Couldn't let leap year happen without posting a record to mark the occasion. Jump for joy is the flip side of the Curly Shuffle. Remember that one? This isn't the greatest song ever, but it works for me. Jump. Leap year...
Lame- Yeah i know, but it was either this or Freddy Cannon's Jump Over. I went for the quote-unquote funny song...
The "Judge" schtick was popular with the kids for a few minutes there in 1968. Pigmeat Markham did his "Here come the judge" bit on laugh in, and it took off from there. I don't know how many records were made on the whole 'Judge' theme, but if you want my opinion Shorty Long's take is (of the ones i own and/or have heard) probably the best...
My favorite part about The Bull & The Matadors Funky Judge is at the very very end. Right before they go into the fade out. The singer says to the judge: "I'm form Alabama your honor" and the judge says something that can't really be made out, and the singer goes: "Whaaattt?! I didn't do it!" And right at that moment there is a nasty guitar or possibly microphone feedback screech. Loud. For just a half of a second, but LOUD. You gotta love in studio live recordings. It must have driven some engineer insane. It's so loud and piercing that it probably bled onto all the other tracks, but the poor bastard had no choice but to leave it on there because it was an otherwise perfect take.
Turn it up, and pay attention right at the very end:
Judge- Sho is funky!
I just posted the other side of this record a week ago ,and since it was such a hit, i figured i'd throw the flip side out at ya too. This tune is even better than the other one... Dig that bitchen guitar solo.
Any record where the name of the group has the letter Y where another vowel should be is worth risking a quarter on. Never heard of The Tymes before i found this one, but i was pleasantly surprised when i gave er a spin and heard....
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I enjoy reading your comments, and i almost always try to respond. I feel that it's part of the whole, for lack of a better term, "Blogging experience." Interaction with the folks who read the words i write, and more importantly, who dig my scratchy old records is what it's all about. It's the reason i'm here five-six days a week.
As a courtesy for those who like to leave comments, I removed the stupid "Captcha" puzzle that you have to solve. I know that it proves to the mighty interweb gods that you are a human being and not a robot, and believe me that is a good thing, but some of my flesh and blood friends have complained that it hurts their soft squishy brains, so i did away with it. I think they are a pain in the ass too. I did however enable the 'moderation' feature (no, not in my personal life, only in my webernet rock and roll fantasy land- I'll still be enjoying my usual excessive lifestyle.) All it means is that before you actually see your comment, i have to approve it first. No big deal. As long as you don't try to sell me hard-on pills or claim to be an African millionaire who needs to launder obscene amounts of money, we're still cool.
Until next time, enjoy the tunes, and speak up. I'm always happy to hear from each and every one of you. For those of you who do chime in regularly- Thanks! and talk to you soon...
Personally- i'll buy a couple drinks or something. Some tacos. I'll let you bum my smokes, and hell- i'll even make you coffee in the morning. I'm not cheap or anything, but $10,000 bucks is a pretty serious chunk of change for a broke-ass mofo like me...
I dig corny old trucker ballads as much as the next guy, and this one's up there with the best of em. What more does a man need- The good lord, your truck, and your damn self.
Dig the cool label graphics too.
Not to be confused with Major league baseballs Joe West- The worst umpire ever to call a game.
I can't get enough of these Hit Records sides. And you know, some of them actually give the original versions of the songs a run for their money. This version is pretty good.
That's the way the Cookie crumbles.
As any self respecting rock and roll fan already knows, in recent weeks we lost some of the great black entertainers of all time: Etta James, Jimmy Castor, (honorary black man) Johnny Otis and Don Cornelius. What with yesterdays news of Whitney Houston's untimely passing, i'm beginning to wonder why folks aren't already getting their own "Dead pools" going. Safe money would be on B.B. King or Chuck Berry if you ask me. Christ, ole Chucks got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel at this point... But me, i like to go for the long shots sometimes. My moneys on Andre Williams. For two reasons: First- He's wicked old, second- i own one of his 45s. (I own plenty of Chuck & B.B. stuff too, but we've heard it all before.) I'm not much of a gambling man so I don't have a method or a system, I just like to keep things simple and follow my gut...
Anyone got any other predictions/wagers? I'd love to hear em.
Here's Andre from 1967, way back when he was only in his early 30s.
The ole Junk Shop Juke Box must have been linked to a site where the generous music lovers of the interwebs congregate because yesterday i received not one, but two donations to my PayPal account from two different followers. (I got two random donations all year in 2011.) To these two kind individuals, i'd like to send out a sincere thank you. To everyone else, i'd like to say that donations are always welcome. Any time... Seriously.
The PayPalbutton is located in the upper right corner of the page, and no amount is too small (or too large.) The money pays the annual fee for my DivShare account as well as allowing me to occasionally splurge on ridiculous three dollar records like this- which i eventually end up passing on to you, the reader/listener. Everybody wins!
Don't know anything about this budget cover record. The Coasters version of Along Came Jones and the flip side Talahassie Lassie both came out in 1959, so this had to have been released shortly thereafter. That's all i got. This sides credited to The Ramblers and the other sides credited to Herb Gale.
Who were they you ask? Beats me. You figure it out.
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