Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Johnny Angel's Ginchy Stuff



No School Saturday: "Stay ... just a little bit longer!"

Posted on September 26, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Mornin' Ginchers,

It's No School Saturday and time to remenisce about a Saturday lodged in my Memory Banks!   "Stay" ... just a little bit longer ... what a song, what a group, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.  That great song charted today back in 1960 ... Oh, I remember it well.  "STAY", was the first record I bought with my own money.  It is the shortest song to reach number One, it appeared in one of my favorite movies "Shag", it is one of my favorite songs to perform, it is great to dance to, it was loved and recorded by so many others.  Here is a who's who of those who recorded it: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, The Hollies, Little Joe and the Thrillers, The Dave Clark Five, Cyndi Lauper, Jan & Dean, Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne to name a few.  Younger people began to know the song as the "Load Out Song" or the Roadie song because of Jackson Browne.  Let's take a look at the song ... written by Maurice Williams of the Zodiacs when he was 15.  He was trying to convince his girl friend at the time to stay and not go home at 10:00 o'clock to meet her curfew.  The song was highlighted in two of my alltime favorite movies ... "Shag ... the movie" and "Dirty Dancing" .  Maurice Williams also wrote and recorded another alltime great record  ... "Little Darling" when he was a member of the Gladiolas and later became a monster hit for the Diamonds.  I had the pleasure of working with Maurice Williams, who is a humble gentleman with a wealth of information about the glory days of Rock n' Roll and Soul Music.  I remember interviewing him years later for my radio show ... I asked him the Question ... "How did it make you feel to hear the Diamonds version of your song become a hit?  I was expecting an answer of dissappointment that the Diamonds had the hit and he didn't ... but, Maurice came back with an answer that blew me away... he said, "I am thankful they recorded it ... I wrote it and it became a hit!"  The sincerity of this man just touched me in a way that many others have not ... he was truly a professional and a man who knew that he was part of music history.  I told Maurice a story about his song and my son.  As many of you know, my son Justin was my sound engineer from the time he was in his early teens and one night I/we (Johnny Angel and the Halos) did the song "Stay".  At the end of the night Justin said "Hey Dad I like that song by Jackson Browne that you did ... we call it the Roadie song".  Do you see how this song has LIFE?  I explained to Justin that it was Maurice Williams song.  Years later when we perfdormed with Maurice at Heinz Hall, I brought up the night Justin heard us do it and then pointed to the man himself ... "That is Maurice Williams ... that is the song "Stay" ... it's not just the roadie song ... it's a music classic!  Till tomorrow, STAY safe, STAY healthy, help a neighbor when you can ... and, GDO Bless!


Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply ThearaCaw
6:48 AM on August 27, 2021 
Reply buying ivermectin
12:18 PM on August 30, 2021 
Viagra Sources
Reply dyclefe
10:33 PM on August 30, 2021 
ivermectin for lice
Reply lealaywot
7:43 PM on August 31, 2021 - stromectol no prescription
Reply MicPlaila
2:58 AM on September 1, 2021 
Reply Propecia
5:19 AM on September 1, 2021 
Prices Of Viagra
Reply 100mg viagra
5:05 AM on September 5, 2021 
Buy Valtrex Canada
Reply Minitroth
7:13 AM on September 5, 2021 
what does propecia do
Reply pempherge
8:58 AM on September 7, 2021 
Reply Adjoumb
12:48 AM on September 12, 2021 
Reply caulmob
10:29 AM on September 14, 2021 
Reply Plaquenil
11:03 AM on September 16, 2021 
Viagra Vendita Online In Italia
Reply Priligy
7:09 PM on September 17, 2021 
Cephalexin Dosage Puppy
Reply Addeque
5:01 AM on September 18, 2021 
where to buy priligy
Reply Lelmalalk
10:31 AM on September 18, 2021 
Reply Zithromax
3:34 PM on September 18, 2021 
Viagra Fettes Essen
Reply bortunret
2:01 AM on September 19, 2021 - priligy generico
Reply Oresmax
2:45 AM on September 19, 2021 
Reply erervitty
4:31 PM on September 19, 2021 
Reply furosemide tablet
5:48 PM on September 22, 2021 
Does Amoxicillin Clear Up Acne