Monday, September 17, 2018

Jukebox Junkie

In addition to being a country girl I've always enjoyed the early rock & roll music of the late '50s and early '60s. (This is one of the many reasons why I love Conway so much...he's the best of both worlds!) I'm crazy about that whole era and have often felt that I was "born too late."


While I was in the market for the Victrola record player I bought this summer, I was not in the market for a new CD player...until I saw this Victrola Retro Desktop Jukebox CD player. As far as I'm concerned, Conway's music just belongs on a jukebox, and I knew it would make the purrfect addition to my collection. In fact, back in 1990 he was one of the inaugural 10 artists inducted in the Jukebox Hall of Fame on the occasion of the jukebox's centennial birthday!

It arrived on Friday and I love it even more than I thought I would. It is SO impressive looking and the sound is amazing.


Instagram limited me to one minute, so here's the whole song I posted. It's one of my favorites because it shows how unreal his voice was.



Some of you have said you really enjoy Conway's rock music, so here's a few more songs you would've been likely to hear on a jukebox back in the day!







There will be loads of sounds from that era coming from my jukebox because in addition to having 95% of his country catalog on CD and vinyl, I just bought this amazing 8-CD, 202 song box set that encompasses his entire rock career...Mudpie's poor little ears!!!


Do you love the nostalgia of a jukebox as much as I do?

16 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

That is a very impressive CD player!!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Lone Star Cats said...

How cute!

DrillerAA09 said...

The jukebox just gives the music a sound that no other device can duplicate. Maybe it's because the jukebox is found in places where music is important, like malt shops, drive-in's, bars, and restaurants. And yes, Conway never sounded better than when he's on the jukebox. Great post. Have a blessed week.

Patricia T said...

Yes, jukeboxes bring back good memories.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a really cool CD player ! Purrs

csuhpat1 said...

I love jukeboxes. They are so cool. Great songs.

Mary Burris said...

This is really awesome! That jukebox looks like it would be a lot of fun to have.

~Mary
Jingle Jangle Jungle

The Menagerie Mom said...

This is surely the best way to listen to Conway (well, except for a live showing, of course). Mudpie, we suggest you not knock this onto the floor. We don't want to see you get evicted (then again, if you get evicted, you can come live with us!).

The Island Cats said...

What a cool jukebox! We love your passion for your music. :)

John Holton said...

You're right: Conway belongs on the jukebox. Love his cover of "C'est Si Bon," especcially the little growl at the beginning of the verses, no doubt a tribute to Miss Eartha Kitt...

Rene said...

My uncle has an old vinyl jukebox and once when he was moving, it was in my parents' basement when we were kids. I was fascinated by it and wished we could have kept it but of course, he took it back.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love jukeboxes and I have always felt I was born in the wrong time too :) I wish I had lived in the 1940's and 50's.

Cathy Keisha said...

We love jukeboxes especially when they're playing old Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis songs. The first time TW walked into Maxwells, the club in Hoboken she frequented, she knew she she home when she saw a Patti Smith song on their jukebox.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Melissa,

Conway does have a good voice. I prefer it when he doesn't get too nasally or carry too much of a country twang in his songs. I really enjoyed his Mona Lisa/Danny Boy mashup and hokey smoke, I'm lovin' your last selections. That Conway boy really knows how to to make a girl's heart skip a beat. ;) Thanks for sharing the dance floor with the 4M gang, dearie. Have a tunetastic week.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Yes, jukeboxes are so fun!

bookworm said...

Oh yes, as a senior I grew up with jukeboxes. Loved especially the little ones on the tables of diners and flipping through the selections. I'll say two things about Conway Twitty. First, he made the right decision of changing to country because his voice is pure country. Second, Halfway to Heaven is pure 50's. Thank you for the nostalgic dance. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com