin' after consuming the product.
In a Record Collector magazine feature, writer Kris Griffiths wrote: "This was Shaky at the very zenith of his powers and, perhaps, the breaking-point of marketing overload from which there is only decline. Such concentrated commercial success and ubiquity came with a price. The hits continued but chart placings declined throughout the later 1980s and early 1990s. It was in the 1990s that Stevens took a lengthy break from recording and was stung by a court ruling that related to unpaid royalties from the Legend album, which had been re-released to some commercial success, requiring a substantial payout to former band members of the Sunsets. In 1999, Stevens returned to performing live and undertook tours all that year and the following year.



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Alvin Stardust - A Picture Of You..... 1983

My First Post Of The Late Great Alvin Stardust...... Jumping To 1983 And A Picture of You...

Stardust was married three times. His first marriage was to Iris Caldwell, sister of Rory Storm and an ex-girlfriend of both George Harrison and Paul McCartney, as she had grown up with them in Liverpool. In 1981, Stardust married the actress Liza Goddard. Their daughter, Sophie Jewry, was critically injured at the age of two months after she fell down a set of stairs and suffered a severe fracture of the skull; she later recovered from her injuries.[17] Stardust was married to the actress and choreographer Julie Paton at the time of his death.
His son, Shaun Fenton, is the headmaster at Reigate Grammar School, and was previously head teacher at Pate's Grammar School and Sir John Lawes School. His other son, Adam, is a music producer and DJ, known as "Adam F". Stardust's third child, Sophie Jewry, runs her own business and lives in Norfolk with her partner and daughter. Stardust's fourth child, Millie Margaret May, was born in December 2000. The christening was covered by OK! magazine, with Sir Cliff Richard as one of the godparents. As wife Julie hails from Swansea, a Welsh flavour was provided by a harpist and Welsh male voice choir, the Gwalia Singers from Swansea. Fish & Chips were served, as it was Stardust's favourite dish.




Tracklistings....

01.Pretend
02.Victim Of Romance
03.I Want You Back In My Life
04.What Looks Good On You Is Me
05.A Picture Of You
06.Wonderful Time Up There
07.Laughter Turns To Tears
08.Dreamer
09.I'll Never Forget You
10.You're The Reason
11.That Habit

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Commander Cody - We've Got A live One Here.



Expert musicianship, a diverse repertoire, and an active sense of humor become an explosive mixture in the hands of the Airmen. Recorded during a 1976 tour of England, Live One shows the genre-twisting band in all its maniacal glory. Western swing standards, rockabilly romps, R&B chestnuts, and a rash of truck-driving songs all find their way into the potent blend, not to mention their off-beat, drug-addled originals. Bill Kirchen's nifty guitar work, Andy Stein's punchy fiddle, and Bobby Black's pedal-steel forays provide the meat: No matter how goofy it gets, their formidable musical chops keep it all together.


  • One Of Those Nights
  • Semi Truck
  • Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
  • Big Mamou
  • San Antonio Rose
  • Eighteen Wheels
  • Mama Hated Diesels
  • Looking At The World Through A Windshield
  • My Window Faces The South
  • Milkcow Blues
  • It Should’ve Been Me
  • Back To Tennessee
  • Seeds And Stems
  • Rock That Boogie
  • Riot In Cell Block #9
  • Don’t Let Go
  • Too Much Fun
  • Hot Rod Lincoln
  • Lost In The Ozone


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Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Tales from The Ozone

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen formed in 1967 in Ann Abour, Michigan, with Frayne taking the stage name Commander Cody. The band’s name was inspired by 1950s film serials featuring the character Commando Cody and from a feature version of an earlier serial, King of the Rocket Men, released under the title Lost Planet Airmen.
After playing for several years in local bars, the core members migrated to San Francisco and soon got a recording contract with Paramount Records. (About a year later, Commander Cody invited western swing revival group Asleep at the Wheel to relocate to the Bay Area.) The group released their first album in late 1971, Lost in the Ozone, which yielded its best-known hit, a cover version of the 1955 song "Hot Rod Lincoln", which reached the top ten on the Billboard singles chart in early 1972. The band's 1974 live recording, Live from Deep in the Heart of Texas features cover art of armadillos by Jim Franklin. The band released several moderately successful albums through the first half of the 1970s. After appearing in the Roger Corman movie Hollywood Boulevard, Frayne disbanded the group in 1976.
Geoffrey Stokes' 1976 book Star-Making Machinery featured Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen as its primary case study of music industry production and marketing. Stokes relates the difficulties the band had recording its first album for Warner Bros. Records. The label wanted a hit album along the lines of the soft country-rock of The Eagles, but the band was not inclined to change its raw-edged style.
Kirchen and Stein went on to have successful musical careers. Tichy had previously earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and became head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
"Hot Rod Lincoln", the band's most famous recording, was voted a Legendary Michigan Song in 2008.The following year Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen were inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame.




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