October 10, 2008
People ask me where do I find the incredible music videos I put in my articles. I tell them it’s easy and now I want to show you how I do it…for free! I also include over 150 URLs to the greatest videos on the internet, that you can enjoy over and over again, at least until they shut the amazing archives down.
A few years ago, during the Christmas season, I noticed the lack of new shows celebrating the holidays. and remembered how many great choices I had when I was a kid. There was the original “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in stop motion, A jerky “Frosty The Snowman”, which made me shiver with delight, as well as perrenial TV Specials like “Ahmal and the Night Visitors”, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, which I always looked forward to.
Over the past few years, when I look for these Christmas shows to be broadcast over regular TV, I’m disappointed on a regular basis. I hoped cable TV would provide me with some Christmas cheer, but all that I could find were Christmas Horror Flicks like, “Silent Night, Bloody Night”, and “Christmas Evil”, where Santa Slays everyone before the last reel.
Then someone suggested, that I look for my favorites on the internet and after a little experimentation, I found that I could locate just about anything that’s ever been filmed, taped or recorded. It’s just about how to go about it.
First I Googled…Rudolf the rednosed reindeer video, and found thousands of choices. I knew the late Johnny Marks, the composer of “Rudolf”, who once told me that dozens of little films had been made based on his classic song, but only a few had been shown in the US. I narrowed my quest by googling…Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer, original video, Gene Autry…and in a matter of seconds, I had the video I was looking for. I had patience and kept going deeper into the thousands of pages that were offered, until I found what I wanted.
When I was putting up a video tribute to Elvis, I wanted to include things that people weren’t familiar with. Not only the clips from early TV shows, but outakes, screen tests and home movies. just by Googling…Elvis Video outakes, films and TV, I eventually found everything I wanted. Just be patient…and keep adding additional key words for google to look for.
I started out by making a Top Ten List, which evolved into a Top 20 list (that actually totals 25), that include Elvis’ first TV appearance, various screen tests. The extensive collection, has been praised around the world by friends and fans of Elvis, which I’m very proud of!
When I started to look for videos to go along with my forthcoming book, ” I Did It For A Song”, about my years in the music business, I didn’t expect to find many. To my amazement I found 130 already, and I’m still looking.
When my friend, songwriter, Mark Barkan (“She’s A Fool”, “The Writing On The Wall”) asked me to help him find some videos on one of his songs, “Pretty Flamingo”, I not only found Manfred Mann’s original black and white video from the ’60s, but Rod Stewart’s ’70s cover, but a live version by Bruce Springsteen, which Mark didn’t even know about.
How can a regular person not in the Music Business make use of music videos on the net? What about creating a video sound track of your life or one for your loved one?
I got so excited, about all the music videos available, that I made and posted on my blog lists for holidays and special occasions.
Regards, Artie Wayne On The Web http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/
Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne
Here are several collections, I hope you’ll enjoy and be inspired by.
THE TOP 25 GREATEST ELVIS PRESLEY MUSIC VIDEOS OF ALL TIME! They’re all here videos from rare early TV Shows, Screen Tests, Movies and TV shows. with personal remembrances from DJ Scott Shannon, Bobbi Cowan, and Eddie Hodges. http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/top-20-elvis-music-videos-of-all-time/
THE TOP, THE BEST, AND GREATEST CHRISTMAS VIDEOS OF ALL TIME! They’re all here, Bing, Elvis, Rudolf, EXCLUSIVE JOSH GROBAN FROM NOEL!, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, SINGING REINDEER AND “WHITE CHRISTMAS”, Nat “King”Cole, Chipmunks, Jingle Cats, Neil Diamond, Band-Aid, EXCLUSIVE UNEDITED CHRIS BROWN “THIS CHRISTMAS”, Ashley Tisdale, Enya, Carpenters, Brenda Lee, Beach Boys, Sponge Bob, Perry Como, Alvin and the Chipmunks and so much more! HOURS AND HOURS OF FAMILY FUN with the original Christmas music clips and new Christmas Video animations! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2007/11/13/the-top-the-best-and-the-greatest-christmas-music-videos/
NOOKIES TOP CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH VIDEOS! includes Adam Sandler’s “HANUKKAH SONG”, the Full Original Version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Burl Ives stop motion original “Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer”, JUST ADDED JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, N SYNC, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TOBY KEITH AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/12/22/nookies-top-holiday-video-picks/
TOP SUMMER CLASSIC OLDIE VIDEOS! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/top-summer-classic-oldie-videos/ includes Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, Rascals, Drifters, Lovin’Spoonful, Sly and the Family Stone, Katerina and the Waves, Tokens, Brian Hyland, Shangri-las, Alan Jackson and MORE!
ARTIE”S NEW HOT SUMMER MUSIC VIDEOS! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/arties-hot-summer-music-videos/ No Rap, No Crap, Good Songs Are Back! UNEDITED “I KISSED A GIRL!”, New Kids On The Block, Kid Rock, UNCENSORED Mariah, Usher, David Cooke, NEW TITLES EVERY FRIDAY! Leona Lewis, Duffy, Maroon 5, Rhianna. and MORE!
THE TOP, THE BEST, AND THE GREATEST PATRIOTIC MUSIC VIDEOS!http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/the-top-the-best-and-the-greatest-patriotic-music-videos/ Includes Elvis, Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Fess Parker, James Brown, Johnny Horton, Springsteen, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Neil Diamond, The Marine Corp Band, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!