Lost Gems!

The Thanksgiving mini-break is over and I’m back and ready to play hit songs that may have slipped off your radar.

No, these are not Forgotten 45s, but despite their success “back in the day,” you rarely hear them on oldies radio stations today.

How many of them do you remember?

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

Play buttons are on the left … Volume sliders are on the right

Lost Gems

Knickerbockers – Sam Cooke
Drifters – Zombies
Brian Wilson – Monkees
Fifth Estate – Bee Gees
Crispian St. Peters
Engelbert Humperdinck
Louis Armstrong – Van Morrison

Comments (16)

  1. Jim Waters

    It was so nice listening to “Real Radio’s Memories Medley” this morning while taking a shower. Imagine my surprise when I heard my name! Thank you, Ray, for playing my request…it was just like the old days!

    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful,

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Jim! I had to play that request because it came from a real gem. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Mary Helen Hawthorne

    Recognized a few with great pleasure
    Some were really forgotten
    Happy Monday if that’s not a non sequitur

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Mary Helen 🥰
      Every single day we wake up is a “Happy” day!

  3. Fred

    Holy cow Ray you and Dylan knocked my Knickerbockers off!! You sure do know how to Cooke!! I can’t sleep at night wondering what’s next!! I feel like I am like a Zombie after all after Saturday night at the movie’s makes me just want to be a Drifter!! Good to know that Jim took a shower in 1964!! Maybe it’s time Jim after all this is the season for loving!! I don’t know how you find all these oldies I don’t remember this one from Brian Wilson!! I thought for a minute you where Monking around with us!! The poor witch Ray did she die at the Fifth Estate?? These are amazing oldies but Ray I am not going back to Massachusetts!! Sure the old Pied Piper trick!! Dylan please slow it down but I would like to know what a Humperdinck is!! Ok I‘lol let you go on this one!! You are released!! This is one of my all time favorites how can you not love Louie!! Jolly gee I want you to be around all the time!! Enjoy the Sunset
    Love ya

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Fred! You are on a serious roll today!
      The Brian Wilson song was released as his first solo record, and two months later, reissued as the closing track on the Beach Boys’ album Pet Sounds. Brian says it his favorite track on Pet Sounds and among the finest songs he ever wrote.
      Love Ya!

  4. Penny S Capron

    Another great medley .. I don’t know which I like more, what songs you are going to surprise us with every day, reading the wonderful comments from everyone (like Fred..LOL), to hear your voice thrown in there … LOVE it all, you are amazing and it is obvious where Dylan gets his mojo from 🙂
    Have a great evening my friend!!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you so much, Penny ❤
      Yep, Fred is a trip, to be sure! 🙂
      I’m not convinced my voice adds a whole lot to the medley, but I guess it’s here to stay. I’m very fortunate to have Dylan as a co-conspirator! 🤣

  5. Sandra Gaither

    Wow, have I been missing a lot! I just loved hearing Engelbert Humperdinck, haven’t heard that song in such a long, long time. Love it and I love Louis Armstrong hello Dolly gosh I haven’t heard this song in years. I have been singing this along with the songs to the cats, they are not real happy. I can tell ya I guess I need to polish up my voice not using it over the past week so much for singing I must’ve lost my touch. L O L. Then the drifters. Oh my gosh love them! OK I’m think I’m using a little bit too much love in here. Oh but wait wait I don’t think you can ever have too much love. Thank you so much for this one. This was fantastic course I start a little backwards and I listen to Tuesday first and then went back to Monday so now I gotta go back and make my comments on Tuesday. Maybe I got a list of Tuesday again. Thank you Ray you sure are the best! Love it 😍🥰. PS. Fred you knocked it out of the park!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Sandy, I am sure your voice is perfectly fine. 🥰
      There is not, nor has there ever been, a time when there was such a thing as too much love. ❤

  6. Pat Conant

    Listening on Wednesday, a little behind. 2 0f these I don’t remember at all-The Knickerbockers & Brian Wilson, and a couple are only vaguely familiar. As for “Release Me” and “Hello Dolly”, it is strange that these aren’t played any more. Love both of these.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      At the very least, Pat, I hope you enjoyed the songs you weren’t familiar with. 🥰

      1. Pat Conant

        I did enjoy all of these, Ray, and I hope you know that I really appreciate all that you do to bring us great music & memories.

        1. Ray (Post author)

          Pat, I hope you know how much I appreciate you! 🥰

  7. Rosa-Lee Gould

    Well worth the wait; couldn’t pull it up earlier in the week but as my son Charlie has always told me “you’ve got to be smarter than what you’re working with.” Listened 12/2/2022 🙂

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Lee 🥰
      Good things come to those who wait 😉

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