My Week In Vintage: 03-07-20

Hello and welcome to another edition of Old Time Review‘s My Week In Vintage blog! It has been a quiet week for all who volunteer at this site, but we hope to get more content up soon.

RIP Carl Reiner.

I was sad to hear of the passing of one of America’s legendary figures of the entertainment world at 98. I first became familiar with Carl through creating the Dick Van Dyke Show, a show I adore. He also recently appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which gave an insight into his friendship with Mel Brooks. With an enormous amount of work to his name, including creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, his work will live on for generations. RIP Carl Reiner.

The Mystery Of Dennis Herrold Vinyl.

I had the joy of reviewing a recent 10-inch vinyl release containing the complete Imperial recordings of Dennis Herrold, plus a few added extras. This one definitely stacks up as one of the best I have reviewed recently. I was not familiar with Herrold’s work, but Bear Family Records have opened my eyes to an artist with one great song to their name. Hip Hip Baby, which I wrote about in this week’s vintage tracks blog, is a rocking masterpiece. The Mystery of Dennis Herrold is available from Bear Family Records.

Five Vintage Tracks To Hear This Week Blog/

The second week of doing this blog, and I am glad to have found a format for it. Since subscribing to Spotify premium in May, an entire world of music has opened. The modern-day algorithms have introduced me to a bunch of great vintage acts, and I am delighted to share them with you on this site. This week’s blog includes classics by Tony Blackburn, Little Richard, Hank Mizell, Dennis Herrold and Dub Dickerson. This week’s blog is available to view here.

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Jamie Dyer

Jamie Dyer is an experienced writer, broadcaster, musician and social media marketer. He enjoys Old Time Radio, vintage TV, collecting vinyl and supporting the New York Knicks.

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