Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Going tothe Swap Meet.....

Paid 2.00 for each CDs this week. Always wanted to hear ZOOM by ELO, which is actually Jeff Lynne with a few guest stars such as Ringo Starr and George Harrison. My wife said it sounded like The Traveling Wiburys. If he would have added Bob Dylan and Tom Petty it would have been.
Now Bob Dylan has four songs on the Soundtrack I bought, but I haven't listened to it yet.
Traveling Wilburys 3 isn't as good as 1, but it's ok.
Also need to listen to Buck Owens. Medicine Ball was a dollar, not too bad, since it's still sealed. Featuring musical entertainment like The Youngbllods, B.B. King, Alice Cooper, Delaney and Bonnie, Sal Valentino, Doug Kershaw. I probably will open it just to see what it sounds like.
Its Lulu 1970 albu (also a dollar) on Epic. By this time she was releasing records on Atco, so these songs probably came from the Epic vault. Includes cover versions such as I Started A Joke, Cry Like A Baby, The Mighty Quinn. The liner notes are from a 1967 article.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Young Rascals Picture Sleeve

Rascals-You Better Run, one of their early hits.

Dick Clark Hollywood Hot-Line

Anyone remember this Dick Clark Hollywood Hot-Line show? Entertainment news at it's ??

Bobby (Boris) Pickett

Monsters' Holiday

Time Tunnel

Time Tunnel
Even though listening to the radio and buying records was the main thing I did for recreation in 1966, I also watched television. Time Tunnel premiered and had their finale in the 1966-67 television season.I was a fan. So when the series came out on DVD (One season 2 parts) I bought it. It drives my wife and kids crazy, and all they do is make fun of it, but they do watch it with me. We are about to start watching Part 2 soon

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

45s From The Swap Meet

Couple of singles I bought this week at the Orange Show Swap Meet.
The first is a single my parents had back in the 1950s (geen vinyl and all) I'm Throwing Rice (at The Girl That I Love)-Eddie Arnold (I think my dad really like this one, he used to sing it), and the flip side Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart. I think the flip was a little catchier. Cost 1.00 Cool Stan Freberg single The Flackman and Reagan (part 1 and 2) Cost another dollar.

Buck Owens Picture Sleeve

Thank you for the contribution of the following image ftom Timmy, a regular contributer to Bill Earls bogsite When Radio Was Boss http://billearl.blogspot.com/
I like this picture sleeve (It's A)Monster Holiday. In 1962 Bobby "Boris" Pickett has a followup to his hit Monster Mash by this same title, that made the national top 40. Does anyone know if it's the same song? It appears Timmy bought this for a very good price.

Friday, July 20, 2007

More unusual 45 rpm singles

Ambrose (Part Five). I think it is actually part 1, or maybe they never released the first 4 parts.. There was a sequel later, that I've never heard.
This is an unusual song about a girl and guy walking along with the girl doing the most talking. The guy is Ambrose and he sounds like a tough street character.
What is unusual is that I have two teenage daughters, who heard this and thought it was wonderful. That I did not understand. The oldest had to have a copy to play herself. Early Eddie Rabbitt. The fliop side is called Six Nights and Seven Days. I like a lot of his songs, andI thought it was unusual that he had a record on this label Rosie & The Originals. don't know if it's an authentic autograph or not, but it only cost me50 cents.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


New feature from http://www.finetune.com/ a player on my site with specially selected songs.
At the bottom of the page click on play(sometimes you may have to click a couple times), and you'll get a selection of songs played in the shuffle mode.
You'll never know what you'll get. 50s, 60s and 70s songs I've chosen (There's probably stuff you don't like, but there's a big variety, and a skip button that appears).
The only drawback is that if you leave the main page, the music stops, but you can listen while you're looking here.
You don't need a website or blogsite to do this for youself, just go to the site and follow the instructions. Enjoy!

Swap Meet-Orange Show

Someone asked about the Swap Meet I've mentioned. It's Sundays at the National Orange Show Fairgrounds in San Bernardino. On the corner of E and Mill Street.
Below a seller at his space and one of his customers.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Torquays-New Surf Music

If you like surf instrumentals, you will probably like the following CDs by the Torquays (not the group that did Harmonica Man) There are original compositions and sometimes classic surf tunes.
They have two other CDs A Date With The Torquays and Road Trip! I don't have a copy of Road Trip, but I've heard it, and I like it the best of their CDs

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Swap Meet

I guess this is becoming a regular feature. Once again I bought no records at the swap meet. Someone sold me some home made CDs of novelty records for two bucks apiece. I didn't expect much, but they actually sound great! Click on them to enlarge and read the titles.

Monday, July 09, 2007

The Knack, but NOT My Sharona

In the late 70s and early 80s there was a rock & roll group called The Knack that recorded for Capital Records.
This is not the same group!
This knack also recorded for Capital Records in 1967/1968. I remember Time Waits For No One on the radio, and I liked it. For more details see http://www.60sgaragebands.com/scenesthings/knack.html

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Records at the Swap Meet Today!

Well, last week did not buy any records for the first time in I don't know how long. This week I found a few. Spent 3.00 for Bozo's Big Top, Sinatra's Sinatra and... The Ventures Swamp Rock The Deirdre Wilson Tabac and...

DeMarco & Day Eat Your Heart Out ( A Live Performance comedy album out of Garden Grove, Ca.) and Kathy Dalton Boogie Bands & One Night Stands.
Unfortunately the Mary Wells Sings My Guy was only the cover, no record, but it was thrown in with the rest.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Boenzee Cryque

In 1967 I won a package of 45 rpm records from KFXM. One of the records (what the other ones were I don't remember) was Sky Gone Gray by Bonezee Cryque. I knew nothing about the group. I played the song and it was really strange, but interesting enough (actually strange enough) to listen to again. Maybe it was the flip side Still In Love With You Baby (a Beau Brummels song) that got me to play the record more.
The date was written on this record when I received it (3/25/1967), so it might have been played on the station, but I don't remember ever hearing it.
Found out later that the group was from Colorado (huge hit in Colorado), and that Rusty Young, who later was in POCO, was a member of this group.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

No Records Today at the Swap Meet

Today I went to the Swap Meet, and normally I buy records. Well, today for the first time as far back as I remember, I bought no records. Zero, zilch. There were records there, but nothing I wanted. It made my wife happy.
But, I did buy some CDs. The following two were among them. Elvis Presley The Top Ten Hits for 6.00, and Brian Setzer Orchestra Boogie Woogie Christmas for 2 bucks.