Monday, December 31, 2012

Unhappy new year


Happy new year Mr and Mrs America!



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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Laid off



I'm a sucker for old indie releases in these corny picture sleeves. Just look at that photo of ole Leon...
You know he's sincere. His words are from the heart.

The story of a hard working man who got laid off from his job. As a result he had some spare time on his hands. He was looking for a hobby, so what did he do? That's right, he went into the studio and cut a record describing the whole situation.
Why not? Makes sense to me...

Lend Leon your ear for a moment, and let him tell you all about it...


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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Naughty Stewardesses



Gettin on a plane this morning. Hopefully one of these Naughty Stewardesses will be on board to show me how to make my coffee a little bit sweeter.

Enjoy!


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So what!!


Here's one for all the greedy selfish ass holes, and the fuckers who don't appreciate how good they actually do have it. The words are a bit dated, but the feeling will never go out of style.

Choke on it.



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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas tears


The blues for Christmas.

Enjoy!


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Monday, December 24, 2012

Silent night

Here's the last of those greeting card records.
Have a cool yule, a swell noel, and a hep holiday everybody!

Enjoy.




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Santa claus and his old lady

A repost from two (maybe three) years ago.
One of my all time favorite Christmas records. The story of Santa Claus and his old lady as told by two drug addled ghetto dwellers in the 1970s.

Dig it.


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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Yingle Bells


Yust anudder yoke christmas tuuune.

Enyoy!


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Riding home for Christmas


Riding home for christmas

Enjoy!


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Friday, December 21, 2012

Snoopy's Christmas



They had a good thing going with Snoopy vs. the Red Baron- Why wouldn't they want to try to ride the coat-tails of that hit and cash in... There's no shame.

Hey- Power to em. Hopefully they made a cool buck.

Enjoy!


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa forgot the booze


The B-side of one of my favorite Christmas records. This ones not as good as the other tune, but worthy of a post here anyway (It only took me four christmases to make it happen.) I posted the flip (for  the third time) a few weeks ago, which includes a scan of the front of the picture sleeve. It can be had HERE.

Enjoy!


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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas radio spots




I bought these LPs about a decade ago for a CD project i did. Just a little compilation of Christmas music i handed out to friends and family one year. Of course i still own the records, so i figured i'd dig em out, dust em off, and share some selections here on the ole blog-o-nets.
Tis the season after all...

They were both released by the big record label who's initials are W.B. and featured the top acts of the day. The day being 1987 and 1988. Both records mostly feature hokey lame-ass christmas standards.  Basically, I just bought them for the radio christmas greetings ("Hi, this is so-and-so pop singer wishing you a merry christmas") and The Ramones.

I recorded most of the radio spots. A dozen of them anyway. I skipped the really super short (like 7 seconds short) ones, and threw in the (as annoying as she was) Julie Brown "comedy" bits as well... I guess these records were originally for radio station use only. In the notes on the covers it lists cues as to when each track begins and ends. The fact that they are on red and green vinyl is a nice touch as well.

Completists can find both of these albums in their entirety elsewhere on the interwebs, because i didn't bother recording all six sides.
Again, these are the radio greetings only- not music.

Get em while the gettins good: HERE. This is a new link, and it actually works...

Here are a few samples:
Enjoy!

Pee Wee Herman


ZZ Top



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Monday, December 17, 2012

Jingle Bells


Ladies and gentlemen- sit back, turn it up, and smoke em if you got em. This is thee best version of Jingle Bells you're ever gonna hear.
You're welcome.

Enjoy!



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Sunday, December 16, 2012

christmastime is coming


A street carol. A little a-capella doo-wop from the 80s for you.

Enjoy!


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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Under the mistletoe



Hows about another one a them old cardboard jobs?

Enjoy!


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mrs. Claus Blues


Hey lady- Lay off!
Santa's got a fucking job to do!


Enjoy


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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cool Yule


Like, it was the night before christmas, and all through the pad, not a hep cat was swingin, that's nowhere dad...

A classic (at least where i come from) holiday favorite.

Dig it!


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

i hear jingle bells


I hear the Texas Cannonball.

Enjoy!



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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town


Don't let the title scare you off. Yes, it's that 'santa claus is coming to town,' but it's performed by one of the coolest garage/psychedelic groups of the 1960s, who obviously had a good time playing it. This version is a LOT of fun, It ain't no Springsteen epic- it only clocks in at like a minute and a half, so what the fuck...

Enjoy!


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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Santa's Trucker



It's too bad this guy insisted on writing his own material because he's so bad at it. Songwriting that is... (The flip side is even worse.) I suppose it's a good thing he did though because dudes like me love finding this crap 30 years after it's been forgotten by everyone else... Thing is, he's a decent blues guitarist with a pretty good sound. If he'd a kept his mouth shut and played lead guitar with a real band, he might have made some records actually worth listening to...
...Maybe it's better that he didn't though.

Enjoy!


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From the JSJB archives- Hear Wayne's ode to the Chicago White Sox HERE

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Monster's Holiday


Even the Wolfman was happy, now he could shave!

Enjoy!


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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Santa Claus D.W.I.





One of the many records that i'm glad that i still own.
I featured this side a couple two-tree decembers ago, but it's a good un. Worthy of a re-post. We'll get the flip side (which i have not posted before) up before the month is through...

Enjoy!



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Santa Claus wants some lovin


Ol Albert kinda sounds like Chef from South Park on this one. Lyrically, this tune is exactly what you're hoping it's going to be, and then some.

You're welcome!


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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmastime






This is one of five Christmas card records a my lady friend found and passed along to me recently. They sound like crap because they are like 50 years old, but are in really great shape considering.

Enjoy!



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Saturday, December 1, 2012

It kinda looks like christmas


I've been collecting them all year, and I now have 16 "new" Christmas themed records that have not been featured here on the Junk Shop Juke Box in years past. Those 16, a few reposts from the archives, and a few missed days here and there (Hey- i have a life outside of the interwebs) should get us right up to the holiday proper.

I got good stuff queued up. Some you've no-doubt heard before, and some odd-ball tunes that you might not have heard already.

Stay tuned. It's going to be a fun month.

Let's kick it off with The Royal Guardsmen, shall we.

Enjoy!


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