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Thursday, September 30, 2010

24 Pieces of Gold

Marty Gold and His Orchestra plays 24 Pieces of Gold. Made available by Vinyl Lounge Hat.

The Breeze and I

What Matter Now?

Jean Philippe Blin Trio - What Matter Now? Available thanks to Quimsy's Mumbo Jumbo.

Tic Tac Des Sapopithèques

pantalones jeans WEST

Pink Elephants

From the album "Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films" (1988).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hawaiian Surf Ride

charity shop stuff shares Wout Steenhuis - Hawaiian Surf Ride.


Istanbul 1925

Istanbul 1925 - "presents a collection of legendary performers from one of the most exciting periods in Middle Eastern music. Belly dancing, folk music and classical styles were merged together, creating a sound that became the rage of Istanbul - a city situated literally at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The greatest cabaret singers, musicians, dancers and classical artists from various ethnic backgrounds - Turks, Armenians, Jews, Greeks and Gypsies lived in Istanbul, creating a musical style that dominated the city for more than half a century.
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

m.a.numminen - goes tech-no (Yes sir i can boogie cover)

Sara Carlson - Fly to Paradise.

And what a flight it is...

[via blowupdoll]

funny books for funky brats

Monday, September 27, 2010

Voices Of Lynchburg

" ... This was recorded at Lynchburg, Tennessee in the late 1970`s I`d say. Someone went down there and just recorded stories about the area from some local old timers. Of course, Lynchburg is famous for one thing mainly, the Jack Daniels distillery is there. ... "
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.)

Memphis Hot Spots

Bukka WhiteMemphis Hot Spots, available thanks to Route66sl.

Give Me an Old Old Lady

Listen to Percy Trout tonight!

the Percy Trout hour


Monday Night (9-27-10)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY



I'm not sure, did anyone post this one yet?

Erkki Liikanen - MEIÄ VEERA

The description translates as:
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Happy Birthday, Zacherley!

The Cool Ghoul turns 92 today, but he doesn't look a day over 483! I didn't grow up in Philidelphia., so I couldn't watch him doing his horror-host gig on TV, but I wore out the grooves on my Dinner With Drac 45:


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Help needed identifying WWII starlet!

Randy Haiman needs our help identifying a sweet lady from the past. This should be our speciality!
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

Holy BatCrap!


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:


Marlon and his Tahitian friends

Marlon Brando and Tahitian friends have fun at a UNICEF fund raising gala in Paris, France 1967.

Uploaded by mrdantefontana666

(a tip of the hat to mrjyn)

have you heard funkier?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Polad Bülbüloğlu - Shake

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.


"And our love is an antique song
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

Dum da DUMB Dum

Sleep deprived, jet lagged, battling keyboards with jøke lætters on them, ånd now I find out someone is reporting things I have posted on My Marginally Beloved Blog....so if you're looking for the posts featuring Jåye P. Mørgan or Buttøn Up Your Oværcoat you are SOL, they have been deleted. Fortunately I knew one day I'd get shut down, so this is just an imageless reminder that I will move to boufartique.blogspot.com when the axe falls. Is everyone behaving back at PCL Central when I am away?

Big Mouth & Little Eve-Yo Da Lay Dee

We, the magnificent Dutch people, had the first "Big Mouth"!
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

Filipino Elvi.

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.

RIP Fud Leclerc

Four-time Eurovision contestant Fud Leclerc has died.
The Belgian singer's 1962 entry "Ton Nom" received zero points and he was the first Eurovision performer to receive no points.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pusaka Pontianak

How can one improve on a description like "Old Legendary Malay Horror Comedy"?

The Kung Fu - The Lords of Percussion

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Yodeling Whistler

Do we need to know more than the title? I think not.

Found at Third Island

Don't Eat the Pink Acid.

Probably the best Pink Panther cartoon ever. Like groovy, man.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The most disturbing thing about this video is his hair.....

Amish in Space

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!

Wibbling, Anyone?

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?

Star Trekkin'

Get it here at Junk Shop Juke Box.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Love A' Go-Go

Connie Chan (Chan Pao Chu)

Slim and Slam

petefc writes:
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

Soul Sisters

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

Very Very Well

Cumbia and plena done Very Very Well from Lito Barrientos.

From Ghost Capital, where there are many more interesting things to listen to.

Don't Cry Little Girl

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

Hot Dogs Made Their Name

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

Titulares do Rítmo

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

Les Hou-Lops

Les Hou-Lops

Oh No

Three more songs here.

Psychiatricky Prasek

Olympic - Psychiatricky Prasek (1967)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yub Nub. Eee Chop Yub Nub.

(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.

Mixed Metaphors

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

Dogville Babylon.

For all you Dogville fans comes this mash note from Everything is Terrible.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kevin McCarthy 86 @ 96

NYT obit here.
Coolest pic ever here:

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!

the Percy Trout hour


Monday Night (9-13-10)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


Music lessons (3) The ondioline

From wikipedia:

The Ondioline is a vacuum tube-powered keyboard instrument, invented in 1941 [1] by the Frenchman Georges Jenny, a forerunner of today's synthesizers.

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:

First a vintage record demonstrating Georges Jenny's Ondioline tube-driven electronic instrument, an important but almost forgotten ancestor of the modern synthesizer. The uploader included English translation of the French-language narration in this video.

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

Sportpalast Twist

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

Henri Salvador - Le Martien (martian bop)

Hil, Hal & Buck

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"

Music lessons (2) bassology

Lesson two:

Willie Dixon


Album available thanks to Paul Durango here

Do the Natural Thing

The Natural Thing (1971) Brother Jack McDuff
from Masterpiece - Ex-Acorde Final

Rock Candy:

Sunday Project

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

Lola and Gallagher On Wheels

(c. 1979)

Today is the birthday of Las Vegas legend and entertainment "triple-threat" - Lola Falana.
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!

Moon Goons

Janet Lennon Digs the Watusi

Mr. Blah Blah

Mr. Blah Blah - Ray Barretto from On Fire Again (1963)

The Dynagroove King Gently Swings

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

Le Hanky Panky

My poor little doggie had a mishap and got this great collection of Hanky Panky songs dedicated to him. He's one hep cat.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Formica, C'est Formidable!

found by my FB video guru, Vinz Guyot....

Shakes The Clown - 1991

Let's dumb it down with the trailer for "Shakes The Clown".

"You're not funny clown!"

And because my adoring fans demand more, here's Binky.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

You can tell it's Mattel

I did have toy guns myself as a child, but I didn't get them from my parents. Uncles and aunts gave them as birthday presents. My dad hated toy weapons, because of what they represented and when I had hit my brother on the head with a plastic riffle he took the opportunity to throw them all in the water, with the words: guns don't belong in kids hands, not in anyone's hand. Nowadays I'm very proud of him because of that, but of course his action was less appreciated by me at that time.

If you like this, don't forget to watch this one as well.

Music lessons, part one: swing

I'm not sure how long this series will last, but let's give it another try to exert my obsession to teach people about music the online way. I will do my best to find a few guest teachers on youtube a.o.. The first one is Artie Shaw. He'll teach you everything there is to know about swing, at least according to Artie Shaw. Please pay attention to the vocal art of Helen Forrest (April 12, 1917 – July 11, 1999) at 4:08 and the fantastic piece of 'call response' right before crossing the finish.
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.

Ford Pardons Nixon

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!

Watch for Flying Brass

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!

Thundering Hooves

Quick, name a song about an even-toed ruminant sung by a French girl in go-go boots.

Caribou - Chantal Kelly

More Disco Than You Can Shake a Fist At

Ion Suruchanu: Trandafir

Such joy for both of PCL's disco fans, the ultra rare, and deservedly so, disco tunes both Moldavian and Lithuanian.

UK Humor (Humour) Fest at archive.org

Arthur Askey
Will Hay

Archive.org has started to list Arthur Askey and Will Hay films. Both are great and the kind of films that beg the question of "Why no US distribution?" It's not like there's a wealth of exclusively understood-only-by-the-British references. I will say that for once when I went to archive-org to look them up, (ex: Askey and ex: Hay)I was not presented with endless garbage occluding my search as is so often the case. So, yay.

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.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Highlights of the PCL Pool Party

Labor Day marks the official end of summer, so naturally at PCL the Americans insist upon a final pool party. We are all still Letkiss-crazy, can't get enough of our Finnish friends dance! And neither can these folks who were apparently inspired by my original post.

The Ghost of Frederick Douglass as a Hair Consultant

Monday, September 06, 2010

Austin City Lights

Maybe we've had this before on PCL but just in case we haven't. It's from the public access TV show "Austin City Lights". I remember seeing this clip about five years ago and it still haunts me.

More from the show.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Got a Penny, Benny?

Mona Lisa Nat and King Cole Trio Nat, two entirely different people.

Anyone else feel their blood pressure return to normal when they listen to the King Cole Trio?

The Klutzy Call-Girl

The klutzy Call-Girl via Farbror Sid's entry Hanging on the Telephone… 15.

Clunk Click

A friend asked me about Jimmy Savile and one of things I showed him was this:

There's even a special "Clunk Click for Ladies."

Space-Age Fishing

Complete Angler 1958?
Originally uploaded by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?

The future for fisheries looks bright indeed....