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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rjones35, May 17, 2017.

  1. rjones35
    Joined: May 12, 2008
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    Heard it this morning on the 50s station on the satellite radio.

     
  2. When I was in high school I had that song memorized! Nervous Norvis.
     
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  3. 302GMC
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    Ape call was the biggie ...
     
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  4. seb fontana
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    ????
     

  5. 302GMC
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    Go to utube music & type in "APE CALL" by NN ....
     
  6. TagMan
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    Must have been the REAL early '50's - I don't recall that song at all.
     
  7. COLEMAN BROTHERS CUSTOMS
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    Didn't care for the song, but I love the Chevrolet propaganda film...Ha!
     
  8. Some of these youngsters around here have a gap in their education. :p It was considered a hit song way back when.

    Back in the radio heydays, and later overlapping with the early days of television, there was a show called Your Hit Parade that did a live cover of the top 10 "best sellers" for the week. When the post war babies grew into their teenage years in the mid 50's, they had this new thing called "allowance money" in their pockets. And for the first time in history the teenie bopper customers starting calling the shots in the music industry. The old style singers, crooners and orchestras used on the Your Hit Parade show couldn't reproduce the right vibe for this new rock'n'roll and humorous "Flying Purple Eater" type songs that were aimed at this new youth market. The show quickly went down in flames after that.
     
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  9. TagMan
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    Well, I was born in '46, so that'd place me in the right era - the song must have been popular before '55 or so, I'd guess.
     
  10. Both songs charted in '56.

    "His novelty song "Transfusion" was a Top 20 hit in 1956, reaching #13 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. A second song, "Ape Call," released later that year, also charted and peaked at #28."
     
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  12. Well I had completely forgotten about ape call but after listening to it on YouTube it really brought back memories. WOOO HOOOOOO
     
  13. ironrodder
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    Can still sing the words, just no one wants to hear me sing. Does that make me old?
     
  14. mountainman2
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    If that is the determining criteria, I've been old for nearly 70 years!:(
     
  15. 57Custom300
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    49 vintage here. I remember that song. Does that make me old?
     
  16. willowbilly3
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    Don't remember it, but then the 70s fogged a lot of my memories.
     

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