Wednesday, February 28, 2007

River Rock Froggy Landers River Rock 45 rpm

Unknown to me before I found this record. River Rock Part 1 and 2. Famous writers. My copy is pretty scratched u, but I like it. Froggy Landers also had a release on Specialty Records called Cherokee Dance. This one is similar sounding, and I like this song better. The singer sounds like he needs cough drops, perhaps the inspiration for their name.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Some interesting 45s. You usually see Freddie & The Dreamers on Tower Records. Here is the earlier version on Capital.
A promo copy of I'm Captured that I bought on EBAY.

Early B-52s on Independent label, with picture sleeve.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I bought a copy of this 45rpm ep used, without the sleeve. That's where I first heard these songs. I hadn't sen this picture sleeve until a few years ago. Four by the Beach Boys. Capital also released two Beatles eps with the same title, just written a little differently.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Traveling Wilburys

Remember the Traveling Wilburys? Included were all members being one of the Wilbury brothers/cousins or what ever relationship they were supposed to be. Actually they were Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison.
In my search for music in all shapes and forms, I found the CD sealed inside a long box (pictured) Remember the long box? CDs used to come this way tomake them more attractive and harder to steal.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Christmas In February

I was going through a stack of 45s and came across this Christrmas Boogie/Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer by Sugar "Chile" Robinson. There's a story to tell, and I didn't want to wait until December. When I was in the sixth grade, I went to a Catholic School. The teacher (who was a nun) asked us to bring in Christmas records to play. I brought this one in. She put it on the record player (Christmas Boogie-which was the unanimous choice by the class). It starts out with a piano playing with an upbeat sound, and then the singer starts to sing: "Christmas time comes once a year, and Santie Claus will soon be here. I got to boogie woogie woogie..."
By the time the third boogie woogie woogie came on , my teacher, Sister M. had the record off the record player. She was just shocked! She even refused to play the the side, which was basically a standard Rudolph. She wasn't going to take the chance that it was more boogie woogie.

You would think a record with Bozo on it, would be okay. This also had a picture sleeve, that has been missing for years, but I may still have it.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

John Lennon meets 101 Strings

There were many tributes to John Lennon, and the company that released 101 Strings obviously did one. It looks like they took previously recorded Beatle songs and combined them to make a new album. You will notice they were not too careful. A few compositions although Lennon-McCartney songs, are widely known as Paul McCartney songs. Actually, more Paul than John.
No, I did not pay 1.49 for this album. Someone gave it to me.
Click on the picture to enlarge it, to see the titles. Also it almost looks like the glasses are 3-D. They are just part of the picture.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

John Fogerty

Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty had a solo career after CCR disbanded. He was the only member of the Blue Ridge Rangers wich had a minor hit with Jambalaya. He moved on to Asylum records and put out an album, and released some singles, but did not have another hit until he released Centerfield years later. The singles from Asylum were good Rocking All Over The World should have been a big hit, and this single, Almost Saturday Night was great, but nobody seemed to care in 1975.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Tommy James & The Shondells

Another singer and group that I enjoy their songs, from Hanky Panky to Dragging The Line. I even liked their songs after they stopped having hits. Tommy James & The Shondells and Tommy James as a solo artist. Top picture an Australian issue of the Hanky Panky album with a 1950s American type label. Jimmie Rodgers (Honeycomb) lps were like this. Not the orange and black one you're used to.
The second picture is an item I bought on ebay a couple years ago: Uncut picture sleeves the size of a poster. Mirage picture sleeves. The thing about the flip sides of their singles was they were usually as good as the hit side. Run Run Baby Run probably could have been a hit on it's own.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

I Like Dr. Demento!

Back in the early seventies, I listened to the Dr. Demento Show on KMET. That got me started in liking novelty records. Featured below are a couple of favorites from the Dr. Demento Show on 8 Track. Often #1 on the top ten (reduced to the funny 5 in the syndicated show) Shaving Cream, and Dickie Goodman favorites.
plus the album of the Dr. Demento favorite The Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band. This album inclues their version of Pico & Sepulveda