Circo/Arco SC 2133
Hardy-har-har. The gag is having four mop-topped Beatles imitators sing country standards, with familiar harmonies, fake accents and surfy Fender guitars... The results are subpar but entertaining: these manic and anonymous lads sound more like Chad & Jeremy than John, Paul, George & Ringo, but it's still kinda funny. And of course, the real Beatles would have the last laugh when they demonstrated their love of twang and recorded actual country songs (such as their cover of "Act Naturally") which gave George Harrison a chance to perfect his Chet Atkins riffs. Anyway, this cheapo-label knockoff is a nice curio of the British invasion era.
Wild 101 Crazy Beat / Old Daddy Cool
Rare 101 Good Rockin' Tonight / Rock My Blues Away
Rare 102 Little Maggie / Climb The Wall
unissued (?) : The Jellyrock ©1961
unissued (?) : Mama Done Told Me ©1963
“Who Threw the Cow in Vermont Yankee’s Cooling Tower?” – by Dean MorganWild, Rare & Well Done includes the 4 Rare sides, Old Daddy Cool and Who Threw The Cow. "Crazy Beat" is missing.
In the early days of the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance New Hampshire songwriter and garage door factory worker Dean Morgan wrote this song to the tune of “Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder.” Dean died of a heart attack in 1987 but we’ve preserved his music and will have more of his anti-nuclear musical parodies posted here soon.
|Riceland Rice ad from 1965|
I'm pretty sure Kayo was owned by Kelly Owens and affiliated with his Tweety Music publishing firm. Kelly Owens was a very busy pianist/arranger in New York in the 1950s and early '60s and was involved with countless R&B and pop sessions for Savoy, DeLuxe/King and Morty Craft's various labels, often in collaboration with producer Fred Mendelsohn. He was also part-composer of numerous songs, notably Elvis's "I Beg Of You" with Rose Marie McCoy. Earlier Kayo releases were distributed by Lou Krefetz's Poplar Records, but by this stage Morty Craft's United Telefilm was doing the job.Skyrocket Music was owned by Bennie (or Benny) Clark. His full name was Benjamin Franklin Clark, a much obscure player on the New-York musical scene in the late fifties/early sixties.
The shield is divided in the colors of the national flag. In the dexter chief, on a red field, wheat represents the union of the 20 states of the Republic existing at the time and the wealth of the nation. In sinister chief, on a yellow field, weapons (a sword, a sabre and three lances) and two national flags are tied by a branch of laurel, as a symbol of triumph in war. In base, on a deep blue field, a wild white horse (perhaps representing Simón Bolívar's white horse Palomo) runs free, an emblem of independence and freedom.But after all, this surprising borrowing (probably an idea from Mr Clark) is not that intriguing, as his Stroll label also had as well a stroller copied probably from some New York cartoonist and a fountainhead on his Fountainhead label copied from an old 78 rpm from the Fountainhead Record Company
Above the shield are two crossed cornucopias (horns of plenty), pouring out wealth. The shield is flanked by an olive branch and another of palm, both tied at the bottom of the coat with a large band that represents the national tricolour (yellow for the nation's wealth, blue for the ocean separating Venezuela from Spain, and red for the blood and courage of the people).
Marlene Dietrich was taught to play on the musical saw during shooting in summer 1927 by her fellow actor Igo Sym, who gave her the instrument as a farewell gift. She took the saw with her to Hollywood and astonished directors and crew with her playing on the set of at least six films. But the musical saw was never used in any of her films. It was only during her engagement entertaining US troops in 1944/45 that Marlene Dietrich performed with the instrument. There were roars of enthusiasm whenever she hitched her skirts to play on the saw for hundreds of soldiers on a stage improvised from the loading areas of two trucks. Some of her performances with the musical saw were also broadcast on American radio, e.g. in Milton Berle’s road show Let Yourself Go on 20 June 1944.
01 - Hide AwayRipped from the King CD 773.(Made In Canada)
02 - Butterscotch (aka Onion Ring)
03 - Sen-Sa-Shun (aka Bumble Bee Sting)
04 - Side Tracked
05 - The Stumble
06 - Wash Out
07 - San-Ho-Zay
08 - Just Pickin'
09 - Heads Up
10 - In the Open
11 - Out Front
12 - Swooshy
|Roye and Jayne dancing in 1943|
Gene Marshall,Gene Marshall & The Clicking Flicks,Jim Fraser,Big Jim Biji (Jim Fraser?) And The Biji Roks,Connie Heywey And The Biji RoksConnie Wayne and the Winchester Beegees.
This is the 2nd Broadway Musical Project by ASCAP writers/publishers and record label owners Joyce Lauraine Dibrango "joi" and Frank Edward Wilson "fu" from Utica New York. They are experienced veteran professional all music artists, Jazrok is their paramount style and Frank's stint with the Utica Civic Orchestra brought the USA National Title to that Group in the 1950's.More later, hopefully...
"Rocking with Barbara" song 5 explains "Queen Barbara" is the real USA all Music Queen. She is Real. You may see her any day at her executive office desk. Her 1970-1980 The greatest in all time USA history. That gigantic.