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    Saturday, July 31, 2010

    Sounds of Space Flight



    Sounds of Space Flight.mp3
    Here's a nice little flexi disc brought to you by General Electric Flashbulbs. Remember when the space program was exciting? Remember when people used flashbulbs?

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    Hell Train (MP3)















    Billy Strange - Hell Train (2:34)

    Billy Strange is a name you may or may not recognize, but I guarantee you've heard his work with frequency. The multi-talented Strange is most often heard as session guitarist, who managed to lay down memorable licks for an astonishing array of artists including Tommy Collins (All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo), the Super Stocks (Thunder Road), the Rip Chords (Hey Little Cobra), the Every Brothers, the Hondells (Cycle Chase), Jack Marshall, Hal Blaine & the Young Cougars, Jan & Dean, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ricky Nelson, the Partridge Family (I Think I Love You), Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Skeets McDonald and Doris Day among many others.

    In addition to releasing numerous records under his own name and being one of the west coast's premiere session guitarists, he was also a talented composer, arranger and producer. Check out his amazing discography here. Hell Train was released in 1952.

    Double Shot of Sunny & The Sunliners

     From San Antonio, TX

    No One Else Will Do (45)
    Hip Huggin' Mini
     

    APE OVER ANNETTE


    Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    Shoot The Juice To Me Bruce

    45
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    Jungle 45 of the Week!



    UNGAUA!

    Play That Funky Kazoo, White Boy!



    Don't recall Brian playing a lot of kazoo (unless that's him on "Something Happened To Me Yesterday"). Maybe they told him it was a hash pipe?

    Stolen from the always-entertaining Grottu.

    Saturday, July 24, 2010

    TWIST ! SOUTHERN STYLE !

    Friday, July 23, 2010

    Love Bug (MP3)

























    George Jones - Love Bug (1:57)

    Post # 666


    Anton LaVay and Jayne

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    Kustom Voxmobile Model


    The Voxmobile !
    Originally uploaded by PredictaMike
    Go over to Flickr and check this out! "PredictaMike" has built some pretty amazing stuff, of which this is but the tip of the veritable iceberg.

    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    BAT 22

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Jungle 45 of the Week!



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    Culver City, 1951


























    Image via the USC Digital Library.

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Love-Itis


    Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds (45)

    Saturday, July 17, 2010

    Fascist Threats and Commie Lies


    Janet Greene - Fascist Threat
    Janet Greene - Commie Lies

    Two cautionary tales from Right Wing Folk Singer Janet Greene. Couldn't find an exact year, but looks early sixties. Watch out Pete Seeger!

    Uncle John's Bongos


    Johnnie & Jack - Uncle John's Bongos (45)

    The Dixielanders - Uncle John's Bongos (45)


    Friday, July 16, 2010

    Woman Hungry (MP3)
























    Porter Wagoner - Woman Hungry

    "When a man gets woman hungry, he'll find a meal somewhere."

    This brilliant track, from songwriter Gene Chrysler (sometimes Crysler), pushes food/sex metaphors to their limit and was a minor hit for Porter Wagoner in late 1967.

    Thursday, July 15, 2010

    Jungle 45 of the Week!



    Wa_Chi_Bam Ba

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    WARD AND BETTY KIMBALL




    BETTY KIMBALL
    1912 - 2010

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    The Other White Meat



    From Loretta Lynn's You're Cookin' It Country Cookbook

    Monday, July 12, 2010

    The Detroit Breakdown Is Coming


    Saturday July 31st Hearst Plaza Stage @ Lincoln Center

    2:00-2:30 - Eddie Kirkland

    2:30 - 4:30 Motor City Soul Revue featuring:
    Dennis Coffey, Melvin Davis, Spyder Turner, The Velvelettes

    4:30-4:55 - Artist Q & A

    Saturday July 31st Damrosch Park Bandshell

    5:00-5:45 - Death

    6:00-7:00 - Gories

    7:15-8:15 - ? & the Mysterians

    8:30-9:30 - Mitch Ryder

    All Lincoln Center Out Of Doors events are free and take place on Lincoln Center's plazas between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street.

    Presented in association with the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation.

    Eddie Kirk - The Grunt (45)

    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING



    Friday, July 9, 2010

    Southern Fried Chicken (MP3)




















    Hank Penny - Southern Fried Chicken (2:24)


    And while on the subject of chicken, I'll never have a better excuse for blogging this photo depicting country entertainers Johnny Russell and Kenny Price in the aftermath of a 1975 fried chicken eating contest held in Akron, Ohio. Price won handily, wolfing down 18 pieces to Russell's 15.


    Throat Slicin' Time





















    Photo: Allan Grant, 1952.

    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN

    HARVEY FUQUA
    1929-2010

    Jungle 45 of the Week!



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    Tuesday, July 6, 2010

    Red Beans and Rice









    This is one of Booker T. and the MGs mightiest performances, but (and please feel free to correct me on this if I'm wrong) it's one that seems to be unavailable anywhere other than the original 45. There's a live version that shows up on a couple of greatest hits compilations, and it's good, but not this good. On the Stax/Volt live in Norway DVD, whoever did the titles calls one of the tunes Red Beans and Rice, but it's actually Tic-Tac-Toe. Not that the titles matter too much.
    The MGs were somehow more than the sum of their parts, but what parts! Without overanalyzing things too much, take a listen to the greatest drummer who ever lived, Al Jackson, Jr. The rat-a-tat drum fills he plays starting at about 1:13 in (and by the way, what the hell is Steve Cropper doing there? Jesus.) are simple enough, nothing flashy, and technically speaking anyone could learn to do 'em, but you try it and see how it sounds. Further proof that it ain't what you do, it's the way how you do it. "It ain't what you eat, it's the way how you chew it" is a topic best left for a future posting.
    Thanks to Bill Judkins for the loan of the 45.


    Sunday, July 4, 2010

    On The Air With Greg Cartwright


    Greg in action at the Earl in Atlanta. Photo by Greg Germani.



    Magnetic Field playing Miriam Linna's surprise birthday party 2005

    Greg Cartwright stopped by the WFMU studios in Jersey City, New Jersey recently to spin some records for Ichiban. Dig this highly informal set of rare Rock 'n' Soul 45s!

    Turn It On!!!

    1-Ronny Kae - Swingin’ Drums
    2-L. B. Wilson - Don’t
    3-Jack Southern - Darlene
    4-LaSabres Combo - Standby
    5-Freddy Butler - Pitter Patter
    6-Bobby Lee Trammell - Tator
    7-Gene Simmons - Call Sam
    8-Jody Reynolds - Devil Girl
    9-Ervin Rucker - She’s Alright
    10-Geno Washington - You Got Me Hummin’
    11-Little Howard Rice - Natural Girl
    12-Ripp Tide - Dynamite
    13-Tony & Tyrone - Turn It On Girl
    14-Eddie Kirk - The Hawg Pt. 1
    15-Jay Stutes & The Swamp Pickers - Sugar Bee
    16-Harry Lee - You Don’t Know
    17-Eddie Bo - Oh Oh
    18-Just Us - Hey Everybody
    19-The Flameouts - Fun Girl
    20-The Light Brigade - Baby You Don’t Care
    21-The Counts - Change Your Mind
    22-Jim Tarbutton - The Mysterians
    23-Reuben Bell - It’s Not That Easy
    24-Melvin Davis - I Don’t Want You
    25-The Banshees - Take A Ride With Me
    26-Benny Curtis - Ain’t That Tough
    27-Chain Gang - Son Of Sam




    Oblivians live on WFMU's Cherry Blossom Clinic With Terre T
    (Air Date TBD)



    Reigning Sound Live on WFMU's Cherry Blossom Clinic With Terre T
    (December 2009)

    And, finally, don't miss the archive of the Reigning Sound's 2010 return to WFMU.

    Thanks Greg and Terre!

    So You're Tired Of America?


    Tommy Cash - So You're Tired Of America (45)

    Let's Go On The Beach

    Outkast - Let's Go On The Beach (45)

    God Less America

    Arkey Blue & The Blue Cowboys - Too Many Pills (45)

    Friday, July 2, 2010

    Happy Hour 45rpm (MP3)














    Tony Booth - Happy Hour (2:34)

    Honky-tonker Tony Booth released a string of top notch hard country LPs in the early 1970s. Those of you who dig the classic Ray Price shuffle sound will surely enjoy this track. More information about Booth can be found at his Wikepedia page. Booth stills plays gigs with some frequency, mostly around Texas so check out his calendar if you're so inclined.

    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Jungle 45 of the Week!



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