Monday, April 26, 2010

A Bloody Magic Mix !

Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is the practice of consciousness manipulation and/or autosuggestion to achieve a desired result, usually by techniques described in various conceptual systems. The practice is often influenced by ideas of religion, mysticism, occultism, science, and psychology.

Yes baby, watch me howl and hear my circus coming,
I’m gonna put a spell on you !

Rev. Frost Presents…A Bloody Magic Mix ! (52 :27)
1. Edvard Grieg - In The Hall Of The Moutain King
2. The Electric Prunes - Dr Do Good
3. Johnny Kid And The Pirates - Casting My Spell
4. Ray Martin - The Flight Of The Bumblebee
5. Elvis Presley – Chesay
6. Charles Sheffield - It's Your Voodoo Workin'
7. Patrick Williams - The Magician Theme
8. Takeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys – Hungarian Dance No. 5
9. Johnny Horton - Broken Hearted Gypsy
10. Louis Armstrong - You've Got Me Voodoo'd
11. Ron Thompson & His Rowdy Guitar – Switchblade
12. Mitty Collier - My Babe
13. Jack Scott - I Never Felt Like This
14. Spade Cooley - Swinging The Devil's Dream
15. Aaron Lebedeff - Tsuzogn Un Lib Hobn
16. Marty Manning - Night On Bald Mountain
17. The Ultras - Magic Wand
18. Impact Five - Island Of Love
19. The Ventures - Endless Dream
20. Yma Sumac - Sauma (Magic)
21. Chris Isaak - Super Magic 2000


Monday, April 19, 2010

Little Caesar !

Harry 'Little' Caesar was born into a family of steelworkers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 1928 and he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. Harry’s youth was misspent as a gang member under his knickname ‘Kid Wolf’. He was imprisoned for six months during the 1940s for inciting riots, and upon release became a reformed character, joigning a church choir. Harry migrated from gospel to R&B and from Youngstown to Oakland, California, where he began working with the Peter Rabbit Trio and Que Martyn. His career out of music, which started in the late 1950s, was, if anything, more interesting than his career in music. He was a truck driver and actor in B-movies and TV series, including 'Baretta, Hill Street Blues,' 'Mannix,' ,'Hart To Hart,' and ‘The Dukes Of Hazzard’ ! Anyway, Caesar's tunes were full of pathos, and on cuts like the eerie, near-suicidal plaint "River," he comes across like a lo-fi Roy Orbison of soul, dripping with broken-hearted drama. (btw, the song is wracked with sobbing though, weirdly, ends with a toilet bowl being plunged !) He passed a way in 1994.

Little Caesar :
* The Ghost Of Mary Mead (Part 1) *
* Tried To Reason With You Baby *
* (Going Down To The) River *

Monday, April 12, 2010

Jim Waller & the Deltas !

Howdy !
Yeah ok sorry about last week, I was on holidays, I even received complaints by email...You're as mad as me folks !
Ok a lil' bit of sun here...The R&B-inflected surf combo the Deltas formed at Fresno State College in 1961. Eventually billed as Jim Waller & the Deltas, the band featured a lineup of Waller on piano and organ, Terry Christofsen on guitar, Ray Carlson on saxophone, Terry Christenson on drums, and Eddie Atkinson on bass. An R&B-inflected surf combo, Jim Waller & the Deltas formed at Fresno State College in 1961 and featured a lineup of Waller on piano and organ, Terry Christofsen on guitar, Ray Carlson on saxophone, Terry Christenson on drums and Eddie Atkinson on bass, and the band disbanded in 1967. The Deltas released an LP of instrumentals called Surfin' Wild on Arvee Records in 1963 (Sundazed reissued Surfin' Wild on CD in 1995).Raucous and fun, these dozen instrumentals sound more like King Curtis then they do Dick Dale, and they underscore how much pure surf instrumentals were influenced by straight, horn-driven R&B. Christofsen does get in his share of reverb-laden guitar riffs, but the Deltas were mostly about the sax and organ mix, and it is a sound that is both refreshing and familiar !

Jim Waller & The Deltas :
* Surfin' Wild *
* Exotic *
* Body Wompin' *

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