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Sessions 351-400

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session 400 -- Bump Step, pt. 2 Oct. 10 '12  
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1. Gene Pitney: Tremblin'
2. Ranny Sinclair: Wailing Waltz
3. Popeye: Red And Green
4. The Space Men: Kagoshima Volcano Song
5. The Space Men: Tea Picking Song
6. Herb Larson: This Magic Moment

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Bump Step

1. Musicor 1245, 1967; wr. J. Levine, A. Resnick & K. Resnick; pr. George Tobin
2. Col. 43402, 1965; wr. L. Holofcener & I. Joseph; pr. Teo Macero
3. Little Golden FF687, 1960; voice by Jack Mercer
4-5. from LP Awa Crazy Dance - Japanese Folk Songs In Elec. Guitars (Vic. (Japan) SJV-156, 1965)
6. from LP Sax Appeal (Command 943, 1969); wr. Pomus & Shuman

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16.4
session 399 -- the other face of Gin Gillette Sept. 22 '12  
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Gin Gillette: She'll Never Let Him Go

Musikon (LA CA) 102; wr. Gin Gillette
pr. Cy Irwin & Robie Lester

Transfer alert: speed correction poss. incorrect!

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3.8
session 398 -- La Cockaroacha Sept. 21 '12  
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1. The Champs: La Cucaracha
2. The Judge 'N Jury: Roaches
3. Gene & Wendell: The Roach
4. Dean & Jean: Dance The Roach
5. Calvin Carter: The Roach
6. Link Davis: Cockroach
7. The Catalinas: Roaches
8. Charlie Feathers: Cockroach
9. Lafayette Thomas: Cockroach Run
10. Jack Larson: Roaches
11. Jack Kerouac: Cockroach
12. Brook Benton: The Roach Song
13. Sweet: Cockroach
14. Silas Hogan: Trouble At Home Blues
15. Jimmy Anderson: Rats And Roaches On Your Mind
16. The Fultons: Roaches
17. The Spats: The Roach
18. Bill Haley & His Comets: La Cucaracha A Go-Go
19. Merl Saunders & His Orch.: Soul Roach
20. The Four Preps: Suzy Cocroach
21. Albert King: Cockroach
22. Walter Horton: La Cucaracha
23. The Mask Man & The Agents: Roaches
24. Bobby Jimmy & The Critters: Roaches
25. Mrs. Miller: The Roach
26. Dion: All I Want To Do Is Live My Life
27. Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan: The Cockroach Stomp
28. Tony, Vic & Manuel: La La Cucaracha (The Roach)
29. The Sharks: Spookareno
30. Camille Bob: Kill That Roach
31. Furry Lewis: Creeper's Blues
32. Wilmar Walker: Stompin' Roaches
33. The Court Jesters: Roaches

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1. Challenge 9140, 1962; arr. Burgess
2. Verve 10486, 1966; wr. Schweitzer; pr. Tom Wilson
3. Ray Star 777, 1961; with The Sweethearts; wr. A. Willis & K. Venetoulis; pr. Steven Venet
4. Rust 5044, 1962; wr. B.L. Jones & W. Young; arr. & cond. Glenn Stewart
5. Vee Jay 419, 1962; wr. Willis & Venetoulis
6. Sarg (Luling TX) 136, 1958; wr. Smitty Smith & Link Davis
7. c.1979, orig. unrel.; from CD A Walk Through Time (Crystal Ball 1064, c.2005)
8. Feathers (Cinc. OH) 118, 1982; wr. C. Feathers
9. Jumping 5000, 1957; wr. Lafayette Thomas
10. Frat. 853, 1959; with Luther Brandon & His All American Boys Orch.; wr. Sylvester Bradford & Al Lewis
11. from stdk. to film Pull My Daisy (1959); with David Amram
12. RCA 47-8944, 1966; wr. Otis, Biggs & Northern; arr. & cond. René Hall
13. from LP Give Us A Wink (Cap. 11496, 1976); wr. Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott & Mick Tucker; pr. Sweet
14. Excello 2221, 1962
15. orig. unrel.; wr. T. House; pr. Jay Miller
16. c.1963; orig. unrel.; from CD Brooklyn's Doo-Wop Sound: Al Browne's Aljon Masters, vol. 1 (Dee Jay Jamb. 55040, 1997); pr. Al Browne
17. ABC-Pmt. 10585, 1964; wr. A.B. Willis & K. Venetoulis; pr. Malkin & Hoffman; arr. Ray Pohlman
18. Orfeon (Mex.) EP 530, 1966
19. pts. 1 & 2; Early Bird 49659, 1966
20. Cap. 4716, 1962; wr. Larson, Belland & Carroll; pr. Voyle Gilmore; orch. dir. Lincoln Mayorga
21. Stax 0058, 1969; wr. B. Crutcher & D. Parker; pr. Al Jackson
22. from LP Fine Cuts (Blind Pig 0678, 1990)
23. Loop 711, c.1966; wr. H. Bethea
24. Macola 0924, 1986
25. from LP Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (Amaret 5000, 1970); pr. Mike Curb
26. c.1965, orig. unrel.; wr. Mort Shuman
27. Epic 11030, 1973; wr. & pr. Jack Blanchard
28. Reprise 0288, 1966; wr. Venetoulis & Willis; pr. Ben-Ven Prod's.
29. Sapien 1003, 1964; wr. Ken Jenkins & Pat Vegas; pr. Ken Jenkins
30. Master-Trak 256, c.1980
31. Voc. 1547, 1929
32. Philips 40020, 1962; wr. Wilmar Walker & George Pafundi
33. Blast 201, 1961; wr. Court Jesters
98.8
session 397 -- Sugar Boy Sept. 20 '12  
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The Sha-Weez: No One To Love Me

also at Probe:
Sugar Boy & His Cane Cutters: Overboard

Aladdin 3170, 1952
wr. E. Myles, Crawford, W. Myles & Banister

James "Sugar Boy" Crawford (bottom l) & The Sha-Weez >

2.0
session 396 -- gone South Sept. 13 '12  
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1. Joe South: Leanin' On You
2. Billy Joe Royal: Leaning On You
3. The Yo-Yo's: Leaning On You

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1. Cap. 2491, 1969; wr. & pr. Joe South
2. from LP Down In The Boondocks (Col. 9203, 1965); wr. & pr. Joe South
3. Goldwax 303, 1966; wr. Joe South
9.9
session 395 -- Celebrities Twist Sept. 1 '12  
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1. Rod McKuen: Celebrity Twist
2. Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lot Of Twistin' Going On
3. Frank Sinatra: Everybody's Twistin'
4. Steve Lawrence: The Lady Wants To Twist
5. Fred Astaire: The Ritz Rock And Roll
6. Liberace: Liberace's Twist
7. Petula Clark: Ya Ya Twist
8. Ray Conniff & His Orch.: Doin' The Twister
9. Bobby Bare: Zig Zag Twist
10. Chris Kenner; Let Me Show You How (To Twist)
11. Jerry Lee Lewis: I've Been Twistin'
12. Rod McKuen: Seattle Twist

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1. Spiral (NYC) 1407, 1962; wr. Gladys Shelley & Rod McKuen
2. 1962, orig. unrel.; wr. Curlie Williams, Sunny David & Jerry Lee Lewis
3. Reprise 20063, 1962; wr. Koehler & Bloom; orch. cond. Neal Hefti
4. Col. 42396, 1962; wr. J. Leiber & M. Stoller; arr. Don Costa
5. from sdtk. to film Silk Stockings, 1957; wr. Cole Porter; with MGM Studio Orch., cond. by André Previn
7. Disques Vogue (Fr.) PNV 24 090 (EP), 1961; wr. Dorsey, Lewis, Robinson & Aber; arr. Peter Knight
8. from LP Dance The Bop! (Col. 1004, 1957)
9. Fraternity 890, 1961; wr. Bobby Bare
10. Instant 3247, 1962; wr. N. Neville & Chris Kenner
11. Sun 374, 1962; wr. Herman Parker, Jr. (aka Junior Parker)
12. from LP Mr. Oliver Twist (Jubilee 5013, 1962); wr. Gladys Shelley & Rod McKuen; arr. & cond. Don Costa

< Nureyev Twist

33.9
session 394 -- Greatest Records Ever Made (this week's version) Aug. 31 '12  
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1. The Stonemen: No More
2. Kri-Babe: No More
1. Big Topper 1107, c.1966; wr. N. Carreiro
2. Boo Hoo 1, c.1966; wr. N. Carreiro

Kri-Babe version (tr. 2) is sob-vocal overdub over Stonemen's track (tr. 1), without knowledge of The Stonemen. Thanks EL for both!

pic: The Stonemen and entourage, aghast at the imposition of Kri-Babe (click to enlarge)

3.9
3.9
session 393 -- Lou's roots are showing Aug. 26 '12  
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1. Sonny Fulton: Here She Comes Now
2. Joya Sherrill with Duke Ellington & His Orch.: I'm Beginning To See The Light
3. Mildred Bailey: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
4. Betty Jane Lewis with Webb Pierce: I Heard Her Call My Name (In Prayer)
5. The Excellents: Coney Island Baby
6. Billy Harner: All Through The Night
7. Mildred Bailey: The Man I Love
8. Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter & His Orch.: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

Title insurance

1. Lash (Phila.) 1127, 1959; wr. Sonny Fulton; pr. Howard Ravitsky
2. RCA Vc. 20-1618, 1944; wr. Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges & Harry James
3. c.1931; wr. Harry Barris, Ted Koehler & Billy Moll
4. Four Star 1401, 1949 (BJL = wife of WP)
5. Blast 205, 1962; wr. Al Browne
6. Parkway 950, 1965; wr. S. Friedland [aka Brute Force] & R. Kalina; arr. Leroy Glover; pr. Wes Farrell
7. c.1944; wr. G. & I. Gershwin
8. Decca outtake, 1939; wr. Harry Barris, Ted Koehler & Billy Moll
16.4
session 379d Aug. 25 '11  
Added one more Raven track (tr. 11), this one not only about Poe's "Raven" but also by a group called The Ravens.
session 392 -- Bond ... rare Bond Aug. 22 '12  
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1. Count Basie & His Orch.: James Bond Theme
2. Mike Redway: Have No Fear Bond Is Here
3. Anthony Newley: Goldfinger
4. Dionne Warwick: Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
5. Johnny Cash: Thunderball
6. Shirley Bassey: Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
7. Julie Rogers: You Only Live Twice
8. Shirley Bassey: Vivo Di Diamanti
9. Alice Cooper: The Man With The Golden Gun
10. Blondie: For Your Eyes Only
11. Scott Walker: Only Myself To Blame
12. Shirley Bassey: No Good About Goodbye

Shake it don't stir

1. from LP Basie Meets Bond (U.A. 3480, 1966); wr. Monty Norman; pr. Teddy Reig; arr. Chico O'Farrill
2. Deram (UK) 124, 1967; wr. Bacharach & David; pr. Tony Clarke; from film Casino Royale
3. demo, 1964; wr. Bricusse & Newley (w), Barry (m)
4. rejected theme for Thunderball, 1965; wr. John Barry & Leslie Bricusse
5. rejected theme, 1965; wr. John R. Cash
6. rejected theme for Thunderball, 1965; wr. John Barry & Leslie Bricusse
7. demo for rejected theme, 1966; wr. John Barry & Leslie Bricusse
8. Ital. version of "Diamonds Are Forever"; U.A. (It.) 35293, 1972; wr. John Barry & Don Black
9. rejected theme; incl. in Alice Cooper LP Muscle Of Love (W.B. 7783, 1973); wr. Cooper, Bruce, Buxton, Dunaway & Smith; pr. Jack Richardson & Jack Douglas
10. rejected theme; incl. in Blondie LP The Hunter (Chrysalis 1384, 1982); wr. Debbie Harry & Chris Stein; pr. Mike Chapman
11. rejected theme for The World Is Not Enough, 1999; wr. David Arnold & Donald Black
12. rejected theme for Quantum Of Solace, 2008; wr. David Arnold & Don Black; pr. David Arnold
50.6
session 391 -- Orange Street Trilogy Aug. 13 '12  
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1. Prince Buster & All Stars: Shaking Up Orange Street
2. Prince Buster: 127 Orange Street
3. Prince Buster: Earthquake On Orange Street

predecessor bonus:
4. Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames: Orange Street

Orange Street is the music street

1. Fab (UK) 10, 1967; wr. C. Campbell; aka "Shakin' Up Orange Street"
2. Fab (UK) 40, 1968; wr. C. Campbell
3. Fab (UK) 41, 1968
4. R&B (UK) JB-114, 1963; wr. The Blue Flames
8.7
session 390 -- upriver to the source Aug. 9 '12  
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1. Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose: Treat Her Like A Lady
2. Derek Martin: Soul Power
3. Sam Dees: Lonely For You Baby
4. The Parliaments: I Wanna Testify

Music goes 'round and 'round

1. U.A. 50721, 1970; wr. E. Cornelius; pr. Bob Archibald
2. Tuba (Det. MI) 2010/Volt 160, 1968; wr. T. Randazzo & V. Pike; pr. Teddy Randazzo
3. SSS Intl. 732, 1968; wr. W.M. Crump & S.L. Dees; pr. William Crump
4. Revilot 207, 1967; wr. D. Taylor & G. Clinton; pr. George Clinton; arr. Mike Terry
9.8
session 389 -- EBT Blues July 25 '12  
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Bobby Sue & Her Freeloaders: Relief Check Harlem 2335, 1955
wr. Dalton
2.1
session 388 -- Leonard July 6 '12  
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1. Tim Hardin: Lenny's Tune
2. Nico: Eulogy To Lenny Bruce
3. Bob Dylan: Lenny Bruce
4. The Great Society: Father Bruce
5. Kitchen Cinq: Codine

To is a preposition

1. from LP Why Did Lenny Bruce Die? (Cap. KAO2630, 1966); wr. Tim Hardin; pr. Lawrence Schiller
2. from LP Chelsea Girl (Verve 5032, 1967); wr. Tim Hardin; pr. Tom Wilson
3. from LP Shot Of Love (Col. 37496, 1981); wr. Bob Dylan; pr. Chuck Plotkin & Bob Dylan
4. from LP Conspicuous Only In Its Absence (Col. 9624, 1968); wr. D. Slick, D. Minor, G. Slick & J. Slick; pr. Pete Abram
5. from LP Everything But (LHI 12000, 1967); wr. Buffy Sainte-Marie; pr. Suzi Jane Hokom
22.7
session 379c June 29 '11  
Added another Raven track (tr. 10), this one a new find (of, of course, a very old recording). It's available both in the updated Raven zip file, and (for those who've already DL'd that) as a standalone MP3.
session 387 -- Signed Off, D.C. June 20 '12  
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1. T.V. Hop: The Morgan Twins
2. The American Teens: Shake Shake Baby
3. B.B.: Trip To Bandstand
4. Vik Wayne: The Girl I Saw On Bandstand
5. Jerry Fuller: Mother Goose At The Bandstand
6. Dick Clark: Open Letter To The Older Generation
7. The Gates feat. Bobby Ferguson: A Letter To Dick Clark
8. Skip Battin: Ballad Of Dick Clark
9. The Gizmos: Mean Screen
10. Bobby Roberts Trio: Russian Bandstand
11. Mickey "Guitar" Baker: Bandstand Stomp (Ho Ho Ho)
12. The Magnificents: The Dribble (Twist)
13. Tammy Wynette: I'd Like To See Jesus (On The Midnight Special)
14. Bobby Bare with Johnny & The Jokers: I'm Hanging Up My Rifle
15. Bill Parsons: Jungle Bandstand
16. Vinny Bell & The Bell Men: Shindig
17. Don Lang: Queen Of The Hop
18. Bobby & His Orbits: Bandstand Dancing
19. The Royal Holidays: Dancin' At The Bandstand
20. Dick Clark: The Fable Of Fun Country
21. Dick Clark: The Day The Children Died
22. Dick Clark: The Wasting Of Wesley Joe Grim
23. The Wild-Cats: Gazachstahagen
24. Kenny Lee Martin: One Night Stand
25. Don Lang & His Frantic Five: Six-Five Hand Jive
26. Gene Montgomery: I Gotta Do The Latest Dance
27. Jimmy Bowen: Teen Age Dreamworld
28. The Gates feat. Bobby Ferguson: Wrapped In Green Made For A Teen
29. Tom Ardolino: Bandstand Boogie
30. Johnny & The Hurricanes: The Dribble Twist
31. Dorothy Berry: Shindig City
32. Spencer & Spencer with The Sonia Prior Choir: Russian Bandstand
33. The Sprouts: Twisting On Bandstand
34. The In Crowd: Let's Shindig
35. unknown: Dig Dig Shindig
36. Generation X: Ready Steady Go
37. Sidney Barnes: Talkin' 'Bout A Shindig
38. Rod Rogers: It's Shindig
39. The Shadows: Shindig
40. Warren Storm: They Won't Let Me In

Berate-A-Record

1. RCA Vic. 47-7300, 1958
2. Swan 4246, 1966; wr. F.L. Wray, Jr.; pr. Ray Vernon
3. Cover 5931, 1959; wr. B.B. Cunningham, Jr.
4. Hamilton 50013, 1959; wr. Vik Wayne (aka Lew Williams)
5. Lin 5019, 1959; wr. Jerry Fuller
6. Dunhill 4112, 1967; wr. Roy Freeman (w) & George Tipton (m); arr. & cond. George Tipton; pr. Frank Slay & Dick Clark
7. Peach 728, 1960; wr. B. Halcrow & B. Ferguson
8. Signpost 70010, 1973; wr. Kim Fowley & Skip Battin; pr. Eric Malamud & Skip Battin
9. Gulcher 1, 1976; wr. Scott Duhamel, Eddie Flowers & Ken Highland
10. Fable 666; wr. Czerniak, Chiarello & Ponticelli; courtesy Bob Purse
11. Rainbow 299, 1955
12. Kansoma 03/Checker 1016, 1962; wr. Kelly
13. Epic 50538, 1978; wr. Robert Seay & Dorval Smith; pr. Billy Sherrill
14. Fraternity 861, 1959; wr. Bobby Bare
15. Fraternity, orig. unrel.
16. Verve 10308, 1963; wr. Marvin & Welch; pr. Creed Taylor
17. HMV (UK) POP 547, 1958; wr. Harris
18. Seeco 6005, 1958; wr. Bobby Groccia
19. Herald 536, 1959
20. Dunhill 4112, 1967
21. Lib. 56145, 1969; wr. Roy Freeman; pr. Frank Slay
22. Lib. 56145, 1969; wr. Freeman
23. U.A. 154, 1958; wr. Billy Mure; failed Dick Clark catchphrase
24. MGM 12846, 1959
25. EMI, orig. unrel.
26. Col. 42510, 1962; wr. H. Hunter & G. Montgomery; arr. Bob Halley; pr. Al Kasha
27. Capehart 5005, 1962; wr. J. Bowen & H. Fransen
28. Peach 728, 1960; wr. B. Halcrow & B. Ferguson
29. from CD Unknown Brain (Bumble Bee (Jap.) 024, 2004); rec. c.1972; wr. Charles Albertine
30. Warwick, 1962; orig. unrel.
31. Planetary 105, 1965; wr. & pr. David Gates
32. Argo 5331, 1959; wr. Dickie Goodman
33. Merc. 71727, 1960; wr. Bobby Johnson & William Cosby (apparently the Bill Cosby)
34. Swan 4204, 1965; gracias JNA
35. recognize this lovely melody?
36. Chrysalis 2207, 1978; wr. Billy Idol & Tony James; pr. Martin Rushent
37. Blues-Tone 402, 1964; wr. Barnes & Jackson; arr. J.J. Jackson; pr. Herb Abramson
38. Film City, number unknown
39. Col. (UK) DB 7106, 1963; wr. Marvin & Welch
40. Kingfish 525, 1965; wr. Wolfe
106.1
session 386 -- giants among us June 1 '12  
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1. Earl Hines & His Orch.: Jack Climbed A Beanstalk
2. The Sparkles: Jack And The Beanstalk
3. The Chords: Jolly Green Giant
4. James Brown & The Famous Flames: That Dood It
5. Lucas with The Mike Cotton Sound: Jack And The Beanstalk
6. Titus Turner: Huckle Buckle Beanstalk
7. The Valaquons: Jolly Green Giant
8. The Royal Guardsmen: The Jolly Green Giant
9. Johnny Curtis: Jack And The Beanstalk
10. Donovan: Jackie Beanstalk
11. The Kingsmen: The Jolly Green Giant
12. Dyke & The Blazers: The Wrong House

band-name bonus:
13. Jack & The Beanstalks: Don't Bug Me
14. Jack & The Beanstalks: So Many Times
15. Jack & The Beanstalks: Mood For Hurt

unfunny comedy bonus:
16. Al "Jazzbo" Collins: Jack And The Beanstalk

In the valley of the ...

1. Voc. 4272, 1938
2. Hickory 1406, 1966; wr. Lucky Floyd & Bob Morris
3. Hit 186, 1965; wr. Lynn Easton, Don Harris & Dewey Terry
4. Fed. 12311, 1957; wr. McCoy & Toombs
5. MGM (UK) 1427, 1968; wr. Floyd & Morris; pr. Mike Raven; eng. Barry Ainsworth
6. Murbo 1001
7. Rayco 516, 1964
8. from LP Snoopy Versus The Red Baron (Laurie 2038, 1966); wr. Lynn Easton, Don Harris & Dewey Terry
9. Parl. (UK) R 5582, 1967; wr. Floyd & Morris; pr. Nick Firth & Hubert Pattison; arr. Johnny Harris
10. from LP Pied Piper (Music For Little People/Rhino 78290, 2002); pr. Leib Ostrow
11. Wand 172, 1965; wr. w: Lynn Easton; m: Don Harris & Dewey Terry (as "Big Boy Pete"); "A Jerden Prod."
12. from LP Funky Broadway (Original Sound 8876), 1966; wr. Arlester Christian
13-14. Le Ron 822L-3601, 1967; wr. Jack Tate
15. Revolution 2914, 1968; wr. Jack Tate
16. from LP A Lovely Bunch Of Jazzbo Collins And The Bandidos (Impulse 9150, 1967)

photo: Diane Arbus

53.8
session 385 -- This Younger Generation May 29 '12  
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1. Quintette Of The Hot Club Of France: The Younger Generation
2. Jack Hylton & His Orch.: The Younger Generation
3. Janis Ian; Younger Generation Blues
4. Louis Armstrong & His Orch.: This Younger Generation
5. Ray Noble & His Orch.: Younger Generation
6. Lovin' Spoonful: Younger Generation
7. The Critters: Younger Generation

band-name bonus:
8. Disillusioned Younger Generation: Who Do You Think You're Fooling
9. Sandy & Troy & The Younger Generation: Who In The World
10. The Young Generation: The Hideaway

T.Y.G.

also at Probe:
Charles Kane: Younger Generation

1. Swing (Fr.) 77, 1939
2. Decca F-3185, 1932; voc Pat O'Malley
3. Verve Folkways 5041, 1967; wr. Ian; "A Phantom Prod. by Shadow"; arr. Janis Ian & Artie Kaplan; prod. superv. Jerry Schoenbaum
4. Decca 30188, 1957; wr. B. Merrill & E. Merrill; arr. & cond. Sy Oliver
5. HMV (UK) 6238, 1932; voc Al Bowlly
6. from LP Everything Playing (Kama Sutra 8061, 1967); wr. Sebastian; "LSD" lyric
7. Project 3 1332, 1968; wr. John Sebastian; pr. Charles Koppelman & Don Rubin; "XYZ" lyric
8. DYG CF-748, 1967
9. Monument 878, 1965
10. Red Bird 10065, 1966; wr. R. Perry, B. Lance & F. Robins; pr. Richard Perry; arr. Artie Butler
26.4
session 384 -- around the world with Juanita Banana May 26 '12  
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all titles "Juanita Banana", except as noted:
1. The Peels (orig.)
2. Het Cocktail Trio
3. Los Baby's
4. Terry Scott
5. Mr. Trombone
6. Henri Salvador
7. Los Hooligans
8. Luis Aguilé
9. Manolo Muñoz
10. Billy Mo
11. Vincent
12. Tiny Tim
13. Bukasový Masív
14. The Peels: Juanita Banana (pt. 2)

interpolations
15. The Keytones: I Was A Teenage Monster
16. Dickie Goodman: Batman And His Grandmother

more Peels
17. Fun
18. Rosita Tomato
19. Scroeey Mooey
20. The Pipes Are Leaking
21. Time Marches On

Juanita Go Bragh

1. Karate 522, 1966; wr. Tash Howard & Murray Kenton; "A Howard-Smith Prod."; arr. & cond. Charlie Fox; male voc Tash Howard
2. MFP (NL) 5042, 1966
3. Mex., 1966
4. Pye (UK) 7N 17093, 1966; wr. Howard & Kenton
5. CBS (Sp.), 1966
6. Rigolo (Fr.) 18.739, 1966; wr. T. Howard & M. Kenton; adapt. Maurice Tézé; cond. Yvan Jullien
7. Mex. (1966)
8. HMV (Sp.) PL 63.136, 1966; wr. T. Howard & M. Kenton; adapt. Luis Aguilé
9. Mex. (1966)
10. from LP Das Goldene Schlager-Archiv - Die Hits Des Jahres 1966 (SR Int'l. (Ger.) 38 646 6, 1966); with Sonja Michael & Henry Mayer Und Sein Orchester
11. ? (Sp. lang.), 1966
12. Bellaphon (Ger.) 18175, 1973; wr. T. Howard & M. Kempton; pr. Tash Howard; courtesy EC
13. Slovakian, 1993; B.M. slogan: "Natural Country Music"
14. Karate 533, 1966; wr. Tash Howard; pr. Tash Howard for Howard-Smith Prod.; arr. & cond. Charles Fox
15. Chelsea 1004, 1962; wr. S. Tepper & R. Bennett; arr. & cond. Billy Costa; pr. Allen & Zober; feat. Charlie Licardi
16. Red Bird 10058; wr. Dickie Goodman & George Goldner; Stuyvesant Prod's.; courtesy DM
17. Karate 522, 1966; wr. T. Howard & D. Smith; "A Howard-Smith Prod."; arr. & cond. Charlie Fox
18. Karate 533, 1966; wr. T. Howard & C. Fox; pr. Tash Howard for Howard-Smith Prod.; arr. & cond. Charles Fox
19. Karate 527, 1966; wr. Tash Howard; "A Howard-Smith Prod."; arr. & cond. Charlie Fox
20. from LP The Peels Starring Juanita Banana (Karate, 1966)
21. Karate 527, 1966; wr. C. Fox & T. Howard; "A Howard-Smith Prod."; arr. & cond. Charlie Fox

PopArchives blog: The Juanita Papers

yet more versions: Argentina: J.R. Corvington; Los Inhumanos* (1988); Brazil: Edson Maciel*; The Fevers*; Colombia: Los Speakers; England: The Ravens feat. Gary Kaye; France: Raymond Boisserie; Jean Bonal Et Son Orchestre; The Monks (relax, it's a different Monks); Orchestre Sous La Direction De Guy Boyer; The Hills; Les Pieds De Poule; Juan Montego ("en direct de Cuba"; EP also incl. "Come Back Juanita"; "Do You Remember Juanita?"); Georges Jouvin; Germany: Mal Sondock; The Venture Five; Hugo Strasser Und Sein Tanzorchester; Alfredo & Orchester Konrad Grewe*; Die Monte Negro's*; Klaus Wunderlich* (in "novelty medley"); Emily Woods* (1979); Italy: Marcello Minerbi; Quartetto Central; Paola Neri; The Classics; Orchestra Di Marcello Minerbi; The Night Men* (1973); Alma Ravers (2011); Mexico: Los Yaki (on Pickwick!; as "Juanita La Platanera"); Netherlands: Cor Bey & Kitty Kuysters*; The Moodchers*; Norway: Per Gunnars Orkester; feat. Anneli (lyric transl. Stig Anderson); Phillipines: German Moreno; Quebec: Hector Delfosse Et Son Ensemble*; Lucien Attard Et Son Ensemble*; Spain: Los Beta Quartet; Georgie Dann; Los Tres Sudamericanos; The Reels; Sweden: Gå Runt Show (lyric transl. Stig Anderson); U.S.: Franck Pourcel Et Son Grand Orchestre* (Fr. lang.); Yugoslavia (as "Huanita Banana"): 7 Mladih; Radmila Mikic Miki; parts unknown: Teddy Martin & His Las Vegas Boys; Stanley Moore & The Gold Rainbow Orch.* [* = LP cut]

70.5
session 383 -- Greatest Record Ever Made (the definition of 1965) May 23 '12  
artist: title notes file size
Billy Page: It's Pop Palomar 2214, 1965; wr. B. Page
arr. & cond. Gene Page; "An Overture Prod."
4.6
session 379b May 20 '11  
Added a flurry to tracks to the Raven session below (tr. 9-11), all of which should've, as usual, been there in the first place. Tr. 11, by the way, references Poe's "The Bells", rather than "The Raven".
session 382 -- playlets May 18 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Althea & The Memories: Worse Record Ever Made
2. Bill Woods: The Story Of Susie
3. Goody & Joe's Workshop: To Fernanda With Luv (pt. 1)
4. Goody & Joe's Workshop: To Fernanda With Luv (pt. 2)
5. People Of Sunset Strip: Sunset Symphony
6. Sonny Gianotta: The Last Blast Of The Blasted Bugler
7. Phil Cammarata: Pain Set To Music
8. The Cartoons: Batusi
9. The Cartoons: Big Bad Batusi
10. Teddy Vann: Coloredman Thwarts The Evil Throat-Snatcher
11. Billy Ray: The Story Of Suzie
12. The Players: Memories Of A High School Bride
13. The Players: The Rebel

the playlet's the thing

1. Rubbish 2, 1963; wr. Althea Johnson; pr. (uncr.) Kim Fowley; title sic
2. Global 740, 1960; wr. Buddy Mize; pr. Kim Fowley & Gary Paxton
3-4. Pkwy. 154, 1967; wr. & pr. Joe Renzetti & Eddie Gilbert (for Madara & White Prod's.); eng. Joe Tarsia
5. Atco 6458, 1967; pr. Sonny Bono & Bill Friedkin 6-7. ABC-Pmt. 10308, 1962; wr. & pr. Phil Cammarata; crackle alert (tr. 7)
8. Tuba 2006, 1966; wr. Levitt & L'Heureux
9. Tuba 2006, 1966; wr. Schwartz & Gorgoni
10. from LP Adventures Of Colored Man (Cap. 2597, 1966); wr. & pr. Teddy Vann; feat. James Earl Jones as "Coloredman"
11. Titan 1709, 1966; wr. Woods
12-13. Artemis 101, 1965; wr. Kim Fowley; arr. Mike Henderson
48.3
session 381 -- home on de range April 27 '12  
artist: title notes file size
Prince Buster: Bonanza Blue Beat (UK) 307, 1965
wr. J. Livingston & R. Evans
1.7
session 380 -- The In Sound For The '70s April 19 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. LP side 1
2. LP side 2

Mud Men

brief excerpts of radio ads compiled to promote talent roster of Charles H. Stern advertising agency (of LA CA):

LP side 1 (voice). Paul Frees with Charles H. Stern / Barry Sullivan / Bob Sweeney / Paul Frees / Dick Erdman / Warren Stevens / Greg Morris / Lloyd Nolan / Keenan Wynn / Mickey Rooney / Morey Amsterdam / Cliff Norton / Leslie Nielsen / Rick Jason / Telly Savalas / Shep Menken / Keith Andes / Casey Kasem / Geoff Edwards / Jack Lester / Richard Devon / Hugh Douglas / Larry Thor / James MacArthur / Ed Prentiss / Charles Nelson Reilly / Stan Bohrman / Gene Nelson / Cesar Romero / Norman Fell / Robert Cummings / Don Messick / David Gothard / Forrest Lewis / Mike Tolan / Fred Hessler / Jay North / Jay Jostyn / Walter Tetley / Hy Averback / Frank Welker / Del Moore / Bobby Diamond / Johnny Coons / Jack Kruschen / Jerry Dexter / Ned Wever / Dick Beals / Mark Richman / Henry Jones / Tige Andrews / Sid Collins / Denver Pyle / Bruce Gordon / Ruth Buzzi / June Foray / Agnes Moorehead / Darla Hood / Marjorie Lord / Lugene Sanders / Barbara Eiler / Karen Steele / Iris Rainer / Dee Stratton / Peggy Taylor / Joan Gardner / Robie Lester / Barbara Ford / Sandra Gould / Barbara Davis / Mitzi McCall & Charlie Brill / Charles H. Stern
LP side 2 (music). Charles H. Stern / Perry Botkin, Jr. / Alan Copeland / Artie Butler / Mark Lindsay / Jimmy Webb with Glen Campbell / Mel Henke / Jack Fascinato / Joanie Sommers & Ed Ames / Sue Raney / closing

private label, 1969

courtesy TA

26.7
session 379 -- Nevermore! April 12 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Freddy Countryman: The Raven
2. The Yo Yos: The Raven
3. Buddy Morrow & His Orch.: Quoth The Raven
4. The Ravens Rock Group: The Ghoul Friend
5. Kirby Stone Four: Raven
6. The Four Seasons: Raven
7. Stonewall Jackson: "Never More" Quote The Raven
8. Bobby Russell & The Impollos: The Raven
9. Kirby Grant & His Orch. with Ella Mae Morse & The Mel-Tones: Quoth The Raven
10. The Piece Kor: Words Of The Raven
11. The Ravens: Nevermore

"Poe-nus":
12. Budd McCoy: The Ringin' And The Swingin' (Of The Bells)

only this and nothing more

1. W-E-D 23, 1962; wr. Val Peytonn
2. Coral 62501, 1962; wr. Christopher Shane; pr. Louba Prod's.
3. from LP Poe For Moderns (RCA Vic. 2208, 1960); wr. John Barbe; pr. Charles Grean
4. Pye (UK) 7N 25077, 1961; wr. R. Tuvey & C. Payne
5. Cadence 1328, 1957; wr. Sherman Edwards & Earl Shuman; orch. cond. Archie Bleyer
6. Philips 40490, 1967; wr. B. Crewe & B. Gaudio; pr. & dir. [sic] Bob Crewe; arr. Bob Gaudio
7. Col. 44863, 1969; wr. Cy Coben; pr. Frank Jones
8. Felsted 8520, 1958; wr. Jim See
9. from film Ghost Catchers (1944)
10. Laray (Bel Air MD) 2556, 1968; pr. Tom Guernsey
11. Ravens 13, 1986; courtesy TD
12. RCA 47-7562, 1959; wr. Chuck Harmon

etching by John Tenniel

29.8
session 378 -- Don't Give Up Your Day Job Dep't. April 4 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain: That's Easy To Say
2. Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain: By The River
1. End 1066, 1960; wr. P. Vance & L. Packriss [sic]; superv. George Goldner
2. End 1066, 1960; wr. Norman Mapp; superv. George Goldner
3.1
2.7
session 377 -- World's Youngest Record Producer March 19 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Mable John: Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That (version 2)

bonus:
2. Mable John: Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That (version 1)

1. Tamla 54081, 1963; wr. Berry Gordy, Roquel Davis & Gwen Gordy; officially pr. Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier, actually pr. (age 13) Stevie Wonder
2. Tamla 54031, 1960; wr. Berry Gordy, Roquel Davis & Gwen Gordy; pr. Berry Gordy
2.0
3.7
session 376 -- Como re Kerouac March 16 '12  
artist: title notes file size
Perry Como: Like Young from LP For The Young At Heart (RCA 2343, 1960); wr. André Previn & Paul Francis Webster
pr. Hugo & Luigi; arr. O.B. Masingill
3.9
session 375 -- Greatest Song Ever Written (x3 versions) March 14 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Jewell & The Rubies: Kidnapper
2. Van Broussard: Kidnapper
3. Bert Miller & The Swing Kings: Kidnapper

Kidnapper

1. La Louisianne (Lafayette LA) 8041/ABC 10485, 1963; wr. Douglas
2. Bayou Boogie 109/Michelle 924; wr. Douglas
3. La Louisianne 8114, 1968; wr. J. Douglas & E. Futch
10.5
session 374 -- gas, gas, gas March 7 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Alfred E. Neuman: It's A Gas
2. The Rumblers: It's A Gass
3. James Brown Dancers (!): It's A Gas
4. The Sensational Epics: It's A Gass
5. The Hombres: It's A Gas

urrrrrp!

1. from LP Fink Along With Mad (Big Top 12-1306, 1963); wr. & pr. Nick Blagman & Sam Bobrick; arr. K. Ogerman
2. Downey 111, 1963; wr. J. Wenzel
3. pts. 1 & 2; orig. unrel.; wr. Brown & Hobgood
4. Cameo 450, 1967; wr. Clark; "A Medallion Prod."
5. Verve Forecast 5076, 1967; wr. Cunningham, Hunter, Masters & McEwen; arr. The Hombres; pr. Huey P. Meaux ("for Shelby Singleton Prod.")
11.8
session 373 March 1 '12  
artist: title notes file size
a message from Davy Jones 0.1
session 372 -- David Jones's Locker, pt. 3 Feb. 29 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Barbra Streisand: Life On Mars?
2. Bay City Rollers: Rebel Rebel
3. Langley Schools Music Project: Space Oddity
4. Lulu: The Man Who Sold The World
5. Lulu: Watch That Man
6. Shaun Cassidy: Rebel Rebel

Unlikely Bowie covers

1. from LP ButterFly (Col. 33005), 1974; pr. Jon Peters; arr. Tom Scott
2. from LP It's A Game (Arista SPARTY 1009, 1977); pr. Harry Maslin; arr. Barry Fasman
3. from CD Innocence And Despair (Bar/None 122, 2001), rec. 1976; arr. & eng. Hans Fenger
4-5. Polydor (UK) 2001 490, 1974; pr. & arr. David Bowie & Mick Ronson (for MainMan)
6. W.B./Curb 49568, 1980; pr. & eng. Todd Rundgren (for Feb. 12th Prod.)

all wr. David Bowie

Lulu with David Jones >

34.3
session 371 -- David Jones's Locker, pt. 2 Feb. 26 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. David Bowie: I'm Waiting For The Man
2. David Bowie with The Riot Squad: Little Toy Soldier
3. David Bowie: Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola
4. David Bowie: Sweet Head
5. David Bowie: Holy Holy
6. Nick King All Stars: Rupert The Riley
7. The Arnold Corns: Moonage Daydream
8. Arnold Corns: Hang On To Yourself
9. Arnold Corns: Man In The Middle
10. Arnold Corns: Looking For A Friend
11. Dana Gillespie: Andy Warhol

Early Bowie recordings

1. outtake, rec. c.1-67; wr. David Bowie
2. outtake, rec. c.4-67; wr. David Bowie; pr. Gus Dudgeon
3. Phillips (It.) 704 208, 1970; wr. D. Bowie & Mogol; arr. Bowie & Paul Buckmaster; pr. Gus Dudgeon
4. 1971, orig. unrel.; wr. Bowie; pr. David Bowie & Ken Scott
5. Merc. (UK) 6052 049, 1971; wr. David Bowie; pr. Herbie Flowers ("A Blue Mink Prod.")
6. 1971, orig. unrel.; wr. & pr. David Bowie; voc Mickey King
7. B&C (UK) 149, 1971; wr. & pr. David Bowie
8. B&C (UK) 189, 1972; wr. & pr. David Bowie (for Butterfly Record Prod's.)
9. B&C (UK) 189, 1972; wr. Mark Carr Pritchard; pr. David Bowie (for Butterfly Record Prod's.); voc Freddi Buretti
10. 1971, orig. unrel.; voc Freddi Buretti
11. RCA (UK) 2446, 1974; wr. & pr. David Bowie; rec. 1971
54.8
session 370 -- David Jones's Locker, pt. 1 Feb. 16 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Kenny Miller: Take My Tip
2. Oscar: Over The Wall We Go
3. The Beatstalkers: Silver Tree Top School For Boys
4. The Beatstalkers: Everything Is You
5. The Beatstalkers: When I'm Five
6. The Slender Plenty: Silver Tree Top School For Boys
7. Ronnie Hilton: The Laughing Gnome
8. Billy Fury: Silly Boy Blue
9. Computers: Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola
10. I Giganti: Corri Uomo Corri
11. Peter Noone: Oh You Pretty Things
12. Simon Turner: The Prettiest Star

Early Bowie cuts

1. Stateside 405, 1965; pr. Shel Talmy
2. Reaction 591012, 1967; pr. Robert Stigwood; arr. & dir. Nicky Welsh ("Oscar" = Paul Nicholas)
3. CBS 3105, 1967; pr. Mike Smith
4. CBS 3557, 1968; pr. Tony Reeves
5. CBS 3936, 1968; pr. Tony Reeves
6. Polydor 56189, 1967; pr. Andy Black
7. HMV POP-1600, 1967
8. Parlophone R5681, 1968; pr. Vic Smith; arr. Alan Tew
9. Numero Uno (It.) 50016, 1969; Ital. lyric by Mogol; pr. Bob Lumbroso; orch. cond. Gian Piero Reverberi; aka "Space Oddity"
10. Miura (It.) 40116, 1970; Ital. lyric by Mogol; aka "Space Oddity"
11. RAK 114, 1971; pr. Mickie Most; arr. Johnny Arthey
12. UK 44, 1973; pr. Jonathan King; arr. Johnny Arthey

all wr. David Jones/Bowie
all UK releases, except where noted

49.3
session 369 -- MDC Feb. 7 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Hat Waters: (Theme From) Mad Dog Coll
2. Billy Mure & Orch.: (Theme From) Mad Dog Coll (instr.)
3. Hal Waters: Mad Dog Coll (alt.)

Killer tracks

1. Colpix 190, 1961; wr. Schreiber & Phillips; arr. & pr. Stu Phillips
2. Colpix 190, 1961; wr., arr. & pr. Stu Phillips
3. alt. tk., 1961; wr. Schreiber & Phillips; arr. & pr. Stu Phillips
8.2
session 368 -- try sayin' that three times fast Feb. 7 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Adriano Celentano: Prisencolinensinainciusol
2. Adriano Celentano: Disc Jockey
3. Mike Reid: Pri Sen Col Inen Sin Ain Ciu Sol (Freezin' Cold In 89 Twoso)

Va bene

1-2. Clan Celentano (It.) 70026, 1972
3. Pye (UK) 45340, 1974 (satiric reply to tr. 1 above)
17.2
session 367 -- Greatest Record Ever Made (this week's version) Jan. 31 '12  
artist: title notes file size
The Starlettes: Jungle Love Checker 895, 1958
wr. The Starlettes
1.6
session 366 -- Logrolling In Our Time Jan. 24 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Ella Fitzgerald: Ella's Contribution To The Blues
2. Elmore James: Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
1. Decca 29810, 1952
2. Chief 7004 (also Vee Jay 259), 1957
1.7
1.6
session 365 -- Worst Song Ever Written (this week's version) Jan. 23 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Paul McCartney: Suicide

bonus alt. version:
2. Paul McCartney: Suicide

1. demo for Frank Sinatra (rejected)
2. from sdtk. to unrel. doc. film One Hand Clapping
5.2
1.9
session 364 -- Johnny Otis Jan. 22 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. The Signifyin' Monkey (pt. 1)
2. The Signifyin' Monkey (pt. 2)
3. That's Life
4. The Great Stack A Lee
5. The Pissed-Off Cowboy
6. Hey Shine
7. Two Time Slim
8. Big John Jeeter
9. Two Girls In Love (With Each Other)
10. It's Good To Be Free
11. The Dirty Dozens

Co-creator of rocknroll

1-9. from LP Snatch And The Poontangs (Kent 557, 1969); pr. "The Hawk" (aka Johnny Otis)
1-2. trad., arr. Johnny Otis & Delmar Evans
3-8. wr. Johnny Otis
9. wr. Johnny Otis & Shuggie Otis)
10. orig. unrel.; wr. Johnny Otis
11. orig. unrel.; trad., arr. Johnny Otis

voc: The Mouth (Delmar Evans)
gtr, bs, org: Prince Wunnerful (Shuggie Otis)
dr, p: The Hawk (Johnny Otis)

60.5
session 363 -- Jimmy Castor's "Leroy" cycle Jan. 18 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Jimmy Castor Bunch: Hey, Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You
2. Jimmy Castor: Leroy Is In The Army
3. Jimmy Castor Bunch: Say Leroy (The Creature From The Black Lagoon Is Your Father) (pts. 1 & 2)
4. Jimmy Castor Bunch: The Return Of Leroy (pts. 1 & 2)

Hey, Jimmy

1. Smash 2069, 1966; wr. James Castor & John Pruitt; pr. Johnny Brantly
2. Smash 2099, 1967; wr. James Castor & John Pruitt
3. RCA 48-1024, 1972; wr. James Castor, Douglas Gibson, Harry Jensen, Johnny Pruitt & Gerald Thomas
4. Atl. 3424, 1977; wr. John Pruitt & Gerald Thomas; pr. Jimmy Castor & John Pruitt
23.6
session 362 -- courtesy TA Jan. 12 '12  
artist: title notes file size
NRBQ feat. Tom Ardolino: You And I And George pastiche of two live versions

3.5
session 361 -- Songs The Dolls Taught Us Jan. 11 '12  
artist: title notes file size
1. Bo Diddley: Pills (Love's Labours Lost)
2. The Jayhawks: Stranded In The Jungle
3. The Cadets: Stranded In The Jungle
4. Archie Bell & The Drells: (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown
5. The Coasters: Bad Detective
6. Sonny Boy Williamson: Don't Start Me To Talkin'
7. Johnny Darrow: Don't Start Me Talking
8. Johnny Holiday Orch.: Courageous Cat Theme
9. Bessie Smith & Her Band: Gimme A Pigfoot
10. Chuck Berry: Back In The U.S.A.
11. Clarence "Frogman" Henry: Ain't Got No Home
12. Derek Martin: Daddy Rollin' Stone
13. Eddie Cochran: Somethin' Else
14. Eddie Hodges: Girls Girls Girls (Were Made To Love)
15. Everly Brothers: Made To Love
16. Muddy Waters: (I'm Your) Hoochie Koochie Man
17. Larry Williams: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
18. Otis Redding: Don't Mess With Cupid
19. The Shirelles: Don't Mess With Cupid
20. The Shangri-Las: Give Him A Great Big Kiss
21. Gary U.S. Bonds: Seven Day Weekend

Strandeds In The Jungle:
22. The Cadets (undubbed)
23. The Gadabouts
24. The Rhythm Rockets
25. Betty Reilly (as "The Saga Of Elvis Presley")
26. The Vibrations
27. The Fearsome Foursome
28. The Apostles
29. Shorty Long
30. New York Dolls

Gotta pick it up

1. Checker 985, 1961; wr. Ellas McDaniel
2. Flash 109, 1956; wr. James Johnson & Ernestine Smith
3. Modern 994, 1956; wr. James Johnson & Ernestine Smith
4. Atl. 2583, 1968; wr. Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
5. Atco 6300, 1964; wr. Keni St. Louis
6. Checker 824, 1955; wr. Williamson
7. Sue 728, 1960; wr. Williamson
8. TV sdtk., c.1960; wr. Holiday
9. Okeh 8949, 1933; wr. Wilson
10. Chess 1729, 1959; wr. Berry
11. Argo 5259, 1956; wr. Henry
12. Crackerjack 4013, 1963; wr. Otis Blackwell
13. Lib. 55203, 1959; wr. Bob Cochran & Sharon Sheeley
14. Cadence 1421, 1962; wr. Phil Everly
15. aka "Girls Girls Girls"; from LP A Date With The Everly Brothers (W.B. 1395, 1961); wr. Phil Everly
16. Chess 1560, 1954; wr. Willie Dixon
17. Specialty 626, 1958; wr. Williams
18. Volt 136, 1966; wr. Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd & Deanie Parker
19. Blue Rock 4051, 1968; wr. S. Cropper, E. Floyd & W.D. Parker; arr. George Andrews; pr. Randy Irwin
20. Red Bird 10018, 1964; wr. & pr. George Morton
21. Legrand 1019, 1962; wr, Pomus & Shuman
22. Modern 994, 1956; wr. James Johnson & Ernestine Smith
23. Merc. 70898, 1956; wr. Johnson & Smith
24. from LP Rock And Roll (Waldorf Music Hall 165, 1956); wr. Johnson & Smith
25. from LP Caught In The Act (Unique 118, 1957); wr. Curry [sic]
26. Checker 982, 1961; wr. Johnson & Smith
27. Cap. 5482, 1965; wr. Johnson & Smith
28. A-Square 401, c.1966; wr. Johnson & Smith
29. from LP Here Comes The Judge (Soul 709, 1968); wr. Johnson & Smith
30. Merc. 73478, 1974; wr. Johnson & Smith; pr. Shadow Morton
92.4
session 360 -- Don't Forget The Motor City Dec. 22 '11  
artist: title notes file size
1. The Four Seasons: Joey Reynolds Theme
2. Jack Nitzsche & His Orch.: Señorita From Detroit
3. Shy Guy Douglas: Detroit Arrow
4. Teri Thornton: Detroit Freeway
5. Sammy Davis, Jr.: Hello Detroit
6. Bassett Hand: In Detroit
7. Fats Domino: Detroit City Blues
8. Billy Larkin & The Delegates: Little Junior Detroit
9. The York Brothers: Detroit Hula Girl
10. Jerry Williams: Detroit
11. Junior Walker & The All-Stars: Hip City (pt. 2)
12. Scott Morgan: Detroit
13. John Lee Hooker: The Motor City Is Burning
14. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: I Care About Detroit
15. Bright Lights: Motor City Funk (pt. 1)
16. Ronnie Love: Detroit Michigan
17. The Satintones: Motor City
18. The Andantes: All Around The Motorcity
19. The Platters: Going Back To Detroit
20. The Thrillers: Detroit City Soul
21. Tommy Facenda: High School U.S.A. (Detroit)
22. The Zip Codes: Fancy Filly From Detroit City
23. Billy Grammer: I Wanna Go Home
24. Isaac Payton Sweat: Goodbye Motor City
25. Matt Lucas: The M.C. Twine (Motor City) (pts. 1 & 2)

Detroit 442

1. WXYZ-AM (Detroit), c.1966
2. Reprise 0364, 1965
3. Excello 2008, 1953
4. unrel. demo, c.1964; wr. Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
5. Motown 1738, 1984
6. Josie 927, 1965
7. Imperial 5058, 1950
8. World Pacific 77805, 1966
9. King 858, 1950
10. Southern Sound 123, c.1964; wr. Bob Boulanger & Dick Heard; pr. Frank Slay
11. Soul 35048, 1968
12. Jukebox SM8745 (12" 45), 1987; wr. Scott Morgan
13. BluesWay 61010, 1968; wr. & pr. Al Smith
14. Tamla 13090, 1967
15. Silver Fox 16, 1969
16. D-Town 1047, 1965
17. Tamla 54026, 1959
18. orig. unrel., c.1990; pr. Ian Levine; wr. Ian Levine & Hazell Dean
19. from LP Going Back To Detroit (Musicor 3125, 1967); wr. Luther Dixon, Bruce Scott & Lee Jennings; pr. Buck Ram
20. Grove City 101, c.1974 (backing track to "Focused On You" by Bernard Williams & The Blue Notes (Harthon 136, c.1964))
21. Atlantic 56, 1959; wr. Royster & Leader (aka Guida); pr. Frank Guida
22. Liberty 55703, 1964
23. Decca 31449, 1962; wr. Mel Tillis & Danny Dill; aka "Detroit City" (orig. version)
24. Bellaire 5047, c.1977
25. Karen 321, c.1965; wr. M. Lucas
85.3
session 359 -- Thou shalt ... NOT! Nov. 29 '11  
artist: title notes file size
1. Five Diamonds: Ten Commandments Of Love
2. Harvey & The Moonglows: Ten Commandments Of Love
3. Paul Anka, George Hamilton IV & Johnny Nash: The Teen Commandments
4. Roy Hamilton: The Ten Commandments
5. Little Caesar & The Romans: Ten Commandments Of Love
6. James MacArthur: The Ten Commandments Of Love
7. Prince Buster: Ten Commandments
8. Nickie Lee: The Ten Commandments Of Man
9. The Wailers: Ten Commandments Of Love
10. Margaret Ann Williams: Ten Commandments Of Soul
11. Bonnie & The Treasures: Eleventh Commandment Of Love
12. Helen Fleming: Eve's Ten Commandments
13. Little Norma: Ten Commandments Of Woman
14. Daddy Kae & Yvonne: Eleven Commandments Of Love
15. Prince & Princess Buster: Ten Commandments From Woman To Man
16. Princess Buster & Her Jamaicans: Ten Commandments (From Woman To Man)
17. The Fugs: The Ten Commandments by God
18. Willem O.P. Schepper: De Tien Geboden
19. Peaches & Herb: The Ten Commandments Of Love
20. Little Anthony & The Imperials: The Ten Commandments Of Love
21. The Moonglows: Ten Commandments Of Beautiful Hair
22. Hot Rod All Stars: Ten Commandments From The Devil
23. Mr. Bojangles: Ten Dread Commandments
24. Prince Heron: Ten Commandments
25. Uleit: The Eleven Commandments Of Woman
26. The Statler Brothers: The Ten Commandments
27. Bobbi Boyle: Song Of The Ten Commandments
28. Gang War: Ten Commandments Of Love
29. The Neville Brothers: Ten Commandments Of Love
30. Prince Far I: Ten Commandments
31. Judge Dread: The Ten Commandments
32. George Carlin: Why We Don't Need Ten Commandments

Top Ten Commandments

1. Treat 501, 1955 (diff. song from Moonglows, et al)
2. Chess 1705, 1958; wr. Marshall Paul & Paul Woods; cf tr. 21 below
3. ABC-Prmt. 9974, 1958; narr. Bill Givens; wr. T.C.I. [sic]; arr. & cond. Don Costa
4. Epic 9354, 1959
5. Del-Fi 4170, 1962
6. Scepter 1250, 1963; wr. M. Paul; pr. Buchanan & Greenfield; arr. Garry Sherman
7. Bluebeat (UK) 167 ,1963; wr. Cecil Campbell; pr. Prince Buster
8. Dade 2011, c.1964; wr. Campbell; pr. Fred Shapiro & Steve Alaimo
9. from LP The Wailing Wailers (Studio 1 1001, 1965); wr. Marshall Paul & Paul Woods; pr. Clement Dodd
10. Sue 134, 1965; wr. & pr. Teddy Vann
11. orig. unrel. (from CD Another Man's Gold (Norton 356, 2009)), 1965; wr. Kim Fowley & Mars Bonfire
12. Bluebeat (UK) 341, 1966; wr. G. Browne
13. Dice CC26, 1966; wr. Laurel Aitken
14. Fairmount 1019, c.1967; wr. & pr. B. Jackson & K. Williams; eng. Joe Tarsia; Yvonne = Yvonne Baker
15. RCA Victor 47-9114, 1967; wr. C. Campbell; A&R coord. Paul Robinson
16. King 6090, 1967; wr. East & Campbell; Buster & East Prod's.
17. from LP Virgin Fugs (ESP-Disk 1038, c.1967); wr. Kupferberg; pr. Ed Sanders & Harry Smith
18. CNR (NL) 9853, c.1967
19. Date 1592, 1968; wr. Marshall Paul
20. U.A. 50598, 1969
21. Chess [promo] P21 01, c.1970; courtesy MM; cf tr. 2 above
22. Torpedo (UK) 5, 1970; wr. L. Briscoe; A Torpedo Record Prod.
23. Well Dread (no no.), c.1971; m: R. Edwards, w: J. White; pr. Rupie Edwards
24. Duke (UK) 165, 1973; wr. & pr. F. Christian
25. Love (UK) 20, 1975; wr. Honeyboy, R. Williams, Uleit & C. Haughton; arr. & pr. R. Williams-Honeyboy
26. from LP Holy Bible: The Old Testament (Merc. SRM-2-101, 1975); wr. Lew DeWitt; pr. Jerry Kennedy
27. from LP 1978 Country Western Album (MSR 258, 1978); wr. Roy Cochrane (voc uncr., recognized audially)
28. from CD Street Fighting: Live In Toronto & Boston (Skydog 62258, 1993); rec. Channel (Bos.), 6-20-80; group feat. Johnny Thunders & Wayne Kramer
29. from LP Fiyo On The Bayou (A&M 4866, 1981); wr. Paul; pr. Joel Dorn
30. from LP Voice Of Thunder (Trojan 204, 1981); wr. & pr. Michael Williams
31. Trojan 9073, 1983; An Alted Prod.
32. from CD boxset All My Stuff (MPI Home Ent., 2007)
127.6
session 358b Nov. 13 '11  
Added a further Dummy song, Ayrton Mugnaini, Jr.'s fine, fun "Boneca Inflável" ("inflatable doll"), to session 358 below (tr. 14; also DL'able separately).
session 358 -- Mannequin Heresy Nov. 7 '11  
artist: title notes file size
1. Perry Como: Glendora
2. Louis Armstrong: Dummy Song
3. Matt Vincent: Peter Pooter And The Mannequin
4. Mills Brothers: Paper Doll
5. The Downliners Sect: Glendora
6. Neil Innes: Randy Raquel
7. NRBQ: The Dummy Song
8. Bob & Ray: Ventriloquist Dummy Factory
9. Bud Roman: Glendora
10. Rodd Keith: Cancel My Order For Love
11. NRBQ: Dummy
12. Roxy Music: In Every Dream Home A Heartache
13. Larry Williams: The Dummy
14. Ayrton Mugnaini Jr.: Boneca Inflável

Listen, ya big dummy!

1. RCA 47-6554, 1956; wr. Ray Stanley; arr. Joe Reisman; with Mitchell Ayres & His Orch. and The Ray Charles Singers
2. Decca 28803, 1953; wr. Brown, Rose & Henderson; with Jack Pleiss' Orch.
3. from LP Hit Songs Of Tomorrow: Winter Edition, Vol. 2 (Royal Master 5252); wr. Lou Splendora; courtesy Sammy Reed
4. Decca 18318, 1943; wr. Johnny S. Black
5. Col. (UK) 7939, 1966; wr. Ray Stanley; "A C.C. Production"
6. from LP Taking Off (Arista 1004, 1977); wr., pr. & arr. Neil Innes
7. from CD Honest Dollar (Ryko 10240, 1992); wr. Brown, Rose & Henderson; pr. Terry Adams; rec. live Northampton MA, 10-22-82
9. Tops R286-49 (also Hollywood Hit Club, same #), c.1956; wr. Ray Stanley; with The Toppers, Lew Raymond & Orch.; crackle alert!
10. Preview 1266; wr Thelma Dye
11. from CD Dummy (Edisun 17, 2004); wr. Adams & Spampinato; pr. Billy Shaw & NRBQ
12. from LP For Your Pleasure (Island (UK) 9232, 1973); wr. Bryan Ferry; pr. Chris Thomas & Roxy Music; arr. Roxy Music
13. Specialty 634, 1958; wr. Larry Williams
14. = "inflatable doll"; from cass. Brega.Com.Br.Maiusculo (Brz., 1998) (also CD Broken Music Spoken Here (Brz., 2000)); wr. & arr. Ayrton Mugnaini, Jr.
45.9
session 357 -- foxy demon Nov. 4 '11  
artist: title notes file size
1. Damon Fox: Black Widow Spider
2. Damon Fox: Gotta Get My Baby Back
3. Damon Fox: Packing Up
1. Crimson 1013, 1967; wr. & pr. Billy Jackson; arr. Thom Bell
2. Crimson 1013, 1967; wr. Andrews, Fox, Bell & B. Jackson; pr. Billy Jackson; arr. Thom Bell
3. Fairmount 1021, 1967; wr. Damon Fox & Thom Bell; pr. & arr. Thom Bell; anyone have the "Bony Maronie" side?
4.3
3.7
2.5
session 353b Oct. 27 '11  
Alerted by the ever-observant AM, added a pair of top-level streaking songs -- both sides of the same, Brazil-only 45 -- to session 353 below (tr. 22 & 23). (They are also DL'able separately, for those who already have the rest.)
session 356 -- Worst Record Ever Made (this week's version) Oct. 19 '11  
artist: title notes file size
Chuck Jackson: Pet Names VIP 25059, 1971
wr. & pr. Smokey Robinson
arr. David Van DePitte
2.0
session 355 -- Patty/Tania Sept. 30 '11  
artist: title notes file size
1. Beulah: Rape Of Patricia Herst [sic]
2. Sue Lloyd & William O'Donnell: The Ballad Of Patty Hearst (Listen To Tania)
3. Patti Smith: Hey Joe (Version)
4. Al Cartwright: Patty
5. The Ramones: Judy Is A Punk
6. Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo: You Got Your Baby Back
7. Camper Van Beethoven: Tania

Patty's hostage tapes (all 1974):
1. Feb. 12 (day 9)
2. Feb. 16 (day 13)
3. March 9 (day 34)
4. April 3 (day 59)
5. Apr. 24 (day 80)
6. June 7 (day 124)

Listen to Tania

1. Beulah (Crossville IL) 650, 1974; wr. Beulah & Harold; courtesy M&GS
2. Brite Star 7871, 1974; wr. B. Elmore Lloyd & William O'Donnell; pr. Bruce Lloyd
3. Mer 601, 1974; wr. Smith & Roberts; pr. Lenny Kaye for Robert Mapplethorpe
4. Cartwright (Myrtle Pt. OR), 1974; wr. Al Cartwright
5. from LP The Ramones (Sire 6020, 1976); wr. Joey Ramone; pr. Craig Leon
6. Pelican 1001, 1976; wr. D. Elfman
7. from LP Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (Virgin 90918, 1988); wr. Krummenacher, Lisher, Lowery & Segel; pr. Dennis Herring

special YouTube bonus: Stereo Total: Patty Hearst

special Cin-Q thumbsup to JB!

63.7
session 354 -- Shaggs On 45 Sept. 13 '11  
artist: title notes file size
The Shaggs: My Pal Foot Foot
The Shaggs: Things I Wonder
Fleetwood 458, c.1968; wr. Dorothy Wiggin; pr. Austin Wiggin
alt. (mono) mixes

for EL & IK

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3.6
2.6
session 353 -- they're just in the mood to run in the nude Aug. 27 '11  
artist: title notes file size
1. The Honey Drippers: Streakin'
2. Arelean Brown: I'm A Streaker Baby
3. Stompin' Tom Connors: Streaker's Dream
4. Shorr's Streakers: Streakin' '74
5. Jean-Claude Pelletier: Hello Streakers!
6. Harold Hardsell: Speaking Of Streaking
7. The Ohio Players: Streakin' Cheek To Cheek
8. High Voltage: Here Comes The Streaker
9. Belton Richard: The Cajun Streak
10. André Williams & The '76 Revolutionaries: Streakin' Song
11. Harry Hepcat & The Boogie Woogie Band: Streakin' USA
12. Crown Heights Affair: Streaking
13. Hank Ballard: Streaking
14. El Chicle: Streaking A-Go-Go

streaker's bonus:
15. Jean-Claude Pelletier: Special Streaking
16. Jean-Claude Pelletier: Streak To Streak
17. Jean-Claude Pelletier: Between Two Streakers
18. Jean-Claude Pelletier: No Tax For Streakers
19. Jean-Claude Pelletier: To Streak With Devil
20. Jean-Claude Pelletier: Topless On The Trail
21. Crown Heights Affair: Streaking (alt.)
22. Larry Black: Streaking
23. Larry Black: One, Two, Streaking

Boogity-boogity

1. Alaga 1018
2. Dud Sound (Chi.) 4730, 1974; pr. Oscar Coleman; wr. A. Brown & O. Coleman
4. Eastbound 625, 1974
5. from LP Streaking (Disques Vogue (Fr.) 30262, 1974); wr. & arr. Jean-Claude Pelletier
6. Dunhill 4384, 1974
7. Merc. 73480, 1974; wr. Bonner; Jones; Middlebrooks; Pierce; Satchell & Williams
8. Drive (Miami) 6233, 1974; wr. Alaimo, Clarke & Stone; pr. Henry Stone
9. Swallow 10234, 1974
10. Underground 1976-10, 1974
11. Graffiti (NYC) 101, 1974
12. RCA 10018, 1974; wr., pr., arr. & cond. Freida Nerangis & Vernon (Britt) Britton
13. from LP Hanging With Hank (Stang 1031, 1976); wr. Hank Ballard
14. Shakat 706, 1974; wr. John Sluszny; pr. Roland Kluge
15-20. same as tr. 5 above
21. same as tr. 12 above
22. RCA (Brz) 101.705, 1974; wr. Dark & C. Levi; thanks AM
23. RCA (Brz) 101.705, 1974
94.1
session 352 -- featuring Jerry Leiber Aug. 23 '11  
artist: title notes file size
1. The Sly Fox: Alley Music
2. The Coasters: That Is Rock And Roll
3. Leiber-Stoller Orch.: Café Espresso
4. Leiber-Stoller Orch.: Blue Baion
5. Billy Edd Wheeler: Jackson
6. The Coasters feat. Jerry Leiber: Shake 'Em Up And Let 'Em Roll
7. Honeyman: Brother Bill (The Last Clean Shirt)

Leiber fever

1. Spark 112, 1955; wr. Chuck Kaye & Joel Kaye; voc by JL imitating Eugene "The Sly" Fox
2. Atco 6141, 1959; wr. & pr. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller; JL voc on bridges
3. U.A. 441, 1962; wr. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
4. U.A. 441, 1962; wr. J. Gonzaga & R.E. Teixeira
5. Kapp 670, 1965; F voc Joan Sommer; wr. Billy Edd Wheeler & Jerry Leiber; pr. Leiber & Stoller
6. 1968, orig. unrel.; wr. & pr. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller; voc JL
7. Red Bird 10007, 1964; wr. Charles "Honeyman" Otis, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
15.0
session 351 -- Pittsburgh's finest Aug. 12 '11  
artist: title notes file size
The El Capris:
1. (Shimmy, Shimmy) Ko Ko Wop
2. Safari (pt. 2)
3. Quit Pulling My Woman
4. Ivy League Clean
5. They're Always Laughin' At Me

Rock the ECs

1. Bullseye 102, 1956; wr. L. Gray, Scott & Ward
2-3. Ring-O 308, 1957 (tr. 3 actually by diff. group)
4-5. Paris 525, 1958; wr. William Germany, Leon Gray, Edward Jackson & Percy Wharton
13.3

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