Saturday, January 30, 2016

BAN-LON ROCK

About a week or so ago, when I was powering down different versions of "Coming Home Baby", the Peddlers were one band that I had never followed up on, not even for a casual personal interest. When I did, I found the gem "Girlie". Blame the seventies, this one is like some nightmarish Tom Jones-Barry White hybrid, by a jazz trio. Incredibly laughable, though other then the dated lyrics there is nothing specifically shitty about the song. But those lyrics, and the delivery, are a chuckle pill. Then I found this video and was all kinds of screwed up:


When I looked further I found "Gassin'", a six minute instrumental. Kicks ass. What are these guys? This is what I know: the Peddlers are a trio, bass, drums and organ. And vocals. God, those vocals. They remind me of Ban-Lon shirts or cheap men's cologne. Zip ankle boots. There's lots more on YouTube. If you dig any of these go there. A warning though, when it comes to these guys. it's a mine field.

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Listen:
The Peddlers - Girlie mp3 at Jo Cortez (?)
The Peddlers - Gassin'
(streaming) at YouTube

2 comments:

ingmar van der hoek said...

Aw come on, The Peddlers! I have a double cd of greatest hits and an album of an obscure live set and these cats swing! Sure, the lyrics are corny and the delivery is totally Austin Powers but underneath all that happy pre-hippy stuff is a trio of awesome, jazzy musicians! Have lots of fun checking out the Peddlers!

Tom G. said...

I may have been a little harsh, but boy oh boy, "Girlie" was a hard one to get past!