Wednesday, 11 June 2008

"Way Back Fifties" - African Jazz Pioneers, 1994

I've been listening to a recording of one of Bob Harris' Saturday night shows on BBC Radio 2 this week, during my commute to/from Oxford. One of the songs he played on a show from end-May was a song that I remember hearing a lot in our house when I was a kid -- a real favorite of mine --"Book of Love" by the Monotones. I still have the old 45 record of the song...somewhere!

But what completely blew me away was Bob's comment that "Book of Love" had been a hit in the UK during the same week 50 years ago!

There's just nothing else to say about that, is there...?



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