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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On Any Sunday

Pace Magazine

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Guitar Sheik

Get a load of this fantastic 1955 photo borrowed from the pages of Jet magazine.  Bobby Walker, in full sheik regalia, strolls the streets of Philadelphia serenading the lucky citizens with his guitar.  Photo by Gaston DeVigne.

She's The Girl On The Billboard...

Here's the answer song to the record posted by Debbie yesterday.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

By Request

Del Reeves sings Girl On The Billboard

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Louis Jordan For President!

It's only 2013 and I'm already tired of hearing about the next Presidential election.  Now if Louis Jordan were in the race, things might be different.  Via the fantastic JET archives.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Take a trip to Monkey Jungle!

"Recycled" Records listen to the mix, CLICK HERE.

Track list:

Ralph Smedley & the Breathers - Suffocate
Ernie Freeman - Jamboree
Duke Mitchell - The Lion
The Spinners - Boomerang
The Sandabs - Crab Louie
Larry Verne - Tubby Tilly

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Surfing Hollow Days (1960)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Who Is That Knocking?

1 "Boodle It" Wiggins: Keep A Knockin' An You Can't Get In
2 Rex Allen: Knock Knock Rattle
3 Faye Adams: The Hammer (Keeps A Knockin')
4 The El Dorados: At My Front Door
5 Fletcher Henderson & His Orch.: Knock, Knock, Who's There
6 Boys And Girls Together: Knock Knock
7 Jimmy Work: Don't Knock (Just Come On In)
8 Bob Dylan: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
9 Earl Scott: Stop You're Knocking
10 Juanita Nixon: Stop Knockin'
11 Paula Watson: Stop That Knockin' At My Heart
12 Victor: Stop A Knockin' (courtesy Tom Taber)
13 Eddie Hodges: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
14 The Sonics: Keep A' Knock'in
15 Eileen Todd: Knock, Knock, Knockin'
16 Aimi Stewart: Knock On Wood
17 Ike & Tina Turner: A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)
18 Randy Rudolph: I Kept A-Knocking
19 Legendary Stardust Cowboy: Who's Knocking On My Door
20 The Genies: Who's That Knocking
21 The Genies: No More Knockin'
22 Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five: Keep A-Knockin'
23 Smiley Lewis: I Hear You Knocking
24 Billy Adams: You Heard Me Knocking
25 The Pastels: Don't Knock
26 Pete Best Four: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
27 The Stereos: The Big Knock
28 Half Japanese: Knock On Wood
29 The Rolling Stones: Can't You Hear Me Knocking
30 Billy Fury: Don't Knock Upon My Door
31 Carol Fran: Knock Knock
32 Carol Fran: I Quit My Knocking
33 Conway Twitty: Knock Three Times
34 Bernd Spier: Klopf Dreimal
35 Grazina: I Ain't Gonna Knock On Your Door
36 Harpers Bizarre: Knock On Wood
37 Little Richard: Keep A Knockin'
38 Pat Shannon: Knock Knock (Who's There)
39 Nilsson & Cher: A Love Like Yours
40 The Go-Betweens: Knock Knock
41 The Green Beans: Knock On My Door (Tap On My Window)
42 The Isley Brothers: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
43 The Orlons: Knock! Knock! (Who's There)
44 The Primates: Knock On My Door
45 Brent Dowe: Knock Three Times
46 Death: Keep On Knockin
47 The Humane Society: Knock, Knock


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Surf Crazy 1959

Slippery When Wet 1958

Bruce Brown shot 8mm films of surfers when he was stationed in Hawaii back in the 1950's.  After moving back to California, Dale Velzy gave him $5000 to shoot a 16mm film promoting the Velzy surf team.  Brown narrates and Bud Shank provides the soundtrack.  The goofy narration in these films is what makes it for me.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Sandals

The Endless Summer  (mp3s)

Side 1:
Theme From The Endless Summer
Good Greeves

Side 2:
Out Front
Wild As The Sea
Jet Black
Lonely Road

August Is Bruce Brown Month

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Louis Armstrong

Happy birthday to Louis Armstrong, born 112 years ago today (08/04/1901) in the world's most musical city, New Orleans.  In 1961, he worked with another musical genius, Duke Ellington, on the soundtrack for the film Paris Blues, which featured Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Diahann Carroll and Joanne Woodward.  In addition to his soundtrack contributions, Armstrong appeared in the movie, playing a character, a trumpet player naturally, called Wild Man Moore.  Here's the song by that name from the soundtrack.

Duke Ellington featuring Louis Armstrong  -  Wild Man Moore

Photo: the Jet magazine archives.