july 27

Hans 2021 Song Draft: Round One-Pick Three-There Goes My Baby-Drifters (1950s)

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Hanspostcard has a song draft challenge. This is my Round One pick. I will be posting these per decade. This will be my only submission for the 1950s.

Having grown up on the East Coast/Mid-Atlantic, one thing my state is known for is shagging (for the Brits, no, that is not what it means). While my grandparents did the Jitterbug as youths, my parents shagged (a descendant of the Jitterbug), as did my classmates and I. This song, in particular, was my favorite to shag to, though I enjoyed many beach music songs. ~Vic

Released either in May (per Rolling Stone Magazine) or April 24, 1959 (per Wikipedia), it was written by Benjamin Nelson (Ben E. King), Lover Patterson and George Treadwell. Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the song hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B chart (July) and, #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 (August).

This is the second version of The Drifters under Treadwell’s management, crafted from the Five Crowns: Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Doc Green and Elsbeary Hobbs with James “Poppa” Clark being rejected for alcohol issues. With this line-up, There Goes My Baby was their first single and King’s debut as lead singer. It was unusual for its time, being the first commercial R&B/Soul recording with strings, arranged by Stan Applebaum, and a Brazilian Baiãon groove. Phil Spector studied the production style under Leiber & Stoller.

The song is ranked at #196 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Donna Summer did a version that was released in July 1984 and peaked at #21 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Additional:
Ben E. King and The Drifters (The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation/Inducted 2000)
John Gilliland’s Pop Chronicles (The Drifters & Ritchie Valens/Track 2/University of North Texas Digital Library)
There Goes My Baby (The Art of Rock Music Listening Guide/University of Albany/PDF)
Things You Didn’t Know About The Drifters (Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp/Joe Mirrione/April 10, 2020)

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Chris Thomas: Continuing Consciousness Change

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A Blog Post From: The Chris Thomas Files

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Since my article Consciousness Change was published in Cygnus Review in February 2011, I have received numerous requests for an update. In overall terms, the levels of human energy patterns have continued to rise on their way to achieving our goal of 3.5 kHz with most people now in the 2 KHz range. This raised level of frequency is reflected in the way in which a 24 hour day now feels more like 12 hours. It is also reflected in the way in which there is continuing turmoil in the world. In order for us to move forwards into our long-awaited future, we have to leave the past behind.

Unfortunately, a great deal of our past has been deliberately hidden from us by those who would attempt to keep control over us. As our levels of consciousness continue to rise to our new resonance, all of the ways in which controls have been exerted over us are being exposed and those who are awakening to the new consciousness are now more able to see world events for what they are.

Unfortunately, we are likely to see these kinds of events continuing for a little while longer as those who exercised that control misguidedly believe that they still do – the current events in Libya and media spin on reality being prime examples. So, what are the rising energy frequencies actually doing? For some people, there is a realisation that they have resolved all of their life’s problems and are ready to move on to the final stage of soul reintegration. For others, long ignored problems and issues are forcing themselves to the surface in such a way that they cannot be ignored any longer. However, once these long ignored problems are dealt with and resolved, they too would feel ready to move on to the final stages of change.

This is what the current energy acceleration was actually intended to do – to force us into resolving all of the emotional rubbish we have been refusing to let go in order to make way for the greater aspects of the soul to reintegrate into the body; the soul cannot reintegrate if the body is filled with emotional debris. As this emotional clearance takes place, we begin to see world events and the people around us in a new light. Instead of being bogged down in the detail, we can see world events from a higher perspective and, instead of worrying about them; we can rise above them and see them as symptoms of change and final clearance instead of seeing them as symptoms of a continuing problem. For many people, though, there is an increasing sense of frustration and this arises from the fact that they have sorted all of their problems out and feel ready and eager to take the final step.

As far as the Akashic is concerned, world-wide, there are currently over one thousand million (1 billion) people who are ready and able to make that final step into full consciousness reintegration, so what is stopping them? The answer is that there are many who would maintain the current state of control and fear-mongering in the population and they are attempting to prevent any of this change happening. If individuals underwent their final soul reintegration by themselves, those who underwent this level of change would almost certainly be incarcerated in order to prevent the rest of the world from seeing them and knowing that they exist; we would see persecution on an unprecedented scale. However, if there is a mass consciousness shift involving over 1 billion people, the move to change becomes unstoppable and cannot be ignored or hidden away.

There are two factors which determine when we will be ready to achieve this mass shift. 1). The accelerated human energies need to reach their peak of 3.5 KHz; this they will do at the end of October 2011. 2). The Mayan Calendar needs to complete its final “Epoch” and this also occurs at the end of October 2011. Once both of these events have been achieved it is then a matter of the correct timing and for this there is no definitive answer. All that can be said is that when the two events, given above, have been completed and the maximum number of people have made themselves ready (currently only 15% of the population), we will all make a collective decision, on a Higher Self level, and we will all undergo final soul reintegration together. The latest that this mass shift will occur will be mid-summer 2012.

All any of us can do until then is try to be patient and not to become depressed or caught up in world events. The world is clearing itself of all harmful influences as a part of this change and we need to let it happen; attempting to stop it will only prolong the agony and delay our mass reintegration. Try to remember that everything is doing exactly what it needs to do and everything is happening for a purpose and that purpose is to cleanse this Earth of all influences that would hold us back. Once we have ALL completed our individual soul reintegrations together, we will then be able to work together to return the Earth to Her original pristine condition and move into a new and unpolluted future.

We are so close to completing the 7,000 years of “The Human Plan” that all we need to be is patient for a few more months in order to achieve a future on our beautiful Earth that has no limits.

Download the PDF version HERE.

[Note: The original post was written by Chris Thomas & published with his permission on July 7, 2011, on the One-Vibration Forum Blog.]