Yearly Archives: 2013

Cereal Box records: The Archies (Honey-Comb)

In perhaps the most dramatic episode of my mother spoiling me as a child, she bought, all at once, the four different huge boxes of Honeycomb cereal featuring Archies’ records on the back. I still have the cut-out records. How

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You’re No Good.

Dionne Warwick’s sister Dee Dee sang the original “You’re No Good” in 1963. Did you know that? I didn’t. She also sang this song. The drums inspired the drums of Led Zep’s “D’yer Makr” (which is pronounced like “D’Jamaica’r”)

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“Honey chile, honey lamb, honey baby, honey doll, honey pie” — Spike Jones and Hoppy Jones

“Honey chile, honey lamb, honey baby, honey doll, honey pie.” Recently I found myself intoning this litany of “honeys” in a moment of love-drunkenness, with some cat or dog or person.   It is from one of my childhood fave recordings,

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