Man, i really couldn't care less about World Series baseball this year, I hate it when that happens. I did a post for St Louis, i might as well do one for Texas too. It's only fair. All in the name of good sportsmanship...
This is a pretty odd record, but fun-odd, and i really dig the spooky old organ sound. It's a stretch, i know, but it's also about Texas. Hey- whaddayou want for nothing? It's the best i could do on short notice.
Go sports! May the best team win.
Well, i was hoping for a Brewers/Tigers world series, but it didn't work out that way, did it. Baseball can be a crazy game sometimes, you never know what's going to happen. So its the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers in the final contest, two teams that i couldn't care less about. Ah well...
Since i don't have any records about Texas baseball, hows about one for St Louis. Talkin Baseball truly is a brilliant concept. Allow me to explain: Mr. Cashman wrote the original Talkin Baseball in 1981 as an homage to the all time greats of the game. Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, guys like that. In the following years he recorded individual versions for several, if not all, of baseballs major league teams where he mentions specific players, etc. How cool is that, right? Cool in theory, absolutely horrible in execution...
The song sucks.
I never thought i would bother sharing it here, because it's so bad. Not bad-good either, i like bad-good. This is just plain bad. It's a shame that such a great idea was wasted like this...
Anyway- here it is. The Cardinals version of Talkin Baseball.
Posts are going to be scarce for the next several weeks. I'll get to the internets and the blog when i can, but it just aint on the top of my priority list at the moment. Don't worry though, i'm not dead or anything, i just have more important shit to worry about for the next little-while.
Two sides that need to be heard back-to-back. Here's Joe Piscopo (what the hell ever happened to Joe Piscopo anyway? The guy just disappeared) doing his best Sinatra from back in the classic SNL days. 1982 to be exact. "The first rehearsal" dare i say, is even better than the finished product. When he says the 'This one's by The Foreigners' line, it gets me every time... And the 'Bruce Spring-stine' bit- fuhgetabotit.
"I do not love rock and roll. OK, i like some Beatle tunes..."
Here's a classic blues standard that needs no introduction. I don't care who's performing it, i've never heard a version of this one that i didn't like, and this here is no exception. Also, give it up for that organ player too, whoever he is... Amazing stuff.
He don't want no hen in the barnyard layin eggs for nobody else!
I'm a big fan of both sides of this little record, other than the fact that it's a smokin mid-60s electric blues instrumental, it's by a guy i don't know a whole lot about. The beauty of collecting random ass 45s is that sometimes you actually end up with really cool stuff like this.
Gus Jenkins- Who knew?
Dig this one? Check out the A Side. It's got words.
Pack your bags, we're hittin the road and headed to Aspen Colorado. But travel light, because from the sounds of it we won't be staying very long.
It's not the best song in the world, it sure as hell aint no Polk Salad Annie that's for sure, guess that's why they stuck it on the b-side... But it has been a while since i posted a tune on the whole "Going Places" theme that i like to do from time to time. So here you go.
Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers for beating the stupid Yankees in the division series last night.
Me, i'm hoping for a Tigers/Brewers world series, then i really don't care who wins the whole thing. I just think it would make for an exciting match up. Good quality baseball. We'll see what happens.
Here's a little ditty by a guy from Detroit, and his band the Detroit Wheels.
Tony Bellus is a vocalist and musician whose best known song is the Robbin' The Cradle, a self-composed ballad he recorded in Chicago in 1959.
The recording of Robbin' The Cradle contained a number of styles and musical combinations. It combined an Italian pop singer playing an accordion, being backed with a country/rockabilly band augmented with a background Latino vocal group. Rumor has it that this song may have been inspired by the news from just months before in 1958 when rockabilly star Jerry Lee Lewis shocked the music world by marrying his 13-year old cousin Myrna. The song stayed in the top 40 for 26 weeks in 1959.
Attempts at follow-ups were hampered when the original National Recording Corporation went bankrupt in 1961. This and a stint in the Army took the momentum from Bellus' career. Many critics claim that Bellus was a one shot artist who never recorded anything else that was a hit...
But man, what a hit it was.
Bellus now resides in Florida with his wife Tammy, also a songwriter.
I like this little 4 song ep because the makers had the good sense to put the two rockers on one side, and the two slow-jams on the other. This makes perfect sense to me. The listener knows exactly what he's getting himself into. No surprises here. As anyone who's visited before knows, i'll always take the rocker over the ballad, so that's what we got for your listening enjoyment today. The rockers- All two of em! I have no idea who the performers are, and to be honest i don't really care. Let's just enjoy a little Dungaree doll/Rock a beatin boogie, back to back, the way they were meant to be heard.
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