Friday, July 31, 2009
OK, so I like this great album cover of this Venezuelans album by Sans Souci just a little bit better than the music, so what of it?
Caption: January 23, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Midget." News item, Jan. 20: "The first organized touring Coolidge Marching Club to work for the nomination of the president comes to Washington Sunday morning. It is composed of 25 European midgets, headed by I.S. Rose, New Englander and impresario. The midgets wear buttons and ribbons on which is inscribed 'Coolidge 1925.'"
via Shorpy. (whose intrepid readers even ID'd our fashionable little smoking person.)
From the makers of the upcoming Indonesian Slasher "Macabre"
Thursday, July 30, 2009
the Percy Trout hour
Download another show from the Archives.
This one from July 27, 2009:
No, it's not a top-level meeting at PCL HQ. But it is an Italy/Mexico/Hong Kong co-production that comes to us via the Shaw Brothers and AIP, so you know it has to be good.
[via Wrong Side of the Art.]
1966 hijinks from the T-Bones 'n' Friends.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sammy Davis Jr. kicks this SwaG! broadcast off with a kickin’ “Perdido”!!! Doo-beeyo-beeyob-ba-doot! This song pokes a hole in your gut and sticks in a glass eye! And dances frantically but sophisticatedly on the empty stage that is your stupid little malnourished hipster soul. And makes you know his “scat.”
And that is followed by three hours of other songs.
Here is where you can find recorded SwaG! broadcast.
BUT WAIT! There's more! We have TWO MORE SwaG! recorded broadcasts, a total of SIX HOURS of audio entertainment, that we forgot to post previously on the PCL LinkDump. Featuring artwork stolen from PCL LinkDump. Enjoy!
There doesn't seem to be a Snidley Whiplash in sight in the arcade version of "Saw Mill", just some guys.....making sawdust. (click on each pic to see it bigger)
The Thimble Theater. They Dance. The enthusiasm is infectious.
You tell me your "Toothpick Fantasy" and I'll tell you mine.
Whoa! Maybe I spoke too soon...anyone got change for a buck?
If you can't find a bio on wikipedia, or a picture in Google images, where CAN you find it? If you're looking for info about Miami singer/actress/recording artist/radio host Peppy Fields, you will want to start at Cotton Candy Truant where Dusty S., the Charlie Chan of the blogspot world, shares the details of what she dug up about Peppy's career. So the answer is, if it's not easily found, maybe you have to do a little digging and put it out there yourself.
The Specials AKA - Gangsters (1979 2 Tone TT1 flash video 02:54). Gangsters was released on July 28, 1979 - 30 years ago today. "...Bernie Rhodes knows Don't Argue."
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Here's Betinho e Seu Conjunto to help PCL celebrate its 2 millionth hit that happened recently....THANK YOU to all of our regular readers, and here's to millions more.
Monday, July 27, 2009
the Percy Trout hour
Monday Night (7-27-09)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Perhaps at this very moment you are contemplating purchase of the new-for-1974 SynthaSwinger 1700 organ from Kimball. Then you will surely be interested in the Kimball organ demo record designed to convince you that the built in rhythm machine and dramatic effects will provide you with many hours of entertainment, not to mention instant popularity.
The awesome Peter Hannan posted this one on Facebook...I wonder if he knows where I can buy me one of those "Hep" crowns?
Read his story and download the single here.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Here's the film's opener. Note, this is the talkie remake directed by Jack Conway, but just as good.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Not how I pictured him at all.........we could be twins.
Click on "Who's Sebastian?" Now we all know what he does for a living...... medicine.
Disclaimer: I don't even know what this stuff is......
How have I managed to miss the fabulous 's marvelous distro blog until now? (answer: I live under a rock.) I have been downloading from there like a mad eedjit for the last half hour and am now enjoying music from Caterina Valente, an odd marimba band, some Cuban rhumba, and the album pictured above, an album of sixties pop music versions of Japanese songs. I'll be back regularly.....
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Are you ready for an exotic musical trip to Maghreb in the 70's?
Listen to this Algerian Proto-Rai Underground compilation, i am sure you will love it!
Available via aaaaadaddddd
It's just a collection of classic, classy big band sides from one of the best of his era, Richard Maltby....and if you're planning way ahead for your Halloween mix, there's a fun little number "Rockin' Ghost" that's sure to please. Get it here.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Italian sex comedy posters featuring Edwige Fenech found at The Control Room.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
From the liner notes of Jerry Rayson's "The Weird Thing in Town":
“In this album I only use three sounds instead of all of them and three languages with African accents. The music of it is called primitive soul music...If you enjoy the new and the weird, this is for you.”
The album references boogaloo and limbo, journeys into space, with time out for an extended anti-junkie and -hobo rant. Acid Archives called Jerry Rayson's "Weird thing In Town" "...spaced out fringe folk with unusual inner-city vibe and Puerto Rican tangents."
Sunday, July 19, 2009
If I had the time and money to go to London, I would surely visit this exceptional display of wax anatomical models on display July 30-August 18 at the Wellcome Collection museum. Visit their website and you can have a little interactive playtime with their Anatomical Venus.
You can find a wealth of information about the Remington record label and its great looking cover art here.
The above record,featuring early sides of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie backing a second-rate blues singer can be found here.
Your Future Husband
Originally uploaded by Namey McNamerson
"Your future husband will be a nudist cult doctor, so you will not have much trouble, like ordinary women do, about dressing in fashion. The old idea of having nothing to wear will be true with you. You will ramble under the trees, and live on nuts and berries, and will not have to be bothered with even a fig leaf for either yourself of your eight little bare cubs. Be careful of the poison ivy."
This appears to be some sort of fortune-telling card from an arcade....if this is what the future holds, I'd rather not know, thanks....
Great Yugoslavian calypso, mambo, and cha cha...but who knows, maybe there's stuff even better than this! From Starog gramofona.....Highlight: the 1962 song "Toni, Toni!" by Marjana Deržaj i Kvartet Melos.
Petr Novak - Divky z perel
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Experimental music CAN be fun, so says bravo juju.
Friday, July 17, 2009
You thought I was gonna say "Peppermint Twist," didn't ya? It's because it sounds an awful lot it like but it sure takes a strange turn ...
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Jody Miller - Queen Of The House (Flash Video 02:54). Wigged out Scopitone of JM's answer to Roger Miller's 'King Of The Road'.
Lovely late 50s samba-pop music from Dóris Monteiro, courtesy of Bossa Brasileira. I dug Meu Tema and Moncinho Bonito the best.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I won't stop for a million bucks.
The night disco died and was "blown up, real good...."
It was held between games of a twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. During the event, rowdy fans surged onto the field, and a near riot ensued. It would ultimately prove to be one of the most notable promotional ideas and one of the most infamous since "Ten Cent Beer Night" in Cleveland in 1974. The event is regarded as the culmination of a backlash against disco music that had an effect on the decline of the genre.
The turnout for this promotion far exceeded all expectations. Management was hoping for a crowd of 12,000, about the double the average for a Thursday night game that year. But an estimated 90,000 turned up at the 52,000 seat stadium. Thousands of people climbed walls and fences attempting to enter Comiskey Park, while others were denied admission. Off-ramps to the stadium from the Dan Ryan Expressway were closed when the stadium was filled to capacity and beyond.
White Sox TV announcers Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall commented freely on the "strange people" wandering aimlessly in the stands. Mike Veeck recalled that the pregame air was heavy with the scent of marijuana. When the crate on the field was filled with records, staff stopped collecting them from spectators, who soon realized that long-playing (LP) records were shaped like frisbees. They began to throw their records from the stands during the game, often striking other fans. The fans also threw beer and even firecrackers from the stands.
One of my favorite sports moments of all time. This short clip was released at the 25th anniversary of the event. It's now been 30 years. Let's play ball.
Your ever present sports reporter - J. Yuma
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Bill Plummer And The Cosmic Brotherhood is a great West Coast Psychedelic/Jazz Sitar album!!!"
This album is shared by Dj Fanis via hippy-djkit.blogspot.com
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday Night (7-13-09)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
Sunday, July 12, 2009
My friends, Apa State Mental, with their first video from their new album The Reunited Heavy Metal States of Apa State Mental. Videos doesn't have to cost much to kick ass.
Best scene from "The Loved One"....possibly best movie scene ever....
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I picked up this goodie on ebay from one of my favorite films. If you haven't read it and seen it, I can't recommend it enough - especially now, with the death of you-know-who.
Girl groups and accordions, who could ask for anything more. Thrift Store DJ understands their importance, and offers the fine album "Accordiana" with Charles Magnante & the Mullen Sisters.
Friday, July 10, 2009
[via WFMU's Beware of the Blog.]
Let's all raise a cup of Übersee-Kaffee to toast the talents of the lovely CHRISTINA whose promotional coffee rumba and tribute to Hamburg can be found at Brotbeutel.
There are two other promotional records on the same blog which make me wish I had studied German in school-- "Onkel Tuca's Lieder und Abenteuer aus dem Bananenparadies" (songs about bananas) and a flexidisc about buying underwear.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
the Percy Trout hour
Download another show from the Archives.
This one from June 15, 2009:
1960s Hungarian toy commercial, seen on Dann V.'s Facebook page.....
This is a bit of American history I did not know, courtesy of the liner notes of Roscoe Holland's 1961 album, For a Piece:
Here, in this sultry sex-loaded album, is ample proof why Roscoe is the ribald rage of Alaska and one of the most explosive forces that brought the 49th state into the Union.
After listening to the album you'll surely see how such classic party songs as "Stick Out Your Can, Here Comes The Garbage Man", and the flatulent tale of "Foul Mule Train" were a major reason that Alaska was granted statehood.