Monday, July 29, 2013

Johnny Seymour - What Can I Say, What Can I Do?

Another country tale of woe, this time by Jonny Seymour on the Alto Record label. Who is Johnny Swymour and what year is this from? You got me....

edit: DrunkenHobo says 1961. Thanks!

Johnny Seymour - What Can I Say, What Can I Do?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Billy Farrell - Slippin' And Slidin'

Hit the flea market late today and managed to score this little rocker from 1956 for a buck... just thought i'd share. Cheers!

Billy Farrell - Slippin' And Slidin'

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hot Day Tape - Mix

Another old meaningless comp. tape here. I can't recall the exact origins of this tape, but it must have been a "Hot Day", heh, and i've lost the track list and cover but by the looks of it and the fact that it has my handwriting (Comp.) and my Ex's (Hot Day Tape) i can speculate and say that this was made in the late 90's when we were still living together. It makes sense too since the A side has a lighter touch. See my ex would start these things with me and then quickly lose interest and i'd be left to my own devices, hence the way heavier side B. I know all the tunes even without the track list. Do you?

edit: ok per the comment i received i had to chop off the 1st song on the the b side of the mix because it was in fact ZZ Top's Just Got Paid & they blocked my mix. fuck it. and fuck you zz top. There is no money being made here... I used to be a fan but now you can suck it....

2nd edit: i give up..... Now devo has the b side blocked..... the 2nd song was peek a boo.... UGH! fuck the music industry....

Hot Day Tape - Mix Side A

Hot Day Tape - Mix Side B

Monday, July 22, 2013

Jodi Feinsilver - Georgy Girl

Some more musical archeology with more found personal recordings. This one doesn't bum me out nearly as much the other ones i've posted. I guess for a few reasons. First, its not really personalized to another person. No message here. No sending this back home to Ma or the family with messages, just a young girl singing one of her fave songs and having a good time. and this was 1967, and if little Jody was 10 or so she could very well still be alive and well and living. 3rd the kids in the background hooting and hollering really make this thing for. I don't know how these things were made but that has to be a playground right? or were things sets up at malls and that just kids having a time back there? 4th, man that Brooklyn? accent just kills me! Love it. anyway i have a bunch more of these things laying around in various states of decay and figure i might as well post a few of them before they just rot away over here. Enjoy or not. till the next time, Cheers!

Jodi Feinsilver - Georgy Girl

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Turk & Jenne - July 10, 1946 Recorded By Gaston Ragno

Another lost item found digging. These things always kinda bum me out when i find them because they were obviously meant for family & not some knucklehead digging for records. They just get discarded and lost forever and i'm sure no one in the family gives a shit. So when i turn them up and they are cheap i buy them. I like listening to them. It's sorta like a time machine or like being an audio peeping Tom. You go back to 1946 and hear a little message from another time and place that was never meant for you to hear. This one from Turk & Jenne. Looks like they were sending it to their Ma. Maybe one of these days someone will google turk & jenne or Gaston Ragno and find it. Probably not... They really didn't have a whole lot to say other than Jenne is gonna be 11 and Turk likes the phrase Hey-Bop-A-Re-Bop, as he says it on both sides of the record. Basically just horsing around. They start speaking a different language. Not sure, but i think it might be Italian? Most people won't find any interest in this and that's fine, but i look at it as audio archeology... either dig in or don't.

If you missed it and or are interested, i did a similar post about a record from a millitary man HERE:

Turk & Jenne - July 10, 1946 Recorded By Gaston Ragno Part 1

Turk & Jenne - July 10, 1946 Recorded By Gaston Ragno Part II

Monday, July 15, 2013

Strange Loves - I'm On Fire

A little rockabilly rocker from 1964 from "Strange Loves". The flip "Love, Love" hit the charts and a year later as The Strangeloves they had a hit with "I Want Candy". Wiki info below:

The Strangeloves were a fictional band created in 1964 by a New York-based American songwriting production team who pretended to be from Australia. Consisting of Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, and Richard Gottehrer, The Strangeloves most successful singles were "I Want Candy," "Cara-Lin", and "Night Time". Before the invention of The Strangeloves, the three-member team ‒ often going by FGG Productions ‒ had already scored hits for other artists including 1963's "My Boyfriend's Back" by the American female group, The Angels.

According to the press releases, The Strangeloves were three brothers named Giles, Miles, and Niles Strange who were raised on an Australian sheep farm. The brothers' fictional backstory involved getting rich with the invention of a new form of sheep crossbreeding (the long-haired "Gottehrer" sheep allegedly registered with the Feldman-Goldstein Company of Australia) which allowed them the time and financial freedom to form a band. The story did not exactly capture the public's imagination, but The Strangeloves' singles still performed respectably well especially in the United States.

The Strangeloves' first single, "Love, Love", was actually released under the group name, Strange Loves, and only reached No. 122 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The group's subsequent releases were as The Strangeloves.

When their second single, "I Want Candy", became a hit in the middle of 1965, The Strangeloves found themselves in the unfamiliar and uncomfortable position of performing as live artists. This short-lived experience was followed by a road group composed of four session musicians who had actually helped to record the Strangloves' songs. The musicians in the initial road group were bassist/vocalist John Shine, guitarist Jack Raczka, drummer Tom Kobus, and saxophonist/vocalist Richie Lauro.
In early 1966, the lineup was replaced by a trio of FGG studio musicians that more closely adhered to the founding concept: guitarist Jack Raczka (Giles Strange), drummer/vocalist Joe Piazza (Miles Strange), and keyboardist/vocalist Kenny Jones (Niles Strange). In 1968, bass player Greg Roman became an integral part of the band.
While on the road in Ohio in 1965 as The Strangeloves, Feldman, Goldstein, and Gottehrer came upon a local band known as Ricky Z and the Raiders led by Rick Derringer (known as Rick Zehringer at the time). Recognizing their raw talent, the producers immediately brought Derringer and his band to New York, recorded Derringer's voice over an existing music track from The Strangeloves' album, I Want Candy, and released "Hang on Sloopy" as a single under the name The McCoys.[1]
The Strangeloves' only LP, I Want Candy, was released in 1965 on Bert Berns' Bang Records, with several of the album songs having been released as singles. Other singles by The Strangeloves appeared on Swan Records and Sire Records.

The Strangeloves continued recording singles, with moderate American success, through 1968. In their "home" country of Australia, they only scraped the very bottom of the singles charts, but interestingly, a real Australian group "Johnny Young & Kompany" had a hit in their country in 1966 with a cover of the Strangeloves' "Cara-Lin" (re-titled "Cara-Lyn").
The FGG trio also collaborated on a charting 1965 single credited to The Beach-Nuts. As well, Feldman and Goldstein (without Gottehrer) recorded charting hits as Rome & Paris in 1966, and as The Rock & Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Co. of Philadelphia 19141 in 1969. (Prior to the creation of the Strangeloves, Feldman and Goldstein had also recorded a couple of non-charting singles as the duo 'Bob & Jerry in 1961-62.) As well, on his own Goldstein wrote, produced and arranged a 1966 solo single "Watch The People Dance" under the name Giles Strange, which failed to chart.

The following credit appeared on every Strangeloves record (as well as other records produced by FGG): "arranged and conducted by Bassett Hand." In fact, there is no such person as Bassett Hand; it was a tongue-in-cheek pseudonym for the Strangeloves themselves. Two instrumental singles credited to Bassett Hand were released around the time The Strangeloves were getting started: "In Detroit" (1964) and "The Happy Organ Shake" (1965). Neither single charted nationally, although "In Detroit" appeared on a Chicago top-40 list as an "Up 'N' Coming" song in October, 1964.

Post-Strangeloves careers:

Their songs have been covered by David Bowie, Bauhaus, The J. Geils Band, The Fleshtones, and by Bow Wow Wow.
Gottehrer went on to later fame as a record producer of early CBGB's luminaries such as Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Fleshtones, and Blondie, as well as being the co-founder of Sire Records along with Seymour Stein. He also worked with Robert Gordon, who was one of many who revitalized rockabilly in the late 1970s, and produced the critically acclaimed first album by Marshall Crenshaw.
In his role as a producer and manager, Goldstein also continued to have an effect on the music world. He suggested to the band Nightshift that they team up with Eric Burdon, which became War, and had the Circle Jerks on his Far Out Productions management company and LAX record label.

Strange Loves - I'm On Fire

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Wilt Bros. - She's A Friend Of Mine

I've been in this scenario a few times.... No fun. Great country tune on Clark records out of Tenn. I have no idea who The Wilt Bros. are or what year this 45 came out? My guess is late 60's early 70's? Either way this is good stuff. Enjoy.

The Wilt Bros. - She's A Friend Of Mine

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gary Walker - Runaway Heart

A kookly little country rocker/rockabilly tune from 1958 on the MGM label by Gary Walker. I'm hungover today so that is all you get....

Gary Walker - Runaway Heart

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cousin Roy - Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman

And this is why i always prefer 14 beers by myself...

And FUCK divshare.... i'm trying Mediafire from here out. Divshare is shit.

Cousin Roy - Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sticks McGee - Doin All This Time / Mel Walker - Call Operator 210 / Blenders - Please Take Me Back / Wynonie Harris - Rose Get Your Clothes

Great 4 song EP of rare early R&B tunes. I'm pretty sure these tunes were only originally available of 78's and then this EP was bootlegged sometime in the 50's or early 60's to share the wealth. Maybe if he is still around THE HOUND can shed some light on this subject?

What little i know about each performer is this: Sticks McGee or Stick McGhee was younger brother of Brownie McGhee. Mel Walker was born Melvin Lightsey in 1929. Walker was jailed on narcotics charges in the early 1950s and is reported to have died young. The Blenders I think were a west coast group that somehow had ties to groups like the Jacks and Cadets...? Or Am i Just making this up? & the most famous of the 4 Wynonie Harris, Born 24 August 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Died: 14 June 1969, Los Angeles, USA.

American rhythm & blues vocalist with a hot-n'-raunchy rock and roll style and dance skills. Harris really began his career touring with Lucky Millinder's band, eventually cutting his first recording with them in May 1944. After quitting the band he signed up to Leo & Edward Mesner's "Philo" label in the spring of 1945, with Johnny Otis leading his line-up.

He recorded on further labels, gaining popular success on the King label in the late '40s. By the mid '60s he was recording on Chess and performing with artists such as T-Bone Walker and Big Mama Thornton.

Harris died of throat-cancer, aged 53. His work has subsequently been honored by inductions into several 'Halls of Fame', including the Blues Hall of Fame, Memphis, Tennessee.

Sticks McGee - Doin All This Time

Mel Walker - Call Operator 210

Blenders - Please Take Me Back

Wynonie Harris - Rose Get Your Clothes

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Dandevilles - Nasty Breaks

Nasty Breaks.... Something most of us know all too well. Great uptempo R&B / Doo Wop classic in The Coasters style. 1959.

Dandevilles - Nasty Breaks

Monday, July 1, 2013

Smoke Rise - I Need A Woman To Love

Big Dumb Thud Rocks w/ a Neanderthal Pace... I Love this shit.... Hard Rock for the sake of Rocking Hard. This kind of stuff is the beginning of Heavy Metal. Knuckle Dragging heavy guitar rock singing about needing a "woman with some meat between her thighs". Not rocket science, but it gets the point across.. File somewhere between Spooky Tooth & Nazereth.

Here is the wiki info:

Smoke Rise was an American progressive rock band in 1969-1972. In 1970, they created the first American Rock Opera, The Survival of St. Joan, based on a play and a libretto by James Lineberger and produced by Oscar-winner Stephen Schwartz and Dave Blume. Smoke Rise was known as a very melodic group with smooth 3 and 4 part harmonies, guitar solos and fills, and a tight rhythm section that rocked with the best groups of the 60's and 70's.
Notable productions

The Buffalo Production of The Survival of St. Joan set box office records[citation needed] in the fall of 1970 at the Studio Arena Theater in Buffalo, NY. The New York Off-Broadway production was staged at the Anderson Theater in the East Village, with Gretchen Corbett (later of The Rockford Files fame) playing the title role. Another Oscar winner, F. Murray Abraham, was also a member of the cast.
The artwork by Doug Jamieson for the cover of the double album (Paramount PAS 9000) was displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art[citation needed].

Its members were brothers Hank Ruffin (keyboards), Gary Ruffin (guitar), and Stan Ruffin (drums), and Randy Bugg (bass guitar).
In 1972 they replaced Randy Bugg on bass guitar with Bill Turpin and added Bob Sellmansberger (former band member now returned from military service) on guitar and put out a rock single, co-written and produced by Joey Levine, "I Need a Woman" (ATCO Records 45-6851). Its B-side was a bluesy "Late Last Friday Night", written by Gary.

Smoke Rise - I Need A Woman To Love