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Monday, June 18, 2012

COKE PARTIES


Teenagers had coke parties in their homes where we danced or just listened to the music - everyone brought their favorite 45s.  I especially liked "Going Out With The Tide" and "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" sung by Jivin Gene and the Jokers from Port Arthur, TX.

8 comments:

  1. Hmmm I don't think Coke Parties would have the same meaning now

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  2. Probably not - we were a fairly naive generation.

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  3. I love the colour! Especially the green hand. :)

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  4. I'm glad you like the green hand. Once I decided to use it I needed to use the green chair also. I like to use what I can find instead of making my own - adds to the challenge. Thank you for the comment.

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  5. I love this collage and we still had coke parties (when coke still meant the drink!) in the early ‘70s. I had lots of 45s, I had “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” (still love that song!). When I moved many years ago, I gave the box of 45s to one of my younger sisters, she didn’t think they were worth much and sold them at a flea market! Can you believe that?! Oh I wish I still had them. Thanks for the memories!

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  6. That's interesting that you had the record "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". I thought Jivin Gene and the Jokers were only known locally. Wish I had my old 45s also; even as scratched as they were.

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  7. This collage was used for the opening reception invitation to the exhibition "Gumbo Girl", Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX, August 12, 2012. The hours are 2-4 if any of you might be able to attend. One hundred of the collages will be shown.

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    1. Gene Bourgeois of Jivin Gene fame attended the reception. It was very exciting to meet him!

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