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A Bloody New Years Eve Party Mix !!!

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I will kill you, 2005

Well well well,
First, I hope you all had a nice christmas (or whatever the hell you celebrate).
Gee, thanx for the kind words on the previous post (i’m telling ya, something’s wicked’s coming your way...thanx Sami)
And yes, here we go, we’re closing 2005 with a long long mix (one hour !) .
Why one hour ? because you’ll be playing this at midnight and I predict that everyone will be drunk at one o’clock. Yup, this year has been a hell of a year, so you can drink a lot (you have my blessing).
Well, I just wanted to thank YOU for keep reading this site and for your support of course, whether I do remember your names or not (and the list is long, believe me), and thanx to all the good people on the ‘blogosphere’ (Shit, I really have to find another word)
2006 sounds really good to me (sorry, can’t explain that) , I hope it sounds good to you too.
So, enjoy this lil’ piece of bric-a-brac (every song has its meaning of course haha),
and see you next year !!!

Love from Hell,
Rev …

Oh Holy Night !

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22/12/2005.
South Of Hell.

Dear Santa,

You gave me Mrs Frost a few years ago

and I’m still thankful for that.
So, this is my whishlist for this years christmas :


1. For Pete’s sake, bring my readers and friends a lotta of christmas beer, christmas drugs, health and prosperity (choose)
2. For heaven’s sake, bring me more friendly people like those who hang around on this site.
3. For Christ’s sake, give some wild rock’n’roll to all the stupid governments all around this small planet.
4. And for fucks sake, bring me a recording contract godammit.

Your pal, Rev Frost.


Rev Frost - Oh Holy Night



I’m taking a small holiday break, I’ll be back next Thursday or Friday for a crazy new years eve party mix !

MERRY CHRISTMAS
(or anti-xmas rottings, as you want)
BROTHERS AND SISTERS !
HALLELUUUUUUUUJAH !

The Grinch !

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Gather 'round friends, the good ol' Boris Karloff wants to tell you a story...

How The Grinch Stole Christmas - (Narrated By Boris Karloff)


My man Boris

White Christmas !

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Courtesy Of Tom Browning

Fuck, Am I the only one to be angry or what ?
WHY IS IT STILL SUNNY OUTSIDE ?
I mean, Gee, it’s almost Christmas and I’m still wearing my black sunglasses …
Damn !

The Waikikis - White Christmas



Do you call THAT a white Christmas?

A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 4 !!!

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There you go my dear friends, this is the final part of our christmas mixes, this one is a lil’ bit longer and depressing than the rest, but that’s quite normal, christmas can be depressing for some of us.
Ahem.
Well, I hope you did enjoy them !
and the party is not over yet…

Rev Frost Presents…A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 4 (36 :58)
via rapidshare

Tracklisting :

01. Intro
02. Hasil Hadkins – Santa Claus Boogie
03. The Kinks – Father Christmas
04. The Del McCoury Band - Bluegrass Christmas
05. Big Dee Irwin And Little Eva - I Wish You A Merry Christmas
06. Cheech and Chong - Santa Claus and His Old Lady (Intro)
07. The Beach Boys - Santa's Beard
08. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Merry Christmas
09. Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz It's Christmas
10. Canned Heat - Christmas Blues
11. The Crypt Keeper – Deck The Halls With Parts Of Charlie
(Thanx Shane !)

12. Reverend Horton Heat – We Three Kings
13. Johnny Cash – Blue Christmas
14. Lou Rawls – Merry Christmas Baby
15. Ralph Vaughan Williams – Greensleeves (Excerpt)
16.…

Ray Gerdsen with The Yellow Jackets !

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Something un-christmas (and warm) to close this week folks !
Ray Gerdsen with The Yellow Jackets produced records with a nice South Louisiana fell and indeed show the rocking side of swamp-pop music at its best !
(‘Bye Bye Baby’ is a real barnstormer while ‘Fatty Hattie’ is definitely inspired by Larry Williams’s ‘Bony Moronie’)
And Gardsen fronted the Yellow Jackets who have the slower paced blues instrumental ‘Chickee Town Rock’ – there is a great strolling mood on this !

Ray Gerdsen With The Yellow Jackets - Bye Bye Baby

Ray Gerdsen With The Yellow Jackets - Fatty Hattie

The Yellow Jackets - Chickee Town Rock




FRIDAY BONUS !

Frankie Laine - Deuces Wild

Have a great weekend !

Wild Instrumental Party !!!

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Ok, here’s a hot and wild recipe to warm you up in these cold days of winter.
Yeehhaa, this is the first STGW comp !
15 killer tracks, no big words, just hope that you’ll dig it! (the comp)
/or dig 'em (the tracks) ^_^
Of course, it's another christmas present...
ENJOY !!!

01. Sandy Nelson - Casbah
02. Terry-Tones - Sinner
03. The Scouts - Mr.Custer Stomp
04. Eddie And The Showmen - Squad Car
05. Dave And The Customs - Ali Baba
06. The Devrons- Battle Hymn
07. The Fender Four - Margaya
08. The Playboys - Jungle Fever
09. The Pygmies - Don't Monkey With Tarzan
10. Link Wray And His Raymen - Batman Theme
11. The Nomads - Bounty Hunter
12. The Webs - Blue Skies
13. Dick Dale And His DelTones - Misirlou Twist
14. The Trademarks - Baha-Ree-Ba ! (Part One)
15. The Carnations - Fireball Mail

A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 3 !!!

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Bevaaare, bevaaaaaare…the ugly creature from the north pole is back ! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !

Rev Frost Presents…A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 3 (28 :02)
Via Rapidshare

Tracklisting :

01. Augie Rios – Donde Esta Santa Claus
02. Holly Twins With Eddie Cochran – I Want Elvis For Christmas
03. Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run
04. The Ventures – Frosty The Snowman
05. Nat King Cole – Deck The halls
06. Fat Daddy - Fat Daddy
07. Kay Starr - (Everybody's Waiting For) The Man With The Bag
08. Booker T & The Mg’s – Jingle Bells
09. Jim Backus – I Was A Teenage Reindeer
10. The Rimshots - Santa Stole My Wiskey
11. Frantic Flinstones - Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
12. Bright Eyes - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Rev Frost presents - A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 3



RIP Richard Pryor !

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Richard Pryor - The Exorcist

yes, I know, it's sunday again :)

God Rest Ye Merry Readers !

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Hold on hold on , I have another goodie for ya !!!
I wasn't gonna leave you like that anyway.
Now, have a good weekend !

Rev Frost - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen


Frosty The Snowman !

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Yup, your favorite one-man band, the good ol’ Reverend Frost, sings Christmas for you !
Enjoy !(or don’t if you’re a Celine Dion fan)

See you next week folks !

Rev Frost - Frosty The Snowman

Reverend Frosty, the Christmas one-man snowman band

Jericho !

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"Now Jericho was shut up from within and from without because of the people of Israel; none went out, and none came in. And The Lord said to Joshua, "See, I have given into your hand Jericho, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before The Ark; and on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, the priests blowing the trumpets. And when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, as soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up every man straight before him." (Joshua 6:1-5 RSV)

Now stop laughing, get up and buy all her records.
Hell yeah !

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Jericho
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Fly Away
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - 99 ½ Won't Do

A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 2 !!!

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Come out come out wherever you are...
here comes the second part !!!

Rev Frost Presents…A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 2 (26 :59)
via rapidshare

Tracklisting :

1. Spinal Tap – We Three Kings
2. Lenny Dee With His Orchestra - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
3. The Trashmen - Dancin' With Santa
4. Tommy Lee & The Orbits - Jingle Rock
5. Kay Martin - Come On Santa, Let's Have A Ball
6. Billy May - Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo
7. Louis Prima - Shake Hands With Santa Claus
8. Lou Monte – DominicThe Italian Christmas Donkey
9. Three Aces & A Joker - Sleigh Bell Rock
10. Les Paul and Mary Ford - Jungle Bells
11. Mr Hankey - Santa Claus Is On His Way
12. Los Straitjackets - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
13. Thurl Ravenscroft – You’re A Mean One Mr Grinch

Rev Frost presents - A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 2





By the way, somebody asked me if the Halloween Mixes were still available...
Of course they are !
(click here)

The Dead Rocks !

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Gosh , I’m still twistin’ and shakin’ all over the place…
I saw an EXCELLENT band last night, and when I say excellent, I mean it !
(call from a friend at 9 o’clock, grab my hat, my dawn of the dead t-shirt, and vamos to Marseille).
So hell yeah, Rev Frost brings you….THE DEAD ROCKS from Brazil!
‘Since 2002 on activity, they have become a great Brazilian Surf Music icon, by playing in several stages in São Paulo, besides a tour over Santa Catarina beachs and perform on 4o. and 5o. Surf Mineiro Championship, in Belo Horizonte city, the biggest Latin America Festival.’
THE DEAD ROCKS is formed by the legendaries Marky Wildstone (drums), Frank Funk (bass) and Johnny Crash (electric guitar) – you can’t find nicer guys by the way.
Well my dear friends, the only thing you have to do is check out their upcoming shows (Europe only , but you can book ‘em anywhere), buy their fantastic first record, enjoy the wild ride,
and SUPPORT THEM !
Brazil Rocks !
The Dead Rocks !

The Dead Rocks - Beach's Bit…

Action Woman !

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An exemplar of '60s punk, "Action Woman" still sounds pretty damn nasty today !
This excellent garage band (The Electras) was formed in Ely, Minnesota back in 1961 or 1962, starting out as an all-instrumental band. Over time, they added a vocalist, and became one of the Midwest's hottest bands.
Written by producer Warren Kendrick, ‘Action Woman’ was in fact recorded as a demo by The Electras, and he actually released the Litter’s version as a single. Of course I like both versions but the first I’ve ever heard was by The Electras (think I was 12 or 13, imagine what a song like that can do to a teenager…and hell yeah, I’ve found my action woman, but it’s the not the subject)

The Electras - Action Woman
The Electras - Soul Searchin'
The Electras - Dirty Old Man




What ? Louder please ! Oh, you wanna hear the Litter’s version ?
Et voilaaaaaaa.

1st Friday Bonus !

The Litter - Action Woman




2nd Friday Bonus !(which has nothing to do with the rest. At all.)

The Klezmer Conservatory…

Big Sandy !

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Bobby Roberts With Highpockets' Delta Rockets (Sky Records 56-101),
Praise The Lord !

Bobby Roberts - Big Sandy
Bobby Roberts - She's My Woman


Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels !

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You don’t know Mitch Ryder ?
Well, if you truly want to experience what a great kick-ass band The Detroit Wheels were in their prime and what a skunk-hot singer Mitch Ryder was in his young man days, this is the real deal ! High octane, turbo, high performance, super charged Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels didn't need to hail from the Motor City for those adjectives to be tossed their way, but it was certainly appropriate that they called Motown home. It was Mitch and The Wheels who served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul factory and the high energy, take no prisoners rock 'n' roll that would roar out of Detroit via Iggy & The Stooges, and MC5 !
Ok follow me, step 1, and step 2, and repeat.

Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take A Ride
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - Little Latin Lupe Lu
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - Shake A Tail Feather

A Bloody Christmas Mix Part 1 !!!

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Ho Ho Ho !
That’s it, it’s christmas time already here in Hell-en-Provence since I received 2 superb goodies from overseas.
A fantastic mix cd by Mr Bigrockcandymountain himself, and the other one (well two actually) from thee mighty Tuwa’s Shanty !
By the way, I love goodies, if you want to send me money, or a record deal that’s good too.

Well, it’s my time to return the favor…here’s the first part of thee bloody Christmas Mixes !
Yup, we’re gonna SURPRISE ! ASTOUND ! SHOCK ! you every Monday with a little Xmas treat….
So enjoy my dear readers! And while you’re downloading it don’t forget to pay a visit to our dear ’Santa’ Lee,check out the good folks at FaLaLaLaLa.com for their excellent work and devotion, the SPLENDID Keith’s Santa & Me, and the always good MAB has some very good songs to provide.
Of course, I forget some of ‘em. (Big Rock, Pcl and all the rest)
Have you ever noticed how bad I am for linking ? Well, what the heck, the best is still to check them out one by one !

Christm…

Chased Old Satan Through the Door !

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In 1931, at the height of the depression (the american depression, I didn’t mean depeche mode), The Woodie Brothers only sold 864 copies of Their record, but they knew their reward lay in the future: "Now I ran ole Satan Though door/And I´m gonna wear that starry crown over there."
In the spring of 1931, Lawton Woodie heard that Victor was holding sessions in Charlotte, North Carolina, and wrote the company to arrange a recording date. On May 29th, the Woodie Brothers (Lawton & Ephraim) arrived in Charlotte with two songs they had written especially for the occasion. Likes Likker Better than Me, the lament of a whiskey drinker's wife, featured Ephraim's mountain tenor complemented by his brother's rich bass harmonies. Their second selection was called Chased Old Satan Through the Door, a composite that borrowed motifs from several songs, including Satan's A Liar and Shortnin' Bread. Like most musicians from the ‘Lost Provinces’, the Woodies never ma…

Bunker Hill !

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Welcome back !
Speaking of Link Wray (one more time), my friend Darrell noticed that no one ever talks or writes about Link& Bunker Hill's affiliation.
SHAME !
So here I am, the good reverend preaching the good one more time…damn job !

Well, I’m not gonna write about Mr Dave Walker (Aka Bunker Hill) because the mighty Butcher Pete at
Wang Dang Dula already wrote the ULTIMATEarticle !
Enjoy !
Oh be careful, these songs can change your life. I mean it.

Bunker Hill With The Raymen - The Girl Can't Dance
Bunker Hill - Hide And Go Seek (Part I)
Bunker Hill - Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

Wade Curtiss !

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Thanx for your comments concerning Wray’s passing (yup, fell free to disagree with me – not too much though ^^)
The good folks at PCL did a terrific job (go check all the links from Gerb to Lee), not to forget Dc Rock&Roll and Jim’ Show.

Oh by the way, if you’re in drinkin’ mood (and I know you are), go say hi to Chris ! (Splendid work)

Well, back in business !

Somebody asked me (well, beg is the word) to repost Wade Curtiss, and you all know that I’m a nice guy, so here it is :
WADE CURRRRRTIS !!!!!!(aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)

Spending his entire life in a wheelchair with his hands and arms severely deformed, Curtiss taught himself to play rock & roll on a converted steel guitar and formed his first band, The Rhythm Rockers, in the late '50s. Forming a partnership with part-time wrestler-singer Dixie Dee, the two released a spate of rockin' singles on various labels and solidly worked the Buffalo, New York area, establishing themselves as one of the top bands there. But in one of …

Link Wray 1929-2005

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Breaking news folks.

You know I don’t work sundays but it’s a sad day.

Sad sad sad day.

I’ve said in March that if a direct line from a black blues musician crankin' up his amp and playing with a ton of violence and aggression can be traced to a young, white guy doing a mutated form of same, the line points straight to Link Wray, no contest.
Damn I was right.
Mr Wray passed away at the age of 76 in Copehagen where he lived since 1983.
'Though rock historians always like to draw a nice, clean line between the distorted electric guitar work that fuels early blues records to the late-'60s Hendrix-Clapton-Beck-Page-Townshend mob, with no stops in between, a quick spin of any of the sides Link recorded during his golden decade punches holes in that theory right quick.'
Well, I’ve learned guitar all by myself – with a little help from Mr Wray's records. I WANTED THAT SOUND AND THAT FEELING (Yeah something you will never understand you all Steve Vai fans)
Armed with a 1953 Gibs…

Goodbye Blues !

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First of all: MERCI/THANK YOU/DANKE SCHÖN/MOLTE GRAZIE/GRACIAS/OBRIGADO/BEDANKT for your comments, emails, proposals etc… !!!!

Oh d’you remember ‘Boot Hill’ by Sly Williams posted last month ?
Well, here’s the real Jesse Allen !
"Goodbye Blues" and "Let’s Party" contain the same great surging guitar work and crying vocals as "I Believe" and "Boot Hill", with a strong flavor of Guitar Slim, no doubt due to the fact that Allen and Slim were both centred around the New Orleans area (Slim was born in Mississippi but always had a New Orleans inflection in his vocals). The instrumental lineup (guitar, bass, drums, sax) and the tone on these 2 Allen titles suggest that "Boot Hill" and "I Believe in a Woman" were recorded around the same time.
Anyway, enjooooooooooooy.

Jesse Allen - Goodbye Blues

Jesse Allen - Let's Party




FRIDAY BONUS !

Paul Evans - Happy Go Lucky Me



Roll in ze Hay?

See you next week !

Spread The Good Year !

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South of Hell, 11.16.2005,

My dear readers,

That’s it, 365 days. Damn, 365 days of blogging (hate the word ‘blogging’ by the way).
Gee, I started this lil’ thing to…..errr, well, I still don’t know why actually.
Ah yeah I remember now, I did start this site because of other blogs ! All the sites you can see on yer right are THEE mighty inspiration. I mean it folks.
Anyway, this year has been sooo great (I mean the site, not my personal life, that’s another story).
So no big words but I just want to thank all you readers and the good folks all around the ‘blogosphere’ – heck, what an awful word again.
Anyway...I hope you dig these holy tunes, and that you’ll stick around for the next year !
Hello, I’m reverend Frost and I’m here to spread the good word.
Gna Gna Gna.

All the best and thanks again,
Thomas.




PS: Dont be sad but I’m going to slow down things a bit ; 2-3-4 posts a week from now on. (no, not 234 posts a week)

PS II : To celebrate, here’s the first song post…