Thursday, October 21, 2021

Rolling Like A Stone


Jerry Foucha

Rolling Like A Stone

b/w  If It’s Better

wr. & arr Herbert S. Jones, Shenell Publishing Co.
Directed by Eddie Williams

Trajon Records Co.
710 So. Galvez St.
New Orleans, La.


According to mickey rat (at 45cat) the label (and Trajon Pub. Co.) were owned by Gaspar L. Trapani & Herbert S. Jones.  Herbert S. Jones also registered something called The Galvez & Poydras Social & Pleasure Club as a business in 1963.

Jerry Fouche discography
Trajon 101 - If It’s Better / Rolling Like A Stone - 1963
Nola 728 - Music Time / Come On, Baby - 1966
Hot Line 913 - I Believe In Miracles / Wake Up - 1967

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

I ❤ My Mother In Law


National Mother-in-Law Day on the fourth Sunday in October honors that special woman who brought the love of your life into this world.  Gene Howe, the editor of a local Amarillo newspaper, initiated this holiday in honor of mothers-in-law. Modeled after Mother’s Day, the first observance was celebrated on March 5, 1934, in Amarillo, Texas.

Let's celebrate this special day right now, HERE

Champion Jack Dupree - Mother-In-Law Blues
Cuzzin Tom Graham - I'm In Love With My Mother-In-Law
Danny & The Country Penetrators - She-s My Mother-In-Law
Earl & Joyce Songer and the Rocky Road Ramblers  - Mother-In-Law Boogie
Gary Paxton - Mother-In-Law
Jamo Thomas & The Party Brothers - Jive Mother-in-Law
Jim Nesbitt - Mother In Law
Joedy Lea - The Devil Paid Me (With a Mother-In-Law)
Johnny Maxwell And The Rhythmmasters - Ole Satan's Mother-In-Law
Johnny Winter - Mother-in-Law Blues
Junior Parker - Mother-in-Law Blues
Little Mack Simmons - Mother in Law Blues
Mack McGuire - Mother-In-Law Blues
Martin Mull - The Mother In Law Song
Oboe - Mother-In-Law Trouble
Red Buttons - Oh- My Mother-in-Law
Rocky Volcano - Belle-Maman
Rod Bernard - My Old Mother In Law
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Mother In Law
The Volumes - Oh My Mother In Law
The Wallace Brothers - My Mother-In-Law


Leave Me Alone



Leave Me Alone

Grenadene Records
12024 Ruggs Loop Rd.,
Everett, Washington


Grenadene "Janet" Cruce (1942-2009)

 Grenadene went to school in Seattle until her senior year and then graduated from high school in Langley, WA. She worked for Flukes for a few years and then spent a few years being a wrangler in Eastern Washington. She rode horses and competed until her mid 20's. She then became an entertainer for a number of years, traveling all over the U.S. and also Japan. She played and sang for a number of bands and then went out on her own as a one piece band.  

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Chippin' Little Baby

Little David

Chippin' Little Baby

Rod 45-7002

The Rod label, named after swamp pop musician Rod Bernard, was started in 1959 by Floyd Soileau owner of Swallow and Jin Records in Ville Platte (Louisiana). After Rod Bernard's amicable departure for Mercury in 1959, Floyd Soileau badly needed other potential hit-makers to fill the void. He decided to enlist the help of Huey Meaux, the Crazy Cajun barber from Winnie, Texas, who became a formal partner in Jin in 1961.  But their association didn't last long, and they went their own way the following year in 1962.  Little David and Don Travis, the last artists recorded by Rod, were certainly brought by Huey Meaux. Don Travis was once a member of The Scholars with Kenny Rogers. But this was the very first recordings by Little David, guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer from Houston, Texas.

David Dunn

David Dunn (Little David's real name) recorded for Twist (as Little David Dunn), for Lori Records (operated by Charlie Booth, Huey Meaux' business partner), Golden Eagle, Picture, and much later for Big T in the seventies. Very little info could be found about David Dunn online. It will be interesting to known a little bit more about him.


61 Chippin' Little Baby/ It Can't Be True (Rod 7002) as Little David
62 Please Don't Go/My Gal Rockhead (Twist) as Little David Dunn
63 I'll Never Let You Go/ You Made Me Love You (Lori 9541)
63 Say Ain't It So/Toot Toot Tootsie (Lori 9545)
64 Rock Me/ Say Ain' It So (Golden Eagle)
66? Oh, Dancing Doll/Oh Pretty Baby" (Picture 8833)
7x  It Only Takes A Few Minutes/Hey Now, Mama (Big T)
7x Time After Time/Foolish Teardrops (Big T)

Note: in bold type in the (probably incomplete) discography above are the songs you will find in this zipped file

Friday, August 27, 2021

Rock Around The Clock

Forty Shades Of The Anthem


44 covers of the rock'n roll anthem (it seems) from the sublime to the bad, even to the very bad, through the simply boring, overseas versions, raps, reggae, instrumentals, marching bands, whistled versions, iconoclast or faithful covers : it was a pleasure to compile these songs.  Hope you'll have as much fun as me!


- Artie Malvin - Rock Around The Clock
 - Big Freedia - Rock Around the Clock                                      
 - Bill Haley - Al Compás del Reloj                                         
 - Buddy Knox - Rock Around the Clock                                       
 - Caroline - Rock Around The Clock With Jesus Tonight                      
 - Chiemi Eri - Rock Around The Clock                                       
 - CookiePine - Rock Around the Clock                                       
 - David Paul - Rock Around the Clock
 - Dick Parker - Rock Around the Clock                                      
 - Die Optimisten - Rund um die Uhr                                         
 - Ernie Smith - Rock Around the Clock                                      
 - Frankie Carle - Rock Around the Clock                                    
 - Gary's Gang - Rock Around the Clock
 - Gilgiola Cinquetti  - Rock Around the Clock                              
 - Gloria Ríos - El Relojito                                           
 - Gunnar Siljabloo Nilson - Rock Around the Clock                          
 - Jimmy Sturr - Rock Around The Clock                                      
 - Kimiko Wakiyama - Rock Around The Clock                                  
 - Laxmikanth Kumar Kandiah  - Rock Around The Clock                        
 - Lillo - Rock Around The Clock                                            
 - Line Renaud  - Rock Around The Clock                                     
 - Mae West - Rock Around The Clock                                         
 - Major Worries - Rock Around the Clock                                    
 - Maria Angelica - Graine De Violence                                      
 - Marthe Fleurant et les Persuaders - Rock Around The Clock                
 - Michael Fobes - Rock Around The Clock (Stairway To Stardom)
 - Mickey Katz - Knock Around the Clock                                     
 - Mortier Dance Organ - Rock Around the Clock                              
 - Pat Boone - Rock Around the Clock                                        
 - Sex Pistols - Rock around the Clock                                      
 - Swiss Army Central Band (Dir.Christoph Walter) - Rock Around The Clock   
 - Telex - Rock Around the Clock                                            
 - The Countdown Kids - Rock Around the Clock                               
 - The Dixie Harmonairs - Rock Around the Clock                             
 - The Evans Sisters - Rock Around The Clock                                
 - The Isley Brothers - Rock Around the Clock                               
 - The Melody Sisters - Onder De Klok                                       
 - The Ohio State University Marching Band - Rock Around the Clock          
 - The Peter Pan Singers - Rock Around The Clock                            
 - The Royal Tank Regiment Cambrai Band - Rock Around the Clock             
 - The Snowmen - Rock Around the Clock                                      
 - Tiny Tim - Rock Around The Clock (Live in Chicago)
 - Vesa-Matti-Loiri  - Rock Around The Clock                                
 - Waterford High School Wildcat Marching Band - Rock Around the Clock      

Freddie Ross Jr. (born 1978), better known by her stage name Big Freedia
is a gay American rapper known for her work in the New Orleans
genre of hip hop called bounce music.

Shirley and Anne Evans (the Evans Sisters) from Manitoba, Canada

Laxmikanth Kumar Kandiah from Kuala-Lumpur (Malaysia) whistling Rock Around The Clock.
One of the best whistled cover available on youTube

Line Renaud had her own revue at the Casino de Paris

Wayne Jones, a.k.a. Major Worries, a Reggae artist, born 1966, Jamaica, killed August 1987.

The Melody Sisters, a Dutch singing duo consisting of twin sisters
Julie Lankester and Elly Lankester, both born 1933, Amsterdam

Michael Fobes [Forbes?] from his performance on "Stairway To Stardom", a TV show. Stairway to Stardom, a public-access television series that aired in New York City from 1979 to the early 1990s hosted by Frank Masi.

Mortier Dance Organ: "Rock Around the Clock", Museum Speelklok, Utrecht. May 2013.
A dance organ is a mechanical organ designed to be used in a dance hall or ballroom. Being intended for use indoors, dance organs tend to be quieter than the similar fairground organ. (I had no idea)

"Al Compás del Reloj"  =Rock Around The Clock redone in Mexico in the sixties,
El Señor Haley, the originator, backed by Sus Cometas (His Comets) a group of unidentified local musicians. Arriba! Arriba!

Swiss Army Central Band (Dir.Christoph Walter)

The Snowmen before the melting

Gloria Ríos, nee Gloria Ramírez Gómez (1928-2002)
"The Mexican Rita Hayworth"
See her performance at YT here
"Gloria in excelsis Deo"

Friday, August 13, 2021


Krishna Shiva

Down To Heavenly
Included in this file are six of his songs including
the one above (some sort of The Essential Shiva)


If you don't know this artist, be prepared to hear something really special that I find difficult to qualify : hard rock, perhaps, hard to listen, that is for sure. 

Legally changed his name to Krishna Shiva :

I ran across a book about Shiva in storage of a chicken coupe I converted for a living space that I rented one summer in Seattle (it was in a ‘friends’ backyard). I one day years later saw that name in light on my chest. I have also, more than once, had physical changes to my masculine force that is much associated with Shiva. So when my music was getting kind of close to be being on an acceptable level, I legally changed it to that.

According to Shiva's own words:

Originally from Seattle.  Born in Renton near it.  Took a few guitar lessons. Considered Professional bowling, decided to pursue university studies instead. Attended University of Washington, majored in Pre-Law, then Business Administration, then Philosophy.  Senior year accepted at Harvard University. Played the wooden flute and practiced the piano at the university.  But 'guitar' was calling!  Soon moved to near Lake Tahoe, Carson City.  Liked the nude beaches on the east side of Lake Tahoe, but the green grass of 'the Big Easy' Mississippi River, and the thunder and lightning, drew me to Quincy Illinois. Played a few gigs, in Florida, California, and Quincy. Bore down tho to really bring out my music and be worth its love songs. Besides horseback riding, been doing that mostly.  Horseback riding, (another way to have magic in life.) from bareback to jumping to cross country romping, I love the get up and go of it!  

Main music influences Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, White Snake, Deep Purple, Chris Isaak, Julio Iglesias, B.B. King, Megadeth, Diana Ross, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas, Ice Cube, Nelly, Alannah Myles, Joan Jett,  and many heavy metal sounds, love metal, the 'blues', Motown, and others.

From research, authored a short book on major religions and animal worship. Another thing; all my music is strictly original.  Authored, composed, and performed by me.  

According the Associated Press, Shiva was sentenced in 2010 for one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

1-year probation for man who fed horse hot peppers

QUINCY -- A Quincy man accused of abusing his riding mare by feeding her hot peppers has been sentenced to one year of probation without monitoring.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that 54-year-old Krishna Shiva received the sentence for one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. He pleaded guilty in September. Shiva was accused of riding the 7-year-old mare without shoes on a gravel road, whipping her with a leather strap and force-feeding her hot peppers.

Shiva also must pay a $300 fine and other costs.

Shiva lost ownership of the mare after a forfeiture hearing Sept. 3 in Quincy. The mare, named, Diva, will now be given to a horse rescue facility. Animal welfare officials say she is suffering from a collapsed lung and will never be ridden again.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Carburetor Blues

Tex Miller & Jean

Carburetor Blues

This is from 1968 based on the RI number (Recordings Inc. - Baltimore, Maryland). No further info.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Tiffany Twist


Mike and The Bel-Airs

Holiday Records HD-3001
N.R.C. Productions
San Antonio, Texas


Tiffany Twist
Vocal : Nyalia Moore

Everyone Knows
Vocal : Charles Virgil

Band named after the Chevy Bel-Air of singer Bud Harper. Mike Villa. Mando Lucio, Alfred Pinckney, Charlie Virgil, Nyalia Moore and others. After Mike Villa left The Bel-Aires, Al Pinckney took over as lead vocalist and renamed the band to The Exclusives.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Oom Cocka Mau-Mau

Ace Oom And The Eons

Oom Cocka Mau-Mau
D. Eskenazi, J. Dunham, R. Taylor, T. Cook
recorded Summer 1974 Seattle

This is actually the Lamar Harrington Band. Formed by University of Washington art students and friends in the early 70s for an event at the Henry Art Gallery, they named themselves after the gallery director, a good person named Lamar Harrington. The band continued to play events around the U of W area and gained some noteriety. When the real Lamar was not pleased with some of the antics and events that her name was being subjected to, she said the band had to change its name; from now on  they were the "Formerly Lamar Harrington", also know as "Hedy Lamar Harrington".

They were known for spontaneous and wild performances with 5 to 50 people "in the band".  These drug-crazed hippies were at one time or another : 
Danny Eskenazi (bass, horn, vocals), Neville Pearsall (guitar, vocals), Phil Miller (vocals, horns) Rick Tollefson (drums), Ted Cook (vocals, radio) Homer Spence (trumpet, radio), Joby Fairchild (flute, vocals), Paul Dorpat (vocals, percussion), Michael Trullinger (drums), Dorothy aka Jan Wachter (vocals), Louie the Sax aka Jim Healy (sax, vocals), Sammy (vocals, dancing), Auggie the dog (dog), Taster aka Bill Haden (sax, vocals) Bill Burden (vocals, percussion) Peter Barnes (moral support), Ben LaFebvre (vocals, guiar) Johnny McGuire (vocals, percussion), David Owens (vocals, percussion) Justin Gelle (guitar), Steve Speckelmeyer (drums, vocals), Kathy Hope (vocals & percussion), Doug Schauer (piano), Leslie (vocals, percussion), Lucy Dunsmore (vocals, percussion), Jan Gordon (flute), Virgil (percussion), Jeff Jaison (vocals, guitar), Vinny Oreski (friend), Paul Bates (friend), Ken Levine (documentation, friend), Laura Mack (vocals, percussion), Patty Ojendyk (vocals, percussion), Karen Ekval (vocals, friend), Janet (vocals, percusion), Allen Goldman (vocals, percussion) . . . and surely others  . . .

Dan Eskenazi, who has collected oversized footwear for more than 30 years, opened the Giant Shoe Museum in 1997.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Japanese Cheese

Billy Adams

Cannonball Records CB-101
(Another Sound On The Ball)
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742


Yes, this is Billy Adams, of "Rock, Pretty Mama" fame, who left the rock 'n' roll arena in 1964 to pursue a career as a singing evangelist.

According to UPI News, Sept. 23 1982
....Adams, a 1950s singer-songwriter who became a born-again evangelist, reached the high moment of his two-week revival in this small town north of Columbia, Nort Carolina, with a record-crunching and book-burning.

More than 200 members of the Holiness Pentecostal Church -- many of them children -- turned out to learn from Adams that 'Rock has a heavy, incessant demonic beat. It's the same beat used in the rites of primitive tribes.'

'At the base of the brain there's a small gland called the pituitary gland,' he said. 'The rock beat beats on this gland. Rock music has a direct effect on the pituitary gland.
'It distorts it and sends too many chemicals into the brain. It causes a complete wipeout of the moral inhibitions.'
After his 90-minute sermon, the crowd adjourned to the parking lot to burn books, T-shirts and cassette recordings he said were inspired by the devil. A plan to heap rock 'n' roll and country music records into a pile and burn them in a bonfire was aborted. Instead, the albums were smashed with sledgehammers.

Adams noted that RCA records in New York had warned that burning records would release deadly polyvinyl chloride gas.  'RCA came out and said there's poison gas in these records,' he cried. 'Well, we knew that, that's why we're going to break them and burn everything else.'

He agreed that some critics would call his career as a recording artist hypocritical, given his attacks on rock music. "You'll have a few who'll say, 'Aha, look what he's done,' " Adams said. "But my big fight with rock music was when they went beyond selling records and filled it with drugs, sex, hidden messages and Satanic things."

Rock, Pretty Mama (live)

Born in Redbush, Ky., on March 6, 1940, Mr. Adams was one of 14 children and the son of a coal miner who worked in the Van Lear coal mine, the same place that Loretta Lynn sings about in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

Other songs he recorded in the late ’50s include “You Heard Me Knocking,” “True Love Will Come Your Way” and “You Gotta Have a Duck Tail.”
He was inspired to write “Rock, Pretty Mama” listening to the sound of trains near his home.
Billy Adams died March 30, 2019 in Westmoreland, Tenn. He was 79.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Jazz Vs. Rock And Roll

Woody Byrd

Jazz vs. Rock And Roll

R. Bloomberg - L. Barr
Bettina Music Co., BMI
Jaro International J 77000

Initial release on this Top Rank International Records' subsidiary.  Masters were probably bought in Philadelphia from unknown independent producer(s), or perhaps from Leonard "Chick Barr (Dean Martin's uncle?) and Ron Bloomberg, a songwriter duo active between 1958 and 1960.

The only known record by Woody Byrd, perhaps a pseudonym.

Acknowledgment : Andreas Michalke


Thursday, June 17, 2021

I Want A Fair And Square Man

 English actress Honor Blackman (1925-2020)

 I Want A Fair And Square Man

From her LP "Everything I've Got" issued in 1964 on London Records in the USA (Sticker: "A sultry new voice... The sexsational star of the latest James Bond film Goldfinger".and on Decca (UK)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Wallace For President

Earl (Country Boy) Pettijohn

Wallace For President

Let’s All Back George Wallace 

Both wr. P. Bolstein & E. Pettijohn
Published by Moss Rose

Heart O' Dixie Records

According to "one multiculturally sensitive" seller several years ago on a well-know buy & sell website :

I have listened to the record several times to find any racial remarks and there are non. The music fits the turmoil of the 1960s and that all familiar theme to return to conservatism even though Wallace was a third party candidate. 
No racial remarks in these songs, what a relief !

No info found on the artist, but he recorded at least another single as his "Sinner's Fate" has been compiled on Small Town country - Vol. 1.


George Wallace, Conservative governor of Alabama, ran for President in the 1968 election as the American Independent Party candidate,

    "George Wallace forged an alliance with many country singers, such as Autry Inman, Hank Snow, and the Wilburn Brothers, who participated often in his campaigns for the Alabama governorship and for the presidency.  Racism was certainly one factor which contributed to Wallace's popularity, but his southern rural/populist roots also made him appealing to many of the "good old boys and girls" who picked guitars and sang.  Wallace identified with country music, but he also spoke the same language, ate the same food, and responded to the same cultural traditions (both good and bad) that most country musicians understood.  He linked his southerness with their own, while also tapping vaguely understood, but often legitimate, feelings of alienation that many Americans everywhere felt.

    The George Wallace-country music alliance was a major factor which contributed to the music's rediscovery by the media - the belief that at worst the music represented reactionary and racist politics, or that at best it spoke for alienated American working people."
 From "The Reinvigoration of Modern Country Music", in Country Music U.SA., by Bill C. Malone

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Where Is God ?

DeadWax followers, I am sure of it, are interested in all the great debates of society which fascinate so many people: what am I, where am I going, marriage for all, the right to have children, the right to die whenever you want, what's for dinner...

Today we are going to focus on a bigger question: where is God? Like a lot of people, I have his phone number, but I always come across an answering machine: "please wait, an advisor will answer you". So turning to a few people who have an answer.

Gay Sisters

God Is On Our Side (Evelyn Gay)
as inspired to Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott
(Savoy 4027, 1951)

Sav-O-Flex, unbreakable under normal use)

Al Barker with Melody Makers

God Is Everywhere (A. Barker)
Q-Cue Records, Barberton, Ohio, 1962

Norm Burns & The Five Stars

God Is On The Moon (Vivian B. Walton)
Sterling Records, 1971

Tex Roby

God Is On The Road (O. B. Tex Roby)
Charter Records, 1975
(vanity label at Gibson Studios / Ripcord Recording, Vancouver, Washington
Vivian Walton

God Is On The Moon (V. Walton)
From her LP "There's A New Hope In America" on Morning Son Records, 1977


 Blue Sky Boys (Bill & Earl Bolick)
God Is Still On The Throne
From "Precious Moments", LP on Starday Records, also on Pine Mountain Records)


 Cecil Surratt

God Is Near
From his LP "God Is Near" on Upper Room Records
date unknown

I'm sure The Gay Sisters are right,
unbreakable under normal use