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Tales From The Archives, Part 4 !

Aloha ! Yeeeeha , here’s another ‘Tales From The Archives’ ! – drumroll, tadaaaaaaa... Frankly, thanks for your patience, trust and support over the last 5 years ! I don’t if this blog will last forever of course, you’ve all noticed it nearly stopped a couple of times, but hey hey, you know me, never fall down no matter what, just kidding just kidding… What the heck, I’m here to spread the good word, that’s why it ain’t over yet ! So, here’s a little sample of tracks you’ve been dying for to hear again, a sample I said, sorry if didn’t play them all, ‘cos if I did, we should call that post a bloody library instead ! Rev's Special Message #1 : * Friday The 13th * Sister Rosetta Tharpe : * Fly Away * Jackie Wilson : * Years From Now * Lalo Guerrero : * Marihuana Boogie * Gary U.S. Bonds : * Coconut Woman * Andy Iona And His Islanders : * Tahu-Wahu-Wai * Duane Eddy: * Stalkin' * Hey btw look, no Rev. Frost tracks ! That’s right, next stop is Christmaaaas (tadaaaaaa again) ! And

Johnny Fortune !

Howdy Folks ! Gosh ! Garsh ! Jesus ! (where?) We're celebrating today the 5th anniversary of this very blog ! Yeeepee !!! And thanks again for your support ! And a good opportunity to repost an old 'portrait' (ooh lala, rev is so french), JOHNNY FORTUNE ! You cand read his bio on the original post , and hell yeah, what a man, hear those three fantastic tracks here ! Enjoy, and buy anything you find from Johnny ! Johnny Fortune : * Dragster * * Siboney * * Lone Surfer * Oh by the way, if you want to hear something posted in the archives, it's the time, let me know here or by email - yep, for a proper blog birthday, there'll be another 'Tales From The Archives' (tadaaaaa) next week !

2000 Maniacs ! (aka YEEEHAA !)

Hey friends, you know that silly songs and halloween match fine for me (& you), and it ain’t over yet ! A good example ? I just wanted to share this one with you (and make you discover a beautiful world btw)… Hershell Gordon Lewis ! 'The Godfather of Gore', so-named for his numerous psychotronic classics (37 and counting!), including She-Devil on Wheels, Blood Feast, and the newly released Blood Feast 2 to name a few, contributing vocals, lyrics, and music, and backed by Cleveland's own Amazing Pink Holes, H.G. delivers rousing renditions of his theme songs from his films Moonshine Mountain and 2000 Maniacs! (One of my all time fav, filmed in 14 days) The blood-splattered 6" was strictly limited to 2000 maniacal copies and will not be repressed. (I have one I have one) This release marked the return of The Amazing Pink Holes, recording for the first time in 15-plus years ! Now all together : YEEEEEEEEEHAA !!! (Plus the original track of course !) Hershell Gordon

Mickey & Sylvia !

Had a good Halloween ? Mine was perfect ! It’s always good to hear the neighbours the next morning saying ‘Did you hear the chainsaw and the screams at 4 am ?’… Anyway, back to action, let's shake some dust ! Yeah, Mickey Baker and Sylvia Vanderpool !!! This popular duo began recording together in 1956 and enjoyed an US R&B chart-topper that year with ‘Love Is Strange’, which peaked at number 11 in the US pop chart the following year. This enduring call-and-response song is rightly regarded as a classic of its genre, and later became a minor UK hit when recorded by the Everly Brothers. Prolific session work for Atlantic Records, Savoy, King and Aladdin earned the former the epithet Mickey ‘Guitar’ Baker, while the latter had made her recording debut with jazz trumpeter Oran ‘Hot Lips’ Page as early as 1950. Yep, Mickey was a music instructor and Sylvia one of his pupils ! The duo eventually bought their own nightclub, established a publishing company, and formed their own recor