Join us this Sunday, January 18, for our first show of 2015!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Time for our first show of 2015 – this Sunday! We look forward to seeing all of our favorite vendors – and you – after the long holiday break. It is perfect time to beat the cold hunting for some great new music finds. Remember, the show is from 9 am – 3 pm and is always FREE!

It’s Valentine’s Day right before next month’s show, so this Sunday is a good time to find that romantic, memorable song that you shared with that special someone. There might even be a special love story amongst our vendors.

Here is one of this editor’s picks and comes with an update about the group. One of the most highly successful 80s New Wave bands from Britain, Spandau Ballet, had a hit in 1983 that put them on the pop music map forever and made them superstars. This song reached Number One in 21 countries and is the soundtrack for many a romance and wedding (and, we suspect, a baby or two). After a 19-year breakup, the boys reunited in 2009 for a widely successful tour but didn’t make it to the States. That is all about to change much to the joy of their fans. The group will be touring in the U.S. for the first time in over 30 years, including an appearance at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on April 28.

Spandau Ballet also produced a fabulous rock doc (and is also the name of the tour), Soul Boys of the Western World. Even if you aren’t fan of these New Romantics, their story will surprise you. It’s a great slice of a social and pop music history but more importantly, it is a tale of friendship found, lost and found again. Here is a “True” love song!

 

Our 3rd Annual Favorite Christmas Song List! Part Two

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And now for Part TWO of vendor holiday favorites! What could be more wonderful – and at the time, surprising – than two different generations of music icons coming together for a beautiful duet of “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth.”  (Click on song name for video.) This is Perry’s choice to start the second part of our list!

Shawn: Disco Christmas, Universal Robot Band [1977]
Ricardo: This Christmas, Donny Hathaway
Barbara: White Christmas, Bing Crosby (with Danny Kaye)
Winston: Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt
Jill: Christmas is Coming (from A Charlie Brown Christmas), Vince Guaraldi Trio
Tom: Wonderful Christmas Time, Paul McCartney and Wings (1979)
Albert: Silent Night, The Temptations
George: Christmas at K-Mart, Root Boy Slim
Ike: This Christmas, The Whispers
Herb: Every Year, Every Christmas, Luther Vandross
Tanya: Have A Holly Jolly Christmas, Burl Ives (1965)
Tom: Dear Santa, Syng McGowan

And a few of our editor’s fun favorites:
Last Christmas, Wham!
Christmas Medley, The Swingle Singers
When My Heart Finds Christmas, Harry Connick, Jr.

Wishing you all a blessed and joyful Christmas and see you in the NEW YEAR!

 

Summer break is over! Join us this Sunday, August 17th!

SummerDaysBeachBoys.album.coverWe hope you have been enjoying your summer  – Orioles baseball games (go, dem Os!), barbecues and goin’ downy oshun, hon! The Arbutus Record & CD Show returns rested and ready to go after our summer break! We will be bringing you great vendors and music treasures every month for the rest of the year starting with our August show this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there!

We compiled some fun summer tunes – Click on the song link and enjoy as the sunny, warm days of summer wind down.
Let us know what is on your summer song list! 

Sly and the Family Stone – Hot Fun in the Summertime
Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime
Huey Lewis And The News – If This Is It
The Young Rascals – Groovin’ 1967
The Beach Boys – California Girls
Seals And Crofts – Summer Breeze
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
The Surfaris – Wipe Out
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
The 5th Dimension – Stoned Soul Picnic

And this new song because it just feels like summer should feel! Happy!