51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 19: Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

Thanks for hosting this fun challenge, Hugh!


It’s time for another song from the past. šŸ™‚

I’m going way back with these two. It would be surprising if anyone has ever heard them, but I always liked them. They remind me of the type of songs you’d hear in the era of the TV show, “Happy Days”.

I first heard these two songs, when I was just about 8 years old. I had received a portable record player for Christmas, I think that’s when, and a bunch of 45-rpm records. It was from my mom and dad. I have no idea why they’d chosen this record, or any of the others I had, as none of them were children’s type of records. Anyway, I liked them all, and played them a lot. Seems the lyrics were way too old for a kid to hear, especially back in the 50s, but who knows…that’s what I had, and my sister, cousin, and I liked them. We probably didn’t even pay attention to the lyrics, or even would have known what it was all about! šŸ™‚

Anyway, here’s the songs, and a photo of the actual record I’ve had all these years. (one record both sides shown)


The songs, “Fire Engine Baby”, and “Flirtie Gertie”, by the Jiv-a-Tones, was a single on the Feldsted label. They were released in 1958. The Jiv-a-Tones, were formed by Ric Cartey, and the members included, Guy Barber, Dean Stevens, Bill Holden, and Charlie Broome. Vocals on “Fire Engine Baby” by Bill Holden. Vocals on “Flirtie Gertie” by Dean Stevens.

Have a listen…see what you think of them! šŸ™‚




Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

Ā© 2017 BS



7 responses »

  1. Flirty Gertie is somebody I think I once knew. Great sounds, Barbara, and I love how you still have the records. I note they don’t have a middle, though. I’m guessing you had to insert the little gadget that allowed you to then load the record onto the record player? I can remember having records like that and not always being able to find the little gadget.
    Thanks for sharing.


    • haha you knew a flirty girtie! šŸ™‚ … As far as I remember, this record player had the little adapter connected. All you had to do was twist it up or down. I think later on we had one we had to use the little gadget to put in the 45s. Or I could be remembering it all wrong! šŸ™‚


      • The record player we had, had a vertical bar where you could stack up to six records. The arm would come up and a record would be released from the bottom of the pile. It meant you didn’t have to keep taking a record off and them putting a new one on to play. The only problem it caused was that the record being played would sometimes slip on the ones it was on top of. Along with cleaning the buildup of fluff off the stylus, that was the only problem. Happy memories, though.


      • We finally did get one of those kind, where you could stack some records on, and they’d drop down. We still have a lot of old vinyl albums and my 45s. Sometimes we get them out and listen to them. šŸ™‚ Yes, all good memories.


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