Saturday, May 27, 2006


I listen to VRocket radio now

I like music. So take a vinyl record or CD and listen to the music I choose.

But sometimes I want to be surprised so listen nowadays a lot to internet radio.
One example is VRocket. They just played :

Vibra Harps - Be my dancing partner
Hammond, Clay - Dance little girl
Ruff, Ray & Checkmates - Dearest (Uuuum oy yeah)
Jones, Jimmy - For you
Trumpet Boy - Exodus
Collier, Mitty - Don't let her take my baby
Lance, Major - Gypsy woman
Holloway, Brenda - Favour for a girl
Latin Souls - Tiger boo_ga_loo
Laundre, Lester - Chopstick cha cha
Campbell, Jo An - Teenage idol
Ford, Frankie - Geronimo
Young Jessie - Big chief
Bucky & Strings - Lolita's on the loose
Foster, Millie - Ole father time
Le Amiche - Un giorno
Torelÿ, Lita - Rubia, rubia
Cole, Ann - Each day

Isn't that a wonderful playlist ? All end 50 or begin 60.
If you want it to give a try just click on the link at the left !


Dylan, Bob - 2006_05_24 XM Radio Show

Dylan's first Theme Time Hour broadcast I posted end april did take over 100 listeners 'till now.
So here's last weeks show.

Dylan, Bob - Theme Time Radio Hour # 4 - Baseball
Broadcast on XM Satellite Radio 24 May, 2006.

01-Baseball Boogie - Mabel Scott
02-Home Run - Chance Halladay
03-Baseball Baby - Johnny Darling
04-Baseball Canto - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
05-Three Strikes And You're Out - Cowboy Copas
06-Life Is A Ball Game - Winona Carr
07-Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball - Buddy Johnson
08-Joltin' Joe DiMaggio - Les Brown Orchestra
09-Joe DiMaggio's Done It Again - Billy Bragg & Wilco
10-Don Newcomb Really Throws That Ball - Teddy Brannon Orchestra
11-Newk's Fadeaway - Sonny Rollins
12-Say Hey - The Treniers
13-The Wizard Of Oz - Sam Bush
14-3rd Base, Dodger Stadium - Ry Cooder
15-You Gotta Have Heart - Soundtrack Cast

Subject was and not birthday/age as I espected (Dylan became 65). Next week it's coffee.
Hope you enjoy it.

See comment for the link.



Ali ah Gang the sleeves

Somehow I didn't get the sleeves in the other posting.
So here they are to make you even more curious to get this one !
It's worth to listen to this record !!!!!!!!!!!



Bad habits and the lessons

Didn't we have fun in the fifties and early sixties.
Read today in the local newspaper something about game junkies (just like drugs/alcohol etc). Todays/future problems.
No, the old days were much better ! We were on the street amusing ourselves. Look at the picture. Can it be me on the left or the right ?

Remember playing soccer against other district's of my city. It mostly ended up with fighting. But not the way it is today. When one felt down (and cried ..) it was over. Today they 'finish' the whole thing ...

In dental health care one of the new advantages is fluor. It makes your (children's) teeth stronger. But I can tell you from my own experience (....) that's not all. Sugar is bad. Breezer's are bad. Not cleaning your teeth is bad.

I posted earlier a Cassius Clay record. I wouldn't want to fight against him. As far as I know he did a lot for the poor people in the US especially when he became a moslim (whatever you can think of that ; religion is not the issue but the explanation ; I see a dozen moslims a day and we have a lot of fun, even about terrorists ..) and changed his name to Mohammed Ali. Give him credits !!

Here I present you the Adventures of Ali and his Gang vs Mr Tooth Decay from 1976.
Muhammad Ali and friends take on the evils of sugary snacks. I got this one years ago, and this is better than anything I could have hoped for.

Start with Muhammad Ali spending 40 minutes discussing tooth decay. Add appearances by celebrity guest stars like Frank Sinatra and Richie Havens, a bunch of kids, and some truly wooden dialog straight out of a dental textbook. Throw in a song that doesn't make any sense. And if that isn't enough for you, top it off with narration by Howard Cosell.
It was more than enough for me. A sugar high is nothing compared to what I felt listening to this treasure. The clips here barely do it justice ; you want to listen to the whole thing straight through, like I did, and you want to do it twice to catch all the details. Then you want to play it in your car. Your walkman. Your bathroom (while brushing and flossing your teeth) of course. One thing is for sure, I'll never look at ice cream the same way again.
"A Beautiful Children's Story". That's how this strange "educational" album is called on the really trippy back cover, which must have been assembled under the influence of Mescaline-laced toothpaste....

Joining "The Greatest" in his fight against the lead cavity creep are Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Jayne Kennedy, Ossie Davis and Howard Cosell. The experienced voice talent really makes Ali's stilted reading of the script stand apart.
Frank Sinatra is a storekeeper who is about ready to give the kids some Ice Cream on a Hot Summer Day, before Muhammad Ali steps in to save the day, and tell the kids how all that SUGAR in the Ice Cream is the leading cause of Tooth Decay. This Ol' Blue-eyed storekeeper is very happy that Muhammad Ali is interfering with his business. Ali rescues the kids and takes them by bus to a farm. This is an organic fruit and vegetable farm run by a "Mr St John" (played by Ossie Davis) who tells the kids about a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables, and avoiding sugar, and brushing their teeth regularly. He also gives them a talk about preventing tooth decay, but this happens off-mic (while we're flipping the record over, I guess).Instead, we are taken back to the clubhouse scene where Mr Tooth Decay is setting to his nefarious plans. We come back to the farm, and Mr St John repeats the lesson. The kids have questions, but strangely, the most intelligent questions are asked by a woman obviously disguising her voice to sound younger. Then the gang goes back to their clubhouse, and Mr Tooth Decay attacks ! Before Ali can save the day, one of the poor kids falls victim. Medic ! Medic !

Is it any coincidence that this record was produced and co-written by Arther Morrison ? I also notice that this album is copyrighted 1976 by St Johns Fruits and Vegetables Co, of Beverly Hils, CA.I further note St Johns is run by a certain Arther Morrison. Hmmm. Do I smell an angle to this propaganda ? I'm sure you've heard of this one, and maybe you've heard bits and pieces of it in random spots on the web, but here's your chance to have the whole thing to listen to at your own peril.
Make sure to get a big bowl of ice cream before you play it.
I'm going to clean my teeth now !!
And for Father's day in a few weeks in june I'm going ask my children for a giant toothbrush to put in my back pocket, so I'm always ready !!

Just a poll. Can it be me on the left or the right on the first picture ?

Oeffff this is a long one. Sorry. Not entirely my own story....
Info is in the comments.
It's in four parts of 10 minute's. 40MB 128Kbits.


Friday, May 26, 2006


More Shadows (2 and 3)

It seems there is more need for records from this set.

Who will not remember their stage act.
Step to the right, to the middle, to the left and that goes on and on.

I remember there was something with their name.
I think they called themselves The Drifters at first but because there was an US group/band called like that they changed their name into The Shadows (shadows behind Cliff Richard).
Who can help me out ?
Otherwise I have to check it out on one of their LP's (or Cliff's). I know I have it (somewhere ...).

See the comments for the info.


Friday, May 19, 2006


Shadows - The early years 59_61

An advantage of taking good care of records is that after all those years they (mostly ..) still sound quite good.
A last time cleaning, waiting to let them dry, playing with a sharp stylus, recording and digitally removing crackles/tickles.
The record goes for the last time back in the innersleeve, the outersleeve and finally a plastic bag and into the archive to never come out again. Bye bye memory.

Over the years I made mp3's varying with bitrates 128-256.
I mostly did 128Kbits (which sounds good to me) but this one I made (in 1999) with bitrate 192Kbits.

Maybe my ears aren't so good anymore, but I think the result is quite good.
In the comments I wrote the necessary info to get this Shad's (the first of a serie of 6 double LP).
Feel free to write there too !
Have fun !


Saturday, May 13, 2006


Richard, Cliff sings Elvis songs

Always quarreled with my little sister about Elvis and Cliff.
She adored Elvis the pelvis, I was a Cliff fan.
But time heals all wounds, we now like them both.

Elsewhere (can't say where ... but since a few weeks the guy is already some kind of friend) I noticed a fantastic piece about Elvis.

Watched today the UK Cup final soccer between Liverpool and Westham United (which my fav 'the hammers' did loose).
During the match I had a little thought about how to reply to him.
Came up with the idea to counter attack him with some Elvis songs sung by Cliff.
Are here more sir Cliff fans who can help ? :-)

Hope you like the idea and if so look in the comments for the info.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse 1971

Somewhere else I did place a post Rockets - The Rockets 1968. Got this about 6 month ago, dont know where from ; maybe Chrisgoesrock ?

Anyway, out of The Rockets came Crazy Horse which later on became known as Neil Young's band.

For those who don't have/know Crazy Horse I like to give you an example of their music. It's their first selftitled LP I bought in 1971. I still like it but must admit I now find the music a little 'heavy'.
In those days I bought a lot of that kind of records. Now my musical taste is different but from time to time it's nice to listen to those oldies and goodies again.

I know it's available on the net in ripped CD quality or (of course) in the store as a real CD but here's my vinyl rip made in 2003. It's 47MB 160Kbits. Info/cover included.

As always the info (for both of the records !) is in the comments.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Johnny & Hurricanes

Just read today that Johnny Paris (real name John M Pocisk) died on 1 may 2006 at the age of 66 years.
Another of my heroes is gone.

Johnny Paris is the founder of Johnny ah Hurricanes. They made a lot of terrific instrumentals end 50's and early 60's.
Famous are eg Down yonder, Red river rock, Rocking goose and Sandstorm.
Splendid sax playing on their r'n'roll records. One really can't sit still !

A few years ago I digitalized some of their hits and now I will share them here with you.

It's 78MB ripped at 160Kbits, but my source is vinyl ! I've included some scans.

I'm sure you can get their hits still everywhere in music stores in CD quality but I certainly will like this more. Major tickles have been removed by me but there are some crackles left. To me that gives the 'right' oldies sound !

Please look at the comments : this will not be uploaded again !!!

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