There’s a guy active on YouTube called “spoonfedcornbread,” and here’s what he does: he’ll spin an old 45, then upload video of the record playing. Nothing more, nothing less.
He has uploaded hundreds of 45s since he started doing it in April. Isn’t that a beautiful concept?
Spoonfedcornbread doesn’t claim credit for originating the idea. But he deserves three cheers for his good taste in American pop.
I will be embedding some spoonfedcornbread on a weekly basis... a nice little hump-day feature called the Wednesday 45 Flashback. I’ll begin with a record I actually bought when I was 9 years old.
Freda Payne’s “Bring the Boys Home” debuted on the Billboard charts on June 5, 1971. It went gold, rising to No. 3 on the R&B chart and No. 12 pop. It was the second-biggest hit of Freda’s career. Drop the needle on it, why don’t you? (Remember that Invictus logo?)
Dammit. Dee-double-dammit. I sure hope my calling attention to him didn’t lead to his downfall. I didn’t even know this was illegal. He was just an oldies deejay to me... playing cool records and getting people excited about music... bringing back sweet memories...
Shit. I don’t even have a way to contact him and find out what the deal is. We communicated through YouTube messages. Wow. I couldn’t wait to embed 45s like “I’m Doin’ Fine Now” and “Remember Me.”