Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Lennon Sisters' Favorites album

Here we have another lp available for download: The Lennon Sisters' Favorites. This album was released in 1962.

As you can see from the delightful cover, this was recorded during the time that Dee Dee "retired" from the group, after getting married in 1960. To me Peggy, Kathy and Janet, as a trio, sounded not that different from when they were a quartet. On some songs they do have a deeper tone, but honestly I don't hear a huge difference.

The opening number, The Green Leaves Of Summer, has a sexy, samba style to it. Other standouts are My Favorite Things and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. The absolute highlight for me though is Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen. I love the vampy piano and swaggering beat.

Download and enjoy!

The French Show

Did y'all catch last night's Lawrence Welk Show? I stayed in and watched because it was way too cold and windy to go stand outside for the Jupiter Mardi Gras parade last night. Brrrrr. So I baked cookies and watched the old black and white gem from Feb. 1964. It was the "French" show - lots of not so good accents but the set was fantastic, and as usual The Lennon Sisters were superb.

I made some screencaps for y'all to enjoy.

Janet was interviewed at the end. My favorite bit was finding out the pooch Peggy sang to had peed all over her at rehearsals. LOL!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

YouTube No No

Dick Clark didn't take kindly to the American Music Awards clip of The Lennon Sisters on YouTube - it's been yanked off. Sorry guys.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Lennon Sisters on American Music Awards

Here's a rare clip. Back in 1974 The Lennon Sisters presented the award for Country Group on The American Music Awards. Yeah, I know - Lennon Sisters and country music. Whuh??? It sorta kinda made sense actually. Around this time, the early 70s, they had signed with Atlantic for a country music album. They recorded the songs but unfortunately it was never released.

Missing from this appearance is Dee Dee. Not sure why she wasn't there - she wasn't off having a baby, the usual reason when one of the sisters is out of the lineup. Younger sister Mimi fills in to round out the quartet.

I've also made some screencaps from the clip which you can enjoy here.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

2008 - not the greatest so far

Sorry for the lack of updates. This has been the week from hell in every respect. I won't bore you with the details. To top it off my internet is down and won't be fixed til Monday (if we're lucky). I'm over at my aunt's, using her wireless to catch up on a few things.

So let's post a nice photo of the Lennon Sisters and their daughters. This is from the first year they performed in Branson. Hope you like.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year Y'all!

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Here's hoping everyone has a healthy and happy 2008!