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Since: Nov 09

Fort Myers, FL

#702 Aug 15, 2010
RICHARD wrote:
<quoted text>Remember all the dances in the area,just a few-5th and 6th st.,3rd ward,Ridge ave.,Manor,pa. the famous Porky Chedwick,Birdville-Mr Bob Livorio,Burk-Glen Ballroom,Well we can't forget all our trips to the White Elephant to dance and see the proformers,and the grand-daddy of all the kids the "SATURDAY NITE CLUB" okay remember any more i know you do.Lets hear them.=======RICH=======.
I dont know if I said this but I played records with Bob Livorio Sat nite club and across river on Sunday nites at the firehall. I remember BurkeGlenn and the revolving mirrored ball. I remember the last song was always "Goodnite my Love" Thats when you tried to dance with a good looking girl hoping to take her home LOL Ah the memories Tubby

Since: Nov 09

Fort Myers, FL

#703 Aug 15, 2010
Whenever I played records on Sat nites and my exgirl would come in I would always play " You Cheated" by the Shields She would get mad and walk out lol Tubby

“Ken Hi and Springdale Hi”

Since: Jul 08

Glendale CA,

#704 Aug 15, 2010
I danced my ass off up and down the Allegheny River. Well, actually I fished in the river, but there was dancing everywhere. Buddy Lee was a New Kensington Local band that was the favorite in the late 40s and early fifties. He was great.
RICHARD

Boise, ID

#705 Aug 15, 2010
tubby039 wrote:
<quoted text>I dont know if I said this but I played records with Bob Livorio Sat nite club and across river on Sunday nites at the firehall. I remember BurkeGlenn and the revolving mirrored ball. I remember the last song was always "Goodnite my Love" Thats when you tried to dance with a good looking girl hoping to take her home LOL Ah the memories Tubby
Now,now Tubby,easy their guy.Bob's nephew,married my cousin,Bob was just a regular guy i can't remember any time that he wasn't.So no one remembers Manor,Pa,at the firehall and Porky Chedwick?Now C.C. did you swim accross the river before or after the dance?=========RICH=======.
valley camper

Crestline, CA

#706 Aug 15, 2010
tubby039 wrote:
<quoted text>I dont know if I said this but I played records with Bob Livorio Sat nite club and across river on Sunday nites at the firehall. I remember BurkeGlenn and the revolving mirrored ball. I remember the last song was always "Goodnite my Love" Thats when you tried to dance with a good looking girl hoping to take her home LOL Ah the memories Tubby
Do you remember the first song that was always played at BurkeGlen?

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#707 Aug 15, 2010
Does anybody remember the guy at Saturday Night Club somewhere around 1960 who used to do the mashed potato all by himself in the middle of the floor. Bill somebody ---

They would play one certain instrumental and this guy would come out of the woodwork and a big crowd would form around him. What about it Tubby? were you spinning records with Bob Livorio then? His last name was Pan---(????)Pan -something or other.

I never saw that guy except when that one song played and he would jump out in the middle of the floor. Strange what you remember. I also remember having a new London Fog raincoat one of those nights and someone stole it out of the coat room. I had to wait around until everyone left and take the one that was left over. It was a ratty old tan coat and I felt like crap putting it on to go home.

I also remember the girl I was with laughed when I discovered it missing. I never called her again after that.-- strange what you remember!

“Ken Hi and Springdale Hi”

Since: Jul 08

Glendale CA,

#708 Aug 15, 2010
KenHi61 wrote:
Does anybody remember the guy at Saturday Night Club somewhere around 1960 who used to do the mashed potato all by himself in the middle of the floor. Bill somebody ---
They would play one certain instrumental and this guy would come out of the woodwork and a big crowd would form around him. What about it Tubby? were you spinning records with Bob Livorio then? His last name was Pan---(????)Pan -something or other.
I never saw that guy except when that one song played and he would jump out in the middle of the floor. Strange what you remember. I also remember having a new London Fog raincoat one of those nights and someone stole it out of the coat room. I had to wait around until everyone left and take the one that was left over. It was a ratty old tan coat and I felt like crap putting it on to go home.
I also remember the girl I was with laughed when I discovered it missing. I never called her again after that.-- strange what you remember!
You are so right!!! We remember the stranges things!
RICHARD

Boise, ID

#709 Aug 15, 2010
KenHi61 wrote:
Does anybody remember the guy at Saturday Night Club somewhere around 1960 who used to do the mashed potato all by himself in the middle of the floor. Bill somebody ---
They would play one certain instrumental and this guy would come out of the woodwork and a big crowd would form around him. What about it Tubby? were you spinning records with Bob Livorio then? His last name was Pan---(????)Pan -something or other.
I never saw that guy except when that one song played and he would jump out in the middle of the floor. Strange what you remember. I also remember having a new London Fog raincoat one of those nights and someone stole it out of the coat room. I had to wait around until everyone left and take the one that was left over. It was a ratty old tan coat and I felt like crap putting it on to go home.
I also remember the girl I was with laughed when I discovered it missing. I never called her again after that.-- strange what you remember!
Yes i remember him,but not the name,oh i also lost my trench coat,tan with a red plaid lining got it at Perr Bros.Remember a couple that always danced down at the end of the floor only,every sat. nite.He went steady with a cheerleader her twin sister was also a cheerleader anybody remember that couple?======RICH========.

Since: Nov 09

Fort Myers, FL

#710 Aug 16, 2010
KenHi61 wrote:
Does anybody remember the guy at Saturday Night Club somewhere around 1960 who used to do the mashed potato all by himself in the middle of the floor. Bill somebody ---
They would play one certain instrumental and this guy would come out of the woodwork and a big crowd would form around him. What about it Tubby? were you spinning records with Bob Livorio then? His last name was Pan---(????)Pan -something or other.
I never saw that guy except when that one song played and he would jump out in the middle of the floor. Strange what you remember. I also remember having a new London Fog raincoat one of those nights and someone stole it out of the coat room. I had to wait around until everyone left and take the one that was left over. It was a ratty old tan coat and I felt like crap putting it on to go home.
I also remember the girl I was with laughed when I discovered it missing. I never called her again after that.-- strange what you remember!
There was guy who always came with Dale either Hemseed or Hem field forget which last name. They always did a dance called the "slop" They taught me how to do it. We danced to Huey Piano Smith the song was "High Blood Pressure" The black people always danced it. First time I did it at the Fire hall on Sunday nite I was dancing with a black girl and they asked us to leave. Me and Dale and this other guy used to dance in a circle all the time. After the first time we did the slop afew weeks later every one was doing it LOL Tubby
Olderndirt

Meadville, PA

#711 Aug 16, 2010
tubby039 wrote:
<quoted text>There was guy who always came with Dale either Hemseed or Hem field forget which last name. They always did a dance called the "slop" They taught me how to do it. We danced to Huey Piano Smith the song was "High Blood Pressure" The black people always danced it. First time I did it at the Fire hall on Sunday nite I was dancing with a black girl and they asked us to leave. Me and Dale and this other guy used to dance in a circle all the time. After the first time we did the slop afew weeks later every one was doing it LOL Tubby

Hey Tubby, would that have been Dale Hempseed and Alvin Shukis??
We often got together at the old CIO Hall on 3rd ave. I don't know where those guys learned those whacky dances. I still do "the scratch" that I learned from Shukis.
There was at least one teen dance every night of the week somewhere in the vally during the 50's. I was one of a few that had a car when I was 16 years old and always had a carload of kids to take dancing with me. The foxiest chicks could be found in Oakmont at an upstairs dance floor and at the "Dago Club" in Natrona. Lots of fisticuffs there though. There was some great dances held at Memorial Park, on the tennis courts for a couple of years buy got disbanded for some reason.
Anyone remember "Grapes Grabigle" from Har Brack?? Now that dude could dance.

RICHARD

Boise, ID

#712 Aug 17, 2010
tubby039 wrote:
<quoted text>There was guy who always came with Dale either Hemseed or Hem field forget which last name. They always did a dance called the "slop" They taught me how to do it. We danced to Huey Piano Smith the song was "High Blood Pressure" The black people always danced it. First time I did it at the Fire hall on Sunday nite I was dancing with a black girl and they asked us to leave. Me and Dale and this other guy used to dance in a circle all the time. After the first time we did the slop afew weeks later every one was doing it LOL Tubby
Tubby did you ever go danceing at the colored Elks on 3rd ave? Only a few whites that i could remember got in their Me,Larry Reynolds,Bernie Greenberg thats about it.======RICH======Oh Sammie too.=====
RICHARD

Boise, ID

#713 Aug 17, 2010
Olderndirt wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Tubby, would that have been Dale Hempseed and Alvin Shukis??
We often got together at the old CIO Hall on 3rd ave. I don't know where those guys learned those whacky dances. I still do "the scratch" that I learned from Shukis.
There was at least one teen dance every night of the week somewhere in the vally during the 50's. I was one of a few that had a car when I was 16 years old and always had a carload of kids to take dancing with me. The foxiest chicks could be found in Oakmont at an upstairs dance floor and at the "Dago Club" in Natrona. Lots of fisticuffs there though. There was some great dances held at Memorial Park, on the tennis courts for a couple of years buy got disbanded for some reason.
Anyone remember "Grapes Grabigle" from Har Brack?? Now that dude could dance.
Yes Dirt,i belive he used to go to "Henry's" as well as Bernie Greenberg and alot more,anyone remember Henry's?======RICH=====.

Since: Nov 09

Fort Myers, FL

#714 Aug 17, 2010
Olderndirt wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Tubby, would that have been Dale Hempseed and Alvin Shukis??
We often got together at the old CIO Hall on 3rd ave. I don't know where those guys learned those whacky dances. I still do "the scratch" that I learned from Shukis.
There was at least one teen dance every night of the week somewhere in the vally during the 50's. I was one of a few that had a car when I was 16 years old and always had a carload of kids to take dancing with me. The foxiest chicks could be found in Oakmont at an upstairs dance floor and at the "Dago Club" in Natrona. Lots of fisticuffs there though. There was some great dances held at Memorial Park, on the tennis courts for a couple of years buy got disbanded for some reason.
Anyone remember "Grapes Grabigle" from Har Brack?? Now that dude could dance.
YAH Old thats the guys I think Sukis dated black girls oh man do i remember "Grapes" so true that guy could really dance espicially jitter bug. I think he had a big nose man he was really popular. Tubby

Since: Nov 09

Fort Myers, FL

#715 Aug 17, 2010
RICHARD wrote:
<quoted text>Tubby did you ever go danceing at the colored Elks on 3rd ave? Only a few whites that i could remember got in their Me,Larry Reynolds,Bernie Greenberg thats about it.======RICH======Oh Sammie too.=====
No never made it there too bad probably would have been a blast. Tubby
NewKenBoy

Hendersonville, TN

#716 Aug 17, 2010
Valley Camp Girl wrote:
<quoted text>There is still a grocery store in that old A & P store. It's Save-A-Lot now. There was an A & P in Arnold, on Horne Blvd. for many years.
The A&P I remember was in Parnassus on the railroad track across from 6th Ave. Cady-cornered from the Old Bank in Parnassus. They had a lady who worked there for even in different capacities all her life named "Sally". I remember her grinding the Eight O'clock Coffee for my parents and she also worked in produce and at the check out register. Nice lady and I can close my eyes and picture her perfectly; while having not thought of her for 50 years!!!

“Ken Hi and Springdale Hi”

Since: Jul 08

Glendale CA,

#717 Aug 17, 2010
RICHARD wrote:
<quoted text>Tubby did you ever go danceing at the colored Elks on 3rd ave? Only a few whites that i could remember got in their Me,Larry Reynolds,Bernie Greenberg thats about it.======RICH======Oh Sammie too.=====
I used to accompany the guy who ran the slots. We would go in have a drink or two, collect the coins and leave. They were super nice to us.
Olderndirt

Meadville, PA

#718 Aug 17, 2010
tubby039 wrote:
<quoted text>YAH Old thats the guys I think Sukis dated black girls oh man do i remember "Grapes" so true that guy could really dance espicially jitter bug. I think he had a big nose man he was really popular. Tubby
Tubby.. Shukis ran with a girl that spent a lot of time around 3rd and 12th. She was white and I think she taught Shukis how to dance.
Do you recall the demise of Grapes?? It was a sad ending for a lot of people.
As for the Colored Elks, I was in there twice a week in 60, 61. The only white guy I ever saw there was my man Greenberg. We often went to Mac's BarBQ, a black restaurant, on 12th and 4th and on a few occasions the black kids that Bernie and I paled around with had to stick up for us because we were white and about to have our butts kicked for being there. I can't think of any white guy dancing in the Colored Elks without having their head handed to them. Except for maybe Bernie.
RICHARD

Boise, ID

#719 Aug 17, 2010
Olderndirt wrote:
<quoted text>
Tubby.. Shukis ran with a girl that spent a lot of time around 3rd and 12th. She was white and I think she taught Shukis how to dance.
Do you recall the demise of Grapes?? It was a sad ending for a lot of people.
As for the Colored Elks, I was in there twice a week in 60, 61. The only white guy I ever saw there was my man Greenberg. We often went to Mac's BarBQ, a black restaurant, on 12th and 4th and on a few occasions the black kids that Bernie and I paled around with had to stick up for us because we were white and about to have our butts kicked for being there. I can't think of any white guy dancing in the Colored Elks without having their head handed to them. Except for maybe Bernie.
Well Dirt,i hate to rain on your parade but your wrong,if these guys - Winsor{boots}-Ballard-Thaxton- Thomas-Brasfield-Varner-Drake- and many more they knew me from growing up at ist ward in one way or another.Bernie lived about a half a block from me,oh their was another white guy also Chuckie Hardaway,now deceased.=======RICH=======.
Tom R

Dearborn, MI

#720 Aug 18, 2010
tubby039 wrote:
<quoted text>There was guy who always came with Dale either Hemseed or Hem field forget which last name. They always did a dance called the "slop" They taught me how to do it. We danced to Huey Piano Smith the song was "High Blood Pressure" The black people always danced it. First time I did it at the Fire hall on Sunday nite I was dancing with a black girl and they asked us to leave. Me and Dale and this other guy used to dance in a circle all the time. After the first time we did the slop afew weeks later every one was doing it LOL Tubby
I knew a Dale Hempseed. He was a neighbor up on the hill behind Martin School in the '50s.
Olderndirt

Meadville, PA

#721 Aug 18, 2010
Tom R wrote:
<quoted text>
I knew a Dale Hempseed. He was a neighbor up on the hill behind Martin School in the '50s.

Yep, Dale lived in that neighborhood. Shukis lived somewhere up there also. Shukis could really throw a baseball when he was in little league. I once bet him $1.00 that he couldn't throw a baseball 100 yards. We went to the football stadium and I lost my dollar.

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