Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Try Me



You think this is a good song? It most certainly is, and i aint sayin otherwise, but you oughtta hear the FLIP SIDE. It blows this one away. I'm just sayin...

Enjoy


try me
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Black Berries


It's just like they always say: 'The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.' That's what i've heard anyway. Let the Isley's tell it like it is.


Part one


Part two



part one

part two

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Mississippi Murderer


It's time to hit the road again dear listeners. I know, we were just there earlier this month, but we're headed back to Mississippi whether you like it or not. This time it's courtesy of The Amboy Dukes and 'Sweaty' Teddy Nugent's wailing guitar.

Check this one out.


hit it

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

keem o sabe


Call me old fashioned, but i still dig an old song with an Indian theme. The more politically incorrect the title, the better.

I hear that the b-side of this one is a pretty righteous funk jam, but since mines a radio station copy it's got this same track on both sides. I may never know.

Enjoy!


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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pirate Love


I found this one while digging through the 50 cent bin in some hipster douche-bag record/clothing/accsesories store when i was in Washington DC this past January. I remembered the band's name, and of course knew that 'Pirate Love' was a Johnny Thunders cover, but had never heard the Wretched Ones version... No picture sleeve. I don't know if it actually came with one. For the price i paid for it, i don't really give a give a shit if it did.

From what i remember the band was from New Jersey, and Suburban Voice was a punk fanzine out of New York. I remember seeing it in the early 90's when i was actually into music that sounded like this. I'm assuming this was a freebie that came with an issue of the magazine. Who knows what year. I'm too lazy to do an inter-google search to figure it out, but an educated guess- i'm gonna say 1997-ish.

The song on the flip side is by a different band, and it sucks, so i'll spare you that one.

Dig it. A bit of mid 90's east-coast punk rock and roll.
Enjoy!



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Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Girl Bill


This one's from a box of random ass 45s i had to buy all of to get at a couple interesting looking titles. I spent 8 bucks for about 50 records and one of those cool vintage carrying cases. Here's a long-winded story, and THE RECORD that made the purchase worthwhile.

The sound quality on this one is less than stellar, in fact it's pretty bad, but it doesn't matter, it's just a silly song that's worth hearing once but not something you'll want to download anyway. The record is in decent shape considering where it came from, its just that its on that crappy el-cheapo vinyl that they used in the 70s. The records that turn white on the surface with age. I'm not sure what the deal is with these exactly. Is it some kind of vinyl-plastic composite or something that labels used in this era to save money? If any readers know what i'm talking about, feel free to comment. I wouldn't have bought this one otherwise, and for just that reason, but it was in the box so i gave it a whirl... You get what you pay for.
It's pretty stupid, but I thought this was actually kind of a funny song.

enjoy!


It's piss-poor sound quality, and i'm sure you could find a much cleaner version elsewhere out on the innerwebs if you needed to hear it again, but if you really must have this particular transfer, well then Here you go.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Free Lovin!


Come on and get it!
And while you're at it, dig the FLIP SIDE, it's even better than this.




get some


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Monday, June 20, 2011

excusez moi mon cherie


Man, has it been a rough month for the horn section or what..? Clarence Clemons passed away on Saturday, and just last night i learned that Alan Rubin, better known to you and me as 'Mr. Fabulous' died on June 8th. Mr. Fabulous was the trumpet player in the Blues Brothers band. His character was the one who had the high class maitre d' gig when Jake and Elwood found him and told him that they were "putting the band back together."

Here's a lesser heard selection from the Blues Brothers. It's not featured in the movie anyway. Of the three 45s i have, this track is the most horn-heavy. (Hear another one HERE) I've got to assume that the sax solo in the middle was provided by Lou "Blue Lou" Marini, but Alan Rubin can be heard throughout.

This one's for Mr. Fabulous. Joining that rapidly growing horn section in the sky.



get it




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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Funky Sax


As i'm sure every music fan has already heard, Clarence Clemons died yesterday. Rock and roll just lost one of the greats... If you're a fan of his, and haven't already read it, i would recommend picking up his recent book: 'Big Man- Real life & tall tales.' It's a good read. You can thank me later.

I don't have any Bruce Springsteen 45s because, to be honest, i'm not really much of a fan. I don't dislike the boss or anything, it's just that... Ah hell, what's the use... Here's a peppy saxophone driven instrumental that has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that the saxophone is the lead instrument.

This one's for the Big Man. Play on brother... Play on.



get it

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Got a little woman


You wanna hear the flip side? Check out this LINK.



get one

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Please forgive my misconduct last night


Seriously- I thought hockey season would never end. Its the middle of friggin JUNE fer crissakes... Isn't this supposed to be a winter sport. When do they start playing again, like August?! It's just too much i tell you, too much.
...Yeah, you could say i'm not much of a fan of the game...

Anyway, here's one for the winners of Lord Stanley's Cup. Congratulations to the Boston Bruins. Maybe i should give a shit, since i lived in the wonderful city of Boston for over a decade, but i still don't. Good for them though... Hopefully the douche-bag sports fans in my old neighborhood don't burn it to the ground while "celebrating" this victory.

This ones by some guys from a team that has absolutely nothing to do with the Boston Bruins, but it's a hockey themed record, and that was the best i could do... If you dug this tune at all, you should check out the other side by following this handy-dandy LINK... You thought this side was stupid...

Enjoy!


forgive me

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some kind-a earthquake


That's Some kind-a earthquake all right, and it lasts all of one minute and twenty one seconds. They don't make em like this anymore, short and to the point.




Watch out!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Prayer from a mobile home


I don't care where you live, sometimes there's nothing like the power of prayer to get you through it all.



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Ruthie's Theme


Here's the flip side of one of those goof-ball break in records i posted a while back. (Hear it HERE.) I dig this one because of the sound. Kind of reminds me of the dudes i see playing for money on the street after White Sox games. Fun, but very average, and probably more than a little bit drunk. It's just some low budget horn driven rhythm music from the early 70's. I don't really know how else to describe it, but i'm a big fan...

This one's for Ruthie!


get it

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

From Russia with love


Let's take a trip waaay over yonder and pay a visit to old mother Russia, courtesy of Al Caiola by way of James Bond.
I don't think this is the version they used in the film, i believe it's just Al's cover. But i could be wrong. Either way it's a good 'un.

Enjoy!


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Friday, June 10, 2011

My god, how the money rolls in


I found this gem a few weeks ago, and even though my unofficial policy here at Junk shop juke box headquarters is to not pay more than a dollar for a 45, (in most cases it's like 25 cents) i actually dropped three bucks on this one. For a record like this though, i think it was a wise decision on my part to bend the rules a bit. I'm glad i did.

Normally, if i plan on posting both songs from a record, i'll sit on the other side for a while... I just put up the FLIP SIDE the other day, and well, this one was too good to not get out there right away too. So here it is. More corny old adult novelty dirtiness for your listening displeasure.

Enjoy!



get it
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Talkin bout you


I've posted so much odd shit lately, today i was thinking it was a good day for a straight-up rock and roll song. Nothing fancy. Nothing super obscure. Nothing funny or silly or strange in any way. Just a good solid rocker, and nothing more. That's how i'm feeling it, and i'm the DJ around here, so take it or leave it...

Enjoy!


get it


Also, today when i logged on to my internets, i was prompted by Blogger to update my 'mobile devices template.' So i did. I've personally never looked at the blog on my mobile device, but if some of you out there do, and don't dig the new format, shoot me a line and tell let me know. I don't care one way or the other. If i don't hear from anyone, i'll assume that all is well with those folks and their Star Trek phones.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Groovin with M.r Bloe


This one was released first in 1969 (this version), and again in 1970 credited to 'Cool Heat.' Why is anybody's guess. I've listened to them back to back, and my ears tell me that it's the exact same song. Same recording, note for note. The flip side of this version is a cheesy slow jam sung by Tony Orlando, The flip side on the Cool Heat release is a silly one-liner instrumental called 'What are you, Nuts?' I actually wish i owned the other version.
It seems there was also a UK act around the same time who took the name Mr.Bloe and had a big hit with it. No word on whether it's the same recording as the other two though.

Groovin



groovin

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Monday, June 6, 2011

4 or 5 times


4 OR 5 times?!
I'll give you two, three tops, and i'm all done.
Here's to youthful stamina....



get it

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Harper valley PTA Squaredance


Yeah, that's right. My copy is autographed.
Whaddayou got?
Nothing, that's what.


Enjoy!


doe see doe

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Undecided man


The Undecided Man is Eleanor Rigby's bastard cousin.



decide
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Friday, June 3, 2011

mississippi delta


"It was the third of June, another sleepy dusty Delta day" says Bobbie Gentry on the flip side of this one- The classic Ode to billie joe. It is in fact the third of june today, and i have always enjoyed that one quite a bit, but we've all heard it before...

In keeping with my 'going places' theme i've had happening as of late, i thought it would be more fun to flip over the record and take a trip on down to the Mississippi delta to mark the occasion. Close enough, i say.

This is a fun one. Come along and join me, won't you?



get going

Thanks Katie!
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ha ha said the clown


So... This is what Manfred Mann's band was up to, post Do Wah Diddy / pre making a living doing crappy versions of Bruce Springsteen songs.
The late 1960s....
It must have been the acid that made the flute sound like a good idea on this one. There's no shame though, the 1960s happened to every group from the era. Sometimes with favorable results, sometimes- well, not so much...
Let your ears be the judge on this one.

Enjoy!




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