More musical joy from the astonishing These Records are BenT!
"We all know that the Gomer Pyle voice is just part of the character, and that Jim Nabors has a real singing voice. A Rich, ringing Baritone.
But for this one novelty album, he performed the songs in character, with that goofy Gomer Pyle voice that we all came to expect from him because we grew up on way too many re-runs of "Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C." and, before that, "The Andy Griffith Show"..."
"SXSW has made available both an an official mp3 bundle and a trailer bundle for download over BitTorrent. Currently, there are over 700 MP3s from showing artists and over 80 trailers from films screening at the festival. "
"...Joining "The Greatest" in his fight against the lead cavity creep are: Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Jayne Kennedy, Ossie Davis, and Howard Cosell. The experienced voice talent really makes Ali's stilted reading of the script stand apart.
Frank Sinatra is a storekeeper who is about ready to give the kids some Ice Cream on a Hot Summer Day, before Muhammad Ali steps in to save the day, and tell the kids how all that SUGAR in the Ice Cream is the leading cause of Tooth Decay..."
"...In the mid-1950s, Diamond started performing as a solo artist, primarily on record. He produced a number of recordings on which he played all parts on a variety of harmonicas, most of his own design. He also mixed in sound effects such as jet noise and bird calls, and experimented with tape mixing methods to produce recordings that rank among the most innovative in exotica...'
More utterly astonishing wonderfullness from Scar Stuff...
"Part of an almost bootleg-looking series that popped up in the mid '80's, the "Haunted House Music Co" line shared a similar format from record to record: Side One conveyed the larger concept while Side Two mostly concerned itself with a hodgepodge of separate sound effects that sometimes related to what was listed on the back cover and sometimes didn't. From packaging on down they're totally budget in scope, but for me their B-Grade quality adds heavily to their effectiveness with some genuinely ghoulish atmosphere coming through the speakers..."
"Fink Along With Mad" (Big Top, 12-1306, 1962)
The second of two MAD LPs released on Big Top, this gem was written and produced by Norm Blagman & Sam Bobrick, and performed by Jeanne Hayes, Mike Russo & The Dellwoods (seems that the sax solo on "It's A Gas" was even played by Mr. King Curtis!)..."
Fulfilling a request for this nifty Vic Mizzy soundtrack. Rip is not mine - I found it in the newsgroups a couple of years ago - and the bitrate is only 64 but it's still triffic... Many thanks to the original poster!
A former safecracker is
blackmailed into renewing his skills to rob the bank of Spain during
Pamplona's famed Festival of San Fermin. Although the plan is
masterfully conceived and painstakingly synchronized, there seems to be
someone who is determined to keep him honest.
Classic Radio Nights - Show 7: Sherlock Holmes, Green Hornet, Benny, Allen...
There's a bit of a Sherlock Holmes theme threading through tonight's collection of old time favorites. Basil Rathbone appears first as the worlds most famous detective in The Disappearing Scientists and later again as a guest on the Jack Benny Show while Benny's radio nemesis Fred Allen does a Holmes parody.
Sherlock Holmes -The Disappearing Scientists
Fred Allen - Fetlock Bones
Meet Miss Sherlock - Wilmer & The Widow
The Three Suns - Threepenny Opera
Health & Happiness Time (Hank Williams) - Mansion on the Hill
Jack Benny - Repairing Jack's Sidewalk (Basil Rathbone)
"Here are three different, hipper-than-usual versions of Peter and the Wolf for your edification and enjoyment — Sean Connery (1966), Jimmy Smith (1966), and David Bowie (1978). Which one's your favorite?"
"It's not entirely fair to refer to The Nutty Squirrels as "The Chipmunks of Jazz", but that's the best way to describe them in only a few words. It's unfair because such a reference consigns them to a group of mediocre and sub-par performers such as Melvin and Shirley, The Happy Crickets, and, yes, The Chipmunks themselves."
"Many of my freinds have compared her voice to Kate Bush. But arrangement wise it's totally different. It's full of huge rushes of sound silent moments and dreamy atmospheres. Highly recommended to fans of female singer/songwriters of the 60's & 70's."
New sharity blog starts off with something obscure and tasty...
Is there a better choice to start a new "vinyl rip" blog than to post a small erotic artifact from the french seventies ? It seems that Francine Laine (or "Lain�", can't figure if the little mark on the last "e" of her name is an accent or not...) recorded these 2 tracks to promote a now forgotten erotic book named "Lolitissimo" by a guy named Ren� Varrin.
In itself, this is already cool...but what is cooler than cool is the fact that these 2 tracks were arranged by the great Andr� Popp himself !! The man behind the "Delirium in hi-fi" lp and the "Piccolo & Saxo" recordings, the man who wrote "Love is blue"...
"Barry characterized the soundtrack as having "almost a Gilbert & Sullivan style, but with a contemporary feeling," but fans will recognize no musical identity except for Barry's own. The score, as wonderfully recorded for the soundtrack LP, includes three ballads, large symphonic pieces, and enjoyable settings of classic Caroll nonsense -- with Barry melodies through and through. "
"When Brian Wilson and the other Beach Boys ,recorded Holland in Holland, I lent Brian a small UHER reel to reel tape recorder, so he could have something for ideas at home...
when i got it back, when he left for the usa again, it still had some music and parts of a song on a tape.
here is that song... I have a feeling that it is not one of his own, but that he simply liked it...
...it just struck me that nobody in the world has ever heard this, since 1970...'