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The Chicken Walk !

A crazed rockabilly one-man band, Adkins has been recording in a tarpaper shack in the hills of West Virginia since the mid-'50s. The absolutely crudest and wildest of all rock & rollers, Hasil's lyrics stray as far from the standard '50s clichés as you can get. Songs about eating peanut butter on the moon, chopping girls' heads off and mounting them on his wall, and doing something called the "hunch" are typical lyrical fare for Adkins. Combining a three-octave voice that can go from sub-glottal Elvis moans to blood-curdling screams with an over-amplified guitar that sounds like a gigantic rubber band, there is nothing in pop music that sounds like Hasil Adkins, a true rock & roll primitive.

Hasil Adkins - Chicken Walk

The Night Of The Calypso

Surprised that Robert Mitchum sings Calypso? It would be stranger if he couldn't. Fact is, he was learning the fascinating language of Calypso long before it became the rage in the U.S.A. And he was learning it in its true home, Trinidad.
Deep down, Robert Mitchum is a wanderer, and he probably would have got to Trinidad anyway, but actually it was Hollywood that sent him there, "on location" for two feature films... to Port of Spain, a colorful and sunlit place where people have come from many corners of the earth, mingling accents and spilling out their hearts in a unique musical idiom called Calypso.
In Trinidad, the sharp Mitchum ear was quick to hear the subtle coloration of word and melody that gives this native song its special sound. And, expert mimic that he is, he was quick to give it voice, in every characteristic detail.
For ten months of the kind he likes best, Mitchum followed his Calypso trail, listening acutely to local champions like Lord Melody and Might…

Blowing The Whistle

Don't cry children, Christmas is over...once more. So by request, this is an absolutely non-xmas thing from Korea...(By the way, I play this song nearly every morning!).
Few words about this Lp (I'm lazy today, still recovering from food & drink)
From the backstreet haunts and neon-lit clubs of the Far East comes this collection of '60s Asian pop. And while Japan is deservedly famous for regurgitating modern Western musical traditions, places like Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea have also churned out a healthy supply of ditties brimming over with refashioned bubblegum, lounge, Latin, rock, and jazz elements. The 20 cuts here showcase several talented chanteuses from all of these locales, with a bevy of trad/pop hybrids to choose from. On the more traditional end, there's Korea's Chung-Ae Ahn and Japan's Shojijii, who both lightly shade native tonalities with some modern touches. More intriguing, though, are cinematic workouts like the Malaysian-styl…

Howdy Ho !!!

Mr Frost Wishes You A Swingin' Christmas...See You Next Week !

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Santa Claus Is Back In Town

The Ventures - Frosty The Snoman

The Stars Are Brightly Shining

Nat King Cole recorded the definitive version of "The Christmas Song" in 1946, and while this 1960 re-recording is sublime, seek out the original. Although there is a heavy-handed use of orchestras and choruses on this record, Cole rises above the dreck with stellar versions of "Adeste Fidelis," "O Holy Night," and more. Originally released in September 1963, The Christmas Song [Capitol 1967] was reissued on CD in 1990. Enjoy & Merry Christmas everybody !!!

Nat King Cole - Oh Holy Night

Dashing through the snow

The French CBS series of Duke Ellington material was released like loaves of bread coming out of an oven in the '70s. Some of these volumes were all over the place in terms of combining eras, and, in the case of volume 11, the listener can really hear the change between the style the band favored in the late '40s, slightly over the top and full of juice, and the slicker, more powerful big band machine of later decades, which swings much harder. By the time we get to "Asphalt Jungle Twist" we are way out of the jungle and in the urban atmosphere of jewel thieves, tough cops, and girlfriends that look like Marilyn Monroe, or at least this is the sort of image the swaggering themes and heavy backbeat pulse bring to mind. Actually, the theme was written not for the John Houston film, but for a spin-off television series of the same name. Fans of Ellington sidekick Billy Strayhorn can take note of two of his best tunes here, "Snibor" and the sly "Progressiv…

Let It Sleigh !

Johnny Mathis, with his warm, tender vocal style, touches on Christmas songs here that everyone will know, from "Silent Night" to "Sleigh Ride," "Silver Bells" to the Broadway number "We Need a Little Christmas." There probably aren't many homes in America that don't have or haven't heard a Johnny Mathis Christmas song played at one time or another. I'm saying that because I'm french, remember.
Anyway, enjoy this one my friends.

Johnny Mathis - Sleigh Ride


Our Friend Otis Redding released this single (White Christmas/Merry Christmas Baby) in 1968 ;Otis knocked both these Holiday Cuts out the Box.His Soulful Voice is one of those voices that no matter what Era of music you came from or up on you would still tell Redding's Vocals from.These songs truly get you into the Holiday Cheer. Merry Christmas Ladies!

Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby

Fuck Christmas

Go check out the one man bands web site here.
Happy Holidays !

The Lengedary Tiger Man - Fuck Christmas, I Got The Blues

Wreck The Halls

There's rarely--if ever--been another singer like Ella Fitzgerald, whose glowing personality and seamless singing talents always make it sound deceptively easy to sing as beautifully as she did. Cool phrasing, wonderful intonation, and a guileless voice (perfect for Christmas music) were just a few of her vocal trademarks. Fitzgerald's Christmas record (first released in 1967), however, seems geared more toward mainstream fans and thus may disappoint those keener on her jazz orientation. That said, faithful vocal renditions and arrangements of classics such as "O Holy Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful" find Ella in her simple but elegant, heartfelt best. One could quibble with the schmaltzy backing vocals that color standards like "We Three Kings" and the more playful "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." But with someone like this queen of song leading the mix, you might just find yourself joining in on the chorus. Ho Ho Ho.

Ella Fitzgerald - …

Damn Christmas !

Sorry for the update, I was trying to find a different way to put some music (fuck 'em)....

The Waikikis - White Christmas

(You send file...there you go)
(and the jukebox's gone again...)

Pass That Bottle To Me!

Stick McGhee got his nickname during the years when he was pushing his handicapped older brother, future blues legend Brownie McGhee, in a wagon with a stick. Stick (his real name was Granville McGhee) served in the Army during WWII, during which time he often pulled out his guitar to play. One ditty that he wrote during the war had a lyric about, "drinking wine motherfucker, drinking wine." He recorded the song in 1946 for Harlem records, but changed the lyrics to, "Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee," and the song got a little airplay. Future Atlantic records founder Ahmet Ertegun heard it, and in 1949 tried to license the track for his new label. It was nowhere to be found, so he took Stick and Brownie back into the studio to record it again, which was fortunate because the 1949 version adopted the new "rocking" rhythm, which was coming into vogue that year. The record became a hit, and was the first smash hit for Atlantic. This is rock 'n' roll, folk…

White Lightning

Born in 1937 in Littlefield, Texas, Waylon Jennings grew up listening to folk songs and the music of seminal artists like Jimmie Rodgers, and later, to singers that ranged from Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce to B.B. King and Bobbie "Blue" Bland. He was a disc jockey at 14, and had already formed his own band at the age of 12, making guest appearances on local station KDAV’s "Sunday Party," where he met Holly in 1955. "Mainly what I learned from Buddy," Waylon says, "was an attitude. He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn’t have any barriers to it." Holly produced Waylon’s first record and used him as a bass player--it was Waylon who gave up his seat to the big bopper on the plane that would crash, killing Holly and Ritchie Valens as well. By the early-to mid-’60s, Waylon was headlining a club called JD’s in Phoenix, putting out a sound that combined his "chicken-pickin’" Telecaster guitar style, his rough-edged, s…

Don't Fuck Around With Love

Wanna know everything 'bout the blenders? It's here!

Listen to The Blenders - Don't Fuck Around With Love

Sixteen Chicks !

Rockabilly singer/guitarist Joe Clay was on the cusp of stardom in 1956, when he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show at 17 and won a contract with RCA Records. But Ed Sullivan, in typical repressive fashion, told the young singer to play The Platters subdued "Only You" instead of his rollicking "Duck Tail," and Clay's domineering manager refused to allow him to play outside New Orleans and eventually drove RCA away. But it wasn't the last the world would hear from Joe Clay. Born in Louisiana's Cajun territory as Claiborne Joseph Cheramie, Clay began playing in a country band at 12 which went on to get a gig on WWEZ radio. RCA created a subsidiary called Vik Records, which called the station looking for talent. The label then offered Clay a contract, to which Clay replied, "Hell yes!" Clay, who had already recorded , , and in Houston, was flown to New York, where he recorded with some of the finest black rhythm musicians of the time (guitarist Mic…

I'm The Wolf Baby

The Wolf began playing "folk blues" acoustic music when he got his first guitar in 1928. Influences include Charlie Patton and Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller). Although he began in an acoustic style, he is best known for his loud and boisterous electric blues. This part of his career began flowering in post-war Memphis, Tennessee. He performed on local radio station KWEM and later cut some sides for Sam Phillips of the famous Sun recording studios. By 1953, The Wolf had arrived in Chicago where he became a full time blues musician at Chess Records. Musicians in Wolf's band included blues great Willie Dixon (bass), Willie Johnson (gtr.), and Earl Phillips on drums. Hubert Sumlin later replaced Willie Johnson. It is maintained by some blues writers that Delta Blues artists, of which Wolf is an example, came from a tribe in Africa which communicates microtonally, that is, in harmonic increments that are smaller than those in the European 12 tone scale. In addition to the…

You Better Dig It !

You better dig it you hear!Baby-baby-baby, you better leave your blues, ooh yeah!Honey-honey-honey, put on your rockin' shoes, yeah!Don't you be no square, you better dig it you hear, yeah!Well, I love you pretty baby, when you rock'n'roll, ooh yeah!I love you pretty baby, when you're doin' the stroll, yeah!Well, I love you pretty baby, you satisfy my soulOoh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh!Well, I love you pretty baby, when you rock 'n' roll, ooh yeah!I love you pretty baby, when you're doin' the stroll, yeah!Well, I love you pretty baby, you satisfy my soulYes! Baby-baby-baby, you better leave your blues, ooh yeah!Honey-honey-honey, put on your rockin' shoes, yeah!Don't you be no square, you better dig it you hear, yeah!Now come on baby, it's all right nowGit here babe, don't be no squareYeah! Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh!
(Written By C. Underwood)(SUN Unissued, 1960)

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Dragster !

Johnny Fortune was already a successful session musician before the surf sound hit. He'd play guitar on Sam Cook's "Chain Gang" and Barbara George's "I Know". In '63, at the age of 16, Johnny recorded the Soul Surfer sessions at Bob Summers' Sound House studio in El Monte, where the Lively Ones also recorded much of their output. The session musicians were Johnny Fortune (Sudetta - guitar, bass), Jim O'Keith - sax, and Joey Sudetta, a mere 10 years old at the time, on drums. Johnny's bandmates John Fisher, who co-wrote many of the tunes, and brothers Vincent Sudetta and George Sudetta did not play on the sessions. Offered a chance to tour England with Johnny Burnette, he had to decline due to his being under eighteen. Johnny's sound is quite unusual within the surf genre. He has a warm and muffled, relatively dry sound with unusual whammy action that sets it apart from the rest, and from the big guitar sound of the Duane Eddy's o…

Monster Squad !

No much to say today...

Listen ToThe Poets - Dead

Anybody Here Wanna Buy My Nuts?

This song can be found on the CD "Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops" in the Columbia Roots 'n' Blues series, a CD full of "risqué" blues recordings. They were both recorded on March 4, 1936 in Chicago. Hot Nuts !

Listen ToLil Johnson - Get 'em From The Peanut Man

Get It !

Space Girl

Stupid Rock'n'roll, don't you just love it !

This wild bootleg collection celebrates all things primitive, sleazy, and lowbrow, taking the art of the compilation to new heights of lunacy. It's more like an elaborate mixtape from your weirdest record collector buddy, the one with too much time on his hands. There's no time to breathe between the tracks, as they're hastily jammed together to save precious seconds for radio spots for assorted dirty drive-in films like Hallucination Generation, The Virgin Witch, and Graveyard Tramps ("We get our hands on every stiff in the joint!"). The main attractions here are the ultra-primitive teenage garage combos, treble-charged adolescent blues blasters that sound like they were recorded in a trash dumpster. The Juveniles tear off a reverb-drenched version of "Bo Diddley" and the Saxons offer up the out of tune but still tuneful "Draggin' Around," but the real monster here is "Go G…

You Asked For It ?

It is no exaggeration to say that the post war history of enka started with Misora Hibari. She was a heroin of a success story as well as a family tragedy. She debuted as an infant genius and at once climbed up to the summit of popularity and became a super star and idol of the whole nation, and kept her popularity till she ended up her no-long life at the end of the 1980s. She continuously produced hits and especially her songs at later period such as "Kanashii sake", "Yawara" and "Kawa no nagare no yo-ni" remain as Enka standard numbers. After death she was honored for her extraordinary achievement with a National Prize.Nobody has ever surpassed her fame and popularity as an enka singer. In the 1950s Shimakura Chiyoko also started her career as singer. She still keeps an honorary place in the annual NHK Kohaku Song Contest televised live in the New Year's eve. To the next generation belong Misawa Akemi and Suizenji Kiyoko. Misawa Akemi was a charmin…

Belgium Goes Ape !

(Jean Rolle / Guy Dovan)
The Continental Cousins (Belgium) - 1961

Uh ! Uh ! Uh ! Uh !
Kana Kapila , He ! Kana Kapila, Ho !
Aloha Kani Kani Wahiné
Aloha Kani Kani Wahiné
Kaika Mahine
Kaika Mahine

Kana Kapila. Wiki. Wiki. Wiki. Wiki. Wiki.
Kana Kapila. He ! Kana Kapila.
Aloha Kani Kani Wahine
Kaika Mahine
Kana Kapila, Kana Kapila, Kana Kapila !

(This one Goes To El Capitan)

Listen ToThe Continental Cousins - Kana Kapila !

An Old Cowpoke Went Surfin'

Takeshi Terauchi started out as a sideman in Jimmy Tokita & the Mountain Playboys, a country & western band. In 1962, he formed his first eleki band, the Bluejeans, with whom he remained until 1966. He then formed a new group, the Bunnys, who recorded the eleki classic "Test Driver." After the Bunnys disbanded in the fall of 1968, Terauchi formed a new version of the Bluejeans, called Takeshi Terauchi & the Bluejeans (to distinguish them from the original Bluejeans, who continued recording and performing after Terauchi's departure, and even opened for the Beatles at their 1966 Japanese concerts). Terauchi's style is very Ventures-influenced, but much faster and more frantic, with a heavy picking style and liberal use of his Mosrite's whammy bar. Later on, Terauchi experimented with adapting flamenco and other western styles (as well as Japanese musical forms such as enka) to eleki, with mixed results. Terauchi is probably Japan's first guitar hero…

Thank God It's Friday

Jimmy Wages had recorded at least four unreleased sides for Sun in the middle 1950s but little is known of him. His music suggested that, even by Sun's standards, Wages was a rather unorthodox individual. Like several of his Sun confreres, notably Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Wages music has a tortured side. Bizarre, quasi-religious images are mixed with disturbing personal themes. Jimmy's vision of women (conveyed in Miss Pearl and Mad Man) is unsettling to say the least. The conflict between good and evil and ritualized moral judgements are embodied in Take Me (originally titled Garden Of Evil). If anything, Wages' songs are even more revealing than Lewis's since Wages, unlike Jerry Lee, wrote all of his own material. Jimmy Wages is a true musical primitive, his voice, never a trained or precision instrument, is adequate to deliver his often strange lyrics, The musical accompaniment on his recordings is undisciplined and unorthodox, despite the presence of several stalwart…

Standing At The Crossroads

Reverend Charlie Jackson fits into a long lineage of gospel performers touched by facets of the Blues. It’s an illustrious family that includes Blind Willie Johnson, Reverend Louis Overstreet and Elder Roma Wilson among a host of others. Each of these men used the simple instrumental tools associated with the oft-considered profane music to galvanize their audiences- whether they were congregations or the record-buying public. Jackson’s early Seventies singles for the Booker and Jackson are collected on God's Got It,the inaugural release on the CaseQuarter label out of Montgomery, Alabama; a imprint initiated to circulate little known rawboned gospel gems from the past, present and future.
(If you want, you can change "God" by "baby", sounds good too).Have a good day.

Listen To
Reverend Charlie Jackson - Morning Train

Buy It!

I Mean Bunker Hill (Dave Walker)

Here's a bloody interesting link
Bunker Hill

"Red riding hood & the wolf" was the first song I've heard from him that's why, you all lucky bastards (if I may), gonna listen to this burning hot rock ! (And for the record, Phil Collins did not cover that song, Praise The Lord)

Listen ToBunker Hill - Red Riding Hood & The Wolf

Not Bunker Hill


Fire Is Good, Fire Is Our Friend

Well well well, this is the first homemade track I did for this year's Halloween. Did that in 10 minutes to be honest.Dog is chasing you (Dog likes the allyways by the way), Dog is turning into wolf. Scary. Like Phil Collins. Like French singers. Yup, SCARY.

Listen To The Incredible Mr Frost (yup) - Evil's Chosen One

For A Few Family More

Norman Rockwell & Erik Satie. What do you want me to add, dammit !

Listen ToErik Satie - 4ème Gnossienne

Bride Of The Monster

Well here it is, one my favorite track from Mr Freeze, the still unknown legendary one man band from France. More bollox than a load of rats as they might say. Enjoy

Listen To Blood Beast Terror (The Lengedary Mr Freeze) - Ghost Of Frankenstein

Vampire In Space

Of course, there's no direct link between vampires and outerspace. Well, maybe Sergio Martino did something about that, I'll check.....

Listen To Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra - Space Patrol

Buy It !

Move 'em up , Head' em up !

A good thought to begin with...

Listen To The Cramps - Devil Behind That Bush