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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

MY HEART SKIPS A BEAT

by Cal Golden


GOLD STAR RECORDS
GS 701A
45 RPM


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Editor's note: this is a pretty scarce record from an equally scarce artist. Which may have something to do with him being in the square dance genre. Which didn't stop him from being inducted into the Square Dance Foundation of New England's Hall of Fame despite the fact that Mr. Golden was from Hot Springs, Arkansas. I didn't really delve into the matter much further than that but if you wish to there is an audio interview with the artist from 1997 on this page.

The song is what you'd expect of a square dance tune. Though, I will say with my limited exposure to that realm, that the second track is an instrumental in the way that a modern re-mix is an instrumental. That being, it includes the singing of the song title but is sans the "call" of Cal Golden.

Another of my McKay's Books finds for a mere quarter. I need more of these to stick in places when I don't have time between 10-12 hour shifts at work and traveling 1,500 miles over the weekend.

Monday, November 12, 2018

BLUEJACKETS ON PARADE

at the U. S. Naval Academy Center, Orlando, Florida


RAINBO RECORDS
3287
33 1/3 RPM


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: I'm not sure of the distinction between rudders and bluejackets or if there is no connection whatsoever but the disc came inside this sleeve so I posted them both. It was a 25 cent record procured from McKay's books in Knoxville along with a handful of others that just happened to coincide with the Veterans' Day weekend. Or maybe it's fate. It's not like I'm a rah-rah military pusher anyway. Not that I'm against the military I just think that it has been misused for the past 70 years. War is for complete destruction of the enemy and not a political chess match that saves lives while endangering our own. But I digress.

Monday, November 05, 2018

GEE, DAD!!!

by Ed Scofield with Tim Scofield, drums


ES RECORD PRODUCTIONS
ES-4646
STEREO
1971


SIDE A:



Up, Up & Away
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (5:07)
Early Autumn (3:07)
Hot Lips (2:22)
Meditation (3:05)
L-O-V-E (2:50)

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SIDE B:



(They Long To Be) Close To You (2:22)
We've Only Just Begun (3:27)
The Shadow Of Your Smile (2:36)
Wives And Lovers (2:59)
Mr. Lucky (1:15)
Goody-Goody (2:57)

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Editor's note: now this is a great record. Especially after the first track. It turns a bit space age amid the organ speak but not to Tomita-esque levels by any means. But it returns back to the full organ routine by the end of the first side and stays there most of the way through to the finish.

Asheville Citizen-Times, December 31, 1971

Sunday, November 04, 2018

1963 HELLENIC SING

by State University College at Cortland New York


ECLIPSE RECORDS
EC 4231
1963



SIDE A:



MARCH OF THE VAGABONDS - GAMMA TAU SIGMA FRATERNITY
CAMELOT - SIGMA RHO SIGMA SORORITY
MALAGUENA - ALPHA SIGMA SORORITY
STORMY WEATHER - SIGMA GAMMA PHI SORORITY
SPIRITUAL MEDLEY - NU SIGMA CHI SORORITY

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SIDE B:



MEDLEY FROM SHOW BOAT -  SIGMA DELTA PHI SORORITY
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT - BETA PHI EPSILON FRATERNITY
CARNIVAL OF MELODY - ALPHA DELTA SORORITY
IN AN OLD DUTCH GARDEN - CHI OMEGA EPSILON SORORITY
MEDLEY OF STEPHEN FOSTER SONGS - DELTA KAPPA BETA FRATERNITY
EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES - THETA PHI SORORITY

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Editor's note: this isn't one of the better recordings that I've posted but it is one of the rarer. No listing on Discogs makes me happy. It's botched sound makes it fairly undesirable as a collector's item but I suppose for somebody who went through the indoctrination of fraternity at the place it might be a sweet remembrance. Who knows. All I know is that it dragged on way past daylight's saving time and I konked out directly after it finished recording.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

STERLING BLYTHE SINGS

by Sterling Blythe


CROWN RECORDS
CST-203



SIDE A:



GHOST TOWN
LITTLE TOWN OF ST. MARIE
NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT
THREE MILES OUT OF TOWN
EVERYBODY KNOWS
LOVE FOR GOLD

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SIDE B:



HELLO SWEET THING
GATE POST
CABARET QUEEN
OUR FOLKS
GUNSLINGER

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Editor's note: to me this guy has a Johnny Cash sort of thing going on but which preceded the other? I don't know or really care. It's good for what it is. If I don't sound so enthused about the record it's because I listened to it two nights ago right before bed and don't exactly remember it. All I know is that I'm not listening to it again.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FANTASY IN PIPE ORGAN AND PERCUSSION

by Georges Montalba



SOMERSET RECORDS
SF-8400
STEREO
1959


SIDE A:



Danse Macabre (Saint-Saens)
Mazurka From Masquerade (Khatchaturian)
March Fantasy (Hunter-Emig)
In A Persian Market

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SIDE B:



Theme From Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov
Ritual Fire Dance (Manuel de Falla)
Polovtsian Dances (Borodin)

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Editor's note: this one is fairly hit-or-miss to me. I prefer the slower and more melancholy pieces over the symphonic marching band ones. Not necessarily because of the style but due to the genre it's being played in.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

YOU CANT FIGHT WHAT YOU FEEL

by Phil Fuldner Works


KOSMO MUSIC
KOS2003
2000


SIDE A:



You Can't Fight What You Feel (Full Show)

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SIDE B:

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION!

You Can't Fight What You Feel (Boogie Amped)
You Can't Fight What You Feel (Andy Fis Rework)

Editor's note: this is not what I'd normally buy but since I went thrifting before work and didn't have time to Google search before buying this is what you get. Either way I've never heard this or the musician before so it's obscure enough to me. Though I wish I had recorded the yoga album by Ruth Bender or the organ with percussion albums before this. But this is way shorter and I have things to do. Now you do, too. Well...you did. SIDE B is showing copyrighted and has been deleted by the host sight. Oh well.

As an aside, if you really care, the B side label shown is actually the A side and vice versa. At least that's what the wax scrawl shows. It just seems that they should be the other way around.

Monday, October 29, 2018

PETER PAN PEANUT BUTTER BRINGS YOU YOUR DAVY CROCKETT RECORD (minus the featured song!)

by The Sandpipers with the Mitchell Miller Orchestra


WONDERLAND MUSIC COMPANY
DF100
1950s


SIDE A:



I'm Lonely My Darlin' (Green Grow the Lilacs)

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Editor's note: the B-side, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, which was the real A-side on this record, as he was the boyhood mainstay of that era, was scarred beyond respectable playability. Thus, I didn't bother posting the scratched and skipping monstrosity. Somehow, you'll survive.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

IT'S THE GOING THING


by The Going Thing


FORD MOTOR COMPANY
XCTV-141133
1968
    

SIDE A:



The Going Thing
I Would Like To Get To Know You
Bossananny Medley
The Warranty Song
The Varsity Drag
Scarlet Ribbons
Tijuana Taxi
I Dig Rock And Roll Music

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Editor's note: if you enjoyed the Christmas Version of Ford Motor Company's late 1960s glee club rockers then you'll gladly add this to your mp3 collection. Yeah, it's just as bad and cheesy. Which is a good thing for record blogs such as this that have nothing of substance to add to your life.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

A SALUTE TO KROGER STORE MANAGERS B/W OLD MCDONALD HAD SOME SOUP

by Evelyn Knight & The Modernaires


RADIO RECORDERS
78 RPM


SIDE A:



A Salute to Kroger Store Managers by Evelyn Knight

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SIDE B:



Old McDonald Had Some Soup by The Modernaires

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Editor's note: obviously this is some kind of commercial promo for each company from the 1950s or thereabouts. The singing by the Modernaires seems really low when the raspy-voiced dude sings but maybe that was a thing then. Evelyn Knight had a handful or two of top ten hits and a couple number ones including the song featured here with altered lyrics, A Little Bird Told Me.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

THE AMAZING WORLD OF SHORT WAVE LISTENING

narrated by Alex Dreier


THE HALLICRAFTERS COMPANY
45 RPM
1959


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: I expected to be back much sooner but am also surprised that I ever posted here again because it's a lot of work. Thankless and mindless as it gives nothing of myself save for wasted energy spent. And for what? Had it not been for comments concerning the recent death of Danny Holley and my recent purchase of Obsessional Schizophrenia I may never have posted. I'm glad I did. Expect another short recording soonly.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEET THE ROAD B/W MELANCHOLY BABY

by Arthur Godfrey


CROWN RECORDS
BL 114/115
78 RPM


SIDE A:


WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEET THE ROAD

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SIDE B:


MELANCHOLY BABY

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Editor's note: I don't know squat about Arthur Godfrey except what I just read on the interwebs. Most of which detailed his radio and television work, lung cancer, Chesterfield Cigarettes, his fall from grace for firing an effeminate sidekick on the air and blah blah blah.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

A SWINGIN' SAFARI

by Billy Vaughn


DOT RECORDS
DLP 3458
MONO
1962


SIDE A:



A Swingin' Safari
(It's No) Sin
Born To Be With You
Alone
Glow Worm March
In The Chapel In The Moonlight

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SIDE B:



Sunday In Madrid
Love Letters In The Sand
Blue Flame
A Fool Such As I
Throw Another Log On The Fire
When The Saints Go Marching In

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Editor's note: as I approach 1,000 albums posted I realize how pointless this all is. It's being done from mania and not a love for the music. An hour misspent every day. I've already pretty much stopped buying records and save for the fact that I have about 100 sitting unlisted and un-listened to I probably wouldn't be posting this. Maybe the mood will change. It better by Monday because I only have one more LP in queue.

Friday, May 25, 2018

ANIMAL TALK

narrated by Jack Lippert


SCHOLASTIC RECORDS
SCC 18208
1972


SIDE A:



Rooster
Hen and her chick
Goat and her kid
Chimpanzee in the zoo
Cougars in the zoo
Indian elephant in the zoo

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SIDE B:



House wren
Pig frog and cricket frog
Croaker
Drum fish
Dolphin
Humpback whale

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Editor's note: this is what it purports to be and is quite good with the animal sounds. It's a bit short but these are obviously geared to younger children with short attention spans who would bore of a full-length LP. Luckily, we are immature enough to have the proper attentiveness to enjoy and digest this in whole and still ask for more.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

KINGS OF THE STEEL GUITAR

by Pete Wade, Leon McAuliff, Herb Remington, Jenks Carmen


PICKWICK RECORDS
SDLP-627
STEREO
1965


SIDE A:



PETE WADE

Original Twist

LEON MCAULIFF

Orange Blossom Special
Columbus Stockade

HERB REMINGTON

Sweetnin'
Yes, He's Gone

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SIDE B:



HERB REMINGTON

A Light Touch
Big Dance at the Windmill Greasin'

JENKS CARMEN

Hilo March
Kahila March
Hillbilly Hula

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Editor's note: this is another one of those twang dang doodle guitar-slinger specials that is worth the price of admission whatever the cost may have been. What do you figure a buck or two back then. It hasn't held up well to inflation cost-wise but the sounds are more than a bargain. Although musically it's not a companion piece to the Hits Made Famous By Country Queens the covers definitely share a kinship and probably were designed by the same person or firm.