The Best in Live Vintage Rock Music
Former Golden Crest Records recording artists, the Precisions were one of the classic New York vocal groups when rock was young. Check
out the "Precision's Story" and listen to the group's rare original recordings on the fabled Golden Crest Records label. Listen to sound clips
from the Precisions today as you browse each page. Find out about the Precision's live appearances, and meet each of the Precisions.
For a quick look at this month's live appearances see below. Click on "THE BUZZ" for
news, information and commentary about the music and entertainment scene.
By the way, feel free to drop a note to the Precisions. Just click on the Precisions
Blue Mail Box button at the end of this page. The guys would love to hear from you!
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|Radio's Golden Age
Remember listening to your
favorite dee-jays from New York's
radio stations like WABC (The All
Americans), WMCA (The Good
Guys). How about Murray the "K"
on WINS? Well they are all here:
sound clips of actual on-air
recordings from the days when
radio was the king of media.
Listen to broadcasts from the
1960 and beyond featuring
popular dee jays like Joe O'Brien
(The Morning Mayor), Dandy Dan
Daniels, B. Mitchell Reed and
many more. Click on the "Good
Guy" below and enjoy the golden
age of radio -
|This Month in THE BUZZ . . .
* Shadow Morton - Hit-maker from
Long Island's Mean Streets
Music That's Good For Your Health?
Fans often remark about the pleasant memories and nostalgia the Precisions evoke with their special
brand of vintage rock music. But, did you know that nostalgia, like listening to music from your past, is
Nostalgia can ward off loneliness and anxiety. Though often triggered by isolation and life changes, it
offers relief by bringing to mind "cherished experiences that assure us we are valued people who
have meaningful lives," says psychologist Clay Routledge of North Dakota State University. Such
reminiscences are remarkably similar across cultures, centering on being with friends at weddings,
holidays or other special moments. The ability to call up a fond memory to maintain physiological
comfort may even be an evolutionary adaption.
The Precisions in an appearance at the Elmont (NY) Performing Arts Center. Shown from the left Joe Cordani,
Al Frazia, Bob Falco and Frankie Carr. Not shown is drummer, Rob Falco. Photo by Dave Ruderman.
Phil Everly - We Will Miss You
There are few classic rock artists who have not in some way been influenced by the Everly Brothers.
The Precisions, with their emphasis on tight, warm harmony are decidedly among those artists, and
are saddened by the death of Phil Everly (below left), who with his older brother Don, carried the close
traditional harmonies of country into rock 'n roll.
With songs like "Wake Up Little Susie," "Bye Bye Love," "Cathy's Clown,"All I Have to Do Is Dream"
and "When Will I Be Loved?", the Everly Brothers were consistent hit makers in the 1950's and early
1960's. They won over country, pop and even R&B listeners with a combination of clean-cut vocals
and a rock ability strum and twang of their guitars.
They were also the models for the next generation of rock vocal harmonies for the Beatles, Linda
Rondstadt, Simon and Garfunkel and many others who recorded their songs and tried to emulate their
precise, ringing vocal alchemy. The Everly Brothers were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in its first year, 1986.
"I always thought I'd be the first one to go," Don Everly wrote in a statement. "The world might be
mourning an Everly Brother, but I'm mourning my brother Phil."
Don, the Precisions also mourn the loss of a brother . . . Thank you Phil, and Don for making the
world of music a better place for all generations.
Excerpted - New York Times, Jon Pareles