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session 200 -- Worst Record Ever Made (this week's version) Apr. 2 '08  
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1. Grico Samon: Who Put The Hole In The Doughnut
2. Grico Samon: I've Got A Crush On You
The Cobras Records 443
both wr. Grico Samon
The Golden Robin Music Co. of Balta., 1939 E. North Ave.
courtesy TA
5.0
4.0
session 199 -- A Visit to the PTL Club March 27 '08  
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Tammy Faye Bakker, et al: Somebody Cares, etc. Audience tape made at Heritage USA during an April 1984 taping of The PTL Club. Included in this 15-minute recording are segments in which:

* the show's dour warm-up man crankily commands the audience to "Don't forget to smaaahl -- be happy!" (after which he seems to mutter, "that's an order");

* lays a couple of lame henpecked-husband jokes;

* plugs the themepark's restaurants (Wagon Wheel, Little Horse and McMoose), General Store and Tammy's Shop (open until 1am);

* criticizes a recent recording by a young minister who was appearing on that day's show; and

* contradicts that minister over his own name.

While rehearsing her (excruciating) song, Tammy Faye Bakker:

* embarrasses her sound engineer (after he missed a cue or something) by telling the audience it's his first day on the job;

* edits her teleprompter text and coos to the sound engineer "I need more traaack" not only without missing a bit, but while still singing the song; and

* as our recording fades to an end, interviews a kid in the audience whose voice sounds remarkably like her own puppetmaster voice.

courtesy TA

17.3
session 198 -- eight minutes with Bob & Ray March 24 '08  
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1. Bob & Ray: What The Tune Is
2. Bob & Ray: The Trouble With Harry
3. Bob & Ray: Two Face West
2.5
2.4
4.5
session 197 March 6 '08  
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1. The Distant Cousins: Mister Sebastian (Write Us A Song)
2. The Sandals: Tell Us Dylan
3. The Valentines: The Sock
1. Date 1560, 1967; wr. A. Kasha & J. Hirschorn; arr. Bob Halley; pr. Al Kasha for Bob Crewe Prod.
2. World Pacific 77852, 1966; wr. Fredenucci & Georis; pr. Richard Bock; courtesy M&GS; more info
3. Iona 1003, 1960; wr. Al Parker; courtesy TA; more info
1.8
3.7
2.7
session 196 -- ¡Cuba libre! March 3 '08  
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1. Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith feat. Roy Lear: Cubanola Glide
2. The Carter Family: Cuban Soldier
3. Jay Chevalier: Castro Rock
4. Ike Turner Orch.: Cubano Jump (Hey Miss Tina)
5. Tito Puente: Cuban Nightmare
6. Floyd Dixon: Blues For Cuba
7. The High & The Mighty: Escape From Cuba
8. Ike Turner Orch.: Cuban Get Away

bonus:
9. Jose de la Vega: Coffee, Tea Or Cuba
10. Jose de la Vega: Ode To A Hitchhiker
11. The Skatalites: Fidel Castro

1. MGM; wr. Harry Von Tilzer (m) & Vincent Bryan (w)
2. Decca 5662, 1938
3. Goldband 1105, 1960
4. Flair 1040, 1954
5. RCA 47-6527, 1956
6. Aladdin 3121, 1952
7. ABC 10821, 1966; group aka The Reflections; wr. L. Kusik & R. Adams; arr. Leroy Glover; pr. Dennis Lambert for Don Costa Prods. Inc.
8. Flair 1059, 1955
9-10. Slew 451, c.1971; co-wr. & co-pr. Dickie Goodman; courtesy DMcQ
11. 1964; pr. by Clement S. Dodd at Studio One; courtesy JN

above sequence recommended

portrait of young Fidel >

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session 195 -- BLT Feb. 27 '08  
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Bobby Lee Trammell & The Paulettes: New Dance In France Atlanta 1503 (also Sims 183), 1964; wr. Bobby Lee Trammell
see also

thanks to BM and MGS

3.8
session 194 -- and the winner is! Feb. 24 '08  
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1. Bernadette Peters: Academy Award
2. The Up Tights: Academy Awards Of Love
3. The Teen Queens: Movie Star
4. James Darren: They Should Have Given You The Oscar
5. Clay Cole: Queen Of The Movies
6. Roy Orbison: The Actress
7. Billy & The Essentials: The Actor
8. Donnie Dean: Movie Star
9. Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles: Academy Award
1. United Artists 450, 1962
2. Mala 528, 1966
3. RCA 47-7396, 1958
4. Colpix 685, 1963
5. Imperial 5771, 1961
6. Monument 456, 1962
7. Cameo 344, 1965
8. Apt 25082, 1964
9. Newtown 5019, 1963
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session 193 Feb. 22 '08  
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1. Buddy Clark with Ray Noble & His Orch.: Linda
2. Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle & His Orch.: Linda
3. Jan & Dean: Linda

4. Frank Sinatra: Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (v.1)
5. Frank Sinatra: Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (v.2)
6. Frank Sinatra: Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (v.3)

7. Al Martino: Sweet Caroline
8. Bert Kaempfert: Sweet Caroline
9. Elvis Presley: Sweet Caroline

bonus:
10. Nancy Priddy: Christina's World

wr. Jack Lawrence; inspired by Linda Eastman:
1. Columbia 39480, 1946
2. rec. for unrel. LP Here's To The Ladies (for Reprise, 1977)
3. Liberty 55531, 1963
more info

wr. Phil Silvers & Jimmy Van Heusen; inspired by Nancy Sinatra:
4. Columbia 36868, 1945; arr. & cond. Alex Stordahl
5. from LP Sinatra's Sinatra (Reprise 1010, 1963); arr. & cond. Nelson Riddle
6. rec. 1977, orig. unrel.; arr. & cond. Nelson Riddle
more info

wr. Neil Diamond; inspired by Caroline Kennedy:
7. hit in Germany
8. Decca 32772, 1971
9. live in Las Vegas, c.1970; from 8-LP boxset Elvis Aron Presley (RCA, 1980; aka "The Silver Box")
more info

wr. Nancy Priddy; inspired name for daughter Christina Applegate:
10. from LP You've Come This Way Before (Dot 25893, 1968); pr. Phil Ramone
more info

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session 192 -- let your fingers do the walking Feb. 13 '08  
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1. "fingerpoppin' good-time party"
2. "the call of love"
3. "you need sympathy"
4. "chicken with your head cut off"
5. "eradicate indecision"
6. "I've heard panic, grief and frenzy"
7. "things can't be as bad as all that"
8. Aretha-esque
9. "five cents a day, more or less"
10. no words left to say
one-sided, 7", 33rpm clear flexidisc
no credits

411 thanks to M. & G. Still for the excellent reception

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session 191 -- walking the Quetzals Feb. 8 '08  
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1. Hale & The Hushabyes: 900 Quetzals
2. Sonny & Cher: Walkin' The Quetzal
3. Cherilyn's Group: Stan Quetzal
4. The Standells: B.J. Quetzal
5. Pat & Lolly Vegas: Marci-Parci Quetzal
6. Sonny's Group: Georgia And John Quetzal
7. Reb & The Rogues: Quetzal And Judé
8. The Pastel Six: Red River Quetzal

bonus:
9. The Fiends: Thank You, Thing

1. Apogee 104, 1964; plug side: Hale & The Hushabyes: "Yes Sir, That's My Baby"
2. Reprise 0309, 1964; plug side: Sonny & Cher "Baby Don't Go"
3. Imperial 66081, 1964; plug side: Cherilyn: "Dream Baby"; "Stan" prob. = eng./Gold Star co-owner Stan Ross
4. Vee Jay 643, 1965; plug side: The Standells: "The Boy Next Door"; "B.J." = Standells mgr. Burt Jacobs
5. Apogee 107, 1964; plug side: Pat & Lolly Vegas: "Write Me Baby Please"
6. Atco 6386, 1965; plug side: Sonny: "The Revolution Kind"; "Georgia & John" = Cher's parents
7. Loma 2008, 1965; plug side: Reb Foster: "Something You Got"
8. Chattahoochee 696, 1966; plug side: The Pastel Six: "I Can't Dance"
9. Dan D 1, 1965; A-side of "Quetzal Quake" (a reuse of "Stan Quetzal", tr. 3 here)

Notes:
The so-called Quetzal records were a series of B-side instrumental throwaways created by Sonny Bono and his arranger Harold Battiste, in cooperation with Sonny & Cher's managers Brian Stone and Charlie Greene. Quickly recorded and musically skeletal, the records were designed (in the manner of Bono's mentor, Phil Spector) to compel radio attention to their respective A-sides.

Although the songwriting was invariably credited to Bono, Greene and Stone, the general concensus is that the Quetzal sides were written (to the extent they were written at all) by Battiste.

One further Quetzal, a 1966 Sonny Bono solo outing titled "Ride The Wild Quetzal" (under a topside of "Midnight Surf (Theme For Valora)"), was assigned a catalogue number (Vee Jay 710), but was apparently never released.

The name of a species of exotic Central American bird (aka Pharomacrus mocino), the word quetzal was an in-joke among Sonny and his friends, chosen most likely simply because they liked the sound of it.

900 thanks to Rick Wilson Hough, and his Behind The Making Of Sonny & Cher research site, for patient and generous assistance with this session.

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(2) 2.9
(3) 3.0
(4) 3.1
(5) 3.0
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session 190 -- Moon People Variations Feb. 1 '08  
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1. The Latin Blues Band feat. Luis Aviles: (I'll Be A) Happy Man
2. The Moon People: Happy Soul
3. Dave Cortez with The Moon People: Happy Soul (With A Hook)
4. The Moon People: Hippy, Skippy Moon Strut (Opus #1)
5. Christina Aguilera: Ain't No Other Man
1. from LP Take A Trip Pussycat (Speed 101, 1968); wr. Bobby Marin; pr. Morty Craft; arr. Louie Ramirez
2. from LP Land Of Love (Speed 103, 1968); wr. Morty Craft & Bobby Marin; pr. Morty Craft; arr. Louie Ramirez; The Moon People aka Los Astronautas
3. Speed 1014, 1968; wr. E. Jackobeck & Dave Clowney; pr. Morty Craft
4. Roulette 7065, 1969; wr. Harold Beatty; "An Ancelra Prod."
5. RCA 82876 86072 2 (CD maxi-single); wr. Christina Aguilera, Charles Roane, Chris E. Martin, Harold Beatty, Kara DioGuardi; pr. DJ Premier (aka Chris E. Martin)

this session a companion to
Christina Aguilera vs. The Moon People: A Slice Of Latin Soul Wends Through The Years,
by Brother Cleve

4.1
4.1
3.4
3.0
4.4
session 189 -- "Laughin' Cryin' Blues" Jan. 20 '08  
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1. Viola McCoy
2. Sister Harris with The Nubian Five
3. Amanda Brown
4. Sara Martin
all 1923, wr. Porter Grainger & Bob Ricketts:
1. Gennett 5108; piano accomp. Porter Grainger; McCoy aka Amanda Brown (see tr. 3)
2. Perfect 12050
3. Columbia A3867; Brown aka Viola McCoy (see tr. 1)
4. Okeh 8064

courtesy J.B.

3.5
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session 188 Jan. 19 '08  
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Jeri Jorden: Riots 2.3
session 187 -- Greatest Record Ever Made (this week's version) Jan. 11 '08  
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The Teen Queens: You Good Boy, You Get Cookie RCA 47-7206, 1958
with Neely Plumb & His Orch.
wr. Mack David; pr. Simon Rady

Collins kids Betty and Rose >
1.5
session 186 -- Good-bad, but kind of evil Jan. 10 '08  
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1. Ike & Tina Turner: Letter From Tina
2. Ike & Tina Turner: The Argument
3. Ike & Tina Turner: Young And Dumb
1. Sue 735, 1960
2. Sue 772, 1962
3. from LP Come Together (Liberty 7637, 1969); wr. Turner

thx: J.B., B.M.

3.0
2.6
3.3
session 185 -- Embee Records, San Francisco 3, California Jan. 2 '08  
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1. Jerry King & The "Sweet" Harts with Dick Bailey's Orch.: You're The One
2. Jerry King & The "Sweet" Harts with Dick Bailey's Orch.: Sugar Cookie
3. The "Sweet" Harts with Dick Bailey's Orch.: Yo Te Amo
4. Norma Alexander with Dick Bailey's Orch.: How I Feel
5. Nick Alexander & The Coquettes: Conestoga Wagons
6. Nick Alexander & The Coquettes: False Heart
7. Nick Alexander & The Bat Boys: Hail Giants
8. Nick Alexander & The Bat Boys: Win, Giants, Win
9. Lee Lees with organ: The Explorer Anthem
10. Lee Lees with organ: The Vanguard March
11. Nervous Norvus with background music by Kenny Burts Cavemen: Stoneage Woo
12. Nervous Norvus with background music by Kenny Burts Cavemen: The Plaster Song
13. Nervous Norvus with background music by Kenny Burts Cavemen: I Like Girls
14. Milt Harris: Until You Hear It
15. Milt Harris with music by Kenny Burts Cavemen: Walkin' Away
16. Milt Harris with Kenny Burt's Orch.: Coyotes Wail
17. Milt Harris with Kenny Burt's Orch.: Roamin' Around
18. Michael Maffay with Kenny Burt's Cavemen: A Treasure Of Love
19. Michael Maffay with Kenny Burt's Cavemen: Maybe You Don't Care
20. Michael Maffay with Kenny Burt's Cavemen: Marlene
21. Michael Maffay with Kenny Burt's Cavemen: Will You Please Love Me
1-2. Embee 111/112, 1955; tr. 1 wr. Paul Barrett; tr. 2 wr. Dorothe Millar-Paul Barrett
3-4. Embee 113/114, 1955; tr. 3 wr. Gene Cross; tr. 4 wr. Paul Barrett
5-6. Embee 1001, 1957; tr. 5 wr. Gammons-Drake*; tr. 6 wr. Bob Brittan
7-8. Embee 1002, 1958; both wr. Bob Britton-Maury Wolohan
9-10. Embee 1003, c.1958; both wr. Bob Britton-Maury Wolohan
11-13. Embee 117/118**, 1959; tr. 11 wr. Jimmy Drake; tr. 12 wr. Paul Barrett; tr. 13 wr. Harlan King
14-15. Embee 120, 1959; both wr. Milt Harris
16-17. Embee 122, 1959; tr. 16 wr. Frank Newington-David Cori; tr. 17 wr. Milt Harris
18-19. Embee 123, 1959; both wr. Joseph Maffay-Michael Maffay
20-21. Embee 124, 1959; both wr. Michael Maffay

Notes:
This is believed to represent the complete Embee Records catalogue.

All songs publ. Paul Barrett Music, Inc. (BMI).

Ones not to be missed (for those too lame to take them all): tr. 2, 5, 11, 12, 13, 16. Especially 16.

*Most likely Jimmy Drake, aka Nervous Norvus.

**Embee 117/118 was released in two different versions -- both including the same A-side, "Stoneage Woo," and the same (split) numbering, but with a different B-side for each.

Many thanks to AG and SW.

See also Norton Records' Nervous Norvus CD, Stoneage Woo.

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(18) 2.6
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session 184 Dec. 30 '07  
Posted an additional four mind-blowin' songs. See tr. 9-12 of session 179, below.
session 183 -- A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Milstein Dec. 25 '07  
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Tim Dinkins -- XMas On The Moon:
1. Santa's Rocket
2. The Empty Chair
3. Two Little Stockings
4. I Won't Let You Lick My Candy Bar
5. Just A Little Birdie In A Coo Coo Clock
6. Merry XMas
7. The Wise Ole Owl
8. Ole Pop Reindeer
9. XMas Message
10. XMas Comes To Everyone
11. A Little Boy's Letter To Santa
12. Tinkle Toes
Cartwheel 112, c.1969
music coord. Jimmy Wilson; arr. Carl Walden & Jimmy Collins; pr. Tim Dinkins & Nellie M. Bond
all wr. Nellie Melvina Bond except tr. 10, by Tim Dinkins, and tr. 11, by Tim Dinkins & Stuart Hamblen
all voc. Tim Dinkins except tr. 4, by Susan Kay, and tr. 7, by unknown song-poem male

album courtesy M. & G. Still

complete graphics

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(2) 3.9
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(5) 1.9
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(12) 2.1
session 182 Dec. 24 '07  
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1. Gary Walker: Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
2. Hollyridge Strings: Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
3. Bob Seger & The Last Heard: Sock It To Me Santa
4. Joey & Danny: Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
1. Jin 195, 1965
2. Capitol 5533, 1965
3. Cameo 444, 1966
4. Swan 4276, 1967
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session 181 -- J.C. crucified on his own petard Dec. 10 '07  
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Johnny Cash with Ramblin' Jack Elliott: A Cup Of Coffee from LP Everybody Loves A Nut (Columbia CL 2492/CS 9292)
wr. J. Elliott; pr. Don Law & Frank Jones

thanks to TA, MGS & GS

5.4
session 180 -- Hey Hey We're The Dec. 1 '07  
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1. Mamie Smith: Mamie Smith Blues
2. Arbee Stidham with Orch.: Stidham Jumps
3. Dave Bartholomew & His Sextette: Dave's Boogie Woogie
4. Billie Holiday & Her Orch.: Billie's Blues
5. Big Bopper: Bopper's Boogie Woogie
6. Roy Milton's Solid Senders: Milton's Boogie
7. Royal Earl & The Swingin' Cools: Royal Earl Shuffle
8. Lee Diamond & The Upsetters: Upsetter Rock
9. Little Richard: Little Richard's Boogie
10. Michael Blessing: A Journey With Michael Blessing
11. The Gorillas: Gorilla Got Me
<  1. Okeh 4658, 1922; wr. Mamie Smith
2. RCA Victor 22-0000, 1948; wr. Arbee Stidham; backed by Lucky Millinder and band
3. DeLuxe 1114, 1947
4. Vocalion 3288, 1936; wr. Billie Holiday
5. not orig. rel.; c.1958
6. Roy Milton 503, 1945
7. Harlem 103, 1959
8. not orig. rel. (?)
9. Peacock 1658, 1956; Little Richard with xylophone!
10. Colpix 787, 1965; aka Michael Nesmith
11. Chiswick NS8; wr. Jesse Hector; pr. Roger Armstrong, 1977

many thanks to GS & MGS

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session 179b Nov. 28 '07  
Added another mind-blowin' song. See tr. 7 of session 179, immediately blow.
session 179 -- this is your brain Nov. 16 '07  
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1. Jan & Dean: Girl, You're Blowing My Mind
2. The Fabulous Peps: Why Are You Blowing My Mind?
3. The Gas Co.: Blow Your Mind
4. Judy Clay: You Busted My Mind
5. The Exciters: Blowing Up My Mind
6. James Carr: You've Got My Mind Messed Up
7. Deep Six: C'mon Baby (Blow Your Mind)
8. Bob Relf: Blowin' My Mind To Pieces
9. Karmello Brooks: You're Breaking My Heart
10. The Orchids: That Boy Is Messin' Up My Mind
11. The Shirelles: That Boy Is Messin' Up My Mind
12. The Spiders: Don't Blow Your Mind
1. Warner Bros. 7240 (unrel.), 1968; wr. Jan Berry, Paul Freese & Steve Gaines; arr. & pr. Jan Berry
2. Premium Stuff 1 (and also P.S. 7), 1967
3. Mirwood 5501, 1965; wr. Greg Dempsey & Diane Rogers; pr. Jack Nitzsche (for Screen Gems)
4. Scepter 12157, 1966; wr., arr. & pr. Tommy Kaye
5. RCA 47-9723, 1969
6. Goldwax 302, 1966
7. Liberty 55926, 1966; wr. Kane; arr. George Tipton
8. Trans American 0010, 1968
9. Milestone 7-107, c.1966; see also session 170
10. Columbia 42913, 1963; wr. Barry-Greenwich
11. Scepter, orig. unrel.; wr. Barry-Greenwich; A Ludix Production
12. Santa Cruz 003; early Alice Cooper

a tip of the dura mater to GL & SW

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session 178 Nov. 15 '07  
Added two more Cold War tracks. See tr. 10 and 15 of session 163.
session 177 -- don't forget to vote Nov. 6 '07  
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1. Jack Teagarden & His Orch.: I Swung The Election
2. Frank Sinatra: High Hopes (With Jack Kennedy)
3. Ed Ames with the "Hello Dolly" Male Chorus: Hello, Lyndon!
4. Lionel Hampton & The Inner Circle: We Need Nixon
5. Herman Silvers & Cornell Tanassy: Hello Ronnie, Good-Bye Jimmy
1. Columbia 35206, 1939; wr. Jack Teagarden-Glenn Miller; voc. Jack Teagarden
2. promo only, 1960; wr. Sammy Cahn-Jimmy Van Heusen
3. Hello Lyndon RK3M 4583, 1964; wr. Jerry Herman; arr. & cond. Frank Hunter
4. Glad-Hamp RN-1, 1972 (flip: "Them Changes"); wr. (rubber tire heiress) Elizabeth Firestone
5. Pulse 1003, 1980; wr. Herman Silvers & Cornell Tanassy; arr. & pr. Cornell Tanassy; rec. NYC

a flick of the lever to TA & JFXC

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session 176 -- the cold, hard facts Nov. 1 '07  
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1. Porter Wagoner with the Blackwood Brothers Quartet: My Last Two Tens
2. Porter Wagoner: Out Of The Silence (Came A Song)
3. Porter Wagoner: Lonelyville
1. from LP The Grand Old Gospel (RCA Victor 3488, 1966); wr. Vic McAlpin; pr. Chet Atkins (also in P.W. LP Confessions Of A Broken Man (RCA Victor 3593, 1966))
2. RCA Victor 47-9379, 1967; wr. Dolly Parton; pr. Bob Ferguson
3. from LP Highway Headin' South (RCA Victor APL1-0713, 1974); wr. Porter Wagoner; pr. Bob Ferguson

Mel Tillis, Porter Wagoner, Ronnie Prophet, Dolly Parton >

3.2
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3.0
session 175 -- The Prehistoric Rock of Fred Flintstone Oct. 30 '07  
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1. Fred Flintstone & His Bedrock Beaters: Bedrock Beat
2. Fred Flintstone & His Bedrock Beaters: Stone Age Rock
3. Fred Flintstone & His Orch.: A Night In Bedrock Forest
4. Fred Flintstone & His Orch.: Quarry In Stone Rock
1-2. Epic 9475, 1961; wr. W. Hanna, J. Barbera & W. Ramal
3-4. B-H 001, 1962; wr. Hanna, Barbera & Curtin; musical dir. Hoyt Curtin

quarrytesy TA

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session 174 -- call & response Oct. 18 '07  
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1. Blind Willie McTell: Searching The Desert For The Blues
2. Big Maybelle: Gabbin' Blues (Don't Run My Business)
3. Etta James: Call Me A Fool
1. feat. Ruby Glaze; Victor 23353, 1932 (also rel. (c.1934) as Bluebird 5391, by Ruby Glaze; Glaze poss. aka Kate Williams McTell, Blind Willie's wife)
2. feat. Rose Marie McCoy; Okeh 6931, 1952; wr. Rose Marie McCoy & Leroy Kirkland
3. feat. Plas Johnson; Kent 352, 1961
2.1
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1.6
session 173 -- B.G.'s record debut Oct. 15 '07  
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1. Bobbie Gentry & Jody Reynolds: Requiem For Love
2. Bobbie Gentry & Jody Reynolds: Stranger In The Mirror
Titan 1736, 1963
Jody Reynolds: voc, gtr; Bobbie Gentry: voc; Bob Craig: p; Ron Coppola: dr; Frank Seely: bs
rec. in Hwd.
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2.7
session 172 -- the Max Roach?! Sept. 29 '07  
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1. Jody Reynolds: The Fire Of Love
2. Jody Reynolds: Daisy Mae

3. Jody Reynolds: The Whipping Post
4. Jody Reynolds: I Wanna Be With You Tonight

1-2. Demon 1509, 1958
Jody Reynolds: voc, gtr; Al Casey: gtr; Noel Stutte: bs; Howard Roberts: r gtr; Max Roach: dr
rec. Gold Star, Hwd.

3-4. Demon 1523, 1960
Jody Reynolds: voc, gtr; Al Casey: gtr; Noel Stutte: bs; Red Callender: bs; Howard Roberts: r gtr; Don Cole: p; Plas Johnson: sax; Max Roach: dr; Bill Renner: dr
rec. Gold Star, Hwd.

Jody Reynolds >
Max Roach >>

2.3
2.2
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session 171 Sept. 25 '07  
Added another Wobble song, courtesy M.C. Millionaire. See tr. 13 of session 68.
session 170 Sept. 14 '07  
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Karmello Brooks: Black Is Beautiful acetate; TRO studio
courtesy TA

Karmello Brooks >

3.4
session 169 -- "Does He need you more than I do?" Sept. 13 '07  
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Del Shannon: Sister Isabelle Dunhill 4224, 1969
wr. Del Shannon & Brian Hyland; pr. Del Shannon

tip of the cornette to EC and LMK

1.8
session 169 -- "Scatter-Brain" Aug. 25 '07  
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1. Frankie Masters & His Orch.
2. Benny Goodman & His Orch. feat. Louise Tobin
3. Freddy Martin Orch.
4. Jack Hylton & His Orch. feat. Sam Browne
5. Ray Anthony & His Orch. feat. Marcie Miller
6. Dick & Jack with The Politicians
7. Training College Jazz Band
8. Delmore Brothers
1. Vocalion 4915, 1939
2. Columbia 35241, 1939
3. Bluebird 10436, 1939
4. HMV (UK), 1939
5. Capitol 2104, 1952
6. Profile 4014, 1960
7. Netherlands
8. Bluebird 8404, 1940; wr. Alton & Rabon Delmore (?); ringer alert

wr. Keene-Bean and Frankie Masters (m); Johnny Burke (w)

< Frankie Masters
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(2) 2.6
(3) 2.9
(4) 2.1
(5) 1.6
(6) 2.3
(7) 1.5
(8) 1.8
session 167 Aug. 15 '07  
In memory of Mr. Game Show, we've added one further selection to our " Survey Says" session (tr. 7). Disguised as a simple little Freddy Cannon soundalike, this unique number is from the POV of a participant in a rigged quiz show.
session 166 Aug. 12 '07  
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Merv Griffin: Have A Nice Trip Dot 17184, 1968
wr. Charles R. Grean-Don Christopher; pr. Charles R. Grean; orch. cond. Mort Lindsey
courtesy TA
2.6
session 165 -- songs Q made famous Aug. 11 '07  
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1. Henry Burr: Won't You Come Over To My House
2. Johnny Mercer: Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
3. Delmore Brothers: Blues Stay Away From Me
4. Rosemary Clooney: This Ole House
5. The Jewels: Hearts Of Stone
6. Fontane Sisters: Hearts Of Stone
7. Otis Williams & The Charms: Hearts Of Stone
8. Leona Anderson: Rats In My Room
9. Wailin' Bill Dell & His Bachelors: You Gotta Be Loose
10. The Chipmunks: Chipmunk Fun
11. Dr. Feelgood & The Interns: Right String Baby But The Wrong Yo-Yo
12. Sue Thompson: Norman
13. Mongo Santamaria: Yeh Yeh
14. Joey & Danny: Rats In My Room
15. Paul Bley: Ida Lupino
16. Brother Jack McDuff: Briar Patch
17. Lee Dorsey: Holy Cow
18. The Olympics: The Same Old Thing
19. David Bowie: You And I And George
1. Edison Gold Moulded Record 9394 (cylinder), 1906; wr. Egbert Van Alstyne (m) & Harry Williams (w)
2. Capitol 180, 1944; wr. Harold Arlen (m) & Johnny Mercer (w)
3. King 803, 1949; wr. Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, Wayne Raney & Henry Glover
4. Columbia 40266, 1954; wr. Stuart Hamblen
5. R & B 1301, 1954; wr. Rudy Jackson & Eddy Ray
6. Dot 15265, 1954; wr. Rudy Jackson & Eddy Ray
7. DeLuxe 6062, 1954; wr. Rudy Jackson & Eddy Ray
8. from LP Music To Suffer By (Unique 115, 1957)
9. O.J. 1003, 1957; note: transfer ends abruptly
10. from LP Let's All Sing With The Chipmunks (Liberty 3132, 1959)
11. Okeh 7156, 1962
12. Hickory 1159, 1962; wr. John D. Loudermilk
13. Battle 45917, 1963; feat. La Lupe; wr. Mongo Santamaria-Pat Patrick
14. Swan 4147, 1963
15. from LP Turns (Savoy 1192, 1964); wr. Carla Bley
16. from LP The Soulful Drums (Prestige 24256, 1965); feat. Joe Dukes (dr.)
17. Amy 965, 1966; wr. Allen Toussaint
18. Mirwood 5529, 1967; wr. Sherlie Matthews
19. live, 1990s
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(2) 2.0
(3) 2.0
(4) 1.7
(5) 1.8
(6) 2.9
(7) 1.8
(8) 1.6
(9) 1.3
(10) 2.2
(11) 1.7
(12) 2.7
(13) 1.4
(14) 1.5
(15) 8.5
(16) 3.3
(17) 2.9
(18) 1.6
(19) 0.5
session 164 -- his autumn's done come Aug. 4 '07  
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Lee Hazlewood:
1. Who Is Lee Hazlewood?
2. Moved From Place Of Birth
3. His Girl In High School
4. In The Army
5. Disc Jockey
6. Record Biz

bonus:
Lee Hazlewood: These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

Mercury MEP-87, 1963
promo only
courtesy TA

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(4) 2.3
(5) 2.9
(6) 2.0
session 163 -- Cold War Aug. 2 '07  
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1. duck & cover
2. Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith: Mr. Stalin, You're Eatin' Too High On The Hog
3. Bobby Marchan & The Clowns: Rockin' Behind The Iron Curtain
4. Spencer & Spencer with the Sonya Prior Choir: Russian Bandstand
5. Bob Newhart: The Kruschev Landing Rehearsal
6. Don Meehan with Viktor Jaanimets: An Open Letter To Mr. Khruschev
7. Toni Fisher with The Wayne Shanklin Orch.: West Of The Wall
8. Jimmy Dean: Dear Ivan
9. Bo Diddley: Mr. Khruschev
10. Jack Haney & Nikiter Armstrong: The Interview (Summit Chanted Meeting)
11. Ersle Standridge: Satan's Call To Khruschev
12. The Sensational Little Shana Lynette: Mister Russian, Please Don't Shoot Down Santa's Sleigh
13. Nikita The K & The Friends Of Ed Labunski: Go-Go Radio Moscow
14. Val Bennett: The Russians Are Coming
15. David Bowie: "Helden"
2. MGM 10829, 1950
3. Ace 557, 1959; wr. H. Smith
4. Argo 5331, 1959; Dickie Goodman break-in (with Mickey Shorr)
5. from LP The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart (Warner Bros. 1379, 1960); spoken word
6. Joy 246, 1961; wr. Don Meehan
7. Big Top 3097, 1962; wr. Wayne Shanklin
8. Columbia 42259, 1962; wr. J. Dean
9. from LP Bo Diddley (Checker 2984, 1962); feat. maracas: Jerome Green; org.: Billy Stewart
10. Mel-O-Dy 107 (Motown subsid.), 1963; break-in novelty
11. Nashville 5063; courtesy A.B.
12. Antique 009 (EP); courtesy E.G.
13. Warner Bros. 7005, 1967
14. Trojan 640/Island 3146, 1968; pr. Bunny Lee; aka "Take Five"
15. German-language version of "Heroes"

Conelrad/Atomic Platters

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(4) 1.3
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(9) 2.9
(10) 2.2
(11) 2.9
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session 162 -- the Queen of Drama July 21 '07  
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Tammy Faye Bakker: The Ballad Of Jim And Tammy Sutra 067 (12" 45), 1987
wr. Tammy Faye Bakker (w) & Tom T. Hall (m)
pr. Rick Goodman; mx. Steve Cropper & Rick Goodman

track courtesy TA
Tammy Faye clock (in beans & noodles): Jason Mecier

3.5
session 161 July 15 '07  
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Kasenetz & Katz: The Sound That Rocked Carnegie Hall from LP Buddah Records Presents The Sound That Rocked Carnegie Hall (Buddah SPB 1, 1968)

promotional version of Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus LP (Buddah BDS 5020, 1968; blank sleeve), incl. selected songs (deleted here) from main LP, with spoken portions (of the K & K boys, plus SOC members Jamie Lyons, Mark Gutkowski and Dean Kastran) added (over sounds of Indian tribal drumming)

courtesy TA

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5.1
session 160 -- a/k/a July 12 '07  
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1. Masked Marvel: Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
2. Sherry Lee (Sixteen Year Old Miss Country Music), with Shorty Ashford & The Country Music Boys: Baby Honey
3. Dale Cook & Group: Lovable
4. Jackie Dee: I'll Be True
5. Jett Powers: Go Girl Go
6. The Queen: Honky Tonk
7. Betty & Dupree: I Hope You're Satisfied
8. The Hawk: In The Mood
9. Billy Mitchell: You Know I Do
10. Ellie Gee: Red Corvette
11. Tom & Jerry: Fightin' Mad
12. Orville Woods: Darlin'
13. Neil MacArthur: She's Not There
1. aka Charley Patton; Paramount 12805, 1929
2. aka Jackie DeShannon; Mar-Vel 903, 1956
3. aka Sam Cooke; Specialty 596, 1957
4. aka Jackie DeShannon; Gone 5008, 1957
5. aka P.J. Proby; Design 811, 1958
6. aka Dinah Washington; Mercury 71389, 1958
7. aka Etta James & Harvey Fuqua; Kent 318, 1959
8. aka Jerry Lee Lewis; Phillips International 3559, 1960
9. aka Jeff Barry; Jubilee 5400, 1961
10. aka Ellie Greenwich; Madison 160, 1961
11. aka Simon & Garfunkel; ABC 10363, 1962
12. aka P.J. Proby; Liberty 55669, 1964
13. aka Colin Blunstone; Deram 7524, 1969

tip of the mask to Steve Propes and Terry Gordon

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(2) 1.9
(3) 2.8
(4) 1.7
(5) 2.8
(6) 2.4
(7) 2.9
(8) 1.6
(9) 1.6
(10) 1.7
(11) 2.4
(12) 2.6
(13) 4.7
session 159 July 10 '07  
Added a pair of singles (Musicor, Amy) to the Ernest Tucker collection. Note that the singing Ernest Tucker is believed to be a different cat than the Ernie T. of Superstar Records fame.
session 158 -- Ernie T., Superstar July 3 '07  
Special section on Ernie T., Superstar, including extensive article on Ernie's legendary 1970s exploitation albums and downloads of six complete LPs!
session 157 -- Fore! June 29 '07  
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roots of "rocknroll":
1. Male Quartette: The Camp Meeting Jubilee
2. Mattie May Thomas: Dangerous Blues

roots of Little Richard material:
3. Kokomo Arnold: Busy Bootin'
4. Milton Brown & His Brownies: Keep A Knocking
5. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: Keep A Knockin' But You Can't Come In
6. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers feat. Mauri Jones: Johnny Johnny

roots of Elvis material:
7. Golden Gate Quartet: Seven Angels And Seven Trumpets
roots of Elvis sound:
8. Roy Brown: Hard Luck Blues

roots of "Mama Get Your Hammer":
9. Furry Lewis: Creeper's Blues

roots of ska:
10. Big Maybelle: Ocean Of Tears
11. Buddy & Ella Johnson: Get On Down The Road

roots of "Highway 61 Revisited":
12. Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band: Highway No. 61 Blues

roots of "Hey Gyp":
13. Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe: Can I Do It For You (pt. 2)

1. Little Wonder 339, 1910; Little Wonder Records
2. rec. Parchman Farm, 1939; first rel. in LP Jailhouse Blues (Rosetta 1316, 1987)
3. Decca 7139, 1935
4. Decca 5251, 1936
5. Tiffany transcription disc, 1946; voc. Tommy Duncan
6. Modern 888, 1952
7. Mercury 8243, 1949
8. Deluxe 3304, 1950
9. Vocalion 1547, 1930
10. 1955, orig. unrel.; wr. S. Wyche & T. McRae; arr. & cond. Quincy Jones
11. from LP Go Ahead And Rock Rock Rock (Roulette 25085, 1959)
12. Banner 32844, 1933
13. Vocalion 1523, 1930; Kansas Joe = Joe McCoy

thanks to M. & G. Still for research assistance

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(3) 1.7
(4) 1.8
(5) 2.3
(6) 2.3
(7) 2.0
(8) 2.1
(9) 3.1
(10) 2.4
(11) 2.0
(12) 3.2
(13) 3.6
session 156 June 26 '07  
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Slim Gaillard Quartette: Jumpin' At The Record Shop Atomic 216 (flip of "Penicillin Boogie"); wr. Gaillard
rec. L.A., Dec. 15 '45; gtr, voc: Slim Gaillard; bs: Tiny Brown; p: Dodo Marmarosa; dr: Zutty Singleton

gitcher program

3.0
session 155 -- wr. DeLugg-Stein June 26 '07  
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1. Peggy Lee: Orange Colored Sky
2. Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Orange Colored Sky
3. Burt Ward: Orange Colored Sky
4. bonus
1. from radio show "Chesterfield Presents the Bing Crosby Show" (Dec. 13 '50; other guest: Hopalong Cassidy)
2. from LP At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Epic 3448, 1958)
3. MGM 13632, 1966; TTG Studios (L.A.); pr. Tom Wilson; arr. & cond. Frank Zappa; more info
4. demo version of #3
1.7
2.0
1.9
1.9
session 154 June 21 '07  
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1. Cab Calloway & His Orch.: Black Rhythm
2. King Cole Trio: I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm
3. Patience & Prudence: We Can't Sing Rhythm And Blues
4. Ray Stevens: PFC Rhythm And Blues Jones
5. The Mysteries: Give Me Rhythm And Blues
1. Brunswick 6141, 1931; wr. Mills-Heywood
2. 1945; unrel. until LP 10th Anniversary (Capitol 514, 1955)
3. Liberty 55058, 1957
4. from LP 1837 Seconds Of Humor (Mercury 20732, 1962)
5. Decca (UK) F-11919, 1964
2.2
1.6
1.5
2.5
1.8
session 153 -- Survey says ... June 11 '07  
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1. The Four Flames: Wheel Of Fortune
2. Kitty Wells: Password
3. Larry Chesky's Orch. feat. Mousie: This Is Your Life
4. Otis Redding: The Match Game
5. Shepherd Sisters: I've Got A Secret
6. Bobbie & The Boys: To Tell The Truth
7. Johnny Hudson & The Rip Tides: Hanky Panky
1. Specialty 423, 1952; aka Hollywood Flames, feat. Bobby Day
2. Decca 31622, 1964
3. Stella 913 (Ardsley, NY); wr. K. Morey; courtesy TA
4. from posthumous LP Tell The Truth (Atco 33-333, 1970)
5. 20th Century 468, 1964; wr. Eddie Rambeau & Bud Rehak; pr. Bob Crewe; arr. & cond. Charles Calello
6. Phillips International 3543, 1959
7. Challenge 59062, 1960
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3.1
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1.8
3.1
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session 152 June 5 '07  
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Homer & Jethro: What A Lousy Day Was Yesterday from LP Wanted For Murder (RCA 3673, 1966)
courtesy TA
2.5
session 151 May 30 '07  
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1. Dinah Washington: Relax Max
2. Barbara Feldon: Max
1. Mercury 70968, 1956
2. RCA 47-8954, 1966; wr. J. Darnels & J. Rose; pr. Elliot F. Mazer; arr. & cond. Charlie Fox
3.2
2.7

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