MAMIE VAN DOREN – The Girl Who Invented Rock’n’Roll [Titillating 50’s/60’s R’n’R]

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”Mamie Van Doren is an American actress, model, singer and sex symbol who is known for being one of the first actresses to recreate the look of Marilyn Monroe. Van Doren is perhaps best remembered for the rock ‘n’ roll, juvenile delinquency, exploitation movie Untamed Youth (1957), and other films of this calibre.

Van Doren went to star in several bad girl movies that later became cult films. She also appeared in some of the first movies to feature rock ‘n’ roll music and became identified with this rebellious style, and made some rock records.

Some of Van Doren’s more noteworthy movies include Teacher’s Pet (1958) at Paramount Pictures, Born Reckless (1958) at Warner Brothers, High School Confidential (1958) and The Beat Generation (1959), the latter two at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. But Van Doren was just as well known for her provocative roles. She was in prison for Girls Town (1959), which provoked censors with a shower scene where audiences could see Van Doren’s naked back. As Eve in The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960) she wore only fig leaves, and in other films, like The Beautiful Legs of Sabrina (1959), Sex Kittens Go to College (1960) and Vice Raid (1960) audiences were clued in as to the nature of the films from the titles.” [wiki]

 

 

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Don’t know if she invented R’n’R but this Rhino rec. collection of Mamie’s 1957-67 recordings is a real cool mix of rockers, ballads, exotica and calypso with tittyshakin’ flavor. First tunes I’ve heard were from ’64 single ”The Bikini With No Top On The Top/So What Else Is New” with Mamie and another 60’s bombshell June Wilkinson, great summer beach fun exploatation [my fav]. Other cool stuff is ’67 ”The Boy’s Catchers Theme” and colaboration with rock legend Eddie Cochran in ”The Beat Generation”, ”Ooh Ba La Baby!”, ”Rollin’ Stone”, ”Salamander” and ”Go Go Calypso!”. Say… Mmmm Mamie!

 

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v.a. FORBIDDEN CITY DOG FOOD [50s & 60s Instro/R&B/Trash/Exotica + Movie Trailers]

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”Uhoh Baby ! Legendary…One of the very first of Lux Interior’s Vip Vop Tapes to make it onto vinyl way back in the late 1980’s…..This is a limited edition pressing from the USA, the original 1st pressings say Australia (Like the Born Bad series)…..Crazed mix of Rockabilly, Surf, movie clips and a dash of R&B !….Just what the good Dr ordered! Get it while you can!”

Lux’s warm up tape, similar concept to ”Wavy Gravy” with great ridiculous horror & trash flics trailers between [mostly instro tittyshakin’] trax. Don’t miss it! Do The Pig! Dig!!!

 

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THE FLEE-REKKERS – Joe Meek’s Fabulous Flee-Rekkers [60’s Instros]

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”The Flee-Rekkers were a sax-led unit with a full, aggressive sound. The spelling of their name was never consistent. The group was named after their leader, Peter Fleerackers, whose father was Dutch. On the Triumph pressings of their first single, this became “Flee-Rakkers”, which evolved into “Flee-Rekkers” when they moved to the Pye label. The Flee-Rekkers were probably the first instrumental group recorded by Joe Meek in his studio on Holloway Road and their first record, “Green Jeans” (an adaptation of Greensleeves) was released on Meek’s own, short-lived Triumph label. Acute problems arising from the inability to press sufficient copies and distribute them adequately meant that “Green Jeans” stalled at # 23 in the charts, where it had a 13-week run, from May until August 1960. When Triumph folded, the record was reissued by Top Rank, which also went into liquidation, before it was taken over by EMI. Notwithstanding this bad luck, the group went on to cut six collectable singles and an EP on Pye/Piccadilly, but they would not enter the charts again.”

 

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”Apart from Fleerackers, who played tenor sax, the group consisted of Dave Cameron (lead guitar), Alan Monger (rhythm guitar, occasionally baritone sax), Doug Henning (bass), Derek Skinner (drums, soon replaced by Mickey Waller) and a second tenor sax player, Elmy Durrant. Fleerackers liked the Johnny and the Hurricanes sound, whilst Cameron was a great Duane Eddy fan. These were the main influences of the group, though on some recordings they also remind me of the Piltdown Men, another group with twin saxes out front. Their material was a mix of original compositions, old folk tunes in the public domain and covers of little-known instrumentals, like “Stage To Cimarron” by Santo and Johnny. The Flees turned professional after being discovered in West London’s “Hive of Jive” Putney Ballroom. They toured Britain extensively during the period 1960-1963. By all accounts they were a wild live act. Joe Meek certainly managed to capture the group’s pulsating sound in his studio. As usual with his liberal use of echo, reverb, compression, distortion and other unusual effects, he was able to make the group sound even more full-blooded. “Fireball” was the Flee-Rekkers’ final single in 1963. The group broke up after a summer season at Blackpool in August 1963.” [This Is My Story]

Discography:

Triumph RGM 1008 – Green Jeans / You Are My Sunshine (4/60)
Top Rank JAR 431 – Green Jeans / You Are My Sunshine (8/60)
Pye N 15288 – Sunday Date / Shiftless Sam (9/60)
Pye N 15326 – Blue Tango / Bitter Rice (2/61)
Piccadilly N 35006 – Lone Rider / Miller Like Wow! (6/61)
Piccadilly N 35048 – Stage to Cimarron / Twistin’ the Chestnuts (5/62)
Piccadilly N 35081 – Sunburst / Black Buffalo (10/62)
Piccadilly N 35109 – Fireball / Fandango (2/63)
Pye NEP 24141 – The Fabulous Flee-Rekkers (5/61)
(Isle Of Capri / Brer Robert / Hangover / P.F.B.)
Pye Records ‎PYEP 2048 – X-L-5 (Fireball) (1963)

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Solid collection of 45’s by these Joe Meek’s instro rockers influenced by Duane Eddy, The Champs and stuff, recorded from 1960-63. Check-em out! Gid!!!

 

 

Holidays In Serbia: Instrummentón En La Cuadra Vol.5 [60’s Sci-Fi, Psych, Exotica, Garage, Lounge Instros]

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Holla amigos! What time it is? Summertime’s here and It’s right time for another ”Instrummentón En La Cuadra” comp. It’s so cool I wish it was made by me but the truth is it was made by my dear Spanish friend Jose from fabulous Tommentonenlacuadra blogspot. You surely know that he’s a big fan and connoisseur of 60’s garage rock, mod, beat and psych but he also digs real cool instrumental stuff. This is one of the most interesting instro collections I’ve heard recently, as it gathers various genres in one place and it’s function like a soundtrack for some lost 60’s flick. Here you got Sci-fi, Exotica, Psych, R&B, Lounge, Surf, Garage & Soundtrack instumental tunes mostly by some less known artists and groups. I’ve put some of my favorites below, so check it out! Hey hombre, olé dig!!!

 

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THE GURUS – Are Hear! [US 60’s Garage]

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The Gurus Are Hear! was actually advertised in Billboard and Cashbox in 1967, but the album was canceled only a few weeks before its projected release. More than 35 years later, it finally emerged as this Sundazed CD, augmented naturally by five bonus cuts. So is it just as mysterious and exotic as psychedelic collectors suspected? Not exactly, but it’s a pretty interesting if slightly contrived and kitschy hybrid of psychedelic rock and Middle Eastern music. As it turns out, the best of their demented anguished-psychedelia-in-a-falafel-restaurant-bellydancing-room had already been issued on their two singles (both sides of which are included on the album). From those 45s, “Come Girl,” “Blue Snow Night,” and “Everybody’s Got to Be Alone Sometime” are genuinely fine and rather ahead-of-their-time songs. Singer John Lieto howls like a pained cantor while the band plays psychedelia fit for a harem, with oud trills, raga-rock electric guitar, bent notes, and tortured minor keys aplenty, though not bereft of some garage rock energy and hooks. The other songs aren’t quite up to that level, aren’t terribly varied, and are sometimes quite a bit more pop-oriented and normal-sounding, with “Contact” penned by the Bonner-Gordon team of “Happy Together” fame. But not all of those extra cuts are unmemorable, the band totally overhauling “Louie Louie” into a dervish-swirling dance that must rank as one of the weirdest covers of this covered-to-death song. And you’ve gotta love a song (“Shaker Life”) with the line “Come life eternal, shake it out of me, all that is carnal,” set to a tune and beat like “Twist and Shout” gone to temple. The less essential bonus tracks include another Bonner-Gordon tune, “They All Got Carried Away,” and alternate versions (one of them wholly instrumental) of four songs from the album. [AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberge]

”This cd basically rocks from start to finish but there are a couple of throwaways. The ones that aren’t strong are the more polished mainstream pop efforts which don’t bare much of a resemblance to their sound. But otherwise this band had a very innovative and interesting early psychedelic sound, which occasionally reminds me of The Music Machine. Their sound is characterized by banging bongos, fuzzed out guitar solos, Yelping vocals, strange middle-eastern instruments, and a hypnotizing overall vibe. THis is a nice breath of fresh air for all you garage/psych heads that have already bought everything else from 66-69. enjoy!” [Amazon Customer Reviews]

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Holidays In Serbia: Instrummentón En La Cuadra Vol. 4

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Hola muchachos! Summer’s almost gone… but hey!… not before I put some fine instro comp. This here is a real cool collection of mostly 60’s instros gathered by my dear friend Jose from famous Tommentonenlacuadra blogspot. Here you gotta deal with wide spectre of genres, from R&B, Exotica, Lounge to Surf, R’n’R, Garage & Soundtrack tunes. A pretty tasty mix of some well and some less known acts for your wyld summer vacation. Hey hombre, say dig!!!

01 – Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames – Night Train
02 – Los Shains – Shains A-Go-Go
03 – Big Bo & The Arrows – Bog Bo’s Iron Horse
04 – The Dakotas – Magic Carpet
05 – Al Garcia & The Rhythm Kings – Latin Twist
06 – The Rolling Stones – 2120 South Michigan Avenue
07 – Link Wray And His Ray Men – Jack The Ripper
08 – The Sounds Incorporated – Tarzan
09 – The Ventures – Comin Home Baby
10 – Brian Fahey & His Orchestra – At The Sign Of The Swingin’ Cymbal
11 – Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars – Country Line Special
12 – Renato E Seus Blue Caps – We Like Birdland
13 – Los Flecos – Distinta (Instrumental)
14 – Johnny Clark – Jungle Stomp
15 – Ennio Morricone – Per Qualche Dollari In Piu
16 – Hal Blaine – The Phantom Drive
17 – The Purple Canteen – If You Like it That Way
18 – The Cords – Ghost Power
19 – The Frantics – The Whip
20 – The Sounds Incorporated – Last Night
21 – Farewell

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Sleazerama! 15 Tassle Twizzlin’ Titty Shakers!!!

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More 50′ & 60s Titty Twisters! Sax driven R&B instros for eye poppin’ burlesque action.

01. Jesse Price – Pizza Beat
02. The Fifty Milers – The Grunt
03. The Starlighters – Creepin’
04. The Nobelman – Dragon Walk
05. Dick D’Agostin – Night Walk
06. The Nobles – Black Widow
07. The Rockin’ R’s – The Mix
08. Dave Hamilton and His Peppers – Cooter Bug
09. J.C. Davis – The Splib, Pt. I
10. Porky Harris and His Fantabulous 5 – Pig Pen
11. Jake Porter – Way Out East
12. Tony March and Bill David’s Roomates – Show Down
13. Dick Dixon and The Roomates – The Catrepillar Crawl
14. The Lincolns – Night Drag
15. The Escapades – Tomcat

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Spoonful R&B/Exotica vol.1-8

Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s – a handful of popcorn dancefloor smashes, a few grinding tittyshakers, awesome rhythm & blues – most of them with an exotic twist! 12 trax on each volume. Only on Surfadelic, Dig!

[Warning! : Katanga LP volume is different than CD version I’ve posted before]

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MO’ MAMBOS & TITTYSHAKERS!

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Ohhhh baby!!! With Katanga! Another potent mixture of sweet Popcorn, wild Tittyshakers, hip Exotica (non-Muzak-style )and Rhythm & Blues Mambo-style! This is finger snappin’, toe tappin’, hip jigglin’, booty shakin’ madness of the highest order! This is one greasy, sweat soaked, sexy dance party! Move to the groove, baby!!!

01. Lecuona Cuban Boys – Tabu 
02. The Altecs – Gorilla Hunt 
03. Johnny McBee – Nothing But Love 
04. The Finger Cymbals – Prowl 
05. Eddie Baxter – Fortune Cookie Pt. 1 
06. Artie Barsamin & His Orchestra – Nene Aman 
07. Bill Haley & The Comets – Hawk
08. Billy Ball – African Surprise 
09. The Nomads – Icky Poo 
10. The Dootones – Ay Si Si (Mambo) 
11. Lord Creator – Big Bamboo
12. Kai Winding – Comin’ Home Baby 
13. George Allan – Come On Home
14. Otis Blackwell – Let The Daddy Hold You 
15. The Sheiks – Bagdad Rock 
16. Ray Smith – Makes Me Feel Good
17. The Valiants – Serpents & Spiders
18. Vernon Green & The Medaillions – A Lover’s Prayer
19. Johnny Wells – Lonely Moon
20. Jerry Reed – Rockin’ In Bagdad 
21. Little Willie John – Katanga 
22. Bob Ridgeley – She Was A Mau Mau 
23. Sil Austin – Hey Eula 
24. The Calvanes – Anna Macora 
25. Gene Summers – Taboo
26. Big Maybelle – Going Home Baby
27. Buddy Ace – True Love Money Can’t Buy
28. Ronnie Hawkins – Hey Boba Lu 
29. The Invictas – Samoa 
30. Piney Brown – Cream In My Coffee (Sugar In My Tea) 
31. Gabriel And The Angels – Hey 
32. Sounds Incorporated – Taboo 

KATANGA!