The FHS 1961 Jukebox has become a World Wide
Web favorite. As such, the time and attention to responding to
visitors questions has become significant. In an effort to provide
answers to inquiries, this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page has
Feel free to ask your question by email but
look for the answer to appear on this page.
We hope you will like these samples enough to thank the artists
- by BUYING their CD's. They have all brought us so much pleasure through the
years with their music... Let's tell them "Thank You!" by buying their CD's &
We want to stress the importance of you actually going out and buying
music... If every one of you enjoying this site goes out and buys ONE CD, it
will prove that low-quality sampling
sites like this can benefit everyone - the publishers, the artists, and the
economy! You can find a a long list of sources where you can purchase
music over the internet from reliable merchants by typing in the song or
artist in your favorite search engine - it's fast..., it's safe..., and it's
the right thing to do!
a non-profit, informational and research web page, meant to be a reminder and sampling
of the music we listened to many years ago. Use of copyrighted material
is consistent with the "fair use" provisions contained in Section 107 of the
Copyright Act of 1976; the use of copyrighted material is of a nonprofit,
educational nature, intended for the sole purposes of research and comment and
does not significantly negatively affect "the potential market for or value of
the copyrighted work(s)."
If you want more information on
purchasing this music, just click on one of the resource advertisements
found on this page and the Jukebox page like the one below.
WE NEED YOUR HELP --
We have received
requests for the followingspecific songs and artists. To this
point we have been unable to locate copies of these songs.
YOUR help. If you have any of these songs, would you please attach
them to an email and send to us for preparation and posting on the Jukebox?
Or .... just send an email and let me know where you found it.
1. "I Love You My Darling" / "Merangue" by the Beltones ('59?)
2. "Busy Body Rock", mid-fifties, by The Gadabouts
3. "Musical Theme from 'Rin-Tin-Tin'", 1955-56, by James/Jim Brown? 4. "Draggin' Wagon" by The Triumphs, Link Wray Chords(?)
5. "So Young" by Frankie Lyman
6. "10 Days in Jail"
7. "Clap Your Hands" by The Bowmarks, 1961
8. "Don't Drop It" by Wilbert Harrison, 1959
9. "Footsteps In My Mind" by Ben Waston (Watson?)
10. "From Beautiful San Jose, CA" by The Four Aces Return to Top
We would like to
present Special Recognition to the following individuals who volunteered
their considerable musical expertise to the betterment of this Jukebox.
individuals spent countless hours reviewing, researching, and providing
corrections to the details for each record on the Jukebox to ensure a
accurate and quality product for you the listeners. They did this
because they love the music and they believe in keeping it alive.
Brecon Beacons, Crickhowell, Wales, United Kingdom
Class of '63, Burlington Rural High School
Music Man" Karlovich
Ex-of Mobile DJ Show "Travelin' Sock Hop"
New Berlin, Wisconsin
does it mean when it says 'WMG Removed' on the Jukebox?"
means that the Warner Music Group (WMG)** owns license rights to
the song and that they demanded that YouTube (owned by Google)
remove the music video from YouTube. The reason for the
demand is explained in more detail in the third Question below.
**"Warner Music Group (WMG) is home to some of
the world's leading record companies, including The Atlantic
Group, Elektra Entertainment Group, London-Sire Records, Rhino
Entertainment and Warner Bros. Records Inc. The company's Warner
Music International, with a roster of more than 1,000 artists,
operates in more than 65 countries through various subsidiaries,
affiliates and non-affiliated licensees. Warner Music Group also
includes one of the world's leading music publishers,
Warner/Chappell and WEA Inc., which is comprised of three
companies, WEA Corp., WEA Manufacturing, and Ivy Hill. Warner
Music Group is a division of AOL Time Warner."
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is the song still listed on the Jukebox? The record has
been deleted by WMG and the link is disabled, why don't you
remove the record info from the Jukebox?"
The record remains listed on the Jukebox because I am an
If I can think of some other source to find the records and link
them, I will do so.
By leaving them in their proper alphabetical location on the
Jukebox it will be MUCH easier to relink them and not have to
insert and move other records.
I added "WMG Removed" so you know in advance that that record
has a disabled link.
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"Hey, What's up with the site? Half
the records are no longer available. If they are not available
please remove them?"
"How come many of
the links have been disabled on the Jukebox? Where are all
those great songs?"
I am very sorry that a large number of the Jukebox music sources have been
removed by YouTube.
As most of you know, the Jukebox
originally provided records from mp3's I uploaded and stored on my
web server. This proved to exceed any and all bandwidth
allowances and the site was shut down.
To try to save the Jukebox, we
switched the source of the music to Music Videos uploaded and
served from YouTube which is owned by Google. This was
working fairly well until:
videos taken off YouTube Dec 21, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AFP) ó Warner Music
Group's videos will no longer be available on YouTube due to a
contract dispute between the music company and the popular
video-sharing website, US media reported.
Talks between the two firms over
licensing agreements for Warner's music videos collapsed last
week, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing unnamed sources
familiar with the negotiations.
YouTube warned users on its website
that 'you may notice videos that contain music owned by Warner
Music Group being blocked from the site' and said sometimes
licensing agreements with other companies could not be secured.
'Every day we work with the music
community to license your favorite music for you to use on
YouTube. But music licensing is very complicated,' the
Google-owned video-sharing website said.
'Sometimes, if we can't reach
acceptable business terms, we must part ways with successful
partners,' it said.
Warner reportedly said it was
hoping to resolve the impasse with YouTube.
'We are working actively to find a
resolution with YouTube that would enable the return of our
artists' content to the site,' Warner said in a statement,
quoted by US media.
'Until then, we simply cannot
accept terms that fail to appropriately and fairly compensate
recording artists, songwriters, labels and publishers for the
value they provide.'
Warner, which agreed an earlier
licensing deal with YouTube in 2006, is associated with big name
acts including Madonna, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Linkin
So in plain language what happened
is that the "Warner Music Group" (WMG) has bought up licensing
rights to most of the recorded music ever produced.
They had originally said that YouTube could share the records in
exchange for WMG being able to add advertising alongside the
video when it played and YouTube would then pay them a fee.
This worked for some time but like
all big business in America these days, the Warner Music Group
got GREEDY and demanded higher fees from YouTube to allow the
music to play. When they couldn't reach an agreement, WMG
removed every song they had any control over from the YouTube
site; and that meant, of course, our link to the songs were
I am keeping the songs listed on
the Jukebox because the WMG and YouTube (Google) lawyers and
accountants may make a new deal and the songs could once
again be available. The specific songs removed by this
action will be annotated with "WMG Removed."
I am also racking my brain to come
up with some other solution for the Jukebox. As you can
see, many songs are still available because WMG does not own any
rights to them. In the meantime, I am looking for a way to
provide another source for the records that were removed by WMG.
PLEASE continue to support the
FHS1961 Oldies Jukebox by listening to the records while we work
through these issues. There are still lots of great
records available on the Jukebox and more will continue to be
added. This will be a rough time for continuity on the
Jukebox while the greed of big business is played out.
Thank you for your continued
Please copy and paste this Question and Answer
into an email and forward it to everyone in your address book
if you don't think the Oldies Lovers know what is happening. Thanks.
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"Are you really back? Is this the
We are really back but this is by no
means the "final version." As I have said many
times before, this is a "living project" and there
will be continuous updates and refinements.
As noted above, the old
format for the Jukebox is also back. It is the familiar
Jukebox format and allows you to easily scan the
names of all the songs available and simply click on
the button to play your choice. It plays
"singles" only but is a great format when you only
want to easily access your favorites.
The new Video Continuous Play Jukebox is available too for
playing continuous music from our "happy days."
Keep coming back.
Send the Jukebox address to everyone in your address
correct address for the Jukebox is:
"If I just click on the first song in a
Jukebox, will it automatically play all of the
Yes if you are using the continuous play Jukebox at
http://www.fhs1961.com/jukeboxsingles.html . This was the most asked for feature. Start a
Player and go on about your business and listen to
these great oldies in the background! Hours of
great music with one click.
If a record has been removed from YouTube, the
continuous play will stop until you select the next
record in the playlist. PLEASE let me know if
a record in inoperative so I can fix it.
"Love the music,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,can I have it
playing in the background while on other sites?"
It's really easy -- EXPERIMENT!!! Have
fun! Click everywhere! You'll figure it
out and have a great time doing it!!!
Answer 2 is that you are listening to "streaming"
music and if you "navigate away" to another URL, you
will break the stream. So the answer is,
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"When I am playing the Continuous Play
Jukebox, there are
some songs that start to play that I really don't
like or don't want to hear. How can I skip them?"
Just click on the next song on the Jukebox and it
will start then consecutive play will continue from
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"Looks like on continuous play some of
the songs have been removed. The player stops when it gets to
one of those. Is there any way to get
Please let me know if you find any songs that have been
removed and I will fix them right away.
I don't have any control over the
YouTube deciding to remove
it. BUT .... if you'll let me know, I
can find an alternative source or upload
one of my own to replace it.
When it "stops" in
continuous play, you can always just click on the next song past
the one that stopped and it will begin again from there.
I am actively and
continuously checking to be sure all the songs play as they
should. I will remove and replace any songs that have been
"Can I play songs individually like on the
Sure. The Singles Jukebox is back.
Just click on the link to:
If you are playing songs on the
Continuous Play Jukebox, be sure a song on one Player has stopped or been
turned off before selecting a song on a different
player, otherwise they will both play at once -- not
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"Can I start playing songs from where I
left off yesterday?"
Sure you can, if you are on the Continuous
Play Jukebox. Just open the Jukebox again and
then click on the song you last listened to.
The Jukebox will play the remaining songs in the
Player from that point.
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"How do I find an individual song I want to
USE THE SINGLES PLAY JUKEBOX!!! All songs are
in alphabetical order.
The names of the songs on the Continuous Play
Jukebox are also in alphabetical order isted under each Jukebox Section.
By looking at where the song you want is relative to
others on that Player, you can navigate to that group
of eight songs in the Player and find it fairly
easily. See the "Navigation" question
below. THE BEST WAY IS TO USE THE SINGLES PLAY
New songs that are added will be in
on the Continuous Play page and with
on the Single Play Selections page,
until the next batch is added.
The smoothest way is to switch to the
Singles Jukebox format where
you can more EASILY find and play individual songs.
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do I 'navigate' within the Continuous Play Jukebox?"
As stated in an earlier answer, the best way is to
experiment. The Players Navigation icons are
pretty common. If you will click on an icon
and then observe what it does or what information it
returns, you will soon know all there is to know.
The single best info shown on the Players so you can
find individual songs is the relative numbers of the
eight songs currently showing in the right-hand
menu, i.e., '1-8 of 59', '9-16 of 59', etc. Also, if you
will toggle between views on the menu, you can more
easily see the name and artist of the song that is
ready to play or that you are looking for. Here are the controls I am
talking about and the resultant views:
(1) These are the records you are looking
at of the total "1-8 of 59"
(2) This is the "view" you are in; showing
(4) Clicking right or left here will show
the next or previous eight records.
(3) When you are in this "view" you are showing
details about an individual record from the "1-8"
(4) Clicking right or left in this view will move you one record forward or back. Note: You can toggle between views at
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love the music but I hate the videos! How can
I listen to the music without the video images?"
Simple, just turn off your monitor or put it in the sleep mode.
There are many videos that I don't
care for also. I will replace them with a single image display
over time; a LONG time ....
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loved the music on the old Jukebox. The
quality on the New Jukebox is not too good.
There is lots of scratches and noise.
Sometimes the song takes a long time to start.
I don't like songs that were recorded from TV shows.
Can you fix this?"
Yes and No.
No. I can't fix what is currently playing on the Jukebox.
Most of these songs were recorded with a microphone while playing a record on an old
45-rpm player or even a 78-rpm player in some cases. Remember
-- scratches were a normal part of our listening experience when we
were young. Additionally, the only source I could find for
some of the records were recordings from live TV shows. Sorry.
Yes. I will replace the scratchy songs and the songs recorded from live TV over time.
Please be patient and eventually you will hear the same quality as
on the old Jukebox. Keep coming back.
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Jukebox is very slow to load in my browser.
Sometimes it takes a long time to load from one song
to the next. How come?"
Unfortunately we are all victims of the traffic on the internet.
If you have a dial-up modem or a slow processor in your computer,
the Jukebox will be very slow. If you have high-speed internet,
a fast processor
and a fast modem but your loading and transitions are still slow, it
is probably because of the excessive traffic between our site and
the music host.
This traffic jam is particularly
bothersome during peak evening hours. Be patient or shut down
and come back later. This is not an issue we have any control
over. (Hitting the "Reload" icon on your Browser and
emptying your cache every time before you load the
Jukebox will help.)
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can I help support this project and ensure that it can stay on the web?"
"This site is so awesome.
Where can I send a token of my appreciation?"
You are right, this web
site and the enormous amount of bandwidth required, not to mention
the countless man-hours to provide the
music is very expensive and becoming more so.
Send an email via any of the email
hyperlinks and I will give you an address where you can mail a
donation of cash, check, or money order.
The very easiest way to make a
donation, is to click the "Make a Donation" button below and send via
Thank you for any and all of your help.
Through your generosity - THE MUSIC WILL LIVE ON!!!
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"Would be interested
in buying or downloading."
saw where we can buy the CDs to the music you offer on your site. Can you
please send me the information of the price and how I go about ordering the
a CD be purchased??? "
"These songs are
great... how do I get them so I can play them in my club?"
"How do I download all
these songs for my iPod and to burn a CD?"
ANSWER: This site
does NOT sell any music in any shape, form, or fashion.
The primary purpose of these "samples" is to inspire you to purchase the
original or re-mastered music from the Artist themselves or some other
legitimate source. Most of these works of Art (music) are copyright
materials and we want to ensure the Artist and copyright holders receive any
and all profits their works generate.
The BEST way
to purchase the Oldies Music is to simply
click on one of the resource ads found on
this page and the Jukebox page like this
If you are listening to a song from
the Jukebox and want to buy it, just go to Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, or
otherwise purchase the music,
use your Browser to search for the specific title or artist. As an example, a
search in the Google Search Engine for music +"Young Love" +"Sonny James"
returns these sites to purchase or learn more about the song:
Amazon.com: Young Love: The Classic Hits of
Sonny James: Sonny James: Music.
... This music is the kind of music
that I grew up with. Sonny James has an ... www.amazon.com/Young-Love-Classic-Sonny-James/dp/B000002ZBP
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To many, the first ten years of Sonny Jamesís
recording career is summarized by a single hit: Young
Love. Thatís not surprising, since relatively few of
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REMEMBER: If you download or otherwise "copy"
the music from this site, you are STEALING. The Artist
is loosing revenue and you are jeopardizing the very
existence of this site. If you are "linking" the
songs from our Jukebox back to your own site you are also STEALING the web site
bandwidth and you will be prosecuted.
And of course if
you are the thief of all thieves like <snjmall.com/chico>
who stole the entire Jukebox from our site, karma will take
care of you and yours. Please do NOT visit
that web site or forward it to others; it is a Pirate.
Sister-in-law sent me this Jukebox site, and I cannot figure out how to make
the songs play, without saving them. Am I missing something??"
"Yes, its great, I see them
all.... but how do I play the samples??? Just clicking on the buttons,
like in the real jukeboxes wonīt do it..."
"Tried to play some, but nothing
happens :-( What program do I need?"
sincerely appreciate your feedback. A friend sent me the link
for FHS 1961 Jukebox and I would love to listen to the music but
when I click on the songs I get either the
Explorer cannot display the webpage'or it just freezes up trying to connect. Is there
something I should download to use it. I have tried several
things but without luck. I am using Vista, and the most current
version of IE."
music won't play. I get a box that on the blue line at the
top reads MMJB.EXE - ordinal not found under it on the
white background it reads ( red button with X ) The ordinal
191 could not be located in the dynamic link library px.dll.
ok button under that. how can I fix this?"
this new site for the juke box, there isn't anything on it
but a white box. The list of songs is under it but no way to
click on the titles to listen to the music. Can you send it
(Webmaster: I told him it took awhile to load the
first time and to be patient.) Next message from him:
you said to have patience to let it download as it took a
long time to come through the 1st time of downloading so I
waited 4 hours and still for only a white box where the
titles of the music is supposed to be. It still isn't
Gentleman I love the music. I
am having trouble. The music comes on and plays a
couple of seconds and stops loads and plays a couple more
seconds. Keeps on til the end. Any ideas to
All of the songs on the Jukebox are in various video formats and should
play simply by using the play controls on the particular song -- IF
you have Adobe Shockwave Player installed?!?!
If all you see on the Jukebox page are large white boxes, you probably
do not have the Adobe Shockwave Player installed on your computer.
Most people already do but if you don't just go to Adobe and download
and install the Player FREE. Here is the download link:
For the question about the videos starting and then stopping and then
starting again, it sounds like a computer memory issue. You may
not have enough memory available to cache the video in advance to
smoothly stream the video. Try emptying your cache before playing
Sorry but if they still don't play, I am unable to troubleshoot your computer problems.
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I wanted to add your site to my bookmarks and it won't let me, it has a
pop up every time I right- click."
As an added
protection to avoid any implications that our site is pirating music or
otherwise engaging in infringing on the Artist's copyright such as
acting as a P2P (Peer to Peer) site, the ability
to "right-click" and download items has been prohibited.
Unfortunately it also prevents other "right-click" options, but it was
considered more important to prevent theft than the small inconvenience
of manually entering a Bookmark URL.
"Hang on Sloopy please." Follow-up: "Oh me, if you
happen to have a copy would you mail it to me please? I was afraid
it wasn't in the right time frame for your great site."
This was a request
for a song that is not within the time frame served by the FHS1961
Jukebox. No requests for songs outside the range of 1950 to
1962 will be added, searched, or responded to. There is way
too much work involved in providing the fantastic music of "our time"
without trying to be all things to all people. Hopefully you
understand; we are sorry if you weren't "one of our era", you missed
some FANTASTIC times, ha. However ....
Here is some fun
stuff for everyone from any year: Click
here to determine the #1 song
when you graduated ... started 1st grade ... the Jr-Sr prom. etc.
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"How about some beach songs from the Tams, Maurice William and the
Zodiacs and the other Myrtle Beach Beach Club groups. Donít forget
the Hot Nuts."
The Tams didn't have their
first recording until late 1962. The Hot Nuts were a cover band
(playing other Artists' music) starting in 1969. "Myrtle Beach"
beach club music was just that, local or regional cover bands
playing (other peoples' music) in that local area much like many
The FHS 1961 Jukebox only covers music that was primarily national in nature
(main stream, if you will). Local/regional music groups are not
covered nor is music outside the range of 1950--1962.
"Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs (1960) is on the
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see that you have Earth Angel listed as sung by Johnny Tillotson and
I thought it was recorded by the Penguins. Was he the lead singer or
am I incorrect in that The Penguins did not record it?"
"You listed Ebb Tide as by Percy Faith but I think it was made by
Santo and Johnny."
It was common during the
50's and 60's for top singers to put out a version of any new song
that was becoming a hit. As a result, many of the songs of
this era were recorded by various artists and even some years later
were released by still other Artists.
We don't know which version you want.
We have attempted to only have one version of the song on the new
Jukebox just because of sheer volume.
It is not possible to include "every" version ever made so it is
possible that your favorite version is still not here. Sorry but
you will have to pick a "second favorite version."
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"I asked for a song to be put on the Jukebox and you told me it was
'outside the years' range. I see several songs there that are
later than 1962; how come?"
That's a hard one. Actually it's because some songs we just
like regardless of the year!!!
We are sorry there is a double standard but that is just one of the
benefits of being the Webmaster, ha.
If you requested a song
and it was not added it is probably because:
1. It is outside
the range we service - 1950 through 1962 ONLY, or
2. It is a novelty
or specialty song, i.e. religious music, funny songs, Christmas
music, etc., or
3. You did not
provide the correct title and artist and we can't find anything
close to what you asked for, or
4. We're still
working on locating and adding it; keep coming back.
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"I checked...Take Me As I Am by ...The Duprees isn't
on the songs I got. Is there another jukebox list?
Thank you this is the most wonderful e-mail I've ever
It is on the Jukebox.
If songs have been
added to the Jukebox since the last time you viewed it,
you must open the Jukebox page and then hit the
"refresh" on your browser to update the page you are
"Hey...I found it .. thanks so much. This is great!!"
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Question:"This site is
great!!! But I don't like the video that plays
with the songs. Can't you change them to
video songs were all "culled" from the internet and
"are what they are," so, no.
would like (MORE) Nat king cole. thank you"
"I am not sure of
the artist. It was a female. In the late 50's
or early 60's. Note sure of title. But it went
like---- I see the lights, I see the party
lights, there red and blue and green, Everyone
is in a party dress but you won't let me make
the scene. Oh Mama Dear a looka do you
hear----- and so on. and also female and in
this same time period -- Each night I count the
stars in the sky hoping that you aren't telling
me lies- If you can get these and post
them it would be nice to hear them again."
"I was looking
for a song but can't remember the name or the
group who performed it....Maybe you can find it
by the following clue: 'You
want green peppers, I'll give you green peppers,
come into my garden' I can't remember if
it was The Kingston Trio, The Ames Brothers or
the Everly Brothers............or any of the
"Is there a chance of getting any country
This site will attempt to locate
records for inclusion on the Jukebox when
requested by Title and, hopefully, Artist.
Although this is a research site, it is for
your research. Also please
remember, we are not
affiliated with "Name that Tune"
or "Hummm Along With Me." No
requests for music in a general genre or
described by the lyrics will be accepted.
No "novelty" music either, please.
Sorry, it is time consuming enough just
maintaining the Jukebox and finding and
converting songs by titles.
strongly request that YOU do the research
online or at the Library first and then
request a specific song by Title and Artist.