Sunday, May 21, 2023

Kogar's Jungle Juice 025


With Kogar the Swinging Ape

Here is Kogar’s Jungle Juice Episode #25, Part One of my tribute to Mad Mike Metrovich, iconic DJ and record collector fiend from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Find out why we call him the “Father of Us All!” His influence on our “scene” cannot be measured! The amount of crazy amazing records that he dug up throughout his amazing life is mind blowing. Fan of the song Goo Goo Muck? Love those insane Instrumentals and haunting vocal groups? How about those crazy songs with one word blurted out here and there? Drinkin songs? Jump Blues with double entendres?  These were all Mike’s stock in trade! He drove the kids and adults insane for records.  While the rest of the US was knee deep in the British Invasion, Mike was pumping out crazy records that most people were trying to forget about!  So grab my hairy hand and follow me into the crazy world of Mad Mike Metro and his progressive sounds. Show one features songs with the Jungle Beat, Vocal Groups, Insane Dance Work Outs, and Drinkin’ Songs! Along the way we’ll hear from the man himself, culled from various air checks from my archive….

“Stay Mad and You’ll Always Be Glad….”

--Mad Mike

Kogar’s Jungle Juice Show #25

Mad Mike Special Part 1

Intro Ronny Kaye – Flight For Drums/Twistin Rumble

First set

01 The Rhythm Addicts - Oomp Boomp FRANTIC

02 Shane Kai-Ray – Jungle Talk LODESTAR

03 The Four Sounds Mama Ubangi Bangi RAN-DEE

04 the grand prees - jungle fever CANDI

05 The Wailers Mau Mau photo label GOLDEN CREST

06 The Saucers - Cha Wailey Routa FELCO

07 The Red Callendar Sextette Voodoo HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

Second Set (groups)

01 The Avalons - Malanese OLYMPIC

02 The Aladdins - Munch WITCH

03 shades of rhythm – gumbo CADDY

04 The Blentones  - Lilly MGM

05 The Aqua Nites Carioca ASTRA

06 The Cashmeres Boom Mag-Azeno Vip Vay MERCURY

07 moonglows Been Your Dog (Ever Since I've Been Your Man)

08 The Edsels Bone Shaker Joe CAPITOL

09 The Belltones Swingin Little Chicky OLIMPIC

10 The Grand Prees Sit and Cry CANDI

Third Set (monsters)

01 Hank Ballard Do it Zulu Style KING

02  J.J. Jackson and the Jackals Oo Ma Liddi PRELUDE

03 Patrice Holloway Do The Del Viking part one TASTE

04 Roy Brown - Slow Down Little Eva IMPERIAL

05 Harvey - Any Way You Wanta TRI PHI

06 Baby Earl and the Trinidads - Back Slop SPQR

07 Tasso (The Great) Kain And His Big Orch. – Castros Beat  KAIN

08 The Mosquitos The Fly SPEAR

09 lee tillman - will travel RON

10 Ronnie Cook And The Gaylads   The Goo Goo Muck AUDAN

11 Johnny Talbot And Band – Turkey In The Briar Patch IN RECORDS

Fourth Set (drinkin)

01 the fames - drinkin wine 

02 Jimmy Liggins I aint Drunk ALLADIN

03 Wynonie Harris Bloodshot Eyes KING

04 King Kurtis Wine Head MONARCH

05 johnny wright - wine head

06 The Emcees Wine Wine Wine CIMARRON

07 the devons - wine, wine, wine

08 block busters - cherry juice

Final song Outro

Hank Blackman and the Killers Everyone Has Someone BRENT