Thursday, September 30, 2010
Marty Gold and His Orchestra plays 24 Pieces of Gold. Made available by Vinyl Lounge Hat.
The Breeze and I
Jean Philippe Blin Trio - What Matter Now? Available thanks to Quimsy's Mumbo Jumbo.
Tic Tac Des Sapopithèques
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Hundreds of recordings were made by His Master's Voice in Turkey and issued on 78 rpm records. Presented here are performances of Turkey's greatest artists recorded during that era, digitally remastered from the original metal parts" (quoted from the liner notes)
Shared by A Closet of Curiosities.
Kemani Haydar Tatliyay - Raks Bedia
And what a flight it is...
Monday, September 27, 2010
At Allen`s archive of early and old country music you'll get to listen to Voices Of Lynchburg.
"Moonshine - and other Natural Phenomena..."
(Personal reminiscences of whiskey-making in Moore County - both legal and otherwise.)
the Percy Trout hour
Monday Night (9-27-10)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
The description translates as:
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Thanks, Eegah!! and Tabonga!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I am lost. No idea at all. But maybe some of you out there has an idea?
"While going through old photos at my in-laws' house we came across photographs taken at the Alaskan US Army Air Corps base where my father-in-law was stationed at the end of WWII. Several of the photographs were taken during USO events.
She looks so familiar, but nobody could say for sure who she is. Sorry about the low quality, I was using an old pocket shooter. Thank you very much for any help you can offer in this matter."
Click starlet for a little bigger view
I'm supposed to be taking a self-imposed break from making new mp3 compilations...but when Michael Vee of the '60s MOSTLY UNCOMPED blog threw down the Bat-gauntlet, I was compelled to take up the challenge & put together the following mix. You can get Michael's fine collection of Bat-tracks here:
Uploaded by mrdantefontana666
(a tip of the hat to mrjyn)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Uploaded by grandprix1963
Any info on this fantasic video is appreciated
Edit: Thanks to B.D. we now know this is the Azerbaijani singer Polad Bülbüloğlu.
For children's carousels"
That's the moral of the beautiful Scott Walker song Copenhagen. And I guess those words are a nice way to sum up my feelings after the first ever big PCL summit.
When baikinange and yours truly (yes, that's mrdantefontana to you) met in Copenhagen this Friday it was only the second time ever I met somone befriended on the internets. It's not that I'm overly shy. It's just like that most people I've learned to know and love live far away in distant underdeveloped countries.
Don't you know that Sweden is the center of the world?
And another reason behind my obscurity is probably the fact that you all are crazy as hell and I don't want to get infected.
But let me tell you, Ange and I, had some swell hours.
It's difficult to describe my feelings because PCL has been such an important thing for me during the six years I have been doing this. Between 2004-2007 I blogged myself through hell and back again. The power suddenly left me in the dark. I had no visions, no urge, no stamina at all to make me continue what I started here. Though I still loved and cherished these pages I didn't have it in me no more. But friends come to the rescue.
First it was as guest bloggers - then as regular contributors.
I love you all for helping PCL continue it's mission. But most of all I love Ange for coming along almost adopting PCL, breathing new life into the old weary ghost.
Baikinange is now co-managing the blog with me. But, seriously, this blog is hers as much as mine. So it was a delight meeting this person describing herself so very refined and detailed: "I will be wearing black and I look sarcastic."
It turned out to be no problem.
We had alot to talk about, and we shared some good laughs. No photos were taken. Let me tell you we both dress in black and look sarcastic. Get the picture?
But this happened. It really did!
/Z aka mrdantefontana
Scott Walker - Copenhagen
Big Mouth (Willem Duyn Haarlem, 31 maart 1937 – Amsterdam, 4 december 2004) and Litte Eve (Ingrid Kup) give another example of extraordinary fine Dutch taste:
for today's Big Mouth click here
Really, doesn't that CD cover just tell you all you need to know? (Except maybe for the fact that they don't do songs by Elvis, but original songs about Elvis.) Go check out the sample tracks at Music For Maniacs right now. We'll still be here when you get back.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
How can one improve on a description like "Old Legendary Malay Horror Comedy"?
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Do we need to know more than the title? I think not.
Found at Third Island
Probably the best Pink Panther cartoon ever. Like groovy, man.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The most disturbing thing about this video is his hair.....
I had no idea that Amish men wore bonnets, nor did I realize they were able to get to space using only the batteries from a golf cart. Isn't knowledge a wonderful thing?
Album cover found at Yayo Salva Musical
Que amo pantalons cortos? Cosa nostra amo pantalons cortos!
A million laffs, terrific at parties....I'm not convinced, and probably no one else was when it came out, who's ever heard of the Wibbler?
Get it here at Junk Shop Juke Box.
Monday, September 20, 2010
I got this from a DVD by the www.wfmu.org DJ Dave the Spaz. A rather idiosyncratic production called 'The Best of Spazz TV' It starts as a bit of a jam with a collection of well known musicians then segues into a truly stunning dance number.
Slim Gaillard - piano, guitar
Slam Stewart - bass
Rex Stewart - trumpet
Elmer Fane - clarinet
Jap Jones - trombone
CP Jonstone - drums
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Rare small group session featuring Gloria Coleman (organ),Pola Roberts (drums), Grant Green (guitar), and Leo Wright (alto sax).
Found at Everytime We Say Goodbye
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Cumbia and plena done Very Very Well from Lito Barrientos.
From Ghost Capital, where there are many more interesting things to listen to.
Our female readers may want to pour a glass of wine, light a few candles and find some "private" time before playing this.
Interview with the legend is here: Sounds of Champaign
Via: Coisas do arco da Velha
Friday, September 17, 2010
The Discotheque at the end of the Universe is opening its doors again (weekly)
update 2010-10-8: this episode is offline
Zorch's Inner Sanctum has just posted a wonderful collection of early calypso music by Wilmoth Houdini including a song I've been looking for (for the title alone, but it's a great tune anyway):
Hot Dogs Made Their Name - Wilmoth Houdini
Best (and strangest) album by a blind vocal group from Brazil that you'll hear all day, guaranteed. I heard snippets from Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite, Popeye the Sailor Man, and the Laurel and Hardy theme, just to name a few.
Arara: Titulares do Rítmo
Olympic - Psychiatricky Prasek (1967)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
(This is an audio only clip. Sorry.)
Like any self-respecting nerdy kid in the late '70s, I lived and died with the original "Star Wars" trilogy. Meco's 1977 disco version of the "Star Wars" theme blew my 6-year-old mind when it came out, but somehow his 1983 follow-up version of the Ewok song from "Return of the Jedi" didn't cross my 12-year-old radar. If it had, I probably would have had a junior nerdgasm over it. But discovering it now as an adult, I can recognize it for the atrocity it is. Give it a try and at least try to stick around to the 3:52 mark when a rap by a bad C-3PO impersonator really sends it off the rails.
What can you possibly say about a Swedish cover version of a fake Hawaiian song, except that the Lord loves all his little children just the same, or so the Good Book says. Oh, and the Hep Stars don't want no bald headed woman, either.
Kana Kapila - The Hep Stars (1965)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
For all you Dogville fans comes this mash note from Everything is Terrible.
Monday, September 13, 2010
the Percy Trout hour
Monday Night (9-13-10)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
The Ondioline was capable of creating a wide variety of sounds. Its keyboard had a unique feature: it was suspended on special springs which made it possible to introduce a natural vibrato if the player moved the keyboard (not the entire instrument) from side to side (laterally) with their playing hand. The result was an almost human-like vibrato that lent a wide range of expression to the Ondioline. The keyboard was also pressure-sensitive, and the instrument had a knee volume lever, as well.
A few videos:
From I've Got A Secret an episode of co-inventor of the ondioline Jean Jacques Perrey. (thanks to JJP for posting this on fb)
See also this previous post on the subject.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Berlin Beat Bestes enriched my music collection with a bunch of dorky-amazing tunes--and now he's added one more, a quintessentially German twist song, which is always cause for celebration.
Sportpalast Twist - Werner Mueller
Hillbilly-Researcher is jammed packed with goodies like this ditty from Hil, Hal & Buck about a dim-witted cowpoke
"When it came to getting brains he got an IOU"
Album available thanks to Paul Durango here
The Natural Thing (1971) Brother Jack McDuff
from Masterpiece - Ex-Acorde Final
Lord knows I have no better way to spend my Sunday, so I think I'll tackle this little build you own theremin project from the April 1955 Popular Electronics. The "T-V" arms sticking out just gives the project a little more panache, don't you think?
Found by Francoise Poodle Wah-Wah
Saturday, September 11, 2010
See Lola and Gallagher?
They are skating to a surprise birthday party just for her.
Once they have made their arrival, Gallagher will smash a matching number of birthday cakes to the age she is turning. The crowd will love it. Lola and her show business cronies will be amazed.
I wish the cake smashing /surprise birthday thing was true but it is not.
And still, his act would not be funny.
(Insert sad clown face)
Happy birthday, Lola! High showgirl kicks and toothy smiles for you!
Mr. Blah Blah - Ray Barretto from On Fire Again (1963)
Meaty little jazz numbers from Dick Schory's Percussion Pops Orchestra, featuring a young Gary Burton on vibes, and Brubeck drummer Joe Morello.
Playboy's Theme (1963):
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
found by my FB video guru, Vinz Guyot....
"You're not funny clown!"
And because my adoring fans demand more, here's Binky.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
If you like this, don't forget to watch this one as well.
By the way, this link was sent to me by my collegue Ineke Vlogtman who owns one of the most beautifull voices I've ever heard and knows how to play this instrument like no-one else can.
Bad Postcards commemorates the 36th anniversary of Nixon's pardon with this horrible Dick-in-wax postcard. The only thing is needs to make it look more like tricky Dick is a five o'clock shadow. Thanks for the nightmares, Bad Postcards!
Dig the Pow! Pow! POWER! (as it says on the back cover) of Warren Kime and his "Brass Impact" Orchestra, as they goose up the traditionally understated song, "A Man and a Woman".
Yee-haw, it's an Ambush by the Outlaws!
Quick, name a song about an even-toed ruminant sung by a French girl in go-go boots.
Caribou - Chantal Kelly
Ion Suruchanu: Trandafir
Such joy for both of PCL's disco fans, the ultra rare, and deservedly so, disco tunes both Moldavian and Lithuanian.
Will Hay in Windbag the Sailor
Arthur Askey in Back Room Boy
Will Hay in Convict 99
Arthur Askey in Bees in Paradise
Arthur Askey in Ghost Train
I'd prattle on about their history and careers, but resources for that will hopefully be evident through the links provided. Instead just enjoy the comedy, IMHO underappreciated in their own country. We tend to rhapsodize about the Marx Brothers and W.C Fields, but Hay and Askey (along with Formby and others)were providing top notch comedy for the era that just never made it over here. Well, now, over here is the world.