- NNHS Newsletter -
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is being revisited from exactly six years ago today:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (also rendered "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On") is a song best known in the 1957 rock and roll/rockabilly hit version by Jerry Lee Lewis.
The origins of the song are disputed, but the writing is co-credited to African American singer/songwriter Dave "Curlee" Williams, and white pianist, bandleader and songwriter James Faye "Roy" Hall (May 7, 1922 - March 2, 1984). On March 21, 1955, Big Maybelle made the first recording for Okeh produced by the young Quincy Jones...
Jerry Lee Lewis had been performing the song in his stage act, and recorded it at his second recording session for Sun Records, on May 27, 1957. Supervised by producer Jack Clement, Lewis radically altered the original, adding a propulsive boogie piano that was complemented by J.M. Van Eaton's energetic drumming, and also added suggestive spoken asides. Lewis later stated : "I knew it was a hit when I cut it. Sam Phillips thought it was gonna be too risqué, it couldn't make it. If that's risqué, well, I'm sorry."
... Released as Sun 267, the record reached number three on the Billboard pop charts, and number one on the R&B charts. The single also hit number one on the country charts, and number eight in the UK. Lewis became an instant sensation and, as writer Robert Gordon noted: "Jerry Lee began to show that in this new emerging genre called rock 'n' roll, not everybody was going to stand there with a guitar."
Jerry Lee Lewis's version of the song is ranked as the sixty-first greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2005, it was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Skippy Weitz ('57) AND Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;
17 - Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;
18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA;
Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
January 14, 1819 - In a report to Congress, Secretary of War John C. Calhoun recommended a series of internal improvements. Among these improvements were the Inland Waterway connecting Boston to Savannah and a post road running from Maine to New Orleans.
January 14, 1861 - The Virginia Assembly approved a convention to consider secession.
January 14, 1861 - Fort Taylor at Key West, Florida was garrisoned by United States troops. This effectively prevented its future takeover by the South. Fort Taylor represented a major Gulf Coast base of Union operation, and became an important coaling station for blockaders during the war. Fort Pike, near New Orleans, fell into state hands.
January 14, 1862 - The Confederates under Stonewall Jackson took Romney.
January 14, 1863 - E. Kirby Smith was given command of the Army of the Southwest.
January 14, 1863 - CSS Alabama sank the USS Hatteras off Galveston.
January 14, 1864 - President Davis wrote to General Johnston, now Commander of the Department of Tennessee, observing that troops may be needed to be sent to Alabama or Mississippi. Davis was beginning to consider strategy for the coming year's struggle.
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/13/11 - "Just Stay":
I just can't tell you just how much I love this one. It really is special.
This came my way, and perhaps yours, from Jerry and Judy Allen. I could not refuse the request to pass it on.
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. "Your son is here," she said to the old man.
She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.
He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.
Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.
Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.
"Who was that man?" he asked.
The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.
"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."
"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"
"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son,
and his son just wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell
whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed.
"I came here tonight to find a Mr. William Grey.
His son was killed in Iraq today, and I was sent to inform him.
What was this gentleman's name?"
The nurse with tears in her eyes answered,
"Mr. William Grey............."
The next time someone needs you ... Just be there. Stay.
WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A
TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.
WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A
TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
PLEASE PASS THIS ONE ON AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU!
THIS IS WHAT WE ARE PUT ON THIS EARTH TO DO ANYWAY. RIGHT ?
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND BLESS SOMEONE ELSE IN SOME LITTLE WAY TODAY!
GOD IS SO GOOD.
Thank you so much, Judy Dearest and Wayne Honey!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/13/11 - "Seniors":
Seniors, Yes Sir!
Cute, Cute, Cute....
Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable
deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take
responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.
Thank you so much, Joan!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/13/11 - "GPS - Google Earth Find Where You Are Now":
Give this a try. It's truly amazing.
Check out the link below. I was shocked to find EXACTLY where I am right now on Google Earth...NOT a house or street but where I AM right now!
It's really unbelievable! I was surprised to know such a system exists.
It is a GPS and will find the exact location of any Internet user in a second, using a sophisticated algorithm to do so.
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 01/13/11 - "Boston Cream":
Gary, sent me our old
family recipe for Boston Cream Candy again:
3 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup pure cream
1 cup corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Boil till it forms a soft ball in cold water, then add vanilla.
Then beat it until it becomes hard and loses its shine. Pour into a buttered pan.
Do not make on a snowy or wet day.
|YUM-YUM! Thanks, Dools - and Gary!|
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 01/11/11 - "Relationship Advice":
7 Ways To Improve Your Relationship
By Margaret Paul
don't just happen. I've heard many of my clients state that, "If I have
to work at it, then it's not the right relationship." This is not a true
statement, any more than it's true that you don't have to work at good
physical health through exercise, eating well, and stress reduction.
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#13 in a Series of 14)":
Nobody does snowmen quite like
Calvin and Hobbes!
Remember, if these made you laugh, share the smile with someone else.
Thanks, Wayne Honey!
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Friday, January 28,
2011 - Tidewater Friends of Folk Music Coffeehouse - 7:00 PM Wesley United
Methodist Church, 2510 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666 - SEE:
2. Thursday, February 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.
3. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
4. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
5. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (email@example.com - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (email@example.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954 6. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
To donate, click on the Donate Button on the left, or just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request). Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Written by Dave "Curlee" Williams and James Faye "Roy" Hall (07 May 1922 - 02 Mar 1984)
Jerry Lee Lewis
(b. 29 Sept 1935), 1957
Come along my baby, whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Yes, I said come along my baby, baby you can't go wrong
We ain't fakin', while lotta shakin' goin' on.
Well, I said come along my baby, we got chicken in the corn
Woo-huh, come along my baby, really got the bull by the horn
We ain't fakin', whole lotta shakin' goin' on.
Well, I said shake, baby, shake,
I said shake, baby, shake
I said shake it, baby, shake it
I said shake, baby, shake
Come on over, whole lotta shakin' goin' on.
Oh, let's go . . .(Piano break, guitar rift)
Well, I said come along my baby, we got chicken in the barn,
whose barn, what barn, my barn
Come along my baby, really got the bull by the horn
We ain't fakin', whole lotta shakin' goin' on.
(Talking break) Easy now. Shake.
Ah, shake it baby
Yeah, you can shake it one time for me
Yeah-huh-huh-ha-ha, Come along my baby,
Whole lotta shakin' goin' on.
(Talking break) Now let's get down real low one time now
Shake, baby, shake
All you gotta do, honey, is kinda stand in one spot
Wiggle around just a little bit, that's what you got
Yeah, come on baby, whole lotta shakin' goin' on.
Now let's go one time
Shake it baby, shake, shake it baby, shake
Woo, shake baby, come on baby, shake it, baby, shake
Come on over, whole lot-ta sha-kin' go-in' on.
Shakin' Goin' On" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/05
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" lyrics courtesy of http://www.songfacts.com/detail.lasso?id=1577 - 01/08/05
“Let’s Rock” divider line courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/animated-dividers-9.html - 01/08/05
Animated Dancing Couple clip art courtesy of http://www.thestatenislandboys.com/U_thrill_me/index.htm - 01/08/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2011
Return to NNHS Class of 1965