Friday, November 30, 2007

Broken turntables, playlist, found keys & some news!

OK, so we did the Forward to the Caves radio show last night only after being informed that both turntables were up and running, so I grabbed 2 45 boxes with great anticipation of spinning a bunch of Funky Soul and following it up some some killer Garage & Psych but after only a few tunes realized that the right channel was not working on turntable 2... what a bummer.

The best laid plans of mice & men...

So our game plan was screwed up because we had to fall back on some CD's and change the whole direction of the show and went with a heavier 70's style psych sound. I did manage to get in a plug for DJ Prestige's groovy show he has coming up, here is the info lifted from his site:

The Budos Band will be playing live at the World Famous Asbury Lanes on Friday December 21st. It will be a full band gig (13 members), who will bring their brand of Afro Soul from the streets of Shaolin, (that’s Staten Island) to Asbury Park. DJ Prestige and Larry from Funky 16 Corners will be manning the decks in between sets, spinning Raw and Funky Soul all night. There may be a guest selector or two as well, so you’ll have to drop by the Lanes that night to check it out. The night will be called The 4th and Kingsley Soul Club, and will kick off a series of nights at the Lanes who focus on Funk and Soul bands.

Sounds pretty sweet, so if you in that neck of the woods you should attend & support,
as DJ Pres is seriously kicking this little funk & soul scene in the ass and making some head way! Plus he's a pretty ace dude outside of being an amazing DJ. After watching his set at the last 45 session my dick shriveled up between my legs and my jaw hit the floor. simply killer!

Any way for those paying attention here is last night play list from the radio show.
We hope to get the turntable situation sorted out and we most likely will not be there next Thursday as we will be on our way to London for a one off gig with my band Solace!

Traffic Sounds - Solos
Pieces of Peace - Cease Fire
Boby Franklin's Insanity - Don’t lose what you got
Master of Soul - I Hate You (in the daytime, love you in the nightime)
Iron Knowledge - Show Stopper
Cynics - Turn me Loose
The Last Vegas - Seal the Deal
Rainy Day Saints - She's Fallen Apart
Fresh Blueberry Pancake - Hassels
The Mainlines - Bring on the Sweet Life

Morgen - She's the Nitetime
Stark Naked - All of them Witches
Uriah Heep - Tears in my Eyes
ShutDown 66 - ShutDown 66
Shawn Phillips - Moonshine
The Stooges - TV Eye
The Butthole Surfers - Movin to Florida
Frank Zappa - Dirty Love
Daniel Johnston - Circus Man
Unsane – Body Bomb
Monster Magnet - Lord 13
Melvins - Oven
Bauhaus - Telegram Sam
Bob Dylan - Shelter From the Storm
Spooky Tooth - Wrong Time
Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl

Elias Hulk - Nightmare
Lectric Wood - Time of the Season
Incredible Hog - Wreck my Soul
The Yellow Payges - The Two of Us
Jericho - Featherbed
Dirty Tricks - Wait Till Saturday
Spirit - I Got a Line on You

and on another great note, i found my keys!!!
until the next time, Cheers!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Foward to the caves radio is back!


8 to 10pm EST

Tune in via the web.

After taking a few weeks off in a mini protest because WLFR and Stockton college can't get their shit together (broken turntables, broken microphones, etc...) we will be back online tonight!

Hopefully the turntables will be working and shit will be fixed because i brought 2 45 boxes loaded with groovy soul, funk & psych as well as a suitcase full of full length vinyl containing some heavier psych from the 70's!

So if anyone is around and bored tune in & turn on! It's gonna be a wild ride!!!

Also, be sure to check out JJB's blog Eye Eat Music Her new post is a KILLER!!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Yours truly with a few of his favorite things: Beer, Girly covers, and Masks

So, here i am at working digging around all these KILLER blogs with all this music posted everywhere and i feel like such a little fish in such a big pond. This is all new to me and it's kind of overwhelming. I don't even know where to start. I'd like to give everyone who has linked, posted, or talked about this little tiny blog here a huge shout of thanks and just wanted to say hang in there because things will only get better over here! I've got a huge cash of vinyl that i can't wait to rip and share with the lot of you!

Edit: here's a little something inspired by the new flea market funk mix!


Monday, November 26, 2007

A few new ones...

I spent the weekend removing ALL my records from storage. Now they are all stacked ceiling high in my folks garage and the emore i look at them all the more i realize what a daunting task it's going to be sorting and cataloging and getting this is some sort of order, but it was cool doing a little digging in your own records and finding stuff i had forgotten i had!

Anyway, with X-mas looming and the prospect of Santa bringing the devil here a mp3 turntable, it should be soon that i will be able to download some tunes for the few that actually tune in over here.

In the meantime, here's a hot little cover and another cha cha for for eyes!

The cha cha cover isn't a true winner as the chicky babe is a so-so, but the red & white striped stocking make up for it! and the other one is a WINNER in my book!
Some bare feet, a little belly meat and a little camel toe action! Funny, but that picture was taken over 40 years ago and she has to be in her 20's so chances are that hot number is an old ass granny now or even possible dead....

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Asbury Park 45 Session Play List, Tech problems, good times & lost keys...


My head is still spinning a bit from last nights jam session as i sip some luke warm coffee and try to put the events that took place into some form of order.

Man, it was a whole lotta fun and there was some serious music spun. I can't wait to see play lists from everyone so I can start finding some of the wicked shit that was played!

Yours truly got off to a shaky start due some technical problems and in some part i'm sure my utter stupidity but alas all was rectified and the fuzz & funk was put forth!

i also lost my keys last night which didn't make for a fun time trying to get in the house at 3AM without them so if anyone finds a set of keys PLEASE let me know!

I'm still a bit out of it considering MANY Guinness were drank last night and i very rarely see 3AM anymore being a working man and all so I'm not going to get too detailed since details are a bit "fuzzy" but everyone killed it and i had a wicked good time!

so right to the point, here is what the devil dick played:

Sir Joe and Free Soul - (I've Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind - Mantis
Bob Franklin's Insanity - Don't Lose What You Got (Trying To Get Back What You Had) - Westbound
The Moods - King Hustler - Red Dog
Fantastic Epics - Fun and Funk Part III - Tories
Third Guitar - Down To The River - Rojac
The Wild Magnolias - Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right) - Polydor
Ike & Tina Turner & The Ikettes - Contact High - Liberty
Sound Experience - 40 Acres and A Mule - Soulville
Iron Knowledge - Show Stopper - Tammy
Masters Of Soul - I Hate You (In The Daytime And Love You At Night)- Duke
Bags - It's Heavy - GSF

Many thanks to DJ Prestige for putting this thing on and having the old man back. If you aint getting your ass down here for this shit you is missing out BIG!


Friday, November 23, 2007

Cold as a witches tit this morning scores & red hot funk later tonight!!!

Man o' man it was cold this morning. After dropping my kids off this morning i got out to "the spot" albeit a little late. Jack the Ripper, Prime, Prestige & JJB were all already out there along with usual suspects, aka, the meatball, eggbeard & the old man, so i didn't hold much hope of finding anything after the bones were already picked clean by the vultures that were about but i dug deep and found a few things.

The old man was holding a record for me which I was thankful to score. A nice clean 1958 original stereo pressing of the Rock-A-Teens album woo-hoo. It's more rare than the mono and i guess it books pretty high, or at least the old man told me so. So needless to say this wasn't a dollar score buy WAY under what it books since he only "traded" for it. I'm psyched to have it because it's a great early little rock and roll record with some killer instrumental cuts. It has a little writing on the cover but whatever, you don't play the cover!

I also score some cool pic sleeves on the cheap @ 50 cent a pop and some cool 60's RnR/Psych 45's and a few cool LP's.

Anyway, looking forward to tonight's 45 session as i pulled some serious shit to spin and hope some folks will be digging the fuzzier side of some of my choices! I had a little mini heart attack this afternoon when i couldn't find one of my 45 boxes with hsome of my money in it! but alas it was found and I am fucking ready! (pardon my french but i am a little excited!)

enough babel, here are my scores today.


Billy Bland - Let The Little Girl Dance - Old Town 1076
The Cascades - Rythem of the Rain - Valiant 6026
Dandevilles - Nasty Breaks - Guyden 2014
Larry Frazier - Before Six - Impulse 205
Joe Williams, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orch. - Night Time Is The Right Time - Solid State 2508
Dee Ervin - 'Tis Farewell - Hull H-745
Eugene Church - Jack Of All Trades - Class 2128
Bobby Marchan - Booty Green - Fire 1027
California Soul NYC - WB Pro 621
Gene Anderson & the Keynotes - Susie - Top Ten 104
Chase - open Up Wide - Epic - 5-10775
Lectric Woods - Time of the Season - APT 26005
The Yellow Pages - The Two of Us - UNI 55107
The Rainy Daze - In My Mind Lives A Forest - UNI 55002
Joe Maphis - Pickin' & Guitin' - Mosrite 310
Wanda Jackson - Reckless Love Affair - Capitol 5789

45 picture sleeves:

Elvis - Love Letters - 47-8870
Bobby Rydell - Love Love Go Away - Cameo C-280
Hermins Hermits - I'm Henry VIII, I Am - MGM K-13367
Everly Brothers - Ebony Eyes - WB 5199
Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song - Mercury 71820
Damita Jo - Love Laid Its Hands on Me - Mercury 71840
Little Cindy - It Must Have Been the Easter Bunny - Columbia 4-41346
Cindy Lauper - The Goonies 'R'Good Enough - Epic 34-049918
Treasure Island - Peter Pan L-23
Farmer Alfalfa in The Mechanical Cow - RCA Victor WBY-111
Lunar Landing on the Moon - Doubleday T-10483
First Man on the Moon - MGM PX-101
America's First Man in Orbit - Doubleday SP 27
Aurora 7 - Doubleday SP 55


Rock-A-Teens - Woo-Hoo - Roulette SR 25109
Nappy Brown - Don't Be Angry - Savoy Jazz 1149
The Elephant - s/t - Big Tree 89508
Fat Mattress - II - Atco 33-347
The Muffins - Manna/Mirage - Random Radar 003
Soundproof - The sound of Tomorrow Today - Westminster HI-FI 15011

Hopefully I'll see a few folks out & about tonight!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Asbury Park 45 Sessions:

This Friday!

I aint got much else. Just got back from a LONG weekend in Boston recording withh my band and I'm feeling pretty beat up but way looking forward to spinning some deep funk grooves with some fuzzy overtones this Friday. come the Funk Down!

Also, be sure to check out JJB's blog Eye Eat Music For some groovey new tunes!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A few scores and thanks!

I was going to post this on Sunday but waited until after the Flea Market Funk meets The Devil's Music mix was posted so it didn't get in the way.

Also want to give a public shout once again to DJ Pestige for the most exceelent job he did on the mix. I'm glad some folks dug it. I must have listened to both mixes 30 times already!

Thanks Pres you are truly the man!

So here goes last Sunday's post today!

I got up early today and believe it or not my little man wanted to get up and go to the flea market. Not to look for records but to look for star wars figures. So of course i was all up for it and got a little digging in. It was cold but the coffee was hot. And there was a lot of action out there even with the tables covered in frost. I found some cool records on the cheap but no star wars guy for the little man. I had to explain to him that some days you score & some days you don't but its all in the trying.

Here is a list of some of the scores: I got a nice mix of Rock & Soul stuff with some cool & odd LP's. Some of this stuff I already own but these were pretty nice clean copies.

If anyone has any information on the Ill Bred Mind 45 please let me know! I had to buy a whole box of common stuff to score it and I wasn't going to let another Soul Invaders Inc scenario happen so I bought the whole box just to get this one 45. It is an organ heavy psych number with a cover of "walk on by" on the flip and no information on the record at all, not even song credits. I looked online and seached popsike and couldn't turn up anything on it so if anyone has and info please contact me and let me know as it seems pretty "rare"...

Ill Bred Mind - How Can You Be Happy Today - P.S.L.
The Beatles - She Loves You - Swan
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart - P.O. Box 9847 - A&M
Led Zepplin - Immigrant Song - Atlantic
Edward Bear - Best Friends - Capitol
Mountain - Mississippi Queen - Windfall
Alice Cooper - School's Out - WB
Alice Cooper - Hello Hooray - WB
David Essex - Rock On - Columbia
The Turtles - Surfer Dan - White Whale
Free - Alright Now - A&M
Johnnie Strickland - I've Heard That Line Before - Roulette
Edwin Star - War - Gordy
Sly & the Family Stone - I Want to Take You Higher - Epic
100 Proof Aged in Soul - Somebody's Been Sleeping - Hot Wax
Joe Tex - I Gotcha - Dial
Little Sister - Stinga - Stone Flower
Jackie Moore - Precious Precious - Atlantic
Fred Wesley & the J.B's - Damn Right I Am Somebody Pt. 1
Moments And Whatnauts - Girls (Part I) - Stang
Foxy - You Make Me Hot - Dash
The Parliments - (I Wanna) Testify - Revilot
Labelle - Lady Marmalade - Epic
Blue Magic - Welcome to the Club - Atco
The Exciters - Tell Him - UA

Cantandole A - ME XI CO - Alta id
Eddie Heywood - S/T - EmArcy (1955)
Kai Winding Feat. Kenny Burrel - Soul Surfing - Verve
Heartsille Benjamin's Virgin Ilsand Steel Band - Philips
Japan - Its Music and Its People - Desto
Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Band - You're so Beautiful - WB (still in shrink)
V.O.S. - Yesterday & Today - Valley of Sound (private press psych/rock)
HI-FI Jazz Session - Sarah sings "Mean to Me" Feat: Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Red Norvo, Cozy Cole, Charle Ventura - Masterseal
Jake Holmes - So Close, So Very Far To Go - Polydor

and a few new Cha Cha Lp's!


Flea Market Funk Meets The Devil's Music: That's Heavy Old Man!! Part 2


45 to 45! And nothing but 45's!!!

A huge shout out to DJ Prestige for making this possible. He did all the hard work I just provided a few 45's so sit back relax and turn up the FUNK!!!

Here it is! Part 2 of the Flea Market Funk meets The Devils Music mix!!!

News - Tend To Your Own Business/ Colossus
The Electric Ladies - King Kong/ Mainstream
Ground Hog - Bumpin/ Gemigo
Junior & the Classics - The Dog/ Groove
The Sisters and Brothers feat. Sister Geri - Chained/ Calla
Diobolics - _______ Will Be _______/ Togetherness
King Hannibal - The Truth Shall Set You Free/ Aware
Preacher - Life Is A Gamble/ Column
Gerri Granger - Show Stopper/ Double L
I Am the Red Devil - Frankie "Zeke" Hart/ Specialty

Download or Listen To:Flea Market Funk Meets The Devil's Music: That's Heavy Old Man!! Part 2

Don't forget to go over to Flea Market Funk to download Part !!!!

As if you haven't already!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Clash of the 45 boxes: The Heavy Old Man Mix

So last night I met up with Flea Market Funk Ace No. #1 Soul Dude DJ Prestige and had a little clash of the 45 boxes. Jenn & I rolled up a little after 7pm with beers & 45 boxes in hand. After some chit chat and some KILLER vegetarian Caribbean food from Sister Sue’s in Asbury we got down the business at hand!

We had a kind of 45 war. We each picked out 10 45’s and my man Pres was kind enough to let me make the first move. So I being the new guy on the block had to go all out with my move, which he followed up in true DJ Pres fashion. And then we each “threw down” a 45 on each of our “turns” going back and forth each throwing down a 45 until we were out of records. 10 records each, resulting in 2 different mixes! It was pretty cool. At one point Pres took back one of his picks and went to an alternate 45 box because he wasn’t feeling the one he threw down fit the mix! A true pro!

Then my man got down in front of the turntables and mixed that shit up! I think he is going to be putting the finishing touches on both mixes tomorrow and each mix part 1 & part 2 will be posted on each of our blogs, Part 1 on Flea market Funk & Part 2 right here.

So stay tuned because I guarantee some Groovy, Heavy, Funky, Soul goodness!

I can’t thank him enough for hooking this up. He did all the hard work, I just sat back threw some choice 45’s down (and drank beer) and he’s putting all the pieces together. With any luck & with Prestige’s help I will be able to start downloading my own tunes soon!!! (trying to teach an old dog new tricks ya know!?!)


Monday, November 5, 2007

45 of the day: Aaron Neville - Ape Man

I used to have this 45 but no longer do.

It's a great little dance craze type number where Mr. Nevill's "dance" is acting like an ape!!!

I no longer own this baby and would love to come across another copy. I've been passively looking for a few years now but no luck. Any leads would be "HIGHLY" appreciated!

Edit: I just found a few copies on ebay and i will be bidding soon!
Do yourself a favor and buy one too!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Record's of the day, missed WFMU record fair & run in w/ the soul invaders 45 guy...

I didn't make it up to the WMFU record fair as I am trying to be thrifty these days, i have some things coming up that are going to require some cash. IE, studio time w/ my band solace and plain tickets to London for a one off gig w/ Orange Goblin Nov. 8th but i did manage to get out to one of the flea markets and buy some trash.

So today i give you my 2 new latest editions to the devil's music record cover club.
Both for a buck. I also got some odd ball 78's and a few minor league rock records as well as some really cool and "odd" jazz, soundtrack, electronic, spoken word and folkways type ethnic records.

I have my fingers crossed as a friend of my mother has informed her that a relative has just passed away and he had a "HUGE" record collection and asked my mom if her son, that being me was interested. well of course! so we shall see how that pans out.

I also had another run in with the guy who had the soul invaders inc 45 and all i can say is the guy is pretty out there. He seems real "odd" about parting with this 45. he says he still has it and that he is going to "give" it to me if i buy all of his 78's he has but when i ask him what kind of 78's he has he tells me he doesn't know. Well i aint buying things sight unseen ya know...??? so I don't know what is going to happen with this damn 45! I have my fingers crossed but I aint holdin' my breath ya know what i mean?

Anyway here is a list of my recent scores:

Carl Hoff - Kentucky Babe - Okeh 6478
Tommy Tucker Time - The Train Song - OKeh 6487
Phil Harris - Some Little Bug - Ara 136
Peerless Quartet - The Railroad Section Gang - Victor 16727

The Ventures - Secret Agent Man - Dolton 316
Sly & the Family Stone - Fun - Epic 5-10497
Dion - Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms) Laurie 3464

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - I Miss You - Philadelphia International KZ 31648
The Ink Spots - 18 Hits - King 5001X
John Williams - Plays Bach, The Complete Lute Music On Guitar - Columbia M2 33510
Cheap trick - Dream Police - Epic
Watch the Skies - Reverie - Encounter ER 1002
Jim Kweskin & Jug Band - Unblushing Brassiness - Vanguard 2158
Paul Horn - Inside - Epic - BXN 26466
The Music of the Tonga - National Geographic Society 3516
Indian Music of the Upper Amazon - Folkways FE 4458
African Flutes - Folkways FE 4230
Cancion Protesta: Protest song of Latin America - Paredon P1001
Sir Winston Churchill "The sinews Of Peace" Spoken Arts SA 917
Black Pioneers in American History - Caedmon TC 1299
George Crumb - Night of the Four Moons, Voice of the Whale - columbia 32739
Bernard Gunther - Sensory Awakening: Couples - No label
Touch - Created by Morton Subotnick on the Buchla Electronic Music System - Columbia MS 7316
Gruppe Between - Einstieg - Wergo 1001
Terry Riley - Songs for the Ten Voices of the Two Prophets - Kuckuck 067
Computer Music - J.K. Randell Quartet in Paris Monologues by a Mass Murderer - Nonesuch H-71245
Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center - Columbia ML 5966
Panorama Electronique - Electronic Experimental Music by Kagel/Elmert/Henry/Ligeti - Limlight LS-86048
Luciano Berio - Laborintus 2 - RCA Red Seal LSC-3267
Darius Milhaud - Aspen-Serenade - Everest 3176
Environments - dawn at New Hope, Pennsylvania June 1969 - Atlantic SD 66002
Andres Segovia - An Andres Segovia Recital - Decca DL 9633

oh yeah, we also scored this awesome vintage Rush mirror for a buck!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Record cover of the day & last nights play list

Here's another hot little latin number for your eyes.

I've decided instead of doing a weekly cover I'm just gonna post 'em when I feel like it.

Also for anyone paying attention, I know there aren't many but here is last nights "forward to the caves" radio show!


Parliament - P.Funk (Wants to get funked Up)
Bintangs - Lora Lady
The Novas - The Crusher & Take 7
Big Elf - Neuropsychopathic Eye
Juicy Lucy - Mississippi Queen & Who Do You Love
Orange Sunshine - Sunshine of your Love
Donovan - Catch the Wind
Wildfire - Stars in the Sky
Dave Diamonds & the Higher Elevation - The Diamond Mine
Teddy & His Patches - Suzy Cream Cheese
Wayne Raney - Catfish Boogie
Cousin Deems Sanders & His Goatherders - Goatherder Boogie
Stackwaddy - Hoochie Coochie Man

Arthur Lee - E-Z Rider
Yesterdays Children - Evil Woman
Crystal Chandelier - Suicidal Flowers
Zior - Entrance of the Devil

Black Sabbath - Hard Road
Blue Oyster Cult - Career of Evil
Aphrodite’s Child - Four Horseman
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
Uriah Heep - Gypsy
Colosseum - Kettle
Nazareth - Sold My Soul

Solace -Devil's Clock