Lounge music is a type of easy listening music popularized in the 1950s and 1960s. Most Lounge music was instrumental featuring a full band accompanied by an orchestra. Though some artists still had you groovin’ with just a an organ, bass, guitar and drums. In the mid 1990s lounge had a brief revival thanks to the return of another old time style of music, Swing. Capitol Records released an amazing collection called Ultra Lounge. Each disk highlighted a different genre of lou
Drop your nickels into the slot. Turn the knob. Open the door. Dinner is Served. That was the concept and thrill behind the popular restaurants/cafeterias called automats. The first automat in the United States opened on June 12, 1902 at 818 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia by Horn & Hardart. New York City started using them in 1912 and gradually the automat became a part of popular culture in northern industrial cities. Originally, the U.S. machines only took nickels. The di
Waking up in the morning was never a fun thing to do, even as a kid. But what made it a little bit easier was getting to eat your favorite cereal! The excitement of opening a new box of cereal to get the prize inside was always a highlight of the morning. Sometimes the fun, cool, groovy, funny, funky designs on the boxes was a treat as wel! With bright colors, exciting fonts, and fun character designs, it really made it easy to want to bring home the box from the food store.
Long before the mindless reality TV shows we have today, actual TALENT was celebrated on television. Music and variety shows had "Drum Battles" that showcased two popular drummers from all walks of music. They faced off against each other in a friendly duel to determine the best drummer in the world. Or least for that night on that show. Behold this epic battle and let us know who you think won the Drum Battle... #drums #drumbattle #livemusic #1950s #tv #oldtvshows