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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

That Was Then - This Is Now, Vol. 2: The Jarring Juxtaposition of Female Vocalists & Groups Past & Present!


You've come a long way, baby...

and these jarring juxtapositions

offer indisputable proof!

Welcome to Vol. 2 of my series

Jarring Juxtapositions:

That Was Then - This Is Now!

It is not my intention to pass judgement,
only to offer a comparison. Hard as it
might be for you to believe, I enjoy
all of the female artists in this
series and regard all of these
performances as great.

Join me on this jarring journey
back and forth through time as
we compare the look, the sound
and the attitude of female
singers then...and now!

THAT WAS THEN

SHELLEY FABARES


It's a different world, my friend. When I was
a boy in the 1950s and early 60s, most girls
looked, sounded and acted like Mary Stone,
teenage daughter on The Donna Reed Show
played by Shelley Fabares. Back then there
was greater emphasis on formality. When
people spoke they used indoor voices and
communicated more respectfully. Proper
manners, etiquette and decorum were
emphasized. Return with me now
and enjoy a classic girl pop song
performed by one of my favorite
yestergirls... Shelley Fabares.

"Johnny Angel" - Shelley Fabares
(Apr./May 1962, highest chart pos. #1
scene from The Donna Reed Show)






THIS IS NOW

LINZEY RAE


By day, Linzey Rae is just your average girl
at home with her cat. By night, she sings
with The Anchor, a five-piece Denver-
based metalcore band. In this surreal
shot-at-home tutorial, Linzey Rae
shows us what's cookin' in her
  Metal Kitchen.

"Metal Kitchen #1: The Ghost Inside makes
Shepherd's Pie with Linzey Rae" (2015)
(Cover of “The Great Unknown,”
a 2012 song by the LA melodic
hardcore band The Ghost Inside.)





THAT WAS THEN

DOLLY PARTON

From the aural assault of Linzey Rae
we travel back in time to experience
the infectious smile, charming
personality and down home
goodness of Dolly Parton.


Dolly's 1967 debut album Hello, I'm Dolly
yielded two hit singles and brought the
up-and-coming country artist to the
attention of Porter Wagoner who
introduced Dolly on his television
series The Porter Wagoner Show.
Here's Dolly singing "Dumb Blonde, "
the first hit single from the album.

"Dumb Blonde" - Dolly Parton
(Nov. 1966 single from Feb. 1967 album
Hello, I'm Dolly, live appearance on
The Porter Wagoner Show)






THIS IS NOW

LENE ALEXANDRA


Here's a young lady who takes "dumb blonde"
to the next level. Submitted for your approval
(or disapproval as the case may be) Norwegian
zinger and television personality Lene Alexandra.
In 2007 the former stripper and lad's mags model
scored a top 3 hit in Norway (#5 in Finland)
with her debut single, the outrageous
bubblegum dance-pop ditty
"My Boobs Are OK."

"My Boobs Are OK" - Lene Alexandra
(Mar. 2007, highest chart pos. #3 Norway,
#5 Finland, from Feb. 2008 album
Welcome to Sillycone Valley)





THAT WAS THEN

KAREN CARPENTER

THE CARPENTERS


I think I'm gonna be sad. I tend to
get that way when I think about the
pop duo The Carpenters and how
Karen left us far too soon. In 1970
a cover of the Beatles' hit "Ticket
To Ride" became The Carpenters'
first single to reach the chart.
Listen now to one of Karen's
greatest and most beautiful
vocal performances.

"Ticket To Ride" - The Carpenters
(Apr./May 1970, highest chart pos. #54
from October 1969 album Offering)





THIS IS NOW

THE PRETTY RECKLESS


In shocking contrast to Karen Carpenter,
I bring you one of today's hottest singing
stars. Check out the look, the sound and
the attitude of Taylor Momsen, lead
singer of the hard rock band
The Pretty Reckless.

"Absolution" - The Pretty Reckless
(from Mar. 2014 album Going To Hell)




I think I'm gonna be sad

I think it's today

Have a Shady day!