Friday, June 24, 2022

WHOOP DEE DO, A BUZZCOCKS RARITY


In case I don't get around to a new post tonight, here's two 1980 obscurities, a Buzzcocks track and a Subway Sect track, both released on a cassette only compilation put out by the NME (New Musical Express) and, as far as I know, unreleased on vinyl or CD.

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Listen:

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

FROM THE "IT WAS A DIFFERENT TIME" FILE


After hearing Bull Moose Jackson's "Big Ten Inch Record" last night I thought I'd try to round up a few more "naughty" songs from the same era. I expected to find a few but realized that there are far more. The more I looked, the more there were. So the songs below will have to suffice. A few things to note. One is that "My Ding-A-Ling" by Dave Bartholomew was covered by Chuck Berry in 1972. It's a decent song, clever for it's time. Here's the thing: As you know (you better know), Chuck Berry wrote and recorded half a billion top notch classic rock 'n' roll songs. If he wants to sneak in a cover, he's earned it.  But this is how fucked up American listeners are. His live cover of "My Ding-A-Ling" was his only #1 hit. Ever. Ain't that 'bout a suck?

After scavenging these songs last night, I was listening to "Big Ten Inch Record" again and remembering that there was a time that hadn't heard the original, Id only heard Aerosmith's cover from their third album. I'm not a big Aerosmith fan, if you consider hating Aerosmth the same as not being a big fan. But they didn't always suck, and I gotta say "Big Ten Inch Record" was a good obscure r&b song to cover. So I thought I'd listen to it again. Then I noticed that it was just a few seconds shorter than Jackson's. I was bored so I played them both at the same time, pausing to try to synch them up. Give it a go. It was fun for about two minutes and thirteen seconds.

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Listen:
Bull Moose Jackson - Big Ten Inch Record mp3
at Internet Archive
The Toppers - Let Me Bang Your Box mp3
at Internet Archive
Dave Bartholomew - My Ding-A-Ling mp3
at Internet Archive
The Treniers - Poon-Tang mp3
at Internet Archive
Aerosmith - Big Ten Inch Record
(streaming) at YouTube

Monday, June 20, 2022

SUMMER, FUCK YEAH!


I just got out of the water about an hour ago. The water temperature is 69°, the air temperature 74°. With the exception of a lack of quality surf, the conditions were about as good as June gets, and summer doesn't officially begin for a few hours. Tonight, it's a no brainer. Like it or not, surf music it is. All of the cuts below have been posted before on different posts, but never all together, and it's a real mish mash. The first one, "Penetration" by the Pyramids, is a personal favorite as is "Baja" by the Astronauts. The second and third songs (Dick Dale's "Miserlou" and the Lively Ones "Surf Rider") were both in the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction so they may be overly famliar to some of you. Still, they're excellent. There's a couple other Dick Dale songs too because, well, he's the damn King of the Surf Guitar. The rest, with the exception of "Pipeline" are lesser known tracks. I couldn't find an mp3 of Eddie and the Showmen's "Squad Car" but had to include it because they are so underrated. Eddie Bertrand is one of very few surf guitarists mentioned with the same sort of reverence as Dick Dale, and I think I remember reading somewhere that Bertrand was the only guitarist that Dick Dale himself regarded as a peer.

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Listen:
The Pyramids - Penetration mp3
at Snuthing Anything
Dick Dale and His Deltones - Miserlou mp3
at Snuthing Anything
The Lively Ones - Surf Rider mp3
at Snuthing Anything
Dick Dale and His Deltones - Night Rider mp3
at Rocky 52
Dick Dale and His Deltones - Ghost Riders in the Sky mp3
at Rocky 52
The Chantays - Pipeline mp3
at Rocky 52
Aki Aleong and the Nobels - Panic mp3
at Probe is Turning-On the People
The Torquays - Escondido mp3 at Office Naps
The Astronauts - Baja mp3
at California Girls
Johnny Fortune - Soul Surfer mp3
at Rocky 52
Charles Write and the Malibus - Runky mp3
at Office Naps
Calvin Cool - El Tecolote mp3
at Office Naps
Eddie and the Showmen - Squad Car
(streaming) at YouTube

Friday, June 17, 2022

WAIT. THE VENTURES?


Funny, last night while scrolling through images in my music files I saw a photo of Harvey Mandel and was trying to remember what site I'd seen his music posted on. Had to hear "Bite the Electric Eel" again. Just because. So today I'm browsing old posts at Melting Plot, from 2015 no less, and there he was. He really should be better known. He sure as shit paid his dues, playing with Barry Goldberg, Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmy Witherspoon, Canned Heat, John Mayall, the Ventures (?!) and on solo records by both Don ("Sugarcane" Harris) and Dewey (Terry) of Don and Dewey. The first song down there is with Musselwhite, from 1967. Dig the guitar tone (not to mention Musselwhite's harp and the organ by Barry Goldberg). The other three are from The Snake, an early (1972) solo LP. The type of playing is different, even among the three. The constant on all of these is his phrasing, none of it is really overplayed. Check out his discography and pick one at random and go look for it at a YouTube. Get sucked into the Mandel rabbit hole. Yeah, that's what you should go do. Quit standing around here..

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Listen:
Charlie Musselwhite's South Side Band - Cha Cha the Blues mp3
at Groove Addict 1967
Harvey Mandel - The Snake mp3
at Melting Pot 1972
Harvey Mandel - Peruvian Flake mp3
at Melting Pot 1972
Harvey Mandel - Bight the Electric Eel mp3
at Melting Pot 1972
Visit:
Harvey Mandel - Discography
at Discogs

Thursday, June 16, 2022

WAIT, THAT PART RIGHT THERE.


I'm not sure how many of you rate Paul's Boutique high on the Beastie Boys scale, but it's undoubtedly my favorite. Coming after their debut, Licensed to Ill, it was a surprise. Gone were the abundance of metal guitar chords that helped make the debut a crossover hit. They surprised everybody. They didn't wait a for a half dozen LPs before creating what some call their Sgt Pepper's. In place of the guitar-based training wheels (that were no doubt pushed by Rick Rubin who had also signed Slayer), were samples from soul, funk, jazz, reggae and , ehhh, a leetle rock (Mountain's "Mississippi Queen" makes an appearance). Paul's Boutique, along with De La Soul's debut and Public Enemy's debut were all a step forward for hip hop.

Back when the completely fiend-fueled website BeastieMixes.com (RIP) was still around there were all sorts of Beastie mixes being circulated. Straight, career spanning mixes, remixes, all sorts of shit. But I don't recall running across a mix utilizing the full songs (or at least a couple verses) of the songs that were sampled. This mix is a good one. It's important to note that most of the samples, and a large part of the music in general, on Paul's Boutique were collated, curated, nipped and tucked by the Dust Brothers. So, to be as realistic as possible, don't think of this mix as a Beastie Boys home playlist. It would be more accurate to think of a stoned out Dust Brothers record party.

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Listen:
Grandpa's Groove: Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique Samples, All Vinyl Live DJ Set - Raj Mahal
(streaming) at Soul Strut To Download click on the tiny downward pointing arrow on the streaming widget, it's right under the cloud on the tiny Soundcloud logo.
Alternate link:
Grandpa's Groove... mix mp3
at Internet Archive Go to the other link above for the playlist.
Bonus:
Beastie Boys - BBoyBouillabaisse mp3
at Magnet The twelve minute closer of Pauls Boutique

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

WAY OVERDUE. SUE ME.


Holy shit. I don't think I've ever even mentioned Jimmy Witherspoon. So, Jimmy Witherspoon. Here's three from 1949. I'm diggin' the guitar.

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Listen:
Jimmy Witherspoon - Who's Been Jivin' You mp3
at Internet Archive
Jimmy Witherspoon - Rain, Rain, Rain mp3
at Internet Archive
Jimmy Witherspoon - When I Had My Money mp3
at Internet Archive

Monday, June 13, 2022

HERE'S SOME BREEZY SHIT


I have a new next door neighbor, a Brazilian. There's a lot of Brazilians in my neighborhood. Let me tell you, they know how to have a good time. Several years ago when there were other Brazilians living in my complex, it was when Brazil won the World Cup. They went absolutely ape shit. I put on some Brazilian music as a soundtrack to the spectacle in the courtyard and they barged in my apartment and were jumping up and down on my couch. That vision had me hearing music in my head the for last 24 hours. Os Mutantes, bossa nova, Gal Costa, the whole damn Gilberto family, all the Brazilian stuff I was familiar with. Then, on the way home from the beach today I walked by a house that had bossa nova playing, floating out the screen door. That settled it. When I got home I went looking for some bossa nova that I didn't have, something new to me. I found it, a great mix, but shit. Turns out the first hour of the mix was bossa nova and the second hour was anything goes including douchebags. It's indelibly tainted, it includes a song by Mike Love, king of all popular music douchebags. I cannot, in good conscience, pass that on. I feel tainted just mentioning his name. So, what the fuck, here's a few Brazilian things

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Listen:
Gal Costa - Vou Recomecar mp3
at Super Sonido
Gal Costa - Relance mp3
at Super Sonido
Gal Costa - Acauã mp3
at Super Sonido Wait for the freakout.
Gal Costa - Pontos de Luz mp3
at Super Sonido
Gal Costa & Gilberto Gil - Sebastiania mp3
at Super Sonido Freakout endings seem to be a trend.
Jorge Ben - Mais Que Nada mp3 ('65)
at Guizzz Orleans
Os Mutantes - Dom Quixotet mp3
at Archive.org

Friday, June 10, 2022

CRACK YOUR KNUCKLES. GET TO WORK.

I listened to Flea Market Funk's DJ Prestige's Bionic Reggae mix again today and in posting it again decided to just repost the whole damn thing. From two years ago.:

It's always good when something makes you want to go shop for records, and it sure makes it a quick post full of diversions elsewhere. After just poking around indiscriminately I decided to drop by Funky 16 Corners and landed on a post about DJ Prestige, the record hound that runs Flea Market Funk. On the post there's a link to a short doc on him and his blog, his DJing and his record hunting. The part that really impressed me, and makes me want to hit thrift stores this weekend, was that the name of the blog, Flea Market Funk, is almost literal. He says that he doesn't buy big ticket rarities and that most of his records only cost him between one and five dollars, bought at flea markets, 99 cent bins and so forth. And that's not even the best of it, because he points out two important elements. One is that the aimless hunt is a big part of it, good old fashion scavenging. Exactly the part I dig. The second is that records find you. If it's on your mental checklist, at some point it will find you. Of course that's not true of every coveted record, but it does happen more than most non-fiends realize.

Here's a few links to get you in the mood. Funky 16 Corner's post on DJ Prestige, the documentary of DJ Prestige, a reggae mix Prestige did for Funky 16 Corners and then there's the real time suck, a link to a bunch of Prestige's mixes at Flea Market Funk.

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Listen:
DJ Prestige – The Hustle Is Real at Funky 19 Corners
DJ Prestige – Bionic Reggae mp3
at Funky 16 Corners 19 songs, go there for the song list
Buried Vinyl Treasures, More Flea Market Funk Mixes
at Flea Market Funk
The documentary:
The Hustle Is Real - DJ Prestige documentary
at Thomas Draudt

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

LOOK MA, NO SUITS!


I was never a huge fan of the Jam. When their first LP, In The City, came out I bought it. It was kinda sorta punk related and there were few punk LPs out at the time. Their suits bugged me, particularly their Union Jack suits. Puh-leeze. So fucking corny. It didn't help that, to set themselves apart from punks, they made a point to let everyone know that they were pro-Queen right about the time that the Sex Pistols released "God Save the Queen". Rag, rag, rag. But, they had a good sound, the guitar-bass-drums sounding an awful lot like the early Who. So I stuck it out until the second LP came out. When it did, gone were the suits, at least on the cover (cropped version above). I just listened to "The Modern World" for the first time in a very long time. I didn't listen to the lyrics too closely, but the music was fantastic for washing the dishes.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

TEX MEETS THE GODFATHER AT THE HISSY FIT


I just happened on Joe Tex's "You Said A Bad Word", a follow up sound-alike single after his "I Gotcha" blew up the charts. Because it also sounded like something James Brown would do around the same time it reminded me that Boss Radio 66 (formerly Beware of the Blog) has an old post that they carried over, originally posted ten years ago, about a feud between Tex and James Brown. I went back to it for a refresher course. One tidbit from the post (Beware of the Blog, 2012) I'd forgotten about:

"The battle began in earnest when JB stole JT's girlfriend, Bea Ford. Then, just to twist the knife, JB sent JT a letter telling him that he was through with the Bea and Joe could have her back. This led to the magnificent diss record "You Keep Her", where Joe calls James out by name, saying he was better off without the Bea anyway." (Beware of the Blog, 20152)

Sting like a bee, who needs reality TV when you have diss records?

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Listen:
Joe Tex - You Said A Bad Word mp3
at Internet Archive
Joe Tex - I Gotcha mp3
at Internet Archive
Joe Tex - You Keep Her mp3
at Boss Radio 66

Sunday, June 5, 2022

BRUBECK, MID-HOT DOG PERIOD.


Dave Brubeck came to mind today. It was the first nice weekend day in a few weeks. Nice enough for the beach anyway. We have here what is referred to as "June gloom". Much of June is spent under cloudy skies on the coast, not as welcoming for a day at the beach. But today it was nice, warm enough that the cool breeze was welcoming, shitty surf but the water prematurely warm (66 F). I listened to the last few innings of an extra inning game (Padres won) and had a hot dog (reminded of the image above). Then I went in the water. It later occurred to me that, since I was listening to the game on a transistor radio, there wasn't anything concerning my day (or few hours) at the beach that couldn't have been done in 1959. So I did what I would have done in 1959. Once I got home, I put on Brubeck.

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Listen:
Dave Brubeck - Blue Rondo à la Turk mp3 at Internet Archive
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five mp3 at Time Goes By
Video:
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo à la Turk at YouTube The bass drum makes it.
Visit:
See Inside Jazz Great Dave Brubeck's Groovy Connecticut Home at Town and Country "Groovy"? This headline writer is at the wrong gig.

Friday, June 3, 2022

CHANTEUSE OF THE QUARRY


So, do you guys know who Joyce Harris is? You should. She comes just about as close as you can get to a female version of the Sonic's Gery Roslie. If you know the Sonics and Roslie, you know that means more than a little gravel in her larynx. Close to Los Saicos level. Not on every song but enough to merit mention. Listen to her version of "I Got My Mojo Working" and "No Way Out" below. If that tickles your fancy, there is a mix at Probe Is Turning-On the People that includes sixteen songs of hers (including two with her singing as Sinner Strong and five with her sister as Judy and Joyce). It also includes ten songs by Kathy Lynn of whom I know nothing about and isn't quite as rough as Harris. But one of hers is singing with Link Wray and the Wraymen. It's rather pedestrian for Wray, not a whole lotta badass going on, but if he worked with dog shit, I'll give dog shit a listen.

The mix is a quick download and they're all individual mp3s. so you can cherry pick which to save. Hell, I think it's worth the hassle just to have her version of "I Got My Mojo Working". Once at Probe, scroll down to session 425, the download link is right below the song list.

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Listen:
Joyce Harris - I Got My Mojo Working
(streaming) at YouTube
Joyce Harris - No Way Out
at Rocky 52
Joyce Harris (as Sinner Strong) - Don't Knock It mp3
at Rocky 52
The mix:
Joyce Harris Meets Kathy Lynn (Session 425)
(zip) at Probe Is Turning-On the People 26 songs as individual mp3s. Once at Probe, scroll down to session 425, the download link is right below the song list.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

THE ALLEY DELIVERS


Earlier today I was thinking about what a pain in the ass it is to think of a song to post every day or two. So, after I get home I'm out in the alley for a quick smoke. I overhear my neighbor, Eileen, laughing in the complex across the alley. She moved in roughly a year ago. I think it was the second time I saw her, about a week after she moved in. She was wearing the Germs T-shirt with the artwork by Shawn Kerri. Yes, instant friend. So as I was headed back into my apartment, with a trail of thoughts that included that Germs T-shirt, I overhear my upstairs neighbor talking loudly on the phone and I heard him say "gimme gimme this, gimme that". Though my upstairs neighbor wasn't quoting the Germs' "Lexicon Devil", the phrase appears in the lyrics. Too much of a coincidence to not take the hint. So, here's both versions of "Lexicon Devil", the first from the first Slash EP, produced by Geza X (Deadbeats, Arthur J and the Gold Cups) and the second from their first LP a couple years later, produced by Joan Jett. The LP version is harder and faster. While I wouldn't call it slick, it's definitely recorded in a "better" studio. I kind of dig the EP version more though. It really does sound more like the time, and the budget.

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Listen:
The Germs - Lexicon Devil (EP version) mp3
at Killed By Death
The Germs - Lexicon Devil (LP version)
(streaming) at YouTube
The Germs - Two more from the EP
at Killed By Death

Sunday, May 29, 2022

BECAUSE, MICKEY BAKER


I ran across a song that I didn't remember hearing and the guitar sounded a lot  like Mickey Baker. Shit. Some of you may know Baker, he's a favorite of mine and he's been posted here a bunch. I was starting to have second thoughts about posting the song because if it was Baker (I did intend to find out), I would have to post it. I was beginning to feel guilty about it, about reposting some favorites over and over again in general. I do it a lot. Then it occurred to me. We're all friends here right? Well, shit, if you were in my living room right now and I felt like playing Mickey Baker, I'd play some Mickey Baker. So, sorry, we're friends now. I'll be force feeding you Mickey Baker.

If you don't know who Baker was, he was the Mickey of Mickey and Sylvia, of "Love Is Strange" fame. He was a guitarist and played on his own records and on a lot of sessions for others. Years later Sylvia Robinson ended up starting Sugarhill Records (Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, etc) and I think I remember her buying Chess Records or having part ownership. I'm not positive. You can look it up. I'm going to listen to some Mickey Baker. His guitar is on all of these, I think. Tiny Kennedy's "Country Boy" is the one that I hadn't heard.and it sounds like him. I'll be looking that up at some point. Whoever it is, they smoke.

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Listen:
Mickey and Sylvia - No Good Lover mp3
at Internet Archive
Tiny Kennedy - Country Boy mp3
at Internet Archive Guitar credit inconclusive on this one.
Tiny Kennedy - Strange Kind Of Feeling mp3
at Internet Archive 
"Big" John Geer - Bottle It Up and Go mp3
at Internet Archive
The Du-Droppers - Talk That Talk mp3
at Internet Archive
The Five Keys - Lawdy Miss Mary mp3
at Internet Archive
Roy "Mr. Guitar" Gaines - Worried 'bout You Baby mp3
at Internet Archive
Mr. Bear - Radar mp3
at Internet Archive
Mr. Bear - How Come? mp3
at Internet Archive
The Du-Droppers - Speed King mp3
at Internet Archive

Friday, May 27, 2022

RIP U ROY


A few months ago I was flipping through an issue of Mojo and in a review of U Roy's latest LP, they referred to him as "the late" U Roy. As in dead. Fu-uck. U Roy was one of my favorite reggae artists. I was both bummed and stunned. It hit me that my connection to any sort of reggae community has dissipated to the point that in the few months since his death, no one I knew had heard the news either.

I've been listening to U Roy's stuff since I was twenty years old, well over half my life. He's one of the artists that has spent the most time on my turntable. I owe it to that first record of his that I bought, Dread In A Babylon. I still consider it his best LP. After that one I went back to the beginning. Here's a few from his first LP Version Galore, 1970. I realize that the above doesn't say shit about U Roy himself. If you're unfamiliar with him, there's a link to a profile at Jamaican from about four years ago.

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Listen:
U Roy - Wake the Town mp3
at Internet Archive
U Roy - Rule the Nation mp3
at Internet Archive
U Roy - Wear You to the Ball mp3
at Internet Archive
U Roy - Tide Is High mp3
at Tumblr
U Roy - Dread In A Babylon (full LP,
streaming) at YouTube
Visit:
U-Roy, Best Known as the Pioneer of Toasting the Forerunner to Rap
at Jamaicans

Thursday, May 26, 2022

A REMINDER


I'm not sure how they found this blog or how they have evaded the tight information controls in place but I had eight page views overnight from, ahem, over there. In the event that whoever is visiting is sitting on the fence, I felt it my duty as a world citizen to leave a message for them. Hence the image above.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

LIVE IN THE BACKYARD!


Aw man, another band I never heard of that merits mentioning, this time a garage band from Louisiana. I'll get to that in a minute. I started with Mouse and the Traps' “Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice”. Cool, a garage song I can build around. I go looking for an image and found myself on a blog, On the Road South, which bills itself as "1960's garage bands from Texas and beyond".  Okay, so I do a little digging. Just clicking on YouTube links to garage bands I've never heard of. I ran across one with kids and I'm thinking that it could be a good laugh, or out of left field à la the Shaggs. But no, these kids mean business. (That's the guitar player above.)  Give a listen to the Little Bits, aged 9 to 12. A credible snarl beyond their years. For whatever reason, it made me think of the Sloths, and then I got the idea to go browse Ugly Things. That's where I'm going and I know I won't be back tonight, so follow me over there.

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Listen:
Mouse and the Traps - Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice mp3
at The Rising Storm
The Little Bits - Girl Give Me Love
(streaming) at YouTube
The Sloths - Makin' Love
(streaming) at YouTube
Visit:
The Little Bits
at On The Road Again Profile/interview
Ugly Things
Magazine and label

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

THIS SAX PLAYER IS AT THE WRONG GIG


Last night I was out in the alley and the kid that lives across the alley was coming home from his karate class. He's about ten years old and a yellow belt, whatever the hell that means. He did what he always does, he starts asking questions. How old are you? Where do you work? Shit like that. After a half dozen of these volleys he asked a question that was so unrelated it was something you could easily find online. I just answered him "Google". Then he asked another unrelated but searchable question. I answered "Google". I should add, at this point, that the kid has a sense of humor and we razz each other all the time. So I wasn't being cruel or mean, I was teaching him how to use his fucking head. After a couple more questions I thought I'd make a point. I answered, "Google. You can find anything on there." With that, the Q & A ceased and we chatted about other alley subjects.

I thought about last nights episode just a couple hours ago. I ran into some great rockabilly cuts from a band I never heard of, the Sabres. I did a search using Duck Duck Go. (Google is actually a last resort for me. Too big.). I found links to the same songs I had already run into, but no bio anywhere, nothing more than a couple sentences. Reluctantly, I tried Google. Nearly identical results. I'm gonna have to go crawling back to that kid. "Hey, about the other night, I'm sorry, I was wrong. You can't find shit on Google!"

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Listen:
The Sabres - My Hot Mama mp3
at Rocky 52
The Sabres - Puppet mp3
at Rocky 52
The Sabres - Take Up he Slack Daddy-O mp3
at Rocky 52

Sunday, May 22, 2022

MUSIC FOR STUFF LIKE THIS


If you've been lurking for a while, you've no doubt run across one of the posts with "shakers", oddball instrumentals known by other terms as well. At first Beware of the Blog was referring to them as "Titty Shakers", then someone made the decision that "Tassel Twirlers" was less, er, coarse. Somehow the term evolved into simply "Shakers". What they are is basically the type of instrumentals you'd hear accompanying a strip show in the fifties or sixties. Cheesy shit, but totally cool once you let it take over. Imagine you're just sitting there, in a dark room. You've got a flat top, wing tips, with the cheapest goddamn after shave the store sells. You've got a pack of Pall Malls, and an ice cold Hamms condensating next to a half full plastic ashtray and there's some drunk jerk yelling "Go Baby Go!" as if it was the first time the missus let him off the leash. Here's the soundtrack.

These are typical of the oddballs you used to be able to pick up at thrift stores for pocket change. Now, due to demand from oddball collectors they're nearly impossible to find for a cheap price. The word is out, everything is listed online somewhere, banged up thrift store finds included. Just snag the mix, there's 34 of them. They really do put you in a weird mood after you've heard a few in a row.

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Listen:
Hey Tiger! Do The Broken Hip! Kogar's Tassle Twirlers Volume 2 at Boss Radio 66 NOTE: The mix is at Mega.nz. Although there are buttons to sign in or create an account, it is not required. Takes about two minutes, a zip with 34 individual mp3s.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

EIGHT MINUTES OF THIS GUY GOING OFF.


Here's a good disorienting cut by Ornette Coleman. More or less a filler post, in case I don't get around to something else. But it's good, especially if you like some crazy blowing all over the place. Really, it's kind of exhausting, If eight minutes isn't enough there's a link to other Coleman stuff posted in the past. This is serious "Blow, man, blow!" stuff here.

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Listen:
Ornette Coleman - Love Call mp3
at 30 Milkshakes
More Ornette Colman  here (scroll down)