Celebrating Great Music & Birthdays At The Phoenix Club!
It's time to celebrate at the Phoenix Club and what better way to celebrate than 9 Carat Gold playing fantastic music from the day! The guys make the stage come alive and feets begin to move!
All dressed up for the 1950's?
Do they know the music of the 1950's? You bet! They were there!
How many of these songs do you know? These are the Top 100 from the 1950's!
|Rank||Song Title||Song Artist||Year||Genre|
|1||That's Amore||Dean Martin||1953||Oldies|
|2||Come Fly With Me||Frank Sinatra||1958||Oldies|
|3||Jailhouse Rock||Elvis Presley||1957||Oldies|
|4||I Walk The Line||Johnny Cash||1956||Country|
|5||I've Got You Under My Skin||Frank Sinatra||1953||Oldies|
|6||In the Mood||Glenn Miller||1955||Jazz|
|7||All Shook Up||Elvis Presley||1957||Oldies|
|8||La Bamba||Ritchie Valens||1958||Oldies|
|9||You Make Me Feel So Young||Frank Sinatra||1953||Ballad|
|10||Great Balls Of Fire||Jerry Lee Lewis||1957||Country|
|11||Love Me Tender||Elvis Presley||1956||Oldies|
|12||Johnny B. Goode||Chuck Berry||1958||Oldies|
|13||Rock Around The Clock||Bill Haley & His Comets||1956||Oldies|
|14||When I Fall In Love||Nat King Cole||1956||Ballad|
|15||Mack The Knife||Bobby Darin||1959||Oldies|
|16||Hound Dog||Elvis Presley||1956||Oldies|
|17||You Send Me||Sam Cooke||1957||Oldies|
|18||I Get a Kick Out of You||Frank Sinatra||1953||Ballad|
|19||Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)||Penguins||1955||Oldies|
|20||In The Still Of The Night||Five Satins||1956||Oldies|
|21||Blue Suede Shoes||Elvis Presley||1956||Oldies|
|22||I Only Have Eyes For You||Flamingos||1959||Ballad|
|24||Only You (And You Alone)||Platters||1955||Ballad|
|25||Our Love Is Here To Stay||Frank Sinatra||1955||Ballad|
|26||Walkin' After Midnight||Patsy Cline||1957||Oldies|
|27||Rockin' Robin||Bobby Day||1958||Swing|
|28||Chantilly Lace||Big Bopper||1958||Oldies|
|29||(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock||Bill Haley & His Comets||1955||Oldies|
|30||At The Hop||Danny & The Juniors||1958||Oldies|
|31||Let's Do It (Lets Fall in Love)||Ella Fitzgerald||1956||Ballad|
|32||All The Way||Frank Sinatra||1953||Ballad|
|33||Dream Lover||Bobby Darin||1959||Oldies|
|34||Chances Are||Johnny Mathis||1957||Oldies|
|35||Peggy Sue||Buddy Holly||1957||Oldies|
|37||Don't Be Cruel||Elvis Presley||1956||Oldies|
|38||Put Your Head On My Shoulder||Paul Anka||1959||Oldies|
|39||I'll Be Seeing You||Billie Holiday||1954||Blues|
|40||Smoke Gets In Your Eyes||Platters||1958||Oldies|
|42||They Can't Take That Away From Me||Frank Sinatra||1955||Ballad|
|43||Memories Are Made Of This||Dean Martin||1956||Oldies|
|44||Mona Lisa||Nat King Cole||1950||Oldies|
|45||All I Have To Do Is Dream||Everly Brothers||1958||Oldies|
|46||Wake Up Little Susie||Everly Brothers||1957||Oldies|
|47||(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear||Elvis Presley||1957||Oldies|
|48||Banana Boat (Day-O)||Harry Belafonte||1956||Easy Listening|
|49||Night And Day||Frank Sinatra||1957||Ballad|
|51||What'd I Say (Part 1)||Ray Charles||1959||Oldies|
|52||Little Bitty Pretty One||Thurston Harris||1957||Oldies|
|53||Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On||Jerry Lee Lewis||1957||Country|
|54||Why Do Fools Fall In Love||Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers||1956||Oldies|
|56||My Funny Valentine||Frank Sinatra||1955||Ballad|
|57||That'll Be The Day||Buddy Holly & The Crickets||1957||Oldies|
|58||Blueberry Hill||Fats Domino||1957||Oldies|
|59||Splish Splash||Bobby Darin||1958||Oldies|
|60||Miss Molly Good Golly||Little Richard||1958||Oldies|
|62||Love Is Here To Stay||Frank Sinatra||1955||Ballad|
|63||Come Go With Me||Dell-Vikings||1957||Oldies|
|65||Sea Of Love||Phil Phillips||1959||Oldies|
|67||Hey, Good Lookin'||Hank Williams, Sr.||1951||Country|
|68||Because Of You||Tony Bennett||1951||Oldies|
|69||Whoe Wrote The Book Of Love||Monotones||1958||Oldies|
|71||Jambalaya (On The Bayou)||Hank Williams||1954||Country|
|72||There Goes My Baby||Drifters||1959||Oldies|
|73||The Man I Love||Billie Holiday||1956||Ballad|
|75||Do You Want To Dance||Bobby Freeman||1958||Oldies|
|76||Ain't That A Shame||Fats Domino||1955||Oldies|
|77||Heartbreak Hotel||Elvis Presley||1956||Oldies|
|78||The Purple People Eater||Sheb Wooley||1958||Oldies|
|79||Return To Me||Dean Martin||1958||Oldies|
|80||Rock 'N' Roll Music||Chuck Berry||1957||Oldies|
|81||The Twelfth Of Never||Johnny Mathis||1957||Oldies|
|82||True Love Ways||Buddy Holly||1958||Oldies|
|84||The Great Pretender||Platters||1956||Oldies|
|85||The Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au)||Andy Williams||1959||Oldies|
|86||Too Marvelous For Words||Frank Sinatra||1955||Ballad|
|87||White Lightning||George Jones||1959||Country|
|88||A Teenager In Love||Dion & The Belmonts||1958||Oldies|
|90||I Wish You Love||Dean Martin||1959||Ballad|
|92||Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay||Danny & The Juniors||1958||Oldies|
|93||The Tennessee Waltz||Patti Page||1950||Oldies|
|94||It's Only Make Believe||Conway Twitty||1958||Oldies|
|95||Too Marvelous for Words||Ella Fitzgerald||1956||Oldies|
|96||Loving You||Elvis Presley||1957||Ballad|
|99||Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White||Perez Prado||1955||Oldies|
|100||Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing||Four Aces||1955||Oldies|
Making wonderful sounds!
The notes are like magic
The Sax never sounded better!
Working hard to herd all the cats!
The notes go round and round!
The sounds send shivers through our feet!
Did You Know? - A trumpet may seem short and compact when compared to larger brass instruments, such as the trombone, but this small instrument contains roughly 6 1/2 feet of tubing. That’s taller than the average human being, yet the instrument can fit comfortably in your hands.
Brass makes the orchestra!
Did You Know? - The word 'trombone' is derived from the Italian word 'tromba' which means 'trumpet', and 'one' which means 'big'. Together they formed the word 'trombone' which means 'big trumpet'.
Pounding the keys!
Love the pony tail!
The guys are looking good!
...and she makes them sound gooder!
Did You Know? - In Europe in the second half of the 18th century, most men wore their hair long and tied back with a ribbon into what we would now describe as a ponytail, although it was sometimes gathered into a silk bag rather than allowed to hang freely. At that time, it was commonly known by the French word for "tail", queue. It continued as the mandatory hairstyle for men in all European armies until the early 19th century, after most civilians had stopped wearing queues. The British Army was the first to dispense with it, and by the end of the Napoleonic Wars most armies had changed their regulations to make short hair compulsory.
In Asia, the queue was a specifically male hairstyle worn by the Manchu people from central Manchuria, and later imposed on the Han Chinese during the Qing dynasty. From 1645 until 1910 Chinese men wore this waist-length pigtail.
Someone is having fun!
Do you remember the 1950's being like this?
We feel a duet about to happen!
Good ol' Rock & Roll!
They look pretty good! Robin looks like she stepped right out of the 1950's
What, no cigarettes in the sleeve?
9 Carat Gold brings the audience to its feet!
Pounding those keys with new arrangements and new music!
Patience Grasshopper... The break is coming up! Like 7Up!
Belting out tune after tune...
The 1950's are relived!
Getting all worked up!
A few more and they the break!
We checked the parking lot, most everyone is here!
Rockin' & Rollin' the night away!
(Glad we are old...We do not have to go home when
the porch light comes on!)
Working away those calories before the cakes!
Everybody is watching... remember the day?
Did You Know? - Average Cost of a new car $1,900.00. Cost of a gallon of Gas 23 cents. Ladies Swim Suits $12.95. Black and White TV $99.95.
Close to a full house!
Celebrating 90 years... Born in 1928!
Did You Know What Happened In 1928?
- Politics: The United States Senate ratified the Kellogg-Briand Pact which made wars of aggression illegal.
- Influential Songs include: Black and Tan Fantasy by Duke Ellington and Ol' Man River by Paul Robeson (and others)
- Oscar News: The Patriot, released in 1928, was the last silent film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture until 2011's The Artist. It is also the only Best Picture nominee that has since become lost.
- The Big Movies included The Singing Fool, The Road to Ruin and Lights of New York
- Price of Keds Tennis Shoes in 1928: 98 cents/pair
- The World Population was ~ 2,082,000,000
- US Life Expectancy: 1928 Males: 55.6 years, Females: 58.3 years
- Sliced bread was invented in 1928 and was referred to as the 'best thing since bagged bread'.
- Chinese Checkers was actually invented in Germany. The name was a marketed in the US in 1928 as "Hop Ching Checkers".
- he Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, in February 1928.
Looking pretty good!
Love the Poodle Skirt
Did You Know? - The skirt originated in 1947 in the United States, designed by Juli Lynne Charlot. The idea for the skirt began as Charlot needed a last-minute Christmas skirt. With little money and little ability to sew, she made the seamless skirt herself out of felt.
As Charlot's skirt caught on, she was asked to make a dog-themed skirt, as dogs were popular. She initially designed the skirt with three dachshunds, which would all have three personalities.
The first dog would be a flirty girl, the second dog would be a snobby girl, and the third dog would be a male attracted to the flirty girl dog.
However, due to the leashes being tangled, the male dog would be stuck next to the snobby girl dog. Charlot wanted her designs to tell a story and be "conversation starters", so much that she made sure clothing store salespeople knew the stories printed on the skirt, just in case a customer would ask.
Movie stars commonly wore this skirt, and it featured widely in magazines and advertising, and many were eager to keep up with Hollywood's fashions, adding to its popularity. The skirt proved most popular with teenage girls, and in 1952 mail-order catalogs dedicated to poodle skirts were made.
Known as the "first teenage fashion trend", these skirts were perfect for dancing. It could also be said that the skirt's ability to be customized led to its success with teenagers, as it reflected individual personalities.
A personalized cake!
Oh oh.... This could be bad!
Irene won't make a mess!
One last dance before the cake and pictures!
Irene, Vic, Donna, Lucieen, Sandi and Carol = 486 years!
They do not look a day over 484!
Counting the band, the count is up to 1486 years....
Singing Happy Birthday to the Gang of Six
Two cakes are better than one!
No secret here... Leon assisted in the order...
Chocolate chocolate chocolate!
German Chocolate Cake no doubt
The safe way to show age using candles!
It's party time!
Lucienne makes quick work of it!
Lookout Bob... The "Windy Ones" could blow the cake off the table!
Success... Time to slice and dice!
Sandi pleads for its life... to no avail!
Mike has been known to flash!
Alien device? Beware of Mike the Flasher!
We need a car so they could take a lap around the dance floor!
Captured one more time!
The band is heading back so we better get in a line dance
No one has fallen over... yet!
The band enjoys the display of energy
Getting ready for the double back flip!
The line lengthens!
Meanwhile at the table!
Kathy getting ready to hit the floor!
Donna shows off her card!
Leon performs his magic trick....
How to make a chocolate cake disappear!
Ed and Kathy are thinking about another dance
Fantastic sounds this evening!
The Sax's are at work making the music come alive!
Speaking about alive....
Who needs aerobics when we can sing!
Iris has the poodle skirt on display!
Bob and Donna kick up the dust!
So serious... Irene must have told Leon they were out of cake!
The songs of the 1950's were really really good!
Nite Lucy... Nite Desi
Turning back the clock! Are you in the picture?