It’s Local 518 Thursday! January 27th

It’s Local 518 Thursday! Click on the artist/band and song featured on the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show to find out more about them, and support by listening to & purchasing the songs. Miss the show? Listen to it and previous ones at the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show webpage. Have music you want us to hear? Submission guidelines can be found at the webpage link too. Send us stuff! A version of the following is posted on the Local 518 Facebook page.

Tonight at 11:00 pm on WEXT Radio, the Local 518 Show playlist features…
Keith Pray – “Grounding”
Bright Dog Red – “Trouble Come My Way”
Crazy Swedes – “What’s On Tap”
Dylan Canterbury – “A Newfound Sense of Urgency”
Kimberly Hawkey – “I’ve Always Been Sincere”

The Attic Classic: Of the two Eberle brothers from Mechanicville that were singers during the big band era, this Attic Classic features a song with Bob Eberly. A song by Ray Eberle, the younger of the two, will be featured in the (near) future.

Bob Eberly – who changed the spelling of his last name when he began singing professionally – was hired by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in 1935 after winning an amateur hour contest on Fred Allen’s radio show. Shortly after, Tommy Dorsey left to form his own group; Bob stayed on with Jimmy Dorsey’s. In the early 1940s the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra scored a string of Billboard hits featuring Eberly and Helen O’Connell.

The pair teamed up regularly on records; Eberly would have the opening chorus and then, after an instrumental break, O’Connell would take a hotter chorus.

The Attic Classic, “Tangerine,” has become a jazz standard, and is an example of that pairing. The song was a hit single in 1942 on Decca Records; the version you get to hear is from the original Decca recordings compilation titled ‘Contrasts’ which came out in 1993.

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Bob and Ray Eberle were inducted into The Eddies Capital Region Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2021. Here’s their introductory video…

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