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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chiclete com Banana

One of my all-time favorite songs that makes fun of (North) Americans for not knowing the difference between a samba and a rhumba. Well, I do, but I'm incredibly special that way. 

Gal Costa's version:

Eliane Elias:

The original recording by Gordurinha, the co-author of the song:

And since I'm being obsessive about the song, links to the tune sung by  Tania Maria and Gilberto Gil.



Richard Shores was a prolific composer of incidental music for such TV shows as Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-0, The Man From UNCLE, and Perry Mason. You can get his musical interpretations of various Emotions here, that include Love, Frustration, Hysteria, Surprise and Gay.

I Remember You

One of the PCL "Usual Gang Of Idiots" sent me a compilation disc some time ago that recently resurfaced after years of hiding in my drug infested glove box. No title or handwritten liner notes - just a title - Stop - scrawled on the disc in illiterate Sharpie. Included in the mix was everything from Nat King Cole to Yma Sumac to some aberrant Cuban/French inflected jazz. Anyone own up to this?

My family is ready to disown me for the constant rotation. One of the highlights is this version of I Remember You by Frank Ifield
The high register is a little unnerving but I am eternally grateful.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lazybones soundie

In this Soundie from 1941, Hoagy Carmichael sings his composition Lazybones while Dorothy Dandridge and Peter Ray perform a novelty dance number.

Read all about Soundies in THE SOUNDIES BOOK: A REVISED AND EXPANDED GUIDE TO THE "MUSIC VIDEOS" OF THE 1940s (2007) available from iUniverse at www.iuniverse.com

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Serenades for Sex Kittens

I must admit that I was slightly more than miffed when I found this album at a record convention, paid WAY more than I knew I ought, came home and sent the image directly to PCL leader Mr. Fontana (since the orchestra is listed as Dante & his Orchestra I thought he might be amused)....and got zero response.

Then as I was ripping the album I go to try to find out something about Jay Arcy who wrote the marginally psychotic liner notes for the thing....and find this album was already posted by Stax o'Wax. Over three years ago.


Go read the psychotic liner notes over there, I'll just sit here in the corner alone, in a darkened room, weeping quietly. See if I ever try to do anything nice to anyone, ever again.

My Favorite Color

This is one of my favourite youtube-artists: kutiman and his latest video made my day:

more at: thru-you.com/

Midnight Cow - Boy

I seem to remember the words to the Theme from Midnight Cowboy making reference to someone croaking on a Greyhound bus, but my memory has been known to fail me before. May-be the Brazilian version of Midnight Cow-boy removed it for aestetic reasons. Or the Brazilian band Modern Sound Six thought it didn't work well with their Kool and the Gang cover and a nearly unintelligible version of Born to Be Wild.

Modern Sound Six - Midnight Cow - Boy

Ferrante and Teicher - With Percussion

share from TAM TAM & Mélodie!

Surf Mania

Riding the wave of surfmania in the early sixties.....Ladies and Gents....The Honeys!!!!

Pour 15 Minutes D'Amour

No York City

A short film about New York in the early 80s, featuring music by Laurie Anderson? Yes, please!

(Oh, but... with mimes? No, thank you.)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lights Out!

Sorta makes Pete Townsend look like a pussy.

From Curtis Clark's documentary "Blue Suede Shoes" (1980)
Stolen from: Dude Behind The Record Counter

Jonah Jimsenweed

Someone was smoking something back in 1908. Or whatever it is you do with jimson/jimsen weed.

Friday, March 25, 2011

OK, But Where's the Priest?

Eddie Layton

One of my childhood heroes, Eddie Layton, was the master of the Hammond Organ, with his principal gig being at the "House That Ruth Built" - Yankee Stadium. Eddie regaled us with his captivating ditties like "Hava Negila"(a fan favorite when Ron Blomberg or Kenny Holtzman were introduced), "La Cucaracha" for Zoilo Versalles and Celerino Sanchez and a somber "Ave Maria" after the 9/11 attack in New York.

"I thought that a sacrifice fly had something to do with killing an insect", he recalled in an interview with National Public Radio, shortly after his retirement at the end of the 2003 baseball season. "I didn't know where first base was or third base. But I quickly learned within a week, and I started doing the famous chants, the hand-clapping things, and the dun-dun-dun-dun-da-dun."

And I was the first guy to do that, he said of the "charge."

''I've had my day,'' he told The New York Times in October 2003 as he closed his career. ''Playing with 50,000 watts of power, what rock star has an amplifier like that? I play for up to 56,000 people a night. Not even Madonna has done those kind of numbers.''

Eddie passed in December of 2004 as ball clubs and corporate conglomerates had moved onto pre-recorded pablum for musical game interludes and entertainment. I don't know but I yearn for the mighty Hammond every time I go to a game................

Here's Eddie showing his chops on "Tico, Tico"

Thursday, March 24, 2011


It's hard to go wrong with a record on the Belter label, so I can relate to Beltermania. Here, not uno, not dos, but Los 3 Sudamericanos dance the Orangutan and complain about the Shame and Scandal in their family.

El Orangutan:

RIP Zoogz Rift

Musician and professional wrestling personality Zoogz Rift, called by Trouser Press "as imaginative and stimulating as he is irritating and vitriolic," has died — not from a heart attack, but complications from diabetes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Confessions of an Opium Eater

From I Luv My Turntable

Pied Pipers - Dream

Was looking for the song "Dreams" but this 'aint too bad...

Shopping Malls, ca. 1990

Relive the days of mullets and acid-washed jeans with these sixty amazing images by photographer Michael Galinsky.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

R.I.P., Rest in Pieces: A Portrait of Joe Coleman

Rest in Pieces R.I.P., Rest in Pieces: A Portrait of Joe Coleman (1997, directed by Robert-Adrian Pejo) at UbuWeb Film & Video. "...A lot of people say they are weird, or seem moderately eccentric, but few truly are. And sadly, when we do find people that are far from the path of the supposed norm we don’t celebrate those people, we run from them, hands in the air, shrieking like banshees. Well, consider this documentary nothing less than a love letter to the oddball, and to one in particular – artist Joe Coleman. The documentary focuses mainly on the many artistic endeavors of Mr. Coleman. Known in his early years as a provocative performance artist, Coleman was not a stranger to controversy. Drawn to the world of sideshows, Coleman took the idea of becoming a ‘geek’ to new levels – biting the heads off of live mice, wiring his body for explosives, and basically pushing people into a place where they had no choice but to confront his art."

That 51 Gauge Stuff Can Make It Mighty Rough

Western Swing from Ann Jones and her Western Sweethearts, from Western & Bop. Album cover found here.

Ann Jones and Her Western Sweethearts - A Little Bit of Nylon


¡Cumbiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa caliente! ¡from Snap Crrrrrrackle and Pop!

 ¡Rrrriapatopo! - Los Corraleros de Majagual

The Night They Raided Myrna's

The dazzling Myrna goes all burlesque on us,  and if you look in the comments of the blog post, you'll find a link to her fabulous classic album Explosive Vocal Percussion, an understated title if there ever was one, believe you me. 
Don't Touch:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Percy begged for one of these as a kid ...

1957 Atomic Revolution Comic Book

Damn! How did I just discover this site now?

play that beat Mr. Raja #1

A little promotional here...

my friends from Cartilage Consortium (Paris) have made an incredible work digging out some selected oddities from the Tamil Film Industry (1984 - 1991) and released a compilation called "Play That Beat Mr. Raja #1" by Illaiyaraaja, Shankar Ganesh, Hamsalekha.
Vinyl only "s'il vous plait!", limited copies, great artwork by Moolinex, listen via Cartilage Records' bandcamp page.


buy via:
Honest Jons

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ping Pong!

WHEEEEE games are fun. So is the album Ping Pong by Alvino Rey, from Distant Earth.

Peanut Vendor - Alvino Rey

(Note: this was the site that posted an album with a virus a few weeks back. I downloaded this and ran Malware, and it says I'm A-OK. But you might be cautious anyway)

Ila Vann

Funk My Soul offers a collection of singles from R & B singer Ila Vann, never released on album or CD.

Dance Raja Dance

Raja Poppin and Lockin.

Even Geezers Dig the Twist!

Maurice Chevalier -  Le Twist du Canotier

Pearl Bailey -  Hip Twist

The Continentals present Bossa Nova for ALL AGES

Holiday for Strings

download link

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Golden Age of Gas Stations

Now that every trip to a gas station in the US is as welcome as a root canal (quit laughing at us, Europe! QUIT IT!) it's comforting to let Pleasant Family Shopping take us back to the days we could burn fossil fuels relentlessly without a care in the world. That word "humble" in the picture, I'm going to have to look that up, I'm not sure what it means.


BLAXPLOITATION FILM - CLEOPATRA JONES (1973) - Radio Ad ! - KILLER soundtrack / filmmusic by J.J. JOHNSON, Joe Simon and Millie Jackson

Friday, March 18, 2011

rita - erotica

NSFW (unless you have headphones)

Jet Harris R.I.P.

First electric bass in England. Apache. R.I.P. OBIT HERE

The Hudson Brothers - Razzle Dazzle Show

Tiny Little Miss Perky Palmetto Personality

Why ask why.


The Jaguars - Zabadak! (they do a spirited version of the Monkees theme song, too)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

sexy sci-fi

WEIRDWARD HO! Retro-futurism, Space Age, Robots, Flying Saucers, Whatever... In glorious SOUND and VISION !!!
A great blog curated by full of sexy sci-fi posters, lobby cards, movies , sounds and fashion from the 60s/70s era..

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Hey nah, this here's a boom-ba real, real nice once. It's a popular Pennsylvania Dutch musical instrument. If you ever have the opportunity to see a full band of 10-20 old men marching down the street banging away on these things, it is quite a site to behold! More info here.

This guy is having A LOT of fun!

From Wiki: Silly Putty (also marketed by other companies as Thinking Putty, Bouncing Putty, Tricky Putty and Potty Putty), is the Crayola-owned trademark name for a class of silicone polymers. It is marketed today as a toy for children, but was originally created by accident during research into potential rubber substitutes for use by the United States in World War II. The company's manufacturer is based in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Three Bears x 2

Page Cavanaugh Trio

Leon McAuliffe

Muy Juvenil

Marito Gonzalez - La brújula y el timón
from Lo Pior de la Red

Car Park

I would have never thought that there was a problem finding a place to park a car in 1950s Jamaica, but if Monty Reynolds and his Silver Seas Orchestra had to write a song about it, well, then it must have been quite an issue.Unless I'm missing some well hidden innuendo, which I suppose is entirely possible.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zig Me, Baby

Just what the doctor ordered, gentle silliness and bad hair, found at Mr. Dante Fontana's Audio-Visual Guidance 3.0.


Edmundo Ros-Dance Again

This past weekend, I was excited to come across this gem record hunting. I was equally excited to see that Stax-O-Wax had it ripped. I'm a busy man, and you know how time consuming ripping vinyl can be. With all this extra time, I should go visit my family. Con-Air's on, and all those How to Pick Up Chicks tapes to listen to. Ugh! I'm going back to bed.

I Came I Saw I Conga'd

Monday, March 14, 2011

Listen to the Percy Trout hour Tonight!

the Percy Trout hour:

Monday Night (3-14-11)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


Another Nickel In The Machine

Three rather wimpy 'Hells Angels' guarding 144 Piccadilly - 1969
Eel Pie Island, 31st August 1960 
Adam Diment - the bang bang birds published in 1968

Another Nickel In The Machine is a blog about 20th century London (not particularly focused on the 60s), its history, its culture and its music. It is truly fascinating. Found thanks via Planetbarbarella.