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Monday, January 31, 2011


This is the Swedish rock and roller Jerry Willliams and his band The Violents doing "Just The Same (Chi-Bi-Do-Wam)" in 1963.
Clip taken from the Swedish cult movie 'Åsa-Nisse och tjocka släkten'

Uploaded by grandprix1963

Kane's Cousins

Why Don't You Go Love Yourself - Kane's Cousins
From the 1969 album UnderGum BubbleGround, found here.

Image and background info from Southern Garage Bands.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Twisting The Night Away

My life is in shambles. It's Saturday night and I'm immersed in obscure twist recordings of " The Man On The Flying Trapeze" and "Sweet Rosie O'Grady". Sigh...... Join me, will ya?

"Fats and The Chessman" are the culprits here and listed as the official band of record.

Via: Way Out Junk

Saturday, January 29, 2011

this lady, this car ...

Sid Bass - Sound and Fury

Thanks to recordo obscura.
Download link.

Yippee Yeh

Who doesn't love a good old fashioned cowboy tune such as Yippee Yeh Tamoré:

You can get it at Il Twist a Capri

The Secret by The Creed Taylor Orchestra

Now this is strange ... a classic melody by Jean Sibelius arranged in a lounge way with echoing voices...

Friday, January 28, 2011

history of computer graphics (1972)

Retro about retro!
Here's a computer graphics retrospective dating from 1972, as if the pinnacle of technology had been attained.

The Louvin Brothers - I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby

The Louvin Brothers - I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby (Flash Video 02:07). RIP: Charlie Louvin.

I LIKE it ...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"There's A Brown Girl In The Ring"

A little Lord Invader (not to be confused with Lord Intruder). Perfect for these gray winter daze.

via: boyjohn


If the idea of "Red River Valley" sung by a guy with a Yiddish accent doesn't provoke automatic giggles, then don't bother going to Big Ten Inch Record for an inspirational collection by Mickey Katz.  I myself am currently digging "Mississippi Schmootz". 

7" Extravaganza

Miscellaneous 45s from my collection. Tip O' thee iceberg. More to come in the future.

Lee & Paul - National Pastime

Download the zipped file here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Boa Constrictor Ate My Wife Last Night

We rarely review CDs here at PCL just because, well, we're too busy running around finding junk to amuse you. But when Heathen Angel Todd Westover (ex-Bellrays) contacted us about reviewing Simon Stokes' latest CD, who could say no? Not me. "Stokes is loved by outsiders, biker rockers, folk enthusiasts and social workers across the continent" says part of the press release and I'm at least one of those (you guess.) When I posted a pic of me and Simon at one of his gigs last summer a friend wrote incredulously, "THE Simon Stokes? Nighthawks? Black Whip Thrill Band Simon Stokes?!" Yes, the same one. Could there be another? "Miniskirt Blues/Flower Children" Simon Stokes?" made even more famous by The Cramps and Iggy? Yes, THAT one. Who could make it up? Not me.

It's sort of a given that I would-and I'm guessing many PCL'ers will also-like any record with songs like ""Hanging Out With Cretins," "Down for Death," and the incredible opener "Hey You," (seeing him do these live, while people passed around Salvador-Dali melting-clock cupcakes, children running underfoot as balloons hovered in the air, while a menacing sunglasses-clad Simon paused to give two fingers to the audience, was, as he would put it in his own words, "Stranger Than Fiction." I wondered just what sort of dreams those kids had.)

If you're lucky, you too, will have them. You can have a listen and buy from cdbaby or itunes so do it. Or you'll be depriving yourself "One Night of Sin," and much, much more.
PS. There's some techno DJ out there named "Simon Stokes" (the nerve!) so don't get confused by on youtube. He does not look like this.

The Australian Jazz Quintet - The Three Penny Opera

Mack the Knife

Thanks to think too much jazz for the rip.
Download it here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

workin in the coal mine goin down down down

A Man From the Coal Mine - Os Keepers

From Musica dos Anos 60

Evinha - More More More

For more more more check out this song and pretty much the whole Eva 2001 album.

Temptation by Esquivel and his Orchestra

Hollywood Palace-Ready "Hair"

It's one thing to hear the homogenization and Velveeta-ization of counterculture music by Anita Kerr or the Alan Copeland Singers, but here we see Hair composer Galt MacDermot bastardizing his own work, with comic results. It's all good to go for Dean Martin's Golddiggers or the Hollywood Palace chorus!

Had the Welkian-sounding chorus done the "prisoners in niggertown" line of 3-5-0-0 I would have included that, but instead you get Walking in Space.

 Hair Pieces - Galt MacDermot

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Walk Through the Dukedom

Do you love The Duke of Earl as much as I do? Then head over to Probe! Is Turning on the People for A Walk Through the Dukedom. Oliver Twist meets The Duke of Oil by Rod McKuen? Yep, it's there.

When electronica and death metal collide like lovers on a bed of thorns.

Truly amazing video directed by Matthew Robinson.

Jogger - Nephicide:

Uploaded by LectureFilms

(thanks to Johan Jacobsson)

Camp Records

Spanish Bar Fly by Byrd E. Bath

from a huge collection of very gay music from the Camp Record label. From  Queer Music Heritage found by Brad Yost. Mr. Dante Fontana first mentioned it on this blog in 2004, it's time to re-visit!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Door-to-door gynecologist rings the bell and says, "At your cervix!"

Selected pages from the 32 page book, Pardon My SEX, Doctor by Vic Herman. There's no publication date, but it appears to be either the late 50s or early 60s. 

During a career as a cartoonist, illustrator, author, teacher and painter, Vic Herman created many advertising characters such as "Elsie the Cow" for the Borden Company, "Johnny" for Philip Morris, "Winnie the Wac" for the United States Navy, and "Sad Shad" for Johnson & Johnson. He was the author of over 52 books and had cartoons and magazines in many national magazines. He was also a teacher for the Boards of Education in Los Angeles and San Diego. Source: "Who's Who in American Art", 1993-1994, p. 519

The luckiest woman who ever lived

"In Spanish, Rubirosa means a red rose, but to me it's a black eye," she said, adjusting a big black patch over her right eye. "He said to me, 'If you do not marry me now I will marry Barbara Hutton.' I said, 'That is a smart idea.' He said, 'Why won't you marry me?' and I said, 'If I must tell you the truth, I am in love with George.' [This refers to George Sanders, the actor. George and Zsa Zsa are in the midst of getting a divorce. "She is discarding me like a squeezed lemon," George says.] And so then Rubi hits me. I am the luckiest woman who ever lived. He might have broken my head or my nose.… A man only beats a woman if he loves her. I always loved George, the love of my life. After our divorce, George and I will be beaus." Rubirosa denied that he had proposed to Zsa Zsa, recently anyway. Miss Hutton, when asked to comment on Zsa Zsa's announcements, said, "I am a lady."

"Psycho" - Eddie Noack

And the hits just keep coming........

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marianne Faithfull / Hier ou demain (1967) [HQ full-length version]

Was It Love? - The Royal Cavaliers

I'm jazzed that the bass player is my brother-in-law! Cool.

The Royal Cavaliers were a 60's rock group from Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The band featured Kevin Snyder on guitar, Steve Haring on keyboard, Randy Hoffman on bass, Richard Gaugler on drums and Randy Schlegel on lead guitar. They cut two demo tracks of original tunes, "Was It Love?" and "I'll Try Again", both produced by engineer/entrepreneur Clay Barclay in 1966. Barclay recorded many Eastern PA bands in a recording studio based in his parents' Orwigsburg, PA home and later relocating to Reading, PA. His facilities captured the top regional acts, producing over two dozen highly-coveted 7-inch singles.

Also check out their other song I'LL TRY AGAIN.

Both songs appeared on a CD compilation, "Eastern PA Rock, Part Two" released and is still available on ARF! ARF! RECORDS. Check out their site, it's filled with a lot of cool and rare stuff, if you like it, buy a CD or two and support the small labels!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vivian Maier, Photographer and Nanny

The Chicago Cultural Center is hosting an exhibit of the recently discovered work of Chicagoland street photographer Vivian Maier.  Maier supported herself as a nanny until her death in 2009, at which time the body of work (numbering in the tens of thousands of negatives, an undeveloped film) was discovered. She lived in the Rogers Park area during the same era that I did....who knows, maybe I'll see some photos of me at the exhibition!

Thanks to Jack Mord of the Thanatos archive who led me to these exceptional photographs.

Lighter, Less Howl-y

Smokey Hogg's version of Good Mornin' Little Schoolgirl, in which his record company wrests credit away from the legendary Big Bill Broonzy.

Over at Be Bop Wino Done Gone, first introduced to us by Baikinange on September 22nd 2009

Music to Break Any Mood

It didn't break MY mood, but I was in the mood to hear some good tunes. Damn, I wish I could play the xylophone!

From Your Father's Den :
Tortilla - Dick Schory


The Secrets That You Keep.

The Hillbenders rip through the Romantics' hit, "Talkin' in Your Sleep." I might have to check out more from these young fellows.

[via Cover Lay Down.]

Linda Laurie & Del Satins - Stay At Home Sue ( Runaround Sue )

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Alvino Rey Lies Over The Ocean

We have posted about Alvino Rey and his "talking guitar" before. But this is kind of cute, and I am going to bed with "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean" ringing in my ears.

Uploaded by mrdantefontana666

Separate But Equal

From Black Superheroines!  found by Charles Lieurance

Linda Laurie on "To Tell the Truth"

The story behind AMBROSE (PART 5)!

El Diabolik's World of Psychotronic Soundtracks

El Diabolik's World of Psychotronic Soundtracks is a film soundtrack and Library Music podcast. And, it is great! I just listened to their 5:th episode, the German Special. With artists like Manfred Hubler, Gert Wilden, Berry Lipman and James Last - a podcast must be a winner! And we also get to hear lesser known hits like this from Christer Bladin:

Christer Bladin - Wildkatze

Joy Buzzer Manual

Joy Buzzer
Originally uploaded by Namey McNamerson

If your new joy buzzer is simply too complicated to figure out, please read the helpful manual.

Forever Ambrose (1960)

The SECOND strangest novelty record ever recorded.
I lu-uv yo-oo I do do do....

Thank you Johnnyuma! More info here.

Ambrose (Part 5)

One of the strangest novelty records ever recorded.
Just keep walkin....

Peaked at #52 on the Billboard charts in 1959.

Monday, January 17, 2011

4 feet 9 when you measure her around... THE MIDDLE!

Ugly is the B-side to the song Big Foots which I'm still trying to find!

The Pleasant Valley Tune Jammers - Ugly (1961)

Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam

Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam (1975) (He had a hit with the song in 1965)

Wikipedia: Charlie Rich "...at the CMA awards ceremony for 1975, when he presented the award for Entertainer of the Year, while visibly intoxicated. Instead of reading the name of the winner, who happened to be John Denver, he set fire to the envelope with a cigarette lighter, before announcing the award had gone to "My friend Mr. John Denver.""

By the way: Can anyone else see that he looks like a cross between Steven Seagal and Curt Russel?

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!

the Percy Trout hour

Super Fizz Sugar Pop
from all over the Globe

Monday Night (1-17-11)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


It's the Cold and Flu Season

Above video found by Papy Potage

Fatima Robin

Fatima Robin - Si, Si Papa (from I Successi Italiani, 1957)

When is a bat, not a bat? When it's Lyle Waggoner!

WOW! Lyle Waggoner looks really good as Batman and probably would have been the better choice. The producers went with Adam West because he was so awkward and bizarre (even in real life) and they wanted the series to be ultra-campy. Lyle definitely made it more serious. Peter Deyell makes for a terrible Robin. Check out the screen test footage below. 
Lyle Waggoner & Peter Deyell test for Batman TV series

BAT-BONUS: The footage has been re-cut to include Burt Ward's voice and image. Check it out HERE. It's pretty good

Jimmy Walker / Swamp Country

The Baker Knight penned classic performed by Jimmy Walker... on Swamper Records no less!

If you get a chance, you should check out the movie Swamp Country starring country muusic legend Baker Knight and Lyle Waggoner. Some good information about the film at this blog. Jimmy Walker & The Swampers appear as Baker's back-up band in the movie. I LOVE THIS MOVIE! Lots of great songs and swampy locals!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mule Skinner Blues

The answer to the eternal question, what is suitable attire at a mule skinnery? And don't forget the orangejuice can rollers for the hair the night before.

A Date With Judy

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Joe E. Ross in "Teaserama" - (1955)

Ooh! Ooh! It's Joe E. Ross!!!!!!


Great blog called ROCK IT! Lots of vinyl downloads.

Discotheque Dancers Go-Go!

Baby Love Me More (Hully Gully)

Zip Your Rip will have you on the fast track to an exciting career as a Discoteque Dancer in a few short weeks!

Polkaroo in Space

When JKS was little this was the show he watched. I hope this leaves more questions hanging than it answers.

A shout-out to my Canadian brothers and sisters on the Lake Erie shore.

Milt Jackson - The Oo Oo Bossa Nova feat. Joe E. Ross

The Oo Oo Bossa Nova

Featured on this fine compilation...
The Bossa Nova Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms Vol.4

Knights in armour, grand piano duo

I have no idea.

Uploaded by MecanicBionic

Mouth Organ Madness

I'd never seen it before, but there it was, waiting for me patiently, a whole website full of harmonica music and only sweet-scented harmonica music, honey where you been so long? Ukranian harmonicas with Jaws harps, and Night Train and Peanut Vendor for harmonica. sigh. I'll go have a personal moment now.

Night Train - The Three Reeds

Friday, January 14, 2011


You can buy this here, or practice your hobo slang with their handy glossary.