Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Click on the fourth link from the bottom for American-related content. A nice collection featuring snippets of articles about American (most have appeared elsewhere).


Video from the Elvis Museum era at American presumably posted by the website owners here (this video posted elsewhere also):

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dang Me!

I love this song recorded at American in the sixties. It's from Masqueraders' lead singer Sam Hutchins -- what a great groove!

Interview with the Masqueraders:


The original from the great Roger Miller!


Billboard Magazine Archives

I have enjoyed using Google Books to search old copies of Billboard magazine, copies of which have been archived going back to the 1940s. Additionally, Billboard magazine has the same search capability on their site (in cooperation with Google). I tried both and it seems to work more seamlessly on Google Books. I ran a search on "Tommy Cogbill" and got loads of hits from the late sixties and early seventies. You really get a sense of being there!

The most efficient way is to go to the link below (Advanced Google Book Search) and limit the search to magazines:


Or, as noted above, the same search capability is available from Billboard's site:


Here's an example of a search for articles mentioning Tommy Cogbill: