Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Sunday platter

We love this old Wurlitzer so much we had to share the video.  And there's a hook.  It's the birthday of Ventures co-founder Bob Bogle, who passed away two summers ago at age 75.  The group was profiled here at the time.

One of our favorite Ventures songs was "Perfidia"  If you want to know the truth we were smitten by the tune long before our favorite garage band from the Sixties turned it into a hit.  Click on the link below to hear the Glenn Miller Orchestra tackle the classic, which was written by Mexican composer Alberto Dominquez and first recorded by Xavier Cugat in 1940:

It's a fine way to waltz through this Sunday.  Cheers to the members of today's Birthday Band.

Bob Bogle (1934-2009): Guitar, Ventures
Walk, Don’t Run, Perfidia, Theme from Hawaii Five-O

Bill Francis (1942-2010): Keyboards, Dr. Hook
When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, Sharing the Night Together, Sexy Eyes

Jim Stafford (1944): Singer
Spiders and Snakes, Wildwood Weed, You Can’t Get the Hell out of Texas

Ronnie Milsap (1946): Singer
Stand By My Woman Man, Only One Love in My Life, (There's) No Gettin’ Over Me

Sade (1959): Singer
Smooth Operator, Jezebel, The Sweetest Taboo

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