There are hundreds of Rock N’ Roll treasures hidden in every continent of the earth.
One particular man who has had a profound effect on the American society of
Rock N’ Roll Is Dave Appell.
Way back in the 1950’s when Rock N’ Roll was really beginning to percolate, Dave was there heating things up. From his own performing talents with his group “Dave Appell and The Applejacks” to witting/arraigning/ orchestrating, producing, engineering, making the coffee and sweeping the floors, Dave was one of the stars behind the stars.
On this site you can download clips of a September 2006 interview with America’s truly oldest teenagers. At 89 years young he is still writing and recording his fabulous melodies. All new idea’s and unique sounds that only Dave can dream up.
As you peruse Dave’s site, you’ll be able to sample some of the biggest hits in Rock N’ Roll that was responsible for or had a hand in. You’ll also get to hear never released archives as well as soon to be release new material.
So enjoy every “Twist” and turn as you “Stomp though Bristol” and “South Street”.
While this session was proceeding, Parkway promotion man Billy Harper excitedly entered the studio, babbling on about a new dance kids were doing called "the Stomp" at the Goodwill Fire Hall in Bristol, just outside Philadelphia.
Jerry remembers, "Billy put on a student's record of "Everyday of the Week," and you'll notice the guitar riff at the beginning sounds familiar, and that's what they were dancing to. Kal and Dave went "hey, we should write a song called 'The Bristol Stomp' and they did it overnight (and practically over "Everyday of the Week".) We came in the next day and they said, 'Let's record this' and we did. "Out in the Cold" became the "B" side.
"Bristol Stomp" spent the better part of the summer of 1961 doing nothing, and then it broke out of the Midwest. On September 11th "The Bristol Stomp" gained enough momentum to go national and by October 23rd was the number two seller in America according to Billboard and the number one seller according to Cash Box "Bristol Stomp" also reached number seven on the R&B chart.
The world knows him as Dave Apple
From Benny Carter and Big Bands to
"The Bristol Stomp" and "Let's Twist Again" to contemporary
smooth jazz, At 89 he's still got it!
Check out Dave's interview's.
Real inside stuff from one of the guys who invented inside stuff...
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