You’re So Vain – Vol. 9 – The Return of Bittersweet Susie

I had NO IDEA it has been this long since the last post. Holy crap! But to be fair, it does feel like Christmas was not that long ago, right? Humor me.

I am not sure what direction to go with in this space – crafts, snark, photography, cooking? what do YOU want to see? Would you be into taking a poll? Please answer the question below or leave a comment letting me know what YOU LIKE! Help me with this major creative block.

So I am going to jump back in with a “you’re so vain” post – like I never left. It’s always about me – you knew that already.

Today we are gonna have a little dance party with Bobby Lord!

Bittersweet Susie | Bobby Lord

NO MORE, NO MORE, NO MORE
(Boyett) 
BOBBY LORD (COLUMBIA 21339, 1955)

Mmmmm-mm-mmmmmmmmm…
I was walkin’ down the road with my head hangin’ low
I thought I heard my Sue just say yonder comes my Bo
Go away from my door, I don’t want you no more
No more, no more, no more, no more [continued]
No more, no more, no more

Ah-ah-aaah, child you’re killing me
You’re just killing me, that’s all, yeah
I was a-sittin’ in the jail with a pan of peas
I thought I heard a runner from a-rattlin’ the keys
Go away from my door, I don’t want you no more
No more, no more, no more, no more [continued]
No more, no more, no more

Now, if your old lady ever leaves you
And you want her back
Just call her like this
And nine times out of ten that woman will come in a run
Now listen to this…
Mama, mama, mama come to your daddy now
Aaaah, child you’re killing me
You’re killing me graveyard dead, yeah-yeah-yeah

Oooooh-oooh-oh, come on dear man and knock yourself out
Go away from my door, I don’t want you no more
No more, no more, no more, no more
Go away from my door, I don’t want you no more
No more…

Again  – AGAIN what I get from this is ol Sue was creeping with Bobby and told him to SCOOT when her real man came along. TRAMP! Every time! This name is cursed!

This catchy tune was release in 1955 – and was just ONE of his many hits. Listening to his catalog the early stuff has the harder Rockabilly sound that evolved into a more traditional country sound. Go check it out!

Even more Bobby Lord action!

With Pasty Cline – Swoon!

Homework:

• Take the poll! Please

• Leave any comments below of what you like/don’t like/ want to like about this place

Thanks for stopping by friends. I love you and missed you much!

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Christmas Dance Party – The 2014 Bittersweet Christmas Playlist

Happy Holiday dearest friends (and haters, I guess)

Another Christmas is thrust upon us. No matter how frazzled we are it will be over before we know it! Bright side!

So I have for you the awaited Bittersweet Susie Vintage Christmas Playlist 2014!

Yay! – I know you have waited for this all season. I am on good authority that MOST of you were pretty good this year, and the ones that weren’t were at least funny about it. I respect that.

Vintage Christmas Playlist 2014 | Bittersweet Susie

You know I was never THAT into christmas.  I always thought the santa story was kind of creepy. I didn’t like the idea of a fat stranger coming in while we slept to eat all our cookies. I mean, WHO THE FUCK does he think he is? I believe the above photo was from Christmas 1983. Look at my in my now hipster ugly sweater and ever so fashionable bowl cut. It doesn’t get ANY cooler than this. I think I still have those shoes. And Santa’s shifty gaze is not helping the cause. Sorry Fat man. I am not leaving any cookies for you.

Between this years and last years Playlist there are over 5 1/2 hours of Christmas Music. I promise NO “Jingle Bell Rock” or “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”. Those songs make me shabby.

Blast these tunes while you are finishing up all those presents you need to wrap. It’s also totally grandma approved, so feel free to have these songs playing during dinner. You can take credit, it don’t mind.

Bittersweet Susie – Christmas 2014

  1. Barnabas Von Géczy & His Orchestra – In a Merry Mood
  2. Billy Butterfield – December
  3. Bing Crosby – Little Jack Frost Got Lost
  4. Booker T. & The MG’s – Silver Bells
  5. Buck Owens – Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy
  6. The Cadilacs – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
  7. Capitol Studio Orchestra – Cha-Cha All The Way – 1996 – Remaster
  8. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, Its Christmas
  9. Champion Jack Dupree – Santa Claus Blues
  10. The Chicago Footwarmers – Grandma’s Ball
  11. Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa
  12. Debroy Somers – On a Christmas Tree
  13. Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli – Christmas Swing
  14. Eddy Arnold – Will Santa Come To Shanty Town
  15. Ella Fitzgerald – Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney
  16. Ernest Tubb – Blue Christmas
  17. Faron Young – I’m Gonna Tell Santa Claus On You
  18. Fats Waller – Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
  19. Ferlin Husky – Lonely Christmas
  20. Gene Autry – I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus
  21. Hank Snow – The Reindeer Boogie
  22. Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  23. J.D. McPherson – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
  24. Jack Teagarden – Christmas Night In Harlem
  25. Jim Reeves – Snowflake
  26. Jimmy Wakely – It’s Christmas
  27. Johnny Horton – They Shined Up Rudolph’s Nose
  28. Kitty Wells – Santa’s On His Way
  29. The Les Brown Orchestra – Let It Snow
  30. Lew Stone & His Band – Winter Wonderland
  31. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Merry Christmas
  32. Lionel Hampton – Merry Christmas Baby
  33. Little Joey Farr – Big White Cadillac
  34. Lou Rawls – Merry Christmas Baby – 1997 Digital Remaster
  35. Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  36. The Mills Brothers – Here Comes Santa Claus
  37. The Moods – Rockin’ Santa Claus
  38. Nat King Cole – Mrs Santa Claus
  39. Oscar Rabin & His Romany Band – I’m Spending Christmas With the Old Folks
  40. Otis Redding – White Christmas
  41. Peggy Little – Ho Ho Ho
  42. The Penguins – Jingle Jangle
  43. Ray Anthony – Christmas Trumpets / We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas (Medley) – 1996 – Remaster
  44. The Raymond Scott Orchestra – Send Me Your Love for Christmas
  45. Red Norvo & His Orchestra – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  46. Rufus Thomas – I’ll Be Your Santa Baby
  47. Russ Morgan and His Orchestra – I Want You For Christmas
  48. The Shells – Happy Holiday
  49. Solomon Burke – Presents For Christmas
  50. The Sportsmen – Reindeer Rock
  51. Sterling Blythe – Little Footprints in the Snow
  52. Ted Weems & His Orchestra – Winter Wonderland
  53. Tennessee Ernie Ford – Christmas Dinner
  54. Tex Ritter – Ole Tex Kringle
  55. Tex Williams – The Winter Song
  56. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra – March Of The Toys
  57. The Ventures – Sleigh Ride
  58. Barnabas Von Géczy & His Orchestra – In a Merry Mood
  59. Billy Butterfield – December
  60. Bing Crosby – Little Jack Frost Got Lost
  61. Booker T. & The MG’s – Silver Bells
  62. Buck Owens – Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy
  63. The Cadilacs – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
  64. Capitol Studio Orchestra – Cha-Cha All The Way – 1996 – Remaster
  65. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, Its Christmas
  66. Champion Jack Dupree – Santa Claus Blues
  67. The Chicago Footwarmers – Grandma’s Ball
  68. Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa
  69. Debroy Somers – On a Christmas Tree
  70. Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli – Christmas Swing
  71. Eddy Arnold – Will Santa Come To Shanty Town
  72. Ella Fitzgerald – Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney
  73. Ernest Tubb – Blue Christmas
  74. Faron Young – I’m Gonna Tell Santa Claus On You
  75. Fats Waller – Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
  76. Ferlin Husky – Lonely Christmas
  77. Gene Autry – I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus
  78. Hank Snow – The Reindeer Boogie
  79. Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  80. J.D. McPherson – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
  81. Jack Teagarden – Christmas Night In Harlem
  82. Jim Reeves – Snowflake
  83. Jimmy Wakely – It’s Christmas
  84. Johnny Horton – They Shined Up Rudolph’s Nose
  85. Kitty Wells – Santa’s On His Way
  86. The Les Brown Orchestra – Let It Snow
  87. Lew Stone & His Band – Winter Wonderland
  88. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Merry Christmas
  89. Lionel Hampton – Merry Christmas Baby
  90. Little Joey Farr – Big White Cadillac
  91. Lou Rawls – Merry Christmas Baby – 1997 Digital Remaster
  92. Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  93. The Mills Brothers – Here Comes Santa Claus
  94. The Moods – Rockin’ Santa Claus
  95. Nat King Cole – Mrs Santa Claus
  96. Oscar Rabin & His Romany Band – I’m Spending Christmas With the Old Folks
  97. Otis Redding – White Christmas
  98. Peggy Little – Ho Ho Ho
  99. The Penguins – Jingle Jangle
  100. Ray Anthony – Christmas Trumpets / We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas (Medley) – 1996 – Remaster
  101. The Raymond Scott Orchestra – Send Me Your Love for Christmas
  102. Red Norvo & His Orchestra – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  103. Rufus Thomas – I’ll Be Your Santa Baby
  104. Russ Morgan and His Orchestra – I Want You For Christmas
  105. The Shells – Happy Holiday
  106. Solomon Burke – Presents For Christmas
  107. The Sportsmen – Reindeer Rock
  108. Sterling Blythe – Little Footprints in the Snow
  109. Ted Weems & His Orchestra – Winter Wonderland
  110. Tennessee Ernie Ford – Christmas Dinner
  111. Tex Ritter – Ole Tex Kringle
  112. Tex Williams – The Winter Song
  113. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra – March Of The Toys
  114. The Ventures – Sleigh Ride

I Have some gifts! A few videos you can tune out your family with. You are SO welcome!

Judy Garland! Vintage Commercials! A damn hip DANCE NUMBER with Liza, and she fucking KILLS IT!

Here is a video of the AMAZING Ernie Tennessee Ford and some kids that totally know what’s up!

And of course we need a little Laurence Welk in our lives on this holiest of days! 

But mostly we just need a Bobby Burgess dance number! Woooweeeee!

I hope you have a great holiday and that you aren’t driven to hitting your uncle in the head with a fruitcake!

In case you missed it – check out the Holiday Craft BONANZA ( And a few – It’s never too early to start NEXT YEARS Christmas Crafting

Craft Bonanza

Retro Felt Christmas Tree Skirt

NO HOMEWORK – It’s Winter Break!

Turkey Day – Thanksgiving 2014 Playlist

I bet you all thought I forgot about that Thanksgiving playlist! Well, I did. I made one and played it at a friend’s harvest party but forgot to share it with all my internet frands.

Bittersweet Susie - Thanksgiving Playlist 2014

I also forgot to invite you to my friend’s harvest party.

YAY that song gets me pumped (that is until the closing credits song starts – you know which one I am talking about)

But HERE IT IS. The theme this year is FOOD. Just ALL THE FOOD I am gonna shove in my face tomorrow. While Turkey is the tradition for most family meals I am sure there are some awesome traditions out there that buck the norm and said “FUCK YOU – WE’RE HAVING CHILI!”

Turkey Day 2014

  1. Ambrose – Ma, I Miss Your Apple Pie
  2. Amos Milburn – Chicken-Shack Boogie
  3. The Andrews Sisters – One Meat Ball
  4. Bessie Smith – Kitchen Man
  5. Blind Boy Fuller – Sweet Honey Hole
  6. Bob Hope – Home Cookin’
  7. Carl Perkins – Dixie Fried
  8. The Charts – For the Birds
  9. Daniel Brown – Candied Yams
  10. Earthworms – Mo’ Taters
  11. Elsie Carlisle – Please Leave My Butter Alone
  12. The Fabulous Tempoes – Nut Sundae
  13. Felix & His Guitar – Chili Beans
  14. Glenn Miller – Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee
  15. Harry Roy And His Band – When Can I Have a Banana Again?
  16. Jr. Walker & The All Stars – Home Cookin’
  17. Lonnie Johnson – Jelly Roll Baker
  18. Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven – Potato Head Blues
  19. Merrill E. Moore – Buttermilk Baby
  20. The Mills Brothers – Autumn Leaves
  21. Peg Leg Howell – Broke and Hungry Blues
  22. Roosevelt Sykes – Bread Pan
  23. The Sandabs – Crab Louie

For those who prefer a Friendsgiving over the family meal – to avoid listening to your Aunt ask you for the millionth time why aren’t you married  this clip is for you!

Don’t forget to have a listen to last year’s playlists. Loop them together and have a marathon of awesomeness. That’s what I do when I am not listening to Neil Diamond on repeat.

Bittersweet Susie - Thanksgiving Playlist 2014

Cheers to those celebrations – and can I be invited next year?

HOMEWORK

• What are your Thanksgiving Traditions?

• What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?

• Can I come to your place next year?

Summer 2014 Playlist – ROADTRIP

Bittersweet Susie | Summer Playlist 2014 | Roadtrip

Grandpa Delaney – the coolest!

 Ahh summertime – you know what that means? Yes, waiting in a too long line to see a movie we have seen a thousand times but this time it’s in a cemetery so clearly this is better. BUT it also means its time for my annual SUMMER PLAYLIST (which may or may not actually be annual!)

Check out some of my other playlists here!

I have given this one the theme of the ROADTRIP. I can think of nothing I want to do more than to sit on my ass until it falls asleep with the pooling sweat making my thighs stick to the seat! HEAVEN

But seriously, I want to go on a road trip and see all the neon signs and eat ALL THE THINGS. Any suggestions for the ultimate but also maybe doable in a week road trip?

To go with this delightful collection of the most random of tunes I have included some amazing Polaroids I found of my dad and his parents – 1960 whatever I am sure.

Bittersweet Susie | Summer Playlist 2014 | Roadtrip

Grandma Delaney – Give me all your clothes!

Bittersweet Susie – ROADTRIP – Summer 2014

 

 

  1. Death Cab for Cutie – You Are A Tourist
  2. Johnathan Rice – We’re All Stuck Out In The Desert
  3. The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  4. Edwin Starr – Twenty Five Miles
  5. Iggy Pop – The Passenger
  6. Cake – The Distance
  7. Bob Wills – Take Me Back To Tulsa
  8. Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down A Dream
  9. Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere – Remastered
  10. Woody Guthrie – Riding in my car (Car song)
  11. Golden Earring – Radar Love
  12. Wilco – Passenger Side
  13. Willie Nelson – On the Road Again
  14. Chuck Berry – No Particular Place To Go
  15. Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
  16. The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider
  17. Tom Waits – Long Way Home
  18. Prince – Little Red Corvette
  19. R. Miller – King Of The Road
  20. Arcade Fire – Keep the Car Running
  21. Johnny Cash – Jackson
  22. Old 97’s – If My Heart Was A Car
  23. Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere
  24. The Beach Boys – I Get Around – 2001 – Remaster
  25. Roy Orbison – I Drove All Night
  26. Sam & Dave – Hold On! I’m A Comin’ – LP/Single Version
  27. Vanity Fare – Hitchin’ A Ride
  28. Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
  29. The Highwaymen – Highwayman
  30. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
  31. The Sonics – Have Love Will Travel
  32. Paul Simon – Graceland
  33. Canned Heat – Going Up The Country
  34. The Cars – Drive
  35. The Coasters – Down In Mexico
  36. Patti Page – Detour
  37. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Country Roads
  38. C.W. McCall – Convoy
  39. Rufus Wainwright – California
  40. Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Bittersweet Susie | Summer Playlist 2014 | Roadtrip

MY DAD! Before he was famous for eating crap jello on my blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to subscribe (on the right) so you don’t DARE MISS any of my summer adventures.

This will probably be me waxing poetic about the best pair of flip-flops I have ever owned.

 

Homework:

• Send me your favorite road trip tunes – we need a road trip VOL 2!

• Dream Roadtrip

• Where should I go on mine

• Road trip pro tips – I know everyone who reads this blog is very clever and smart about ALL THINGS ROADTRIP

Vinyl Wednesday



Hi Friends,

It’s the return of Vinyl Wednesday. Let’s not even talk about the last time we had one, ok? Thanks for your understanding.

 I am not sure if I have mentioned before but I have quite a few interesting little collections. Little collections that turned into huge ones and now I have no place to keep them. Hoarder problems. My favorite collection is my children’s records. These started with some hand me down records from my older siblings that I used to rock/wreck on my brown Fischer Price record player. Some of these were second hand to them so by the time it got to me they were pretty thrashed.

The lines and memories have blurred as to which ones were my brother’s and sister’s from ones that were given to me to ones I have bought, sometimes in triplicate. I just can’t leave a kiddie record behind if the price is right.

The Disneyland Records are the jewels of my collection. My top favorites are movie soundtracks and ride soundtracks.

I still have a few missing from my collection. Feel free to contact me to donate your old records to my quest.

Today my very special pick is Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

I feel this film falls under the radar and out of the popular eye because there are no damn princesses in it. That is ludicrous! This is the BEST KIND of story for kids to get into – adventure, make believe, underwater adventures, WITCHCRAFT which was a particular fascination of mine when I was a kid (what that is TOTALLY normal) SOMEONE GET ME A MAGIC BED-KNOB STAT!

Yay witchcraft and musical numbers:

When the Disney Archive exhibit was at the Ronald Reagan Library I got to SEE the actual Bedknob. Dreams really do come true, sometimes.

WAY better than Little Mermaid:

A bonus is that most the adventure in this movie takes place while they are all lounging on a bed, my dream come true.

And look: I found the album for you, so convenient!

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Plus it is written by the SHERMAN BROTHERS – whom can do no wrong in my eyes.

Thanks for coming back to me for the reunion tour of Vinyl Wednesday – I will try not to make my absence a thing. Just to be safe you should subscribe!

HOMEWORK:

• What do you collect?

• Favorite under the radar kids movie?

5 Quick Tips to an Extremely Enjoyable Viva Las Vegas 2014

Hey Friends! We have a GUEST POST today!!!
Bittersweet Susie | Tips for VIVA Las Vegas
I know a lot of you are getting ready for VIVA – Millions of outfit changes, training for those all night record hops, conditioning your livers for the WORST! My rad pal Sonia has crafted a handy little guide of things learned from last year’s trip out there.
Heed the warnings people, she know’s what she is talking about!
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Hiya beautiful Viva Las Vegas Festival goers! I have a few lessons learned and tips that I (and 3 of my lovely friends) collected last year that I want to share with you to make sure that you all have the best time at this year’s event.

1. If you’re gonna drink, get drunk. If you drink too little, you’re just going to get annoyed at everyone and everything around you. If you drink too much, you might just end up with a friend under one arm dragging you along with your shoes in one hand. No shoes? Not cool. Stay classy! 
2. Don’t take a nap unless you set an alarm. You will most likely miss the dance class you were going to attend, or a band you oh so wanted to see.
3. Bring one (maternity) outfit for the bloats, or you’ll feel like you’re wearing pants to the promThere’s lots of drinking, eating, and other bloat inducing shenanigans (2 hours of sleep, maybe?). Bring a stretchy waist dress (for the ladies), and pants a size too big (for the men), because going to the ballroom in your stretchy waist pajamas is just embarrassing.
4. On finding your viva boyfriend/girlfriend. You can’t force the extremely short term relationship! Get it while it’s hot, and move onto the next super hot rockabilly distraction, just in the same way he/she will move on. Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Let it go. P.S. Boys, kissy noises as we ladies walk by does NOT turn us on. You’re pushing us away. Quit it.
5. Keep it together and stay up ALL night. Ladies., make sure your lipstick is in place and not smudged across your face from the last sloppy kiss you may have received during a dip on the last note of a swinging rock song. ‘Get it together! You’re drunk. I’m taking you to bed,’ a friend told me at a previous festival. There was no way I was going to bed at midnight. It’s only one weekend of your life. Party it up and save sleep for home, where it belongs. 
 
– Sonia
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Bittersweet Susie | Guide to VIVA Las Vegas

Our VLV16 Lessons Learned ThinkTank Group (I’m 2nd from right)

 

Homework

• Are you going to VIVA?

• How many outfits are you bringing?

• Favorite band that’s playing?

• Do you wanna hang out with me there? (SAY YES)

Come On I Wanna Lei Ya!

Hi Everyone! I got some feedback from many FRIENDS that they loved my recent back from Hawaii playlist – but missed some CRUCIAL songs. My bad! I hope this Vol 2 can make up for it. I am sure there are many favorites still not included – so LET ME KNOW. We can make this a trilogy of playlists.

Let’s have a multi-volume set, shall we?

Come On I Wanna Lei Ya!

  1. Tommy Sands – Hawaiian Rock
  2. Ray Conniff – The Hukilau Song
  3. Annette Funicello – Pineapple Princess
  4. Don Ho – Tiny Bubbles
  5. Gabby Pahinui – Hi’ilawe
  6. Harry Belafonte – Done Laid Around – a/k/a Gotta Travel On
  7. Jimmy C. Newman – Bop-A-Hula
  8. Smokey Joe Baugh – Hula Bop
  9. Emilie Lambert – Le Hula Bop
  10. Tom Moffat – Rock Along
  11. Art Davis – Hawaiian Boogie
  12. Annette Funichello – Waikiki
  13. Buddy Knox – Hula Love
  14. Don Ho – E Le Ka Lei Lei (Beach Party Song) – Remastered
  15. Connie Francis – Blue Hawaii Stereo
  16. Bill Haley – Me Rock-A-Love
  17. Jay Epae – Putti Putti
  18. Les Paul – Hawaiian Paradise
  19. Fats Waller – Why Do Hawaiians Sing Aloha? – Remastered
  20. Elvis Presley – Moonlight Swim
  21. Louis Jordan – Run Joe
  22. Gabby Pahinui – Hula Medley
  23. Moana Serenaders – On The Beach At Waikiki
  24. Alfred Apaka – Makalapua
  25. The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders – Blue Lei
  26. King Oliver And His Orchestra – Everybody Does It In Hawaii
  27. Ray Kinney With Dick Mc Intire – My Hula Lady
  28. Eddie Bush`S Biltmore Trio – My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii
  29. Andy Iona – Maui Girl
  30. Frances Langford With Dick Mc Intire – In Waikiki
  31. Harry Belafonte – Coconut Woman
  32. Sol Hoopi – I Like You
  33. Hawaiian Serenaders – Honolulu Stomp
  34. Annie Kerr – I’ve Gone Native Now – The 1930’s

Friends in SO Cal are enjoying some early summer weather – so put this on and bask in that summer warmth.

A little sun kissed glow looks SO GOOD on you friend. I like it!

Homework

• Shut up it’s friday – NO HOMEWORK