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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Vintage Diner, Then and Now

Historic Indianapolis takes a look at the life of a classic diner, including a brief video of it in its heyday.

The Party, The Mother, The Ride

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pata Pata, Glu Glu

Las Cuatro Monedas go all A Go Go on us with "Pata Pata Caracas Glu Glu".

Disco Tex = Monti Rock III

Slothy's Pigeonshit offers the Disco Tex and the Sex-o-Lettes album --I prefer Slothy's title, Disco Tex and the Sex Omelets. I don't think this blog has ever referenced Monti Rock III, who was the frontman for this effort. Apparently this music was featured on an episode of the Simpsons, but nevertheless it's worthy to be included here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Big Chief

Feel The Love.

It's always worth a second cup.

Joel Cooper - Cuppa' Jesus

Monday, June 27, 2011

Glen Glenn

Last night we had the opportunity to see Rockabilly legend Glen Glenn perform at a free concert at Heritage Park in La Verne, CA. Glen only sang a couple songs near the end of the show, but he was a lot of fun! When he said he had free photos of his smiling face for the young girls in the audience, my wife ran down and got one and he signed it for her.

We also picked up a really cool book about Elvis that guitarist Alan Clark was selling. Lots of rare photos and news clippings. Alan runs The Alan Clark Archives and has other collectible books for sale. Fun story about Carl Perkins in his biography. Check it out if you get a chance or maybe pick up a book or two. More info about Glen Glenn can be found here.

Pages from the book "Elvis Presley The New SInging Rage!!!" by Alan Clark ©2002 by The Alan Clark Archives.

Here's an original Glen Glenn recording from 1958. Not bad for a high school dropout.
One Cup Of Coffee (And A Cigarette) - 1958

Here's what Glen looked like when we saw him. He's 76 years old.
One Cup Of Coffee and A Cigarette - 2007

Edita Pecha

Sorry, I don't have a clue, what this is all about. Music, I guess and it made me cheerfull on this monday morning. A fb collegue commented this is Edita Pecha.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chwee, Chwee......

Who can resist singing along when it's Alberto on the marimba, yah ba dah be dahhhhh....

Sophisticated Sissy, the Not-So-Failed Dance Craze

If you live in New Orleans you may dance the Sophisticated Sissy on a regular basis, maybe they have Sophisticated Sissy classes through the park district the way many other places have Zumba. I imagine all that backbone slippage burns the calories, I wouldn't know, the only regular exercise I get is from complaining. Home of the Groove has a lot of info about the dance and a few Sissy songs by Curley Moore and The Meters.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hello, Sailor!

Ah, those spunky seamen, pardon the redundancy, and the randy little songs they sing. Find the bell-bottomed fun here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Who Needs an iPod?

Vintage tunes, on the go.

[via Check the Cool Wax.]

La Burrita

Music by Los Crazy Boys, not sure what that translates to in English exactly, I'm afraid my Spanish isn't very good. Anyway, it's a swell little number, La Burrita, just as tasty as a burrito but none of the gastric problems afterward, guaranteed.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Natalie Merchant - Verdi Cries

Natalie Merchant performs Verdi Cries on Late Night with Jonathan Ross in the early 1990's (Flash Video 04:58).

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Boudewijn de Groot - Aeneas Nu

One of The Netherlands most celebrated singers, Boudewijn de Groot in his lesser known psychedelic period:

During that period however THIS duet with Elly Nieman was a big hit:

A few years after this Elly became successful as a religious singer together with her husband Rikkert Zuyderveld.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dooto/Dootone Records

Formed 1951 in Los Angeles, California by Walter (Dootsie) Williams, Dootone records served as a vehicle for rhythm and blues, jazz, comedy, gospel and popular music.

Although the label was responsible for some killer sides and "respectable" artists (Earth Angel - Penguins, Carl Perkins and Dexter Gordon) it was better known for its novelty "blue" records and its star, Redd Foxx.

Picked up "Laff Along with Foxx" at a garage sale this weekend and hope to burn some of the more racy tracks if the internet file sharing Nazis will allow me.

In the meantime, here is the You Tube offering, complete with some of his classic bits.

Wanna learn more? Check out the Dootone bio here: Dootone/Dooto Discography

Percussion Orientale

David Carroll's Percussion Orientale found at Flash Strap.

Herb Alpert presents Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 66

Herb Alpert presents (and has a humerous chat with) Sérgio Mendes. Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 66 then plays "Goinh Out of My Head" and "For Me". Neat.

Ingmar Bergman's Bris

No, not that kind of bris. But even famous filmmakers have to pay the bills.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Listen to Percy Trout tonight!

the Percy Trout hour

Monday Night (6-20-11)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


The Joy of Easy Listening

The BBC Documentary.
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6.

(Thanks to Brett Dunst)

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Find it here.

Since DivShare is down, and Soundcloud wouldn't let me upload anything from this album to let you hear a preview, please enjoy this Nino Ferrer video instead:

Flying Zebras and Other Ways to Blow Your Mind

Did people write horrible lyrics and perform bad music because they were taking too many drugs, or did they have to take lots of drugs because the lyrics and music were intolerable without?


But the liner notes have a lot of tips on how to throw an honest to gosh freak out party. In your crash pad. In Omaha Nebraska.

First put a rock and roll record on the phonograph. Turn on your TV and make the image jump in time to the music by turning the vertical knob all the way to the left or right. Now point the kaleidoscope at the TV screen. This is a guaranteed TRIP. Now play the same record at another speed. YOU ARE NOW FREAKING OUT. Enjoy it.

From The Red Hippie

Los Chunguitos - Me quedo contigo

Warning: smells funny...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Fun = Death

After This—Then What?

R.I.P. Larry "Wild Man" Fischer

His name was Larry.

It is reported that Wild Man Fischer has passed away. Sad news. He will be missed.

Years ago PCL posted both 'Wild Man Fisher and Smegma Sing Popular Songs' and the unforgettable 'An Evening with Wild Man Fischer'. They are probably still available on at least one of the links supplied. Listen to them.

Wild Man Fischer - Think of Me When Your Clothes are Off

Play Boy

Play Boy from Noite Ilustrada

A Fine Day's Work

All that yumping and turning around and cotton-picking, well, it can make a spacesuit-clad combo feel powerful tired. Sit down while you play, fellas, you've earned your rest.

Spotnicks: Pick A(l) Bale of Cotton

Chop suey is restless tonight

Billboard Oct. 24, 1960

Amateur ethnomusicologists, music historians and other allied partisans may be interested in reading "The Musical Cliché Figure Signifying The Far East: Whence, Wherefore, Whither?" for a closer look into the history of the familiar "oriental" riff.


I am an asshole

I am an asshole

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Bunny Manual

yeah, Yeah, YEAH!

Billboard called Homer and Jethro's 1967 Nashville Cats "hilarious" and claimed that the Beatles would never recognize this version of "She Loves You."

Here's some more H&J tracks via the Internet Archive and a Green Acres-esque Corn Flakes commercial.

Natural High

Ralph Carmichael and The Young People extolling the virtues of clean living in this hackneyed bit of sunshine pop.
Feel the love.

Found at The Good, Bad & Ugly Gospel Record Barn

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Man in Japan

It's not as as testosterone-soaked as his sax solo in "I Put a Spell On You"-- but then again, what COULD be.

Makka Na Taiyo: Sam "The Man" Taylor

Flag Day Tribute

It's Flag Day here in the good ole USA. Or is it flag day around the world???

In any case, we Americans are pretty gosh-darn proud of our banner and Gary Roberts is living proof that hideous, atonal hymns extolling the virtues of our....um...flag is what makes this country a great fucking place. Love it or leave it. U-S-A. U-S-A. U-S-A!!!

via The Wonderful and the Obscure

Monday, June 13, 2011

Streak of Madness

Desperation personified.
Yuma's crack team of research geeks has been unable to uncover the origins of this barn burner. Little help?

Stolen at Some Local Loser

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Death follows each time Ethel reaches for the meat cleaver

From 1975 comes this important message: do not interrupt me when I'm dining!

The Ballads of James Dean

Faster....faster....something made him keep going faster.....yes, that was our golden haired and blue-eyed boy Jimmy....Jimmy Dean. Man, there was sure a buck to be made from the death of James Dean, and Bowtie Records has got some of the crappy tribute songs that came out here. And the one below, James Dean Deck of Cards......well, it earns my "Stupid Record of the Week" award. Possibly for the next few weeks, though I will keep searching for something to beat it.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Stag Party Special Preview

From 45 blog.

A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake

A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (Part One, 2002, directed by Jeroen Berkvens, Flash Video 10:00). "...A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and in London, then back to his parents' home in Tanworth. His parents describe his habits and personality. Two friends and the producer, arranger, sound engineer, and photographer for his three albums comment. His mother, a musician and poet, is an early influence. His quiet folk style made his one tour a disaster. His lack of success and gradual withdrawal end with his death at 26."

Friday, June 10, 2011

Welcome to Their Jungle.

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are 2Cellos. Because headbanging cello cover songs never get old for me.

[via Cover Me.]

The Wig Song

Imagine my shock on hearing this. I had to rush and make a video right away!
It's by Bob and Darlene (of course) Chambers.

Thanks, Phil X Milstein

Thursday, June 09, 2011


1940s & 1950s SCUFF KOTE and SKUF SHINE Shoe Polish Boxes and Bottles 1
Originally uploaded by Christian Montone

1940s & 1950s SCUFF KOTE and SKUF SHINE Shoe Polish Boxes and Bottles 1

Take it From Me, this is Probably Good

Music from the Mike Sammes Singers, so I'm guessing it has some sort of artistic merit--something I downloaded recently gave my computer a horrible virus and poor Mr. Baikinange had to wipe everything out and frankly I'm just going to wait quietly for him to get home from work to help me open the file and set up the speakers--yes I know, I am worthless. But I did point you in the direction of this (possibly) good album!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

nouvelle danse

A brand new blog dedicated to dance crazes music curated by legendary french vinyl records addicts: "a la piscine" and "rond carré".


Let's begin with la yenka ... Yenka riketik

few years later ...

Bangin' On The Ivories

The Condor Club home of the Carol Doda (pictured) was the location of a bizarre death.
From the Associated Press, 11/25/83:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A nude, screaming dancer found trapped under a man's crushed body on a trick piano that became pinned against a nightclub ceiling was too drunk to remember how she got there, police said.

Authorities on Thursday said they were awaiting the results of an autopsy on James (Jimmy the Beard) Ferrozzo, 40.

His fully-clothed body was found on top of Teresa Hill, 23, a dancer at the Condor Club where Ferrozzo was an assistant manager. Detectives would not speculate on the circumstances of the death.

Ferrozzo probably saved the woman's life with a last-second kick that cut the switch on the motorized piano hoist, said fire Lt. Jim Lyons, whose rescue crew was called to the club. The body provided two or three inches of cushion that kept the woman from being crushed, he said.

The baby grand piano had been used for almost 20 years by entertainer Carol Doda, who made her entrance by reclining across the instrument while it was lowered by cable to the stage of the topless club.

"If I were to speculate on the cause of death, it would be asphyxiation as a result of being crushed," Detective Guinther Whitey said.

Police discovered shards of glass and blood spattered in the club. A little blood was found by the bar, but Detective Guinther Whitey said he couldn't be sure where it came from. "The young lady had a couple of cuts on her hand," he said.

The dancer said she had been dating Ferrozzo since her arrival in San Francisco two weeks ago.

No one is certain what caused the piano to rise toward the 12-foot-high ceiling, but something or someone may have bumped the switch, on the wall near the piano, Detective Marvin Dean said.

"I don't see how this could possibly have happened," said a young woman who identified herself as Desiree, a dancer at the club.

"When you get on the piano, it goes up so slow, they should have noticed it," she said. "They could have jumped off."

Hill was rescued after someone heard her shouts for help.

"She was so intoxicated she doesn't even remember getting on the piano," Whitey said. "She just remembers waking up and being pinned on the piano."

Hill was treated for bruises at a hospital.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Spank Your Feet

Right on the beat!

From Old Wax

Monday, June 06, 2011

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!

the Percy Trout hour

Monday Night (6-6-11)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


It's Colossal!

Times are tough all over, and PCL is compelled to accept regular advertisers to be able to meet its giant payroll and liquor bill at PCL Central. So we are proud to welcome Hillbilly Bread as our new sponsor! I have learned to love the Hillbilly Bread vest that I am now required to wear publicly, despite my preternatural loathing of the color yellow. We recommend you eat 4 loaves a day!


I would love to take an extended road trip, but only if I could find swell souvenirs like this one, seen at  Dioramas.


Frits Jonker: I have no idea how many pages material i have for my “Feminarium”, as i have i called my scrapbook with pictures of women that i like because they look strong, sexy, attractive or intriguing. A large part of the picturse and pages is still missing. It must be somewhere in the house, but miss-filed. An even bigger part exists in the form of little red books. For many years i tried to describe the pictures in these little red books. I gave that up: it is better to let the images speak for themselves. I will try to re-use the picturse in these little red books fir the Feminarium, but that is something for later, when i have nothing else to do.
Here are some recent pages:

Boogie In Blue

In 1991, the granddaughter and daughter of Harry Hipster Gibson (OH MY GOD Harry Hipster Gibson had kids!) made a short doc about his life and music about one of the first (if not THE first) stoner musician/comedian. He also performed with many of the musicians of the bebop era--Diz, Bird, Art Tatum. If you need to grab a few of his tunes after you've watched, go here

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Jamie and the J's

Some of you may already have recordings by the J's with Jamie--this album offers more Jamie, with the J. Silva Singers. 

Hold Me Tight:

Dutch pulp

A beautiful collection of dutch, american, french pulp book covers from Twincollector

via Au Carrefour Etrange

news from Martinibomb

What?! Martinibomb is sharing their catalog for free!
Martinibomb (The 1998-2004 Collection)
via bloglio oddio

Dueling Tubas

In 1973, before becoming TV's Garth and Barth Gimble, Martin Mull's "Dueling Tubas" made the Billboard Hot 100 (well, the lower end) alongside popular hits of the day like "Walk on the Wild Side, a pre-Hallowe'en reissue of "Monster Mash" and the Dickie Goodman-produced "Superfly Meets Shaft" by John and Ernest.

Bye Bye Charlie

Odd ...

Saturday, June 04, 2011

One for all you filthy, filthy perverts

Doris Wishman's Diary of a Nudist (which when you thnk about it is WAY better than Diarrhea of a Nudist) at The archive.org feature films collection which has a wealth of content of the "real movie" variety. You can watch it here, and masturbate to the tiny version with a tweezers or birthday cake candle, depending on your plumbing or download the full size mp4. It has boobs, so be forewarned.

A Whiter, Paler King Curtis

Good lord, why is it that every version of this song seems as though it goes on for WEEKS. Should you have what seems to be months to spare, maybe you would like to get this collection of a whole mess of Whiter Shades of Pale, 25 to be exact.  

The Mossi Files Part III - Non Sports Edition

Spanning the globe. One card at a time.

The humorous horror genre

Julie Barnes in The Mod Squad

The Civil War set

Aliens Attack