Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jump for joy!


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...

Enjoy the extra day!



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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Honky Tonk Train


All aboard!
The Honky tonk train!

Enjoy!


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Monday, February 27, 2012

Funky Judge


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!

Enjoy!



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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Midnighter


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.

Enjoy!


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Roscoe James McClain


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....

Enjoy!


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Let me!


Friends, followers, legions of adoring fans-
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...

Catch you on the flip side!



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wanted, $10.000 Reward


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...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Way down yonder in New Orleans


Fat Tuesday

Enjoy! And if you have the pleasure of attending this years festivities, raise a glass for me!



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Monday, February 20, 2012

El rancho rock


Translated to English, the title 'El Rancho Rock' becomes 'The Rock Ranch.'



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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Should i tell them


The latest in my never ending series of records featuring yellow center labels.
Check out the flip side.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Just me, this old truck, and my lord


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.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

I likes to do it


I likes to do it



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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Don't say nothin bad about my baby


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.

Girl you better shut your mouth!



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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Girl


Happy Valentines day to all you lovers out there.
Me, all i got is a song... But it's a good 'un. Short and sweet.

Check out the flip side while you're at it. It's even better than this.

Enjoy!



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Monday, February 13, 2012

The Pearl


While we're at it- why the hell not.? Since yesterdays post was Pearl Time, i figured i'd throw this one out at you too...

Funny thing, and i didn't plan it this way- It was one whole year, less one day, that i posted the flip side of this record (hear it here.)
Who knew?

Anyway- Enjoy!



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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pearl time


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.

Enjoy! And place your bets.
It's Pearl Time!



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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Woodbine Twine


Lookit that girl, she sho is fine,
My she knows how to do that twine.

It's Twine time!



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Friday, February 10, 2012

Big city lights


Can't you see they're calling me... Oh wait- I'm already here.



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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Condom Nation

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!

Thanks Gerald and Robert!
This ones for you.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Drinking and thinking


Well put Gene, well put.



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Sunday, February 5, 2012

What it was was football


...And the answer is- Football.

What is- Things that this guy couldn't give a shit less about, Alex.


Enjoy the game!


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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Along came jones


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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Friday, February 3, 2012

Little red riding hood


February the third, nineteen hundred and fifty nine. Clear Lake Iowa.
The day the music died



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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Superfly meets Shaft


Superfly and Shaft... Together again for the very first time.

This one's for Don Cornelius- ridin that ole Soul Train in the sky.



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