“To the woods! to the woods!,
No, not the woods…”
Don’t Be Square, Be There!
“This selection of 16 gems recorded between 1956 and 1968 is amazingly modern. Irresistibly smooth yet radical, sharply biting, yet affable, these songs from another era have the power to make even the saddest squares laugh and wriggle, dance and jump about.”
Cool collection of R&B movers & grovers, dancefloor shakers & instros compiled by El Vidocq. Fav tunes: Harvey – Any Way You Wanta, The Keymen – Gazackstahagen, The El Torros – Doop Doop A Walla Walla, Ricardo Ray – Nitty Gritty, Triny Lopez – Sinner Not A Saint, Baker Knight – Hungry For Love, Johnny Nash – I’m Movin’ On, Big Bo & The Arrows – Big Bo’s-Twist. Fun & sexy party music. Sh-sh-sh Shake it!
”500%, more man
A living dream
Bo Diddley, baby
More man than you ever seen
A young women’s wish
And a old women’s dream”
”Bo’s Blues features 22 of Bo Diddley’s best blues-oriented sides from the Chess catalog, including some rare stuff — the rip-roaring 1959 outing “Run Diddley Daddy,” a jive-loaded “Cops and Robbers” from 1956 that features maraca shaker Jerome Green more than Diddley, and a surging “Down Home Special.” If you think that everything Bo Diddley ever made has that same shave-and-a-haircut beat, this collection will set you straight!”[Bill Dahl]
From time to time I have to post some Bo’s stuff just to remind you on the master of wyld rhythm & blues. This is Bo intermezzo at Surfadelic.
Yes, he was. This lp collection is one of the first Elvis slabs I bought and it’s interesting for great sound enchanced by new remix. Some says these are late 70’s re-recordings of ‘Kings’ classic tunes but I’m not sure. What I know is that this is cool collection with great sound quality so even if you’re feelin’ overstuffed with Elvis stuff check this one anyway. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. Dig!!!
Cool mix of mostly obscure 50’s & 60’s R’n’R/R&B rockers in this three vinyl volume series. Killer stuff as Scotty Mckay ”Midnight Crying Time”, Tommy Bell ”Swamp Girl”, The Tempests ”Look Away”, Sherman Evans ”Looking For My Baby’‘, Lulu Reed ”You Can’t Hide”, Eddie Stapleton ”Well I’m Weak”, Nathaniel Mayer ”I Had A Dream”, Tommy Bell ”Midnight Dreams”, Jacky Lee ”Misery”, Larry Bright ”Way Down Home” plus some well known names like Freddy Cannon, Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Junior Wells and [Paul Revere &] The Raiders early rocker. Get your kicks!
Cool collection of songs covered by NY Dolls. 50’s/60’s R&B, Rock’n’ Roll, Blues classics that were influenced yer favorite glam punkers. Short but sweet, Dig!!!
“Charlie grew up in rural North Mississippi and was taught guitar by his friend, Junior Kimbrough, before heading off to nearby Memphis in 1950 with a view to making it in the music business. He should have been massive, being one of Sam Phillips‘ first white signing to Sun Records, writing some great songs and having (arguably) an even better ‘stage’ name than Elvis Presley, who he soon be-friended. Sadly, it was not to be, as even though he recorded regularly for Sun and other labels such as Meteor, Kay, King and more, a mix of bad luck, poor decision-making and an impatient personality all contributed to a life among the also-rans and nearly-men. The notes to this set suggest that it may also have been that, despite his instinctive and natural feel for rockabilly, his distinctive ‘hiccupy’ vocal delivery was too pure for mass consumption”
“Give me a free hand baby, ’cause I wanna rock
Turn me loose and maybe I will blow my top
Give me a free hand woman, let it swing by my side
Just give me one hand loose and I’ll be satisfied
Turn loose! Oh, turn loose!”
“I can’t hardly stand it
You’re troublin’ me
I can’t hardly stand
It just can’t be…”
His name is most frequently associated with the classics that regularly appear on the best rockabilly compilations – Tongue-Tied Jill, Everybody’s Lovin’ My Baby, Bottle To The Baby, One Hand Loose, Get With It and, of course, Can’t Hardly Stand It [made famous by Born Bad, Songs We Taught The Cramps comps.]
“Jungle Fever” LP is essential collection of Charlie’s 50’s R-billy and country rock stuff and it’s a must have. “Uh Huh Honey” thought not so important comp. as ‘Fever’ brings together all of his late-’60s recordings for the Memphis-based Philwood label, along with some fascinating live TV recordings from 1978. has some real cool trax as The Wild Side Of Life, Do You Know, Rain (Where’s She at Tonight), Long Time Ago, and others. Classic uncontrolled Feathersbilly. Great rockabilly from a true legend!
“Well, it’s rain-rain-rain it keeps on falling
Upon my window pane tonight
Though our love is even colder
Still wonder where she’s at tonight…”
“Well, feel the rhythm in your bones and you know how I feel
But don’t you grab me close baby, this time is for real
Get ready for some rockin’, pick ’em up and put ’em down
Give me one hand loose and I’ll be satisfied”
Tip Top Daddy – The Ultimate Rockabilly God!
”Hear that thunder and lightning
Raining on through the night
Feel that cool wind blowing
The moon’s gone out of sight
Darkness all around us
I’m a-gonna wanna hold you a-baby
And you don’t want me near”
More Tooter 50’s recordings in these two ’84/’85 White Label Lp comps. Life Begins At 4 O’clock, They Won’t Let Me In, Wayward Wind, Depression Blues, Who That … and other rare stuff with studio chats, rehearsals, false starts and alternate versions. For R-billy enthusiasts and others. Dig!
”Well, hear that big wheel rolling
Rolling on down the line
Vibration of sensation
Man, when her lips meet mine…”
“Tooter Boatman was a Texas rocker who recorded prolifically between 1957 and 1963, but only a handful of recordings were issued during his too short life. In 1957 he formed his own rock and roll group, the Chapparals. Towards the end of 1957 they made their first record, “Poor Gal”/“Sweet Lies” (Rebel 108), which was credited to The Chaparrals. It was recorded at the Clifford Herring studio in Fort Worth, but after Danny Wolfe opened his own studio in Stephensville, Boatman and his group would hold almost all their sessions there. Danny Wolfe, a good friend of Tooter, was a songwriter / singer / pianist who went on to write most of their material. Wolfe’s songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Gene Vincent, John D. Loudermilk, Pat Boone, Huelyn Duvall and Sanford Clark. Wolfe became the manager of the Chapparals and booked them in clubs and on TV shows all over Texas.
The second release was the one for which Boatman is best known. “The Will of Love” was released in April 1958 on Twinkle 501, coupled with “More and More (I Love You)”. Several sources claim that “The Will of Love” was coupled with “Thunder and Lightning” (another rockabilly classic from the pen of Danny Wolfe), but these two songs were not coupled until 1972, when they were issued on a UK repro single (Injun 108). On August 1, 1964, Boatman’s life came to an abrupt end. A hit and run driver killed Tooter and his close friend Tom Putt on a lonely country road in California.” [rockabilly.nl]
Cool, previously unissued 50’s stuff by this Texas r-billy cat on White Label records lp comp. from 1983. Already have posted it on my old blog and here it is again. Vinyl rip by Mr.Eliminator. Dig!!!
“One man’s garbage is another man’s gold”
”Or as the world’s greatest Rock’n’Roll band puts it, “Your Trash, My Treasure”. Here is a goldmine of garbage dug deep from the dump. Unwanted one-non-hit blunders from the bowels of the 50s & 60s. Put on your gloves, clamp a clothespin on your nose and prepare for a VISIT TO HECK!”
Yo peoples! Here are some real funny and sick shit for a change. Check out some stoopeed dance hits as Steve & The Holidays ”Unemployment”, ”Irving Gluck Twist” or suicide hit single Ralph Smedley’s Suffocate/Drown – ”You feel great when you suffocate, You lose weight when you suffocate…” Dig!!!