Rediscover Extremely Rare/Forgotten Music & Movies On Digital Format!
Hmmmmm: YouTube
Not to sound like a hypocrite; but, we all should do our best to avoid making youtube our permanent choice for listening to music (this includes myself). Please not that it is only my opinion, and personal suggestion (not an order)! It occurred to me that after doing a lot of youtube videos myself, their are a lot of youtubers that are uploading full content, and we have no idea whether the artist is getting paid, or the youtuber is making money off an artists upload. It has been my observation that a significant amount of classics on youtube don't have ads on them. Which I think that it is a safe assumption that the music industry doesn't have a desire to track them. Which also means that the artists we are listening to on youtube is not being paid. There is just no way we can possibly tell if the youtuber is steeling money from the artist, or the song has been flagged by the music label on behalf of the artist.  Although 95% of the time I always use my streaming services as a way to enjoy my music, it is a good thing to keep in the back of our minds.

Not to sound like a hypocrite; but, we all should do our best to avoid making youtube our permanent source for listening to classic music (this includes myself). Please note that it is only my opinion, and a friendly suggestion (not a commandment)! It occurred to me that after doing a lot of youtube videos myself, there are a lot of youtubers that are uploading full content, and we have no idea whether the artist is getting paid, or the youtuber is making money off an artists intellectual property. It has been my observation that a significant amount of classics on youtube don't have ads on them. Which I think that it is a safe assumption that the music industry doesn't have a desire to track them. Which also means that the artists we remember and love are not being paid through youtube. There is just no way we can possibly tell if the youtuber is steeling money from the artist, or the song has been flagged by the music label on behalf of the artist. There are tons of free music streaming alternatives other than youtube (and they're also legal). Click here, and choose from many different streaming services. Although 95% of the time I always use my streaming services as a way to permanently enjoy my music, it is a good thing to keep what I've said in the back of our minds. However, sometimes those out of prints are only available on youtube; that's unfortunate. I will continue to use youtube links, when no other source is available. Youtube is not really designed as a "music service." There is only so much play lists you can create. It's not like youtube has any drag and drop features (at least not yet). It's just not an efficient way of managing large amounts of music.

Importance Of Sharing
One thing that has really puzzled me, we as people of color have always been connected to our past (musically speaking). Yet, when you type in the word "classic" on a Google search, we get results for "classical music." Why is this? I'm starting to wonder if the music streaming services has made us lazy? In other words, there is less and less desire for people to actually search your music on that service, or just choose what's is pushed to you on said medium? I find this interesting, and yet mind boggling. The music industry's new business model to make money, is to actually share music with others; and yet, now that all kinds of sharing mechanisms have been made available to do so, we barely do it. Streaming services are now designed to work on twitter, facebook, and blogs (even youtube has even more sharing options). I am baffled as to why this is happening. Is it because folk still scared of doing something illegal? Is it because people are technically challenged? Music plays such an important part in many peoples lives, I just don't get why we're not sharing more (especially when it comes to classics (the new stuff is everywhere)). Here is an opportunity for seasoned folks to save our classic music, because the average young people know absolutely nothing about the music we grew up with.

One thing that has really puzzled me; we as people of color have always been connected to our past (musically speaking). Yet, when you type in the word "classic music" on a Google search, we get results for "classical music." Although we can also type "Classic R&B," but the results are usually no older than 2000-2005. Why is this? I'm starting to wonder if the music streaming services has made us lazy to interact on web forums? Do people just accept whatever is pushed to them by their streaming provider? Or is it that we are totally clueless to the vast amount of classic music now available online? I find this interesting, and yet mind boggling. I would think that once people realize we have a search button, we'd be searching for every last song we remembered as a kid, no? The music industry's new business model to make money, is to actually share music with others. Artists get paid each time an artist is listened to, so it is a total benefit for friends and family to share music with each other. Either the artist get's paid by your paid membership with a streaming service, or a free streaming service pays for the artist via licensing fees. Yet, now that all kinds of sharing mechanisms have been made available to do so, we barely do it! Don't people realize how sharing can effect our music culture? Streaming services are now designed to work on twitter, facebook, and blogs (even youtube has even more sharing options). I am baffled as to why sharing classic music isn't shared enough. I would venture to think that there isn't enough seasoned folk using technology. Is it because seasoned folk still scared of doing something illegal? Is it because people are still technically challenged? People, please! This is your chance to share with your children a part of your history, music without vulgarity! Music plays such an important part in many peoples lives, I just don't get why we're not sharing more (especially when it comes to classics (the new stuff is everywhere)). Here is an opportunity for seasoned folks to save our classic music before it is lost forever! Because the average young people (your grandchildren, nephews, stepchildren, etc.) know absolutely nothing about the music we grew up with. Don't let our musical history die. Especially Black music history; because classic "Black Music Matters." Remember that your favorite classic artists (either living, or their estate) gets paid each time a fans listens to their music! - VintageNewscast.com

Save Our Digital Classics!
Do you want to save a tun of money on music? Then please help to keep our classic music culture alive, by rating all your favorite music you listen to, regardless of whatever streaming service you chose to use (even your free services, including Pandora, TuneIn, and GrooveShark), or even if you're simply purchasing the song/album on iTunes. Also rate if you're listening to live radio using your PC, smart phone, tablet, or smart hub through your television. The popularity of a song determines whether or not your streaming service will renew, or not renew the license to said music. Music vendors also use the data you input to figure out similar music to purchase more for (based on audience trends and demographics). We have to understand that the internet has changed the game of the entertainment industry. It's no longer about "purchasing a copy," it's now about purchasing licenses, which also expire depending on the contract with each individual streaming service. So whenever possible, gave a thumbs up, or five star the songs you like! Same is true for Cable TV, Live TV shows, and "On Demand Video Downloads." Use the like button to your advantage, there is a reason why it's there! If the service does not renew, that music will eventually become lost in the digital world, never to be rediscovered again. If you are a serious music collector, you'd be more likely forced to pay higher price for an original album, because no one else would have it. Why? Because many (if not most) of the classics we here on any streaming service is likely to be out of print. Do not allow our oldies to fade away, do not allow REAL music to go away forever. Thank you!

Do you want to save a ton of money on your classic music? Then please help to keep our classic music culture alive, by rating all your favorite music you listen to. Regardless of whatever streaming service you choose to use, even you're using free streaming services, including Pandora, Yahoo, iHeart Radio, etc. You should also rate them even if you're purchasing a song from iTunes, or GooglePlay. Also rate if you're listening to live radio using your PC, smart phone, tablet, or Samsung's smart hub through your television. The popularity of a song determines whether or not your streaming service will renew, or not renew the license to said music. Music vendors also use the data you input to figure out similar music to purchase more licenses for (based on audience trends and demographics). We have to understand that the internet has changed the game of the entertainment industry. It's no longer about "purchasing a copy," it's now about purchasing licenses, which also expire depending on the contract with each individual streaming service. This is also one of the reasons why some streaming services have different/more music than others. Some services like Pandora, can only have X amount of music in their library to be considered "internet radio." So whenever possible, gave a thumbs up, or five star the songs you like! Same is true for Cable TV, Live TV shows, and "On Demand Video Downloads." Use the like button to your advantage, there is a reason why it's there! This is one of the reasons we have so much garbage on TV! We have to tell the industry what we want to see, so that we have more options! If the service does not renew, that music will eventually become lost in the digital world, never to be rediscovered again. If you are a serious music collector, you'd be more likely forced to pay higher price for a physical album, because no one else would have it. Why? Because many (if not most) of the classics we hear on any streaming service is likely to be out of print (or impossible to find). Do not allow our oldies to fade away, do not allow REAL music to go away forever. If you'd like to know were you can stream more music (both free and paid) visit here. Thank you! - VintageNewscast.com

  • 1. John Lennon - Imagine
    Found on: Imagine (1971)If seculars and agnostics and atheists gathered once a week and had fellowship and sang songs, this would be the first one in the hymn book.
    Paul Allen
  • 2. Don McLean - American Pie
    Found on: American Pie (1971)When I was a kid I had an edited 45 of American Pie and I always thought it was about the Dukes of Hazzard because of the "good old boys" part. I also loved the rhyming of "Chevy" and "levee". As an adult I have a slightly deeper appreciation. The song […]
    Paul Allen
  • 3. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
    Found on: Love Tracks (1979)Is it ironic that THE good-riddance-I-didn't-need-you-anyway anthem was originally on an album called Love Tracks? I think so. Play this in a room full of women and enjoy the show.
    Paul Allen
  • 4. The Knack - My Sharona
    Found on: Get The Knack (1979)One of the horniest songs ever, and also more than slightly creepy because of the line, "I always get it up for the touch / of the younger kind." The fact that people still sing along is a credit to the jungle beat, chugging bass, surf guitar and all-around energetic […]
    Paul Allen
  • 5. Kermit the Frog - The Rainbow Connection
    Found on: The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording (1979)As a three-year-old I had committed the soundtrack to memory before I ever saw The Muppet Movie, so when my mom took me to a showing at a rerun theater, I embarrassed her by singing along with every song in the loudest voice possible. Considering that it […]
    Paul Allen
  • 6. Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
    Found on: I Can See Clearly Now (1972)I'm pessimistic about the prospects of you finding a more optimistic song than this one.
    Paul Allen
  • 7. The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
    Found on: O-o-h Child (1970)The aural equivalent of your mom sitting by your bed when you feel sick in the night.
    Paul Allen
  • 8. Player - Baby Come Back
    Found on: Player (1977)A blue-eyed soul gem, with the message that every wronged lover longs to hear. Plus, a fun fact for all you daytime television fans. Ronn Moss, bassist for Player, went on to play Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful.
    Paul Allen
  • 9. Commodores - Easy
    Found on: Commodores (1977)It's time to recognize Lionel Richie as the king of bridges. His bridges are almost always like separate little songs, with distinct melodies. In this case it's the "I wanna be high / So high..." part. Anyway, this song is a little bit conflicted, because he's basically telling everyone to let him […]
    Paul Allen
  • 10. Seals and Crofts - Summer Breeze
    Found on: Summer Breeze (1972)Summer Breeze sounds like a sad song in the beginning. It always throws me off until it settles into its gentle pastoral message. Musically, it sounds like Cat Stevens jamming with Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.
    Paul Allen
  • 11. ABBA - Dancing Queen
    Found on: Arrival (1977)Picked by: PA, WA, JG, RN, EVI think Eliza summed this one up best: "What drunk doesn't like Dancing Queen? Especially on your birthday when everyone dances around you."
    Paul Allen
  • 12. Todd Rundgren - Hello, It's Me
    Found on: Something/Anything? (1972)Todd Rundgren picked up right where The Beatles and Beach Boys left off with this ultra-melodic easy listening classic. This is another one of those songs the '70s seemed to specialize in, namely the fact that it sounds like a love song but is really a break-up tune. If you listen carefully, […]
    Paul Allen
  • 13. The Cars - Just What I Needed
    Found on: The Cars (1978)Picked by: PA, WA, JG, RNThe Cars took a little bit of a '70s hard rock sensibility, some New Wave cool (especially in Ben Orr's detached vocals), the harmonies and production quality of a '60s pop group, and mixed it all together into a completely unique concoction. Just What I Needed […]
    Paul Allen
  • 14. Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
    Found on: Blood On The Tracks (1976)Picked by: PA, JG, RN, EVRobert Zimmerman's pop breakthrough. There's nothing to complain about in this song; from the strong musicianship to the mesmerizing spell of the lyrics it's all solid. Even Bob's vocal performance is charming, making it one of the few Dylan songs that couldn't be improved […]
    Paul Allen
  • 15. Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    Found on: Let's Stay Together (1972)Picked by: PA, WA, RN, EVI'm betting not many girls (or boys) were looking at the album cover as they listened to this song and fantasized that the future Reverend was singing just to them. That cock-eyed, leering look on Al's face kind of ruins the whole sentiment.
    Paul Allen
  • 16. Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me (live)
    Found on: At Budokan (1979)Picked by: PA, WA, RN, EVFun Fact: At least four Cheap Trick album covers feature only the pretty boy members of the band, Robin Zander and Tom Petersson. The nerdier Rick Neilsen and Bun E. Carlos were relegated to the back. Anyway, I Want You To Want Me is not only […]
    Paul Allen
  • 17. Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed
    Found on: McCartney (1970)Picked by: PA, WA, SB, RNA great love song; too bad McCartney had to stab the other Beatles in the back when he released it (he had begged each of the other members to not quit the band and then announced their break-up and the release of his first solo album in […]
    Paul Allen
  • 18. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    Found on: Let's Get It On (1973)Picked by: PA, WA, RN, EVIf you couldn't tell, we've reached the baby-making section of the list. Paste magazine had some commentary about this song recently. I can't find the exact wording, but it was something to the effect of "Let's Get It On could get a polar bear […]
    Paul Allen
  • 19. Isaac Hayes - Theme from "Shaft"
    Found on: Shaft (1971)That layered groove alone is enough to place it among the best '70s songs, but add in the "damn right"s, "can you dig it"s and "shut your mouth"s and there's really no question.
    Paul Allen
  • 20. The Delfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
    Found on: The Delfonics (1970)Is that an album cover photo or a J.C.Penney ad? Either way, as Kyan says, "This is the jam!" It's the sexiest break-up song ever.
    Paul Allen
  • 1. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
    Found On: Speaking In Tongues (1983)What does it mean to feel at home? Talking Heads manage to answer the question by being charmingly oblique and disarmingly direct all at once. Musically, the song feels like home should: warm, relaxed and familiar.
    Paul Allen
  • 2. Madonna - Borderline
    Found On: Madonna (1983)Picked By: MTSomething in the way this song sounds just won't let me be. I don't want to be its prisoner, but I don't really want to be free either.
    Paul Allen
  • 3. O.M.D. - If You Leave
    Found On: Pretty In Pink (1986)Duckie and Andy at the prom, the fateful reunion with Blaine in the parking lot, "I always believed in you." Nuff said.
    Paul Allen
  • 4. B-52s - Roam
    Found On: Cosmic Thing (1989)Though it’s a far cry from their Rock Lobster roots and doesn’t even feature signature hype man Fred Schneider on vocals, this is a beauty. With Debbie and Cindy harmonizing over a hand-clappy arrangement, the song could easily have been a ‘60s hit. And you'll not find a better road trippin' […]
    Paul Allen
  • 5. Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet
    Found On: Making Movies (1980)When you listen to the lyrics of this song you see a love affair play out before your eyes. The melody is all over the place, but somehow completely in synch with the story the song tells. It’s tried and true, worth singing and swaying to every time, a fact displayed […]
    Paul Allen
  • 6. U2 - With Or Without You
    Found On: The Joshua Tree (1986)This is what it’s like to fall for someone you know is bad news.
    Paul Allen
  • 7. They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start
    Found On: They Might Be Giants (1986)Picked By: SAJittery nerd rock at its finest. Beside fun nonsense lyrics like “wake up and smell the cat food in your bank account” stands a surprisingly dark sentiment: “No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful / Everybody dies frustrated and sad, […]
    Paul Allen
  • 8. Squeeze – Tempted
    Found On: East Side Story (1981)Picked By: EVSo Paul Carrack steps in on two very talented vocalists (Difford and Tilbrook) and gives Squeeze their most soulful, memorable and beloved song ever. Not quite fair, but there’s no crying in rock ‘n’ roll.
    Paul Allen
  • 9. Prince and the Revolution - Raspberry Beret
    Found On: Around The World In A Day (1985)A Dylanish story song about Prince’s first time getting it on. I wouldn’t change a note, ‘cause, baby, it’s the most.
    Paul Allen
  • 11. Bangles - Manic Monday
    Found On: Different Light (1985)Legend has it that Prince was so smitten with Bangles lead singer Susanna Hoffs that he gave this song to them. The Bangles' girl - group sound just happened to dovetail exactly with the Beatley style The Artist was writing in at that time and the combination was as nice as […]
    Paul Allen
  • 10. Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
    Found On: Appetite For Destruction (1987)Picked By: SBOh Axel, you old softie. We’d never hear that crazy mo-fo be more honest, open, nostalgic, romantic and vulnerable than he was on this super-ballad. And that part at the end where Slash solos for about two minutes and Axel starts moaning “Where do we go now?” helped […]
    Paul Allen
  • 12. Elton John - I'm Still Standing
    Found On: Too Low For Zero (1983)He’s had a few comebacks in his career, but no song reintroduced Sir Reginald Dwight better than this one. It’s not just an ‘80s I Will Survive, it’s a declaration of purpose and strength. And is there any better to say you’re rejuvenated than to claim you’re “feelin’ like […]
    Paul Allen
  • 14. John Lennon - Watching The Wheels
    Found On: Double Fantasy (1980)This song makes me smile wistfully every time I hear it. As Lennon sings about being happy now that he's "no longer riding on the merry-go-round," it's impossible to hear the words and not remember that he would be shot dead soon after singing them. Knowing that he was at peace […]
    Paul Allen
  • 13. 'Til Tuesday - (Believed You Were) Lucky
    Found On: Everything's Different Now (1987)A song that demonstrates all of Aimee Mann's considerable gifts as a songwriter as she bids adieu to a lover who couldn't quite get his shit together. Listen as she goes from thinking her lost love believed in love, to wishing it were so, to wishing it for him in […]
    Paul Allen
  • 15. Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
    Found On: She's So Unusual (1984)She certainly WAS unusual. Lauper played the helium-voiced ditz on Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, lionized mastubation in She Bop and and then dropped this instant-classic ballad, all on the same album! And she sang the Pee Wee's Playhouse theme.
    Paul Allen
  • 16. Bananarama - Cruel Summer
    Found On: Bananarama (1984)Even though this is the perfect summer song (duh!), I always see Daniel LaRusso riding his bike to school on the first day, after getting his ass handed to him the night before by Johnny. And then he didn’t even make the soccer team!
    Paul Allen
  • 17. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Everyday I Write The Book
    Found On: Punch The Clock (1983)Ah, the story of my life, no? - SAI think a lot of people feel that way about this one.
    Paul Allen
  • 18. Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
    Found On: Full Moon Fever (1989)Quite possibly the most famous song about a good girl and a bad boy ever sung, with trippy lyrics about Jesus and America and horses and vampires. - RN
    Paul Allen
  • 19. Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
    Found On: Songs From The Big Chair (1985)Picked By: BGHead Over Heels captures the feelings of a deep crush with pinpoint accuracy: Sometimes it brims with hope ("this is my four-leaf clover!") and other times it wallows in desperation ("you're just, just, just wasting time").
    Paul Allen
  • 20. Aretha Franklin & George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting For Me
    Found On: Aretha (1986)George Michael represents well on this we - made - it - through - the - hard - times duet, even out-singing Aretha, who's no slouch herself.
    Paul Allen
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    The 56 Bel Air is said to be a more refined version of the 1955 model. Chevrolet embraced innovation and marketing in their continuous quest for improvement. Their constant desire to improve the Bel Air saw a new model coming out onto the market every year which is very rare for classic cars. Demand was […]
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    The Plymouth Barracuda has a performance like no other classic car. The Hemi engine model is affectionately known as the “Plymouth Hemi Cuda.” History of the Plymouth Barracuda The Plymouth Barracuda’s design was originally based off the Valiant. In a sense, designer John Samsen and his design team were designing a pony car: one that […]
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    Prior to 1950, Chevrolet had developed successful lines of medium sized cars. In 1950 it decided to enter into the full sized car market with the Bel Air Model. 1950 also marked the year that Chevrolet would slowly begin moving towards the V shaped engines. History It has been described as revolutionary, amazing and sensational. […]
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    Few cars have the all-round caliber that the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray has. With its precision handling, innovative body and sheer muscle, it has a special home in the hearts of many car enthusiasts. It might possibly be one of the most versatile and consistent cars in history. From Racing Car to Sports Car The […]
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    The second generation of the Thunderbird, 1958 to 1960, was a large luxury car produced by Ford. The 1960 Thunderbird was the most popular second generation Thunderbird with a record of 92,843 units sold. An innovation in itself Remember the television show ‘Thunderbirds’? Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s innovative science fiction series might have drawn inspiration […]
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    In 1962 the introduction of a new model began. The Chevrolet Nova SS began its life in the American automobile industry history as the meek Chevy II. The Chevrolet Nova SS initiated the involvement of the Chevrolet into the compact budget muscle car battle. History Inspired by Chevrolet designer and icon Clare Mackichan, Chevrolet Nova […]
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    The 1960 Impala was the second and last year of the second generation of Chevrolet Impalas.Compared to the 1959 model, the 1960 model had a much more conservative look to it. The marketing team at Chevrolet decided to change directions away from the fin-and-chrome style and move on to a more conservative facelift. They accomplished […]
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    What’s the magic formula that turns an ordinary classic car into a classic muscle car? Is it an engine with a punch like a rocket or sleek styling that hits you like a haymaker? Is it the precision suspension and steering on steroids? It’s all these things, but the muscle car has something else that […]
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Monthly Archives: December 2007

albinia_jones.jpgAlbinia Jones, was a wonderful and, talented female blues singer, of the 1940’s era. I had a very difficult time trying to find research material on this artist. Very little is written about her; she is almost forgotten about. This woman had a voice like no other. When she sings, she means what she sings. It’s almost as the she is talking to you directly, when you hear her music. She has performed a few songs with the great Dizzy Gillespie. She was a featured performer on an album called “Evil Gal Blues”. Which I can’t seem to find either. I guess it is out of print most likely. You can download her song called, “Give it up daddy”, FREE Click here – Albinia Jones – mp3