Sunday, September 30, 2007


Fats Domino - Christmas is a special day 2006 (= Christmas Gumbo 1993)

Earlier this week I wrote (in advance) : As promised I'll post every sunday a Christmas album. Still have to decide which one this week. Examples : Domino, Fats - Christmas Gumbo ; Francis, Connie - The Christmas Album ; Ives, Burl - Have A Holly Jolly Christmas ; Miller, Glenn - A Christmas Concert (live radio transcripts if I remember well in the war years before he died).
Well I'll see. Maybe you have suggestions.
>> In the comment just one suggestion (thank you), so the choice is easy...

Fats Domino inks new Record Contract (sort of) by Jeff Hannusch (edited by me).
In early September 2006, Fats Domino met with CSP Records owner Jimmy Rogers in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street. Domino (sporting a captain’s hat, a blue guayabera, his signature jewelry and $2.95 Rite Aid eyeglasses) agreed to lease his self-produced Christmas CD, Christmas Gumbo, to CSP. The CD originally appeared on EMI in 1993, but has been out of print since 2001. The master was returned to Domino as part of his agreement with EMI. The CSP lease is binding for at least three years. “I always believed it was a great record and there were a lot of good songs on it,” says Domino, who received an undisclosed number of $100 bills upon signing. “But EMI didn’t promote it at all. CSP said they are going to push it to radio and record stores. That’s what it needed in the first place. I thought going with them made a lot of sense. They’re nice people and I’m glad they contacted me.”
For Rogers, inking a deal with Domino is a dream come true.
“I still can’t believe it, Fats Domino on CSP,” Rogers says, “If this is a dream, hope I never wake up. Fats has been one of my heroes since I was a little kid growing up in Baton Rouge. This wasn’t an easy deal to pull off. I talked with Fats and his daughter several times on the phone and he agreed to the deal. But like his daughter said, ‘Things can be subject to change.’ I wasn’t sure the deal was going to go through until Fats walked into the lobby. I bet I jumped three feet in the air when I saw him. He was real personable. He sang us a couple songs, let us take his picture, told us some stories and he signed some autographs.
Believe me, I’m still on cloud nine. ”By the time you read this, Christmas Gumbo should already be in stores
(note JD : it’s release date was 2006_september_29).
“I meant what I told Fats,” says Rogers. “I’ll work it harder than any CD we ever put out. It’s going to be distributed nationally through Gonzales Music and I’ve got a national radio promotion guy working it for seven weeks before Christmas. I’ve talked to several dealers and deejays and they’re really excited about us putting out the CD. Over a cold Heineken (“I don’t like to eat on an empty stomach,” Domino explains), Domino spoke briefly about his Katrina experience and the last 12 months. “Getting out in a boat wasn’t anything nice,” he says. “The Harbor Police rescued me. I lost 22 gold records and my pianos. I wound up in Baton Rouge at my granddaughter’s for a few weeks. She lives with that LSU football player, JaMarcus (Russell). I bought a nice house on the West Bank. I like it over there. I’d like to fix my old house up (in the Ninth Ward), but it’s going to cost several hundred thousand dollars. Some people think I’m crazy, but you know, it’s like the old song” (then he sings) “Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans.”

Enough interesting (!?!?!) talking here : to be continued in the comments....


Saturday, September 29, 2007


Today 1935 Jerry Lee Lewis' Birthday

Will post something about 'the killer' Jerry Lee Lewis. Suggestions ?
In the comment yesterday just one suggestion. So that'll be the one.
I intended to post either The Killer's Private Stash (including unissued Jerry Lee's first recordings, done at a radio station in Louisiana in 1954) or a personal made compilation of 20-25 unissued takes of his early Sun sessions.

So instead of one of those here's Lewis, Jerry Lee - The Killer Rocks On 1971
01-Don't Be Cruel
02-You Can Have Her
03-Games People Play
04-Lonely Weekends
05-You Don't Miss Your Water
06-Turn On Your Love Light
07-Chantilly Lace
08-CC Rider
09-Walk A Mile In My Shoes
10-Me And Bobby Mc Gee
11-Shotgun Man
12-I'm Walkin'

Info in the comment.


Friday, September 28, 2007


Today 1938 Ben E King's birthday

Ben E King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 23, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina) moved to Harlem, NY at the age of nine. He became one of the greatest soul singers of the early 60's.

In 1958, Ben Nelson joined a doo wop group called The Five Crowns. Later that year, The Drifters' manager fired the members of the group and replaced them with The Five Crowns, who had performed several engagements with the Drifters. Nelson co-wrote the first hit by the new version of the Drifters There Goes My Baby (1959). He also sang lead, using his birth name, on Save the Last Dance for Me, a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, Dance With Me, This Magic Moment, I Count the Tears and Lonely Winds. Ben E King only recorded ten songs with the The Drifters, including a non-single called Temptation.

Here's a Youtube video of his classical original Stand by me.

In 1960, he left the Drifters after failing to gain a salary increase and what he felt to be a fairer share of the group's royalties. At this point he assumed the more memorable stage name Ben E King in preparation for a solo career. Remaining on Atlantic Records, King scored his first solo hit with the stylish, Latin-tinged ballad "Spanish Harlem" (1961). "Stand by Me" was his next recording. Written by Ben E King along with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Like they use to say, the rest is history.....

In the comments I offer you all his charted hits of 1961 and 1962, the A-sides as well as the B-sides.
Spanish Harlem, Stand By Me, Amor, Ecstacy, Don't Play That Song (You Lied), The Hermit Of Misty Mountain and My Heart Cries For You. Sixteen songs in total.
A link to the above video is also included !
Have fun 45 minutes listening and watching !
Marv Goldberg gives you also very interesting information. Check it out !.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


It's full moon, so ... the Moonglows ... :-)

Originally formed in their native Louisville Kentucky as the Crazy Sounds, the group moved to Cleveland, where legendary disc jockey Alan Freed renamed them the Moonglows (after Alan Freed's own nickname, "Moondog"). The group also cut some recordings as the Moonlighters.

Their first major hit was the number one R&B gem Sincerely for Chess in 1954, which reached number 20 on the pop charts. They enjoyed five more Top Ten R&B hits on Chess from 1955 to 1958, among them Most of All, We Go Together, See Saw, and Please Send Me Someone to Love, as well as Ten Commandments of Love.
One of the best Doowoop groups ever!
Smooth harmonies on this enjoyable recording I offer ya in the comments.
And while doing so you can read a lot more about them in a 1976 Marv Goldberg's interview with them.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Today 1991 Billy Vaughn died

Born Apr 12, 1919 in Glasgow, KY and died Sep 26, 1991 in Palomar, CA

Billy Vaughn was one of the most popular orchestra leaders and pop music arrangers of the '50s and early '60s. In fact, he had more pop hits than any other orchestra leader during the rock & roll era. Vaughn was also the musical director for many of the hitmakers on Dot Records, including Pat Boone, the Fontane Sisters and Gale Storm. As a pop music arranger, his most distinctive feature was
his clean, nonoffensive mainstream adaptations of rock & roll and R&B hits. Billy Vaughn was also a recording artist, and he cut a number of albums of easy listening, instrumental music that were very popular throughout the '60s.

Billy Vaughn began his professional music career in 1952, forming the vocal quartet the Hilltoppers with Don McGuire, Jimmy Sacca and Seymour Speigelman. From 1952 to 1957, the Hilltoppers had numerous hit singles, beginning with Billy Vaughn's song Trying but also Marianne, I keep telling myself, Till then, Poor butterfly and A fallen star. He left the group in 1955 to join Dot Records as a musical director.

At the same time he was leading the vocal pop division of Dot, Billy Vaughn was recording his own instrumental records, which frequently were also covers of R&B and country songs. Beginning with 1954's Melody of Love, Vaughn had a string of easy listening US hit singles that ran for over a decade. He also recorded numerous hit albums, with 36 of his records entering the US album charts between 1958 and 1970.

The above Youtube video shows you, while listening to Swinging safari, a lot of his albums. Have fun.
In the comments I offer ya some of Billy Vaughn's many golden hits like Swingin' Safari, Petite Fleur, Wheels, Lili Marleen, Midnight in Moscow, Moon Over Naples (Spanish Eyes), Guitar Boogie, Blue Tango, La Paloma and the beautiful Weill-Brecht song A Theme From The Three Penny Opera Moritat


Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Today 1975 Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack

Jack Leroy Wilson born Jun 9, 1934 Detroit, MI & died Jan 21, 1984 Mount Holly, NJ

While playing a Dick Clark oldies show at the Latin Casino in New Jersey 1975_september_25, Jackie Wilson suffered an on-stage heart attack while singing Lonely Teardrops. He lapsed into a coma, suffering major brain damage, and was hospitalized (never to regain concious) until his death in 1984.

In the comment I offer you 16 of his nice songs like Reet petite, Lonely teardrops, That's why, Your love keeps lifting me higher and higher, Doggin' around, No pity (In the naked city) and A woman, a Lover, a friend.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Today 1957 Alan Freed's movie Mr Rock 'n Roll premiered

Just info, no download....

Today exactly fifty years ago Alan Freed's movie "Mr. Rock 'n Roll", featuring Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon and Little Richard, among a lot of others, premiered in New York.

Great black and white movie, so I'll watch it tonight again.

Some other noteworthy info : same year, even the same day !
1957 - The Little Rock Nine are enrolled at Little Rock's Central High School after public protests and the Arkansas National Guard, under the direction of Governor Orval Faubus, prevents their first attempt at enrollment. President Eisenhower dispatches the federal 101st Airborne Division troops to ensure the students' safety and enforce their right to attend school. These events are collectively referred to as the Crisis at Central High.
Same day a year later (1958) all three public High Schools in Little Rock are closed for one year by Governor Faubus.

Yeah remember those events so well. Already exactly 50 years ago, but it seems like yesterday.
It's not perfect nowadays (far from that) but it's (a little) better.

Just noticed my writing Great black and white movie.......
A simple 'deeper thought' : we can't get along without each other !

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Booker T & MG's in the Christmas Spirit

Time flies and before we know it it's Christmas again.
I intend to post from now on every sunday one Christmas album.

To get in an early X-mas mood here's an instrumental by Booker T & MG's. Nice smoothy songs.

Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, The Christmas Song, Silver Bells, Merry Christmas Baby, Blue Christmas, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Silent Night, We Three Kings, We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Saturday, September 22, 2007


Today 1983 Everly Brothers reunion concert

The title of this post isn't completely correct because they did 2 concerts on 22 and 23 september 1983.

I've been a fan since their start and still play once a week an Everly album. So nice those harmony vocals.
What great songs they recorded for the Cadence label. After they moved to Warner Brothers (first one million dollar deal..) more superb songs.
Bird Dog, Long time gone, (Til') I Kissed You, All I have to do is dream, Wake up little Susie, Down In The Willow Garden, Let it be me, When Will I Be Loved.
Need I go on ? Cathy's clown, Devoted to you, So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad), Love Is Strange, Walk Right Back, Crying in the rain, Ebony eyes. An endless list.
Although they wrote a lot themselves they were in luck when Cadence boss Archie Bleyer introduced them to the husband and wife team Boudleaux and Felice Bryant who wrote Bye bye love, their first hit. A long and profitable association had begun.

Although most people knew they weren't going along very well beginning 70's it still was a shock when they suddenly split up in july 1973.
In the comment I placed a biography by Elizabeth Thomas for
You can either read there or go to the Musician guide site.

What a great day it was when a decade later the announcement came of a forthcoming reunion concert. It took place in London's Royal Albert Hall on 22 & 23 september 1983. So today is a really nice moment to remember this historical event.
What's more, there came new recordings, new albums.

When you wanna relive that moment (it's 20hrs, the concert starts in a second...) :
quickly see the comments where
and you can listen to 100 minutes great harmony singing.
A last remark.
I believe this was the one and only occasion they did sing Ebony eyes live !!!!



Randy Newman - A Few Words in Defense of Our Country

Randy Newman, singer, songwriter and composer made this abridged home video version 2007_january_04.
The Yankees seem to claim the first version is from Carnegie Hall 2006 but Randy performed this song the first time summer 2006 when he was touring Europe. Europe, a part of the world that should defend the US a little bit more no matter what administration it has (in my opinion).

I’d like to say a few words
In defense of our country
Whose people aren’t bad nor are they mean
Now the leaders we have
While they’re the worst that we’ve had
Are hardly the worst this poor world has seen

Let’s turn history’s pages, shall we?

Take the Caesars for example
Why within the first few of them
They were sleeping with their sister
Stashing little boys in swimming pools
And burning down the City
And one of ‘em, one of 'em
Appointed his own horse Consul of the Empire
That’s like vice president or something

That’s not a very good example, is it?

But wait, here’s one, the Spanish Inquisition
They put people in a terrible position
I don’t even like to think about it

Well, sometimes I like to think about it

Just a few words in defense of our country
Whose time at the top
Could be coming to an end
Now we don’t want their love
And respect at this point is pretty much out of the question
But in times like these
We sure could use a friend

Hitler. Stalin.
Men who need no introduction

King Leopold of Belgium. That’s right.
Everyone thinks he’s so great
Well he owned The Congo
He tore it up too
He took the diamonds, he took the gold
He took the silver
Know what he left them with?


A President once said,
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
Now it seems like we’re supposed to be afraid
It’s patriotic in fact and color coded
And what are we supposed to be afraid of?
Why, of being afraid
That’s what terror means, doesn’t it?
That’s what it used to mean

[To the first eight bars of "Columbia The Gem Of The Ocean"]

You know it pisses me off a little
That this Supreme Court is gonna outlive me
A couple of young Italian fellas and a brother on the Court now too
But I defy you, anywhere in the world
To find me two Italians as tightass as the two Italians we got

And as for the brother
Well, Pluto’s not a planet anymore either

The end of an empire is messy at best
And this empire is ending
Like all the rest
Like the Spanish Armada adrift on the sea
We’re adrift in the land of the brave
And the home of the free

Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.

The song itself is available in perfect quality on Apple's iTunes.
The song is worthy to be discussed amongst friends ...

My story to be continued in the comments (extra info, the video itself and a live version from Toronto 2006_october_14, in low bitrate).

Friday, September 21, 2007


Bob Dylan - 2007_09_19 XM Satallite Radio

Bob Dylan's first Theme Time Hour broadcast I posted end april 2006 got over 100 listeners.
April 2007 was the last one so far.
You can read all about this very succesful first season on Wikipedia (listings included).

After a well deserved holiday mister Robert Alan Zimmerman is back on air.
Yesterday the new radio season started. The title of his first new show : Hello.
If you wanna give it a try to listen to this XM satallite broadcast (it's #51, I have 'm all : so much fun to listen driving in my car) go to the comments.


Thursday, September 20, 2007


Yesterday 1931 Benjamin Franklin Peay born

Benjamin Franklin Peay ???? Never heard of ?? Maybe so. This guy's artist' name was Brook Benton.... :-) Ahh, that explains a lot.
Born 1931_september_19 in Camden, SC and died 1988_april_09 in New York, NY.

Silky smooth: that was Brook Benton's byword from his first record to his very last, as the singer parlayed his rich baritone pipes into seven number one R&B hits and eight Top Ten items. Stints on the gospel circuit preceded Benton's first secular session for Okeh in 1953, but his career didn't begin to take off until he teamed with writer/producer Clyde Otis. Benton co-wrote and sang hundreds of demos for other artists before frequent collaborator Otis signed his friend to Mercury; together they pioneered a lush, violin-studded variation on the standard R&B sound, which beautifully showcased Benton's intimate vocals.

Benton crashed the top spot on the R&B charts in early 1959 with his moving It's Just a Matter of Time then rapidly encored with three more R&B chart-toppers: Thank You Pretty Baby, So Many Ways, and Kiddio. Pairing with Mercury labelmate Dinah Washington, their delightful repartee on Baby (You've Got What It Takes) and A Rockin' Good Way paced the R&B lists in 1960.

In the comments some nice songs by Brook Benton. Note that's not an official available LP/CD but just some of my personal fav's of the years 1959-1962.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Today 1973 Gram Parsons died

Gram Parsons : 1946_November_05 – 1973_September_19.
So today it's 34 years ago he died. I followed him intensivily in them years but just now figure out he wasn't even 28 years. Strange feeling.

Instead of me writing about Gram Parsons it's much better to let Emmylou Harris talk about him. Here's a Youtube video where Emmylou pitches for Gram in a 2000 UK TV poll for the "Influential Musician of the Millennium".

I hope you liked this, don't you ? So here's another one. You'll hear Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris in Grevous angel while you're watching a very nice 4 minute photo/video compilation !
Note that the girls on the sleeve of the Flying Burrito Brothers album Guilded palace of sin weren't friends but just some models. They all appear on this vid !

At the end his death is viewed : at the Joshua Tree Inn, due to alcohol and drugs... You can find elsewhere (but I hope you already knew, if so you're like me a real GP fan ....) all the further info about that tragical ('musical') event.
Emmylou Harris own composition 'Boulder to Birmingham' is a kinda lovesong to him. Listen please !

I wrote earlier about Gram. His sudden leaving from the International Submarine Band to the Byrds. His singing on Sweetheart on the rodeo. The banning to issue that Columbia recording with the voice of Gram by Lee Hazlewood ......
I give you enough 'key-words' for searching my Blog. Take your time to do so....

In one of my earlier posts I told ya about that LP Sweetheart of the rodeo.
I offer you in the comment this LP.
But there's more.
I offer ya even three 'Sweetheart' albums !!

Great tracks like You Ain't Going Nowhere, The Christian Life (with Gram takes 7, 8 ,11), Life In Prison (with Gram take 1, 2, 3, 4, 11), You Don't Miss Your Water, One Hundred Years From Now (with Gram take 2, 12, 13, 14), Hickory Wind plus Nothing Was Delivered.

First the album itself with some bonustracks by Gram (the not issued ones).
Second just Gram Parons bonus tracks & some International Submarine Band tracks.
Third again the LP but with different bonus tracks by Gram Parsons.
So enough choice I think.
Maybe this is all confusing but when you go to the comments it will all be clear.
I added the 'take' numbers to the various songs so it's up to yourself.
I myself would know : I'd take all three !! But I'm not you ... :-)

By the way, watch the date november 05 (Gram's birthday !) when I will post a unique black/white clip by Gram and Emmy.....
Already prepared it. :-)


Tuesday, September 18, 2007


For Sale: Belgium, a kingdom in three parts

Noticed this on E-Bay few days ago.....
You don't have to look now because it's removed for a reason I really don't know..... :-)

For Sale: Belgium, a kingdom in three parts
Opening bid : Euro 1
Bidding ends : 2007_sep_25
Specification : Second hand

Kingdom in several (3) parts, can be bought as a whole (but not recommended), can be bought in parts.

I. Flanders
highly traficated and very heterogeneous architecture (as well art nouveau as spanish hacienda style), hard working people understanding American english (due to an overdose of episodes of Dallas), catholic but not fanatic. Be aware some Flemish (not to confond with Amish) are 'practiserende Vlamingen' and you recognise them easily by their Lion Flags (hand model or life size flag). As a whole easy to govern provided that you dont cut mobile phone traffic or television broadcasting. If you do so you will see what. Oh yes, in possesion of a seaside (50 kilometres) and flashpilars ( 'flitspalen'). What to say, when you meet them: it is the one and the other ('t is t' een en t'ander) in case of emergency, Say it is not true (Zeg dat het niet waar is) in all other circumstances.

II. Brussels
Lively village with nineteen lord mayors and a government on top. The real Babylon with several coexisting minorities. Nice realestate taken by National, Regional and European institutions. Still opportunities in the Bois de la Cambre for de luxe flats. Possibility to establish farming facilities both on Grand Place, De Brouckère, Place Rogier and on the Boulevards (contact mr. Pascal Smet). What to say when meeting with a Brussels subject: Hello good morning (Zeg, draag ik soms iets van U. Quoi tu veut ma photo!)

III. Wallonia
First become member of Parti Socialiste which makes it easier in many ways to establish your situation. Has plenty of water (sometimes sparkling), tons of old iron, acres of woods, several homebrews, ingenious shipptraffic (The Pending Slope of Roncquiers), The Shape head quarters (tax fee cigarettes!) and German speaking backyard. In general the Wallons are more philosophical and relaxed guys then the Flemish. Plenty of opportunities but find out yourself. What to say if you bump into a Wallon: Hide the Flemish are there!

So you see there is plenty of choice. Beware there is a 300 billion of National Debt which has still to be devided under the three, but that wil be fixed soon after the Duchess Valley Talks ( het beraad van Hertoginnendal).

Free premium: the king and his court (costs not included).

EDIT 2007_09_19.
Funny, funny !! Today this posting was on local TV !!!

Monday, September 17, 2007


Everly Brothers outtakes

Noticed september 16 someone coming to my Blog who was searching for 'outtakes' by the Everly Brothers.
AllMusicGuide gives some info about these kind of bootlegs. Go over there to Everly Brothers and look at their main albums.
You'll find examples like Give Me a Future / Like Strangers / Studio Outtakes / Too good to be true / Unissued live radio and tv recordings.
Hmmmm, if (if..) I want to post one which to choose ??
Suggestions ?? :-)

EDIT oct_02
Although I still see several 'searchers' for Everly 'outtakes' etc no suggestions untill today. So no such interesting post with unbelievable harmony songs will be made..



Delaney & Bonnie - To Bonnie From Delaney

Noticed someone from Austin/Texas searching for D&B coming to my Blog.
Will post it in the upcoming days.
Well one day later here it is. All kind of info is in the text file.

01-Hard Luck And Troubles
02-God Knows I Love You
03-Lay Down My Burden
04-Come On In My Kitchen; Mama, He Treats Your Daughter mean; Going Down The Road
05-The Love Of My Man
06-They Call It Rock & Roll Music
07-Soul Shake
08-Miss Ann
09-Alone Together
10-Living On The Open Road
11-Let Me Be Your Man
12-Free The People

Just noticed on the backsleeve Little Richard played piano on Miss Ann and the late great 'sneaky' Pete Kleinow played pedal-steel guitar on God knows I love you.

You know where it continues....


Sunday, September 16, 2007


Annette Funicello - Jamaica ska

Noticed someone came to my BLog by 'Google search' for Annette - Jamaica ska. Posted this video already last year. In that post is also a nice compilation ....
If you missed it here's a new chance to see this Annette clip with all those sexy bikini girls ....

And now up to my 2006_july_10 archive to get that compilation......

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Les Paul & Mary Ford - Lovers' Luau 1959

A very nice 'vintage' or 'lounge' record from the year 1959.
Although Mary Ford is mentioned on this LP and she's on the LP sleeve she's hardly present. This LP is an instrumental. From time to time you can hear Mary Ford in the background, that's all.

01 Blue Hawaii
02 Drifting and Dreaming
03 King's Serenade
04 Song of the Islands
05 Sweet Leilani
06 To You Sweetheart, Aloha
07 On the Beach at Waikiki
08 Golden Sands
09 My Little Grass Shack
10 Hawaiian Charms
11 Pacific Breeze
12 Farewell to Thee (Aloha Oe)

When you listen to this (in my opinion) great LP you will hear, along with the crackles, some really noticable 'track skips'. Sorry for that but it gives 'authenticy' to real 27 minutes (the average LP time in those years was just 30 minutes...) listening pleasure.
Of course nowadays all that would be 'removed' with Cool Edit professional (which I use).

To be continued in the comments (where you yourself might as well ....).

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Popcorn & Oldies Top20 _2007_09_13

Just a bunch of Popcorn and other oldies I listened to last weeks.
This is not a normal LP/CD, just some nice songs gathered from various albums.

01-Dovells - 36-22-36 (Thirty-six twenty-two thirty-six)
02-Imperials - Bermuda Wonderfull
03-Hearts - Dear Abby
04-King, Ben E - Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
05-Lory, Dick (=Dick Glasser) - Handsome Guy
06-Roddy Jackson - Hiccups
07-Austin Sisters - It happened at the Hop
08-Holland, Eddie - Jamie
09-Johnny Amelio - Jo Ann Jo Ann
10-Holden, Ron & Thunderbirds - Love You So
11-Dynamics - Moonlight
12-Deanie Parker & The Valadors - My Imaginary Guy
13-Amorettes - No More Crying
14-Actors (Aka Jarmels) - Peanut Brittle
15-Cleftones - Some Kinda Heart
16-Nickey DeMatteo - Suddenly
17-Mascots - The Way I Feel
18-Dolls - This Is Our Day
19-Franklin Thomason - Till she returns
20-Big Bob - Your Line Was Busy

No further personal remarks, no pictures of whatsoever.
It's the music that counts, so if I got your interest by the above tracklist go to the comment section !


Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Today Uncle Bull celebrated his 98th birthday

Today the 'lion of Loosdrecht' celebrated his 98th birthday (it's now 23 hrs...).
I can hear first visitors of my Blog ask themselves 'who may 'uncle Bull' be' ?
Well he was with his two brothers the 'founders' of Dutch commercial off-shore radio. European visitors will of course have heard of the name 'Radio Veronica'.
Only later on Radio Caroline, North Sea International, Lord Sutch, Mi Amigo and so on 'arrived'. But Veronica was the first !

The station initially announced itself as the "VRON" "Free Radio Station Netherlands (of course in Dutch)" but this was quickly changed to "Radio Veronica".

Uncle Bull led the company as a father, always worried for the well-being of "his boys and gals". He knew exactly how you should deal in a pleasant manner with intangible creatives like dj's Rob Out (who died a few years ago), Willem van Kooten, Tineke (Vos-)de Nooy, technician Adje Bouman and so many others.
He always loved party's and a little drink on it's time (as did the others...).
Could that be the secret of Hendrik 'uncle Bull' Verwey ?
The above nice photo was taken about 6 month's ago during the Radio Veronica reunion. Great applause when he entered the room : he's loved by everyone !

The picture on the left shows you uncle Bull 1974_august_31 on the vessel whilst the last broadcast was prepared.
His 'looks' didn't change much in 33 years, dont you agree ?

I intended to offer you today a (Dutch) 1973 two hour interview with Uncle Bull but can't find it so quickly.

That march post offers you the last Radio Veronica broadcast from 1974_august_31. So you will have to do for the moment with that famous last hour (including the final speech by dear uncle Bull).

The eyes aren't what they used to be, nor is his general health. Yeah he needs to be taken care of ('nursed'). No wonder when you're 98.

Dear uncle Bull I'll drink some 'Kettle one' (Dutch gin) to your health and up to the hundred !!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Brenda Lee, that's all 1962_vinyl

A nice 1962 LP by 'Little Miss Dynamite'.

01-I'm Sitting On Top of the World
02-Fool #1
03-White Silver Sands
04-Just Out of Reach
05-Sweethearts On Parade
06-It's A Lonesome Old Town
07-Organ Grinder's Song
08-Gonna Find Me A Bluebird
09-Why Me (slow)
10-Valley of Tears
11-Someday You'll Want Me To Want You
12-You Can Depend On Me

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Emmylou Harris & James Burton - Live 1976

I like the better music .... do I ?
Through the years I collected a lot of music.
Entered a while ago he last part of my life and I discovered my musical choice wasn't bad at all at that time. Collected strange obscure music but also the ones who will last 'a life time'.
I don't mean Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Byrds, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Johnny Hallyday and so on.
If you are a music lover you certainly will have some of them.
I mean music/artists who didn't reach the charts (very often) but are important to the music-scene and will last forever.
Examples Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman.
I will post in the future some of those albums without a personal note (as I did with Iron Butterfly). I hoped my BLog would be interactive but sadly that's not he case because of you, my readers. So just some albums.

Some of those all-time artists to me is Emmylou Harris. I wrote about her earlier. Search my Blog for that (see at the top).
I thought I had (almost) everything of her. I am wrong. Surfing the internet last weeks (seems I don't do that enough) I found a 1976 live bootleg recording of her with James Burton which is new to me.
Although it has some crackles (which I like by the way !!) it's a very enjoyable recording.
I offer you this LP in the comments. Again, this is not my LP but someone elses. Sadly I don't know where I found it. Credits go to him/her !! If I knew I would give you a link to that internet page. Enjoy this (as my friends wil ...).

EDIT 2007_09_20
Found one of the giver's of this album : bearwil : credits to her/him.
One of the best, if not the best, voices of modern country music in her early years accompanied by one of the finest guitarists in his style. This album contains a live recording from 1976 on which she looks back to the Gram Parsons days (listen to the great version of The Flying Burrito Brother's Sin City) and brings a great compilation of the best songs from her first albums. This probably is a bootleg 'cause on the internet no information can be found on things as where the concert took place or who the band is - though it's quite likely that it's the Hot Band. The recording and sound quality are great, though sometimes a very light hiss may tell that this was copied straight from vinyl. A must for anyone who likes or loves Emmylou.


Saturday, September 08, 2007


Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda Da Vida 1968

Yesterday was Buddy Holly's birthday so I will try to (anti-date) a post about him.

Was too busy (amongst other things sleeping...) last 2 weeks to post anything.
In the meanwhile listened to a lot of old end 60's/70's vinyl albums.
The album of the post-title was one of them as well as their 'live'album.

Go quickly to the comments where you will find info to nice psych vinyl (!) :
1-Most Anything You Want (3:42)
2-Flowers and Beads (3:06)
3-My Mirage (4:53)
4-Termination (2:51)
5-Are You Happy (4:30)
6-In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (17:02)
with that great drum solo and from the live album
7-In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Live) (18:51)

Friday, September 07, 2007


Today 1936 : Buddy Holly was born

If you don't know Buddy Holly you don't belong here : leave, PLEASE LEAVE !
Anyone else can stay.... :-)

Bruce Eder of AllMusicGuide writes in his Buddy's biograpy
Born in Lubbock, TX, on September 7, 1936, Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (he later dropped the "e") was the youngest of four children. A natural musician from a musical family, he was proficient on guitar, banjo, and mandolin by age 15 and was working as part of a duo with his boyhood friend Bob Montgomery, with whom he had also started writing songs. By the mid-'50s, Buddy & Bob, as they billed themselves, were playing what they called "western and bop"; Holly, in particular, was listening to a lot of blues and R&B and finding it compatible with country music. He was among those young Southern men who heard and saw Elvis perform in the days when the latter was signed to Sam Phillips' Sun Records — indeed, Buddy & Bob played as an opening act for Elvis when he played the area around Lubbock in early 1955, and Holly saw the future direction of his life and career.
With a new wife — who was pregnant — and no settlement coming in from Petty, Holly decided to earn some quick money by signing to play the Winter Dance Party package tour of the Midwest. It was on that tour that Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash, on February 3, 1959.

Two external links to read more about Buddy Holly.

Back in 1978 I became the proud owner of a 6LP box containing all of Buddy's recordings. How wrong that turned out to be nowadays.
Lately I made a 3GB DVD for a friend with literally all Buddy's recorded works.

To remember Buddy Holly today I offer ya the first LP of my 6LP box.
This album contains some of Buddy's earliest recordings and therefore were not considered of a high enough quality for general release until much later when Norman Petty was running out of further items that were suitable for release. However when given a hearing they represent a growing talent that was to attain stardom just a couple or so years later.
To me the nice thing is you don't hear the obvious songs like Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue got married, That'll be the day, Heartbeat & It Doesn't Matter Anymore.
Instead there are (acetate !) recordings like Flower Of My Heart, Door To My Heart, Queen Of The Ballroom & Baby Let's Play House.
In the text file I put additional info to every song of this LP !

I have to admit that, although I have those 6LP's and ripped them in 1999, this particular rip is made last year by my 'australian friend aussi'. So credits go to him.
To be continued in the comments......


Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Bankruptcy of 192Media/Radio192 ended

Today a judge ordered
Bankruptcy of 192 media ended because of lack of profits.
This whole procedure lasted 2 years.

Radio 192 was part of this company. My Popcorn visitors will understand the meaning.
Radio 192 started 2001_july_04 (midwave and later on also cable) and ended 2004_june_02 (midwave) and finally 2004_august_05 (internet).
Yeah, that was fun in them years !!!
The 'concept' was good but somehow somewhere something went wrong.....

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