La La Brooks & Frankie Ford


September 12th, 2012 ~ We're rocking and rolling with two icons of '60s pop. First, it's the voice behind some of the most well-known songs from the girl group era: La La Brooks, of the Crystals. La La sang the lead on the classic hit "Da Doo Ron Ron" when she was just a teenager! She shares stories of her time singing for Phil Spector, and starring on Broadway. We'll also visit with Gretna, Louisiana's Frankie Ford, whose early '60's hit "Sea Cruise" set the New Orleans R&B scene sailing on the charts.

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  • Open Bed: Da Doo Ron Ron from Phil Spector Session
    unpublished instrumental outtake,
  • House on the Hill (Rock 'n' Roll Hootenanny) Art Neville
    Minit Records, Charly
  • I Dig Rock and Roll Music Peter, Paul & Mary
    The Very Best of Peter, Paul & Mary, Rhino
  • Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? The Ramones
    Weird Tales of the Ramones, Rhino/ Warner Bros.
  • Claudette Everly Brothers
    The Classic Everly Brothers, Bear Family
  • Rock House Roy Orbison
    The Legendary Roy Orbison, Sony
  • Sweet Little Sixteen Chuck Berry
    The Great Twenty-Eight, Chess/ MCA
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love The Teenagers, featuring Frankie Lymon
    The Doo Wop Box, Rhino
  • Instrumental: All About My Girl Jimmy McGriff
    The Sue Records Story, EMI
  • Maybe The Chantels
    The Doo Wop Box, Rhino
  • The Boy from New York City The Ad Libs
    Best of the Girl Groups, Vol. 1, Rhino
  • Then He Kissed Me The Crystals
    Phil Spector: Back to Mono 1958-1969, ABKCO
  • SEGMENT: La La Brooks
  • Instrumental: Think Steve Cropper
    Dedicated, 429
  • Dedicated to the One I Love The "5" Royales
    Dedicated to You, Rhino
  • Dedicated to the One I Love The Shirelles
    Billboard Top Pop Hits, 1961, Rhino
  • Dedicated to the One I Love Steve Cropper with Lucinda Williams and Dan Penn
    Dedicated, 429
  • River Deep, Mountain High Ike & Tina Turner
    Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner, EMI
  • Da Doo Ron Ron The Rolling Stones
    Greatest Rarities, Vol. 1, unpublished
  • The Long and Winding Road The Beatles
    Let It Be, Apple
  • End Bed: This Boy George Martin & His Orchestra
    Off the Beatle Track, CEMA
  • Open Bed: Rockin' at Cosimo's Lee Allen
    The Cosimo Mastassa Story, Proper
  • Where You At Lloyd Price
    Creole Kings of New Orleans, Specialty
  • Mojo Hannah Little Esther Phillips
    Blues & Soul Power, Warner UK
  • Driftin' Herbie Hancock
    Takin' Off, Blue Notes
  • Tipitina Professor Longhair
    The Cosimo Mastassa Story, Proper
  • Chickie Wah Wah Bobby Marchan
    The Best of Ace Records, Rock 'n Roll
  • Instrumental: Bop Sit-In Blues Edgar Blanchard
    Creole Kings of New Orleans, Specialty
  • The Monkey Speaks His Mind Dave Bartholomew
    Crescent City Soul: The Sound of New Orleans 1947-1974, EMI
  • Alimony Frankie Ford
    Sea Cruise: The Very Best of Frankie Ford, Music Club
  • SEGMENT: Frankie Ford
  • Instrumental: Over the Waves Wayne & the Velvetones
    The Best of Drew-Blan, Night Train
  • Sea of Love Cat Power
    The Covers Record, Matador
  • Sally Go 'Round the Roses The Jaynetts
    Best of the Girl Groups, Vol. 1, Rhino
  • Double Shot (of My Baby's Love) Swingin' Medallions
    Nuggets from Nuggets, Rhino
  • Down the Line Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery
    Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly, Rhino
  • Beat it On Down the Line Grateful Dead
    The Grateful Dead, Warner Bros.
  • Down Yonder (We Go Ballin') Smiley Lewis
    The Cosimo Mastassa Story, Proper
  • Rockin' Bones Ronnie Dawson
    Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly, Rhino
  • Dry Bones The Delta Rhythm Boys
    Jump & Jive 'Til One O'Clock: Anthology Vol. 2, DEE-JAY
  • End Bed: Trombone Dixie The Beach Boys
    Pet Sounds, Capitol