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Ask "Mr. Music"
November 16, 2009 - September 22, 2014
Archive of "Ask Mr. Music" articles on DigitalDreamDoor
Jerry Osborne

Let's continue our feature here at DigitalDreamDoor: Ask "Mr. Music." Now in its 28th year of syndication (1986-2014), Jerry Osborne's weekly Q&A feature will be a regular post every week.

Be sure to stop by Jerry's site www.jerryosborne.com for more Mr. Music archives, record price guides, anything Elvis, buy & sell collectibles, record appraisals and much more. I thank Jerry for allowing the reprints.


Ask "Mr. Music"
"Jerry Osborne"
Archive of "Ask Mr. Music" articles on DigitalDreamDoor.com
Mr. Music
September 22, 2014 - Connie Francis U.K. concert medley, plus song from "Nurse Jackie"
September 15, 2014 - Free record at showings of '59 movie "The Tingler", plus Billboard vs Cash Box
September 08, 2014 - Top 10 most successful lead singers of groups who pursued a solo career
September 01, 2014 - "True Detective" theme song, plus foreign language songs released in the U.S.
August 25, 2014 - "Devil's Waitin' (On Bald Mountain)" by the Glencoves, plus "Love Me," by The Phantom
August 18, 2014 - Topping both the Singles and LPs Charts simultaneously, plus Popular Albums that did not reach No. 1
August 11, 2014 - A chronological listing of prominent vinyl era musicians who died young - Part 2 of 2
August 04, 2014 - A chronological listing of prominent vinyl era musicians who died young - Part 1 of 2
July 28, 2014 - "Hear My Song, Violetta," Brenda Lee's "One Step at a Time," and Gennett 78s
July 21, 2014 - Songs with the longest time in the Top 100, plus Crossover Rhythm & Blues hits
July 14, 2014 - "Do You Remember These" by the Statler Brothers, plus debuting at No. 1 in the digital age.
July 07, 2014 - Musical Artists with the name of a state in their name N to W - continued from previous article
June 30, 2014 - "Do What Lovers Do" plus, Bands with the name of a state in their name
June 23, 2014 - Skeeter Davis with the Davis Sisters
June 16, 2014 - Songs dedicated to hits of the past, plus Twist mania
June 09, 2014 - Having a No. 1 hit, and never making the charts again.
June 02, 2014 - Rick Nelson's hit "Travelin' Man'", plus 1962s "The Sultan's Harem"
May 26, 2014 - Pseudonyms on 3 records, plus "Stand By Me" by Spyder Turner
May 19, 2014 - Donovan, plus Beatles, a week when the exact same recording topped both the U.S. and UK charts
May 12, 2014 - World's Fastest Studio-to-Store Record in History
May 05, 2014 - "The Automobile Song", plus the female vocalist featured on Frankie Avalon's recording of "Why"
April 28, 2014 - "I Never See Maggie Alone", plus popular singers with instrumental hits
April 21, 2014 - "New" groups - Not everything old is new again
April 14, 2014 - Herb Alpert vocal, plus 1964 Beatles had 29 songs on the charts in one year
April 07, 2014 - 1955 Radio Station Ban on Cover Records, plus Decline of Instrumentals in the 1960s
March 31, 2014 - "Peaches" by Dale Hawkins, "When I'm Gone" by Brenda Holloway, and "Cutest Little Thing"
March 24, 2014 - Instrumentals in the charts before and after the British Invasion
March 17, 2014 - "My Home Town" Records, plus Paul McCartney - No. 1 songwriter of the 20th century
March 10, 2014 - "Let's Go Steady Again," and British Invasion album sales in the U.S.
March 03, 2014 - Instrumental and Vocal hits for the same song in the 1950s and '60s
February 24, 2014 - "Two in the Bush Is...", "Paper Valentine", and Thurl Ravenscroft
February 17, 2014 - How Billboard made their R&B charts
February 10, 2014 - 50 Years Ago - The British Invasion
February 03, 2014 - Recording Artists Who Got Their Start at Sun Records in Memphis
January 27, 2014 - Two versions of "Earth Angel", plus Country non-crossover artists
January 20, 2014 - "Pray for Me" promo 45 single value, plus long name song titles
January 13, 2014 - Over 100 famous recording artists who served the military
January 06, 2014 - Christmas songs that have nothing to do with Christmas, plus Mascot Record lable
December 30, 2013 - Songs by both Dean Martin and Elvis Presley plus Sea Shell Sherry by Jerry Keller
December 23, 2013 - "Goin' Home for Christmas" prologue, plus Mixed-gender groups to have a No. 1 Hit
December 16, 2013 - Early '60s Songs "Echo in My Heart", "Big Mean Drag Machine" and "I Still Love Him"
December 09, 2013 - First Beatles Hour on the Radio, plus Top Ten dominated by UK artists
December 02, 2013 - Candy Moore, plus popular songs with titles having only numbers
November 25, 2013 - The song "Rachel" from 1952, plus Celine Dion's First Recording
November 18, 2013 - American Bandstand's Top Songs compared to Billboard
November 11, 2013 - Record Conditions, plus "Keep Twisting" and Twist Songs
November 04, 2013 - Songs with with phone numbers
October 28, 2013 - Baker Knight, plus the song "Cherry Pie"
October 21, 2013 - Rolf Harris arrested, plus "Bad Boy," by the Jive Bombers
October 14, 2013 - "Payday", "Cora's Melody", and the "Geer Sisters"
October 07, 2013 - "Breaking Bad" song, plus "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" with the Beatles
September 30, 2013 - "Under a Blanket of Blue" and "Bye Bye Baby, Bye Bye"
September 23, 2013 - "Dear Mr. Play Boy" by Hot Breath Hannah, plus Betty White sings
September 16, 2013 - Sixto Rodriguez, "Searching for Sugar Man"
September 09, 2013 - First CD single, plus "The Star-Spangled Banner" as a hit song
September 02, 2013 - Who had the most vinyl record picture sleeves?
August 26, 2013 - Bud Dashiell & the Kinsmen, plus hits in Canada by US Artists
August 19, 2013 - Songs with State Nicknames, plus "Right Around the Corner"
August 12, 2013 - Decca Records, "Heaven Only Knows," and Adele's "21"
August 05, 2013 - Classical Album Values, plus Bobby Skel
July 29, 2013 - Recordings titled "Address Unknown"
July 22, 2013 - "String Along with Pal-O-Mine" and Jack Scott
July 15, 2013 - "School of Rock 'N Roll" by Gene Summers, and "the vainest knife"
July 08, 2013 - "Dance, Romeo, Dance," and "Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A."
June 30, 2013 - "Send Me Down to Tucson", and different versions of the same song in the Top 100
June 24, 2013 - Motorcycle Songs, plus "Three Squares" by Jimmy Gilmer
June 17, 2013 - Vinyl Era country cross overs, plus "Gene and Tommy"
June 10, 2013 - Russian issue western albums, plus "Love, Sweet Love" by Jimmy Curtiss
June 03, 2013 - Sam Cooke "You Understand Me", plus Lefty Frizzell songs in the Top 10
May 27, 2013 - "Dedicated (To the Songs I Love)" by the 3 Friends, and Rolling Stones 50th anniversary
May 20, 2013 - Redwood Recordings, and "That's the Way with Love"
May 13, 2013 - Downloads, Record Store Day, Judges on The Voice and American Idol
May 06, 2013 - Music stars who ranked No. 1 at least twice in the same year, and "Smoker Stories"
April 29, 2013 - Billboard's Disc-Jockey Poll Winners and "An Old Fashioned Love Song"
April 22, 2013 - "Hula Love," by Buddy Knox
April 15, 2013 - "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul, and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
April 08, 2013 - Alan O'Day & Husband-Wife Top Hits
April 01, 2013 - Disco Radio, & Banned song "Poon-Tang"
March 25, 2013 - The story behind "Tom Dooley", plus Johnny Ace & Willie Mae Thornton
March 18, 2013 - "The Renowns" and Females in the Top 10
March 11, 2013 - Adele, Top 10 selling movie soundtrack albums, and Mildred Bailey's "Emaline"
March 04, 2013 - "Always Drive a Cadillac", "Beep Beep" and "Sail to Bombay, Sail to Rio"
February 25, 2013 - "Come to Me, Bend with Me" from "Brigadoon"
February 18, 2013 - "I've Told Every Little Star" and A-Z song titles
February 11, 2013 - Jerry Wallace "In the Misty Moonlight"
February 04, 2013 - The Forsythe Saga's "Irene's Song", and Lou Monte
January 28, 2013 - Famous vinyl era pop stars who never had a Top 10 song
January 21, 2013 - "Mildred, Won't You Behave," by the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
January 14, 2013 - 1950s and '60s classical albums at todays worth
January 07, 2013 - Elton John duet with Brian Wilson, plus Leadbelly song "Grasshoppers in My Pillow"
December 31, 2012 - "Take Five" Dave Brubeck and the Fantasy Lable
December 24, 2012 - "Snoopy's Christmas" by the Royal Guardsmen, and Johnny Nash Christmas Album
December 17, 2012 - Album art for "I'm in the Nude for Love"
December 10, 2012 - Mr. Custer song writers and lead vocals on ABBA songs
December 03, 2012 - King Radio Los Angeles (KRLA) 1961 Playlist Rarities (Part 2)
November 26, 2012 - King Radio Los Angeles (KRLA) 1961 Playlist Rarities (Part 1)
November 19, 2012 - Brian Wilson sings Gershwin - Who wrote the most No. 1 pop-rock hits
November 12, 2012 - Computerized Record Sales Data, Judy Lynn, Nana Mouskouri
November 05, 2012 - Soundtracks on Vinyl, plus Karl Hammel Jr.
October 29, 2012 - British No. 1 hits that failed to appear on a U.S. chart
October 22, 2012 - Bus Song, Jackie Starke, RIAA & BMI Top 20 Most Played Songs of the Century
October 15, 2012 - Andy Williams signature song, Moon River
October 08, 2012 - "Abbey Lane", & "Ronny and the Daytonas"
October 01, 2012 - "CNA" by Robert Lee McCoy - "Patches" by Dickey Lee
September 24, 2012 - Monkees "Goin' Down", & Album Stickers
September 17, 2012 - "Abercrombie Had a Zombie", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Mahogany"
September 10, 2012 - Both husband and wife on the charts at the same time
September 03, 2012 - "Dave Major and the Minors", & the "Harptones"
August 27, 2012 - Don Drysdale single, and Jerry Fuller Hits
August 20, 2012 - "Early to Bed", and "Whale Wars" opening music
August 13, 2012 - Most valuable soundtracks and stage cast records - part 3
August 06, 2012 - Most valuable soundtracks and stage cast records continued
July 30, 2012 - Most valuable soundtracks and stage cast records
July 23, 2012 - First mention of "The Beatles" in a U.S. publication
July 16, 2012 - Artists whose albums span 50 years or more
July 09, 2012 - Sand, Neil & Jack, and Shombalor
July 02, 2012 - Grammys late to the Rock 'n' Roll category
June 25, 2012 - All Original Band Members Still Living, and World's First Liquid-filled Record
June 18, 2012 - Billboard Top 10 exactly the same for two consecutive weeks
June 11, 2012 - YOU KNOW WHO GROUP FINALLY UNMASKED! and the Stafford Sisters
June 04, 2012 - Digital music and books, plus Donna Summer album sales
May 28, 2012 - Mystery song revealed, plus Instrumentalist Russ Conway
May 21, 2012 - Years between first No. 1 LP and last
May 12, 2012 - Norah Jones and the Grammy Awards
May 07, 2012 - "Beetle Bug Boogie" and "Sioux City Sue"
April 30, 2012 - "As Time Goes By" from the film "Casablanca"
April 23, 2012 - "Beg, Borrow Or Steal" and Adele's "21"
April 16, 2012 - The Beatles... Yesterday and Today butcher cover prices
April 09, 2012 - Co-Star (The Record Acting Game)
April 02, 2012 - No. 1 instrumentals, No. 1 songs by gals, entre nous
March 26, 2012 - The First Various Artists Compilations
March 19, 2012 - Famous artists who never won a Grammy
March 12, 2012 - Katrina and the Waves, Whirlpool, and Skokiaan
March 05, 2012 - Adele and other multiple Grammy Winners
February 27, 2012 - "I'm My Own Grandpa" and "Never on Sunday"
February 20, 2012 - "Missing Recording Credits - 10 top C&W artists"
February 13, 2012 - "On the South Side of Chicago"
February 06, 2012 - Italian song on "Breaking Bad" - Christmas hits in January
January 30, 2012 - "Ladder of Success" by Skeeter Davis and "Matchbox" by the Beatles
January 23, 2012 - LPs and singles that charted on two labels
January 16, 2012 - Songwriter Chuck Woolery, and the male voice in "Pink Shoe Laces
January 9, 2012 - Cover songs and I Didn't See the Time Go By
January 2, 2012 - Sammy Davis Jr. sings Mr. Bojangles
December 26, 2011 - Opening chord on "A Hard Day's Night" and "X" recording artists
December 19, 2011 - "Eda Weda Bug", and One-Christmas-hit wonders
December 12, 2011 - First rock No. 1 albums - Original Christmas songs
December 5, 2011 - Unknown first labels of hit songs, and values
November 28, 2011 - Frankie Avalon and Bobby Vinton
November 21, 2011 - Attempt to eliminate all record speeds except 33
November 14, 2011 - "Unidentified performers", "Columbia Records"
November 07, 2011 - State Songs
October 31, 2011 - Summertime Lovin', Little Joe the Wrangler
October 24, 2011 - The end of 78s, the beginning of the LP format
October 17, 2011 - Music hit-makers that resorted to suicide
October 10, 2011 - Most singles without a best seller, plus Tony Bennett is back on the charts.
October 03, 2011 - Three-inch CD mini single - No. 1 albums with no previous chart singles
September 26, 2011 - B-side mix up, Dotty Daniels, and Paul Revere and the Raiders
September 19, 2011 - Sales records, Jimmie Rodgers Blues, and Pic-Discs
September 12, 2011 - I've Been Everywhere, and Sioux City Sue
September 05, 2011 - It's G/B for me. Plus 3 record sets
August 29, 2011 - Top singles artist who never had a charted album
August 22, 2011 - Grammy Awards, 1950s and '60s acts
August 15, 2011 - "Dotty Daniels and D. Goodman"
August 08, 2011 - The many versions of "Open the Door, Richard" continued
August 01, 2011 - The many versions of "Open the Door, Richard"
July 25, 2011 - "Simon and Garfunkel earlier singles
July 18, 2011 - "Ahab, the Arab" by Ray Stevens
July 11, 2011 - "Longest note held by a solo female singer"
July 04, 2011 - "More about The You Know Who Group"
June 27, 2011 - "Nina Simone - biggest hits and controversial songs"
June 20, 2011 - "No. 1 Instrumentals
June 13, 2011 - "The Ballad of Paladin by Johnny Western
June 06, 2011 - "Who had the greatest number of albums on the charts"
May 30, 2011 - "Roses Are Red My Love by The You Know Who Group"
May 23, 2011 - "Most popular American Idol contestants"
May 16, 2011 - "Elvis lowest and highest notes - New albums from accomplished artists"
May 09, 2011 - "Date Bait" & "Mummenschanz"
May 02, 2011 - "Gibberish lyrics, and Maggie Flynn"
April 25, 2011 - "R&B and C&W Crossovers, plus '60s Grammys picks
April 18, 2011 - "Overused song titles and comical oldies"
April 11, 2011 - "The mysterious death of teen idol Dean Reed"
April 04, 2011 - "Manhattan by Dinah Washington - Got a Match? by the Daddy-O's"
March 28, 2011 - "Katherine Hepburn Speaking for Freedom, 78 rpm"
March 21, 2011 - "The Ballad of Ronnie - and Mildred Bailey"
March 14, 2011 - "Osmonds and Jacksons - I'll Cry Instead: Beatles"
March 07, 2011 - "Frim Fram Sauce" (song), and the Beatles "Maggie Mae"
February 28, 2011 - "Quadraphonic albums"
February 21, 2011 - "George Michael's soul success with "Faith"
February 14, 2011 - "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
February 07, 2011 - Rare 45 sleeve - "A Bunch of Queers Presents Warlock"
January 31, 2011 - "Has there ever been a commercial 78 rpm recorded in stereo?"
January 24, 2011 - "River Nile" by "LEROY and His Rockin' Fellers"
January 17, 2011 - Patsy Montana's "I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"
January 03, 2011 - "Diana Krall song & Susan Boyles' career"
December 27, 2010 - "Songs: Just for a Thrill, and Cool Yule"
December 20, 2010 - "Number 1 Christmas Songs through the years"
December 13, 2010 - "Song in VW commercial, and 1970 Jerry Lee Lewis Christmas song"
December 6, 2010 - "Shake, Rattle and Roll", plus Pete Best album "Haymans Green"
November 29, 2010 - "Single releases originally issued with picture sleeves"
November 22, 2010 - "Ronnie Dawson - Hazel"
November 15, 2010 - "Curtis Mayfield - accident, album, death"
November 08, 2010 - "Who was the Masked Marvel"
November 01, 2010 - "Davy Jones Presents, record label"
October 25, 2010 - "Al Green & Johnny Nash"
October 18, 2010 - "Tamouré, Tahitian dance"
October 11, 2010 - "Jo Ann Campbell - I'm the Girl from Wolverton Mountain
October 04, 2010 - "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On & Highway Man
September 27, 2010 - "Hawaiian musics Frank Ferera"
September 20, 2010 - "Paul Revere and the Raiders instrumentals & Song from Hair"
September 13, 2010 - "Beatles 14 tunes in the Top 100, & The last mono-only albums
September 06, 2010 - "Connie Francis early years, and Names of states in hit titles"
August 30, 2010 - "Gene Pitney, and David Janssen"
August 23, 2010 - "Payola scandals, and Chubby Checker dance hits"
August 16, 2010 - "Why vinyl sounds richer, Elvis and the Beatles on Cash Box, Big Bad John answer songs"
August 09, 2010 - "Vinyl Record Day" - "'Mad Men' song"
August 02, 2010 - "Cast Your Fate to the Wind, two versions"
July 26, 2010 - "RFD Songs" and "Your Hit Parade"
July 19, 2010 - "Hit Songs as both Vocal and Instrumental"
July 12, 2010 - "Robert David Hall of CSI, plus the Belmonts without Dion"
July 05, 2010 - "Cal Stewart's Uncle Josh Songs & Andrews Sisters Living?"
June 28, 2010 - "The Collector's Edition T.A.M.I. Show with the Beach Boys"
June 21, 2010 - "The Girl from the Next Farm Over" & "Tangerine Dream"
June 14, 2010 - "Paul & Paula's "Hey Paula"
June 07, 2010 - "'50s Rockers Ages" - "Songwriters Hall of Fame"
May 31, 2010 - "Lyrics or Music" and "Billy Squier"
May 24, 2010 - "Connie Francis, Neil Diamond, and David Gates"
May 17, 2010 - "The High Numbers and Grading Vinyl"
May 10, 2010 - "Louie Louie"
May 03, 2010 - "Willie Nelson duets"
April 26, 2010 - "Don't Do It" by "Little Charlie and the Nightcats"
April 19, 2010 - "Frank Sinatra Spectacular, with Johnny Carson"
April 12, 2010 - "Sam & Dave Medley" and the knife in "Moody River"
April 05, 2010 - "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Same Old Fool"
March 29, 2010 - "Tony Orlando or Bertell Dache?"
March 22, 2010 - "Foreign language hit songs in the U.S."
March 15, 2010 - "The Overlanders" and "All-male Top 10"
March 08, 2010 - "Songs with a bullet" and the name "Browning"
March 01, 2010 - "Yesterday and Today, Beatles - Song: Submarine Race"
February 22, 2010 - "Elvis Presley songs based on classical pieces."
February 15, 2010 - "Introducing the Beatles" album value
February 08, 2010 - "Answer Songs"
February 01, 2010 - "Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique" & "I Belong to You" by Peggy Lee
January 25, 2010 - "A Lovers Hymn" and Songs naming the 12 months
January 18, 2010 - "This Old House," by Rosemary Clooney
January 11, 2010 - "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Petticoat Junction"
January 04, 2010 - "Deana Martin", "Buchanan and Goodman"
December 28, 2009 - "A Hard Day's Night" - Beatles
December 21, 2009 - "British Christmas tunes" and "Fingertips Part 1"
December 14, 2009 - "Backward tape technology" and "Rock Era Christmas tunes"
December 07, 2009 - "Red Velvet Slippers" and "A Christmas Gift for You"
November 30, 2009 - "Jerry Lee Lewis" and "See See Rider"
November 23, 2009 - "Bonanza Theme Song"
November 16, 2009 - "Come Softly to Me" by the Fleetwoods

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