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?
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
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.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
When Ichiban boss Debbie blogged a Nervous Norvus 45 here yesterday, I was reminded of the positively eye-popping NN photos buried deep within the Life magazine archives. Photographer Ralph Crane snapped these images back in 1956 and they seem to have been hidden away in the vaults ever since.
Since Life's photographic treasures are not always labeled with 100% accuracy, finding them was a real stroke of luck. Instead of identifying him as Nervous Norvus, he's dubbed "Nervous Nervous" in the archives! Anyhow, these are only a few of the Nervous Norvus pictures they've got stashed away over there. Check out some more. Sure, many of them appear to be duplicates but have a look anyhow and your day will likely be made.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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
Friday, July 23, 2010
George Jones - Love Bug (1:57)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Image via the USC Digital Library.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
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
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
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
Friday, July 9, 2010
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.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
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
And, finally, don't miss the archive of the Reigning Sound's 2010 return to WFMU.
Thanks Greg and Terre!
Tommy Cash - So You're Tired Of America (45)
Outkast - Let's Go On The Beach (45)
Arkey Blue & The Blue Cowboys - Too Many Pills (45)
Friday, July 2, 2010
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.