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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


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shoot The Juice To Me Bruce


Jungle 45 of the Week!


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


Friday, July 23, 2010

Love Bug (MP3)

George Jones - Love Bug (1:57)

Post # 666

Anton LaVay and Jayne


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!


Culver City, 1951

Image via the USC Digital Library.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


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


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


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



Jungle 45 of the Week!


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!