Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Kraldjursanstalten's 1981 album Voodoo Boogie is positively Beefheartian, or so they say, and .El Camaleon has it. Weird Swedes, isn't that the reason we all started coming here in the first place?
Suave Argentine pop from Palito Ortega, via Mis Discos Viejos. Palito is seen below performing with Marisol....I thought I had posted this one here already but I can't seem to find it. I'm getting old.
Remember about a week or two ago I asked for help finding this album to download? Well, fortunately a dear friend came through for me....that would be MR EBAY......and I found this in my mailbox when I came home from work tonight! The fabulously swinging tune "Oh By Jingo" is tops on my playlist this week....if you dig flawless harmonies and unrelentingly swinging combos I think you will like that hip little number from the all-round swell album Beauty Shop Beat .
Monday, June 29, 2009
" The Impossibles were the biggest of thailand's western-style pop ('string') groups throughout the "import-substitution" craze of the 1970's. this 45 rpm e.p. collects the band's songs from the 1971 (พ.ศ. 2514) film of the same name, starring sombat methani, phetchara chaowarat and sangthong sisai. the songs run the gamut from smooth, harmonic ballads & wah-funk to a noisy drum-driven finale, featuring friends from the film! lots of fun to be had, in spite of the short runtime. "
available via monrakplengthai
" a collection of great music by thai people; ลูกทุ่ง (luk thung), ลูกกรุง (luk krung), หมอลำ (molam), various folk styles & others. most of these are taken from tapes that i found either in thailand or at home, in america."
We're blowing the whistle on six hours of recorded live radio broadcasts, full of sordid and confusing sounds! Yes, more SwaG! radio shows will now infect our children!
Go here to see, hear, for yourself!
Bryan's Lounge is doing its part to help stimulate the economy by offering a mess of swell production music tunes you might have heard at the local E. J. Korvette's or Woolworth's circa 1960. Although it has the effect of making me want to go out and buy some hair nets or some Tangee orange lipstick.
There's even a tune called Tater Tot Parade, damn I'm getting hungry!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Here are a few clips that capture the moment.
Let's play two............
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Seems like she ahould be backed by Billy Butlin on spoons and Sir Kenneth Clark on bass saxophone, but apparently it's really Marlene herself playing "Aloha Oe" on musical saw.
thanks to Rummage Through the Crevices
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Farrah had the hair:
The t&a show that had a pro-female message:
She only did one season. It seemed like she did more.
And the Poster.
She had a long and solid career, earning Emmy nominations for the Burning Bed, Small Sacrifices and The Guardian. She won a Golden Globe for Extremities, which she also appeared in Off-Broadway.
Rest In Peace, Farrah.
Anita Carter - Blue Doll (Flash Video 02:14). Johnny Cash claimed that she was "the greatest female country singer of them all." Also... Jim Reeves... Blue Boy (1958, RCA Victor 47-7266 .mp3 audio 02:12).
Bat Guano has managed to record and upload weekly three-hour SwaG! broadcasts for a year now.
Since he began this program after his release from a Red Chinese POW camp in 1953, Mr. Guano has seen many changes in broadcasting. The 78 rpm record gave way for the 33 1/3. Patti Page gave way to Wendy O. Williams. Video killed the radio star. Etc.
We hope that no matter what miracle invention or abomination to the ears comes along, Mr. Guano will be there to embrace it or ignore it or react with primitivistic paranoia. And we hope you of discerning tastes keep listening.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I thought Águas de Março was my favorite Elis Regina song, but now I'm not so sure.
seen at Bob + Dusty's Whirl-a-Go-Go
Boogie Woogie Flu offers a fascinating sound clip of legendary 1940s photographer Weegee speaking about the art of news and crime photography, from an album called "Famous Photographers Tell How".
Music and recognition for "Tent Show Queens", the unsung heroes of drag R & B at BeBop Wino and The Houndblog. Pictured above is Billy Wright, whose flamboyant act laid the groundwork for later artists such as Little Richard (who has named Wright as a major influence).
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Want to let the world know you're off-limits? Try these swell 1950s tips.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Just an ordinary Monday morning at Antwerp Central Station, three months ago.
stream in high quality
and I think the unedited version of one angle is even more spectacular:
For the curious ones: the making of
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Who knew Prince did Bollywood, you learn something new each day. The musical & dance fabulousity begins about 1:15 in. Thanks to Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill! for showing me the way to this vid.
Free drawing on the walls, without censorship at the The Sugar Factory May 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Jack Marshall wrote the theme to the Munsters....isn't that enough to get you to download this album of swingin' numbers? Even the River Kwai and Third Man themes are upbeat, the way the Good Lord meant them to be.
from Lounge Legends
[Thanks, and a twirl of the nipple tassels to The Junk Monkey.]
It started here and soon found its way here, yes, Squirt, the soft drink, had its very own LP. Grab it at the second link.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Animation by Mildred Pitt
A trip to 60's portuguese beat surf and garage rock.
"o bom do tuga tambem tem nuggets "
Compilation found via http://aaaaadaddddd.blogspot.com
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Everyone turns to PCL for the best and brightest from the world of celebrities, and what greater celebrity was there than WALTER BRENNAN. I have no idea why my imitation of Walter Brennan consists only of the phrase "Luke! The barn!" (much like the classic Cary Grant "Judy Judy Judy") but there you go. I will wait for a special time (such as "much later") to download and enjoy this down-home wholesome album from Stax o' Wax!, and I suggest you do the same, I imagine it is just dripping with good ol' country wisdom and pathos.
Producer of Life Behind Beards. A half hour documentary detailing one man's journey, along with a coterie of colorful (and hairy) companions in his quest to have the best beard competition NYC's money can buy. Humorous, but also insightful as to the attachment and emotion that serious beard growers develop. Available soon at the www.lifebehindbeards.com site, you can view the first trailer below: (More trailers soon.)
Donna Lethal found this great album cover at Stirred, Straight Up, With a Twist and I found a cut from the album here (listen, don't watch)....now I need the rest of the album! Who knows where I can download it?? The copies I've found are around $100. (yes, Donna, I've stepped on your toes yet again, but I need this album!)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The designers over at Wallpaper* are hosting a gallery of "type tart cards" -- variations on the venerable British tart cards, but each dedicated to a different typeface.
(Psst! Watch out for that Arial. She'll leave a mark!)
[via The FontFeed.]
I loves me some hippie monkeyshines and this little 1969 doped up doozy is a peach. A touch psycho-delicate, a wee bit proggy, and all freaky- this slab o weed whacked wax winds itself round yer yarbles like a PCP laced lemonade! I mean I digs it righteously! This pot powered pop is for you, Percy! Laid on ya by my beautiful brother at TYME-MACHINE. Search and find free-lovers!
A couple of great post WWII boogie numbers from Japan performed by--if you want to believe some random YouTube comment--Shizuko Kasagi. Go ahead, I'm just an ignorant American--educate me.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Think about it: "Ive Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" could be a song about a food source.
Why wait until Halloween for dorky Mummy, Frankenstein, and vampire music when it's available now at Bongos/Flutes/Guitars right now? But for my money, I prefer the Bingo cha cha, the take off on Les Baxter's Quiet Village, and the beatnik parody....they could even make a reading of the Beverly Hills telephone directory entertaining....and in fact that's the name of one of the songs.
I really love these great book covers from the 1940s, posted by Arboles muertos y mucha tinta, along with other interesting looking things. Though I think Bomba is going to get his ass whipped in the jungle, wearing all that lip rouge and eyeliner. And that depiction of primitive man is pretty accurate, I've seen pictures of Percy Trout before.
Since everyone loves a happy organ, it seemed fitting to post another Walter Wanderley album, even though I just linked to one about a week ago. This one from 18 Rodas is vocals and instrumentals, from 1967.
Monday, June 15, 2009
One of my favorite Janko Nilovic album ...
available at the wonderful music blog:
"Janko Nilovi is a pianist, poet and composer extraordinare from Montenegro who has lived in France since 1960. He is one of those musicians who devote themselves to music fanatically."Un Couple Dans La Ville" is a jazz/funk & female vocal scat enchantmen album,"
the Percy Trout hour
Super Fizz Sugar Pop
from all over the Globe.
June 15, 2009.
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
AND ... Download another show from the Archives.
This one from June 1, 2009:
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Grab a collection of calypso music c. 1930-40 featuring such legends as The Lion, Caresser, The Executor, and Atilla the Hun from Record Fiend.
If you would like to be as "with-it" as Rob and Sandy here, you can Watusi over to my place to do the Jerk with Sweet Betsy From Pike, dance the Monkey Mash in the Streets of Laredo, and get lots more groooovy hip versions of public domain favorites.
I know, you all read Fabulon and have already seen this, but I like it so much I'm reposting it anyway.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Commenters: I'll save you the trouble- "Why that lousy Banksy, he calls himself an artist, of all the nerve, that charlatan, grumble, grumble..."
I'm starting to think art, per se, is dead.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Head on over to FILM JUNK to see an excellent list of 14 other WWII movies to see to prepare yourself, including two of my all-time faves: "Play Dirty" and "The Big Red One".
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Frederick's of Hollywood Catalog - 1964
Originally uploaded by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?
Now, is this meant to be a depiction of the millionaire, or the gigolo rhumba teacher you hire after you've married the millionaire?
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Ghostly bloops and bleeps and otherworldly whines await you over at Post-Paranoiawhere this incredible three disc set descends from the ether to fill your home with dead people! Entitled Okkulte Stimmen (Occult Voices), it actually is quite the mood piece taken as a whole. Heck throw it on the player and tell your hipster friends it's the new record by Prurient or Wolf Eyes...they'll never know the difference!
Growing up, when my brother and cousins would be playing "Star Wars", I was Princess Leia. I even went as her for Halloween one year, complete with the "doughtnut" hairdo.
Star Wars has been a cultural influence and dissected to death.
That first trip to the movies helped to foster a love of cinema, both independent and mainstream. When the new set came out, I took my dad. I didn't want to see it with anyone else.
There's tons of great music to be found at Bermudezyezid Musica y Mas, such as the complete Tito Puente on 78s set, various interesting looking vintage mambo and cha cha albums, and the album that accompanies the image below, that admittedly looks like a piece of rancid braunschweiger...but it's el ritmo UPA UPA!! Do not disrespect the UPA UPA!
Monday, June 08, 2009
( May 2009 | 30min | .mp3 320kbps )
DOWNLOAD (right click and "save as") OR via Rapidshare
01-DAVID LINDUP - damsell in distress
02-DUNCAN LAMONT - dizzy in whistle
03-TONY KINSEY and PETE WINSLOW - bon voyage
04-DAVID SNELL - international flight
05-ENRICO ENTRA - puer nautus
06-JOHN CAMERON - liquid sunshine
07-SUPER EROTICO - le telephone
08-101 STRINGS - whiplash
09-JEAN BOUCHETY - taking off
10-A. MARI - round of the Brazil
11-BRUNO NICOLAI - Sabrina
12-PETER SARSTEDT - where do you go to (my lovely)
All my mixes are available here or via djnobreakfast.tumblr.com
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Trailer for Roger Corman's "A Bucket of Blood" (1959)
Instrumental music from the forthcoming 10 part Ergo Phizmiz radio-art cycle "The House of Dr Faustus". Composed, performed & produced by Ergo Phizmiz. Recorded 2007-2009, on the Isle of Wight, La Ferriere aux Etangs, La Noe de Fendrement, & Buckfastleigh.
(Instruments - Foot Harmonium, Indian Harmonium, Tenor Accordion, Toy Piano, Melodica, Balinese Xylophone, Violin, Viola, Banjo, Messiah Box, Ukulele, Euphonium, Harmonica, Voice, Acoustic & Classical Guitar, Bagpipes, Didjerydoo, Desk Bell, Mechanical Birds, Pixiphone, Horns, Recorder, Fife, Tibetan Flute, Kazoo, Autoharp, Cajon, Assorted Drums)
The image shows two angles on a 1920s "Joujouville" French puppet theatre piano, one of the reoccurring sounds on this collection.
The project is supported by Arts Council England, VentnorBlog.com, & Vaguely Marsupial Productions.
This collection is dedicated to James Nye / Jack Phoenix, without whose interaction and inspiration on the whole Faustus project this music would not have been made."
DOWNLOAD it for free via WFMU Free Music Archive
OK you heathen, reading blogs on the Sabbath that have taketh the Lord's name in vain countless times, off with you to hear the consequences of your blasphemy. Actually, I have no intention of listening to it either, but isn't it a great cover?
I'm watching this right now on my local LA channel 22.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
I've calmed down a bit now, thanks to some classic samba from Musique à la carte.....
video seen here , where there are many many awfulicious twist songs.....
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
I called my wife, and she said, "Was it a suicide, or was he, y'know, trying to get off?"
That about sums it up.....
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Mike Gregoire, Founder/Curator blocSonic.com says about this compilation:
"If you’re turned off by electronic music that merely rehashes tired formulas… with this netBloc release, don’t expect clichés… you won't hear any! This boundary-smashing, international, sonic journey through the world of netaudio packs in artists who come to you from Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, UK, and the US… how’s that for international!"
Check it out here!