PCL LinkDump: Audio / Visual findings on a more or less regular basis.
(Most Frequent) Labels:


Friday, November 30, 2007

Lou Shabner (pin up artist)

(Lou Shabner)

Harlem Hamfats

Who can resist the temptation of such musical tidbits such as "Let's Get Drunk and Truck", "We Gonna Pitch a Boogie Woogie", "Weed Smoker's Dream", and "My Garbage Man"? From 1936, find the earliest recordings of the Harlem Hamfats at the rich treasure lode of freebies that is El Diablo Tun Tun.

Black History Through Magazines

Very nice collection of scans from vintage magazines depicting African-American life through the eyes of various magazines of the times.

From the author, vieilles_announces Flickr page

"These scans come from my rather large magazine collection. Instead of filling my house with old moldy magazines, I scanned them (in most cases, photographed them) and filled a storage area with moldy magazines. Now they reside on an external harddrive. I thought others might appreciate these tidbits of forgotten history.

I have no political agenda. I am simply displaying a "slice" of the Social History of people of color in the 20th century as recorded by popular periodicals."

New York Fall 1974

I've been waiting for this Anthony Braxton album to be re-released on CD...well, not since Fall 1974, but damn near. Enjoy listening to the stunning ensemble work on Side 1 Cut 1: Anthony Braxton, alto sax; Kenny Wheeler, trumpet; Dave Holland, bass; Jerome Cooper, drums. When I can afford a new turntable I'll do the rest of the album.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Johnny's Barf Bags

There may be bigger and more established websites of airsickness bag collections (EDIT: such as the Airsickness Bag Virtual Museum), but I choose to link to Johnny's Barf Bags, maintained by the guy who left a message for me on my last.fm site saying he found my blog via a search for the bawdy sea chantey "Good Ship Venus", which makes him A-OK in my book. There is also a mildly amusing interview of him on his site from an Israeli TV show in which the chipper reporter tries to make the best of a subject she is clearly confused by.

Download another Percy Trout hour!

the Percy Trout hour

from all over the Globe!

Download another show from the Archives
(this one from November 26, 2007):

Part 1

Part 2

the Italian Spiderman

This is too amusing.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I Love Lucy

But apparently the archivists at Jamestown, NY's Prendergast Library love her even more, presumably because it's her home town.

Sucky navigation, but lots of interesting tidbits, such as childhood photos and wire service obituaries, all mixed in with some non-Lucy stuff, too.

All pics = link

Monster Museum

Flickr user Zombophoto's delightfully obsessive Monster Museum takes up the third bedroom of his house (and not his parents basement as one might imagine). He admits they are not the greatest photos, but I give him a free pass because he seems to be channeling his energies into creating those perfectly synchronized chorus lines of Frankenstein monsters and Creatures from the Black Lagoon.

Bad Karma

As a further introduction to the Yuma lifestyle, I have been a huge fan of the music of Warren Zevon for the past twenty some odd years. His lyrics and music have been a source of inspiration and a guiding light over this time frame. It's time to share this passion with the PCL legions.

To start let's venture back to the early 90's and this video gem:
Searching for a Heart

They say love conquers all. Can't start it like a car, you can't stop it with a gun.

Disorder In The House featuring one of the great blistering guitar solo's of all time courtesy of The Boss

I'm scrawled across the davenport of despair

From the My Ride's Here CD

Official site is Warren Zevon
More WZ stuff is at Zevon Fan Page

Warren passed away in 2003 of lung cancer. In his last televised interview with David Letterman when the diagnosis was a fait accompli, his advice and words to all were to "Enjoy Every Sandwich". Amen.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I Have Crawled out of the Woodwork with a Cool New Termite

This blog was mentioned back in October by Phantom of the Radio; I need to reinforce your going there. NOW.

This is why we blog:

So is this:

and this:

I once met a hippie girl who said rainbows made her smile inside.

Deadlicious makes me squirm with envy and brain juice.

One other thing: go look at my guest posts at The *&^ Perfect #$% American $#^&

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!

the Percy Trout hour

from all over the Globe!

Listen to a BRAND NEW SHOW TONIGHT (November 26, 2007)!

from 8pm to 10pm EST-USA.

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, Ky.

Listen Online

Weird Jailhouse Art (1947)

" Never Again swear drunks who wake up in the Galena, Ill., jailhouse. For there in front of their eyes is the gosh-awful biggest snake they ever saw. Ana wrapped around a pink elephant, too. Jailer George Herman says the scheme may not be scientific, but it works. He’s thinking of adding an octopus."
Blog Modern Mechanix

Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's Alive!

Harry Stephen Keeler

HARRY STEPHEN KEELER (1890-1967) is one of the strangest writers who ever lived. In his time, he was pegged as a mystery novelist who also wrote some science fiction. Today, if you've heard of him at all, it's as the Ed Wood of mystery novelists, a writer reputed to be so bad he's good.

Some typical Keeler situations:
*A man is found strangled to death in the middle of a lawn, yet there are no footprints other than his own. Police suspect the "Flying Strangler-Baby," a killer midget who disguises himself as a baby and stalks victims by helicopter. (X. Jones of Scotland Yard, 1936)
*A disgruntled phone company employee calls every man in Minneapolis, telling him the morning papers will name him as the secret husband of convicted murderess Jemimah Cobb, who runs a whorehouse specializing in women with physical abnormalities. (The Man With the Magic Eardrums, 1939)

Yet another part of Keeler's charm is his unmitigatedly bad titles: Finger, Finger!, The Yellow Zuri, The Amazing Web, Find the Clock, and The Face of the Man From Saturn.

I have just finished reading The Case of the Crazy Corpse which features a mind-numbing plot involving a corpse discovered at the bottom of Lake Michigan. The body is unusual in that the bottom half is a Negro man and the top half is a Chinese woman who are joined together by some sort of greenish glue.

If that scenario floats your boat, check out these links:
Harry Stephen Keeler Home Page
HSK Society

A Roll Up

Hey kids!

mrdantefontana is back!

Ok, I know you haven't missed me that much and I'm not even sure I will post much in the nearest future either.
I just wanted to tell you all that I am alive.
And I'm also back to deliver good news for all rockers out there.

My friends, the seriously hard hitting howlers, Apa State Mental (their MySpace page where you real soon will receive information on how to acquire their debut CD internationally), is here with an album straight out of the darkest and most animalistic corners of Malmö City by night.
They're loud, they're angry, and they're hungry. Not even banana bribes will keep their mouthes shut in their dedicated quest loudmouthing rock and roll back to where it belongs: the neon lit urban swamps.
Or as they state themselves: "Bringing a jungle beat to the folks on the street".
Well, until this fine album is world wide available and the full schedule for their world tour is released please say hello to them over at their MySpace page and give them some love.
'Cause despite their attitude and the almighty-Kong-confidence they are howling down your ear - deep down inside they are just a bunch of friendly and sometimes insecure beings struggling with everyday life in the animal kingdom.
Though sometimes inspired by Mark E. Smith - they are not him.

Cheers! See you around later.

/Z aka mrdantefontana

Thursday, November 22, 2007

What's down and what's up?!!

I'm beginning to believe YouTube is reading PCL LinkDump and removing every single film posted! It's great that the blog has readers but...That's not nice!

Aha! They listened ;) to my critique. Now the video posts are suddenly available?! What's goin' on I don't know but, well, goodie, anyway.

Bikinirama models - das model ( messer chups cover version )

Uploaded by 2000MAT
From Messer Chups latest album Zombie Shopping (2007) Solnzerecords

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Vintage Transfer Books

Awesome vintage transfer books via Shine Gallery, perfect stocking stuffer, if you're into that sort of activity.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lee Hazlewood - The Nights

Barton Lee Hazlewood (Mannford (Oklahoma), july 9 1929 - Las Vegas (Nevada), august 4 2007)

The Cousins - Kana Kapila (1961)

Uploaded by Thundernest.(check the Spotnick's videos he uploaded).

The Cousins come from Belgium and had been very popular in the early 60's. THe song Killy Watch in 1961 starts their career, they had been touring in Africa and later Argentina and finally the band had broken up in 1967 with a last concert in Belgium.
You can download this song here from an excellent "vinyl sharity" blog i've just discovered : Flash Athletic (blog in french)
Kana Kapila by The Cousins is also featured on Jungle Exotica vol.1 a compilation released in 2000 on Crypt Records
(Trivia) ...
A rock n' roll surf band from my hometown The Orientals had made a cover of this song in 2001.

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood "Jackson"

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood "Jackson" (Video)
Via the legendary Bedazzled.tv

Cambodia Pulp

In case you're not up on the literary scene in Cambodia, follow this link to some deliciously lurid and garish pulp paperback covers from Webbed Feet, Web Log.

Reckless Nights & Turkish Twilights

After committing the faux pas in an earlier post of referring to Carl Stalling as the composer (rather than arranger) of much of the music heard in Warner Brothers cartoons, I felt compelled to link to this collection of remastered music from the Raymond Scott Quintette (which was actually comprised of six musicians--all righty then, Ray!) the actual composer of such instantly recognizable tunes as Powerhouse and Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals. Check out the wild little number "The Penguin"--Scott could wreak havoc with time signatures and still make the band swing like crazy, not an easy feat.

via dubbinainteasy

and check out the band in all its 1940s glory backing a snappy befeathered pair of tap dancin' fools:

The Beat

Before the unfortunate collaborations with McCartneys and string quartets and Burt Bacharach, before knocking up Diana Krall, even before his misguided comments about Ray Charles, this is what Elvis C. was all about. Thanks to another brick in the lol for the reminder.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Honeycombs in Pop Gear

The Honeycombs in Pop Gear (Flash Video 06:25). "...This Honeycombs performance is taken from the film Pop Gear (1965, directed by Frederic Goode). Includes Have I The Right and Eyes." Honey Lantree on drums.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

You Shoulda Bopped

1947 Dizzy Gillespie big band. You know Dizzy never beeped when he shoulda bopped....

Stupor Duck

If you've ever seen a Warner Brothers cartoon, then you know the music of composer Carl Stalling. I remember being in another room when my kids were small, and realizing just how great the music soundtracks were on those vintage cartoons. So when The Carl Stalling Project was released back in 1990, it soon became one of my favorite CDs.
Sluggo from Dinosaur Gardens also loves The Carl Stalling Project.....but was lucky enough to have bought the cassette version, which contained a bonus track, Stupor Duck. He has not only made the missing cut available for download, he also lets you know where it appeared on the cassette, so if you have the MP3s on your hard drive, you can re-create the original playlist.

Shopping with Louis Jordan

I can't ever get enough Louis Jordan....this 1940s video is one I'd never seen before. It's sorta weak....but it's LOUIS, and that's enough for me.

If you need more obscure Louis sides visit I'm Learning To Share...there's so much on the site I just discovered the 1960s Louis music that was posted months ago.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hello Dere!

As the winter winds blow here in Western New York, thoughts turn to a warm hearth and the comedic stylings of Marty Allen

"Marty Allen is one of the most versatile performers in show business. He has worked solo as a comedy headliner in nightclubs and as a dramatic actor in TV roles. He often presents a comedy-music-dance show with singer-composer Karon Kate Blackwell. His friendly "Hello Dere" greeting is known and imitated by fans throughout the world.

During the 1950s, Marty worked in many of the top nightclubs in the country as opening act for established stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme and many others, including the legendary Nat "King" Cole. It was during this time that he became part of the great comedy team of Allen & Rossi."

Here's a clip from the epic: Last of the Secret Agents featuring the film's theme song from Nancy Sinatra

Lucky Heart Cosmetics

A recent junking expedition yielded this great 1944 calendar page advertising Lucky Heart cosmetics. At this time in the company's history they were involved in the war effort as well, using their facilities to produce insecticide powders to be used overseas.
The amazing site Lucky Mojo (where the 2 images below were found) provided me with more information than I had hoped to unearth--apparently the company manufactured hoodoo products in the 1920s and 30s as well as a line of cosmetics.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Dumont Television

Not quite as great as the barber shop clock below, is my Dumont television clock. Dumont was a TV network from the late 40s until its demise in 1956.

Dumont Station ID:

and a clip from a long running Dumont TV series, CAPTAIN VIDEO....AND HIS VIDEO RANGERRRRRRRRRS.......

Hair Tonic

Excellent collection of Cali Barber shop pics here: Hair Tonic's Flickr site

Pocket Brushes......way cool.

I'd kill for this clock

The Fibonaccis - purple haze

A weird Jimi Hendrix' Purple Haze cover by the californian art rock band from the 80's : The Fibonaccis
Uploaded on YouTube by the keyboard player : John Dentino

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hipster's Hardware

From the Hipster's Hardware Emporium, Jack Fascinato's Music From a Surplus Store. lounge jazz music punctuated by tools and other implements. Thanks to Xtabay's World via Oddio Overplay for the share.