Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Psycotic Reaction


Garage rock week continues. Yet another classic...

Enjoy!


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Sho know a lot about love

The flip side of Alley Oop.

Enjoy!


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sam

I'm on a garage rock kick. Why the hell not? I've got the songs, there's no reason not to spin em. This here's the flip of the Castaways hit 'Liar Liar.' Definitely not as good as the top side, but not a bad little ditty either.

This one goes out to the bartender at Cheers.

Enjoy!


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

She's about a mover


Another garage rock classic. Whoa yeah! What i say!

Check out the Flip Side

Enjoy!


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Monday, April 23, 2012

Hidden Charms


One of thee greatest blues singers, Ever.
Ladies and gentlemen- The late, great, Mister Howlin Wolf.

Enjoy!

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Talk Talk

Christ- now i need to learn HTML? What the fuck. I liked the old way better.


Here's a garage rock classic.
Nothing needs to be said about this one. We'll just let the music do the talking.

Enjoy!


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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Here comes the judge


My roommate picked up this book the other day.
I'm looking forward to giving it a read.

Here's the audio version.

"My Wife?!-- LIFE! You son of a gun!"
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Candy Rapper


Take my Watchammcallit and stick it in your Bit O Honey.



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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Somebody stole my C.B.


C.B. radio- The 70s truck drivers internet. All the information you ever need, right there at the push of a button.

There's a serious lack of knowledge to be had on the inter-googles about Billy Webb and/or this record. All i could find were old ebay listings, and they don't tell you squat...

I bought two 45s on the Ad-Korp label at a record show a few weeks back. As usual i grabbed them because they were dirt cheap, both had funny titles, and were on this little indie label that i had never seen. Goof ball 70s novelty country. Kind of a low rent Jerry Reed schtick goin on here. Good for a few chuckles.

Enjoy!


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tonkobushi rock and roll


Olde timey racism. They just don't make em like this anymore. I think most Americans would rather bury stuff like this and forget it ever happened. Like Uncle Remus and those World War Two era Bugs Bunny cartoons. Some of us however, like finding these artifacts and giving them back. You can't forget the past...

I saw this tune posted on one of the other blogs i follow, but it was probably over a year ago at this point. Here it is again.
Enjoy!



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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Crazy Otto



Sometimes I just grab crap like this because it's got an interesting looking label. I have regular stuff on the Bell label, but with a title like The Crazy Otto by Buddy and his Pals? Could be anything.
It is what it is, but what the hell. For ten cents, i'd say i got my moneys worth...

Enjoy!


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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Big ladies man


This one is for all the girls who were at Club Foot last night. Every gad damn one. Apparently none of them seemed to realize that i was in the house though. Ahh well, it happens. Next time ladies, next time...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Greatest Love


The sizzlin bacon noise adds a certain charm to an old tune like this. It's almost like the record itself is saying- I've been beat up and kicked around and might be a little bit bruised and scarred, but i survived, and i'm gonna keep on keepin on in spite of all the shit that's been thrown my way...

Dig it


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

When "it" hits the fan


I don't wanna be here when the ______ hits the fan.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Who's on first


A fine selection here to wrap up a weeks worth of baseball themed sounds. This will be the last one, i promise. After this we'll get back to our regularly scheduled programming of random ass whatever crap that strikes my fancy on any given day.

This one's a pretty cool mystery record. Blank white labels with hand written titles. On the flip side is a Telly Savalas tune- I'm not even making this up. Hear it HERE. A long time record shop owner that i used to know (an old dude who has run a place since punk was actually relevant) told me that they used to do one-off 45s like this for jukeboxes. Songs that employees and/or barflys wanted to hear, but that weren't actually available on 45. How true is it? Who knows- the guy sold more reefer than he did vinyl... I'm not stating any facts here, you just take what you hear and pass it on. Nice guy though, i don't think he would have lied to me. So this is what it is. What the hell was whoever had the record made thinking is what i want to know? Abbot and Costello and Telly Savalas? Such an unlikely pairing. We'll never know. I'm just glad that i found it and gave it a good home.

It's nothing more than the classic 'Who's on first' routine which, if you ask me, is a timeless bit of comedy from a bygone era. Still makes me laugh out loud every time i listen to it...

Hear it again for the first time yourself.

Enjoy!


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Go Go White Sox!


The song they play at the end of every home win.
Check out the flip side HERE.


WHITE SOX! WHITE SOX! GO-GO WHITE SOX!

LET’S GO GO-GO WHITE SOX
WE’RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY
THEY’RE ALWAYS IN THERE FIGHTING AND YOU DO YOUR BEST
WE’RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU OUT HERE IN THE MIDDLE WEST
WE’RE GONNA ROOT ROOT ROOT ROOT WHITE SOX
AND CHEER YOU OUT TO VICTORY
WHEN WE’RE IN THE STANDS WE’LL MAKE THOSE RAFTERS RING
ALL THROUGH THE SEASON YOU WILL HEAR US SING
LET’S GO GO-GO WHITE SOX
CHICAGO’S PROUD OF YOU

WHITE SOX! WHITE SOX! GO-GO WHITE SOX!

ROOT ROOT ROOT FOR THE WHITE SOX
WE’LL CHEER YO OUT TO VICTORY
WHEN WE’RE IN THE STANDS WE’LL MAKE THOSE RAFTERS RING
ALL THROUGH THE SEASON YOU WILL HEAR US SING
LET’S GO GO-GO WHITE SOX
CHICAGO’S PROUD OF YOU
PLAY BALL!!!

WHITE SOX! WHITE SOX! GO-GO WHITE SOX!
LET’S GO GO-GO WHITE SOX
CHICAGO IS PROUD OF YOU

Enjoy the game!



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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Move over Babe, Here comes Henry


On this day: April 8th, 1974 Henry 'Hank' Aaron hit his 715th home run in Atlanta, breaking the record previously held by Babe Ruth. This song was released the previous year in anticipation of the milestone. I don't know his actual stats, but Aaron must have only been one or two away at the end of the '73 season since he got it done in what was likely the first week or so of the '74 season.

Bill Slayback, the singer of the song, was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in 1974. Ernie Harwell was the legendary long-time Tigers announcer who passed away in 2010.
Check out this site for a little more detailed info.


This one has been on my ever-growing, never-ending mental wish list for quite a while now. I finally found my copy last winter and have been saving it for this very occasion.


Enjoy!


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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Talkin Baseball


This song truly was a brilliant concept, just very poorly executed. Sooo bad. Terry Cashman wrote the original Talkin Baseball as an homage to the all time greats of the game. Over the next several years he did individual versions for most of, if not all (i'm not 100% sure) of baseballs major league teams using the same backing music and vocal melody. The versions i've heard all have great lyrics too, specific to each team. The only problem is that the song itself is a total dud. It's just a shame is what it is. A damn shame.

Oh well, here it is anyway- The Cubs version.

Enjoy!


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Friday, April 6, 2012

White Sox Gettin Down


Last summer i found a bag of more than 80 of these at a church garage sale on the south side. I think i gave the guy seven bucks for all of them.
Any Sox fans out there need a copy? Shoot me a message...

Last year i had the good fortune of going to a meet & greet autograph session at the ball park. I got Ozzie Guillen to sign two copies for me (he was on the '85 team), and he held up the line to tell me all about his vintage juke box in his home in Venezuela. Not even making this up. He was excited when i gave him two copies of his own. He said "I can't wait to listen to this," and i could tell that he actually meant it. I also got Harold Baines and Greg walkers autographs (both on the '85 team as well), and gave them their own copies. None of them remembered it.

I've tried on a few occasions to find information on Wayne Mayfield and/or this record, but the internets come up short. I would like to say your welcome to all White Sox fans out there, as i am single-handedly responsible for giving this one back to all of cyberspace. This song went unheard for 25 years or so, and if i hadn't rescued these records, it would still be long forgotten... You are welcome. You are all very welcome.

Some White Sox fan page on Tumblr stole my label scan and MP3 after the first time i posted it last summer, and who knows where it was linked from there. We'll see where it ends up after this post.

Get down!


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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Brewer Fever


Catch the fever!
Brewer Fever!

I posted this one for opening day last year, but there's no shame in throwing it out there again.
Enjoy!


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Old Ball Game


It's opening day!

Even though i probably wont even see any of the games, to celebrate i will be posting all baseball themed songs for the next week.

This here is the b-side of the Go-Go- White Sox song that they play after every home win. I've been looking for a reasonably priced copy of this record for a few years now. Last time i saw a copy it was going for fifty bucks! I scored this one on ebay for half that from a seller in Florida. Someone who doesn't live in Chicago probably didn't fully understand the significance of the song.

I rarely spend big money like this on records, but i had to make an exception in this case. Glad i did too, because this B-side is (as far as my half-assed searches go) seemingly unavailable elsewhere on the old intertubes. So there's that...

Enjoy the game!



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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shotgun Slim


Who is this Shotgun Slim? And why's he so craaaazy?

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Monday, April 2, 2012

My Bowlegged Woman


How can your knees stay together when your legs are so far apart?


Enjoy!


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Sunday, April 1, 2012

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