"Frankenstein" - Ghetto Reality
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Posted by Debbie D at 2:42 PM
Saturday, June 25, 2011
This positively weird clip comes from Dolly, Dolly Parton's 1987/88 attempt at reviving the dying TV variety show genre. Stick around till the end and you'll hear Pee Wee and Dolly duet on Hank Williams' Hey Good Lookin'.
Friday, June 24, 2011
I was sitting around listening to Lefty Frizzell. This is something that happens quite often. I noticed that he cut quite a few different versions (with different guests, backup singers, bands and even lyrics) of his first and probably best known single "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time".
So I decided to put together all the ones I could find. This includes the demo version as well as the truncated versions that were used as intro and outro to his appearances on the U.S. armed forces sponsored "Country Music Time".
I also added in Lefty's attempt to go back to the same well with "If You Can Spare The Time (I Won't Miss The Money)" as well as a couple of versions of his song "(When Me and My Baby Go) Steppin' Out" which specifically mentions both "the money" and "the time" in its lyrics.
Click here to get the money and the time!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Ramblin' Red Bailey - Eight Weeks In A Bar Room
So here's a lightly mangled copy of Eight Weeks In A Bar Room, Ramblin' Red Bailey's woozy ode to a bout with hardcore alcoholism triggered by, what else, the departure of the woman he loved. I first heard the song, like, I assume, most of the people who know it, on the celebrated twisted country LP comp God Less America.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
A caveman is discovered out in the desert who proceeds to fall in love with a girl and then wreak havoc on a nearby town. Starring Ray Dennis Steckler as Mr. Fishman.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Baby Boy Warren - Sanafee
Baby Boy Warren - Baby Boy Blues
Baby Boy Warren - Mattie Mae
Baby Boy Warren - Chicken
Dr. Ross - Thirty Two Twenty
Bobo Jenkins - Ten Below Zero
Bobo Jenkins - Baby Don't You Want To Go
Eddie Kirkland - No Shoes
Detroit Count - Hastings Street Opera, Parts 1 & 2
L.C. Green - Remember Way Back
Big Maceo - Big City Blues
John Lee Hooker - House Rent Boogie
One String Sam - I Need $100
Brother Will Hairston - Alabama Bus
Addendum: Commenter BB points out an important fact that I forgot to mention, which is that the harmonica player on the Baby Boy Warren tracks is none other than Sonny Boy Williamson (the second Sonny Boy, aka Rice Miller, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sonny Boy Williamson Too, or Sonny Boy Williamson Also, not to be confused with the first Sonny Boy Williamson). Thanks BB!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
From Crumb On Others, Part One, by Alex Wood:
TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS
Robert: "Yes! Last great proletarian rock 'n' roll band. 1966 -- My Baby Does the Hanky Panky, great record. That to me was the last year there was a bunch of good, proletarian rock and roll hits on the radio. After that it was taken over by the California psychedelic thing. I just didn’t find that as interesting. That was all very middle-class. Once the Beatles became famous, then the middle class began to embrace rock 'n' roll and abandoned the kind of middle of the road sound of Bobby Rydell and Pat Boone and all that stuff. And when the middle-class embraced it, they cleaned it up, it wasn’t the same. But Tommy James was one of the last bands, and Sam The Sham, he was another one of the last ones: Wooly Bully and stuff like that."
Alex: "Did you like Little Red Riding Hood?"
Robert: "Great, great masterpiece. [laughs] But after that, I started to lose interest in rock n’ roll. The golden age of rock 'n' roll was in the 50s and for me, particularly Rockabilly. I really liked that. A lot of the rockabilly stuff was really wild and kind of scared the bourgeois, scared them."
Alex: "Like Jerry Lee Lewis?"
Robert: "Yeah, great! Great piano player. Little Richard too, excellent piano player but they’re showmen so you don’t get to hear enough piano. But going back to Tommy James, he made a psychedelic song called Crimson and Clover. Remember that? I thought that was pretty good… 'Crimson and clover, over and over…'"
Monday, June 13, 2011
Mr. Fine Wine did an outstanding fill-in for Sinner's Crossroads last week. Catch it here. Also, don't miss Kevin Nutt from Sinners Crossroads filling in for Fine Wine here.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Jan Howard - I've Got My Pride
In late 1960, Jan Howard released I've Got My Pride, a fine honky-tonker authored by one of country music's greatest songwriters, her then-husband Harlan Howard. Despite the fact that it was a superb performance and a great song, it quickly disappeared without coming anywhere near the charts.
Billboard's anonymous reviewer described it this way: "She doesn't have her man, but she has her pride, is the theme of this up-tempo country weeper, handled in sparkling fashion by the thrush over strong support. A sock side by the lass." I'd say that's about the size of it.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Maniacs Are Loose! aka The Thrill Killers! (trailer)
Lemon Grove Kids Meet The Monsters (Theme)
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Riding the Pfinkmobile
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Posted by Spike Priggen at 1:32 PM
Monday, June 6, 2011
Cash Flagg and Liz Renay in the Thrill Killers
Special News Bulletin!!! (mp3)
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Posted by Kogar the Swinging Ape at 3:09 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wild Guitar (movie)
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed Up Zombies (movie)
In 1962, Ray Dennis Steckler was a prop man, an assistant cameraman and director of photography on The World's Greatest Sinner pt. 1, pt. 2 starring Timothy Carey!
Frank Zappa - World's Greatest Sinner (mp3)
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Right here on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban.