Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Zombie Jamboree-Lord Jellicoe

Yep, I know it's not Halloween, but we've always got time for zombies, any time of the year round these 'ere parts...and this one is top, a version of 'Zombie Jamboree' by Lord Jellico...originally titled 'Jumbie Jamboree' by Lord Intruder back in Tobago and about spirit's dancing 'back to back-belly to belly in a cemetary, the location of which changed depending on who was doing the song and where, Lord Jellico's is supposedly in New York's Van Courtland Park...and why not?

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

I Am A Carpet-Little Archie

Great little obscure soul track on the Dial label..'I Am A Carpet' by Little Archie...whoever he was!
'Stop your walking on me!'

Friday, 26 March 2010

Cars That Go Boom-L'Trimm

Yeah-bwoy...ol' skool rap that you either love or hate...I love it so much I've embedded the video from youtube for pleasure....great accents, great sound, great track...check it out.....

Too Many Pills-Blue,Arkey and The Blue Cowboys

Subtitled 'Country & Western for all ye Sinners 'n' sufferers 1955-1966', this is certainly one of my favourite compilations of this genre/period and a must own if you even slightly interested in this kind of stuff.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Spinning Wheel-Mel and Dave

This is supposed to be one of the worst records ever made and can be found on many 'worst of' collections...I quite like it, especially the bits where everything drops out of time/tune...make your own mind up!

Monday, 22 March 2010

I'm Gay-Let My People Come

Back to sexuality and here comes this gem from the 'Let My People Come' theatre production of 1974. I guess it followed in the footsteps of 'Hair' and the like but was often condemned as pornographic, a view which creator Earl Wilson Jr strongly denies.
Whatever, the soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy and Earl is currently planning to update the show and get it out on the road once more...

Thursday, 18 March 2010

September Gurls+Big Black Car+Like Flies On Sherbet-Alex Chilton/Big Star

R.I.P Alex Chilton.

Column Of Flowing Honey-Love Is A Heart On

'Erotic Rock' anyone?

'The Beatles,Stones,Dylan,Hendrix,Zepplin, all tried to sing of love as it really is, but they stopped short and resorted to double-entendre'
...unlike this beauty, which may well be hard to digest on first listening but after repeated hearings goes down a treat.
This is taken from the 'Love Is A Heart On' album and although the fabs et all couldn't match it's lyrical prowess I'm sure they made up for it in other ways...even so, prepare to 'explode with ecstatic pleasure!'

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Hat Me Father Wore-Lance

Almost forgot, yep, it's St Patrick's here is lance with his unique take on 'Hat Me father Wore'...Paddy Miles indeed...

Homer The Happy Little Homo

Another recording from the 50's of which I know little poem? government propaganda? Who knows...maybe Matt Groening...whatever, great lyrics and a lot of fun...and at least he's happy!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Never My Love-The Tidbits

One of my favourite 'girl group' tracks from one of Singapore's finest, The Tidbits. After winning a talent contest with 'I Believe' The Tids(Bits?) were offered a record contract and a pathway to both fame and fortune.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The Impossible Dream-Eli Kaniel

One of my favourite versions of a true classic. Words cannot express etc etc etc...but the chance to dream, as Eli does here..ah, that is the rub...

Monday, 8 March 2010

Little Rosa-Cliff Gleaves

Another heart-breaker, this time a version of Red Sovine's(great name!) Little Rosa from one time Elvis Buddy and Rockabilly DJ Cliff Gleaves. Featuring perhaps the worst Italian? accent I've heard and a lyric to die for...literally...think I might just try this one the next time I'm in the florist...

Friday, 5 March 2010

All You Need Is A Fertile Mind-Gene Marshall+Pornography-Bill Hicks

Two takes on a thorny issue here with 'pornography' from the late lamented Bill Hicks and a gentle bit of advice from not quite so lamented but equally late Gene Marshall...'All You Need Is A Fertiel Mind'...true...
Enjoy...and no carnal thoughts at the back please...

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Misty Strips-Dr Jekyll & Mistress Hyde soundtrack

Something's come over me? Something's come over you...well yes, in the case of this track from the soft-core lesbo flick 'with a twist', Dr Jekyll & Mistress Hyde starring Misty Mundae.
The film is not a patch on Hammer's 'Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (see poster above) but this track certainly could have featured on one of Hammer's groovy sixties/seventies horror films...

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

A Lot Like Lucifer (Celia Said Long Time Loser) Lotti Golden

Some of you with very keen hearing may well notice the hand (and other organs no doubt) of Bob Crewe here on this track from Lotti Goldens 'Motor-Cycle' album. What with the jazz inflections and 'soul vocal' it's a bitty affair that keeps me coming back for repeated listenings...just as she gets going it seems to drop into a 'jazzy phrase' or two...a lot like Lucifer indeed!
Nice bit of 'fuzz' under the vocals when they get going too...

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Momma Love Tequila-Jr and His Soulettes

Well, there seems to have been lots of parties lately and as such I like to dig out this LP, Psychodelic Sounds and play Momma Love Tequile by Jr and His Soulettes.
A stonking party track I'm sure you'll agree...