I'm doing a bit of (very early) spring cleaning and clearing the dead wood out of the sharity links over there on the side. I figured, since I can't think of much else to post, I'd share the results as I go.
Here's the first bunch...
More after I've posted the new Why Fidelity.
Why Fidelity 42 - (was Xtra - 5)
From those dark days last summer when my LibSyn account was inexplicably out of commission here's a repost of a show that was only available for a limited time through Rapidshare.
Exciting news for oddio aficionados ....
"The 365 Days Project is back to share once more and the second time around it's happening right smack dab here every single day of 2007.
In 2003 I organized the first 365 Days with over 70 people sharing from their stash of aural treats. Same thing this year with new and old contributors. The only change in 2007 is that everyday can feature more then just one mp3 (as server space was tight four years ago). So look for single songs to full albums shared by a host of contributors. Sharing from their collections in January will be: The Bomarr Monk, Clayton Counts, Pea Hix, Oddio Katya, Michel LeGrisbi, Rocketboy, Strictly Kev, B.C. Sterrett, Mimi la Twisteuse and more."
Why Fidelity 44 - He Took Her to a Movie
Why Fidelity 43 : The no cute show title covers show
Here's a quick covers show to get the podcast back on track....
Battle of the Sexes isn't the best title for this week's podcast but I'm too lazy to re-record my intro & outro so Battle of the Sexes it is.
This show is, for the time being, only available via Rapidshare. LibSyn can't be bothered to answer any of my support requests so I suppose I'll have to figure out another hosting solution - for the time being Rapidshare is it.
Enjoy the show!
Why Fidelity 43: Battle of the Sexes
Link: Ernie (Not Bert).
Chanukah In August-Part 1
"Yesterday was the end of Christmas in July, so today is the beginning of Chanukah in August. (A tradition proudly started last year!) Chanukah songs are much harder to come by in the dusty old LPs that I enjoy collecting, but I got lucky last week...'
Why Fidelity Xtra - 5
Since LibSyn can't be bothered to return my emails I might as well give up waiting and get on with it...
Here's the latest Why Fidelity Bonus Show and a hell of a show it is...nothing but the finest in slightly obscure and fairly eclectic listening.
Here's the playlist (which is also included in the download):
The month's almost over and I've only just gotten around to plugging Ernie (not Bert), bongolong land and A Christmas Yuleblog and their wonderful Christmas in July offerings. I've just started compiling my various podcasts and compilations for the coming holiday season (and by holiday season I mean Halloween through New Years) but I've nothing new to offer at the moment so please check out the above mentioned blogs, especially the
God Kringle-like magnificence that is Ernie (Not Bert) and, if you missed them last year, check out one or more of Why Fidelity's Christmas shows...
Why Fidelity 41: Another Beatles Covers Show
Download our 41st show and enjoy a dozen fine tunes originally made famous by the Beatles plus one Beatles tribute tune from the "Paul is Dead" school of music history.
Why Fidelity 40 - Moon Shots, an other worldly selection of Sci-fi sound waves for your intergalactic delectation:
Why Fidelity Podcast 39 | Twinkle Twinkle Little Starlets
Live from the Why Fidelity casting couch it's...
Why Fidelity 38 - Summer Fun
After a month without a working modem WhyFi is back with a show dedicated to those lazy hazy (or is it hazy lazy) days of summer. Enjoy!
Why Fidelity 37 - Some Girls are Badder than Others
Terrific compilation of sixties (and early seventies) pop obscurities - part of a mammoth collection but this is the only complete volume I have...
Lost Jukebox Volume 3:
- 1. L.U.V. (Let Us Vote)(Boyce-Hart)(Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, A&M 1031: 1968, A: Jimmy Haskell)
- 2. Sandy (Instrumental)(Wilkin-Cason)(Ronny & the Daytonas, Mala 513: 1965)
- 3. Empty House (B. Crewe-L.R. Brown-R. Bloodworth)(The Distant Cousins, Date 2-1560: 1966, P: Al Kasha for Bob Crewe Productions)
- 4. And I Always Will (Evans-Carder)(The Dynatones, HBR HBR-494: 1966, P: J.J. Jules A St. Clair Production)
- 5. I Care Babe (C. Smith)(Good Time Singers, Columbia 4-43561: 1966, P: Larry Marks)
- 6. Little Orphan Boy (J. Rhys-S. Sobran-M. Theodore)(Shades of Blue, Impact 1007: 1966, P: John Rhys, A: Mike Theodore)
- 7. Tabasco Road (Scott Turner)(Orville & Ivy, Imperial 66219: 1966, P: Scott Turner, A: Scott Turner)
- 8. Days I Will Remember (S. Palmier)(Stephan & Janis, Columbia 4-43912: 1966, P: Howard Roberts, A,C: Remo Palmier)
- 9. Come Into My World (J. Darrow)(The Harbingers, Columbia 4-44290: 1967, P: Jay Darrow, A,C: Arnold Goland)
- 10. Cold Girl (N. Sedaka-C. Bayer)(Bobby Sherman, Epic 5-10181: 1967, P: Stu Phillips, A: Stu Phillips)
- 11. Cherie (Leander-Mills)(James Darren, Warner Bros 7152: 1967, P: Dick Glasser, A: Al Capps)
- 12. The Boy Catchers Theme (Gladys Shelley)(Steve Clayton, Jamie 1335: 1967, Prod. & Orchestra Directed by Ray Ellis)
- 13. I Must Love Her (Schorr-Padell-Whalen)(The Garden Club, A&M 848: 1967, P: Larry Marks)
- 14. The Words (T. Dawes)(The Cyrkle, Columbia 4-44224: 1967, P: Charlie Calello, A: The Cyrkle)
- 15. Show Me You Like Me (G. Thodarson-B. Jensen-E. Bjornsson-R. Juliusson)(Thor's Hammer, Columbia 4-44348: 1967, P: John Simon, A: Dan Stevens)
- 16. Good Evening' Mr. White (Madara-Renzetti-Gilmore-Brian)(The Wreck-A-Mended, Bell B-713: 1968, P: Madara-Renzetti for John Madara Productions, A: Joe Renzetti)
- 17. Other Times (T. Northcott)(Tom Northcott, Warner Bros 7160: 1968)
- 18. Hey Mister (Marks)(Four Jacks and a Jill, RCA 47-9655: 1968, P: Ted Daryll)
- 19. The Boy I Left Behind (E. Forsyth-D. McGinnis(Tommy Faia & the True Blue Facts, A&M 945: 1968, P: Jim Economides for E.S.I. Productions, A: Don McGinnis)
- 20. If I Should Sing Too Softly (W.S. Tongue)(The Hello People, Philips 40572: 1968, P: Lew Futterman A Concert House Production)
- 21. I'm Not Gonna Get Hung Up About It (Sandy & Dick St. John)(Dick & Dee Dee, Dot 45-17145: 1968, P: Don Ralke-Dick St. John Productions, A,C: Don Ralke)
- 22. It's Over (Majic Ship)(The Majic Ship, Crazy Horse 1311: 1969, P: Majic-L Ent.)*
- 23. In Love (Jim Hesse)(The Road, Kama Sutra KA-266: 1969, P: A Rencor Production)
- 24. The Tree Dog Song (Ron Jones)(The Almond Lettuce, Capitol 2600: 1969, P: Leslie Burgess)
- 25. Sunny Honey Girl (Cook-Greenaway-Hiller-Goodison)(Fluff, DJM 70,020: 1970, P: Stephen James)
- 26. All I Wanna Do Is Touch You (Irwin Levine-L. Russell Brown)(David Cassidy, Bell 45,150: 1971, P: Wes Farrell for Coral Rock Productions, Inc., A: Wes Farrell))
- 27. World In Harmony (D. Kirwan-P.A. Green)(Fleetwood Mac, Reprise 0925: 1970, P: A Fleetwood Mac Production, E: Martin Birch))
Some greasy kid's stuff from once upon a time...
We begin this week's irreverent collection of religious themed tunes with a groovy cover of that golden oldie The Lord's Prayer by Sister Janet Mead followed by Don Ellis's take on Superstar from Jesus Christ Superstar. Then it's a rare track from the late Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, Paul Williams' Faust from The Phantom of Paradise, The Year 2000, a dark futuristic spiritual from Estelle, Jake Thakray's Remember Bethlehem, The Fool's Reincarnation, Doo Wop'ers The Velveteens Please Holy Father and we close with Half Man Half Biscuit detailing many of the Lord's strange and wonderful gifts to man in God Gave Us Life.
'I’m sure you’ve heard about it, but have you heard it?
You’ve wondered, you’ve almost picked it up as a joke at the Thrift Store, but even 50 cents seemed too much. Besides, your friends tolerated the Donny and Marie’s “Goin’ Coconuts!” purchase, but they would never understand this..."
Why Fidelity Extra #4 - Oui Fidelity
Our salute to classic French Pop...
Why Fidelity Extra #3 - Nwave
Here's a great example of why I started up this "Extra" series - these tracks just sort of came together as a show but really don't fit the Why Fidelity format.
With Why Fidelity Extra I can share diferrent genres of music without messing about with the classic Why Fidelity format. Nwave is a little bit New Wave/80's/Indie in nature with one great booby prize tacked on at the very end. Enjoy!
Link: PLANET X.
"Another rip from my own LP the very mod Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops play the Beatles.
So enjoy the Beatles as they are given the symphonic treatment years before the LSO did the same. It shows the genius of Lennon and McCartney and the enduring melodies that could easily have been written by classical composers. In fact Fiedler was one of the first establishment figures to champion and play the Beatles songs.
Sit back and enjoy a treat with the warmth that only vinyl can give."
"So what we have here are six songs that Elton John had recorded, sung in cheesy almost-Karaoke quality by the uncredited members of The Wild Honey Singers. Before each song, a woman reads the lyrics to us, and then invites us to read along as the song plays. Don't feel ripped off that half of the twelve tracks are this woman just reading to us. This is definitely the best part of the record. When she has to say "I ain't seen nothin' like him in any amusement hall," you can hear her struggling against her whiteness, and the urge to correct her grammar."
"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. "
Link: PLANET XTABAY.
"...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...'
Link: Why Fidelity.
We conclude our two part salute to Valentine's day with Show 30...
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!
Film info from Rotten Tomatoes:
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.
Link: Why Fidelity.
Because there's too much music for just one show a week we present Why Fidelity Xtra!
Xtra 1 Playlist:
Link: Scar Stuff.
An amazing array of sonic goodness at Scar Stuff.... Go check it out...now!
Link: Why Fidelity.
Part one of our two part tribute to Valentine's Day. This week WhyFy is for Lovers...
Link: These Records Are BenT!.
"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."
Link: The Needlebeard.
Nanette Natal - Yesterday Today Tomorrow
"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"...
also check out Space Debris' other new recomendation - Quimsy's Mumbo Jumbo.
"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. "