Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tex Williams - Smoke, Smoke, Somke - '68
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Gloomy pop psych from 1968 on the Date records label. I don't know anything about the group "Arch Of Triumph" but this sounds a bit like early Bee Gees and has a nice organ solo. Yeah, the 45 is a bit rough but i think i paid a quater for it.... Whatev's.
Arch Of Triumph - My Year Is A Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Soulful R&B jam from Kenneth Deal on the Peacock records label. I think this is from 1958? Great voice, some weird flute? and whats that banging on metal? Don't forget the sax...
Kenneth Deal - Go Go Jumbo
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Upsetters - Rolling On
Saturday, June 22, 2013
b. 24 March 1931, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. December 1985, Los Angeles, USA. Like many of his generation, Jenkins drew his influences from 40s blues and spent much of his mature career adapting to the demands of rock ‘n’ roll and R&B. As his earliest recordings for Chess and Specialty show, Jenkins, like Jimmy McCracklin, modelled himself on St. Louis pianist Walter Davis. Both largely unissued sessions took place in 1953 and featured ‘Cold Love’ and ‘Mean And Evil’, which along with ‘Eight Ball’ and ‘I Ate The Wrong Part’, were based on Davis originals. Thereafter, Jenkins recorded extensively for Combo and Flash, before he started his own Pioneer label in 1959. Most of these recordings were piano or organ instrumentals with his or Mamie Perry’s vocals. He continued this policy through the early 60s with a series of singles on General Artists. Late in the decade, he converted to Islam and assumed the name Jaarone Pharoah.
Gus Jenkins And Orchestra - Slow Down
Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Though short-lived, Holy Moses came up with one of the psychedelic era's most enduring hard rock one-offs, packed with strong songs and blazing guitar parts by Ted Spelios.
The late-'60s and early-'70s musical landscape is marred with one-shot albums.
Thousands of bands took a stab, failed to hit the jugular, and disappeared quietly into the night, but only the good lord knows why such a fate was handed down to Holy Moses.
The band's lone, eponymous release has all the ingredients of a bonafide classic.
Recorded at Jimi Hendrix's newly built Electric Lady studio and produced by Kim King (Lothar & The Hand People) and Mike Esposito (The Blues Magoos), it sounds just as fresh and full today as it must have back then.
Billy Batson -- which may not be his real name, since it's the mild-mannered moniker of Captain Marvel -- wrote all the songs with a clear sense of humor and an undeniable swagger.
His roughhouse storytelling was propelled to another dimension by the six-string prowess of one Ted Spelios: a man who is said to have impressed a young Bruce Springsteen during his brief stint in another one-album band called Kangaroo.
"No Turnin' Back" is a sure mixtape highlight. Spelios' shredding is righteous, totally supporting the saloon piano and a tale of love -- half way out the door -- as moaned by Batson.
With a hint of southern revival cutting through the sombre barroom rowdiness, Billy's husky voice fleetingly wanes under the struggle, sounding like a clear influence on Kings Of Leon and other like-minded bands that would crop up decades later.
"Roll River Roll" hits roughly the same area, but with a church organ instead of piano.
The plinking tone that occasionally surfaces, care of Ted, sounds like Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" or something Tom Morello might use.
Typically, though, the album rambles through rockin' psychedelic R&B numbers, the band's bread and butter.
They were as good as anyone at the up-tempo numbers, yet the two dismal tunes are the most thoroughly engaging, the ones where they let their guard down and truly emote.
I cannot fathom why Holy Moses!! wasn't a gold record in its time, or why it's taken so long to appear on CD.
Didn't the world need a drunker Canned Heat (check "Agadaga Dooley" and you'll know)? I guess not, because the LP fizzled on release and the band followed suit shortly thereafter.
Sadly, Ted Spelios never got a third chance to fulfill his awesome promise and crumbled with mental problems, eventually becoming, -- according to legend -- a wine-making monk.
He could have easily been the next Robin Trower; the East Village already considered him the best guitarist alive next to Hendrix.
Teddy Speleos had earlier played with Kangaroo, whilst Bill Batson was later the leader of eighties new wave outfit Hypstrz. Marty David was also a session man, playing with Jackie Lomax, Van Morrison and others
Holy Moses!! - Agadaga Dooley
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Back to some weirdness... A little rocking psychedelic novelty tune from The Human Jungle w/ Gorilla Milk from 1967. Not really sure what was going on with this...? A weird answer to doing "The Monkey"??? Kinda late for that since the monkey hit its peak in 1963.... Anyway, another weird 45 that sounds cool my weird ears.... maybe you'll enjoy it too....????
The Human Jungle - Gorilla Milk
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Here is a bit of info from wiki:
John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937 – June 4, 2001) was an American folk, country and bluegrass composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle and banjo, as well as for his witty lyrics, unique vocal style, and extensive knowledge of Mississippi River lore. Hartford performed with a variety of ensembles throughout his career, and is perhaps best known for his solo performances where he would interchange the guitar, banjo, and fiddle from song to song. He also invented his own shuffle tap dance move, and clogged on an amplified piece of plywood while he played and sang.
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John Hartford - The Category Stomp
Monday, June 17, 2013
Johnny Cooper - Dumb Dumb Bunny
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thunder Mountain Boys - The Girl In The Woods
Monday, June 10, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Tennessee Ernie or Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Today, he is best remembered for his hit recording of "Sixteen Tons". While best remembered for a more pop country and gospel sound make no bones about it, this little ditty from 1951 is early rockabilly!
Tennessee Ernie - Shot Gun Boogie
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
spooky organ vibes: the cover of this organ record indicates love but when i played this thing it immediately gave me spooky vibes, sorta like the soundtrack to the great old horror movie carnival of lost souls. so i decided to make it even more spooky (or retarded) and mash up each song on each side. so each side condensed down to a few minuets. like a bad acid trip at the local county fair. now without further ado, i have more Philly beer week to attend to. have at it...
Spooky Organ Vibes Part 1
Spooky Organ Vibes Part 2