Tuesday, May 20, 2014

YOU HAVE TO ASK?

Ever have one of those trips online, where you stumble onto a site that's so deep in good shit that it's overwhelming? You just have to shut down at some point, bookmark it and then go back to nibble at it over time. Have a handful of those links and you'll have a deep well at your disposal. Obscure good shit on demand. If you're a person of certain age, you know. In the pre-internet days, that's what fiend dreams were made of.

These two sites are exactly what I'm talking about. The first is Boogaloo Time, a rather straightforward photo-with-music blog specializing in sixties music. It's not just boogaloo, it's all the sounds of the decade, primarily those that swang. Click around in the old posts. That's where I ran into the songs below. Believe me, you don't see Earl Van Dyke on many blogs. Bookmark it.

The other site is Motown Junkies. Mind blown. The endeavor there is to catalog and review every Motown 45. Including subsidiary labels. That, obviously, is a huge undertaking, There are reviews with biographical information (including Van Dyke!), and streaming podcasts of Motown radio shows. This rates the coveted "only an idiot wouldn't" bookmark suggestion.

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Listen: 
Earl Van Dyke - Can You Jerk Like Me mp3 at Boogaloo Time
Earl Van Dyke - All For You mp3 at Boogaloo Time
Earl Van Dyke - Nowhere to Run mp3 at Boogaloo Time
Discover Motown - 20 podcasts and counting, streaming at Motown Junkies
Visit:
Boogaloo Time home page
Motown Junkies
Montown Junkies - About page This is a good read.

2 comments:

motownjunkies said...

Thanks for the kind words and the link!

I may make "so deep in good shit it's overwhelming" my new motto.

Steve (Motown Junkies)

Tom G. said...

It's true though. I was completely overwhelmed when I ran across it, thinking "Whoa. How come nobody has hepped me to this one?" followed shortly by "Oh jeez, this is gonna take all night." followed by "Sonofabitch, this is going to take me all year!" Excellent work, and the mixes are like ten pounds of icing on the cake!