Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020


Real George
His Krazy Kats

Vocal George Whitley

G. Whitley-H. Glover

Glover Records
500 North Lea
Roswell, New Mexico

Another Roswell mystery. This one has its origins late 1958 in the Roswell's Historic District at a house which was built in 1900. "This home mixes Southwest Vernacular features, i.e. flat roof, stuccoed exterior, with the horizontal lines of Prairie Style".  See pic below.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Treponema Tango

Natural marvel or painting masterpiece ?
No, treponema pallidum...

Sam Adams

Treponema pallidum is a difficult-to-eradicate pathogen and responsible for the sexually-transmitted disease, syphilis, also known as The Great Pretender..  The English and Italians called it the French Disease or the French Pox (morbus gallicus); the French; called it the Neapolitan sickness; Russians referred to it as the Polish sickness; Poles called it the German sickness; Flemings, Dutch, Portuguese and North Africans called it the Spanish or Castilian sickness; and the Japanese called it the Canton Rash or the Chinese Ulcer.

 From the Sam Adams obit
Samuel T. Adams, Jr. (1928-2016) - Sam Adams, "The Prince of Parody," announces that he has completed his 88-year gig on planet Earth, and is available for other engagements. Sam, also known as "Sonny" Adams, was a fixture on the New Orleans entertainment scene from the 1940s until fairly recently. He was a modern minstrel, miraculously managing to earn a living over this period not only as an incomparable pianist and clarinetist, but also as a humorist, puppeteer, and TV "Bozo the Clown".  (...)  Funeral and celebration arrangements are a bit confused at this time, which is the way Sam would have like it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

I'm A Witch

Terry Joy

I'm A Witch

Song penned by Don Hunt a.k.a. Donald Henry Stinson released in 1959 reviewed by Cash Box in October 1959. That's all about I can say.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Bo Diddley

Maureen Tucker
Bo Diddley

This is Maureen “Moe” Tucker, the Velvet Underground’s drummer doing Bo Diddley, first track from her "Playin’ Possum" album (recorded, mixed and mastered in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981)

After the Velvets broke up, Maureen moved to Texas and got a job at Wal-Mart, and raised her large family. She finally went back to music in 1981, when she recorded her first album in her living room (“between diaper changes”, she says) over a period of six months, overdubbing every instrument.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

3000 Tons Of Iowan Women

Marguerite Ashlock
ASHLOCK, Marguerite - Iowa Nutritionist of Newspaper and TV.  Has recorded "Let's Talk About Weight" in the late fifties, a record sampled by rchecka under the title "3000 Tons Of Iowan Women"

“Lesser artists borrow... great artists steal.”
                                                          - Igor Stravinsky

Friday, June 19, 2020

What Made You Blue

The Fugitives

What Made You Blue
(Mickey Russell, Richard Donlavey; Tips Music BMI)

Shoestring Records 108

Shoestring Records managed by country music promoter and booker Jim Gemmill and presided by Steve Richardson Jr., a Richmond, Virginia local businessman (running Bill’s Barbecue, Inc., a family business).

The Fugitives had also an album on the Justice label : "On the Run".

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Long Necked Goose

According to a comment from 2017 published by dbaugh1805 at 45cat/com, "Frank Clark (Clarko) was a DJ in the East back then. He lives in California now and has a streaming oldies Internet radio program on Rockhouse Radio.".  His only recording?

This Trumpet label was owned by New York born Harry Gorlin (1902-1995) who also was Vice-President and executive in charge of the "new" National Recording Corporation (NA-R-CO) in Atlanta, after the bankrupt of Bill Lowery's NRC company in April 1961. The company would re-emerge from bankruptcy in 1962, under the ownership of Frederick Storey (president of the Storey theaters of Georgia), but Lowery had left the company (he came back later).

For a list of masters produced by Harry Gorlin in 1962-1963, see HG master numbers

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Doyle Nelson Trio

(Dallas Frazier)

Jay Records
4908 East Shore (Road) Memphis

Produced by J.W. Brown, who was Jerry Lee Lewis’ bass player and father of his child bride.

A Stonewall, Arkansas native, Doyle Nelson learned his craft playing alongside of many of the stars of Memphis, Ace Cannon, Bill Black, Gene Simmons, Bobby Woods and Sam the Sham.  As a session musician, Nelson played keyboards at Hi, American and Sonic studios in Memphis, and worked with musicians like Reggie Young, Bobby Woods and Wayne Jackson. In the late 70s, he moved to Los Angeles for a year, headlining at venues throughout the Southern California area, including the world famous Palomino Club.
Doyle Nelson (1920-2015)
Doyle Clitus Nelson, 94, of Morehouse, died March 9, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born November 30, 1920, in Hartman, Ark., to the late Elzie and Georgia Thomas Nelson, he served in the US Navy and was employed by Music City Manufacturing. He was a musician, and played guitar for Roy Acuff at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of the Nashville Musician Association AFM Local 257. He also was a member of the Canalou Assembly of God Church. On December 17, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., he married Janet Tharp, who survives of the home.

Monday, June 15, 2020

No-Brainer - Volume 3

Vanna White presents :
No Brainer Volume 3

   Barnes & Barnes - Party In My Pants / Bill Joy - How Long Are You Staying                  
   Brave Combo with Tiny Tim - Stairway To Heaven  /
George Torrence & The  Dippers - Such a Fool I Was /
John Moran - Squeaky in a Boat                                 
   Les Guitares Du Diable - Twistin' USA  / Millie Small - Come and Hold me tight                          
   Millie Small & Roy Panton - We'll Meet /
Norm Burns & The Five Stars - John F. Kennedy Was Called Away /
Pat Boone - Long Tall Sally /Rod Rogers - Best Behind The Wheel /
Sam Kinison - Sexual Diaries / Thiaz Itch - Mambo XP38C                                                        

Monday, June 8, 2020

Deborah [of The Flying Lizards] sound-alikes

Deborah Evans-Stickland

If there wasn't Deborah, The Flying Lizards would never had a chance of having a hit. Full stop. 

Quite fascinated by her voice and her loveable eccentric personnality, I tried to find similarly voiced artists. I've found five singers who sounds in a way or another, or in some parts, like her. Among these five, there is Little Miss Darlene and her backing band whose recording is surprisingly so close to "Money" that it can be qualified as "anticipatory plagiarism" as defined by François Le Lionnais . Anticipatory plagiarism occurs when someone steals your original idea and publishes it before you.
track listing:
Janice Jones - Big Bad john                 
Lady Nell - Loving Daddy                    
Little Miss Darlene - Huddle Me, Cuddle Me  
Marva Turner -  Cool Operation
Sister Irene O'Connor  - O Brother!         
The Flying Lizards - Money     
Bios of these artists are sketchy or non-existent, with the exception of Sister Irene O'Connor who in 2012, at the age of 84, developped and ran massage therapy for the terminally ill. "massage therapy for the terminally ill", I like that.

And oh I almost forgot to mention that "Money" was recorded in a “cold meat fridge in Brixton, London." I like that too!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

No-Brainer - volume 2

Another compilation of tracks selected by "Random The Music !", a quite elementary and easy to use freeware, but making a mistake it's also easy. It erased unflinchingly some 8.000 files in just one second because I entered the wrong destination for the selected files!

Selections are from a folder named D:\MUSIC\_COLLECTIONS\A Million Dollars-20\ containing 20 volumes of Doo Wop, so you know what to expect! Tracks are as it is, but I removed the needlessly (and silly) "& group" included in the name of artist.

Dino Matthews - 00 - The Girl That I Love       
Gloria Knight - 00 - Lonely Girl                
Pepper & The Shakers - 00 - Need Your Love      
Peter Pete & The Lovers - 00 - A Lonely Island  
The Coins - 00 - Please                         
The Dynamics - 00 - I Guess You Don't Love Me   
The Five Blue Notes - 00 - My Gal Is Gone       
The Invictas - 00 - Lest You Forget             
The Mello-Harps - 00 - I Love Only You          
The Metrotones - 00 - Please Come Back          
The Rhythm Cadets - 00 - Dearest Doryce         
The Shieks - 00 - Come On Back                  
The Townsmen - 00 - I Can't Go                  
The Universals - 00 - A Love Only You Can Give  
The Vals - 00 - The Song Of A Lover             

No-Brainer - volume 2

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

No-Brainer : a random compilation (volume 1)

Compilation randomly assembled by an automated file generator. Title of this compilation created thanks to https://randomwordgenerator.com/phrase.php.   I've also tried  https://tweakyourbiz.com/title-generator but I've not been very charmed by "What Zombies Can Teach You About Oldies Music Random Ultimate Lazy".

What kind of music to expect? rockabilly, rocker, hillbilly, r'n'b, blues & so on
What kind of music you'll not find : psych, garage, long hair music, British Invasion, opera & so on

Art Davis - Hawaiian Boogie                                                 
Billie Morgan - Treatin' Me The Way You Do                                  
Boots Brown & His Blockbusters - Cerveza                                    
Camille Howard - Money Blues                                                
Downtowners - My Wife Ain't Lazy                                            
Frankie Avalon - Young Love                                                 
Gigi Parker & The Four Seasons - Lonely Girl Blue                           
Glen and Vivian Watson - Just Keep On Going                                 
Glenn Reeves - Johnny On The Spot                                           
Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind                                               
Guitar Walk - Piano Red                                                     
Jack Earls - When I Dream                                                   
Jack Huddle - Midnight Monsters Hop                                         
Junior Boyer - Jenny Jenny                                                  
Lenora Crider With Toby, Dick, Ellis & Al Harvey & The Possoms - Oh Lonesome Me.mp3  
Leon Mach - You Hurt Me So                                                  
Little Brenda Lee - Bigelow 6-200                                           
Lloyd Price - Mailman Blues                                                 
Mickey Gilley - Whole Lot Of Twistin' Goin' On                              
Ocie Stockard - Cow Town Boogie                                             
Pee Wee King - Hoot Scoot                                                   
Ronnie Price & The Velvets - Look At Me                                     
Scatman Crothers - My Dearest One                                           
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Bite It                                             
Spade Cooley - Three-Way Boogie                                             
The Hollywood Saxons - I'm Your Man                                         
The Sherrys - Pop Pop Pop-Pie                                               
The Storey Sisters - Bad Motorcycle                                         
The Uniques - Rock 'n Rudolph                                               
Bonus (?) (untagged track from a comp titled "Play It Cool", don't know which one...)
Unknown - Unknown