Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween !




Hell yeah, don’t forget to scare your neighbours out of their pants, drink a lotta bloody-mary, sniff glue and workship Satan…no wait, the last two were optionnal sorry.

Anyway, here’s my last halloween treat !
The first track was recorded one month ago but composed when was 9 or something like that (ok I know I won’t win a grammy award for the best r&b track with that one -and I have a hundred tracks like that-), the second one is a huge joke but I still like it, I mean Rev Frost goes electro, funny eh ? A big tribute to Carpenter of course (no not The Carpenters aiiiiiiiiie), and the third one was made by my evil-brother-best-mate Mr Freeze aka Blood Beast Terror aka Destroy All Monsters aka The Black Plague aka Freezing Horror who was kind enough to grant permission to me to post this. Anyway, it’s the perfect track to wake up your darling with.

Rev Frost - The Ghost Of Fröstenstein (Kohler's Theme)

Electro Frost Project - Raise The Dead

Blood Beast Terror - Ghost of Frankenstein !!!

Damn, Spooky Electronic Trash on STGW ?
Hell Yeah, it’s Halloween ! SAMHAÏN !!!


Friday, October 28, 2005

Halloweeeeen (Part 5) !!!




THAT’S IT my dear friends, boohoohooohooooooo...
this is the last and final part of your favorite halloween mixes !

His voice was soft and very slow,
As he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allen Poe,
"And my soul from out that shadow floating on the floor,
Shall be lifted--Nevermore!"


A Bloody Halloween Mix Part 5 (35:59) - Via rapidshare

Playlist :
1. Intro
2. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Alligator Wine
3. Reverend Horton Heat - The Halloween Dance
4. Screamin’ Lord Sutch – She’s Fallen In Love With The Monsterman
5. The Creatures - Mostly Ghostly
6. The Cramps – Human Fly
7. B Bumble & The Stingers - The Green Hornet Theme
8. Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
9. The Simpsons Horror Show Theme
10. Phil Carter - Amazon
11. Graveyard Band No1
12. Milton DeLugg – The Creep
13. Tony Carr - Johnny Frankenstein
14. Tommy Falcone & The New Centuries - Like Weird
15. Graveyard Band No2
16. The 4 Flops - Trick Or Treat
17. Grande Finale !

Rev Frost presents...A Bloody Halloween Part 5




Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


Thursday, October 27, 2005

Travis Wammack !




Arf.
I’m back from the anniversary dinner that Missus Frost organised (behind me back of course).
13 at my table. Hahahaha. Hope it wasn’t my last dinner (crucifixion ? on the right).
Anyway, thanx a fuckin’ bunch for all your kind words, emails and on and on (no Cherry, I’m not single) Awcmon , you’re all so swell and kind (if you’re mad, that’s ok too).
From my big black rock’n’roll heart, a huge thank you.

A guitarist, singer, and young instrumental genius from Memphis who cut his first record at the tender age of twelve, Travis Wammack is one of the great unheralded guitarists of rock & roll. A contemporary of Lonnie Mack, Wammack was simply the fastest guitar player in a town bursting at the seams with great guitarists. By the time he was 17, he appeared on the national charts with "Scratchy," a speed-burner instrumental featuring incredible distortion and dazzling technique. Several incredible singles followed, but none charted. By the late '60s, Wammack had moved into session work at the FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, playing on countless hits. He continues recording and touring to the present day (recently working as musical director for Little Richard), his hot and speedy guitar chops intact.
Cub Koda, All Music Guide

Enjoy and be ready for the last halloween mix tomorrow…

Travis Wammack - Scratchy

Travis Wammack - It's Karate Time


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

They Say It's Your Birthday




Happy birthday to meeeeee
Happy birthday to meeeeee
Happy birthday to meeeeee(aieeeeeeeeee)
Happy birthday to meeeeee

Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' At Midnight
The Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Tom Waits - Hang Me In The Bottle (Demo)
Irving Aaronson - Let's Misbehave
The Haunted Reverend - Gnossienne No IV



Lil' Rev Frost spreading the good dust

No Post tomorrow (no hangover involved)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Sly Williams !




Two of the greatest postwar guitar titles ever waxed have to be "Boot Hill" and "I Believe in a Woman" by Sly Williams. Both sides feature Williams' tortured vocals and his slashing guitar work in a vein much like that of Guitar Slim.
Sly Williams was likely a pseudonym, perhaps because the artist was under contract with another company when the recordings were cut.
The real Sly Williams was almost certainly Jesse Allen, a New Orleans singer/guitarist who made a number of sides for Imperial and several small labels in the 1950's. Two titles by Jesse Allen that bear an almost identical sound and lineup to "Boot Hill" and "I Believe" are "Love My Baby" and "After a While", recorded in 1959 for the Duplex label in Fayetteville, Louisiana. !

Sly Williams - Boot Hill

Sly Williams - I Believe In A Woman


Friday, October 21, 2005

Halloweeeeen (Part 4) !!!




Klatu verata niktu !!!
Klatu verata niktu !!!
Klatu verata Neekkhurrmmhurrm...Here comes the 4th Part !!!

A Bloody Halloween Mix Part 4 (28 :18) - Via rapidshare

Playlist :
1. Intro
2. Bobby 'Boris' Pickett - Monster Mash
3. Thee Raymen – Adam And Evil
4. The Earthboys – Space Girl
5. Jesters Of Newport - Stormy
6. The Social Outcasts - Mad
7. Bombora’s – Mystery Planet
8. Cris Kevin - Haunted House
9. Bobby Stantons Sextet - Scree...Argh
10. Hasil Adkins - I Need Your Head
11. Jerry Wald - The Creeper
12. Eddie Novack – Psycho

Rev Frost presents...A Bloody Halloween Part 4

Be careful, this one's a real psycho...Moohahhahhaaaaaaa


Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mickey Hawks And The Night Raiders !




Mickey Hawks was born in Thomasville, North Carolina. in 1956 he heard the ultimate screamer of rock & roll Little Richard and from that point nothing was to be the same anymore. Mickey formed his first own band that same year called the Rhythm Rockers (The Night Raiders) and they played mostly high-schools. The group signed a three-year contract with Profile.
The record was well received and became No. 1 on about two Chicago stations and sold about 50.000 copies. A follow-up was natural and in 1959 the Rhythm Rockers did record 6 more songs at the Universal Record Studios in Chicago.
After that, no more records by the group were made but they stayed together for about 7 years. Mickey has never stopped playing his brand of music and he's been to Europe several times. As the wise man once said you ain't heard nothing until you heard the white screamer Mickey Hawks !
Read more here

Mickey Hawks And The Night Raiders - Screamin' Mimi Jeanie

Mickey Hawks And The Night Raiders - Bip Bop Boom

The Night Raiders - Cottonpickin'


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Elegants !




Remember The Incredible Kings last month ?
Well, here’s The Elegants !
Both bands are basically the same line up,including
Jerry Miller on guitar with Rick Burton on bass (now with DaiBando)and Dean Tsrapralis on drums (until recently a member of Dai Bando also).
The Elegants/Incredible Kings jumbo combo wailed through a fiery reworking of 'Ooh Poo Pah Doo' (with frantic vocal by Willie Washington) plus Hank Ballard's 'Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go'.
The pairing was issued in a miniscule pressing under the Elegants name on the bands' own International Artists label.The platter sold out immediately at Elegants gigs,though an additional several hundred copies miraculously appeared in their mitts via a pressing plant error.

The Elegants - Ooh Poo Pah Doo

The Elegants - Let's Go Let's Go


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I Got Two Wings !




Reverend Utah Smith made just six recordings during his lifetime (and three of them were different versions of the same song, « two wings »!), but that was enough to leave his mark on gospel music ! (btw any version of Two Wings is astonishing). Enjoy !

Rev Utah Smith - Two wings

Rev Utah Smith - God's Mighty Hand

Rev Utah Smith - I Got Two Wings


Monday, October 17, 2005

Bloodshot Bill !




Ok, I must admit, I’ve just discovered our man three weeks ago (damn). God, I’m sure we're from the same family !
« Rockabilly Trash Barbecue Punk explosion from a Montreal mangler. After getting his nasty message across fronting the hubcaps & The Guilloteens, Bill went the true solo one-man-band route, playing guitar and drums, with vocals. Accurately described as "maniacally distorted . . . with accompanying obscene-phone-call, heavy breather vocals," Bloodshot Bill is an old fashioned one-man-band for the new millennium! »
Well it’s wild wild wild !
Please, support Bill and go check his site and buy his stuff, it’s rare enough these days !

Bloodshot Bill - Backseat Of My Heart

Bloodshot Bill - Rat Fink





This post goes to Darrell, who was crazy enough to send me his absolutely cult movie « The Creep » which is, I’m tellin’ya boys, a splendid piece of twisted sick sense of humour in a gorgeous black and white; “The Creep,” atmospherically filmed in Central, South and East Bakersfield is part Twilight Zone, part Mad Magazine.And it's introduced by Famous Monsters of Filmland’s Forrest J. Ackerman !
Truly, I’m diggin’ the movie to death !
Thanks again bro !



Darrell, the mad genius with his friend Rev Frost. (yup, I can change into anything I want, even vodka)

Friday, October 14, 2005

Halloweeeeen (part 3) !!!




Pull de string!, Pull de string!, Pull de string !!!
Beware of the big green dragon that sits on your doorstep.
He eats little boys, puppy-dog tails and big fat snails...
Here comes the third part of thee bloody Halloween mix !!!

A Bloody Halloween Mix Part 3 (27 :09) - Via rapidshare

Playlist :
1. Intro
2. The Sonics – The Witch
3. Ronnie Dawson - Rockin´ In The Cemetery
4. The Emersons - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
5. The Poets - Dead
6. Zombie IV - Zombie!
7. Soupy Sales - My Baby's Got A Crush On Frankenstein
8. Shalimar & His Frie - Voodoo Mash Pt. 1
9. The Devil Dogs - Hellraiser
10. The Naturals - The Mummy
11. Lee Ross - The Mummy's Bracelet
12. The Mummies - The House on the Hill
13. Danny Elfman – Beetlejuice Animated Tv Series Theme

Rev Frost presents...A Bloody Halloween Part 3



home sweet home

Have a gooooooood weekend !

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Drinkin' Wine !




Gene Simmons (not this one) was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1958.
While playing different clubs in the Memphis area in his early years, Gene's unique style and down to earth manner caught the prized attention of Sam Phillips, owner of the infamous "Sun Records" company (mentionned 1536 times here).
Read the rest here

Gene Simmons - Drinkin' Wine

Gene Simmons - I Done Told You


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Take It Off !




Wednesday.
Don't wanna go to work again?
So stay at home one more time and take it off !

(not to be messed up with "take off your skin" aka the texas chainsaw massacre)

The Genteels - Take It Off

The Genteels - Hitchhiker


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Step It Up And Go !




Rudy Ray Moore is a living legend and a cultural treasure to the black community. Born March 17, 1937 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Moore quickly grew accustomed to performing from singing in church.
Moore's singing career quickly began to take hold with several appearances every week back in Cleveland. Initially singing ballads, he changed with the times as rock n' roll began to take hold of the public's interest.
Later he moved to Seattle, Washington to visit his family and wound up recording some songs for Federal Records. The most famous of these recording sessions is "Step it up and go."
Although Moore's singing career didn't hit the big time, he did deliver some truly great soulful rock n' roll songs in a similar vein of Richard Berry. Remaining the "Turban headed prince of the blues" up through the late 1950's, Moore decided to perform under his real name and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1959.
For the rest, you can read more here

Rudy Ray Moore - Step It Up And Go

Rudy Ray Moore - Ring A-Ling Dong


Monday, October 10, 2005

Go Go Gorilla !




Monday.
Don’t wanna go to work ?
So stay at home and do the gorilla with the shandells !

The Shandells - Gorilla


Friday, October 07, 2005

Halloweeeeen (Part 2) !!!




Good Mourning dear children of the night !
As you know, every Friday of October is our Halloween/Samhaïn celebration, so here it is, the second part of thee legendary bloody halloween mix !

A Bloody Halloween Mix Part 2 (24 :14) - Via rapidshare

Playlist :
1. Laika & The Cosmonauts - Psyko
2. Tony & The Monstrosities - Igor's Party
3. Big Bee Kornegay - At The House Of Frankenstein
4. Tomko 's - The Spook
5. The A-Bones - Mum's The Word (I Was A Teenage Mummy)
6. Curtis & The Creepers - The Thing
7. The Nightmares - Headless Ghost
8. The Ghastly Ones - The Ghastly Stomp
9. Griz Green - Jam At The Mortuary
10. Vernons Girls - Do The Bird
11. The Witch Is Dead / The Munsters (Finale)

Rev Frost presents...A Bloody Halloween Part 2




Next week see you (Ok I am)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Those Gambler's Blues !





James Charles Rodgers, known professionally as the Singing Brakeman and America’s Blue Yodeler, was the first performer inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was honored as the Father of Country Music, “the man who started it all.”
From many diverse elements—the traditional melodies and folk music of his southern upbringing, early jazz, stage show yodeling, the work chants of railroad section crews and, most importantly, African-American blues—Jimmie Rodgers evolved a lasting musical style which made him immensely popular in his own time and a major influence on generations of country artists.
Anyway, this is one of my all time favorite (nothing personal ,no no really-hahaha-) !
This song was published in Carl Sandburg’s book “The American Songbag,” in 1927 as “Those Gambler’s Blues.” Most references that I could find regarding the song “St. James Infirmary” say that it was written and copyrighted by Joe Primrose (in fact Irving Mills !) in 1929.
It’s definitely the same song, and Carl Sandburg not only didn’t mention Joe Primrose in 1927, he spoke of the song as if it was already an old song with apparently no known author.
Ok ok, stop reading & enjoy the song !

Jimmie Rodgers - Those Gambler's Blues

(And for your listening pleasure, another song by Jimmie Rodgers (quite the same actually-but hey, FANTASTIC lyrics ! – Breathtaking Blues goes to Mr bbb !)

Jimmie Rodgers - Gambling Bar Room Blues

Rhythm Willie - Breathtaking Blues


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Cochran Brothers !




By the age of 16 Eddie Cochran was playing professionally. He teamed up with another singer, Hank Cochran, and went on the road. Although the two were not related, they toured as The Cochran Brothers.
At the time, Hank was doing most of the lead vocals, while Eddie supplied lead guitar. Occasionally, Eddie would lend a little harmony support. In 1955, they saw Elvis Presley perform and it had a profound influence on Eddie.
This was the kind of music that he wanted to play and he changed his style from Hillbilly to Rockabilly.
Hank Cochran preferred the more traditional Country sound and the Cochran Brothers split. Well you know the rest.

The Cochran Brothers - Latch On

The Cochran Brothers - Tired And Sleepy


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

No More Love !




Buddy Johnson was leading a popular band at the Savoy Ballroom when his sister Ella came to New York as a teenaged singer. She was soon being compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday for her warm, seamless style, though she could also let it fly on the band's more energetic numbers.
Ella Johnson scored her first big hit with the band, "Please, Mr. Johnson", in 1940. Subsequent hits included "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?", "Ain't Cha Got Me" and the splendid "No More Love".
Ella's popular 1945 recording of "Since I Fell For You", composed by her brother, led to its eventual establishment as a jazz standard. She continued to perform with Buddy into the 1960s.
She died in New York City in 2004 at 86.
Btw, « no more love » is thee perfect song to sing to your boss/exwife/exhusband/ennemies in any situation.

Ella Johnson - No More Love

Ella Johnson - Ain't Cha Got Me (Where You Want Me)


Monday, October 03, 2005

Pee Wee Crayton !




Ho Ho Ho !
(No, wait, that’s a Christmas thing)
Had a good weekend ?
So let’s start this week with….PEE WEE CRAYTOOOON (applause)

Although he was certainly inexorably influenced by the pioneering electric guitar conception of T-Bone Walker, Pee Wee Crayton (Connie Curtis Crayton) brought enough daring innovation to his playing to avoid being labeled as a mere T-Bone imitator. Crayton's recorded output for Modern, Imperial, and Vee-Jay contains plenty of dazzling, marvelously imaginative guitar work, especially on stunning instrumentals such as "Texas Hop," "Huckle Boogie," and "Rockin’ The Blues," all far more aggressive performances than Walker usually indulged in.
You can read more here .

Pee Wee Crayton - Huckle Boogie

Pee Wee Crayton - Rockin' The Blues



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