It’s night time in the big city

A woman cuts pictures of places she’ll never visit out of a magazine

I wonder if there’s any cake left


“Let’s get this party started!”

Singers and Songs

  • The Showstoppers
    Ain’t Nothin’ But A House Party

    “I love records like this one where they use the baritone sax to drive the bass along. It’s a sound you never get sick of.”

  • Let’s Have A Party

    “Elvis recorded this record before Wanda did, but you can give me Wanda’s version any day…You know, it’s almost criminal that she isn’t in the rock and roll hall of fame. I mean you just heard that record.”

  • Jesse Allen
    Let’s Party

    “He was a guy I don’t know a lot about. I know he’s from New Orleans. I like the way he sings; love the way he plays guitar. And other than that, I don’t know anything."

  • Baby Gotta Party

    “Here’s a wild record, two twin bundles of TNT.”

  • It’s My Party
  • Buddy Knox
    Party Doll
  • Caledonia’s Party
  • The Enchanters
    I Paid For The Party
  • Party Lights

    “It’s a shame this was her only hit, but if you have only one it’s a good thing it sounds like Party Lights.”

  • Al Johnson
    Carnival Time
  • House Party

    “He had 57 R & B chart hits and many more that are less known, but they still rock with a steady roll.”

  • The Party

    “One of those melodramatic life lessons that country music is so full of”

  • After the Bacchanal
  • Party Girl
  • The Party’s Over

Other People and Players

The Places

  • New Orleans
  • Paris
  • Philadelphia
  • Macon, GA
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • England
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • New York

Record Labels

Other Songs and Albums

The Guests

Words for Parties and Partying

  • Banquets and Bashes
  • Benders and Binges
  • Carousels and Crushers
  • Feasts and galas
  • Get-togethers
  • Hoedowns
  • Hops
  • Hullabaloos
  • Jags and jigs
  • Carousing
  • Cavorting
  • Celebrating
  • Commemorating
  • Drinking
  • Getting down
  • Grooving
  • Hanging loose
  • Having fun
  • Letting down our hair
  • Making merry
  • Painting the town red
  • Raising the roof
  • Rejoicing
  • Reveling
  • Whooping it up

Artists in the TTRH Wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

People Who Made 'Party Records'

  • “…would be kind of tame by today’s standards, but they were titillating and risqué in their day.”

  • Bruce Wallace
  • Kay Martin
  • Redd Foxx

    (Clip played)

Ways to Light a Party

  • Rope lights
  • Colored bulbs
  • Chinese paper lanterns
  • Tea candles
  • Black light
  • Glow sticks

“Well, that’s it for us this week. I gotta go fish the cigarette butts out of the sink, sweep up the broken glass, call the carpet cleaners, and I got to figure out who that is sleeping on my couch. While I’m gonna do all that, you do what you got to do and we’ll meet up here again next week for an all new theme on Theme Time Radio Hour. Party on, dude!”