1950s Rock 'n Roll has always been my favorite type of music. One of the most durable 1950s revival acts is Sha Na Na, who formed in the late 1960s, recorded several albums for Kama Sutra Records in the early to mid 1970s, then hit their height in popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s after they were dropped by the record label, and signed on to do a weekly syndicated variety show, and appeared in the movie Grease. I remember as a child, their TV series was must see TV. While I was a big Elvis fan as far back as I can remember, and I was very aware of, and liked, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Bill Haley before I knew of Sha Na Na, it was thru their TV series I discovered doo-wop and many of the other 2nd and 3rd tier Rock 'n Roll songs and acts of the '50s. During the stay at home order, I rediscovered clips of the show on YouTube. That led me down a rabbit hole to search out other live concert clips, and ultimately to buy BGO Records' 2014 remastered set of their original Kama Sutra albums. Previous to this, I did own a CD greatest hits collection, Grease for Peace, and as a child, a vinyl record, The Best of Sha Na Na. So, here are my brief thoughts and comments on the original albums.
After this, they were dropped by Kama Sutra, but would soon have their own syndicated TV variety show, that would ensure their popularity among kids, while showcasing them at what they were best at: being a live band. I sure wish a cable network like MeTV, FETV, UP TV, POP TV, or INSP would start airing reruns of Sha Na Na.