Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Shirley Bassey and the Propellerheads - History Repeating

Song of the Day

Today's song of the day is by Shirley Bassey/Propellerheads - History Repeating From 1997, this is big beat and jazz meets James Bond - in the form of Dame Shirley Bassey.  Then 60 (and looking quite good, as you will see in the video), her voice is well-known, including but by no means limited to, her rendition of Goldfinger for the Bond movie of the same name.  The Propellerheads - half her age - wrote the song specifically for her  - and it fits quite well.

According to song facts - "Veteran Welsh singer Shirley Bassey ...  she was asked to participate after Propellerhead Alex Gifford wrote the song with her in mind. She explained in the Miami New Times, November 19, 1998: "He said he was asleep, and he thought about me, and these words came out. And I asked, what's a 35-year-old man doing thinking about a grandmother? I couldn't imagine!" The Propellerheads sent a demo to Bassey, who loved it but thought it might be more appropriate for Tina Turner, but the Propellerheads persuaded her to record it, arguing they wrote it specifically for her."

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