Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Little Sammy Yates - Comic Book Crazy
What? No Archie!?
Saturday, January 28, 2012
No matter where he goes, no matter what he does, the law enforcement ladies want to bust up Wynonie's party! Ten hours later: "Good morning, judge!" Photo courtesy the JET archives.
Friday, January 27, 2012
From the JET archives.
Documentary footage from France. Featuring an Ultra-Cool French Pop-Psych/Freakbeat band called "Les Something", who I don't think made any records. I couldn't find any info on them, anyway. Lots of great shots of cool 60's French dancing teens. It was labeled "Magasins Des Jeunes Mini Jupes et Cheveux Longs" which Google Translate tells me means "Mini-skirts, Kids, Stores and Long Hair". Not sure if that's an actual title or just something somebody made up. No idea when this was broadcast or on what show. via Bedazzled.tv
Posted by Spike Priggen at 3:07 PM
Thursday, January 26, 2012
With Binky Griptite and the Dee-Kays!!!
The Impressions - We're A Winner (2:18)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
These photos were shot in 1966 at an NCO club in Amberg, Germany. Via mcbooney.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Tune in to the WFMU Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban webstream every Wednesday night from 8-10 PM to hear Ted Barron spin some of his favorite rock 'n' soul hits!! Ted is the proprietor over at the Boogie Woogie Flu blog and a damn fine photographer to boot. Expect to hear plenty of 78 RPM discs, the way rock 'n' soul was meant to be heard.
Playlists and archives will be available for your convenience. Welcome Ted!!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Lanz Miles - That Fly Belongs To Me
There sure is a lot going on in this song. R&B vocals, Country/Jazz instrumentation, Outer Space, Singing Flies... What more could you want? And just dig that label art!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Featuring Brook Benton & Booker T & The MGs recording sessions (could this really be them recording "Time Is Tight?"), The Muscle Shoals horns working out an arrangement (that's gotta be Isaac Hayes playing sax, right?) and more. (A L'affiche Du Monde 3.22.69) via Bedazzled.tv
Posted by Spike Priggen at 3:19 PM
Grab yo'sef some of that tasty Link Wray backing!
1961 Boo Hoo
Posted by Shouting Thomas Torment at 2:36 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Here are some old cajun themed radio spots for a New Orleans car dealership.
Trosclair Radio Spots
Posted by Dr. Filth at 12:01 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Norma Jean - Heaven Help The Working Girl
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - You'll Never Know (1963)
Posted by Shouting Thomas Torment at 11:21 AM
Sam & Annie Taylor - Marijuana Grave
Here's some first-rate anti-drug propaganda warning of the perils of marijuana use.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Texas Bill Strength - Hillbilly Hades
Friday, January 13, 2012
Two goodies from Marvin Rainwater - both with ass whuppin' guitar!
First we have Marvin's version of Gamblin' Man (Roving Gambler)
And here's the loving "Rustic Rhythm" of (There's Always) A Need For Love
Posted by Shouting Thomas Torment at 12:52 PM
Coming soon: Todd-o-Phonic Todd, Matt Fiveash and Ted Barron LIVE on the Ichiban webstream!!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Marvin Rainwater - Indian Momma (1:56)
Here's a breathtakingly cool Marvin Rainwater track with some extra snarl provided by a fuzztone guitar.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
In celebration of what would've been Elvis Presley's 77th birthday, here's an odd artifact from a very early stage in the career of songwriter and producer Felton Jarvis (1934 - 1981).
Jarvis was Elvis Presley's producer between the years 1966 and 1977, when Presley died. While still struggling to make a name for himself, he recorded this Elvis Presley tribute 45, which was released on the tiny VIVA label in August, 1959. While in the Marines in 1955, Jarvis experienced a life-changing event when was lucky enough to catch a live Elvis Presley show in Norfolk, Virginia.
Upon getting out of the Marines, he returned to Atlanta and went to work as a sheet music printer at Bill Lowery's National Recording Company (NRC). At the time, the label was over-flowing with talented performers who, in less than a decade, would be national stars: Jerry Reed, Mac Davis, Joe South, Ray Stevens and Freddy Weller. Jarvis moved into songwriting and producing, making a name for himself in 1961 by producing Every Beat Of My Heart, the first R&B #1 hit (of eleven, in all) for a local band called the Pips, soon to be renamed Gladys Knight & The Pips. From NRC, Jarvis went to work for the ABC label, where he produced "Sheila" a huge national hit for Tommy Roe, another graduate of Lowery's NRC concern. After a few years at ABC, he moved over to RCA where he and Presley established a solid working relationship that worked out pretty well for both of them.
Marvin Rainwater Friendship Club Record (thanks to Billy Miller)
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Marvin Rainwater - The Haircut (2:37)
Marvin's problem? His kid refuses to get a haircut, so Marvin rounds up one of his pals and they hatch a plan give the kid a haircut that even Sgt. Carter would love. Let's just say things don't exactly go according to plan.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It just can't be Marvin Rainwater month without this clip.
Live in London!!!
Posted by Shouting Thomas Torment at 10:51 AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Down In The Cellar - Marvin Rainwater
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Os Mutantes - "Caminhante Noturno" (English Version) (Chansons Du Bout Du Monde 7.20.69) Live in Color with Orchestra
Posted by Spike Priggen at 4:13 PM
Monday, January 2, 2012
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