Friday, February 25, 2005

Nervous Norvus !

The California-based ex-truck driver's first record was the country ballad "Gambling Fury", which he recorded as Singing Jimmy Drake on the Indiana label Claudra. He joined Dot Records in 1956 and had two of the biggest novelty hits of that year. His first hit, "Transfusion", concerned the thoughts of a drink-driver who is in need of a blood transfusion after a car crash. Despite the sick subject matter, it was hilarious, though the British public were spared it when London Records refused its release. The follow-up to this US Top 10 hit was "Ape Call", a tale about cavemen recorded in hip language, with jungle calls courtesy of Red Blanchard. After his few months in the spotlight he returned to obscurity, despite later unsuccessful recordings on Big Ben and Embee.

Read those 2 excellent bio here and here

Nervous Norvus - Transfusion

Nervous Norvus - Ape Call

Nervous Norvus - The Wild Dogs Of Kentucky

Oh and by request,here’s a repost

The Jacks/Cadets - Stranded In The Jungle

Thanx again everybody and have a great week end.


Blogger tokyocrunch said...

Great finds, all.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

I think that Transfusion has a very deep meaning, but it was a shame that everyone made fun around it instead being aware of the real danger that means a drunk driver

6:03 PM  

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