It’s night time in the big city.
Something isn’t quite right.
Nobody will answer the phone.
“Every place I go, and I go a lot of places, people say hello.”
- Sherman Williams Orchestra: Hello
“A little riff rocker”
- Ricky Nelson: Hello Mary Lou
“One person we got to say hello to is someone who said goodbye much too soon. He’s the man who brought rock and roll into America’s living rooms. Here’s a song that reached number 9 on the Billboard Charts…then they turned it over, and the B side went all the way to number 1.”
- The Nazz: Hello, It’s Me
“As Todd (Rundgren) always used to say to me ‘Dum vivimus, vivamus,’ which roughly translated means, ‘While we live, let us live.’ Todd’s a smart guy.”
- Conway Twitty: Hello Darlin’
“His dad was a river boat pilot who taught him guitar at age 4. And as much as he loved music, he loved baseball just as much. He actually received an offer to join the Philadelphia Phillies, but patriotic-minded Harold joined the army instead. When he got out of the army, he heard Elvis’ Mystery Train, and started writing songs.”
- Long Gone Miles (Luke Miles): Hello Josephine
“This record is probably most familiar to ya from Fats Domino, but I couldn’t resist playing this hard rocking version.”
- Pee Wee King: I Wanna Say Hello
“The man who brought accordion into Western Swing.”
- Mardi Gras Loungers: Hello Mello Baby
“A song that’ll help you get down to the real nitty gritty.”
- Buck Owens: Hello Trouble
“Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. nicknamed himself after a mule on his family farm.”
- The Radiolites: Hello! Aloha! How Are You?
“Here’s an example of some great Hawaiian-influenced music that caught the ear of New Yorkers… An example of how Hawaiian music met big bands and created something new.”
- Willie Nelson: Hello Walls
“Another great American…”
- The Carter Family: Hello Stranger
- Barbara Lewis: Hello Stranger
- John Prine: Hello In There
- Groucho Marks: Hello I Must Be Going
- The Beatles: Hello, Goodbye
“The song was originally called ‘Hello, Hello’ and if it had kept that name we couldn’t have played it here, because we need a hello song that says goodbye!”
“I always love the crazy fade on that record…”