Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Bloody Buttshaker Mix, Part 3 !

Shake Shake Shake !
Ok, I was supposed to play some records on a lusty party last weekend, but instead, I was stuck at home with the flu (no, not the pig one).
Ah, what the heck, now the whole wide world can hear the mix I've cooked, and dance in your living room/car/bike/choose.
Well, enjoy this mean motherfuyer !

Rev. Frost Presents…A Bloody Buttshaker Mix, Part 3 !
(61 :39)
via rapidshare
01. Intro / The Phantom Surfers – Istanbul
02. Baby Al & The Capps - Grab Your Partner And Do Your Own Thing
03. Elvis Presley - Never Say Yes
04. Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers - Sock It To 'Em J.B. (Part I)
05. Baby Washington & The Hearts - Been A Long Time Baby
06. The Playmates - Beep Beep
07. Randy & The Radiants - My Way Of Thinking
08. Ervin Rucker and The Blues Nighthawks Orchestra - Done Done the Slop
09. Carlo Montez - Theme From Danger In Go Go Boots
10. Wilson Pickett - Baby Call On Me
11. Eddie & The Showmen - Mr. Rebel
12. The Chips - Rubber Biscuit
13. Gunga Din – Crabcakes
14. The X-Cellents - Hang It Up
15. Ray Knight And The Arabian Knights - Chatanooga Walk
16. The Night Hawks - Chicken Grabber
17. Sinner Strong - Don't Knock It
18. The Volcanoes - Oh Oh Mojo
19. The Four Sounds - Mama Ubangi Bangi
20. Elvis Presley - We're Coming In Loaded
21. Prince Buster - Dance Cleopatra
22. Buddy Mc Knight - Everytime (Part 1)
23. Preston Love & Orchestra - Ali Baba's Boogie
24. Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra – Malaguena
25. Outro / Orchester Lou Castell - Mini Skirt


Now, dance Dino !

(thanx for the pic Darrell)

(and (as always), thanx for the support emails, it's good to be back among you folks)
(and and and, no post for a week or two, I'm off to record some new tracks, hooray !)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dee Clark !

It must be rain-ain-drops…
Fuck yeah, Dee Clark had a wonderfully impassioned tenor voice !
Clark made his first recording in 1952 as a member of the Hambone Kids, who scored an R&B hit with the song "Hambone." In 1953, he joined an R&B group called the Goldentones, who later became the Kool Gents and were discovered by Chicago radio DJ Herb Kent upon winning a talent competition. Kent got the Kool Gents signed to Vee-Jay record label, subsidiary Falcon/Abner.
Clark struggled to forge his own style, mimicking Clyde McPhatter on the follow-up "Seven Nights" and aping Little Richard on 1958's "Oh, Little Girl."(included here) Neither charted, but when Little Richard himself abruptly quit performing to enter Bible college, his booking agent hired Clark to fulfill his remaining live dates; he ultimately spent five months on the road with Richard's backing band the Upsetters, also enlisting the group for studio dates.
Anyway, Clark embarked on a solo career in 1957 and over the next four years landed several hits, including the major success (in 1962) "Raindrops ».
This plaintive offering, co-written by Clark and Phil Upchurch, eventually sold in excess of one million copies. Sadly, Clark was unable to repeat this feat, but continued on Chicago-based Constellation with a spate of moderate R&B hits, namely, "Crossfire Time" (1963), "Heartbreak" (1964), and "TCB" (1965). His career faded after Constellation went out of business in 1966.
Dee Clark suffered a heart attack and died on December 7, 1990, sadly at age 52.

Dee Clark :
* Oh Little Girl (With The Upsetters) *
* At My Front Door *
* Raindrops *

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bobby Lee Trammel !

Easter, the principal festival of the Christian church year, celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion.
Now, let's celebrate the resurrection of Bobby Lee Trammell, who, in spite of his undeniable huge talent, never had a major hit record.

Working for the Ford Motor Company by day, Trammell played clubs by night and was signed to the Fabor label where he recorded his own song, the spirited "Shirley Lee". The record sold encouragingly and was released nationally. Ricky Nelson recorded the song as the opening track on his 1958's Lp, and wanted Trammell to write for him but, typically, Trammell couldn't be bothered.
Yep, for the historical book, our Bobby once went to Memphis but when Sun’s Sam Phillips told him that he should rehearse, Trammell became bored and moved to Los Angeles !

Performing, Trammell became excessively wild and would even strip off. The country music songwriter and promoter Tillman Franks, described him as "downright vulgar, ten times worse than Elvis". He never appeared at the Grand Ole Opry as he couldn't be trusted. Appearing with Jerry Lee Lewis, he sabotaged the star's piano and, performing in a bar, he'd leap on the counter and kick off the glasses.
In 1960 Trammell recorded "Woe, Woe Is Me", written by another wild man, Dorsey Burnette. When the radio station KFWB refused to play it, Burnette persuaded Trammell to climb the radio tower and sing it from the top. The police tried to talk him down and he dropped his guitar into their midst. Whether it was accidental or not, Trammell was fined $250.
He wrote and performed songs for the twist craze, notably "Arkansas Twist" (1962). During the mid-1960s, he grew his hair and billed himself as "The First American Beatle". He then made the relatively sane country-rock Love Isn't Love, including maudlin songs about his mother. A single, "New Dance In France", with a frantic vocal and a dubbed audience had a cult following during the punk era !
In 1984 Trammell performed on a rockabilly festival at Eindhoven, Holland. Wanting to outshine the other performers, he wore a Superman outfit but when he jumped on a piano, he lost his balance and broke his wrist !
By the way, outside of performing Trammell was a public-spirited man. He became a Democratic politician and was elected to the Arkansas House Of Representatives in 1997. His political friends asked him to perform but he thought it unwise as his other self might take over and ruin his new career !
People, here's the resurrection of someone who's only problem was being a little too wild !!!

Bobby Lee Trammell :
* Toolie Frollie *
* Woe, Woe Is Me *
* New Dance In France *

Monday, April 06, 2009

The Mighty Hannibal !

Hey fellow readers !
We're not gonna talk 'bout Bob in Twin Peaks, but we’re talking today ‘bout the career of James Shaw, who recorded for a wide range of labels as Jimmy Shaw, Hannibal, The Mighty Hannibal and King Hannibal.
No matter what name he used, though, or what label he appeared on, there was one consistent thread running through all of his music. Hannibal was one sensational soul singer.
Born James Shaw he started singing doo wop as an Atlanta teenager, and eventually released a string of moderately successful (and generally highly praised) singles for a variety of independent labels. But it was the prophetic Shurfine hit "Hymn No. 5," a sobering gospel-blues about a black soldier writing home from Vietnam, that Hannibal will perhaps be best known for. Released in 1966, the tune beat the white hippie acts to the punch by at least a year in its anti-war consciousness. But by now, however, Hannibal had developed a serious heroin habit and was spending more time as a pimp than a performer !
The real deal folks !!!

The Mighty Hannibal :
* Motha Goose Breaks Loose *
* Hymn No. 5 *
* My Name Is Hannibal *

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